Check out that birthday party invitation! This is a PERFECT example of why I run my business the way I do — getting full-res digital files into the hands of my clients. Look at the magic they create! When Tyler’s mom emailed me his birthday party invitations (yes, that was plural — she couldn’t choose [...]
What a gorgeous weekend we had! On Sunday morning, after Matt’s TOXIC CHURROS soccer game, we headed off to Coronado to meet Allison and Tyler for some photography & camera lessons. Allison is a fellow San Diego Soccer Mom, and she wanted to learn how to better use her awesome camera. She has a nice [...]
Today I was sitting here at my desk, updating my ZENFOLIO gallery system with all of their new features, when a tweet came across my tweetdeck from @MattBaylow (one of the few reliable SD meteorologists). The tweet said, “HIGH SURF ADVISORY for San Diego beaches in effect thru Thurs aft’n. 6-8′ sets (some to 10′) [...]
Happy New Year! My first session of 2011 is coming in a few days. Until then, I thought I’d share with you my last session of 2010, and it was a FUN ONE! This family had gotten together for the holidays, and there was a new engagement to capture, too, since Big Bro had just [...]
You know I love my camera bags, right!!?? If I’m going to give away my FAVORITE things in my Christmas card drawing, then one of those things had better be a Jill-e camera bag! I have not ONE, but TWO bags to give away! First is the small bone leather bag — so gorgeous! My [...]
As a wedding present, way back on December 11, 1993, Jason and I received a nativity scene that a family molded, fired, and glazed by hand, just for us. It is one of my most treasured possessions, and this year, for the first time ever, it is on display at a height less than 5ft! [...]
My canvas artisans have let me go a little wacky again! After WPPI, I asked them if I could have another sale like I did last year. I think they were still in a hazy stupor from Vegas because they said “Sure, Carey.” THIS IS ONLY FOR BAREFOOT MEMORIES FAMILIES!!! And it’s only through WEDNESDAY! [...]
CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE JILLE ONLINE STORE! CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE JILLE ONLINE STORE! If you missed out on all of the WPPI show specials in Vegas, NO WORRIES! I’ve got you covered! Here’s a coupon code for 20% OFF: CareyS20wppi This will be an even better deal than some of those show [...]
Last Saturday I was out at lunch with my family at In n Out Burger (yummmmmmmm), and the clouds in the sky were GORGEOUS! The weather was chilly with rain off & on all weekend, so the Barefoot Memories sessions had to be postponed. But these clouds… and the blue sky…. I felt a crazy [...]
TYPE FASTER, CAREY! I’m writing this blog post QUICKLY because I’ve got to get out the door to a mentoring session soon, but I want to share this with you! My last big picture-taking opportunity, thanks to last weekend’s rain, was STATE CUP up in Lancaster with Mat and the Crusaders Soccer Club. You can [...]
Back before Christmas, I announced my yearly Christmas Card drawing. There were SO MANY great cards, and the random winner also happened to be my FAVORITE card of the bunch. The layout is adorable, the style is fresh & clean, and the quality is amazing! But, sorry Mpix, it wasn’t one of yours. The winner [...]
Teaching photography workshops is awesome. Speaking at photography tradeshows is a blast. Appearing on TV to talk about photography is cool, too. Workshops, tradeshows, and appearances are a great way to help others in a group setting, and I’ve got a lot of that coming up this year (stay tuned). BUT, I’m finally launching what [...]
Do you have a passion for taking great pictures & a desire to be a professional photographer? Are you a little (ok, maybe a LOT) intimidated by the daunting task of starting your own business? You need to apply for Mera’s SOAR scholarship!! Go to that site and watch Mera’s video! Then go to the [...]
Is a new camera at the top of your Christmas wish list??? Want to have an awesome time learning about photography from my amazing friend, MERA?? Come to the Sony Style Store in Fashion Valley on Tuesday, December 8th at 6pm (you may want to get there early to make sure you’re not listening from [...]
There’s a new page here on the Barefoot Memories Blog! If you’re reading this announcement in email & you love photography, head over to THE BLOG ONLINE, and look at the top where it says “Pages.” There are pages there talking about how to book a session and also pages that talk about my favorite [...]
Sparky the pooch had a ball in La Jolla last week, and he showed it by handing out lots of kisses!
I think I’ve got an idea for an awesome Christmas craft! See that bracelet up there? Fran, from Little Windows, made it for me, and I LOVE IT! She makes all of my photo jewelry for me, but she also sells Do-It-Yourself kits!
Thursday is School Picture Day at Mat & Rory’s school! Last night I looked at the Picture Day order form, filled it out with the kids’ info, and left all of those purchasing lines empty. Sorry, School Portrait Person, I’m doing my own school pictures, and I’m going to order them through Mpix. You can [...]
Exciting news! Mpix has signed on as a sponsor the New York City myFUNcamera workshop on October 23rd! Every attendee will get a free expo pass to the AMAZING PhotoPLUS Expo AND a $25 Mpix gift certificate!
All summer long my son’s team has been playing soccer. Every weekend included a game or a tournament. The challenge I gave myself for their last tournament was finding some way to really show the boys in a creative way. After taking hundreds of pictures over the summer, I needed to do something different! A [...]
Lights Fill flash Reflectors Scrims Power Packs Assistants I don’t bring ANY of that stuff to my photo sessions, and I don’t have to when I have awesome clients like that dude up there!
Holy Crowds Batman! That up there was the scene that greeted me in La Jolla when I arrived for a shoot last week. I saw it and thought to myself, “THIS has the makings of a great blog post about how to make a crowded beach look empty!”
Last weekend wasn’t full of beach parties and BBQ’s for the Schumacher family. If you’re a parent in club soccer, you know that last weekend kicked off SUMMER TOURNAMENT SEASON! I’m SO PROUD of Mat’s team because they entered their first tournament under a HUGE umbrella of question marks, but they didn’t let that intimidate [...]
Here I was thinking that is WAY too late to get anything custom in time for Mother’s Day, but I was WRONG!! I just found out that my friend Fran, from Little Windows is still taking orders and promissing delivery in time for Mother’s Day!! If you order by May 1st and choose Priority Mail [...]
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