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You can also check out the Studio Facebook Page for updates and Sneak Peeks.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Please Stand By

I'm having some computer problems that are making it difficult for me to edit photos and process orders - please be patient with me!!! I am working on having the problem fixed, until then I am using a very slow computer who does have internet, but it's extremely slooooowwww.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Random Contest

I'm bored - so the first person who is a local wanna be client (I haven't taken your photos before) to comment on this post or email me at oohlalaphoto@gmail.com !!

You will win a $50 credit towards your session fee or package, and a mounted 11x14 portrait!

Go! Do it! Email me! Comment!

(Session must take place in October!)

Contest Closed. Comment winner: Lucy - I need your email!
Email winner: Corinne

I will be emailing you later tonight with instructions!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sneak Peek! - Boise Family Photographer

I was so excited to do this session - I saw the kids about 6 months ago for Baby Bro's first birthday portraits, so it had been a while!

Such a fun family!

{big red bridge}

{family fun}

{the rock}

{on the move}

{oh lolly lolly!}

{double trouble)

See my new bench? I am so happy!I love it! I bartered portraits for it - Thanks W. Family!! I can't wait to do your portraits!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Birthday Aftermath

We did the St. Luke's 5 K walk on my Birthday! Some photos for now:

Some Clients found me!

Some Clients found me!

Running in the rain?

a whoie bunch of people running in the rain

My Mom and Aunt - I made them wear fairy wings!

Mommy and Auntie Fairies

Tuxedo Row

Tuxedo Row



and you can gohere -
it's a video of me crossing the finish line at the walk - I have the giant rainbow umbrella!

I had a great birthday! Mom has more photos- I'll add those later!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I'm Back

My trip to Portland didn't go how I was expecting - unfortunately some not so nice things did end up happening, but all that matters is that I'm safe and at home.

I'm working on orders right now!

Update 10:20pm: All orders that I received while I was gone have been processed and are at the lab.

Also, I've gotten some emails and instant messages from friends and customers about my trip - concerned about me and if I really am okay.

I won't go into grisly details - but one thing I have learned as an adult is sometimes the truth needs to be said, and the truth can hurt. I just spent 4 days stranded in a strange city, with no help or contacts because I told the truth - if you can't take it, then tough. I gave up a week of work to come help a friend with a future career, but instead spent it not how I would have wished (too long of a story there). I was threatened with violence (yes, I am okay! I promise!) and kicked out - and you know what? I can take care of myself. I am home now and am not planning to go to Portland again anytime soon :-)

Anyway - I'll try to post some pix (not of the trip though) tomorrow but until then, some things I've learned in the past few days.

1. Sometimes Cabbies and Front Desk people at hotels are really REALLY nice!

2. I am capable of walking alot more than I ever thought I was - and the MAX is kinda cool.

3. There are alot of homeless people and alot of litter in P-Town

4. Bring food with you wherever you go - no matter what.

5. Hamburgers and Diet Cokes at Vegan Restaurants taste sick (I should have guessed this one)

6. Some people don't have any idea how to have houseguests.

7. If you're going to have kids, at least play with them - they are more important than your computer.

See ya on the flip siiiiide.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hangin out in P-town

and the computer that I brought isn't working! So, right now I am unable to do any uploading or editing of photos.

I am having fun, and getting lots of rest, so don't worry, I'll get everything done when I get home!

Monday, September 8, 2008

The Furs!

(If you don't like adorable furry animals that just happen to have red eyes i.e. RATS - It's time to move on from this post!)

I leave for Portland tomorrow, and since my husband is going to be working alot while I'm gone, I took our pet rats over to my Mom's house to be "RatSat" She calls them the "GrandRats!"

Some pix:

All Three - Roxie, Idgie and Tilly

Family Portrait

Roxie and Tilly chewin' on a box

This playhouse is tasty!

Tilly - I call her my "Tillamook" and "Rototiller" My Mom calls her "Atilla the hun"!

Tilly likes the "Trap Door"

Roxie - aka Rox around the Clock, and Roxie Roo

Roxie Roo

Idgie - Aka Pidgeon, Pidgie and Puddin'

Idgie Pidgie

I'm going to miss them while I'm gone!!! Now, I have more packing to do! GAH!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Spooktacular Halloween Costume Event!

Halloween is my favorite Holiday! So, this year I'm offering Halloween Portraits!

How much: $20 per child photographed.

What are we going to do? : Each Child gets a 15-20 min session in their Halloween Costume - 5-10 poses will be taken (depending on child)

Dates: October 11 - 10am
October 18 - 3pm

Where?: Kathryn Albertson Park

What do we get? Each Child gets a 5x7 plus 4 wallets (1 pose) and a surprise! All images will be displayed in a private passworded gallery Nov. 2nd. Also - you will be able to purchase Exclusive portrait packages at up to 40% off regular price! Also - you can purchase a 8x10 collage at in a insane price! See below!

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You must RSVP by Oct 2nd (and pay deposit) to hold your spot. Please email me or use the contact form on the website

A Special thanks to my Model (and Mom) for posing for some Halloween Costume pix today! I really appreciate it!

I might not be able to blog again before I go to Portland, so take care!

Sneak Peek! - Boise Baby Photographer

Finally, here's the one from yesterday!

This handsome little man sure made us work hard, but he's so cute that I can deal with that! It's also his Birthday today! Happy Birthday, D!





I just had to include this one because it was funny - once he really TASTED the cupcakes, he was eating them like crazy! it was so cute!


(Mom, I'll try to get some of the family photos edited soon so you can seen them too!)

The Sneak Peeks are coming! I promise!

I have 2 sneak peeks due - I promise they will be up by tonight! I didn't forget about you!

and seriously, cute cute pix...I'm having a hard time deciding which ones to put up!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Some more about me

Yes, I have a sneak peek due, but I promised I would watch my cousins tonight so parents could go have fun! Everyone needs a break once in a while - I'm without my laptop and camera right now as well.

Anyway, more about me from the list I started last week:

11.Nirvana - my favorite! I listen to them alot, and did when I was young as well. Something about their music and me at 16 spoke to me. My favorite songs by them are "Heart Shaped Box" and "Lounge Act"

12. squished pennies - I must have 75 of them, I get them anywhere I can. Soon I'm going to frame them in a shadowbox like frame!

13. Johnny Depp - I've loved Johnny Depp since the Nightmare on Elm Street/21 Jump Street days. My favorite movies of his are "Edward Scissorhands" and "Ed Wood" (both Tim Burton, figures!)

14.America's Next Top Model - What's not to love about it? lol I could watch that show for hours on end - I was sick last year for a few weeks, right then a marathon was running...coincidence???

15. dark chocolate - I didn't have dark chocolate until I was in my 20's and I love it way more than Milk chocolate. Something about that sweet bitterness gives me shivers.

That's enough for now - The boys and I are watching "Mars Attacks!" and someone is whining to me for juice...fuuuun

Friday, September 5, 2008

Photo of the Day! Boise Child Photographer


I had a much needed break from shooting and was finally able to catch up with all of my editing! Everyones gallery should be done now, and you can order! woo!

I have a Birthday/Family session tomorrow that I'm really looking forward too, I did Mom's Maternity pix and Baby D's Newborn pix! From last year:


A picture of <br />Baby!

oooooo Newborn Session!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Wedding Sneak Peek

I had the pleasure of photographing my good friends - Dana and Scott's Wedding earlier today - such a gorgeous family and couple!

first kiss!

first kiss



I had to get a few posted before bed - I have a busy next 6 days before I leave for Portland!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Just wanted to share...

First off - If you're looking for info about the Fairy Party go HERE and if you're looking for info about the Fall Special - click here!

If you want to read a random post about my new shoes - stay right where you are.

I'm a shoe freak. Well - not really. You see, I only really get excited about one kind of shoes - Converse. Chucks - whatever you want to call them. I've been wearing them for quite a few years now - starting with a neon orange pair in the 7th grade! I've had many other colors since then - but on Sunday - I bought my favorite pair EVER...

they make me as happy as a little girl!

No, they aren't rainbow. They are CLEAR! Now I can totally embarrass my family and friends with my insane collection of funky socks! (pppsssssstt - ever want to buy me something?? BUY ME SOCKS! lol)

Seriously - I'm too excited about my shoes. lol.

In other news - I have a wedding tomorrow and then a family session on Sat. then I'm out of comission until the 17th - I'm going to Portland for a week! wooo! I need a vakay.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Fairy Contest Winner! UPDATED with info about the next party! READ!

This contest was all over the place with the voting! but we do have a winner - Here she is!

Fairy Contest Winner!

She's so cute. Mom - this 8x10 collage will be included with your order!

What else is new? We're having another Fairy Party! I currently have seven ZERO SPOTS free. It's on October 4th - Please email or call me or comment on this post with your email address so I can get an invite out to you!

NEW: We are also having on on October 5 because we are overwhelmed with Fairies! We have TEN Spots Free on October 5th!

Also - Stay tuned for more information about our Spooktacular Halloween Event! ooo!