Maternity and Family pictures!
I had the pleasure of taking photos for this amazing restaurant in LeClaire, Iowa for their new menu. Can’t wait for it to come out! Also got to sample a couple of these dishes and OMG YUMMMMMM!!! Definitely will try more!!!
I’ve known the Reinheimer family for 11 years. I had the pleasure of taking Nick’s Senior Photos. I always think it’s fun to keep some memories to look back on in questionnaires.
Good luck in your future endeavors!
I’m a senior at Rock Ridge High School.
Favorite Subject: Welding
Accomplishments: Carrying on traditions my Papa left
College Plans/Future Goals: Marine Core-MOS: Metal Working
Activities: Welding, Shooting, Having a good time with friends
Dream Job: Cattle Rancher in Texas
Hobbies: Wood/Metal Working, Video Gaming
Unusual Talent: Can do free hand drawings
Favorite Fictional Character: Jax from Sons of Anarchy
Favorite Place You’ve Ever Been: New Orleans
Favorite Band/Artist/Song: Guns N’Roses, Sweet Child o Mine
3 Things I Can’t Live Without: Open Road, My Best Friend, Freedom
My Friends Would Describe Me As: Straight Forward Free Spirit
High School Memories: Putting a chair in the bed of my friends pick up truck, while we sat on it he did burn outs in a senior parking lot.
My Favorite Part of Senior Pictures: The pictures were taken on our family farm that i’ll have years to come even if the place is sold later in life the photos speak the memories we had on the farm.
I’ve known the Valle-Riestra family for 13 years. I had the pleasure of taking Jei’s Senior Photos. I always think it’s fun to keep some memories to look back on in questionnaires.
Good luck in your future endeavors!
Over the past few hours since I posted the last blog, I have gotten some very wonderful advice on both my website and plans for a new studio.
I have some more serious revamping to do including moving my boudoir work to a completely different website. And working on my marketing to bring in the amount of clientele I want to justify having studio space.
It was truly enlightening to gain this perspective.
Was it what I wanted to hear? No. But sometimes what you want to hear and what you need to hear are completely opposite.
I will not be taking the studio space.
What I will be doing is implementing the very valuable marketing advice I received to bring in new clients.
Don’t discount the power of Facebook discussions. Thank you to the people in the business groups I am in for your advice, commentary, and feedback. It made a world of difference!
I will be posting a new blog with some of my marketing advice next week! Stay tuned!
If you would like to know some of the tips I got or advice I received, leave me some comments below and I’ll gladly answer any questions you have!
They say that something will come along that makes you understand why nothing else ever worked out.
I found this to be true with my son. My life took a completely different turn for the better after I had my ray of sunshine.
I found this true again when my husband found me in the least likely of circumstances. He’s my soulmate.
I’ve been at a crossroads with a career. While I’ve tried dozens of jobs, photography just seems like the most important part of my career path.
I LOVE showing others their timeless beauty and documenting their life through portraiture.
I’ve been trying to break into the administrative career path to no avail. No results.
I’ve been stuck in a dead end janitor night job for 3 years. While it does offer some perks, it’s not where I want to be.
I tried going back to school for computer technology programs. And I couldn’t keep my mind off photography.
Recently there was a for rent sign at a local shop. It seemed so tempting that I couldn’t help but to call. I met the owner of said shop and was blown away. It is absolutely perfect for a photography studio. My studio. Where I want to be. Doing what I love to do. For the right price.
No other job has worked out. My efforts to break into a different career have not been successful.
What is stopping me?
Me. My lack of faith in myself to make this work. I crunched the numbers and if I had more faith… I could make this work. I would have to do it full time. And that scares me. Having to rely on my own abilities scares me. The thought of losing that much money and failure…is scary.
My current marketing efforts haven’t been very successful either and that is very important since I need to have established clients to make it work and I currently do not. I have honestly put photography on the back burner while trying to pursue alternative careers.
I believe this is my calling.
What would you do?
Would you take the leap of faith and go for it? Or would you stay on the straight and narrow safe path until a more secure possibility comes along?
Let me know in the comments!
On 7/26/16 I had the pleasure of working with the beautiful model Mallory J. She needed a small urban set for a magazine. So we did a VERY quick session at the court in the “Village of East Davenport.” I hope one of our photos gets picked to be featured in the magazine! Let me know how it goes Mallory!
You can find other works of Mallory J here:
Once again I had the pleasure of working with the lovely and talented Ms. Hendricks! We decided on an outdoor session this time. Downtown Davenport offers some amazing views to showcase such a gorgeous woman! Here are some of the results from our photo session.
She’s now part of KMT.
The Family Next Door
When I was just a sweet little teen girl, a new family moved next door to my dad’s house. While my dad was building on his back deck my curious mind kept checking over the fence to the hustle and bustle of the new family moving in. I remember my excitement when they had kids!!! Two awesome boys to be exact! One was just a year older than me and the other just 3 years behind. I finally got to meet them after some time. We all became great friends and have shared years of adventures. While our lives have sent us on many different paths, occasionally we cross paths and it’s always fun! I had the pleasure of photographing their family last weekend. Here’s a few of the spectacular portraits I got!
Recently I had a session with a very lovely new client. She told me about some struggles she had with health issues and weight loss. She wanted to see herself the way others did, and a way to feel beautiful. I said have no worries, you came to the right place! We had a fantastic time and her images came out absolutely gorgeous!!!! I had the privilege to get an interview from her as well as her product reveal. Check out below for the insight!