Monday, August 24, 2009

Ooh La La …

Vanessa and I just wrapped up a gorgeous marketing set for her studio, Ooh La La Photography. She wanted something to match her logo … something beautiful, something shabby, yet chic. Does this not make you say, "Ooh La La"?? Pleasure working with you, Vanessa. Hoping great things come to you and your photography business.

(Funny story … I have another Vanessa whom I think the world of. This is for Vanessa from the States. Both lovely women … must be the fabulous name!)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Random Bits …

Just a little post to say that we've returned from our family vacation and I'm in the process of getting caught up with everything. It was very, very hard to come home. I believe I'm a beach girl at heart. I also didn't realize how much I needed a vacation. It was wonderful to be able to spend time with the kids and my family, just sitting on the beach and soaking up the sun. My mom also taught me to play Canasta which was a lot of fun once I got the hang of it! We also had beach pics taken … so excited to see those. I rented a wide angle lens and realized I'm much more comfortable with my prime. Besides, I get better exercise. I also noticed that my children rarely look when I take their picture. I may be the queen of the walking away shots.

What's in store for MadiLu Designs? I'm working on new products, don't forget to order your holiday cards, remember that August is a special month for Ava Rosemeyer and you can purchase her Superprincess album with all proceeds going to charity. It's wonderful to see how many lives she's touched. Thank you to all who have participated. There have even been some who have been generous enough to buy for others … I love working with such thoughtful people.

I've got new marketing sets in the works and am working on custom sets. How I love custom marketing sets! I enjoy showing off the unique style of each and every photographer I work with.

I'm finishing up a new website for MadiLu … hoping to make the products more visible and simplify the ordering process. I'll share as soon as that is up. I think that's it … better go start making sure the backpacks are organized for tomorrow … wishing summer would never end.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

For the Superprincess …

It's funny how life will take you on unexpected journeys. I'm a full-time designer, but about a year ago I was involved in a photography workshop that instantly changed me at the core. I was fortunate enough to participate in a workshop taught by Sheye Rosemeyer. Sheye's an amazing, actually more than amazing, natural light photographer. Her keen eye, subtle images and style of processing warm my heart. When her children are adults, they're going to be able to look back and have a wonderful collection of images that truly tell their life's story. How lucky are they?

If you visit Sheye's blog, you're going to read about her Superprincess … Miss Ava. Be prepared to shed many tears. I think everyone who participated in Sheye's workshops feels a personal connection to both Sheye and Ava.

This month (August 22) marks Ava's birthday. To honor the Superprincess, I've created a 5x5 album … all girly … all things pink … perfect for images of your princess. All proceeds from this album will be donated to Paradise Kids in Ava's memory. The album sells for $10 (US) and is made up of 10 pages, fitting WHCC specs. If interested, please send payment to Paypal:

Thank you for celebrating Ava's beautiful journey. Thank you Sheye … for everything.