Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Back in the groove

Well, my pc is home and on my desk where it belongs. I am starting to feel like I am getting back into the groove, but I still have a way to go. I had a session over the weekend with two sweet girls and I wanted to share some images. This is all for now. Hopefully I will be back to more regular blogging after I get caught up with all my proofing.

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Good News

I found out this afternoon that all the data from my hard drive will be recovered. I have should have my computer back by next Tuesday. The PC was under warrenty, but recoving all that data will cost me a pretty penny, especially since I have such a huge hard drive. So now, I am off to spend some more money on a backup drive.

Bad news. One of my wisdom teeth is giving me a lot of trouble. Wah, I am falling apart! Unless I have a miraculous recovery by Monday, I am going to have to go see the dentist. I know he's going to pull it. I had one of my wisdom teeth pulled when I was in my early 20s and it was no big deal. But after Googling information on wisdom tooth removal for "older" people, I am now freaking out just the tiniest bit (note to self: stop Googling medical conditions as this in itself can cause a medical condition).

I know the parents of my recent newborn are eager for images, so I will post one more in black and white. I just don't trust any color edits on the laptop. She is so adorable. This is one of my favorite images ever.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

A few more from my recent senior

Monday, June 18, 2007

Catching Up

So shortly after my last post, I had a major computer crash. I am hoping that the files on the hard drive can be recovered. All of my client sessions were backed up, but I was lazy and didn't back up many of the other things that make life and business go smoothly. Personal images, business forms, my custom designed card and storyboard templates. All trapped right now inside my hard drive. Please come back. I miss you!

Ok, so obviously being without my pc is making me a bit nutty. I hate this laptop I am working from right now. The monitor is all wrong. Nothing looks right. I am afraid to edit any images because everything looks so wonky (by the way, my sister informed me that I use the word wonky over much, but I know it is the first time I have used it here).

In addition to massive computer malfunctions, I have also had the home air conditioning konk out (fixed), the car air conditioning also konked out (not fixed), andI got my hair cut REALLY short (temporary insanity).

This morning I had a session with the sweetest newborn. I am dying to edit these images. As I said, my laptop monitor is way off. But I love to share. Here is just one that I hope looks OK. If you are a new visitor,
please do not judge my skills on this one image. Visit the website for a truer sense of my work.

PS. Emily G, please email me so I have your email address.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Love is in the Air

I'm home. While I was gone, I had the opportunity to work with a lovely young couple, Andrea and Ben. It was an amazing time. The location was gorgeous, and the couple was so adorable and so in love.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Just One

More when I return from my trip (yes, I know I'm not suppposed to be working but I can't help it).

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me

It's my birthday and I bought myself. . .

clothes? Nope.

chocolate? Nope

a day at the spa? Nope.

I bought myself a new proofing site for my clients! Woo Hoo! I am beyond thrilled. The new site has everything. Unlike my old proofing site which could only allow the client to select individual prints for purchase, the new site handles prints, collections, session albums, incentive items, credit cards, absolutely everything. The preview slideshow and the proof gallery will all be in one place. Clients will no longer have to go one place for the slideshow and another place for the gallery. They won't have to call me on the phone to give me their credit card information. They won't have to fax me an order form in order to buy collections and look on a printed price sheet to figure out the cost. Everything will be so much more streamlined than before. I am constantly looking for was to make the ordering process as simple and painless as possible. I am so excited to finally find a system that will treat my clients to a first class ordering experience.

So before I get ahead of myself, I still have to install the system and set it up. It will take me a few weeks to get everything tweaked to my standards (I am a bit picky). But I hope to unveil the new system by the beginning of July. If you have ordered from me in the past, I hope this new system will knock your socks off by comparison. New clients, I welcome all feedback as you try the system out in the coming months.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Cat Cam

In general I try to keep this blog all about what is going on with Bonnie Burman Photography. But sometimes, I run across something I just can't bear not to share. I thought this was so interesting. Some fellow put a camera on his cat's collar and let the cat wander around for the day with the camera taking pictures every few seconds. At least it has something to do with photography.

Click the link below to check it out.

cat cam

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Just a note

I wanted to share a few bit of information with my clients.

First of all, I will be on vacation, June 10-16. I will have limited access to email. I will also check my voice mail daily.

The month of June is entirely booked for child sessions. I will still squeeze in maternity sessions and newborn sessions if I can (newborns are infants under 2 weeks old). I am currently booking child sessions for July. August has already begun to fill up so dates for that month are limited.

Finally, let's talk about Christmas! Yes, Christmas. If you would like images for your Christmas cards, sessions must be completed by the end of October. I will not be able to guarantee delivery of cards in time for the holidays for any sessions booked in November. The absolute cut off date for a Christmas card session would be November 15 and I will not guarantee delivery of cards for any session after October 31.

Finally, I have an idea swirling around in my head. If several families would like to gather on one day for Christmas card mini-sessions, I would be willing to try this. I would charge a group rate session fee which would be split by all the participants. The sessions would be brief, around 15 minutes per family and I would show a limited number of proofs (probably 10) to each family. To make this work, I would need one person to coordinate the day by contacting their friends and finding interested families. This individual would then contact me to work out the details. That way, I won't have a dozen different people contacting me about this. We would meet at a central location. Prints and cards would be purchased at my regular prices. Please contact me if interested. My contact information is on my website (link to the right).

Friday, June 01, 2007

Mr. Serious?

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No, not really, lol.

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This little guy sure was a deep thinker, though. He wasn't real interested in me, but he did enjoy the grass, the trees, the sticks, the rocks, and did I mention frogs?? Big ones. I tried to get a photo, but they are fast and really good at camouflage. I was too tired to chase them anyway as my little client was very active!

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Now when was the last time YOU had this much fun?