Update On Rachel (see "Most Important Note Ever" blog entry from a few weeks ago

Posted on August 28th, 2007 in Uncategorized) by Priceless Reflections...by Mel | 0 Comments »

Thought I’d upate everyone on Rachel (precious baby girl who I posted about a few weeks ago) This email today came from Kathy and Mike Benken, owners of HJ Benken Florist (they have an awesome place if you ever need flowers – check ‘em out!)

A sincere Thank You to all who came on August 24th to give blood or have your bone marrow tested. The blood mobile was able to collect 55 units and we collected bone marrow samples from 140 individuals to be added to the national registry. What a success!

We have another full bus of blood donors coming again this Friday for our second blood drive. If all goes well, we should collect another 50 units of blood. We would also like to thank all those who could not give but sent in financial support. Your gift may very well someday save someone’s life. Now a note on Rachel. Rachel has finished her first round of chemotherapy and has now lost her hair. She still looks as beautiful as ever though. She continues to amaze doctors with her strength and stamina. As one doctor put it regarding her chemo treatments “We had knocked her back to the stoneage”. Even after what most adults could not handle, she marches on as if nothing is happening to her. Rachel is in a waiting stage at this point. With chemotherapy finished, we are waiting for her white blood cell count to start rising so she can go home for a week before coming back to the hospital to start round two of the chemotherapy. A big date is looming on or around September 6. At this time a bone marrow biopsy will be taken to see if there are any cancerous cells in her bone marrow. Currently she has no cancer in her free flowing blood as the chemotherapy treatments did their job. Since it’s the bone marrow that produces the blood, it’s critical that there be no more than 5% cancerous cells in her bone marrow. We are praying for good news and appreciate all your prayers and well wishes.
Again, a heart felt Thank Youfor all your support.

Sincerely, Mike and Kathy Benken and Family

The H.J. Benken TeamH.J. Benken Florist and Garden Center6000 Plainfield Rd.Cincinnati, Ohio 45213
513.891.1040

Meet Logan!

Posted on August 27th, 2007 in Uncategorized) by Priceless Reflections...by Mel | 0 Comments »

Could this little guy be any more adorable? I’ve had the pleasure of photographing Logan since he was just a wee-one, a few days old. He’s grown so much in the last 3 months and is such a little man now!
I couldn’t resist sharing this contagious smile!

A Few More…

Posted on August 20th, 2007 in Uncategorized) by Priceless Reflections...by Mel | 0 Comments »

I love knowing, after a session, that I really LOVE the images… this session left me with a great feeling — here are a few more which I wanted to share w/ Aidan’s mommy and daddy before they see the rest! These melt my heart – I hope they do the same for you guys! :-)


Meet Joe!

Posted on August 18th, 2007 in Uncategorized) by Priceless Reflections...by Mel | 0 Comments »

Here’s Joe! Isn’t he a cutie pie? I had the pleasure of photographing Joe last year when he turned one, and again this year when he’s about to turn 2! He’s such a busy guy, but he did sit still for a few minutes to skip rocks with his Daddy, who was directly behind me jumping and making Joe laugh (thanks for that, by the way, Daddy!)
I just had to share this one because I really loved his little laugh… so contagious!

Baby Aidan

Posted on August 18th, 2007 in Uncategorized) by Priceless Reflections...by Mel | 0 Comments »

Isn’t he just precious? I could not resist sharing this one – it’s one of the very first shots we took at his newborn session!

couldn’t resist sharing another

Posted on August 16th, 2007 in Uncategorized) by Priceless Reflections...by Mel | 0 Comments »

Just had to share one more!

Gorgeous Senior Girl!

Posted on August 15th, 2007 in Uncategorized) by Priceless Reflections...by Mel | 0 Comments »

Gotta love it when the car door opens and out walks someone so absolutely beautiful!

Here’s Jenny — this is the first of a TON of pics we took tonight for her senior session – just wanted to share!

Adorable!

Posted on August 15th, 2007 in Uncategorized) by Priceless Reflections...by Mel | 0 Comments »

Couldn’t resist sharing this cutie pie from a few days ago! He was a trooper, through the yucky icky sticky heat and humidity!!!

A Few To Make You Smile

Posted on August 13th, 2007 in Uncategorized) by Priceless Reflections...by Mel | 0 Comments »

What a wonderful family I had the chance to work with yesterday! All 13 people and 3 dogs!
Here are a few of the FUN shots I just laughed when I opened!
Thanks to Rose and the entire clan for such a fun session!


2 Day Autumn Event!

Posted on August 08th, 2007 in Uncategorized) by Priceless Reflections...by Mel | 0 Comments »

2 Day Autumn Event – NO SESSION FEES!
(and my apologies to those of you who received my newsletter with a typo for autumn – I hit send 1 second too fast!!!)
2 Day Autum Event - NO SESSION FEES!

Our 2 day spring event was so popular that we’re bringing it back, with a twist, for the upcoming autumn season!

THE DETAILS

When:
October 12th and 13th (Friday and Saturday)

Time:
10/12 from 3pm – 7pm and 10/13 from 9am – 1pm

Where:
Heritage Village within Sharon Woods

How Much:
$100 reserves your 20-30 minute mini-session and turns into print credit! This means NO SESSION FEE for you!

What Else Do You Get?
20% discount on your custom holiday cards!

Holiday Card Samples can be found online at
http://pricelessreflections.smugmug.com/gallery/3221254#177844401

This year each design is a “Priceless Original” and will be retired upon its first use. So – first come, first serve in terms of the wide variety of designs!

Slots are already starting to fill up, so call soon to reserve your session!

*session retainers are non-refundable. Photo credit applies to reprints only, not holiday cards. Minimum holiday card purchase is 48 cards (2 packs)*