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I love these urban photos of my friends and neighbors, the Lightfoots. We had a lot of fun in downtown Houston. . . until I lost my car keys! It is pretty much not a photo session without some sort of adventure, although I would rather not be on the hunt for keys. I found them in the exact spot where I took the upper lefthand photo–in plain sight right by the Occupy Houston campsite. They had been sitting there for at least 30-45 minutes! I think I learned my lesson.

 

I’m off to Marfa!! But I couldn’t wait any longer to post a sneak peek of this latest senior session: ┬áthree best friends, one of which I’ve known since she was about 5 years old. More on that later! Girls, I will have more fun photos to share with you when I return from my spring break trip!

Lesli

I designed Lauren’s invitations this year. She’s graduating from Huntsville HS in June. Congratulations, Lauren!

The front of the invitation.


And the back of it.

NEW 2009 Holiday Cards

September 29, 2009

October 1 is tomorrow. Yes! You know what that means?? The holidays will be here before you know it! Of course, you need to get your family photo taken, so book that NOW (and I don’t care if it’s not with me. Just do it. Photographers are CRAZY busy in October and especially November). You wouldn’t believe how many people will call me in DECEMBER for family photos and expect a card to be made and shipped to them in 24 hours. Not gonna happen:(

So, although I absolutely love photographing, I’ve also found that I enjoy making cards, announcements, and books for people. For the past 3 years, I’ve quietly designed special products like this for people and now this year I’ve decided to promote holiday cards.

Anyway, here’s a sneak peek at a few of the 2009 holiday cards. This is NOT the entire collection, so contact me if you’re interested in seeing more: lmdabney@comcast.net, http://www.leslidabneyphotography.com/. You can also see a few of the 5X7 folded cards and flat cards here: www.pickyourholidaycard.com/5x7_folded and www.pickyourholidaycard.com/5x7_flat.
If you already have a favorite photo that you would like to use on your cards, that’s fine!
Send it to me along with a copyright release (if it was taken by a professional photographer).
Orders will be taken until November 21. After that, a rush fee will be applied.
Oh, and here’s the most important part: If you order $100 or more during the month of October, you receive a 10% discount. Just mention that you read this on the blog or Facebook. How’s that? Now get moving! Happy holidays!


Giving

September 17, 2009

My sweet friend Robyn is one of the founders of an organization called Girls Run located in The Woodlands. Their motto is “I Am One Young Voice, But I Can Change The World.” The group’s mission is “to empower girls to be leaders in their community, fundraise for local and national cancer initiatives all while developing and instilling an enthusiasm for fitness and running.”

I’ve always known Robyn as a huge supporter of the fight against cancer. She is one of those people who gives. A lot. I would be willing to bet she is also a very content person. In my latest Professional Photographers of America newsletter, this was the lead-in sentence: When you give from the heart, you get back more than you expect. Along with many other resolutions for the up-coming months (I don’t wait until the new year to make them!), one of my goals is to give more; however, I’m not expecting to get back anything other than the satisfaction that I helped someone else in a small or big way.

So, I did donate a gift certificate to the Girls Run fundraising auction this weekend (thank you for telling me about it, Robyn!)

If you’re interested in learning more about Girls Run, visit the website: www.girlsrun.net.