Ducks & Bunnies Portraits
Our most popular portrait event of the year is back! The Ducks and Bunnies Limited Edition portrait sessions will be March 13th-16th outside our studio. The 30 minute sessions are only $49 for up to six family members of all ages!
This event sells out EVERY YEAR, so you want to reserve your session before its too late! To reserve your time, just call the studio at 850.339.5799 with a Visa, Mastercard or Discover card number to take care of the session fee. Discounted print packages are available at the order session starting at $199. Individual prints can also be purchased at our normal print prices.
We have been so blessed this year and have received so many honors and awards for our work. I am personally just in shock and I am so honored by it all! One of the most exciting surprises this year was when the Professional Photographer Magazine asked to do a feature on our studio! So, we got everything ready and then we had to wait six months to make the big announcement! If you know me, you will know this was absolute torture! I can NEVER keep a secret!
But, after all the waiting I am thrilled to share the spread that is in the January 2014 Professional Photographer Magazine!
I am overjoyed to announce that I was named the 2013 Tallahassee Photographer of the Year and that Olyn was named to the Top Three Tallahassee Photographers by the Tallahassee Professional Photographers Guild (TPPG). Of all the awards we have won, these really mean the most. These awards are based solely on the quality of our images as judged by our colleagues. Each month, we compete in a print competition where local Tallahassee photographers vote to select the best print in eight separate categories. We also compete in a formal competition that is scored by a panel of three trained photographic judges. The results of these competitions is what determines who is the Tallahassee Photographer of the Year.
This is the third time I have won the title, with Olyn winning one of his own as well. We have also been named to the top three several times. These awards are ones we display proudly in our studio as they are so humbling to win. Tallahassee has so many amazing artists who belong to TPPG and we feel so honored to not only be in their company but to have their respect for our work.
We first joined the Guild in 2008 and instantly realized what an amazing local resource it was. Through TPPG, we have learned more than we ever thought possible about art and business, we have made enduring friendships, we have given and received support and guidance and we have celebrated the successes of so many in our community. It is truly a family that loves, supports and guides its members through an ever-changing industry.
From many newer photographers, I often hear them express fear and hesitation of joining the guild or of entering print competition. I know its easy to sit on this side of the situation and scoff at that fear, but I completely and totally understand it. I had sweaty palms walking into my first meeting. I thought no one would want me there. I thought I would throw up when I entered my first print in competition. I thought I would die if anyone critiqued my work and pointed out the flaws. But… the most shocking thing happened- I was welcomed. I was encouraged. I was mentored. I received guidance.
The impact TPPG made on my art and my business is undeniable. Now, I stand on the side of the long term guild member and want to invite new members to come to our meetings, join our ranks and partake in this awesome resource that we have available! I promise we won’t hurt you, we won’t ridicule you and you will be welcomed with open arms!
Now, if you have managed to read this novel of a post, let me share some of the winning images from this awesome year!
I was so thrilled to see Kelle and Josh again! We photographed their wedding a few years ago and they came in this week to celebrate some great news! Kelle just graduated with her MSN and passed her boards! What better way to celebrate than a quick cap and gown graduation session? Congrats again, Kelle!
Sweet little Juliette was back in the studio for her latest baby plan photo session! She is just over three months old and absolutely loves to snuggle. She was not a huge fan of being laid down by herself, but gave me the biggest smiles when her big sister got to hold her!