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Hi! Thanks for stopping by the blog. I'm a portrait and lifestyle photographer in the Hampton Roads area of VA. I absolutely love photographing families, couples, children, and newborns. Here you'll find sneak peeks from my latest sessions, images from my own family, and the latest news from the studio! So come on in, grab a cup of joe, and stay for a while... ~ Kassia

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www.kassiareedyphotography.com
kassia@kassiareedyphotography.com
(757) 593-7046

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

BIG Discounts on Portrait Collections!!!

Hey guys! I know I've been hinting around at this for a while now, but no more waiting!

Next weekend (the first weekend of May) I'll be at the Langley Spring Bazaar... with some awesome discounts for you!



** Portrait sessions make GREAT Mother's Day gifts! Tell your spouse!!! **
** The weather is getting warmer! It's a great time for some outdoor shoots! Let's do it before it gets HOT HOT!! **
** I'll be giving away a FREE session at the Chinese Auction at the bazaar, come out for a chance to win! **

As well, I'll have a few fine-art prints available for purchase. This is a new venture for me, so I only have a few ... come early to get your pick! And if you happen to miss out, don't worry, I'll have a fine-art print order form available as well. I'm trying to get a feel for what YOU-all like!

And I'm still recruiting for senior reps ! If you have questions, this would be a great time to ask... I'll be sitting there ALL DAY!

If nothing else, come out and say hi! I hear there's going to be some other awesome vendors there. Check out the LESC website for more information :)

Please spread the word! If you can get on-base you can shop!

I hope to meet you!

~ Kassia

Monday, April 20, 2009

A Quiet Conversation Among Friends...

First, I can't help myself...
Second, Dev & Lis, I apologize... I can't help myself...
Third, I will probably regret posting this, but... I can't help myself...

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Noah: So you know, our moms are hell-bent on setting us up and arranging our marriage some day...

K: Well...I....

Noah: So why don't we just do away with all the suspense and just go on and get hitched?

K: But I don't even know you...and your family is...like...the loudest most obnoxious family I've ever, ever, EVER been around. It's so overwhelming I just have to stick my tongue out... like this...



Noah: Don't worry little darlin'. I have a multitude of amazing attributes...

K: Oh yeah? Like what?



Noah: Watch-the-rattle-watch-the-rattle... it's moving at hyper-super-sonic-uber speed. I'm a master of this trick... yeah... master...

K: Hmmm. Ohh. Yes, it is moving awfully fast. That's kinda cool...how in the world do you do that?!



Noah: And the glasses. Do you see? I can even put them on ALL BY MYSELF. Well, with my mom's help... if I yell, "Maaa! Eh! EH!" And then I point-and-point-and-point-and-point-and-point-and-point... eventually someone will put them on my face. So it's almost like ALL by myself... I look good don't I? You can admit it...

K: Ooooo. That's pretty cool. You're pretty cool... Ooooo. Oooo.



Noah: So, whattya say?

K: Eh... why not...

And She Finally Blogs Easter...

Whew. A visit with old friends, 3 kids under 6, a bout of food poisoning, and my husband's 31st birthday. It's been a long few days... but here we are... some pictures for you!



It was very low-key... yummy food, a very basic easter egg hunt out in the front yard (which Trey proceeded to tell us was "vewwy eeeasy...")...



We had the cutest little girl over... her daddy works with DJ and is gone for a while, so we took some pictures in her cute little easter dress :)



This is a new favorite of mine. Yes, I just had it printed as a huge canvas. I can't wait to see it!! Do you want to see the canvas? Come see me at the Langley Bazaar! I'll have it out there for all to see!! (more on that soon).

Until next time,
~ K

Monday, April 13, 2009

Now Serving... Check this!

So, as most of you know, I spent roughly the last four years living on Okinawa. It was an experience that is hard to express in words. Amazing. Enlightening. Hard. Frustrating. Wonderful.

While there, I discovered and befriended some amazing women. Wives, mothers, entrepreneurs, artists, teachers, students... all wrapped up into this "military wife" label (which is such a shame, truly). It was eye-opening. (If you're totally bored to tears, you can re-hash my life on Oki by checking out my old blog here.)

One of these amazing women has started a series of websites that I have been lucky enough to be involved with. These 'Now Serving' sites are amazing! They combine social networking and web forums to bring you ONE place you can go to meet new people AND get awesome information in a way that's easy to understand and navigate. It's brilliant for us military folk that move every few years.

Think of it as social networking for not only your base, but your area. But better. Waaaay better.

Anyway, ALL this blabbering to say, the Now Serving Hampton Roads site is up and going!



If you are HERE. If you are in SOME WAY connected to the military. If you USED to be here. If you are ON YOUR WAY here. PLEASE Check this out.

And by HERE I mean: Hampton, Newport News, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Poquoson, Virginia Beach (and all surrounding areas)... This is site is for all branches, all ranks, grades, and walks of life.

This is a great resource.

This is for us folks...the families, the moms & dads, the children, the ones that get carted around from city to city, state to state, and country to country. The ones that, whereupon finding out we're moving again, immediately open up the computer and "google" our new area...and then find that there is either absolutely NO useful information or WAY TOO MUCH information about our new home. This makes it easy. User-friendly. Totally do-able.

There is nothing more comforting than a little quality information when conquering the great unknown that is a PCS. And even MORE comforting is finding an online friend who went through JUST the same rigamaroll and is willing to share their experiences. It helps. It does. Trust me.

Come on over, sign up, share your knowledge, get some knowledge! We need you! So go forth and disseminate information... now. do it.

Be good,
~ K


Oh... and if you're connected to (in one way or another) Quantico OR a base on Okinawa, there's sites for you too! Click on the 'Hampton Roads' site and you'll see the banners for the other two active sites on the left.

Go forth and network!!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Updates

I have not forsaken you...

It was Spring Break this week and Trey's pre-school was out. SO, let's just suffice it to say I was a bit preoccupied all week. *starts to twitch*

It was actually a really good week and I'll try and blog some of that stuff soon, but I've been hinting at this business post ... and hinting... and hinting... and I'm finally able to post it!

Well, here it is...

I have made some BIG, and I mean BIG, improvements to the portrait collections that I offer. Being in business for a few short months has really taught me a lot and given me some insight into what my customers really want... so I went through and re-vamped the bundles.


(oh and i added the cutest little chubby baby to that picture on the right... he's just the most edible thing... truly.)

Moving on...

The gist is the same (as are the cheesy portrait collection names... please forgive my utter lack of creativity in this regard):

* I don't charge a separate session/sitting fee. I've always created my packages this way... I want my customers to know what you're spending UP FRONT. On everything... prints and all. If you choose to spend more on the back end, yippee! But in this day and age we all live inside some kind of budget and if it helps to know up front, awesome.

* I took out the print-size specifications (1-8x10, etc) b/c I really want YOU to dictate exactly what you want to purchase. If you want to spend it ALL on one huge beautiful, amazing canvas, I am ALL for it! Or if you want to buy 20 5x7's... that is up to YOU. You direct the print purchases, not me :)

But I've added some too... :

* Digital Images. Lots of them. Check out the website!

* I've added a 'Simply Baby' newborn package...! Simple. Easy. Perfect.

* I've added an additional session to the 'Watch Me Grow' Package! Now instead of 3 sessions throughout your child's first year, you get 4!


I've organized the 'Investments' portion of the site:
* Now you can see portrait options for 'Familes, Children, & Couples', 'Babies', and 'Seniors'. It makes it MUCHO easier to weed through.

So please, head on over to the website and check things out!

And because we MUST post fun pictures always... here ya go!



More soon!

And if you're local, stay tuned... I'll be at a BIG local event with some FANTASTIC discounts just in time for Mother's Day!!!

Be good,
~ K

Monday, April 6, 2009

Cape Charles

This past weekend was GORGEOUS. The kind of gorgeous day that just draws you outside even if you have a gagillion things to do inside. Saturday Trey's tee-ball game was canceled so we decided to drive over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and see part of the Eastern Shore of VA. Incidentally, the bridge is considered one of the 7 Engineering Marvels of the world... did you know that? I didn't...

The Eastern Shore is a, roughly, 70 mile long peninsula that juts into the Chesapeake Bay and connects to southern Maryland at the top. It took us around an hour to get there from our house in Hampton. We stopped at the first little city on the shore, Cape Charles. Eventually we want to make our way up the peninsula to Chincoteague and Tangier Island, but those trips will probably have to be a bit less spontaneous. :)

Anyway, it's not prime tourist season yet so the little town was quiet, sleepy almost. It's one of those places you can see yourself living when your 80... your grandkids and great-grandkids coming to visit... and throwing their stuff down in the living room, yelling "HEY GRAN!" then running down to the beach. And you wouldn't worry. Because this town has that kind of feel...

After lunch at a cute little artsy cafe, we walked across the street to some old train graveyard place? I'm not really sure what it was, but it was a photographer's flippin' DREAM!



We walked around the town a bit more and ended up down on the beach... ahh the beach. My family just loves the beach...





DJ managed to wrangle the camera from me so I appear in a few shots. Ack. I DESPISE being in front of the camera...



But I remedied that right quick... LOL...

And then Trey got gutsy and started sticking his head in the water... he's a crazy kid.



All in all, it was a great little trip!

Any photography clients want to drive over an hour to your location?! Because this would be PERFECT!!! :)

If you want to see the rest of the pictures, check them out here.

Oh and I've still got some business stuff to post! Stay tuned :)

~ Kassia

Friday, April 3, 2009

More of My kids...

So sorry. I am addicted to photographing these adorable children of mine. I am also addicted to posting them here for you to ooh and ahh over them.

When the sun actually shines (which has been rare lately) we immediately head OUT of the house to find something to do.

This day it was a new park we'd heard about... Fantasy Farm Playground at Riverview Farm Park in Newport News...the boys loved it!





Ahhh. *sigh* I love my punks.

Well, in other news I've made same changes on the business-side of things... will post that stuff soon.

I've also got a cool new venture a friend of mine is starting I want to share too...

Soon soon I swear.

Oo! My new RAM came in today. I. AM. SO. EXCITED! Tomorrow I will install it and zippity zip zip zoom... :)

Until next time,

~ K