Thursday, August 19, 2010

Beach Photos

Trying to make these last days of summer last forever? Capture the essence of summer in photos on the beach! We still have a few openings for either children or family pictures this Sunday, August 22nd at Main St. Beach in Vermilion. Call 216-973-0156 or email to get in while you can!

Monday, August 09, 2010

Attitude of Gratitude Contest

Just knowing them is inspirational. What they do or who they are has encouraged you, made you long to be like them or moved you to tears with empathy for their courage and strength in a time of testing. You appreciate them for their grace under pressure, the way they give of themselves without anything expected in return or for the little things that they do without thinking anyone else is watching. But it makes a difference. To you. To your family. Maybe even your community.

In this busy world we often don't stop to let people know how much they have meant to us or inspired us simply by living their lives. We think it's time to slow down and have an "Attitude of Gratitude" for all of those people who enrich our lives, challenge and inspire us. We're asking you to join us and help us to show our gratitude for the people who make this world a better place to live, sometimes regardless of the circumstances they find themselves in.

Please help us to give back to a deserving person or family. Becky's Photography is offering a conest to offer a free portrait session and portrait order valued at $500 to the winning nominee. Help us give the gift of custom photography that can be treasured for a lifetime. Oh, and the person that nominates them also received a free photo session and a portrait order valued at $100. It's WIN-WIN!

The Rules -

Who can be nominated?
You can't nominate yourself, but the nominee can be anyone who has inspired you, given back or is just generally deserving of a year round reminder of their family's strength, beauty and love. The nomination can be due to financial hardship, but it doesn't have to be. The nominee must live in Avon, Ohio or the surrounding northeast Ohio area.

How can you nominate someone? Simply send us the person or family's name and the story of how they have been an inspiration to you along with contact information for both of you to Please be aware that we may share excerpts of these stories to inspire our readers, but will use first names only.

We'll be taking nominations through September 15th so get in that "Attitude of Gratitude" state of mind and start thinking about who you should nominate. We all know people that should be nominated. We guarantee it.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

New Employee!

Hi! I'm Heidi. That's me in the picture to the left with my husband Bryan and our four children. The picture was taken last fall by Becky. Shortly after that photo shoot Becky and I met and discussed having me join her business. Just about a month ago I finally made the transition, and I'm loving working for Becky! No, I'm not a photographer (I couldn't even come close to the amazing quality of work that she does) - I'm the new marketing, sales, whatever Becky needs at the moment assistant. I was born and raised in Oberlin and several years ago my husband and I returned and built our home on the outskirts of town. We were blessed with the adoption of our sons Eli, Joey and Justin as newborns. Having been touched by adoption I'm a passionate advocate for it. Our daughter Lydia was our little surprise and she completes our family in a special way. With four small children life is always busy, but when I can take some time away I love to escape to the library in our house to read, and in cooler weather, to turn on the fireplace and read while sipping a hot cup of tea. I also enjoy cooking and baking for my family and others. I've been known to crank up the music to sing and dance around the house like a crazy fool with my kids, but typically am more reserved. I couldn't live without chocolate, my daily planner or nap time! It's lovely to meet you.

Oh, and now that I'm on board we're going to be getting more active in our blogging so stay tuned for a fun contest that we'll be posting soon!