Monthly Archives: November 2013

Small Business Saturday Deals!

I can’t tell you how excited I am to shop small this weekend.  With the overabundance of greed pouring out from the national chains such as Kohl’s, Best Buy, Target and (the very worst) KMart and Big Lots… I am more determined than ever to shop small, rather than give the huge money mongers my business on Thanksgiving Day. Isn’t this a time to reflect and be thankful for what we have, rather than grasping for more?  And while I understand the “there-are-less-shopping-days” rhetoric that I keep hearing, it doesn’t mean that people will be shopping less… just doing more shopping in a shorter amount of time!
So won’t you join with me??

As a thank you to my wonderful clients this year…

If your gallery can still be found online, you will be able to order prints at 50% off from Black Friday through Cyber Monday.

In addition to this sale, if you are interested in ordering a canvas I will be offering them at 25% off… orders must be placed through me directly, not online.

But wait!  There’s MORE!  If you have waited to place an album order… this is your chance!  I’m giving $150 off hardmount, signature albums and 25% off any parent albums ordered in conjunction with your wedding album (insides must be duplicates of wedding album in corresponding sizes).
If you need an updated album order form please contact me.

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EXCEPTIONS:
Seniors who have not placed a print order, you are unfortunately excluded (sorry, wouldn’t be fair to those that have already ordered).
Cards, Metal Prints and other specialty items will be disabled from being ordered during this sale.
If your gallery is not currently online, your images have been archived and are not eligible.
Pending album orders are excluded, unless you want to add parent albums.

Happy Shopping! … and remember… grandparents need prints too!

Pre-Order for Tim O’Toole’s “West of Ireland” 2014 Wall Calendar!

Hi All!  I am SO excited to be offering this calendar to raise support for the O’Toole’s while they are ministering to the city of Galway, Ireland.  I have posted most of the pictures included in the calendar below.

Cost: $20 + shipping
Production Time: Should take 7-10 days + shipping time. Should arrive in time for Christmas!

Instructions: Type in desired quantity, click “add to cart.”  When the page refreshes, scroll down to the bottom of the post and finish your transaction.  If you do not have a paypal account please choose option 2 on the redirected checkout page.

Thank you all in advance for your love and support of the O’Toole’s!!

*all images will be printed sans watermark. Watermark placed for blog use only, for the protection of Tim’s images*

West of Ireland 2014 Wall Calendar :

Sam & Danielle Get [Married]! … and Featured!

It’s weddings like Sam & Danielle’s that really make me grateful to have the job that I have, and absolutely LOVE what I do.  This wedding was so full of life, love and color that I seriously felt like I wasn’t up the the task of capturing all of the thoughtfulness and beauty that went into the day.

Danielle and I actually didn’t meet until the day of her and Sam’s engagement photos!  We clicked so well over the phone that we pretty much knew it was going to be a great fit for both of us right away.  Danielle and Sam met over the internet… as two avid gamers they got chatting in an online server, fell in love and the rest is history!

With these two it’s obvious that they are a perfect fit… and more importantly, that they are head over heels for each other.  To see the way they interacted, the lack of hysteria and laid back approach they had to their wedding day was so refreshing.  At one point Sam was in the hotel room while the girls were getting ready, and while other couple’s may have been concerned about seeing each other beforehand, these two just held hands and talked like it was any other day.  In my opinion that’s not just what makes a wedding day great… but makes a marriage strong.  The romantic dates and lavish gifts are one thing, but the ability to have coffee in the morning and just chat through your day without any pomp or circumstance… that’s real life.

“You knit both halves of my heart together,
See me through fair and foul weather.
When the wind blows, you are my tether.
When my soul is heavy, you lift me like a feather.
I’ll say it loud and I’ll say it proud —
with you, my love, my life is better.”

How cute are these matching scents?
I seriously can’t get over how gorgeous all the florals were…
See what I mean?  Just holding hands… no big deal, we’re just getting married today…
Yay!  Love doing a first look… the intimacy of the moment just makes my heart warm, every. single. time.
Sam decided to dress as Macklemore when they entered the reception to “Thrift Shop”… so hilarious.
Cake smash!
My camera didn’t quite focus in time for the shot of Danielle with her dad, but it was so sweet I couldn’t delete it from the final images.
“Don’t stop believing”
Huge thanks to the amazing vendors that made this day fabulous!

Wedding Planner: Ashley with The Graceful Host
Ceremony & Reception: Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
Hair & Makeup: Elizabeth with Who’s the Fairest
Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander
Bridesmaids: Alfred Angelo
Groomsmen: Jos. A Banks
Rentals: Party Reflections
Catering: Best Impressions
Cake: Wow Factor Cakes
Videography: Brian Bunn Films
Flowers: New Creations Flower Co.