True Blue Photography’s Blog

January 28, 2010

Izzy & Hazel…

Filed under: Portraits — True Blue Photography @ 4:51 pm

Too cute for words – we’ll let the photos talk 😀

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Catching Up & Our Move…

Filed under: Portraits — True Blue Photography @ 4:42 pm

We’ve been lucky to have been so amazingly busy with wonderful clients as well as a move into a new location. So much so that we’ve gotten seriously behind with our blogging. So, with apologies to our clients that have waited WAY too long to be featured here, we’re going to get to blogging.

First a few images of our new place. 😀 We’ve really simplified things, hung up images and have an amazing bank of windows in the shooting room.

Welcome

Meeting Area

Changing Area

The Shooting Room

January 21, 2010

Will You Be My Valentine?

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This year we decided to do something fun to celebrate Valentine’s Day. For only $35.00 (plus tax), you’ll get a 15 minute mini session, 25 personalized Valentines featuring your favorite image and a goodie from Miss Priss Cupcakes. We’re doing these during select hours on January 28th and February 4th  only. Appointments are limited so call to book yours today. 562-299-2506

January 20, 2010

The Power of Photography…

This Christmas my mother gave my brothers and I the most amazing gift . Old snapshots scanned, labeled and put into a book – photos from when my grandparents were children themselves, dating, raising their children and even the arrival of some of their many grandchildren.

As I went through the book, the tears started to well up in my eyes as I realized that I was looking at my history one page at a time. Many of the people in this book have long since passed. I come from a family that is made up of many photo enthusiasts and am grateful that they took the time to take these images over the years. By the time that I got to the end of the book, I was crying like a baby.

My own children were  photographed weekly as they grew up (at times much to their annoyance). The one thing I had forgotten to do was to be in the photos with them more often. It’s so easy to forget that you should be in the photos too when you’re taking them. A few months ago I mentioned to my oldest daughter that not being photographed with them more often when they were little was a huge regret for me. She very smartly told me “It’s ok Mom, we remember you taking them.”  Now anytime that someone points a camera in my direction, I grab the nearest of my kids and smile.

Take frequent images of your family, be sure to have a professional session at least once a year. The photos we take today are a little bit of us that will be left behind long after we’re gone. In addition to documenting my amazing clients and their families, I am MY family’s photographer.

Below are some of the images of the book followed by a few images below from my kids growing up. What photographic legacy will you leave for your grandchildren to see and share?

My Grandparents on their wedding day

My Grandfather – the firefighter

My Father as a baby

My Grandparents and all eight of their children

My Parents

Me

50 years of marriage (I aspired to be happily married that long and more)

My legacy…

My oldest – Carole-Ann

Don

Josh

My baby – Chrissy

Last Year (all grown up)

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