Sunday, September 22, 2013

"I have this idea..." Meet Maggie B. My live-in-tern.

Just over three years ago, while teaching at the Lamplighter Guild, one brave student asked if I had some time to critique her photos. 

Blessed with a natural eye, sweet spirit and that cool artsy vibe that typically only exists in Wes Anderson films, she intrigued me instantly.  

We remained in touch, via Facebook and an occasional phone call.   I offered advice and critiques now and then, but our busy lives prevented us from diving into mentoring hard core.

One day, she sent me a message that said:

"I have this idea and it's called, I will live with you and follow you everywhere you go for a month. And in exchange, I will cook my delicious food for you everyday - and you will have a chocolate pie every night... and morning."

Photo and pie by Maggie B.

And thus began the plans for Maggie to come and be my "live-in-tern".

She flew in from Colorado, late Wednesday night  and will be living in our upstairs apartment, till October 9th.  The funny part about this whole thing is that we both feel like we've won the lottery.

I get a companion, cook {she's currently making eggplant soup & rosemary cornbread!}, yarden worker, bag carrier, coffee heater-upper, grass remover {see photo below}, etc... etc... and of course, she's my all around photographer's assistant.  Yessssssss...

Maggie's first photo shoot, with me.  hehe  {Yoga-shoot}

Cornbread.  mmm...

Meanwhile, she is happy to learn as much photography information that we can pack into her brain, as well as the general gist of "How to be Kim Winey" which may or may not be more than she bargained for. 

Watching a soccer game, while holding an inch worm, because inch worms are awesome.

Thus far, it's been amazing, and from my perspective- completely seamless.  She fits right in, here!  In fact, during a game of Dominion last night, she felt so comfortable that she mocked/made fun of me, after I informed her of my attack card.  I died laughing, then simultaneously fired her and welcomed her to the family.

Clients who are fortunate enough to be scheduled during the next few weeks will get to meet her.  {Yay!}  And the rest of you, can feel free to friend her on Facebook and send her encouraging/"Welcome to Pennsylvania!" messages, if you'd like!  She's kind of great.

We heart Maggie.  <3

Thursday, September 12, 2013

A Christmas Styled Shoot!

I know!

Can you believe it?!

I haven't done "Christmas Pictures" in yeeeeears.

But, Hull's has once again inspired me!

Did you know that Hull's Spring Hills Farm is a Christmas Tree Farm?

So you know what this means, right?

Picture it {pun intended}...

Christmas trees + rustic/awesome props + yummlies (yes, treats!) + Lemon Daisy Boutique clothing + Gurliglam + fabulous interns + Kim Winey Photography!!

The dates are:

Monday, October 28th and Tuesday, October 29th.  Props and treats will be appropriate for ages 3 -7.

Monday, November 4th.  Props and treats will be appropriate for 6 1/2 months (must be sitting up) to 3 years old (or there-abouts).

Sitting fee: $150 for the first child.  $25 each additional person.  Prints, digital files, discs and cards sold separately, in password protected online gallery.

A $75 deposit is required to secure your session.

Sessions will last approximately 1 hour, with more time given for larger families.

Call 717-689-3277 to secure your date and time.  

Nautical Fun!


How adorable are these two retro cuties!!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sometimes, I miss things during shoots.

It was a great shoot!

Cute kids.
Good lighting.

But in the end, the mom and I both felt like we'd missed something...

each other!  


With our mutual friend, Danielle Lee, as our connection we had both been looking forward to meeting each other.  However, with 3 wee ones to photograph, there wasn't much time for mom/photog chatting.

You know what this means, Danielle...

A multi family get away!!  Start the planning!!!

Mike & Laura Get Married!

This wedding will easily go down as having one of the most fun and energetic bridal parties, ever!
Thanks for the opportunity to photograph your memorable day, Mike & Laura!!
Special thanks also to Mike's photographer-mom, Mary, who trusted me with this very important assignment!