Thursday, July 31, 2008

Fizzy, Whirly, Wonderfulness!

I had the most wonderful experience last night! I went to a seminar! ...huh? Yes, a photography seminar.The Austin leg of The Free To Succeed Tour by David Jay and Jasmine Star. Sound fun? I know, I felt the same way going in. "These two are great photographers. I'm sure what they say will be helpful, informative, and educational. Can't go wrong with learning a new thing or two."

What it turned out to be was one, big eye (and heart) opener. I can't say I ever cried at a seminar before, but I'll admit it, I cried during Jasmine's talk. It just hit me - a deep connection to one of her experiences. It resonated with me so much, that tears just came. It totally took me by surprise. Is this still a "seminar"?

What began with DJ and Jasmine's encouragement and simplistic yet profound insight continued to follow me throughout the night. I didn't get much sleep. =) I couldn't help it! I was so excited and anxious and ...everything all at once! I could feel things buzzing in me that hadn't "buzzed" in a long time and I didn't want that feeling to go away.

So I am writing this post for me. To keep me honest. To keep me real. What I learned from DJ and Jasmine is something I want to take into my photography and beyond. It's a new way of thinking and living. And I really want to remind myself over and over again just how this fizzy, whirly wonderfulness feels - until I can make it my own.

Thanks for listening to me. =) I appreciate it. If you happen to be a fellow photographer/ creative mind, check out the tour site for the city nearest you. If you're able to get to one of their seminars, go! It was the best thing I've done for myself and my future in a long, long time.

(I'd like to say hey to the ladies I met last night! Grace from Corpus Christi and Courtney from beaubaby right here in Austin. I hope you came away with as much inspiration as I did. Keep in touch!)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

{new product} Coffee Table Books

Look what showed up on my doorstep this morning! Isn't it cute? As soon as I opened the package, I knew I had to take some pics to show everyone. Look! You can see my dot cover through the bag. ^_^ More dots! More dots!

This is my first coffee table book sample from my new vendor. They are available in several sizes and in hard or soft cover styles. I decided to create a little 5x5 soft cover to showcase my portrait images. This book is really perfect for gift-giving or as a brag book. I like framing one picture on each page so your book has a clean and modern look. Of course, you can choose your cover from several designs and shades. I just couldn't resist the polka dot yummy~ness. To round out the presentation, every book comes packaged in a cloth bag to protect the book.

This lil'guy is just the first of several new samples arriving this summer. I'll post more as I receive them! Yay, new goodies!

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!


Friday, July 11, 2008

Karin + Giles Gallery is Up!

Hello, everyone! For those who have been waiting patiently for Karin + Giles gallery, I'd like to announce that it is official up and running! Head on over to my Clients site to view it. Enjoy!