Friday, May 23, 2008

Help Needed

Before I had Henry, I used to walk dogs at the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland. It was a great experience and one I'm looking forward to resuming once Henry is older (no, he can't do that with me). I am still plugged into their volunteer system and just received an email about some of their upcoming events.

June 1st they are having a Kitten Shower (second item) at the ARL. They are trying to gear up for the seasonal influx of kitties by raising money and collecting goods. May 27th through June 30th they are waiving adoption fees on all special needs cats and cats over the age of ten. Cats ages 1-9 will have a special adoption fee of $25. Apparently they have a lot of cats at the shelter, so if you have been thinking of adding a new feline to the family...

They are also in need of any spare blankets or towels that you may have. Now you have an excuse to buy plush new towels -- the animals need your old ones!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Loving Popham Beach

Laura and Rusty had one of their first dates at Popham Beach so it seemed fitting that we take their engagement photos there. I thought we would have the place to ourselves and got a huge surprise when I pulled into the parking lot to find it full of cars (with Bates College stickers on them). Apparently Bates College was having a huge beach party that day. The beach was wall to wall barely dressed college students (meanwhile I was wearing jeans, a sweater, and a jacket). The winter was not kind to Popham Beach and the tide was all the way in so there wasn't a lot of beach, but we managed to find a quiet corner to take pictures. If you haven't been to Popham Beach, it's worth the trip because it's beautiful.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Surprise! A Slideshow

Last summer Steph and Brian decided to get married. Only they didn't tell anyone. Instead they invited their families to a "family reunion lobster bake" at a winery in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. They surprised everyone with a romantic wedding ceremony set in the fields that over look the water. The day for me started at a charming inn in Newport and ended with the unveiling of the night's feast. It was an unforgettable afternoon. Check out the slideshow to see for yourself.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Sign In Book Design

Here's a link to the layout for the sign in book. It starts with a shot of the front and back cover, and all of the pages are double page spreads except the first and last page. Guests can sign in the white areas as well as on top of the faded images. You can also customize your book to include suggestions for your guests like "Give us advice for a happy marriage." The sign in books come in different sizes. This one is a 7x7 with 28 sides and costs $199. Oh, and your version won't have my name emblazoned on the front like this sample (it's there on this one because it's a sample for me). I hope to have the printed book by mid-June so if you want to see it in person just contact me to set up a time to meet.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

New Slideshow

I ran into some trouble when I was FTPing slideshows to my server but that's now fixed (cross your fingers). You might remember Karla and Mike's wedding. Here's the slideshow.

Recession Buster

I know wedding planning has already begun for many of you 2009 brides and grooms. No doubt it's challenging to budget for such a big event when the economy is such a mess. I would like to help ease the financial crunch and reward you for starting so early. Book a 2009 wedding before the end of this June and receive 20% off the cost of your package. If you book an album package, in addition to the 20% off I will also create a custom book for your wedding guest to sign using images from your engagement session. This book has a $199 value and is 7x7 or 7x10 with 28 sides.
These offers cannot be combined with any other offers.

Contact me to check availability and for more information.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Henry and the new camera

I've been having way too much fun with my new point and shoot camera. It's small and easy to use, and it has all sorts of cool features. It's also fast to turn on and doesn't have a long lag time between shots which makes taking pictures of Henry a snap. If you are in the market for a new camera, I highly recommend the Canon SD1100 IS. It comes in lots of different colors, too.