I have never been in the presence of anyone so famous in all my life, and although I'm not one to get starstruck, I must admit, I oscillated between giddy joy and nervous concern. The gentle man quickly saw right through my busy worker exterior, and assured me I'd been good enough this year, and had no need to worry.
Now, although I couldn't resist sharing pictures, you must understand that these are a gift for Mrs. Claus, and so we must be very careful not to spoil the surprise! Oh, children...he is every bit as kind and good as legend goes. And his laugh, you can't help yourself but laugh, too! If you happen to see him on December 24th, mention how handsome he looked in his pictures, and let him know how humbled I was to be in his presence.
Thanksgiving is always such a special time to slow down for long enough to look around and see the blessings around you. I am so thankful that we enter this holiday season with a spirit of thankfulness.
I would like to extend my gratitude to my special clients of this year. I celebrated births, graduations, milestones, and fleeting precious moments of time with you. It has been my pleasure to get to know you, and capture a moment of your life as art. And for future clients, I look forward to you joining in the Saclolo Photography family. I believe in what I do, and am excited to offer special savings for gifts that will be treasured for a lifetime.
A set of 25 (single print) 4x6's is especially available for $60, or a set of 25 (single print) 5x7's for $75.
Any print in any size is available buy one get one free. If you didn't order a print with your original order, now is your chance to order one for yourself and receive one to gift to love ones this holiday season.
Any session can be booked at half price or any session can be booked at regular price with a print credit issued for the full amount ($100 session will receive a $100 print credit, etc.) Sessions must be scheduled for now through April 15, 2010.
Studio gift certificates are available at 30% off in any increments. Or, give a special package certificate with a Petite Session with 5 digital images or 10 gift prints for $250. Gift certificates and Petite Sessions can be redeemed through 2011.
These specials are available through Sunday November 28, and must be paid for by Monday November 29. Email your your orders or any questions!
May this holiday season be filled with the reminders of the everyday gifts we are surrounded by!
And of course, what is a post without at least one picture, and this is one of my favorites of five minutes I had before a client arrived, and I practiced with Bella! For our sweet family far away, if you wonder what Bella is like....this pictures sums her up! No words needed!
Miss Melissa and Natalie travelled down from Pineville MO to play in the leaves with me. We found a small field of the last remaining autumn color and I had fun with some divinebacklighting! Hope you enjoy your sneak peek. Come over and join me on Facebook if you want to see more!
A few days ago, we headed out to Horseshoe Bend on Beaver Lake for a session with this gorgeous family in the lovely natural surroundings we have here in Northwest Arkansas as they wanted to share their new home with the friends and family in the Northeast.
Hope you enjoy your sneak peek, and I look forward to next week together. Come on over to facebook to see some more .
Sometimes, when I begin a session without meeting someone, it can be a bit nerve wracking. Kind of like a first date if you will....will we connect, will I sense their true personality, will the family be on board with our ideas. I know I can take a good picture, but my desire is to capture a piece of that person, their true self, forever. This takes more than a good camera, great light, or nice scenery. It takes more than nice clothes, great hair, or posing. It takes a vulnerability with the camera. It takes the ability to look into the camera as though you are looking at yourself in the mirror, and examining pieces of your soul, bit by bit. This is difficult for many...well probably for most. Some are embarrassed, some don't know what is needed, some are too guarded. I'm sure there are a million and one reasons. So, much of photography is waiting. Waiting for the protective film to lift away from the eyes, and the true self to shine through.
I hope I have caught some glimpses of Kyle, because in the short time I had with him, it became evident he is someone to know. Full of energy, confidence, and thoughtfulness, it became quickly apparent that he has so much to offer the world as he prepares to enter it.
And his Mom, Stacy...so quick to smile and laugh, and obviously fiercely in love with her kids. Her pride literally makes her glow.
Cool people. I like my job.
And here he is...congratulations Kyle, may you have an amazing senior year!
Last month, I had the pleasure of shooting the Arts Live Theatre production of Night of the Living Dead. The screen adaption was kid friendly for the young group of actors, and what a fun production it was right before Halloween. Here is a sampling of their performance, and to see more, come visit me on Facebook. Although this show has finished it's run, their next production, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory opens this week.