We’re gearing up for our children’s Easter portrait special on Saturday. Here’s some examples of how cute they turned out last year!
Grab one of the last afternoon spots here: http://www.davyknapp.com/store/catalog/product/childrens-chick-special-march-23
This is a fun wedding quote I found today and I just wanted to share it with you.
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. You may be excited about a new relationship or that your kids are getting old enough to make the day fun! Or you may be frustrated because its just another day to spend unnecessary money out of your budget on junk that will be thrown away in a couple of months. Being a guy, I used to really despise Valentine’s Day for this reason. I mean, isn’t it a huge marketing ploy to get you to blow cash so the big companies can just cash in?
But then I started to look at it differently. Now, I don’t mind Valentine’s Day at all. In fact, I actually really enjoy it! Here’s why:
I credit my change of heart to when I met my wife, Cassy. Our first Valentine’s Day together, she surprised me with a really cool gift of some old paint-chipped rowing oars. They were the coolest thing (Restoration Hardware style for decoration) and I was excited to add them to my office. We spent the rest of the day together redoing a room in my house and making it a fun place to hang out and a workable home office room. Then I cooked dinner for her and we ended the day feeling like we had grown closer together. No restaurants, no cheesy teddy bears (well… one, but that’s a story for another time!). It was the best day!
When I started to think about the difference, I realized that we had taken the time to spend together. We (without realizing it) had added value to our relationship and grown closer. It was like a light had come on in my head. Valentine’s Day is like a fun excuse to work on your relationship in a fun way! Can you tell I’m a guy? Lol! I should have realized this years before, but I’m a little slow…
Go to the library and find an old cookbook . Then go to the store and shop for the ingredients together. Head home and cook it up. Dine with fancy dishes and candlelight. Make it fun, but keep it simple too. Try to choose something that you can both work on. Be sure to give yourself some grace and keep it fun.
Sometimes a recipe doesn’t turn out like you think it will, but great stories come from experiences where things go wrong! You can make this super special by getting a baby sitter for the kids and dressing up like you’re going on a real date!
When was the last time you had your photograph made together — just the two of you? Hire a local photographer, dress up, and have fun! I have done this with a number of couples over the years and it really is fun! Especially when there’s really no reason to do it!
I love this one! Create your own progressive dinner. Enjoy appetizers at one restaurant, the full meal at another, then make one more stop for dessert or coffee. Cassy and I did this recently and it was a TON of fun! We’ll be doing it again soon I’m sure.
Last of all, open this link and go buy this book!! Its called Happy, Happy Love and it’s full of great ideas to build your relationship while having fun together!
PS. Here’s a quick studio news update too!
February & March are the months that we are working on graduating class of 2013′s graduation announcements. We have some AMAZING new designs I’m so excited about! If you are on our list we’ll be calling you soon to get yours ordered. If you haven’t heard from us, call Megan or me at 371-9210 and we’ll set up a time to get with you.
The Professional Headshot special ends in just a couple of weeks! Save 50% off of an updated professional headshot before March 1st – here’s the link: http://www.davyknapp.com/store/catalog/product/professional-business-headshot-special
I’m working on a new project and I need a few High School Juniors who would be willing to have a photography session with me and then also be ok with their images being used on our website and FB pages for the next several months. I’m working on this right now – so time is of the essence! If you are the parent of a Class of 2014 Senior, please call me at 371-9210.
For professional photographers or Mom’s who want to create some extra money for their family with photography, I’m hosting some free online training. The next one is February 20th! There is limited space since the training is free, so be sure to reserve a spot here: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/530956455
It was an honor to recently work with the acclaimed Ryan Companies on their project in Amarillo. Here are a couple of images from the assignment.