The New Studio!!!!!!

Posted in Uncategorized on July 11th, 2010 by Amy

Our lease for the 1920’s home began on the 4th of July.  We quickly had the fire marshall come out to inspect, had pest control start a regimen, had a cleaning crew out to scrub top to bottom, had our insurance agent over to assess, and hired a handyman to make some big improvements.  Moving in took all week long.  And then our real work began…

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In the front, we removed trees that blocked the view of the building from the street, pulled weeds, planted flowers, cleaned and painted the front porch, hung bird houses and a bird feeder, installed our doorbell, put in a new porch light, hung a basket of flowers on the door, and replaced the latch and lock.  The biggest snag in this project… the actual front door.  We planned on sanding and painting.  I sanded for about 5 minutes, was eaten alive by mosquitos, and gave up.  Nathan sanded for about an hour, decided it was too much work, and gave up.  We had to give in and purchase a new door!

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Entryway… we replaced the dated light with a gorgeous chandelier a friend gave us; we put in hooks and tables to display our purses.

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The camera room/party room!!!  We replaced the ceiling fan, added our rug, installed a background track system, hung canvases, and hung fun paper lanterns.  This is where most of our sessions will take place; we will begin having portrait parties in this room; and our gallery-wrap canvases will be showcased here.

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Camera room 2- we moved in our cute blue couch and an outdoor scene (our barn wall, hay bales, old doors, wagon wheel, and grass).  We’re also going to build a tin wall for another background option.

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Hallway to the bathroom… we put in a table at the end and chose to use the space to highlight our framing options.

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Bathroom- added curtains, a rug, and a bench; cleaned up the toilet.

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Rest of the bathroom- changed the lighting; took down the old medicine cabinet and hung an antique mirror; completely replaced the cabinetry; replaced the towel hangers and faucet; bought a diaper changing pad for mommies and babies; and purchased a bubble machine for fun pics in the cute tub!

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Mine and Emily’s office- removed the light and added a ceiling fan; moved in our desk, rug, chairs, ottoman, shelves, and products.  This is where we’ll conduct our print consultations/order appointments.  All we have to still do is move in the projector and projection screen.  Anyone notice our resident chicken?  😉

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Playroom!!!  While parents are busy working with us to place print orders, the kiddos are welcomed to enjoy our playroom… train table, puzzles, play kitchen, shopping cart, TV and movies, Hot Wheels, puppets, books, play doh, and markers.  Fun!!!  We also have a bunch of our float wraps hung in this room, showing them off here.

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Kitchen- moved in a table and chairs; highlighting our stretcher frame canvases here.  Camera room nook- great little built-in cabinets where we’ll be hosting partners’ business cards.  Props room- we also have a large props room, but it is still a little unorganized, so I’m not going to show it here yet.  Extra room- we also have an extra room that we still do not have plans for.

Want to see the new place?  Get a sneek peak as you drive past 11 Upper Balcones Dr!  Let’s schedule a tour or session!  Or watch for our ribbon cutting and open house announcement!

Want to at least see the big pictures?  Visit our main site (http://www.shutter-happy.com/); click on Enter Site; click on The Studio tab; click on Location.

Want to have your business’ information displayed?  Get your pamphlets or business cards to me and we’ll put them out for our clients!

Interested in renting out our extra room for your business?  Inquire any time!

Best of the Best

Posted in Uncategorized on July 11th, 2010 by Amy

shlogostripes.jpgWow!  We completely missed the voting process, forgot to remind our friends, family, and clients to fill out ballots… and we’re still one of the top three photographers in Kendall County!

THANKS to everyone who did get out and vote in The Boerne Star’s Best of the Best contest!  Thanks to you, we won silver again this year!  It’s an honor to be recognized the last six years in a row.

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anniversary Party a Success!

Posted in Uncategorized on July 4th, 2010 by Amy

anderson2-copy.jpgWe had so much fun yesterday!!!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to help us celebrate, to John Moon Custom Homes who constructed our photo booth, and to all of our partners who donated wonderful gifts to give away to our clients…

Shutter-Happy Photography– business cards, stickers, balloons, t-shirts, and gift certificates for a free 16×20 or 16×24 print or canvas, free portrait purses, and a free session
Mary Kay Cosmetics– two pampering gifts with products
Partylite Candles and Gifts– candles
An Angel’s Touch Therapeutic Massage and Wellness– business cards and a gift certificate for a free massage
The Happiest Vacations on Earth by Lindsey– postcards with Disney vacation-planning specials
KM Designs– business cards and gift certificates for discounts on sewing services
SnoBiz- gift certificates for free snow cones
Bear Moon Bakery– gift cards for free cookies
Starbucks– $5 gift cards
Hill Country Montessori School– business cards, pencils, and a gift certificate for a free summer class
Premier Designs Jewelry- business cards, coupons, and a free set of earrings
Hill Country Kids Learning Center- business cards
Macaroni Kid– business cards, lollipops, and a pancake mold
KNR Paints– free gallon of paint gift certificates
Wackadoo’s– coupons and hair care products

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