Thursday, July 19, 2012

Step back. Look around.

Some recent events have led me to believe that I need to reassess the circles I run in. It is tearing me apart, but, at the same time, the path is not that difficult.

Find those that genuinely care about you. Are concerned for people. Have good character. Not about "things." Keep them close.

Then comes the harder part. Letting go...

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Grand Finale of the Nikki Jennifer Photography Anniversary CelebrationGiveaway!

First order of business: The Winner of Part 1 of the 2-part Week 4 Giveaway has been announced. Please check, if you entered

And now...the Grand Finale of the Nikki Jennifer Photography LLC "Oh My Lord I Survived 2 Years" Anniversary Celebration Giveaway! A session with the fabulous Nikki herself! I understand she's pretty good at this photography thing, by the way.

Go to the blog posting for the Anniversary Celebration, Week 4, Part 2.  READ THE INSTRUCTIONS! Enter! Good luck!

**MAJOR UPDATE** Whoa, upped the ante! If you can get her to reach some goals, she will sweeten the pot! Read about it at her blog!

Spread the word! Tell your friends about this! Tell your family about this! If you know someone that can use this (who can't use a totally awesome set of pictures of themselves?), tell them about it! Please?

Monday, July 9, 2012

Week 4: Final Week (x2!)

Okay folks. Final week of the Nikki Jennifer Photography Anniversary Giveaway. Please spread the word!

For Part 1 of this weeks Giveaway, a photo package from the fabulous Simply Baby Photography. Wow!

Good luck!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

It's the 4th!

Happy Birthday, America! And a fun and safe 4th to it's people!

Please take a moment from your daily lives and quibbling for internal dominance to reflect on what it is to be an American. Give a moment to those that have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the rights and freedoms we too often take for granted. Give thanks to the few places that have given up their holiday to stay open for YOUR convenience.

Then...HAVE FUN!!!

(Reprinted from my Facebook page)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Making the rounds...

(photo from ljholloway photography)
This statement is making the rounds on the Interwebs. You may agree or disagree; you have that right.

I am posting this not so much to agree or disagree, but to make a point. It's about making a living. It's about "no free lunch." Basic economics. Opportunity costs. It's about "freedom is not free." It's about "value." Competition. It's about business.

When you decide you desire something, you put a price on it, a value. Likewise, when you work and produce something, you expect to be fairly compensated for the effort, a value. So, before you complain about how much something costs, and that you can get it somewhere cheaper, consider what you are getting. If you still think you can get a better deal elsewhere, fine. Go for it. Just remember, you get what you pay for.

Related posts:
Towel Day, and things less fun
Professional photographers: they are people trying to make a living, like the rest of us

Monday, July 2, 2012

Okay, Week 3 at Nikki Jennifer Photography is On!

C'mon, folks in the Hawaii area. Especially if you are on O‘ahu island. Good stuff, fun times!

Week #3 of Nikki Jennifer Photography's Anniversary Celebration Giveaway is in full-swing!

Ola at Turtle Bay. Killer food. On the North Shore. Oh my. Get out there

A Little Bit of Everything. Great shop. Freakin' awesome owner. Check it out.

Read the instructions. Follow the rules. Have fun! But the clock is running; Saturday is the closing for this week! Good luck!