Thursday, April 1, 2010

:: New Blog::

Hey everyone! Thanks for all of your support and following me & my little stories~ Come over and check out my
NEW BLOG HERE!!'s been nice knowing you but we must part ways.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

:: Senior Rep Model Search! ::

If you want to be a senior rep, it probably means you want to get your photos taken spring of your junior year, or the summer! I will accept my reps starting in January and ask that they complete their session before the start of the school year (cut-off date is August 1st, 2010). 

What's a senior rep?

Each year I pick a handful of Senior Reps from high schools from around the Cowlitz / Clark County area. I only accept 2 reps per school. These reps receive a FREE 1.5 hour photo session ($150.00 value) and $30.00 print credit in exchange for telling all of your fellow students about the amazing services provided by Heidi Haden of VeLvet OwL Photography!

How can you spread the word?

The more you can promote me on your facebook/myspace, the better! Make a photo album with the FREE digital proofs I give you. You must use one of your photos from our session as your profile pic through 2011. I will also give you a limited supply of promotional postcards to help you spread the word.

What are some of the perks?

Each person you refer that books their session~ gets you a $20 print credit. Refer FIVE people and you get $50.00 cash back!!For every 5 clients you send our way, receive $50 cash! The booking senior MUST mention YOU when booking for anyone to get credit. These are just a few of the Senior Rep perks - email me today to ask about senior rep availabilities in your area! Who knows, maybe a senior rep pizza party will be in order once in a while :).

Is there a catch?

Well, sorta... If you are selected to be a Senior Rep and you don't refer a minimum of two seniors to me by March 2011, you will be required to pay your $150 session fee. However, with a little work on your myspace/facebook and by handing out some of your photo business cards, this shouldn't be a problem!

Additional Information.

Each model signs an exclusive contract (meaning you can not be a senior rep for another photographer)
Each model also signs a model release form w/ parent or gaurdian signatures if not 18 yrs old.
** Give out brochures, postcards, business cards
** Get mailing list together for NEXT year Seniors (name, address, phone) and get to me by March 2011.

Think you are up to the task?

Awesome Opportunity right?
All you have to do is send me an email at  ASAP with the following information:

■your name
■current high school
■photo of yourself
■any activities you're involved in at school
■any information about yourself and your interests (music, books, tv)
■why you want to be one of my senior reps

I look forward to hearing from you! Remember I will only accept 2 students from each school, so what are you waiting for?? Get to emailing!

(PS. Don’t worry if you are a graduating senior class of 2010 & reading this. Many seniors still get their pictures done right up until June (graduation)!

Monday, March 29, 2010

:: Dramatic B&W ::

This weeks challenge over at I Heart Faces is Dramatic B&W photos. Here is one from this last weekends Spring Mini Sessions of Mr. Elijah aka "Mr. Serious". :) He is SOOOO adorable! Everyone should go on over to the I Heart Faces website and check out all of the other fabulous entries for this week!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

:: Spring Mini Sessions Round #1 ::

Okay so yesterday we had dream weather for our first round of the spring mini sessions!! Thank you to everyone who came out and had your pictures taken with "Bun-Bun Bunny"! Here is a mixture preview from all 5 sessions ~ If you want a Spring Mini Session of your own, I still have 5 available spots for THIS Saturday April 3rd. Please email me for additional information!

**Drawing for Sweetie Bees Clothing will take place Monday, April 5th for all of the participants in the Spring Mini Sessions!!**

Thursday, March 25, 2010

:: Afternoon At The River ::

What an awesome sunny afternoon we had yesterday~ perfect opportunity to head down to the Woodland Bottoms and play with the girls. This was the babies 2nd time to the beach where they actually could try out the sand for themselves. Brooklyn had gotten used to the sand and she loved it but Reese wanted NOTHING to do with the dirty texture, she seemed very uncertain and didn't want to leave her little blanket of safety! I think she hated the feeling- well our sand isn't the nicest around, it's actually pretty rough, so I'll give her that. HAHA the blanket ended up being a babysitter :). Lainey had fun just getting dirty and building a little "sand castle" (big pile of wet sand). The hardest part was trying to keep Brooklyn from eating ALL the sand and rocks on the beach!  Anyways I thought I share our little relaxing afternoon with you.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

:: Rockin the Studio ::

So here are my 3 daughters and my sisters 3 daughters ~ what fun we had dressing them all up and changing backdrop & props in the studio! Girls are so great, and it's a good thing we think so- this family has so many!! :) Here are some fun shots. Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

:: My Lainey Girl ::

Okay, so this week over at I <3 Faces they are focusing on angles, and while I have tons of different archived pictures to choose from~ I decided that since it is such a beautiful sunshiny afternoon, and I have such a beautiful little 3 yr old model (the twins were napping) that I would go out and shoot some fresh shots. I absolutely die when I see this picture- my big girl growing up so fast. She is beautiful, and I love all 3 of my beautiful daughters SO much.

This is a fun angle to try out ~ I was low on the ground, almost laying down flat, and she was looking down at me ~ It's not as apparent with only one person as the subject but this shot works really well (probably better) with a group of people, juts to get a fun, different perspective.


Head on over to the I<3 Faces website and check out all of the other fun "Angle" entries!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

:: Young Love ::

Cute couple.  We had beautiful weather for our shoot in the Pearl District this last week. Here is a sneak peek of their engagement session ~ I wish you both the best in your future together.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

:: Girls Night {Red VeLvet Party} ::

Wow. What an amazing party this weekend! Let me tell you,  Red VeLvet Parties are where it's at! These parties are perfect for birthdays, bachelorette parties, or just because.
I had such a blast photographing these amazingly gorgeous women. They are mothers,daughters, sisters, cousins, aunts and nieces coming together to celebrate and have a good time ~ with a good ole' fashion girls night out! Such a blast. I absolutely LOVE this type of photo shoot! Great times & great memories were created. Thank you girls for being my first group of Red Velvet Women :) I hope you enjoy these as much as I do..... Be prepared for an enormous post, there was no paring it down....I loved them all!!