Friday, July 31, 2009

Good day

Had a wedding consultation this morning. The bride said she found me on the web and had seen a lot of good things about me, but wanted to wait until she met with the other photographer her hubby-to-be knew before she put a deposit.

About an hour later she called and came back by the studio and put down a deposit without telling her fiance. She said she liked me and trusted what she had seen on the web and liked the studio and preferred to use me. Made me feel good. Love days like this.

On a side note, I've been EXTREMELY busy updating all my stuff with the new studio name. I know there will be a new blog look, not sure if the blog will still be with blogger or a different company.

I have tons of photos I need to post. Will do that soon!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


I have been pretty busy lady reinventing my logo, pricing, etc.

I think I've finally decided on my logo. See above!

I wanted to focus more on my name as many people were confused by the old name Freelance 4 Hire. For the time being, I'm keeping Freelance4Hire.com not sure yet on future plans with that.

Since everyone loves the lollipop picture and I think it's a sweet image, I played off that and added a lollipop to my logo. And now I have tons of cute play on words, like, "photographing life's sweeteste memories!"

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Help a deserving lady!

One of my past brides send me this. She told me a long story about all the reasons this woman deserves this, so please pass this on and vote!

Please place your vote so that an amazing woman, who is so deserving, can win an awesome makeover in NYC!!

Here's a direct link to her vote page.

Nancy is an Occupational Therapist working out of Ponte Vedra and works with children with special needs (many on the Autism spectrum and Cerebral Palsy) and is an amazing person, always giving so much for herself! She even has an adaptive yoga class for some of our patients. She is my current supervisor and is so amazing.

The contest is for the ultimate curly girl weekend in New York which includes a makeover by an amazing stylist who will definitely keep those curls, roundtrip airfare for two to New York, two nights at the W Hotel, two tickets to see "In the Heights", a Broadway play, and a $500 American Express Gift Card and a collection of Ouidad products. And, she will receive the title of "Ouidad Curl Ambassador"!

You can vote more than once per day, per browser, and NO registration required! Takes 2 seconds!! Only one week left to get her to #1! She needs about 500 more votes to get to #1! She has gone from 11th place yesterday afternoon, to 5th place TONIGHT!!!!

I think it would let you vote as many times as you would be willing to clear cookies! It lets me vote in multiple browsers also, there's a vote counter on the bottom to see if the vote gets counted or not!

However, if you can just place one vote, once per day until next Thursday, it will totally help bring our girl to the top!

Thanks all and I hope our curly girl can win!

And PLEASE Pass this along to friends and family that would be willing to help her win!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Jax Idol

One of the reasons I haven't posted too much lately is that I've been doing some extra newspaper and magazine work. One of the recent stories I did was about the local talent competition Jax Idol. You can read the story here.