Hot, Hot, Hot

Posted on December 30th, 2008 in Uncategorized) by admin | 0 Comments »

Calling all people who want more of THIS type of photography for themselves — CALL ME!!

I had such a blast doing these w/ Mary and Dave – I want to do MORE MORE MORE!

If you or someone you know wants to do a shoot like this – downtown or Mt. Adams, etc.. CALL ME!

OP:LOVE – Mary & David

Posted on December 29th, 2008 in Uncategorized) by admin | 0 Comments »

Ooh I have so many favorites from this session – here are a few:

ok one more…

Posted on December 28th, 2008 in Uncategorized) by admin | 0 Comments »

Here’s one more I just edited:

Operation: LOVE

Posted on December 28th, 2008 in Uncategorized) by admin | 0 Comments »

Oh what a fun session this was!! Mary & David were awesome – both of them are photographers (no pressure there, right?) and chose ME to shoot their OP:LOVE session – David is deploying in a few weeks to Afghanistan…

So — we went out on a chilly morning, to downtown Cincinnati – and spent a few hours walking around, shooting.  I have a bajillion more to go thru and edit – but here are a couple that I just opened and loved and wanted to share.

Those of y’all who follow the blog and/or my site will note these aren’t really what I would call the standard “Priceless Reflections” style… and I LOVE that they are different.  Every now and then it’s great to think “out of the box” and challenge yourself to do some new stuff — which is what I did with this shoot – stay tuned for more previews – cuz this couple was HOT HOT HOT and was rockin’ the camera!

Cool Link For The Kids

Posted on December 27th, 2008 in Uncategorized) by admin | 0 Comments »

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas / Hanukkah / Kwaanza / Winter Solstice (ok did I get everyone in there? I’m trying to be “PC”

I came across this link and thought I’d share — it’s a “bubble calendar” and it looks so cool – I think I may buy some for my own kids.  

I’ll be posting some photo previews soon – for now enjoy this link:

 www.bubblecalendar.com

And The Winner Is…..

Posted on December 24th, 2008 in Uncategorized) by admin | 0 Comments »

First I want to say THANK YOU to all 42 of you who emailed entries for the “Giving Back” contest (of sorts) that I blogged about a few weeks ago.  The stories y’all sent in were really hard to read, and I appreciate everyone who took the time to nominate someone they felt deserved the photos.

I couldn’t decide on the winner – plain and simple.  So I picked my top TWO choices instead – I thought both people were equally as deserving and there was no way I could pick one over the other.  Both of these stories tore my heart out and I figure if I can help their family even just a LITTLE BIT–then that’ll be wonderful.

So without further adieu — the nominators are: Rhonda Peischl and Jodi Prenger.  You both sent me emails which had me in tears, and I THANK YOU for thinking of your friends.

I will email both of you so that I can get phone numbers for the two families you nominated.  Here are the two stories -with names eliminated to protect the families’ privacy:

“I would like to nominate _______from Russia, Ohio. ____ is a stay-at-home mother of five and has had a recent major tragedy in her life.  While at her nephew’s wedding this past month, ____ had an extreme headache and literally fell to her knees in pain.  After being rushed to a local hospital and further careflighted to Indianapolis, what was thought to be an anurism turned to be a very rare brain condition called MoyaMoya.  I believe ____ spent over two weeks in a coma and I do not even know the extent of her condition or if there is any  long term reprocuscions.  ____ will not be able to be out of the hospital for Christmas and I heard that her husband has not left her sight.  At this point they do not even know the “next steps”.  I can’t imagine that pictures are even on any sort of list to accomplish at this point, which is why I think_____ and her husband _____ would be so worthy.  At a time of tragedy, pictures would probably be the one thing that is most important to them.  I knew of____ as a neighbor growing up and her story really tugs at my heart strings. _____ and ____ have five children ranging in age from two years to eighth grade. “:

 

And the second winner:

 I would like to nominate ____ and the _____ family for the Portrait Session. _____ is an eighth grader at Mason Middle School that was diagnosed with leukemia in October.  _____ (and her family – parents, sister & brother) has been going through so much since she was diagnosed and spend most of their time at Children’s Hospital.  _____is very photogenic (as you can see on her Leukemia blog site) and keeps a beautiful smile on her face despite all of the medical tests/problems/exams she must endure.  Their family strength is heartening and I think a family portrait would be a treasure for this family that is dealing with so much.

 So – thank you to both Jodi and Rhonda for nominating the two winning families. I will be contacting them soon to let them know.

Happy, Happy Holidays from Priceless Reflections!

Days with My Father

Posted on December 19th, 2008 in Uncategorized) by admin | 0 Comments »

I found the following link and wanted to share it with everyone.  It was so moving:

http://www.dayswithmyfather.com

GIVING BACK!

Posted on December 10th, 2008 in Uncategorized) by admin | 0 Comments »

Giving Back This Holiday Season

Giving Back This Holiday Season 

You know someone. You know someone who’s experienced a tragedy, is struggling to stay afloat, is raising kids while holding down more than one job, or is volunteering selflessly despite extenuating personal circumstances. You know someone who can’t afford custom photography, but who would cherish it this holiday season. You know someone who deserves a year-round reminder of their family’s spirit, love, and beauty.

You know someone. I guarantee it.

I want to know who they are, and I want to give them the chance to experience complimentary custom photography session…it’s in your power to give them the artwork they deserve this coming year.

Oh, and the best part? The person who nominates the winner receives a $100 print credit on a future session with Priceless Reflections. What better reason to show some love could there possibly be?!

The rules:

You cannot nominate yourself, and the person nominated must sincerely be incapable of purchasing my services. (Being unable to make mortgage payments for a two-million-dollar-home does not qualify as sincere financial need.)

The nominee must reside in Cincinnati or the surrounding tri-state area. Tell me who you know, what they’re experiencing, and why they deserve this gift.   Please include a way to contact both your nominee and yourself as well.

Email your nomination and explanations to melissa@pricelessreflections.com   

The winner will be announced on Christmas Eve…get nominating! I can’t wait to read all of your nominations!

Open your heart to someone  – and thanks for giving me the opportunity to open mine.

This Warms My Heart

Posted on December 08th, 2008 in Uncategorized) by admin | 0 Comments »

I just opened this shot of Anna and HAVE to share it — it literally made me giggle, and I think it may be my season favorite so far!

And Then There Was Braydn….

Posted on December 07th, 2008 in Uncategorized) by admin | 0 Comments »

Isn’t he adorable?? I gotta say – Braydn sure loved his birthday cake!!!