Friday, February 27, 2015

Who's Ready for Spring

With all this cold weather I can't help but think about Spring. It is coming. We've got a lot going on at the studio this spring. Right now we are shooting our Cutest Baby Contest. Contact us if you would like a time slot for any of our upcoming limited edition sessions.

Custest Baby's Now Shooting!
Easter Bunny Coming Soon
Spring Fairies!!
Mother's Day

We will once again be offering a gift certificate to Emerson Creek Pottery and Tea Room with every Mother's Day Session Booked. What better gift can you give to a mother or child than a special day that ends with a portrait like this?

Thursday, February 19, 2015


Give us a call to book your headshot session. We have two options to choose from. Don't let you vacation snapshot be your "Linkin" to the business world.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

2015 Valentines for a Cure

Our 2015 Valentines for a Cure was a huge success. We raised over $800 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! If you missed it please go to our website and sign up for our newsletter. Our sessions include 40 mini photo valentines and $20 from ever session goes to charity. Here's one of my favorites from the event. Be sure to see them all on our Facebook page in the Valentines for a Cure 2015 album.

Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter. Our 3rd annual Cutest Baby Contest and Bunny sessions are coming soon!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Happy New Year

It's that time of year when we all take a few moments to reflect on the past year and look to the future. I have been blessed with a 2014 that kept me busy and a 2015 that started with a bang. My sister sent me a text message to remind me that I had been neglecting my blog. (My apologies to those who stop in from time to time.) I'm feeling a bit more nostalgic than usual this January because I had the pleasure of doing some 8th grade graduation pictures with someone who to me is very much a part of my Mettler Portraits journey. 

I took my first photography class in high school, you know when film was your only option so when the digital age began I headed back to school to learn. Waubonsee Community College has a wonderful photography program in case your interested. Up until that point I was a natural light shooter but I did not want to limit myself so I signed up for some lighting classes too.  I started out with an affordable set of "hot lights" and did my first paid shoot with them in July of 2008. One of my subjects was a two year old. Low powered lights, small children, and fast shutter speeds can spell disaster so I quickly started saving for strobes. When those strobes arrived it was a younger version of this sweet 8th grader who helped me test them out in the studio.

She is as much fun to spend time with now as she was back then. She is not only sweet and beautiful but smart and talented to boot. It has been my pleasure to talk with her and watch her grow. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

It's time for Valentines for a Cure

It's time for our 4th annual Valentines for a Cure, Janurary 30-February 2. Please email me to book your time slot. Only one Saturday session still open so don't delay. Each mini session is $40 with $20 going to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Included with your session are 40 photo valentines perfect to pass out at school Valentine's Day parties.