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Happy Holidays!

December 24th, 2009

To each and every one of you – no matter what you celebrate – have a GREAT and safe holiday season and a fantastic 2010! Thanks to all of my clients for a 2009 that exceeded every expectation of mine – and for building a 2010 that already at this point in time will be […]

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To each and every one of you – no matter what you celebrate – have a GREAT and safe holiday season and a fantastic 2010! Thanks to all of my clients for a 2009 that exceeded every expectation of mine – and for building a 2010 that already at this point in time will be even better – and there’s more to come!

Here’s the Christmas card that my husband, Jim, and I sent out to friends and family. We set up this shoot on a COLD evening a few weeks back with our airplane, a 1947 Cessna 120. 

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See us at the KC Weddings Bridal Spectacular at the Overland Park Expo Center!

December 15th, 2009

This will be SDP’s first bridal show! Come see us in booth 928. Offers and goodies galore. We’re in a pretty prominent spot – when you come into the exhibit hall through the main doors, our booth is immediately to your right against the front wall! Easy peasy. Stop by and say hi! Also, coming […]

 

This will be SDP’s first bridal show! Come see us in booth 928. Offers and goodies galore. We’re in a pretty prominent spot – when you come into the exhibit hall through the main doors, our booth is immediately to your right against the front wall! Easy peasy. Stop by and say hi!

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Also, coming up (more soon!) we’ll be exhibiting at the Topeka Bridal Fair January 23-24 at the Topeka Ramada. More to come!

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Piropos and Shana Vaughn Designs

December 9th, 2009

Last weekend I went to Piropos’ Parkville private dining location to shoot the facility all set up for a holiday party. For those of you who don’t know, Piropos is my favorite. restaurant. ever. The food is FABULOUS. I wish I were independently wealthy…I’d eat there weekly. It’s just that good.  The main restaurant is […]

 

Last weekend I went to Piropos’ Parkville private dining location to shoot the facility all set up for a holiday party. For those of you who don’t know, Piropos is my favorite. restaurant. ever. The food is FABULOUS. I wish I were independently wealthy…I’d eat there weekly. It’s just that good. 

The main restaurant is located at the shops at Briarcliff – and the original restaurant in quaint and historic Parkville remains as a private dining and special event facility. Hello brides? Need a GREAT space with OUT OF THIS WORLD food? Look no further. And the restaurant’s manager and events coordinator, Rachel, is about as good as they get at what she does!

While we are talking about people who are good at what they do, Shana Vaughn at Shana Vaughn Designs did the floral arrangements for the below pictured event. One word – GORGEOUSSSS! Shana works regularly with Piropos and her business is also located in the Briarcliff Village shops. Again, brides – need beyond fabulous flowers? Here is another great vendor to put on your list!

I’m very excited to work with these ladies in the future!

Without further adieu, here’s some images from the weekend.

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Shanna, Brayson and Lindsey: Kansas City Family Photography

December 6th, 2009

Yesterday Shanna brought her family up for a shoot. We wandered the countryside in “God’s Country” – at least for as long as we all could stay warm. That wind would cut right through ya! The light was absolutely gorgeous and it’s one of the things I like about winter shooting – the sun is […]

 

Yesterday Shanna brought her family up for a shoot. We wandered the countryside in “God’s Country” – at least for as long as we all could stay warm. That wind would cut right through ya! The light was absolutely gorgeous and it’s one of the things I like about winter shooting – the sun is much less harsh than it is in the summer when it’s directly overhead. I ALWAYS have clients tell me “we’ll do x shoot or y shoot in the spring” but honestly, winter is a GREAT time to shoot! I think when you see these photos you’ll agree. We can work around the barren trees quite well – and the neutral tones of the land are really nice.

Guys, thanks for coming out and I hope you love these! And Brayson, I hope your soybean field-induced allergy attack was over with quickly!! 🙂

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Good Lord, the light!
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How photogenic is this bunch??
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This girl can work it out for the camera!
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I think this is what induced Brayson’s allergy attack. 🙁 Sorry, dude.
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A little playtime to WARM UP. Brrr.
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The Holiday Sale is here!!

November 27th, 2009

And it’s a good-‘un! 25% of ALL print products from now through December 10th. Which means, for all of you who have been saying “you know, there are still photos I want to order….” well, your procrastination has paid off! 🙂 How do you take advantage of the discount? Well, go to my main site […]

 

And it’s a good-‘un! 25% of ALL print products from now through December 10th. Which means, for all of you who have been saying “you know, there are still photos I want to order….” well, your procrastination has paid off! 🙂 How do you take advantage of the discount? Well, go to my main site and click “client proofing” – and browse through the event or shoot you’re interested in, select your items, and when you go to your cart, enter “SDPHolidaySale” into the coupon box and apply the discount. Voila, savings! 

A lot of you probably received this in an email. I DO NOT LIKE SPAMMING but I do send these holiday sale emails once per year. In the future, (like as soon as possible!) I’ll be creating a newsletter that you can sign up for at the top of this very blog, which will feature specials and news for those of you who wish to receive them. In the meantime, there are various news items in the sale ad below (same as was emailed out) – not only do we have the 25% off print sale, but I’m offering FREE ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS to those of you who book weddings by February 15th! Email for details! Also, I’m now offering gift cards starting at $25, which is great for those family members and friends who have been wanting a print, or even a shoot done.

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All kinds of products and goodies for 2010…yay!

November 24th, 2009

…and more will be coming! My long-awaited product guide will be finished and linked on the blog and website this week, and will feature detailed information about all of the products that SDP offers. Below are some photos of a few of our samples – albums, prints, canvas wraps. And, we’ve got MORE samples coming. […]

 

…and more will be coming! My long-awaited product guide will be finished and linked on the blog and website this week, and will feature detailed information about all of the products that SDP offers. Below are some photos of a few of our samples – albums, prints, canvas wraps. And, we’ve got MORE samples coming. MORE wedding albums. MORE canvases. MORE print options and MORE ideas for the seniors, and families….smaller albums to suit these types of sittings. I’m so excited!!

To start things off, here is but a bit of what we can do for you.

Prints and canvases
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SDP offers many different print options. Not only can you have your enlargements printed by our SUPER lab on everything from matte photo paper to metallics, textures and even elegant art paper, but they can be mounted to a number of substrates such as styrene (a dense, rigid plastic-like material) and foam core. Adding these backings makes your enlargement much more durable and will help it stand the test of time. Of course, it’s hard to show the various paper options in a photo – so schedule an appointment to see for yourself!

What we can show are our canvases. The finishing is superb and there are lots of options – from types of hanging hardware to backing, depth of the canvas frame (1.5″ and 2.5″ are available) and finish. These are ready to go right on the wall, with the image wrapping completely around the sides of the frame. Truly a conversation piece.
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Albums
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We realize that not every budget allows for a slick flush-mount album. So SDP offers THREE different grades of albums. All of these albums are available in multiple size options and with numerous cover styles – everything from leather to linen to image wraps. The standard album in our product guide is priced with 15 spreads (30 pages) and an image-wrap cover. Options are priced as add-ons to this standard album, including cover options, different sizes and additional spreads.

We’re pretty proud of our flush-mount albums, and our printer delivers product SUPER FAST, compared to other suppliers. This is the “album option B” available with some of our wedding packages.
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Super thick, UV-coated, archival interior spreads.
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Nearly indestructible cover.
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Our next option, our mid-level option, comes from the same supplier as our flush mount. The pages, while still thick, are somewhat flexible compared to the completely rigid flush mount pages. They lie perfectly flat, and the color reproduction is incredible. This sample is shown with the optional dust jacket.
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Our final option is our most economical. Pages are hinged at the binding to lay flat, and are a heavy coverstock weight. They can be UV coated for additional durability for an additional charge. This particular sample is laid out as a guestbook album with blank spaces for wedding guests to sign (engaged couples, here’s a GREAT idea for your engagement sessions!) with a leatherette cover. The image wrap cover (as with the previous two versions) comes standard with this option. This album is “album option A” in SDP’s wedding package descriptions, and is also a great option for guestbooks and senior and equine session albums among many other uses!
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Hinged interior pages
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More products coming soon – and as always, email me with questions about these or any of our other products!

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Pardon our (main website) construction!

November 13th, 2009

For regular visitors of my main website, you are going to notice a BIG change. To reflect the massive growth of my business in the wedding, engagement and portrait areas, I am changing my equine site over to a senior and portrait (yes, including equine portraits, I’m not abandoning you horse folk completely!) site. Right […]

 

For regular visitors of my main website, you are going to notice a BIG change. To reflect the massive growth of my business in the wedding, engagement and portrait areas, I am changing my equine site over to a senior and portrait (yes, including equine portraits, I’m not abandoning you horse folk completely!) site. Right now if you click on the “senior and portrait” button you’re going to get a site that is in various stages of reconstruction, and for a while will largely feature my equine work. I hope to have this project completed in the next 24 hours, and then, the wedding website will be undergoing a facelift with updates to the badly neglected galleries. It’s wonderful to be caught up! 🙂

And for those of you who have asked or who are bound to ask, I AM still going to be doing equine and farm shoots – please visit the portrait section of the new site for more information on this, or email me for an information sheet. I will also still be doing a handful of USDF dressage shows next season – as much as my wedding clients will allow, that is – they’re pulling me away! 🙂

Have a GREAT weekend!

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Bailey B: senior shoot

November 10th, 2009

We had a definite Plaza theme running this past weekend, and it continued on Sunday with Bailey’s senior shoot. This girl can work. it. out. I was bummed that the sun went away PRECISELY as we arrived for the shoot – but the light was beautiful regardless, and we shot right up ’til dark. Isn’t […]

 

We had a definite Plaza theme running this past weekend, and it continued on Sunday with Bailey’s senior shoot. This girl can work. it. out. I was bummed that the sun went away PRECISELY as we arrived for the shoot – but the light was beautiful regardless, and we shot right up ’til dark. Isn’t she absolutely, stunningly BEAUTIFUL????

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