Monthly Archives: April 2013

Blog Design Changes & Pinterest

I’ve made some changes to the blog that will allow for more features, information and design flexibility. Also the real exciting news is that you can now pin my photos, YAY! Okay, am I the only one that is excited??? Just hover over the photo you want and click on the Pinterest Icon and wha-Laa! Happy new design, happy pinning!

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Exploring The City

Charlotte is such a beautiful city! We found this cool parking garage uptown that had a great vantage point of the cityscape, so of course I snapped a few photos. I wish I would have thought ahead and had Luke wear something different. More color or darker colors would have created more interest.  Oh well, we had fun… AND I got some more photos of my son!! It’s been a while, you know that old saying the cobbler’s children have no shoes…well this photographer’s children have well, let’s say, not as many photos as you would expect. MYBAD…trying to find more time for that stuff and it’s not easy.

 I  feel like a one-man-band playing every instrument known to man, while my cute little monkey in his read suit & bell hop hat sits on me clanging my head with symbols!!  If you’re a business owner out there doing it all, I know you’re feelin me right now! 

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And now onto the city scape, garage photos…

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Garden Delight

I had been searching the internet for days trying to familiarize myself with more areas of Charlotte and find additional locations to do photo sessions.  So this past beautiful Saturday, I talked my son Luke, into joining me and maybe…well…um modeling for me?  He’s usually up for an adventure, but rarely does he want to be photographed.  I miss the days when he would say “mommy, take a picture of me!”.  Thankfully this particular day he was on board with the plan and we set out to see a few places on my list.

Our first stop was the Mc Gill Rose Garden.  It’s a charming place for sure. Not much was in bloom, but it was still really beautiful.  Luke enjoyed trying the PET the garden cat, while the garden cat enjoyed trying to BITE him.  Luke loves cats and was just sure that the adorable furry creature would eventually soften to his affections…that would be a NO! Here are a few of the images from the garden and my handsome son.

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Pinterest Engagement Board

I thought it would be helpful to start a Pinterest Board to help clients with ideas on clothing, locations & props for engagement sessions.  Just click the pinterest stamp above and review my boards.  I must say PINTEREST is quite addicting but also quite helpful.  I’m in love!!

 

 

Photography/Office assistant(s) Needed

This position may require two individuals or maybe just one creative individual who has a blend of all the attributes I am looking for.  You should enjoy photography and design (a good writer?)  You would be assisting in client & vendor relations, social media, marketing and assisting at weddings as a second shooter. Also fun stuff like, planning photo shoots and assisting on location.

Overview: 8-16 hours per week to start. Flexible schedule. Assistant will work at my home studio located in Weddington, NC.  However, there may occasionally be some work on-location during photo shoots or weddings, including some out of town travel.

Duties:  marketing, help manage blog and social media, assist in photography shoots/weddings & post-production.

Requirements: dependability, great customer service skills, meticulous attention to detail, creativity, resourcefulness, ability to work independently, positive attitude. Preference will be given to those who already have knowledge of digital photography, Canon equipment, Adobe software, WordPress, marketing experience.

How to Apply: Qualified applicants  should submit a cover letter and resume to info@inspirationanddesign.com. Within your cover letter, please include the following information: your schedule availability and your minimum salary requirement.