Monthly Archives: September 2007

We are so honored to again focus our fund raising efforts this October to Operation Smile. Along with hundreds of other photography studios around the country, we will donate a portion of our October sales to Operation Smile. Also, we will continue to sell our Smile Cards (blank notecards in sets of 10 with a favorite image from the session printed on the front) with 100% of the purchase price going straight to Operation Smile. After the amazing experience last year of photographing an OpSmile medical mission to Honduras, I would sure love to again raise the most money in the country for this awesome cause! Operation Smile has always been very special to us, as my nephew Conner was born almost 8 years ago with a cleft lip. So make sure you order Smile Cards this month! They make the perfect Holiday thank you note…..and feel good knowing that a sizable portion of all portrait sales go to the charity.

I had such a nice birthday yesterday! Ava and her Mimi baked me a chocolate cake, my brother sent a deep dish Chicago pizza via FedEx, my mom sent me new pj’s, Matt and I had a couples massage at a wonderful spa right near our home (who knew?), and I got 2 nice surprises from the kiddos we photographed at the park. The handsome boys with the doggie hand made me a card and the 2 little princesses in the black and white dresses brought me a pink cupcake from Celebrity Bakery. How sweet!!! (and how funny that Matt mentioned it was my birthday when he booked their appointments….)

Wow, I have been so behind! We have been frantic with lots of stuff….the (almost!) completion of the new studio and all the decisions involved with that, traveling to Michigan to a friend’s wedding, shooting like crazy, keeping up with the 2 nutty kids and one very large puppy, organizing all the thousands of images from our charity Oilily shoot, and getting ready to head to Hawaii next week. Ahhhhh…the beach. In just 5 days!!! Here’s some of my favorites from the past week’s sessions:

To view a sampling of images from the day, click here.

Yippee! After our incredible turnout last Thursday for the Modern Luxury Dallas/Oilily/Angela Weedon Photography benefit for Children Medical Center…I finally have all the images processed and the slide show done! We had a blast with all these kids…whose parents donated $20 to Chidrens Medical Trust for the mini session. We all ate lots of yummy cookies and drank too much lemonade at the completely adorable Oilily store. Additional proceeds from the sale of portraits, holiday cards, and clothing from Oilily will go to Children’s as well…

Phew! What an amazing day we had at Oilily yesterday… less than 29 shoots (I think over 45 kids!) all to benefit Children’s Medical Center. I’ll have a slide show up soon of some of our favorite shots, but in the mean time here are some snaps of the other awesome shoots we’ve had this week. Fall is really kicking into high gear now!