Saturday, July 10, 2010

Who Has Time to Buy Time?

Oh me oh my. I’m learning my lesson when it comes to blogging. 1. Type it up first in Word so I can save it in any case that the blog gets ugly and begins to delete itself in big huge chunks! (if you read my blog previous before the previous one…you know what I’m talking about..oiy.) 2. …okay. Really. I’ve only learned one thing so far, I just thought it would look more important if I put two things. :)

This story begins with a text message I get from Sara as I’m trying on ridiculous dress up clothes with my friend “Noodle” (refer to previous blog to know who this is) at a store called “Unclaimed Baggage”. And what is it about? Another photographer in the Huntsville area wants US to take HER pictures. Oh. My. Bob. Like THAT isn’t nerve wrecking. I hurry home and we look her up some more. And cross our fingers “please be a terrible photographer, please not know what you’re doing. PLEASE be a terrible photographer” …nope. She takes some amazing pictures, has some awesome clients, and it’s very apparent..she DOES know what she’s doing.

“Oh gosh.”

Was what we said a lot. So after some breathing exercises, we calmed ourselves down..and emailed her back and set the date we’d be nervous up until to!

BY THE WAY. Not only is Megan Componation a great photographer, she is also very faithful to reading and commenting on my..I MEAN OUR…blog! So THANK YOU Megan! This makes me super happy and I’m sorry I’m such a procrastinator!

We spent the few weeks before their shoot brainstorming and trying to think of ways we could impress another photographer. When it came to the actual day for the shoot, we had calmed down more by then. But still..butterflies danced in our stomach as we tried to find a parking spot.

Do you know what a time meter is? It’s a meter that charges you for your time. And did you know that they ONLY take change..not dollar bills, not debit cards, not even credit cards. I know! Ridiculous right? Well, Me and Sara did not come prepared. We park next to a meter and go to pull out some quarters. *looks around* okay..some dimes..*looks around* nickels? *looks around* ohhhh poo! No!! No change! Nowhere! So once again, we went off to beg for something we need and have to have. By we, I mean Sara. I made her go ask someone for some coins because she has the sweeter “give it to me now or I could very well go insane” smile. And we got some quarters. *phew* crisis diverted.

(You are ready for a long blog right? If I have any new blog readers, I’m sorry, I should’ve warned you in advanced. Go get you a cup of coffee and some banana bread that way you’re not starving by the time you finish reading.)

Got your coffee? Okay. Good. :D

So we set up our goodies and wait for Megan and her two adorable kids (we knew this because we sort of facebook stalked her in advanced..it’s so nice when you know the kids are ridiculously cute before you even meet them..)

Walking into the park we had two cute little ducklings that Sara called goslings follow us wherever we went. Perfect! We were going to use them in our pictures! Kids and baby animals are always cute together. However, they definitely fled the scene minutes before they showed up and we had to chase them down later. And, they were SO not interested in getting their pictures taken, Bee. Tea. Double u.




The photoshoot went really good! Megan was so easy going it helped us not feel so nervous. And her kids? AH! SO. SO. Cute! Lawson had such a cute smile and was a little bashful at first. He was very interested in playing with the ducks instead of getting his picture taken with his little sister, which I can’t blame him..ducks are pretty awesome. But, we found something more amazing-er than ducks..yes, hard to believe..but we did.



Fruit snacks in the shape of Cars. WOW. I wish I’d get car fruit snacks when I got my picture taken. Lawson kept us busy! He didn’t like to look at the camera, so we tried to find ways to get him to look at us. (Which, I can’t blame him, I wouldn’t want to look at me either…poor kid.) The secret? We put chex mix on my head and screamed “AHH THERE’S FOOD ON MY HEAD!!” And he would look at us and scream and smile and laugh. We had fun screaming in the park with Lawson.

And then there’s Owen. Sooo sweet. She was so easy going. You’d pick her up and all she’d want to do was bury her head in your shoulder and snuggle. Just one look at her and she makes your heart melt and ooze all the way down to your toes.



What doesn’t belong in this picture? Do you see that oddly shaped duck? Yeah. Poor Megan. Lawson was done wearing his shoes so he decided to take them off. And throw them. Into the pond. If I didn’t have reflexes of a hippo I could’ve caught it. I was right there next to it. All I did was a lot of “oh..oh! ah! Oh! Wait! I can get it” *slloowww moooo* and by then it was in the middle of the pond. Oiy. It gave us something to laugh at? Right Megan? Yeah? :D hehe

We really had a lot of fun with Megan and her two cuties! And Megan we hope you had as much fun as we did! Thanks for being such a help and for putting up with our craziness in the park.


Afterwards we hit the subway and shared a 5 dollar foot long. (Because they’re amazing) and here was the text I get from Sara later on after she had done much deep philosophical thinking for the day. “was just thinking of a beautiful metaphor to describe Saritney photography… its like our subway sandwich… the base, core, “meat” so to speak is the same… but its all the extra stuff that is conpletely and utterly different that makes saritney photography so unique and special!! we should of take a picture... darn it!!" It made me laugh so hard..which was awkward..because when she sent this text I was at work. In a bathroom. Laughing. ....yeahhh..

Now I must include a conversation I JUST had, in fact am having right now with Sara...

Britney: lol you spelt completely conpletely in your text to me that i'm blogging about
Britney: and i had to quote you verbatum sooo i had to include conpletely
Sara Pockrus: Nooo
Sara Pockrus: Not fair!
Sara Pockrus: I give you permission to correct my error!
Britney: i deny it but appreciate the input


Oh goodness. So fun!


It was a pretty great day! We had so much fun and Megan and Lawson and Owen provided us a day of plenty of stories and adventures and some pretty cute pictures as well! That's what we call a perfect shoot!

Now..introducing..the new face of Saritney Photography:


She needs a new name...any suggestions?



video


"WE GOT THIS!"

Friday, July 2, 2010

Like Laundry Has Ever Killed Anyone..

To start off with..I've always wanted to make my font color yellow, but always decide against it because I'm pretty sure it'd be super hard to read. The font color of a blog says alot about a person ya know. It's very crucial when making this decision. It reflects personality, emotion, hopes, dreams, and ambitions.

HAHA yeahhhh...that's a load of bologna...it's just colorful and pretty and you probably haven't even realized I SO just changed the color to green. Be amazed. Be very amazed.

SO that was my little rambling of the night.

Onwards!

Sooo there is a secret person behind Saritney Photography. She helps support us in many ways. Is our very own personal little gopher.. I mean..assistant. She was there to celebrate our first gig together, and she suffers through my constant askings of "Have you looked at our new pictures yet?!" "Do you like them? Why don't you like them...I don't wanna hear constructive criticism...I wanna hear groveling!!" She's traveled down many a times and she's been our very own little guinea pig to run our ideas on. When we get the itch to do an out of the ordinary, sorta just random photoshoot..she's our gal!

It all started when our secret person behind Saritney Photography..I just realized I never told you her name...

Let's call her Noodle, shall we? She takes forever to read our blogs and I find a personal little victory getting to call Stephanie, Noodle and her not even knowing it. *ahh* So nice.

Anyways.

It all started when.."Noodle" bought me some pretty outrageous fabulous big gold sparkly stillhetos. Long story short. It gave birth to our idea...a "shrunk in the dryer" photoshoot.

Yeah. It doesn't make sense. But really. It does. Gold sparkly shoes can ALWAYS give inspiration.

So down Stephanie comes...all morning she spends getting ready, and then...off to thee perfect laundry mat. Or so we thought. It had the vintage look! (smell too...that wasn't so pleasant) The pacman video game that's probably not been moved since 1967. The dryers that had scuff marks that were probably from my grandma when she was a little girl and went there with her mom to do laundry. Yeah. It was just that perfect. So much potential.

Then. She ruined it. Not only our perfect photo shoot spot, but also Saritney's perfect record. We had not been denied anything....up until that point. People let us use their restaraunt before it even opened to the public, we'd been allowed around, in, and on top of spiffy antique cars, let inside places that weren't for us to roam around in really, we've gotten discounts off items, and free cake even! But our perfect record was ruined that day...And all because of this:


For some "unknown" reason, she thought we were gonna break the dryer, hurt ourselves, then probably sue. Oh my. Sooo...the owner, disguised as a regular user of the laundry mat. A very unhappy woman *bless her heart* told us that was a big No NO. So we smiled, looked at each other, and left for the next nearest laundry mat!

Of course, when we pull up to it..(you know there are only like 7 in the small little town of Scottsboro) we were a bit more anxious this time. "What if we get kicked out of this one too?" We didn't think it would look good on our record if we got arrested. I mean..could you imagine? There you are in jail. A woman named Harry looks at you, cigarette hanging from her mouth, a big tattoo across her neck that says "KILLER" and she asks "So, whatchu in her' for?"

"um..we stuffed our friend in a dryer? ..twice?"

So, of course, we had to pull out our ninja quick moves. We needed to be in there, stuff Noodles in the Dryer, get her out...let her get changed into the "after shrunk" outfit, stuff her back in the dryer, get her out..and go. All in the meanwhile tryin' to capture some super amazing pictures.

Looking through our pictures that night you could tell we were hurried...oiy. But it was definitely SUPER much fun. And we were pretty proud of our little idea.
(At thee much cooler laundry mat..that had no owners present at the time, but very many curious on-lookers...hm. Wonder why?)

So if you haven't, you must go check out our "Tumble Dry Low. If Necessary" photo album on our Facebook page. That's what pictures should really be all about, right? Fun, creativity, adventure, and cramming friends in over-sized dryers. :D

"WE GOT THIS!"

~whistles~ woo hoo! Down here! Read me! :) So, I know you've probably heard absolutely nothing about this *winks* but we are having a giveaway. And I'll be honest, when we first decided to do this, we were a little nervous that we wouldn't have too many people enter. Anddd...we're still a little apprehensive. So, please. Don't make us pull out our ninja moves again. We are just itching to take some pictures! And we'd love to be able to give away a free session! We are 4 fans away from giving away the 30 minute free session. And if you suggest enough friends to "like" our page we may get to give away an hour session! FOR FREE! So, suggest friends, threaten them if you have to, and tell us you did! And we'll put your name in our drawing!
I mean, c'mon..who don't like to win something every now and then?

Much love to all our fans and the super sweet compliments and feedback we've gotten over the past weeks! You are all amazingggg!!