Wednesday, January 1, 2014

As this year is coming to an end, I want to thank all of my wonderful clients for choosing me as your photographer and allowing me to capture your moments. I am honored to see past clients return and to have met so many new clients this year as well. It was a pleasure to photograph all of you. 2013 was one of my busiest years yet and I have my incredible clients to thank for that. I'm looking forward to 2014 and another great year watching your children grow up behind my lens. Happy New Year!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Snow Globe Photos

Get your photo inside a snow globe! Ask me for details.  Prints available, Also cards or a digital file to do as you please with.  

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Business Hour Respect

Business hours are set in place for a reason, and yes my business hours do vary from day to day, depending on appointments or other obligations.   My business hours are posted on my website as a guideline for times I am available for photo sessions, it doesn't necessarily mean times I am available for drops offs or pickups.  I always send out a message on pickup times when orders arrive.  I have asked politely numerous times not to come during non-posted/non-available hours, but I feel as though I need to send out a reminder again.  Just because I run this business out of my home, does not give people the right to stop in unannounced at all hours banging on my door.  You like to clock out of your job right? Well so do I.  This is not only where I have studio photo sessions, but this is also my home, where my family is.  I feel that it is unacceptable to stop in unannounced during non-available hours, knocking on my door, which clearly has a closed sign in place, especially when I sent out a message stating I was not available for the day at all.  I am growing tired of this line being crossed,  as people have been stopping in unannounced at all hours, including 11pm, which is completely unacceptable.   This also goes for phone calls as well.  You have 30 days to order prints from your gallery.  If you have questions, you have 30 days to ask.  Please don’t wait until the night your gallery is expiring and continually call me to ask questions.  I’m not a doctor, and I’m not ‘On Call’ when it suits you.  I have hours for a reason, I ask again for everyone to please respect that.  Thank you.  MHP 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

{G} Family Portraits

  Gorgeous location, and more importantly, gorgeous family! These guys are always a blast to photograph.  Till we wrapped up the session it was getting pretty dark, and yet they somehow managed to find my lens cap in their yard, which must've fallen out of my camera bag and I didn't notice at the time.  Thanks guys for an awesome session! 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

{H} Family Portraits

I caught this gorgeous little doll having a silly moment during her photo session... and I just loved everything about the image, from her eyes, her expression, and even her tongue poking through her teeth haha!  What a cutie!  Lock her up now dad, she's gonna have all the boys knocking on the door someday soon!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Why do my edits take so long to be completed?

So why are your edits taking {what seems like} forever?  This isn't like your local walmart or sears studio where you get plopped down, have a few pictures snapped and then go into the next room where they throw some basic adjustment on the image like b+w or vignette and voila, you just spent a bunch of money on junk images that took them no longer than 15 minutes for your session and the edits.  This is custom photography.  I take my time with your session.  I want your session to be unique and fun.  And I also want your final images to be beautiful. Once your session is over and you head out the door,  I begin the uploading process from my camera to my computer.  I then cull through your images, choosing the best ones, and duplicates, blinks and unflattering poses get tossed.  After I have culled through the images is where the magic begins.  I adjust lighting, fix blemishes, sometimes I need to remove something or fix something in the background of your image that we didn't notice at your session.  Sometimes an image is almost perfect straight out of the camera, other times an image has great potential, but it needs a lot of tweaking to make it perfect.  Sometimes I spend 10 minutes on an image, other times I've been known to spend an hour editing, enhancing and perfecting an image.  Also keep in mind that you are not my only client.  I go in the order of sessions, so you may be 5th on my list to edit.  I completely understand that you are excited to see you images complete, and I'm excited for your too.  I know it was a great session, I know there are some fantastic images in there, I know that sneak peek I posted for you just made you even more excited, but please be aware that it will take 10-15 business days to complete the editing process for regular sessions, 30-40 business days for all specialty sessions like newborns, seniors, events, etc.  And asking me every other day if your images are done yet doesn't make me move faster, I wish it did, but it doesn't.  it actually takes time away from my editing, as I'm answering constant emails about how much longer the edits will take.   I'm a photographer, a business owner, and a full time mom as well.  Don't worry, I will notify you as soon as they are done with all the info you need to log onto your gallery so you can view your images and share the gallery with your friends and family.  Trust me, your pictures will be worth the wait, you will love them!

Friday, March 15, 2013

House Photography

I got the pleasure of photographing a house for a local contractor for his website again.  The houses he builds are gorgeous, and I loved going in, walking around and dreaming of my next house (I have lots of ideas pinned onto my "dream house decorating' board on Pinterest. =)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Little Mr. {D}

This little guy is so much fun, and he's so photogenic, 
I always have a hard time only picking a few to highlight.