Do You Have the Cutest Kid in America?

Posted in Uncategorized on November 14th, 2012 by Amy

banner5thwithpics.pngIt’s almost time for the 5th annual National Charity Model Search!

Are you ready?!  We are!!!

The same as all the other years:
they’re looking for the Cutest Kids in America
portrait sessions must take place between January 1st and March 10th
session fee is $150, for the one hour children’s session
voting takes place until March 29th
$1 per vote goes to benefit Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
final judging takes place April 9th
amazing prizes will be given out nationally
we will be giving away great local prizes too

New this year:
the competition will be split into three age groups (0-3 years, 4-12 years, and 13-18 years)
prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners in each age group!

So if you think you have THE CUTEST KID IN AMERICA, call to book your session TODAY!  (this was an incredibly popular event last year; our calendar filled quickly)


Posted in Uncategorized on November 13th, 2012 by Amy

dsc05868-copy.jpgEmily, Lindsey, and I represented Shutter-Happy at the annual Mothers of Preschoolers shopping event yesterday.  🙂

We set up a table with all of our favorite print and merchandise samples… and got to visit with new moms, experienced moms, and soon-to-be moms all morning.  So fun!

We also had dozens of moms sign up for our giveaway of a free children’s model search session.  So, since we had so many interested, we’ve decided to give away several!  (we’ll be contacting all the winners soon)

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to chat with us.

Image Competition!!!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 9th, 2012 by Amy

Back in July, I entered the semi-annual NAPCP image competition.  My third time entering.  Winners were announced in October.  And I’m just getting to dig into the scores, comments, praise, and critique given to my images.

Was excited to have a few favorites receive great scores!  🙂


6th Annual FREE Halloween Charity Event

Posted in Uncategorized on November 1st, 2012 by Amy

dsc05861.JPGSo much fun!  Such a success!  Thank you to all that attended!

All Monday afternoon, I opened the studio doors to the community, for free Halloween costume portrait sittings.  And everyone, in return, brought bags of donations for the Medina Children’s Home and the Hill Country Pregnancy Care Center!

On Tuesday, Lindsey took all of the older children’s clothes and games to the Medina Children’s Home drop box. And my 4-year-old Evan (dressed in his Luke Skywalker costume) and I took all of the baby clothes, diapers, and wipes to the Hill Country Pregnancy Care Center.

halloween-copy.jpgWe also received about a dozen cans of food items as donations.  My 9-year-old Ben will be taking those to the Hill Country Daily Bread next Tuesday, when his scout den volunteers at the center.

And now, in return for all of the wonderful donations, we are giving back to each client the digital file of the collage I’ve created from the day… plus one free digital file of their child/children… and they’re getting an incredible discount on any additional digital files or paper prints that they order.

A big THANK YOU from the staff to everyone that participated, made the day so much fun, and brought such wonderful blessings to the community with your donations!

Hope everyone had a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!