Friday, September 16, 2011
ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS...I am still offering my 30% discount to any photographer who is interested in sharing the pictures that you take using Itty Bitty items. If you are a photographer interested in working together I would be honored. Just fill out this Photographer Contract and a code will be sent to you :)
Thursday, September 15, 2011
The winners have been posted on my Facebook page. Check under each photo to see if you are a winner. If you are a winner you have 48 hours to contact me so that I can put you in touch with your vendor. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, September 12, 2011
I have had a lot of inquiries lately on why my wait time is so long...so I figured it would be best to inform you of what affects my wait time and why it is what it is. I am a single mother to a WONDERFUL 14 month old little girl. As you can imagine she occupies almost every ounce of my time. On top of that I work full time from home for a mortgage company, so Itty Bitty Designs is not my main focus during the day as I wish it was. Because of that I only have nights and nap times to crochet and if I get a lot of orders at once I tend to get a little bit backed up. I try my hardest to get everyone's orders out in a timely manner. I only go to the Post Office once a week so as long as I finish your order before my postal run it will get sent that week. If not it will wait until the next postal run. If you ever have any questions about what my ship time is it is ALWAYS announced in my shop announcement's on my Etsy shop. I hope this gives you a little more insight into my wait times for products. I promise they are well worth it :)
Sunday, September 11, 2011
The auction will be live soon and you are thinking to yourself...well I am not interested in bidding on any of the items but I want to help...How can I do that? WELL HERE IS HOW....
You can make your own, PRIVATE, donation to help support our cause. 100% of the proceeds from donations and the auction items will go directly to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Please let me know if you ever have ANY questions!
Friday, September 2, 2011
I am so happy to show you my NEW LOGO! EEEEK! I absolutely love it and am so thankful to Traci at Traci Ryant Photographer for working with me and designing my new logo and Etsy banner. Aren't they gorgeous? Such talent Traci has and not just in photography! THANK YOU TRACI!
With the beginning of a new month I am so happy to bring to you our September Photographer of the Month. She is a GREAT friend of mine and a great example of someone I aspire to be like.
I am so blessed to have such an amazing woman in my life like Melissa. She has such a giant heart and an even bigger talent at her passion for photography. Melissa is my personal family photographer and she always captures the images that I never knew could be captured. Her pictures always tell a story and that is one of the best things anyone can capture when photographing. Here is my interview with Melissa from Sugar Bowl Photography...
1. When did you become interest in photography and what got you started? I've loved photography for as long as I can remember but never really felt like it was something that I could do myself. When our oldest son was born, I did what every new mom does and took him for a photo session, but where we lived, I didn't know anyone I could use as a photographer, so I went to a chain studio, and well...I hated them...every single picture...I thought maybe it was just one of those days, so I took him again in a few months, and same thing...I didn't even hang them in our home. I remember thinking...I could do better than this and I don't even know anything about my camera. That is probably what sparked my interest. The next Christmas, my husband gave me a really nice Nikon to use for our family, and that was it. I did everything I could to learn how to use my camera to produce pictures I love and could be proud of. Soon after, friends of ours asked if I would take pictures of their first baby, so I did, and then their friends and family started asking them how much their "photographer" charged. LOL!! That really got me to thinking...could I really make something of this and live out a dream, do a good job at something I love and help our family at the same time? After that I dove in head first and haven't looked back! I feel blessed every single time I get the honor to capture a moment for others that they will cherish forever.
2. What is your favorite thing to photograph? I think I have two favorites...newborns, because really, how could you not love getting to cuddle a sweet squishy 7 day old and make the parents ooh and aah at the same time. And emotion...not any emotion specifically, just true, raw emotion...Which is probably why I really love images of people laughing or sharing a moment together as is no one else were around.
3. How long have you been photographing? Officially, I've been in business since May of 2009, so just two years now...and I've loved every minute of it!!
4. Three fun facts about yourself... Let's see...fun facts...I am a mom of four boys ages 6 and under...yep...you read that correctly. :)It's crazy at our house, but always entertaining! I have a loud obnoxious laugh that I don't bother to contain...because, really, if you're going to laugh, you might as well do it with your whole heart. :) And...my husband and I recently resigned our position as Worship Pastors at our church here and will be moving cross country (business and all!) to Semmes, AL (just outside Mobile, AL) to be on staff at a church there. Big changes coming our way, but we are so very excited about what God has in store for our family! Be watching my blog for more info on our upcoming move if your're in that area. :)
Thank you so much Melissa for letting me interview you! I am so blessed to call you my friend and am SO SAD to see you leaving me for Alabama! God has big things in store for you and your family and I can't wait to see them all unfold.