Every so often, Gregg and I get to get out and have some fun - most recently it was the ACEL kickball tournament (yes, I know it happened 3 weeks ago, but we’ve been busy . Though Gregg and I only played in a few games, hence we are getting old, we had a blast with our team from AdFed. Sorry LG 35, I had no choice. Though we did not win the whole thing for our charity, we did make it to a money round this year and are giving $250 to charity. Plus, we made it one game further this year than we did last year- GO TEAM, GO! Here is our team photo and if you check out our Facebook page you can see our awesome team in action!
Charity is defined as the voluntary giving of money, materials or time to those in need. We highly encourage everyone, to support a local charity, in some way, that is near and dear to your heart. We love children’s charities like Children Home Society who are there to find forever families for kids in need. Knowing friends when I was in high school that had to go through foster care and the adoption process, I have come to love and respect the work that this charity does on the behalf of children.
On February 17th we photographed the Will Muschamp Scramble for Kids Banquet held at the Touchdown Terrace on the University of Florida’s campus. The two-day banquet & golf event was benefitting Children’s Home Society, Girl’s Place and Boys and Girls Club. Coach Muschamp was a fantastic guy to work with and was great for pictures. Everyone was a buzz about getting to meet the new ball coach for University of Florida and his coaching staff.
This year the three charities split a check for $85,000. Thanks coach!
To see more pictures from the banquet, check out Photography 35′s Facebook Page or click here.
Interest in seeing some awesome pictures from the Will Muschamp golf tournament that Saturday, check back on our blog and Facebook pages tomorrow.
I love Jen Blalock. She is the director of O2B kids in Alachua and is fabulous at her job. She has a big wall in her home and has a vision of 3 very large pictures, what we call in the art world a triptych, of her children and their little dog Ali(gator). The dog and the kids came in for our black and white session recently and here is three of my favorite pictures for the Blalock triptych wall.
Many people don’t think of portraits as wall decor. Wall decor can be anything from a large photographic print, to a series of pictures to, to a painting from your family vacation (hint, hint – I can paint your vacation pictures, the company is called Modern Impressions by Angel). Feel a straight photographic print is kinda boring? How about printing an image on silk, or on wood or even metal? Are you theming the room? Italy, Paris, Gators? We may have a painted or photographic picture in our archives that is just perfect for your room. The options for creating wall decor are endless.
So next time you are redecorating a room in your home and are trying to find new wall decor, call us! We are your experts in Wall Decor.
Until next week.
I have to admit this picture just came out so adorable. The relationship between Brian and his daughter Arden is so sweet. This portrait is getting added to a collection of 16×20 portraits of each of Arden’s three other siblings in the same pose at the same age that the Wills will be displaying in their new home.
Tender moments like these are very fleeting. Before they know it, Arden will be enter kindergarten, then off to high school, then college… I think you get the point. Babies being this size only lasts for an instant in the scheme of life. It is so important to document all the little fingers and toes, before they grow up. And I love the fact that the Wills family decided to make such a beautiful, artistic statement about all 4 of their children, by making them decor for their walls. What a better way to decorate than with big, beautiful, pictures of what you love most – your family!
I have posted a few of the other pictures from this season on our Facebook page. Please feel free to check them out. And if you are interested in a “Daddy & Me” session at the studio, give us a call – 352-371-9735.
Until Next week.
Super Thursday at Photography 35
The Groupon is a saving of 60% off our “Taking Better Pictures – I have a camera-now what?!?“ This class is the first in a 3 part series. It explains the basic functions of your point & shoot or DSLR. We will have you taking better pictures after just one class.
Kim Lyons Beach said after taking the class: “I took this class in the fall and highly recommend it! I went on vacation to North Carolina the weekend after the class and my pictures were so much better than any I’d taken before. Who knew that there were actually settings on the camera other than “auto”. ”
We’ve heard this same statement from others whom have taken the class.
Tomorrow morning, open your in box and purchase a deal of the day from Groupon. And you are not limited one, buy one for a friend, your spouse, your kids. It is an amazing deal!
Not a Groupon Member yet – click here, to sign-up today.
Since the passing of Grandma Blaszka we’ve talked a lot about how important family is. You never know when the conversation you have with someone is your last.
We always stress to people how important your family history is to future generations. Not just for your child’s history project, but for the next generation to know where their family came from and be able to relay that information to the generation after theirs. This is your legacy.
I am not telling you – you must come get photos taken at Photography 35. I am telling you to please go get family photos taken somewhere – that include everyone in your family! So many times I hear people talk about going through a family photo album (which are almost exstinct, but that is for another blog) and having no pictures of their mom or dad because they were always behind the camera. Your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren are going to want to see you as much as everyone else.
So here is my advice, if not every year, every other year, gather up the family – make it a fun event, do something fun afterwords like a family meal where you can enjoy each others company - and get a family portrait taken that includes everyone.
Here is this year’s family portrait of Cindy Conley’s extended family. They all got together outside of Plant City and enjoyed each others company for a few days over Thanksgiving.
Family-it is what matters most!