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Happy 3rd Birthday Drake!!

Celebrating a third birthday is such an exciting time!  If you’re like me you probably have thoughts of how fast time has gone, you are busy planning a party, deciding on a cake, picking up balloons and choosing the perfect gift. But for most of us – while it is a happy time – we probably take for granted that our little one is turning three. Because we have never even considered the thought that they wouldn’t.

My buddy Drake turned three years old today. He celebrated with an awesome fireman truck cake made by his mommy, and I am sure his smile beamed from ear to ear with his family all around him. But they are definitely not taking for granted his 3rd birthday. Because in their world – they can’t take a single day for granted, celebrating his 3rd birthday wasn’t a give-in. There were times they weren’t sure they would get to have this party. Drake was diagnosed a little less than a year ago with ALL (acute lymphocytic leukemia).  So now, their days are spent in and out of the hospital, hoping for good health and good counts so they can do treatment, and playing with tractors, firetrucks, “apps”, and bubbles while Drake fights the cancer that is attacking his little body.

Help us cheer Drake on and wish him a happy birthday by donating to Cure Search to help fund research so that the number of 3 years olds that don’t get to celebrate their birthday  goes down. Please donate – these kids and families NEED this research done. They need to know there is a treatment to make their child healthy again.  Your donation can save lives.

www.curesearchwalk.org/omaha/bosley

Rian

Oh how I do love me a feisty little red head. And no – this time I am not talking about either of my daughters. Meet Rian. She is PRECIOUS!!!! She is such a beautiful little baby girl, with thighs cheeks and hands that I could squeeze all day long, and an awesome sassy little personality to go with it – all wrapped up into one sweet 9 month old. Could my job be any more amazing?!! I melted when I was working on these pictures…

The Herber Fam!

It’s been twins week over at the studio!! We have had 2 families with twins come in for family pics and we did a senior photo shoot the other day with a guy who is a twin!

If you are a regular around Bosley Creative you probably recognize this family. They are so much fun to work with and we have been working with Miss Eva (aka my little assistant and creator of big baby smiles) since she was little.

Now we have the extreme pleasure of getting to also know her little brothers (oh and her parents are awesome – they pretty much all rock).  Aren’t they just the most precious little fam?!



Turner

The Turner’s were the winners from our mini shoot giveaway a couple months ago. We met Missy a while back (she was the realtor with our builder when we built our house, she isn’t attached to a builder anymore so if you need an agent – check her out, I’ve heard great things about how great she is to work with and we loved her!! And she also happened to be the SIL of a friend of ours.) so we were so excited to catch up with her and her gorgeous family for this shoot! Her little ones were so fun and kept me laughing the entire time. Thanks so much for coming to the studio – we hope you love these pictures!!

A note from one of my clients whose husband was battling cancer during the time of our photo shoot

I received this email from a client the other day and it brought tears to my eyes. I was referred to her through a friend and when we did their pictures it was immediately before her husband was to have a transplant. The day we went to do them it started raining – so knowing we didn’t have time to reschedule I wrapped my camera in my coat and we did the shoot in the rain. They were all such troopers and the pictures turned out beautiful. I wanted to share her email with all of you because I hope that you can see how important family pictures can be to someone fighting a serious illness and if you ever have a friend in this situation I hope that you will send them my way. It’s not that they need pictures because they aren’t going to win the fight, but more or less to empower them through the battle and so that they will be able to look back at the pictures years later to remember this chapter in their lives that will forever change them.

Catherine,

I wanted to give you a (late) heads up that I referred a friend to you.  She was just diagnosed in January with cancer, and her husband has been battling cancer for the past couple years now.  When I spoke with her last week I told her to get a family picture and I strongly suggested she call you.  Catherine you were the best during a very difficult time when we rushed to get our pictures in before Steve’s transplant.   And I want you to know how very important those pictures were and are to us.  I told my friend how the family picture and the ones of the kids, traveled to and from the hospital with us for months and beautifully embodied to Steve every time he looked at them why he was going through this.  People still talk about how great that family picture was 2 years later because we sent it out as our holiday card.  I hope she calls you or has called you already.  If she does contact you, the photo shoot will be as magical, meaningful and beautiful as it was for our family in your hands.  Even through the rain drops we had, you captured a beauty, a peace, and a love I truly know we could have only gotten from you and for that thank you, thank you, thank you.  You are a true artist.

You are the best and many blessing to you and your family!

Thanks and hugs,

Laura

Our BIG news… :)

Are you guys ready for… our BIG news?!

Here it is… We have a new studio space!! A really great and wonderful natural light indoor studio location in West Omaha!!

As much as we loved our spot downtown – it wasn’t ideal for a few different reasons. We really like the owner of the building and there is a chance if need be that we would still possibly shoot there again – but we were really seeking out something that was better for our needs, closer, more available, and more conveinent for our clients. And thanks to a photog friend of mine – we found it!! {Huge shout out inserted here to Kathy Byers for being so sweet to share this great little secret with me!}

Where is it you ask??  The new studio is on 132nd and L Street – in the School of Rock building. You know that amazing old building with huge grated windows allowing loads of natural light in (do you all hear the angels singing too?!) – yeah – that is the one!! Within this space – there are lots of different rooms we are going to be using to shoot in – allowing for more looks and chances to do different things.

Seriously - I am in love with these windows.

You are wondering if it’s just mine? Glad you asked! It is actually a photographer co-op (which means that a number of different photographers all rent out space here), which I will be honest – I wasn’t sure about at first. But just in the past few weeks of working with them and getting to slowly meet the other photographers in there – I feel like that might be one of the best parts. I adore my job – but because 80% of what I do is behind the scenes – and not actually shooting – it can get a tad lonely sitting in my little office all by myself! It’s been great to have this sense of community around me, people sharing in my same profession that I can talk with about it!

How often will we be shooting there? A lot!! Basically I will still do a lot of outdoor shoots when we can – but we will be shooting in the studio plenty as well. Which we are really excited about adding that option in for everyone.

So… what’s the studio look like?  I took my little monkeys in there to check it out, and to “practice” on them.  Here are just a few shots (okay – more than just a few).  Isn’t it fabulous?!!! What I really love is that there are so many different looks we can get all in one space. The pics below I shot in just 2 different rooms but there are so many different things going on. It’s really great – I know you guys are going to love it!!

Okay – to celebrate – not only the new studio but the fact that you made it all through this enormously long and wordy post… We are going to go ahead and give a $30 print credit to anyone who books a shoot for March or April by the end of February! Seriously?! How can you not?!  You get to check out the new place, get a photo shoot AND get free pictures? Go ahead… book it! bosleycreative.bookmonline.com

Love to you all for the support you have given me these past 5 years.  I feel so blessed when I sit back and realize how lucky I am and I haven’t forgotten for a second that without the amazing clients I have I wouldn’t have this career that I adore so much. So THANK YOU a million times over.

Vacation time!!

We are officially on vacation until Wednesday, February 15th. Shoot us an email if you need anything and we will get back to you then! Just a reminder – you can access our online calendar to book your shoot any time by clicking on the calendar tab above. Have a great weekend and a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wallet Sized Valentines Day Cards!!

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching – we want to offer these completely adorable Valentine’s to all of you!! The details are listed below.

They come wallet sized – in sets of 8.

They are only $12 for a set of 8 with a $5 set up fee for the first design, $4 for the 2nd, $3 for the 3rd etc…

The price for each additional set of wallets ordered in the same design gets lower as well. Each set of wallets added on saves you $1.  So if you buy 5 sets of the same design you total would be:

$5 – set up fee

12 + 11 + 10 + 9 + 8 – 5 sets of wallets

$55 – 40 adorable wallet sized valentines to send out friends and family.

Let me know if you have any questions about the pricing. We need all orders turned in by February 1st at the very latest to get them back to you by February 9th before I leave town!

So how to order you ask??

Shoot me an email with VDAY ORDER as the subject line

Include in your email:

 Name of the design (listed above)

Image number from your album

 Quantity

If your valentine design includes a name please also include that for me!!

As always – let me know what questions you have, and please remember orders MUST be in by February 1st!!

Lulu sporting her HM outfit…

As I’ve mentioned before “Luella” loves Gwen Stefani’s new line for babies at Target called Harajuku Mini. I love how different the clothes are. Here she is rockin’ one of her HM outfits for her 8 month photo shoot.

What’s that? You think they should hire me to do their photo shoots for their clothes? I know. Me too. 🙂

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