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Ok, not yet… but two of my wedding photos have been selected as finalists in a national wedding photo contest! Apparently over 3000 submissions came in and two out of the three of mine were selected as finalists…. in my book, that is already a major WIN! I am honored!

Please go to the WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY DIRECTORY and vote for your favorite wedding photos…. I sure hope you will vote for mine, but as you will see, there are some AMAZING shots being featured!  If you have the time and opinion, there is a place to critique the photos… I would love to hear what you have to say. Here are the two finalists of the three I submitted:

from Greg and Susan’s wedding:


from Joe and Anne’s wedding:



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And the winner is…

Congrats to Kat for her award winning suggestion! Thanks Kat! Your gift card will be headed your way asap!

Here was the run-down of the results:

Thank you to all who participated with your creative suggestions as well as your comments! I had several people come up with a few other suggestions after the poll was up….. Paige suggested “Taken” and I love that as well (along the same lines as my “hot off the market” idea). Simple. True. Katy, an amazingly creative woman and photographer suggested ::she:: and I think that is really out-of-the-box creative Katy! I love the idea of having a name for these sessions that fits regardless of whether or not the woman is a mother or not. Anyhow, just a big thanks to ALL who participated – this was FUN!!! Lets do it again soon!

And last but not least…. the random commenter award goes to…………………….. (lots of you emailed me or sent me messages via Xanga or otherwise… but you didn’t get in on this part of the contest unless you COMMENTED on this blog. sorry charlie. yeah, I am hard core. next time, come on over here and comment! 🙂

Commenter #7 – Mark C! An iTunes or Starbucks  (your preference dude – email me or leave a comment and let me know!! not a coffee drinker or music downloader? this is your chance to score some major brownie points and give your sweet wife the card 🙂 ) card is on its way to you as well! Thanks for playing!


In other news…. we are off to Colorado at the crack of dawn tomorrow and will be back next Monday, so I will most likely be away from email most of the time. If you send an email, I will get back to you next week! Thanks!!

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Ready to vote??!

Ok, so as I have talked to several wives/mommies (and some hubbies/daddies too), it turns out that the idea of doing a shoot “just ‘cuz” for a mom or wife is a big big hit. I know a big trend out there right now is “boudoir” shoots (basically a “for his eyes only” kind of shoot), but 1. not all wives/moms are into posing in their unmentionables, and 2. I don’t do boudoir shoots.

So, an alternative is to do a shoot like Lys’ (last post) and just have fun and celebrate being YOU. I had one dad/hubby say verrrry quickly “I would LOVE pictures of just my wife!” So I am officially going to start pushing this idea on many of you wives and/or moms out there…. and there may even be a special deal for just such a shoot as this coming your way!! Stay tuned!

But I need a name for this kind of shoot, so let’s get this contest going! Ok so go ahead and vote with the poll, but leave a comment too cause there just might be some luvin’ sent to a random commenter! 🙂 Voting ends at midnight on Tuesday the 29th, so vote fast!

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Its finally LIVE! I have been working on a new website, actually TWO websites – CHP Portraits and CHP Weddings! Check them out here:

In honor of the new website and new pricing (contact me for a 2008 price list) and new location (Phoenix Arizona baby!), I am going to be offering some killer “specials” this summer. These specials are for local clients only at this time. I want to get to know some fellow Phoenix-onians (or whatever we call ourselves here)!

Here are the first batch of specials ~ stay tuned for more! This is going to be a fun summer! 🙂 🙂


In honor of my 30th birthday this year, I am offering a 30% discount on all weddings and portrait bookings this summer!! Hurry and jump on this special as it
ends August 1, and my full prices will be in effect from that time on.
Portraits ~ Book your session by August 1, 2008 and you will get a 30% discount off whatever package you choose. This discount applies to the package price only, and not to prints and products purchased in addition to the portrait package. Contact me if you have questions or want to book soon! ALL sessions must be booked by August 1 and completed by August 31 for the discount to apply.**

** Bookings are limited to availability so book soon to ensure an available date!
Weddings ~ Book your wedding by August 1, 2008 for 30% off your package price!! This discount applies to the package price only and not to prints, albums, or other products not included in the package price. The wedding has to be booked (with a retainer and signed contract) by August 1, 2008 to reserve your date at the discounted rate.**
** I only take on a very limited amount of weddings each year, so book soon to ensure availability!
May Blog Contest
(this is the first of many CHP blog contests to come so stay tuned for more fun this summer!)
This month I am offering a FREE portrait session* to a random local commenter this month. On May 25th (Memorial Day Weekend as well as my 5th anniversary weekend), I will be choosing a random commenter from this blog post to receive a FREE session! So check out my new websites and head back here and let me know what you think, what you like, what you don’t like :), to just say hey! or be the one to tell me what residents of Phoenix call themselves (Phoenix-onians? Phoenicians? Phoenix-ites?) and you may be the lucky commenter of the month! On the 25th, I will write out the number of comments on pieces of paper, and will randomly draw the number of the winning commenter, and announce it on this blog.
* The free session is for the CHP Digital Package which includes one full portrait session and a CD of full resolution digital files with personal printing release. Contact me if you have questions or would like a full 2008 price list.



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