September Newsletter

On September 1, 2008 by Aimee
September 1, 2008 Year III, Issue IX
A Message from Aimee
septemberThis month we focus on being connected. Connect with old friends. Catchup with out of town family. Get in touch with those that may have fallen through the cracks so to speak.

Not sure how? Ask any 10 year old and he’ll tell you there are dozens of ways to connect … via blogs, text messages, cell phones, picture messaging, iChat and even the infamous pen, paper & mail!

Make the time now because before you know it you’ll be the one wishing someone had connected with you.

At your service,

Our Staff
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Christmas Portrait Gift-Away
The holiday season is sometimes very tough for families. In some cases, a family portrait is the last thing on the mind, but would be the most cherished, beautiful, thought provoking and meaningful Christmas gift. This Christmas season, be the hero for a local family. Nominate a deserving family for our Christmas Portrait Gift-Away by September 20thread more.
Moving Moment
mm9Sleeping beauty. While yes, she was asleep here … and in several other shots of her, no, she did not remain asleep. She was quite “wide-eyed and bushy tailed” as they say.

But that’s ok … we were working on her schedule and when she was ready to take that cat-nap, she did and we capture some more beautiful images.

Congrats to Mom & Dad on one gorgeous little girl!

Christmas Card templates are here!
Go-Green Initiative

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

Every print order we submit to our professional print lab is sent to us as an individual package. One of the many reasons it takes four-ish weeks to get your prints is because we delibrately submit prints to our lab one time per week. This one simple step combines all our prints into one package, ships to us as one, and reduces the number of cardboard boxes, plastic bubble wrap and shipping supplies needed or used. 

 Featured Family – The Farrelly Family
ff3This Cary family, with two under three and two digital point & shoot cameras was the very first on-location guinea pig for Aimee back in 2005 upon the birth of their first child.

ff2“We’d never considered professional photography for ourselves until we had children, and even then we assumed the places to go were the chain studios.  We were totally unfamiliar with custom photography and just thought that “those places” did work like the kind that very wealthy people have painted and hang above their mammoth fireplaces,” says Mom, Amber.

The two quickly learned that custom photography is in fact for them! Many of this family’s photography sessions have been at their home, in the “old” Pure Expressions Photography studio or other locations including Grandma and Grandpa’s new home in Oxford, NC.  Read more …

NICU Rollercoaster
nicurollercoasterTo any parent with a child in the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital, the days are filled with happiness and saddness, stress and calm, moments of anxiety and dread and momets of complete elation.

From the website, “For Nicole and her husband, Ed, a seemingly healthy pregnancy took an unexpected turn and resulted in the birth of two profoundly, premature babies. Like so many parents of preemies, she and her husband were suddenly thrust into the unfamiliar, terrifying world of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The first time they saw their babies, they looked miniscule next to the tangle of life-sustaining tubes and beeping machines. Would their babies survive? This couple quickly learned the meaning of the “NICU rollercoaster.”

Read more about the book online … NICU Rollercoaster

Important 2008 Dates 2009 Preview
Christmas Gift-Away Nomination Deadline
September 20, 2008

Halloween Special
(Sponsored by Kidzpiks & Laura Kelly Designs)
October 11, 2008

Meet Laura Kelly Day
(Sponsored by Kidzpiks & Laura Kelly Designs)
November 1, 2008
11am – 1pm

Studio Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
November 27 – 30, 2008

Large Print Order Deadline
(for delivery before Christmas)
November 14, 2008

Small Print Order Deadline
(for delivery before Christmas)
December 5, 2008

Digital Image Order Deadline
(for delivery before Christmas)
December 12, 2008

Studio Closed for Christmas Holiday
December 24 – 28, 2008

Studio Closed for New Year Holiday
January 1, 2009

Women’s Intimate Portraits
(Photographed by Aimee)
(January 15 – February 14, 2009)

Commercial Headshot Update
Sponsored by Hair Body & Sole and Mary Kay

(Mid January)

“I didn’t get what I wanted for Valentine’s Day” Ladies Night Out
Sponsored by the Townside Center tenants
(February 21, 2009)

Easter Portraits with chicks!
Sponsored by Kidzpiks & Laura Kelly Designs
(March 21, 2009)

Spring Beach Portait Weekend
(Photographed by Aimee)
(All day Saturday & Sunday, April 4-5, 2009)

Black & White Mommy & Me Sessions
Kidzpiks also
(April 20 – April 30, 2009)

Dog’s Day of Summer – Studio Pet Portraits
Fundraiser for a local pet rescue group (TBD)
(June 19 – 20, 2009)

Support Local Businesses!
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To learn more about Real Living Partners, please visit

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