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Saturday, September 22, 2007


Ok - here's what I did for our girls last year!
I CAN'T believe how much they have changed...

I laugh everytime I see this image because all I can think about is how Fable was SO worried that Ever was going to tee-tee on her! And eventually she did :) Ever couldn't really sit up very well yet and I kept telling Fable : "even if she tee-tees on you - PLEASE do not let her go!"

These tags are two sided so you can have and image or two on the front and then your names on the back. This will be one of the design options this year.

I wrapped all of our presents in kraft paper, red grosgrain ribbon, a silver snowflake stamp and these tags. This year, I'll probably do something with a bright green. Fable has already suggested that I use a single image of her, then an image of them together and then a single image of Ever...

Of course I will follow her creative suggestion :)

Hope you like it!

more tomorrow :)




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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Christmas Card Info!

Ok - here we go!
Below is pricing for BULK prints for you to make your own cards, and pricing for CUSTOM CARDS with envelopes. I've also included pricing for GIFT TAGS. You can use any image from a 2007 Session.

Tomorrow I will post an image of the GIFT TAG that I did for Fable and Ever last year!

4x6: 50 prints - $125 (additional sets of 25 available)
5x5s: 50 prints - $125 (additional sets of 25 available)

(pearl or watercolor paper)
5x7 flat cards with envelopes :
first set of 25 - $100 - additional sets are $75
5x5 flat cards with envelopes :
first set of 25 - $100 - additional sets are $75

5x7 folded cards with envelopes :
first set of 25 - $150 - additional sets are $125
5x5 folded cards with envelopes :
first set of 25 - $150 - additional sets are $125

5x5 trifold cards with envelopes :
first set of 25 - $200 - additional sets are $175

GIFT TAGS: (pearl or watercolor paper)
50 for $75: 2x3.5 Gift Tags: printed full color on both sides
(We will have a few design options to choose from for this product)

If you can't get in before our Christmas deadline, then set up a Session in November or December and receive some special incentives - I'll tell you about one of those tomorrow!

A :)

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There might be only 95 days until Christmas but there is only 5 until HALO 3...

For those who care.

Halo 3, the most anticipated game of the last 2 years, launches midnight September 25th.
I think this ad is quite brilliant.

Music by Frédéric Chopin's Raindrop Prelude (Op. 28, Prelude No. 15 in D-flat major)


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Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Ok - I know it's hard in SEPTEMBER to think about candy canes, hot apple cider, the smell of cinnamon, Starbucks peppermint mocha in the red cup, Christmas trees ( ok I could go on forever....)

BUT there are only 96 days until Christmas and that means things are starting to getting crazy at ARP :)

Here are some deadlines that I really need you to keep in mind if you would like to give images as Christmas gifts or have us design Christmas cards.

· Must be photographed by Friday November2nd
· Must have your order placed by Friday November 16th

I've stretched these deadlines out to get everyone in so there's really no room to budge. We don't have very many appointments left for September and October - so if you would like to schedule one - call as soon as you can.

I will be squeezing in MINI-SESSIONS for clients that just want a quick Session for CHRISTMAS CARDS and GIFT TAGS (I'll be posting about these tags tomorrow!) The MINI SESSIONS will last 30 minutes and are are $45(plus tax). We will do a quick Phone Consultation to plan the Session.

If you can't get in for a Session before the deadline, don't forget that Gift Certificates are always a GREAT gift.
We can create one just for you!!

I have so much more to post so please check back daily. I don't want you to miss any of our holiday news!

gift tags
( I did these last year as a test for myself and I loved them.)
custom Christmas card pricing
(we will create exclusive designs for you )
bulk print pricing
(incase you would like to create your own cards)

more tomorrow!!


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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Branded By Redemption

Sunday morning I had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful group of young women with a passion for something that is of extreme importance to me. This group is called Branded by Redemption, and these young women are being allowed to go into some Desoto County schools to speak about "purity." I personally have been struggling with the fact that so many young women today do not see themselves through realistic eyes. The don't realize how beautiful they are - inside and out. Every time I photograph a young girl, my MAIN mission to help her feel beautiful.

1 Peter 3: 3-4 “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight”

Jeff and I believe that this is such an amazing ministry and it needs help!
We plan on getting involved in any capacity that they need us. Having two girls of our own, we want to do everything we can to help young women of today realize that they are beautiful and loved.

You can find out more about Branded By Redemption at:

They are speaking Friday night at Horn Lake Middle School - so keep them in your prayers!!!!
They will speak and have live music - they have their own worship band - how cool is that.

These young women are pretty amazing!!


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