Friday, July 31, 2009

Green Wedding Friday - Ollie The Trolley's Gone Green!

Any time you can transport a group of people at one time you save gas, pollute less, and have an opportunity for a little party. I'm all for that and that's why Ollie The Trolley has always been one of my favorite suggestions to couples planning multiple locations on their wedding day. Now the nice people at Ollie have gone one

Bio-diesel is sustainable because it is regrown instead of just taken from the earth. It supports our farming industry and runs cleaner than diesel, emitting less sulfur dioxide,carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and particulate matter. It even helps lengthen engine life as a natural lubricant for moving parts. The best part? Those ugly fumes coming out of most buses that we choke on? No it smells like fried food!

Congratulations to Ollie The Trolley for making the decision to help sustain our planet while making mass transportation for events a party on to itself.

P.S. Ollie The Trolley is now a part of our Great Green Vendors List, helping you qualify for a rebate on your wedding photography available through Marcia The Art of Photography.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Found on Facebook - Wedding Photography Article from Seattle Bride

Gotta love Facebook. A whole community of people finding interesting information and passing it around.

This is such an interesting article. How many of you are considering asking a friend to photograph your wedding to save money? Seattle Bride found a very good amateur photographer and had him shoot side by side with the pro's. He was blown away by the difference and graciously shared the experience in Seattle Bride Magazine.

Before asking your friend with the great camera, take a look at this...and while you're at it, let me know what you think. Always love your comments and this is the perfect subject for some lively dialogue. Let's chat about professional wedding photography.

Seattle Bride Magazine

Friday, July 24, 2009

Green Wedding Friday - adorable little vegan shoes

Is this too cute??? I found these little heart flats at Couldn't they go too well with a hot weather mini gown or a big phoofy princess dress? And the best part? They go with jeans on your honeymoon!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Update! Great Green Vendors Page Now Ready For You!

I finally got it done! There is now a link on the blog with links to eco=friendly vendors. Look up on the red nav bar and click where it says Great Green Vendors. You'll find Arizonans that care enough to offer green choices for you.

Soon-to-Be-Marrieds: Hire any two of these along with me and receive a rebate on your wedding photography. Already hired vendors with green practices not on my list? Let me check them out. If they fit our criteria they get on the list and you get the rebate, as easy as that!

Event Vendors: If you promote green weddings and are in the Phoenix market contact me, let's talk. I'd love to be able to include you in my rebate program.

We all need to do our part to reduce our carbon footprint, don't you think?

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sneak Peak - Our Gorgeous 2010 High School Senior Spokesmodel Rebecca

Rebecca is our newest spokesmodel and did a great job of showing what she's got during her casual portrait session. We'll be doing a very special fashion session soon, but here's a sneak peak at how she has fun. We're now booking senior portraits, ask about our 2-1 special limited sessions through 8-15 only.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Green Wedding Friday - New Wedding Albums!

I'm so excited to present these gems! IRISbooks are from Canada and are eco=friendly! I love the robin's egg blue that I am showing here, and they also offer black, cream, red, green and taupe. The linen covers are gorgeous as are the marbled endpapers featured in their upper lines. Check it out:

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Saying Good-bye To Michael

For many years the little community I lived in was also Michael's community. Neverland was just up the road from us and while I never met him personally, Michael Jackson was our neighbor, a constant quiet figure in our comings and goings.

Back in the beginning, I did photography for a small non-profit that Michael was very good to. It was his nature to be generous and the children that this charity helped had experiences to last a lifetime. Our community knew him and Neverland as a giving person, a giving place. As the years passed by, the King of Pop would sometimes quietly pop into a gift shop in downtown Solvang but more often was just privately a presence in the valley we called home.

I'm now in front of the TV celebrating his life, just one of the millions around the world who grew up to his music, his immense talent, the love he shared through his genius. Michael, as a little boy you sang I'll Be There" and I know you will always my heart and soul, as an artist, fueling my passion for music, as a philanthropist, teaching me responsibility to those with less around me, as my neighbor in a little rural valley we both called home.

We Have A Winner - Sarah, Where Are You?!?!?

Last Friday I ran a contest for a free engagement session and almost immediately I got a winner...Sarah was very excited. So excited that she didn't leave any contact info! Sarah, if you are reading this, please contact me so that we can schedule your free session. You can contact me through my website or if you want to leave your contact info as a comment on the blog, I promise I won't publish it.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Friday, July 03, 2009

Freebie Friday - Win An Engagement Session

Ok, spread it around to all your soon to be married friends...It's Freebie Friday! The first couple to comment on my blog wins an engagement session from Marcia The Art of here's the fine print:

Engagement Session location is Scottsdale, AZ only.
Engagement session must be completed by August 15, 2009

What you get:
Pre-Session Consultation
Engagement Session
Viewing Session to select your images
Personal Website
3 Artist Choice watermarked images to use on to share with your family and friends
1 5x7 of your choice.

Book your wedding with us with in one week of viewing and receive a very special bonus.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

A Little Something For You

Back home July was a time of picnics, treats, my favorite cupcakes. This month's desktop image is just delicious. Can't you almost taste them? Please feel free to download and enjoy.

Keep checking back for new images. Sometimes bridal, sometimes something different, but something always for you.