Friday, January 30, 2009

Words That Inspire - Good Info For Brides

Cameron Carpenter of "3 Oceans Entertainment" gives the bottom line financial accounting of DYI music for your wedding.Is it really a savings that is Valuable to you? Read his blog entry to find out how to get real value for your entertainment dollar.
Cameron 3o

An i-Pod Wedding

Monday, January 26, 2009

A Message about Bogey

Hello Friends ~

Jeff and I wanted to let you know that this weekend we sent Bogey on his next adventure. He lived with Lymphoma for about 7 weeks before needing to go on the next stage of his journey.

Each of you throughout the years that gave him a pat on the back, a hug, threw a gave him a bit of joy that he passed on to the next person he encountered...even now he is wagging his tail and smiling at the thought of you.

To all of you who have been our support system through the last 8 weeks thank you. Every bit gave us a moment of peace that we were able to extend back to Bo.

Please know that he did not suffer, the day before was actually one of the most high energy and happy days he had during chemo and even to the end he was wagging his tail and spreading his very special brand of love to everyone he could.

We're choosing to celebrate his life and hope you will, too. Your love helped shape the remarkable dog that he was.

In appreciation and love

Marcia and Jeff
(and Zuri, too)

My Photo in Arizona Bride magazine!

I'm so bride Danielle did such a beautiful job planning her wedding that one of her images was used in the current issue of Arizona Bride. Here is the proof the editor sent me.

Arizona Bride...on newstands, now.

Friday, January 23, 2009

New Feature! Favorite Blog Entries!

Aren't Blogs great? So many good ideas so readily available. As a new feature, Friday's blog will be "Words That Inspire". Here is one of my favorite bloggers, Katie Kokott of The Savvy Event. Her entry regarding post bridal session fashion is so funky and fun. Be sure to check back each Friday for more tips for your best wedding.

"Day After Bridal Sessions"

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Economic Stimulus Plan!

Did you watch the Inauguration yesterday? Were you as inspired by the feeling of hope as Me? To celebrate the new presidency I have a special offer for you, that very special bride.

Check out the Coupon below. It's your ticket to 20% savings on your wedding album. Print it, check out my website, call me and let's see how we can make your wedding photography dreams come true. Dates are going fast, so be sure to call now.

Looking forward to meeting you soon!

Monday, January 19, 2009

101 Goals in 1001 Days - The Next 10

81. Do an Arizona Winery Wedding!
82. Photograph an Indian Wedding
83. Take an interesting community college class that's not photo related
84. Attend a Dick Sutphen Seminar
85. Develop a camping checklist and have everything inculding pantry ready to go for
spur of moment truip
86. Photograph Wild Horses
87. Go to Phoenix Art Museum
88. Go to a Suns Game
89. Do a charitable gesture (like helping in a food kitchen)
90. Market myself in Grand Canyon for summer weddings

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Products From Photos

I love making new Thank You Cards for myself. Here is the latest. Do you have a wonderful image to share like this? Notecards are a wonderful way to show your appreciation and show off your favorite images.

Monday, January 12, 2009

101 Goals in 1001 Days - The Next 10

71. Eat dinner in at least 4 times a week for 3 months
72. Take a road trip to New Mexico
73. Photograph 10 High School Seniors
74. Develop a marketing plan for 2009
75. Go to Boojum Tree open house once amonth for 6 months
76.Order pens for business
77. Market myself in Rim Country for summer weddings
78. Get Motorcycle License
79. Send Anniversary Cards to past clients
80. Go to an Arizona Winery

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

My Contest on Facebook and How You Can Win

I had so much fun running our first contest on our studio page on facebook! I will be sending out as many of the prizes as possible over this week and next. If you are a winner, please do contact me to arrange pick-up or mailing of your prize.

The love is going to just keep pouring out all year...I've decided that I would like to show my appreciation more often, so I am going to run more contests, maybe even once a month! So, here's the deal. If you are a facebook studio page fan or a newsletter subscriber, you get one chance for each contest. Both? you get two chances. Want more? each person you refer who joins either the newsletter or studio page (you have to tell me you did it) throws your name in the hat once again.

You can find the newsletter sign-up on our website (on the contact page) and by scrolling down to the bottom of this blog...I am also going to figure out if I can put a sign -up section on my facebook profile and our studio page which is Marcia The Art of Photography on FB.

Hope to see you win soon with Marcia The Art of Photography!

BTW, Goal #52 Run A contest on Facebook, check ;-)

Monday, January 05, 2009

101 Goals in 1001 Days - The Next 10

61. Implement Surveys and gather client feedback at various points throughout the
customer experience.
62. Re-organize office.
63. Go to Center for Creative Photography
64. Create a photo book for Jeff of the family
65. Get Chairs for gallery
66. Walk one of the dogs once a week for 3 months
67. Make emergency bags for each of us (decided after friend lost home in SB fire and
got out with only some underwear and the cat)
68. Ride a mule down the Grand Canyon
69. Have a BBQ and Bocci day while the winter lawn is good
70. Have Ken and Paula over for dinner