October 2008 Newsletter

On October 1, 2008 by Aimee
October 1, 2008 Year III, Issue X
A Message from Aimee
feetMy girls (yes, plural and yes twins) started dance class a month or so ago. It’s been an interesting experience, one I hear great things about right up until the time they strap on their tap shoes. Then, the moods hit and their desire to dance all the sudden shifts. Mood swing perhaps? Or missing Mommy? Not sure.

With the start of their dance class, I have begun to take Friday mornings off and it’s our Mommy-girl morning of dance and lunch. So if you see two girls in matching pink leotards at one of the many fast food restaurants around Apex on a Friday around 11:30 am, that’s us. Feel free to stop and say ‘hi’! You’ll get four big blue/green eyes looking back at you in response.

Always a joy,

An Honor and a Blessing
awardWow! We were honored and blessed last night (September 30th) with the 2008 Small Business of the Year award from the Apex Chamber of Commerce. Talk about surprise, awe and emotion.

Um. Wow!

Thank goodness I bought myself one killer dress, new shoes and some “extras”. What I figured would just be a fun night out with my husband and my business “colleagues” in our little Town of Apex, turned into a night of big surprises!

The Gift of Portraits
marley1marley2This past month, we helped Marley’s Cat Tales — an animal rescue and education group that is part of The Marley Fund — with their 2009 calendar. You’d think a calendar shoot with cats and dogs would be … well … boring? Um … well it wasn’t. As some know, we had quite a bit of fun. If these guys were in your studio, you’d enjoy every minute, wouldn’t you?

You can see all 13 images in the 2009 calendar that will be published and available in Nov/Dec 2008! We’ll have a few copies at the studio ourselves.

Web & Newsletter Changes
webchangeYou’re probably thinking that there just can’t possibly be more change. But isn’t change reality? We might as well keep making it!

kidzpiksActually, we’re simplifying. Kidzpiks is part of Pure Expressions Photography and therefore, we’re blending them. The blogs are integrated now. The online galleries are integrated. The specials are together. The Moving Moment poll is going to be shared — and after this October, changed up a bit.

Instead of featuring just one family, we’re going to open it up to featuring all sorts of special people — families, kids, brides, grooms, whomever would like to share about themselves.

And the final change (at least for now) is that it’ll be one newsletter, not two! Yeah!

The unique details about each service will remain separated, but for the ongoing updates, just check out the blog, it’ll have it all!

Our Staff … here to serve!
aimee michelle Jennifer lara michelles
Aimee Michelle Jennifer Lara Michelle
emily kathryn malissa brooke stephanie
Kathryn Malissa Brooke Stephanie
Moving Moment
mm10Calendar Girl! Meet Miss September. She hails from California, but has found her place here in NC with Mom and Dad!

This little blondie had quite a bit of fun during her first birthday — indulging in quite a bit of sugary sweetness — not like she needed one bit of it — she was sweet herself!

Happy birthday and thanks for being our Moving Moment for August!

Christmas Card templates now available!
Go-Green Initiative

Reduce.Reuse. Recycle.

We recycle. Individually, our family puts anything that conforms to the Apex recyclable list, into our weekly recycling box. Cardboard boxes from the studio as well as plastic cups, the infamous water bottles and any other recyclable item are taken home and placed in the same box. Every week, out it all goes. It’s certainly just a small action, but like they say (whomever “they” is) … it only takes one person to make a difference.

Current Events
Canned Goods for
Halloween Photos!
Meet Laura Kelly Day
support  Boys & Girls Club
Christmas in N. Raleigh
halloween meetlaurakelly Nov.8
October 11, 2008 November 1, 2008 November 8, 2008
Important 2008 Dates 2009 Preview
Free Halloween Photos
(10 canned goods per kid!)
(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
(Photographed by Aimee)
(January 15 – February 14, 2009)

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

(January 22, 2008)

“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!
by Kidzpiks & Laura Kelly Designs

(March 21, 2009)

Spring Beach Portait Weekend
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 Marley’s Cat Tales
(June 19 – 20, 2009)

Support Local Businesses!
Sarah and Jenn want to welcome you back to Booda Beans. We are working on some BIG changes to come. Come in and try one of our new made fresh to order sandwiches and let us know what you think. We look forward to seeing you!
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