Monthly Archives: December 2010

merry Christmas | sacramento photographer

May your Christmas be filled with magic…and the true miracle of the season.

bright and bold | sacramento photographer

I love color. If you’ve followed my blog for any amount of time (or even if this is the first time you’ve been here) I’m sure you can see that I just adore bright, bold color. And large amounts of it at that.

So when I asked my husband if he thought it would be fun to do a green and teal peacock themed tree for Christmas, I know he wasn’t surprised at all. “Yeah, that sounds right up your alley.” But I can sure tell you that he was surprised when the idea for a small decorated table-top tree quickly turned into a dining room covered entirely in colorful feathered goodness. I was amazed at the amounts of peacock / Christmas decorations there are out there. And I was so pleased when I entered a local craft store to find an entire 8 foot tree dressed in peacocks. I’m not the only one that adores those bright colored birds.

I knew I had to document this room in all its peacock splendor¬†1) because I love it and 2) because I don’t know how long my hubby will agree to let me keep it decorated this way. So glad he’s such a good sport and humors me and my decorating adventures–even if it is only through the holiday season.¬†I am by no means a wedding photographer, so pictures of details just aren’t my specialty. And while I typically stick to portrait work, but I must say, I had a great time getting some of these macro shots.

’twas the 9th of december | folsom photographer

‘Twas the 9th of December and all through the house, not a computer was plugged in, not even the mouse.
The orders were packaged and ready for mail, everything was processed–including that last final sale.
All sneak-peeks were posted and galleries shown, all prints and CD’s were on their way home.

A glass of wine in my hand and slippers on my feet, I had just settled down for an evening treat.
A night without levels and curves and raw files, no sessions to edit, no cloning in smiles.
My work was all done, all sessions completed. And now in front of the TV I was seated.

What show should I watch? What shall I do? It took me a moment and just then I knew.
Up from the couch I flew like a flash, and into the office I ran with a dash.
Onto the chair I landed with a flop, opened up that folder on my computer’s desktop.

Just one more image, just one more edit. I had to do it, I wouldn’t regret it.
“What are you doing? I thought you were done?” called my husband, wondering why I had run.
“I’ll be there in a minute, I have one thing to do,” as I opened up Photoshop I guessed that he knew.

A photographer’s work is never completed as was made evident by where I was seated.
The desire to design and drive to create is something that is every photographer’s trait.
So even though my “work” may be done, I’ll continue to snap and to edit for fun.

So here’s one more image for 2010, though I’m sure there will be more between now and then.
Because I love what I do and I’m blessed beyond measure, here’s a photo of one of my life’s greatest treasures.
Merry Christmas from the Squires, it’s been a great year. Thank you to everyone who helped get me here.

500 fans, 500 hours, 500 dollars | sacramento photographer

The fact that 500 people “like” me still amazes me. When I started my facebook business page I was sure it would just be my close friends and family that would “like” me out of pity. Okay Megan…we’ll humor you. And I still remember the first time someone “liked” me that I didn’t know. I think I may have actually done a little dance. They like me, they really like me!

So now I’m up to 500 fans and it’s time for a celebration. What better way than an amazing offer? I thought I’d have a little fun with this whole 500 thing, so for the next 500 hours (which is about 3 weeks for those that don’t feel like doing the math) I will be offering all of my sessions along with a CD of high resolution images (typically 20-25 images per session) for just $500 + tax. That’s right both the session and the digitals for $500. Right now you can only get all of your digital images when you purchase my largest package which is $750 (not including the session fee).

So here’s the scoop–to get this deal you have to be a fan. After all, it’s in celebration of reaching 500 on facebook. Your session can be for any date in 2011 and must be secured with a 50% deposit. So if you’re a graduating senior and are wanting to get your portraits done, be sure to snag a date. And if you’re pregnant and due in 2011, don’t miss this. Trust me, you’ll definitely want all of your digitals of your newborn baby. Or if you know that you’ll want your family portraits taken at some point in 2011, be sure to contact me.

This is also a great idea for a Christmas gift and I have gift certificates available, so be sure to contact me as soon as possible to secure your 2011 date and $500 deal! And a big thank you again to all of my facebook fans! I couldn’t have done it without you!