Thursday, April 9, 2009

In addition to my miniature graphite pencil drawings, I am excited to announce that I am now expanding my art business to include mini photography sessions too. In the past, I have offered to take the reference photos I use for my drawings when a client didn’t have any good ones of the subjects they wanted me to draw for them. This was nice for me because it ensured that I was able to see all of the detail I needed in order to create a highly detailed drawing rather than try to work from a poor quality photo. After taking a local photography workshop last summer taught by an incredibly talented friend (you can view her amazing website at I ‘caught’ the photography ‘bug’, and practiced, practiced, practiced on my own always (no) usually (no) sometimes willing kiddos. I also begged, borrowed and bribed other semi-agreeable models to sit in front of my camera for hours on end while I tried to figure out more than I ever thought I wanted to know about natural lighting, aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings. I think my camera is finally beginning to wear out its welcome among my family members so I am just going to take a deep breath, pinch my nose, dive in and go public with this crazy idea of mine.

If you or someone you know is expecting or has recently welcomed a new little one into the world, my camera and I are always looking for more ‘practice time’. Schedule your newborn or estimated due date now! The best time to capture that newborn innocence is within the first two weeks of birth. My calendar is limited due to my own family responsibilities and a full-time job on the side, but I will do my very best to schedule all newborn sessions within those first important weeks.

And don’t forget about my Miniature Graphite Pencil Portraits! Created from your photos or mine, I draw a variety of subjects; animals, houses, autos, airplanes and boats, and now recently, children. Each drawing takes approximately 3-6 weeks to finish, depending on how many other orders I have waiting, so please plan accordingly if you are giving it as a gift.

Contact me at to learn more about how to order your miniature graphite pencil drawing or to schedule a mini photo session.

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