Thursday, December 27, 2007

December Update

I am loving the variety of my work lately! I photographed Vaishali for the cover of Awareness Magazine's January issue
Mostly I've been photographing families. This week and 1/2 (December 21-30) is the busiest time of the year for familiy portraits. The weather has been so cooperative! It has been just gorgeous!
The Valentine Family
The Bechtols

Becky and Eddy had a sweet sunset wedding at the Marco Island Yacht Club.

And this time of year, it's parties, parties, parties!!

January will be our catch up month!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

So busy!!

I've sat in front of the computer most of this week, retouching, designing holiday cards and wedding albums.
I had a nice session on Sunday with the Cutler family. They drove all the way from Bradenton and spent the night so that I could photograph their family! I started with the Cutlers at their wedding 4 or 5 years ago. Needless to say, I am honored!! They are the first family in this collage. I have some gorgeous customers; don't I?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Time for an update!

I have to admit, I was honored when I received an email asking me to update my blog!

My excuse for not updating is that I appear to be jinxed with technical issues. First my DVD burner broke, then my fax machine, then my main computer completely crashed. It's been a slow and time consuming process to get to a working environment.

So the big question to all of you -- have you backed up your data? Thank goodness I had! I worked on that computer until 1:30 a.m. with no problems and the next morning at 9 a.m., it wouldn't even turn on. It was totally unexpected!

We are now carrying photo handbags! These custom handbags will become a family heirloom with your child, family or pet's photograph. There are several styles to choose from. Leather or microfiber trim. Pricing ranges from $45 to $200.
We also have beautiful photo jewelry. Using your favorite picture each hand made photo tile is adorned with only the finest sterling silver, semi-precious stone beads, and other high quality materials to create a vivid and unique custom photo necklace or bracelet. Pricing ranges from $85 to $262. ==================================================
This is family portrait season! Check out the View Your Photos section of our website. We have been very busy!!

I'll post more pictures later, but here is a recent one I really like:

That's the update for now!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Fun, fun, fun!

Sorry for two posts right in a row. But I just had to share a few pictures from the two really fun photo sessions on Wednesday.

Model sessions are always fun. Anna is an absolutely gorgeous 'baby boomer' model. We had a great time!
Then it was on to a family portrait at the beach. I had a blast with the Jennings family. They are creative people who are willing to go all out for a great photograph!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

My niece's wedding

Heather and Bob got married in the back of a fabulous old house in Powder Springs, Georgia. It was fun to visit with family.
Heather was such a beautiful bride.

Here are some of the handsome men in my family.

Now we have to come up with a new name for Bob. We've always called him "Bob the Boyfriend". Bob the husband....??

Thursday, September 20, 2007

You Tube famous?

As an empty-nester, I am always looking for ways to have fun!
So a girlfriend, her daughter and I went over to Miami today to dance with Matt! If you don't know who Matt is, check out his website:
It was so much fun! Look for the video June 2008!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

September Newsletter

Our September Newsletter is ready! Chris figured out how to put the newsletter on the sidebar so please download and see what's happening with us!

I have been designing albums and retouching. I have so much to do! Here are a few album pages from Jennie and Jim's beautiful rooftop wedding at the Inn on Fifth. We zipped over to the beach for sunset!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

News-Press and other info

Oh my goodness! August has been too crazy - I'm ready to stay home and get some work done!

We had a really nice article written about us in the Fort Myers News-Press!

I had a super fun engagement session with Danielle and John this month!

My summer helper, Michelle, went to back to college in Tallahassee.

Michelle put together my new fan so I practiced with Michelle as my model!

My new part-timer is Melanie. Melanie also sells a Discount Dental program (which I belong to):

Here I am with Melanie at the Chamber of Commerce "Trade Show in the Tropics".

I just got back from the Florida Professional Photographer's convention with lots of new ideas!
I hope to redo my website, get all my household projects done and revamp my price lists in September. My son, Chris, is helping out for a few weeks before he goes back on tour with his band Fake Problems. Check out FP's new website:

Monday, August 20, 2007

Trade show this Thursday

August is a crazy month! Two trade shows, a vacation and the Florida Professional Photographers convention. It's tough to fit in time for real work!!

Please come visit us at the 'Trade Show in the Tropics". The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Trade Show will be held on Thursday, August 23rd from 3pm to 7pm at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. The Trade Show is the largest event of its kind in Naples, with over 150 booths and attended by 1,200 people.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Peggy at the Back to School Expo on August 4.
Come see our new products and new pictures - photo jewelry, playing cards, dry erase boards, different albums, etc.
On Saturday, I leave for the Florida Professional Photographer's convention. I hope to come back with lots of new ideas and techniques! I also want to check out the trade show to see the latest albums and gadgets!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Saturday, August 4 Expo!

Back to School Expo
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Coastland Center Mall

We'll have a table at the mall. Come see new pictures and new products! Or just stop by to say hello!

Neapolitan Family Magazine and Coastland Center are sponsoring this expo with 50 child-related vendors. There will be lots of give aways and door prizes!

Friday, July 06, 2007


Looking for a responsible family! Brother orange and Sister Russian Blue - hopefully they can stay together, but they can be adopted individually. They are so cute! About 8 weeks old.

Grey sister (we call her S2 - I have a grown cat, Silver, who looks just like her!)

Orange brother. We named him Junior.

They play together constantly.

And sleep together.

I've had them for almost a week now. I will get them spayed/neutered before adopting them out so their adoption fee is $30 each. You will still need to take them to the vet for shots, etc. Please call me (Peggy) at 239-263-7001 or email

Here is their story:
A beautiful calico cat had four kittens in my bushes. I called the Humane Society - they only take owner surrendered cats- no feral cats. I call Domestic Animal Services - they have a 95% kill rate - an average of 300 cats a month are euthanized there! So I called some of the no-kill places. They are so full! Jan from For the Love of Cats has been super helpful.
I have the two kittens but can't keep them (I already have two cats). We are looking for a home for the two calico kittens too. I'll take the mother to get spayed and let her back out. She'll keep the snakes and rats away and hopefully live an okay life as a feral cat. Please please please make sure you spay or neuter your cats! And help me find good homes for these sweet and fun kittens!
Peggy 239-263-7001

Saturday, June 23, 2007

June WOW!

Usually things start to slow down in June, but this year has been very busy! Here are just three sessions from this past week.

Trash the Dress!!
This is the latest trend - we have a portrait session after the wedding to go out and get crazy. It's not for everyone. Dan and Sara had a blast! And yes, I also got very wet.

Family Portraits in the Studio
It's nice to have a studio - especially in the summer when it rains so much.
The Radcliffe family was so nice, so gorgeous and so much fun!

Engagement Session!
Jaclyn and Ryan are getting married in April in Georgia. They visited Naples for a short vacation and some beautiful engagement photographs.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Neapolitan 50plus Magazine

I was recently commissioned to be the cover photographer for Neapolitan 50plus magazine! Here is a copy of my first cover photo:

Cover models Doug Keating, Jr. and Doug Keating, Sr. own Keating Associates on 5th Ave S.

You can pick up this magazine at over 250 locations throughout the Collier County area, including Sweetbay Supermarkets, Sam’s Club, Hollywood and Pavillion Movie Theaters, county parks, libraries, medical offices, retail establishments and more.

Check out the website at

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Dinosaur Playground Saturday, May 26

We are having a super special on Saturday, May 26th. We’re taking fun pictures at Dinosaur Playground from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.!

If you’ve never been to Dinosaur Playground, you are in for a treat! It’s an indoor, air conditioned, clean playground. There are so many things for kids to do and a nice parent lounge for the adults to relax in. What a great idea for the hot summers in Florida! Check out their website: or call 430-PLAY. A full day’s admission is $12 for the first child, then $8 for the next. Adults are free.

I'll see you there!