Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Photograph to be published

And now let us welcome the New Year
Full of things that have never been.
-Rainer Maria Rilke
2008 saw Mettler Portraits make a bit of a splash. (hopefully not flash, as in, the pan) For the first time I had work appear in an exhibit. I also was able to see one of my images published in a Best of Photography annual. It was a great year and it's bittersweet to see it end, but 2009 is a new year that has already brought things that have never been; the opportunity to participate in the National Charity Model Search and my trip to Arizona to meet Anne Geddes. 2009 promises change and the chance for adventure and so I look forward to what will be.
The New Year brings excitement for one my of my clients as well. The photograph below is one of my favorites and at the (very) last minute I entered it into a contest. For this little sweetie, this will be the year she appears in a book. (a second publication for me) Wouldn't it be wonderful if the next big news I announce is one of my clients winning the $5,000 savings bond for the National Charity Model Search?!
For those of us in the Midwest, January is still a time for hot chocolate and fires in the hearth. The snow is still falling and the temperature can chill your soul. So no matter where you live, surround yourself with those you love, count your blessings, close your eyes and dream big, our futures await!
If you would like to enter your child for a chance to win the $5,000 savings bond from the National Charity Model Search please call me at (630) 421-0246 or email me metro_jm@sbcglobal.net. Scroll down past the Anne Geddes post to read more about the National Charity Model Search.

Friday, January 9, 2009

An Evening with Anne Geddes

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Please don't pinch me. If I'm dreaming I don't want to wake up 'til Wednesday. I'm on my way to Phoenix AZ for an Evening with Anne Geddes! My Birthday is just around the corner and my husband surprised me with the trip last night. (THANK YOU to all who cheerfully rescheduled their sittings.) I have been, not so subtly, hinting for many months now that I would love to go and had given up hope and started booking those days!

The Imaging Expo.
I cant wait! Along with Anne Geddes I will be getting pointers from Sandy Puc, (national model search coordinator) Julie Klaasmeyer :), and what a personal bonus for me, Audrey Wancket. For those of you who have been to my home you know Audrey is my own inspiration. Her portraits of my children have hung in my home for many years. What an opportunity, what a gift?! (Thank you Honey) So please don't pinch me!!

See you when I get back.