Thursday, March 31, 2011

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Suzanne and I met through a mutual friend while I was a talent agent (my previous career) many, many years ago.  Thank you Suzanne for being so loyal to me all these years.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Constant Contact 2010 All-Star

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For the third year in a row Constant Contact has made me one of their All Stars. I love getting this recognition every year.

Constant Contact looked at criteria including the following when selecting this year’s All Stars:

• Frequency of campaigns
• Open, bounce and click through rates
• Usage of social features
• Mailing list sign up tools
• Use of reporting tools

I am pleased to say that I am one of 2010's top performers and most prolific user of its email marketing and social media marketing products.

Click here to view the Summer 2010 newsletter.

Sneak Peek - Engagement Session at the Terranea Resort

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Sneak peek of my engagement shoot at the Terranea Resort

More to come..........................  

Friday, March 25, 2011

Miss Elizabeth Taylor

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Wednesday was a very sad day for me and for the world. The divine Miss Elizabeth Taylor passed away. There will never be anyone like her. Ever. From her beauty, to her determination, to her humanity.

Elizabeth Taylor once said:

My personal philosophy of beauty is to always believe something wonderful is about to happen.

Ironically I watched the film GIANT for the first time because of James Dean, not Elizabeth Taylor. The film isn't a perfect film but you cannot deny it's an epic film. A couple of years ago A&I had an exhibition of Frank Worth's images shot during the filming of GIANT and an accompanying book of these images entitled AMERICANA. I absolutely treasure this book.

In the beginning of the book there is a two page spread of contact sheets. Oh how I love contact sheets. They tell you so much. The eye of the photographer, how they tell a story, the film they used and in this case one of the cameras Mr. Worth was using that day, a Rolleiflex, of course.

Frank Worth wrote:

Jean-Luc Godard once famously said that cinema is truth twenty-four frames per second, but George Stevens' Giant is more than this, it's myth twenty-four frames per second, over three and half hours of playing time. From the first frame to the last, this is fact is simply undeniable; Giant is American myth it its grandest, most operatic, and purest sense of the words.

Thank you Miss Taylor and thank you Mr. Worth.

For information on the book and how to purchase it, click here.

It Made My Day

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Sometimes you receive something in the mail that just makes your day. My second cousin Becky sent me these books that she knew I would love having. And she was so right. Thank you Becky.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Great Video of A Soolip Wedding by Film Foto Fusion

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A Soolip Wedding // March 6, 2011 // Los Angeles from Film Foto Fusion on Vimeo.


Sometimes it can be so hard to describe A Soolip Wedding to someone who isn't from Los Angeles or who has never attended the annual event. The video that Jerry Verdin and Max Young of Film Foto Fusion put together represents what the event is about so well. I now send friends and family a link to view the video on Vimeo and my attempt to use words to describe it just isn't necessary anymore.

If you blink while watching the video you'll miss seeing me and if I had known they were shooting me working on talking to guests of the event or setting up my booth trust me I would have hidden from their view. They were so subtle that I didn't even realize they were there shooting me.

Thank you Max and Jerry.

Friday, March 18, 2011

An Old-Fashioned Girl at Heart

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I guess you can tell from this blog entry that I'm an old-fashioned girl. I love classic linen bookcloth wedding albums and Polaroid film (which I still have in a limited supply of course).

I created these three albums for the A Soolip Wedding event a couple of weeks ago. I'm proud to add these albums to my repertoire of albums to show to brides to be.

Check out Mark & Jennifer's beautiful Catalina wedding album.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sweet Accordion Book

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While I was in Las Vegas at the Annual WPPI Trade Show I found some great new products.  This was one of my great discoveries in Vegas and I call it the Sweet Accordion Book.  It is such a great way for me to say thank you to my clients.  I can't wait to create a bunch of them this year.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

My Booth at A Soolip Wedding

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As promised, here is what my booth looked like at A Soolip Wedding on Sunday afternoon.

For this show I premiered new proof boxes and new press printed books in beautiful linen bookcloth, plus a sweet little accordion book.  Happy to say that I already had all the props for my table.  All those scavengers hunts at local flea markets and antique stores across the country has paid off.

Thank you Kara Frans and Jen O'Sullivan for these images.

Monday, March 07, 2011

A Soolip Wedding and My Photo Booth

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A Soolip Wedding yesterday was absolutely amazing.  Guests of the show loved the photo booth and I think this slideshow proves it.

Any bride and groom that books a wedding with me this year gets the photo booth included in their wedding photography package.

More about the show and my booth tomorrow........................

In the meantime enjoy.

You can also view the slideshow here.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Rayko's 4th International Juried Plastic Camera Show

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I am honored to be once again in the Rayko Plastic Camera Show in San Francisco.  The opening is this evening and the show is open through April 30.

My image "Mysterious Hollywood" was shot with a Holga with a Polaroid back and Polaroid 672 film.

It's always fun when two dear friends are also in the show -- Aline Smithson and Noelle Swan Gilbert.

Wish I could be there tonight.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Photo Booth Set Up at A Soolip Wedding

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Not only am I going to be an exhibitor at A Soolip Wedding but attendees of the event can have their photo taken at my photo booth.  These photos will then be posted on Facebook and then emailed to you to use as you like.

What is the booth going to look like?  Well I think this blog entry gives you a little bit of an idea.............

Until then................

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Sneak Peek of New Item Being Revealed at A Soolip Wedding

2011 is going to be an exciting year for many reasons.  I am adding new items to my wedding packages and this is one of them.  It will be revealed this weekend at A Soolip Wedding.  Keep checking the blog this week for more reveals.


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