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Wow, It’s About Time………

I apologize wholeheartedly that I haven’t written a blog entry in quite a long time.  I’ve kept my facebook up to date, but my blog has suffered terribly.

Since my last post, I have designed new gift certificates for the studio!  Let me know what you think.

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Happy Birthday Quinn!!

Today was an absolute joy for me. One of my first newborn clients is now one year old.  What a joy it is to watch these little ones as they grow up.

 

Quinn came into the studio this morning.    Boy did we have some fun!

 
Quinn has had my column in at least one portrait from each session her first year.  Since they’ve all got something in common, at the end we can combine prints from different sittings.

Another column shot

Quinn, now age 1 year old, standing next to a canvas of HERSELF as a newborn taken last year in my studio.

Awwwww……

Just Quinn, and my garden bench prop.

Quinn is now starting to walk.

And then came the birthday cake!  mmmmm

Dig in!

 

I adore this shot!!

 

In each first birthday session at my studio….I tend to get this “pose” at least once with the cake. 

 

 

This is all that was left of that cake!

What a day!

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Paisley Saddles Up!

What a wonderful week it’s been.   I’ve had a studio full of precious little newborns!   Honestly newborn appointments are my absolute favorite.

A lot of people ask me how I get the shots that I do with the little ones.    Baby, and mom/dad can count on being in my studio for 2-3 hours.   We work on baby’s schedule.   If baby needs to stop and eat, we stop.   I have a big soft rocking chair that mom or dad (and sometimes grandma) can sit and feed the little one.   It is a very different experience than going to a chain photo studio.   Baby and mom/dad are not rushed in and out.   They have my full attention while they are with me.

I wanted to share one of my favorite images from today.   Little Paisley came in to my studio today.   Almost 1 year after her little cousin Quinn made her debut in my studio.   A canvas of Quinn graces my studio to this day.   Paisley came in today with a saddle.   This was a first in my studio, but I’m loving the results!   Jamie, thank you for trusting me with your precious little one today!   What a joy it was!
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Here’s something to think about from today’s session…..
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I love my new photo handbags! And WHAT’S THAT? OH…..it’s a belt buckle. Just a sneak peek into my newest product line. PHOTO JEWELRY! More details to come soon!

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Congratulations Gigi and Martin!

Yesterday I shot my first wedding of ’09. What a pleasure it was to be part of Gigi and Martin’s day.

Gigi and Martin were married in a small Nazarene Church in Ivanhoe, a little country church, with limited venues for outside shots.

Some things are starting to bloom around here, but we weren’t going to find any lush green landscape anywhere close. While driving to the ceremony location a week prior to the ceremony, I passed this amazing walnut orchard. The trees were very mature and for lack of a better word, pretty “gnarly”

I made plans with the bride and groom to kidnap the wedding party from the ceremony site to head to this orchard before sunset.

Most of the wedding party thought I was nuts……but I’m pretty happy with the results! I’ll post a few more of my favs in a day or two!
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INTRODUCING NEW PRODUCTS!!

I am SO excited to announce that Heather Dunn Photography will be adding new products to our line! Check back every couple days for the product launch announcements here in my blog!

The first line of products I am launching is a line of custom handbags featuring images from your session with Heather Dunn Photography. Available products will include leather wallets, backpacks, diaper bags, luxury leather purses, and much more!

Contact me for product pricing information!

Here are a few sample product images!

 

The first three bags feature images from a recent newborn shoot at the studio….

All leather trim with substantial hardware upgrades introduce you to a well sized bag with a snap closure containing a full length zippered divider pocket.  The liner also includes a 7″ zipper pocket, 2 slip pockets and a lobster claw key clip.

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Built with an easy to open snap closure as well as cell phone, mirror and smaller zipper pockets, the Creel Bag has plenty of places to keep all of your stuff. In addition, the handles are attached to the bag with chrome-finish ring hardware making this bag a fashionable and functional choice. The bag can be constructed with a photo on one or both sides and has an option for a leather trim upgrade, which included leather handles, trim and bottom.

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This versatile bag features a full length zipper pocket, a mesh business card pocket and pen/pencil holders. The full flap secures with a double buckle closure. An open pocket on the back, with a Velcro closure.

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This leather-trimmed bag is perfect for an evening on the town or sized just right for the younger fashion maven on your gift list. This luxury bag features supple leather trim, a photo on both sides, a “snap flap closure” and an interior zipper pocket to store small essentials.
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Whether touring Disney, hiking a trail, or just relaxing at the park, this backpack was designed for you. Our flap backpack features adjustable shoulder straps which detach to transform to a shoulder bag. .

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Our versatile Diaper Bag features convenient elastic side bottle pockets and a roomy interior with a zipper pocket and water resistant lining. The ample interior space provides room for a changing pad, rattles, and other necessities.  A zipper top closure gives extra security. The bag can be constructed with a photo on one or both sides.
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This bag features an interior zippered pocket as well as cell phone and mirror pockets. The fashionable styling is professional enough for the office but practical enough for everyday life. The spacious interor makes this a great travel companion, or in my daughter’s case….a dance bag!
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Let me know what you think about the new products!  Make sure and check back in a few days, there are other product lines I will be carrying that I’m VERY excited about!

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Custom Design Work

I provide a lot of custom work for my clients.  It’s probably one of the best kept secrets in my studio.  One of the biggest secrets I’d like to share with everyone.  I guess I’ve hoped word of mouth will help spread the news, but I’m going to do a bit of the sharing myself.

 

This past week I have designed wedding invitations, birthday invitations, thank you cards, custom canvas pieces, and more!  Here are a few of the items I’ve recently designed for clients!

This was designed for a high school senior!

This is one of the thank you notes I designed this week…..

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My Photos on Fireflight’s Myspace

Wednesday morning I took my daughter to have breakfast with the Christian Rock Band, Fireflight at KDUV FM 88.9 in Visalia. We had a good time! It was great to meet the band members, and I got to take some neat pictures.

Wednesday night I went with my daughter, Genevieve, to the Fireflight and Abandon (and A Current Affair) concert at Immanuel High School in Reedley. I was able to shoot at the concert as well. My daughter even shot from where she was…..which is where all the teenagers wanted to be, belly to the stage. I have posted a few photos from the events here on facebook, and a few on my myspace…..but they are ALL on my website.HERE

Yesterday I was contacted by Fireflight’s and Abandon’s management company nightVision Artist Management asking permission to use some of my photos. I of course agreed. I had simply gone and shot for fun…matter of fact, I had a blast shooting that night. They agreed to leave my copyright mark and website address on the photos. They’re even posting some of Genevieve’s photos!

The photos are all being uploaded to the bands’ various websites today.

Fireflight’s Myspace

Abandon’s Myspace

Ok, so there’s my news. I’m excited! I had to share!

This is one of Genevieve’s shots that they have posted.

-Heather

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