Tidbits: A Few of my Favorite Things

December 22, 2010 § 1 Comment

Pottery Barn and Target.  Perhaps you’ve heard of them?

You have?  Good.

Perhaps then you know of this little trick:  Memorize Pottery Barn catalog … race to Target in search of cheaper replications.

Ah, yes.  I know this one well.  This is how I ended up with Target frames that are literally falling apart at the seams, while their Pottery Barn counterparts are still as perfect as the day they arrived.  Talk about having a brilliant plan backfire.  Lesson learned:  Choose quality when it counts. For me, photo frames (or photo anything) strictly falls in that category.  Favorite Numero Uno.

In my searching I’ve also come across other amazing sources for true quality.  The most recent of which is Guillermo Cuellar Pottery located in a quaint little town of Shafer, MN.  Love Love LOVE.  Check out their website at http://www.guillermopottery.com and their featured gallery at http://www.schallergallery.com (the photography is admittedly better on the second site.)  The story behind the man is an interesting tale, and the “old” pottery is made with beautiful style.  One stop at their showroom and I fell in love — I think you will too.

Another long time favorite is a phenomenal artist by the name of Michael Crouser — an incredible photographer that I have been fortunate enough to know, and who has provided me with invaluable advice and inspiration during my photographic journey.  With an impeccable talent for the interplay between light and darkness, his black and white images are timeless and astounding.  Find him and his work, which is available for purchase, at http://www.michaelcrouser.com (fyi …. the series he is working on now is phenomenal — keep an eye out for it in the future!)

Exquisite pottery …. incredible art …. why not follow it up with a party?  Allow me to introduce to you A Fine Fete Event Planning Services.  Based out of Minneapolis, MN this unique business specializes Weddings, Business-type vents, such as Grand Openings, Remodel Reveals, Customer Appreciation Events; and Private Parties like: in-home gourmet/catering, holiday parties … etc.  Owner Nadia Glynn stands out from the crowd with her genuine taste for taking “one graceful step outside of the box” to create a vision that is different, eye-catching, and perhaps never seen before.  Her focus is to take a client’s vision and make them come to life — a testament to her own experiences, and the desire to provide that amazing realization to her clients as well.  See her work at http://www.afinefeteevents.com and let her know that Kelsea sent you — as a recent addition to Nadia’s team, I would be thrilled to be your event photographer!  (Exciting, isn’t it?!)

Finally, I will end with a little shameless self promotion, and a book of the week tacked on at the end for good measure ;o)  I am saying farewell to 2010 with a 10% discount on all sessions booked before the end of the year, and scheduled before the end of February — shoot me an email for further details if you’re interested!  Also, like always, any clients who refer someone to me will receive a complimentary 8×10 print at their next session.  (Thank you!)  Last but not least …. the final piece to this patchwork posting …. a holiday Fun on Friday.  This week I have come across two Christmas books that will warm your heart and your spirits —  The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale by Angela Elwell Hunt and Tim Jonke and The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado and Liz Bonham.

I will be on holiday for the remainder of the week, but have a number of sessions scheduled for next week, which I will be eager to share with you.  Until then, have a wonderful holiday, and a very Merry Christmas!



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§ One Response to Tidbits: A Few of my Favorite Things

  • Eileen says:

    So glad you are promoting those two books! We decided to go with the Three Trees book for Christmas Eve services. It will be the third year in a row I have read it to the kids at the services (this year 4:30, 6:00, 7:30 and 9PM). Guess it has become a tradition worth keeping.

    Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family. Love, Auntie Pie (Eileen)

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