The SuperMOM Project!!!!

Posted in Uncategorized on September 20th, 2015 by Amy

It’s here! It’s here! Our very first big photography project!

The idea brewed all summer. And then I hit the ground running, searching the town for sponsors… and photographing all the ladies that I consider to be SuperMOMs.

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The scoop:

As moms ourselves, our staff knows how rewarding, trying, fulfilling, and difficult being a mom is. Sometimes it’s a thankless job. Sometimes we feel like we’re rockin’ it, but most times we feel like we’re not enough. Whatever our circumstances, and however successful (or unsuccessful) our day is, we’re just doing our best to play SuperMOM.

Shutter-Happy’s goal over the next several months is to find 100 amazing SuperMOMs in our community… to recognize, honor, photograph, and pamper these wonderful women… and tell their stories.

We’re about to start taking nominations from the public. But before then, we’re still looking for some more sponsors to jump on board.

Timeline:

October- Begin taking nominations

November and December- The moms will be notified of their nominations

February and March- We’ll conduct three portrait days, photographing the moms in their SuperMOM t-shirts (that we’ll be gifting to them) and our capes. We’ll also be collecting video interviews from their family and friends, to produce a compilation of sweet thoughts and greetings.

April- Host an event to celebrate the moms, unveil their portraits, and showcase the interviews.

If you would like to be a part of this event in any way, please check out…
The SuperMOM website, to find our sponsor form-
www.thesupermomproject.com
Our GoFundMe page, to make monetary donations-
www.gofundme.com/thesupermomproject

Each and every dollar or gift will go to make this an even bigger and better (and special) event for these moms!

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My Job is Fun!

Posted in Uncategorized on September 13th, 2015 by Amy

Yes, it’s incredibly stressful. Sometimes clients just don’t listen. Sometimes the businesses we’re working with give impossible deadlines. Sometimes we have to fix mistakes that we make. Most times there just aren’t enough hours in the day.

But this is where I have fun, am fulfilled, get to love on sweet babies, get to be silly with kids, am allowed to be creative, get to work with awesome ladies, get to give back to the community…. and more!

Lately,

Even though Emily and Lindsey are no longer working with us, Allison and I can’t help but want to get together with them when we can. So we celebrated birthdays over the last few months with fun lunches. We took Emily to Las Palapas, ate at Dog & Pony for Allison, and tried out the new Dienger Trading Company for Lindsey’s day.

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I spent several days photographing babies, editing their portraits, and working on layouts for the latest calendar for the Hill Country Pregnancy Care Center.

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I taught one of our 4-H photography classes at the studio, letting the kids try their hands at posing and focusing. (complete with camera cookies!)

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And the new Shutter-Happy temporary tattoos that I designed arrived.. and are so cool!

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Yep, just totally love this job!