Best of the Best- 2014

Posted in Uncategorized on July 25th, 2014 by Amy

We won GOLD again!!!!!!

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER in Kendall County, three years in a row!
Included as one of the best of the best all ten years in business!

THANK YOU to everyone that takes the time to vote… and for considering us as the best in the area!

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Our 10-Year Anniversary Party and Ribbon-Cutting

Posted in Uncategorized on July 23rd, 2014 by Amy

What a neat night!

Got to visit with friends, family, clients, and other business owners. Enjoyed the amazing food from Boerne Cooking Cottage and an incredible cake by The Exclusive Cake Shop.

Over and done. Ready for the next ten years!!!!!!!!

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10 YEARS!!!!!!

Posted in Uncategorized on July 17th, 2014 by Amy

10 YEARS OF DREAMS, BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS… AND FUN!!!

THREE YEARS OF TRYING TO WORK OUT OF MY LIVING ROOM AND GUEST BEDROOM. THREE YEARS OF WORKING OUT OF OUR RENOVATED GARAGE. FOUR YEARS IN OUR UPPER BALCONES STUDIO. AND A RECENT MOVE TO OUR NEW PLACE ON JOHNS RD!

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A COUPLE OF YEARS OF PARTNERING WITH THE BOERNE STAR.

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A HANDFUL OF DIFFERENT EMPLOYEES… AND THE STAFF PICS THAT WENT WITH THEM.

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DOZENS OF RACES/WALKS- FABRA 5K’S, KOMEN RACES FOR THE CURE, BERGEST FEST 5K’S, ST. PETER’S FALL 5K, THE RUN AT THE RANCH, THE HILL COUNTRY FLOWER WOMEN’S 10K, AND THE COCOA WOMAN’S HALF-MARATHON.

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DOZENS OF MARKETING EVENTS- RAINBOW PLAY SYSTEM’S EASTER EXTRAVAGANZA, THE BEST OF BOERNEFEST, THE OUTDOOR FAMILY FAIR, THE HILL COUNTRY MONTESSORI’S BUCKAROO BREAKFAST, AND MOPS SHOP.

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A COUPLE OF LADIES’ NIGHTS.

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A FEW PARADES.

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A HANDFUL OF BOERNE EDUCATION FOUNDATION, CIBOLO NATURE CENTER, AND CHAMBER GALAS.

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DOZENS OF SCHOOL, TEAM, CLUB, AND ORGANIZATION SPONSORSHIPS- FABRA ELEMENTARY, CIBOLO CREEK ELEMENTARY, CURINGTON ELEMENTARY, AUE ELEMENTARY, FABRA ELEMENTARY, KO CHEER, SCOUT PACK 102, ST. MARK’S FUNDRAISERS, THE HILL COUNTRY MONTESSORI SCHOOL’S FUNDRAISERS, THE BOERNE EDUCATION FOUNDATION GALAS, AND MORE!

SO MANY CONFERENCES, SEMINARS, AND WEBINARS.

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PLENTY OF GOOFY PICS IN OUR PHOTO BOOTH.

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LOTS OF TEAM OUTINGS AND LUNCHES… EVEN A BEACH VACATION!

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ONE “BILLBOARD!”

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A WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM HILL COUNTRY WOMEN IN BUSINESS. AND A BEST OF THE BEST AWARD FROM THE BOERNE STAR EVERY SINGLE YEAR IN BUSINESS!!!

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THANK YOU to all who have put up with my woes and worries. THANK YOU to all who have been by my side, helping me change and grow into my vision. THANK YOU to all of our clients who are loving what we’re doing and are sharing the word about us to their friends and family. THANK YOU to everyone that voted for me every year in the Best of the Best contest. THANK YOU for helping me get to a 10-year anniversary. What a ride!!!

To come see our new studio, grab some munchies, and celebrate the big anniversary with us, please join us at our ribbon-cutting and grand opening!
Tuesday, July 22nd
5:30 pm
720 Johns Rd.

Our Beach Trip!!!

Posted in Uncategorized on July 14th, 2014 by Amy

The first part of celebrating Shutter-Happy’s 10-year anniversary was a trip to my happy place.

Emily, Allison, and I (and honorary employee, Lindsey) packed up and headed to Port A on Friday. Enjoyed lunch, walked the beach, sat along the shoreline, took staff portraits, took a dip in the pool, spent the night, and enjoyed a little more time on the beach on Saturday.

It was so great to get away with my girls. So awesome to have a vacation without kids. So funny to have bloopers from our portraits. 😉

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It’s Not All Fun & Games (but sometimes it is) ;)

Posted in Uncategorized on July 14th, 2014 by Amy

Of course we’ve been super-busy with portrait sessions, the normal day-to-day duties, and moving to a new building.  But we’ve had lots of fun outings too!

In March, we celebrated National Employee Appreciation Day with a lunch at Dodging Duck.

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Allison and I also set up our displays and our photo booth at the Outdoor Family Fair.

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We participated in the Relay for Life event.  And I ran the photo booth all night.

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And we attended the annual Boerne Education Foundation gala.

In May, we moved to our new studio.

We hosted Emily’s 40th birthday party at the studio in June.

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And we just got back from a beach trip.

Maybe we’re having too much fun!