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January 17, 2013

Classroom Valentines for Kids

Valentine’s Day is only three weeks away! Can you just imagine your kids passing out Valentine’s Day cards to their classroom friends that looked like this?

classroom valentines for kids

How cute would that be??? Just sayin’.

This is a also great opportunity for those families who didn’t have a chance to send out Christmas cards last year. You can still show your love by sending out a fun and colorful Valentine’s Day card!

We still have time to get your kids’ cute faces on these beautiful Tiny Prints cards. Give us a call at 916.933.8352 or shoot us an email at and we can create some oh-so-perfect images for your Valentine’s Day card.


January 10, 2013

I’m a Guest Writer! | Instagram for Professional Photographers

I’m pretty flattered that I was asked to be featured as guest writer on the Creative Motion Design blog this month. I wrote about Instagram for professional photographers. Scroll down to see an excerpt from the post.

how can I use instagram for my photography business

Instagram for Professional Photographers

If you’re not already one of its over 100 million users, you’ve at least likely heard of this incredibly popular free mobile app that allows you to take a snapshot on your phone, throw a snazzy filter on it and share it with the world.

However, as a professional photographer, you should be picky about what marketing channels you are spending your efforts on to benefit your business. Is Instagram worth your time? Here are a few elements professionals can use to their advantage:

1)   Efficiency – In one click of the “share” button, you can have your picture posted to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr and Foursquare.

2)   Branding – As a photographer and artist, your personality is part of your brand. Your prospective customer is asking herself, “Am I going to like this person?” She wants to know if you’re the type of person with whom she wants to share some of her most cherished memories. Instagram allows your potential customers to take a peek into your life to find out what kind of a person you are.

3)   Get Discovered – Maybe you’re not very well known but you know that your photography kicks some serious you-know-what. Get prolific and get discovered. Don’t be shy to post a screen shot of your blog or website showcasing your latest work, too. You never know who is poking around, looking for someone new to like.

4)   Networking – You see someone’s amazing images on Instagram. You start following them. They check out your work and dig it, so they start following you. You connect over it. You become friends. It’s Instagram magic! Hey, it’s happened to me, it could happen to you!

To view the full post, plus some fun apps to combine with Instagram, click HERE.

You can find me on Instagram at my profile page here:

September 17, 2012

Ten Free “Thank You” Cards

“Thank you.”  Two words not said enough AND everybody loves free stuff, so I thought I’d share this “secret sale” going on at Tiny Prints right now for ten free “thank you” cards.

The sale ends on September 19th, 2012, so get ’em while they’re hot! Just click the image below to go to visit the Tiny Prints website:

Tiny Prints 10 Free Thank You Cards

These cards can be completely customized and personalized to your tastes. Choose from thousands of designs, add pictures, change the text, the fonts, the colors — you get to make them however you like.



September 7, 2012

Book Your Holiday Session!

2012 Holiday Mini-Sessions

It’s officially September, the kids are back in school and the Labor Day holiday is behind us which means…the holiday schedule for fall and winter sessions is now open and we are announcing the long-anticipated upcoming mini-session dates!

If you’d like to schedule a FULL SESSION, please call or email me and we’ll reserve a spot for you on the calendar. If you’re expecting a baby within the next few months, contact us with your due date so that we can pencil you in. Please keep in mind that if you’re wanting pictures in time for holiday gift-giving, your photography session will need to take place prior to NOVEMBER 15th.

Hope to see you soon!


April 3, 2012

one more spring mini-session day!

The Spring Mini-Sessions sold out super fast, so we’re opening up one more day this week for the morning of Saturday, April 7th at the Capitol in Downtown Sacramento. We have a few spots still open, so shoot me an email if you’d like to reserve one! The weather looks like it’s going to be BEAUTIFUL!

And if you didn’t already have a reason to smile today, I dare you not to smile when you see this face!