Friday, March 22, 2013

Bunny Wrangler - Amanda

2010 Bunny Encounter
I’ve been lucky enough to know this young lady for 4 years now… and  thought you may want to know a bit more about who wrangles the bunnies for my live bunny photos at Easter, otherwise known as the Bunny Encounter.

Meet Amanda!

 Amanda started in 4-H when she was in the 4th grade. She currently belongs to the Tumalo Community Club and raises both rabbits and pigeons. You can find her at the Deschutes County Fair – where she is happy to take you on a tour of her animals!

When asked which animal she prefers to raise – she replies,
“hmmm… I don't know which one I like to raise more honestly I like to raise both rabbits and pigeons.”

Amanda plans to go to COCC to complete her basic courses and then on to OSU to major in graphic design. She also wants to become a 4-H leader to give back into the program.

In case your family is thinking of bringing home one of these adorable bunnies this spring, Amanda offers the following advice:
Thoroughly research the animals before hand to see what you are getting into and don’t forget that clean cages, fresh water, and good food makes for a healthy happy rabbit.

2011 Bunny Encounter

2012 Bunny Encounter
2012 Deschutes County Fair

Don't forget - you can get your OWN bunny encounter pictures this year! Schedule today!
Space is limited! Full details on the Bunny Photo Sessions HERE.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Don't put off 'til tomorrow - the photographs I can capture TODAY!

Just because you're moving tomorrow - doesn't mean you can't do a family session today, right?

Capturing family photographs can be as simple as hiring a photographer to drop by and take some pictures. At least that's MY style of photography. Now, granted, my dear clients had some adorable clothes already picked out for general spring use (in fact, their 5 year old asks every time Mama buys a dress - "Is this for Kimberly?") - but she wasn't afraid to invite me over, the day before they move out of town, to capture their family - and their youngest's first birthday pictures.

While backgrounds, props and studio lighting can result in beautiful photography (and I DO create those types of images as well, to be sure), sometimes just hanging out at home, in your own element, will create real-life memories of your children's childhood. Known as Lifestyle Photography, these folks will look back on these images in 5, 10 and 30 years, and remember what it felt like to be a family. They'll remember what it felt like to live in this house - even though a few of these kiddos are too young to remember vivid details. They'll be able to look back on the photographs and FEEL their childhood. I've been told time and time again - being able to take pictures in your own home is very relaxing and easy for the kids to feel comfortable.

I love that.

So, in the end, don't put off til tomorrow - the photographs that I can capture for you TODAY.

You won't be sorry.