Wednesday, February 17, 2016

"le potager" ~ The transformation begins

It's styled-shoot planning time and I am sooo excited about one theme in particular.

"le potager" ~ The Kitchen Garden

Over the next few months, my interns and I will be turning our raised beds and yarden nook into an ornamental and edible garden area, inspired by French gardens of yesteryear.

Since this will be a rather dramatic and lengthy time of preparation, I'll be sharing the behind the scenes transformation of this space as it progresses.

As with all of my styled shoots, the planning begins in my head, and on Pinterest.

Follow along here, to see the inspiration pins that are making me reeeally long for the yardening season to arrive!

The four raised beds will be one of our focal points.

Edible flowers, ornamental veggies, and herbs will be arranged in an attractive manner to make this a functional, but beautiful yarden space.

I'm praying for the strength and materials to finally take out this ugly path. What a difference that will make!

New door? New siding? Or just some creative painting? hmmm...

Our rescued arch needs some attention again.

The start of our hugelkultur bed.

I'm not quite sure where we'll move it to, since I need this frame for le potager... think. think.

The nook.

One man's dark corner is another woman's prized location.

Leftovers from last fall and "la boutique de jardin"... the inspiration for "la potager".

Oh my heart.

And then the question becomes-

Do my clients trust me enough to believe that this sad space will soon become a one-of-a-kind, photo-worthy place of beauty??

Kinda makes me want to give a bonus to those who book their sessions BEFORE they see it all transform. Like a "believer's bonus".  ;-)

Too book a spring, summer or early fall "le potager" session call 717-689-3277 or email

Monday, February 8, 2016

February Bootcamps and learning opportunities!

Bootcamps & learning opportunities are in full swing!

This Sunday, February 14th, we are having out first "Class-y Party ~ Capturing the Camera Lover".

This is a combination of both a class and a party.  See what we did there?  ;)

For our class time, my hubby and I have put together a list of fun and EASY ideas for both you and your special someone to help get you, the camera-lover, into more photos.   This is a non-techy class.  All skill levels are welcome

You can read more about this event here. 

On Saturday, February  20th, our "Manual Settings-Super Simplified" is taking place again.  

This is a non-intimidating time of learning how to adjust your camera's settings to create consistent, properly exposed photos.  Visual aids & inspiring images will be used to explain the three parts of the exposure triangle ~ ISO, aperture and shutter speed. 

Information about "MSSS" can be found here.

*All silent seats are filled for this class.  

To round out this month of love we are having a "Taking it to the Next Level" Bootcamp, on February 27th.

During this class you will discover unique ways to create photos filled with physical and emotional depth; story telling photography; how to "read" available light; analyze photos; and more.

Taking it to the next level is perfect for anyone looking to add some "wow!" to their images. Knowing how to shoot in manual mode is beneficial (really beneficial), but not necessary. 

Date: Saturday, February 27th

Time: 9:00am - 1:30pm 

Location: Dalton, Pa

Investment: $450

*Silent Seats are once again available for the "Taking it to the Next Level" Bootcamp. This option is complimentary and is available for any former "Taking it to the Next Level" students who would like a refresher course.  Please email Kim to reserve your seat, as spaces are limited.

Call 717-689-3277 or email to reserve your seat to these upcoming classes!