Bigger IS Better!!

Check out this fabulous article by Amy Ro Photography.

It’s amazing how small an 8×10 print really is! I think everyone is afraid of large sizes. I recently ordered a 16×24 canvas, thinking it would be HUGE! Then I hung it up….lol. It looks tiny. I think I am going to order two more to go on either side to make it look a little more substantial. I will definitely learn from my mistakes 🙂

Hopefully this article enlightens everyone so they don’t make the same mistakes I did!


My little bro

I have been wanting to take some pictures of my little brother for a while now, and finally got around to it while he was on Christmas holidays. I couldn’t believe how great he was! He did as I asked, gave genuine smiles and was just perfect to photograph! I think maybe 6 years old is my new favorite age! I absolutely LOVED so many of his images, and we got them all in about 10 minutes in my parents living room!

Isn’t he just the cutest little guy?! I love him to bits 🙂

Well, I guess this marks the last post of 2009! It’s been a wonderful year and we are so thankful to the LORD for the care and guidance we have received from HIM. We have been blessed both in our personal life and business life. We’d also like to thank all of our clients, and wish you all a Happy New Year! Next year promises to be amazing!

I am looking forward to becoming an aunt again in May, when Steff is expecting her second little bundle 🙂 I can’t wait! We also have lots going on with a whole new re-branding effort with our business and have a new website to launch as well. It’s going to be busy!

So it’s goodbye to (if you are a client and have perfect eyesight, you may be able to spot one of your images in there :-P)

Welcome 2010!!

Merry Christmas!

Steff and I are both looking forward to celebrating the birth of our Savior with our families and friends. We have been so blessed this year and we look forward to 2010 and the joys it will encompass.

Since I never shared any pics from Steff’s family mini-session, here’s a couple:

isn’t she a doll?!

And here are our Christmas greeting cards this year:

I know, my family picture is old 😛 But I love it so much!

Wishing everyone the Lord’s blessings this season!

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It is closed to non-members and the subscription is currently at $50/year, however, this would be discounted to only $25 with the coupon code TUESDAY. This offer is only open to the first 30 people who sign up, so hurry over and get your subscription!

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Custom cards and: some exciting news!!

Now that all of our sessions are done and done for the year 2009, (I hope all you clients enjoyed your gift?!) I thought I’d post some recent announcements I have done for some of our clients and others who are not photography clients, but needed cards.

Yes, I do create custom cards for anyone, not just photography clients. No, I am not offended if someone else did your pictures, I am more than happy to create a design that you will be proud to hand out to your family and friends! There are quite a few Christmas designs this year that I love as well, but seeing as everyone might not yet have handed out their cards, I’ll leave that post for later.

These first two you will recognize if you have seen some recent posts, we loved photographing these gorgeous baby girls!

This sweet little girl was photographed by her mother, Danyse VanDam, as was the baby boy in the next announcement.

As for the other exciting news?! Well, we are so excited about the growth Creative Clicks Photography has experienced with less than one year in business, and so 2010 promises much more fun as we will be changing a few things around as well.

Currently, we have a new logo and website in the works, there will also be some pricing changes which will take effect only after the website is launched (*if you have already booked your session to take place in 2010, current prices will remain the same).

We hope you continue to follow us in our journey, we will definitely be keeping everyone up to date through this blog and the Facebook Fan Page as well. By the way, if you do want to get updates on our blog posts as soon as they’re posted, you can either subscribe to our RSS feed, or become a Fan on our Page. There’s a link on the side of the blog you can click which will direct you to the Page.

We are having so much fun meeting everyone and getting to know all of our amazing clients, all our thanks goes to you for the opportunity to do what we LOVE, photograph YOU!

The D Family Mini-Session

John Calvin Christian School in Smithville holds a Winterfest every year in the fall. It’s a great community event, full of fun activities and great food, lots of games and shopping to be done. This year Steff and I donated a mini-session to the Silent Auction and we were excited to meet the winner!

This is the D Family: here’s a few from their mini-session!

Thanks guys! I know it was cold (ok, freezing!) but you were great!

The R Family Session

This wonderful family contacted us to take some relaxed family portraits and we had so much fun with them! We were given a tour of the house by sweet little C and J had us cracking up with his funny faces and squeaky shoes, and his incredible excitement whenever their dog, Scar, came by, was just hilarious!

We spent most of our time outside, even though it was freezing!, and the kids were just troopers!

Thanks so much for having us down, and for a wonderful afternoon! Enjoy your sneak peek!

Isn’t she just adorable?!

This one cracks me up…look at that lip!

Sweet baby J….I could eat him up. He was so good, and so adorable. Look at those cheeks 🙂

I loved this chair! It has great color, great texture, and best of all, it meant something to their family. It belonged to these kiddies dad when he was a kid, and I thought it was so sweet to include personal items like this in their session.