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Shelley Edwards Photography Cyber Sale | Dallas/Ft. Worth Photographer

It’s here – can you believe it! It’s Cyber Monday (well, almost). Here’s what we’re offering people – it’s total greatness!

CYBER MONDAY SALE – NOW UNTIL MONDAY NIGHT – 11/29/2010 – 11:59PM CST!!!

Absolutely no extensions. You MUST send paypal payment to shelley@shelleyedwards.com and we will email you a gift?certificate for DOUBLE what your payment is! HOW COOL IS THAT?

FINE PRINT <cause you know there has to be a catch> : We?will allow you to use this on previous sessions if you place your order?by December 4th. New sessions will be valid for session fees and prints for one year. Not valid for wedding packages or sports packages.

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Event Phothographer | Shelley Edwards Photography

So last weekend I attended Newman Smith High School, Class of 1985’s reunion – I was there as their event photographer. I’m actually an alumni of Newman Smith (Go Trojans) – so it was really fun seeing some of the peeps. Then again, when I was a senior, they were freshman, so I probably didn’t notice them much.  It didn’t really feel right selling CDs to my friends from the event, so I decided that it’s time to pay things forward.  Life has been really good to me lately, so all profits from the sale of the event CDs will be donated to Operation Smile (www.operationsmile.org).  It’s a great organization that helps children who have facial deformities.  So NSHS friends – please contact me if you want to help us create a smile!

Let’s see – in 1985 – what was going on?

A gallon of gas: $1.09
Movie Tickets: $2.75
Avg Income: $22.1K
New Car: $9,005

Microsoft releases the first version of Windows, Windows 1.0
CDs (Compact Discs) are introduced to American Consumers
Coca-Cola introduces “New Coke” – & then went back to the orginal formula (thank goodness!)

Movies – Back to the Future (Go Marty McFly); Rocky IV
Music – Duran Duran; The Cure; Madonna

Ronald Regan was president

It also looks like it was the year that great friends graduated high school. The reunion had a wonderful turnout – here are a few pix….

[caption id="attachment_681" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="These guys look like they were the ones to watch out for!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_682" align="aligncenter" width="602" caption="Ahhhh - beautiful girls!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_683" align="aligncenter" width="602" caption="Is it me, or has Gena not aged at all?"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_685" align="aligncenter" width="602" caption="These two had me laughing all night! Mary is great a posing!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_690" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="TaDa!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_691" align="aligncenter" width="602" caption="Look at those gorgeous smiles!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_686" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="One of my favs for the night - love the genuine smiles & laughs!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_688" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="Pose up if you went to Blanton (Hey - I went there too)"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_689" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="Dale B Davis (yep, I went there too)"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_687" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="Class of 1985 - Newman Smith High School"][/caption]

Thank you Class of 1985 – of all the photographers in the D/FW area – you chose me to capture the Reunion Memories – God Bless!

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Fun Products | Shelley Edwards Photography

Listen up y’all – I’m launching some really fun new products. I’m really excited about it too. As you may or may not know, I launched a Digital Line last fall. Yes, that’s right – I do offer digital files. Let’s face it – we’re in the digital age. All my digital collections come with a set of 4×5 or 5×7 professionally printed portraits. The reason why I do this is simple – I want all clients to know what professionally printed images are supposed to look like. However, that’s not to say that the local print shops at national chains don’t do a good job. I’m just saying that I do better.  Going forward, all my digital collections will also include these FABULOUS custom designed photo boxes.

Something else new – and I just LOVE LOVE LOVE them. They’re little mini-accordion albums. I offer 2 sizes – 2×3 and 3×3. YUM YUM YUM.  These mini-albums are PERFECT for gifts and for mom’s purse.  They come with a small frosted cover.  Dreamy – yes – they’re wonderful – and affordable.  I had two clients in the past few weeks order the mini-albums as thank you gifts for their graduating seniors.  One ordered 15 and another ordered 9.

Hopefully more to follow this week.  It’s difficult to take product sample shots while also entertaining a very active 11 year old girl.  Summer plans – lovin’ summer  – having me a blast!!!!

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Scrapping Weekend – kinda

Reporting here live from Roanoke, Texas – a scrapbooking weekend with some of my BFFs!  However, I’m not scrapping.  I am, however, doing picture related activities.  To start, I scored a new scanner.  It was $54, but the cashier made a mistake – it was really $34.  Wait, that’s not right, it really was $54 – I grabbed from wrong shelf – but she gave it to me anyway for $34.  Next time, I’ll grab the $94 one!!!

I’ve been scanning old family photos – some over 100 years old.  Then, I got bored of doing that, and had a very relaxing massage.  I need to get those more often.  There is a massage school fairly close to my house – I may have to try them out.

At every retreat, my friend, Heidi, who also happens to be the most awesome reflector girl, went on a search to find a local cemetary/ghost town.  We found Elizabeth Cemetery – and took some snaps of some of the headstones.

Here’s a few of what we got….

[caption id="attachment_569" align="aligncenter" width="602" caption="Notice the name on the tombstone?"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_575" align="aligncenter" width="573" caption="Sad - twins"][/caption]

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Hot Legs | Shelley Edwards Photography

My oh my – talk about some hot hot legs & smoking hottie! I’m currently building my “boudoir” portfolio – and my friends are always willing to help me out!  I asked my friend, of course, if I could post the below images on my blog and was tickled pink when she said YES!  Hope Mike, her husband, doesn’t mind.  😉

Boudoir sessions are so fun!  I even think portrait parties, specifically “ladies only” parties would be a big hit!  If you’re interested, please let me know.

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