Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
RANT - My darling husband calls me from the mall tonight. He was there to purchase my Christmas gift. WELL my heart sank out of my body when he said that the unnatural love affair I've been having with iphone will have to stay in my head. It turns out that AT&T won't allow business accounts to have one of those hot little gadgets. Can we please have a moment of silence for my shattered dream.....
Now on to my recomendation. I just watched the movie Apocalypto. It was really an excellent movie. Even though it was all in Mayan and had subtitiles it was an awesome awesome movie!! Definately two thumbs up and a snaps in the "Z" formation.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
As a treat I put up a nice holiday flash show. Please let me know what you think. THank you for sticking around for a great year. I can't wait to see what 2008 has in store for us.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Since I’ve been so busy with portraits I haven’t had a chance to do any holiday shopping or decorating yet. The only thing I’ve done so far is enjoy all the non-stop holiday music…lol. SO, to get me motivated to get everything done here is the December contest…
Send me the title and singer of your favorite holiday song. I'll choose one email randomly to win a $10 iTunes gift card delivered via email.
SEND YOUR EMAIL by 6PM EST ON SUNDAY, DEC 16th
Email me at Taria@TariaReed.com
A few months back I mentioned that I was going to be showcasing my work in the Woodbridge Library. Well, my display is up and running. If you are in the Woodbridge, NJ area go to the lower level of the Woodbridge Library and check it out.
I have to attempt to get some holiday shopping done today so if I'm in that area of town I'll try to stop by and take some photos of the display for the non-local people reading my blog.
This has been a wonderful year, thanks for your support!!
Monday, December 10, 2007
As you can guess I'm jumping with holiday orders, and I'm not complaining one bit...lol. We are in the home stretch now. I can't believe that Christmas is only 2 weeks away!! There is so much I still haven't done.
1) put my tree up
2) take AJ's holiday photos
I guess I'll be super busy this weekend and next week...lol. Here is one photo from one of my latest shoots. Families are great because they suck you in with their fun spirits and playful ways. These three sibs were a lot of fun to photograph.
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Last week he had his first tv interview. Watching the whole process was very fun. I was able to get a few shots of them chatting, so I thought I'd post two.
If you haven't already, please go to my husband's website and see what he's about. Feel free to email him too.
H. S. Reed, Jr & Craig Coughlin - host of "About the Town" (CH. 35; Wdbg, NJ)
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
ANSWER - Heather & Josh Bell on 9/5/06
The winner of November's contest is Jackie Perry!!
Congratulations Jackie, you will receive a $10 gift card to Dunkin Donuts.
Next month's contest will be announced on the 12/8. Be sure to check back and enter for your chance to win something. Don't forget to tell a friend!!
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I hope this shows you that any woman with any body type is beautiful and can take a stunning photograph. She came to me with the mindset that she wouldn't like any of the photos of herself, but she admitted to me that she was surprised and loved them all.
The make-up was done by the lovely and very talented Kim Iacovone who can be reached at Kimber517@msn.com.
Enjoy and as usual let me know what you think.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Let me just tell you about the wonderful shoot I had this Saturday. I can honestly say that shooting Boudoir is my favorite to do next to newborns. There is something about capturing a woman feeling and looking sexy. We had such a fun time and she was totally relaxed by the time we got into the second outfit.
Now I know it usually takes a few days to proof sessions, but I had them done by this evening. She looked so awesome that I couldn't pull myself away from the computer. I sent her the password for her gallery tonight and here is what she had to say. I'm sharing her words because the nature of the shoot stops me from sharing a photo. Who knows, she may give her permission for me to show one of them in a few days. But take my word for it, she looked AWESOME!!! Her husband is going to get one heck of a Christmas gift!!
"omg....they are sooo awesome, they look amazing. there are some there that look like a magazine my favorites are the guitar ones and the one where you come in tight with me wearing the jersey where my eyelashes look reeallly long and the focus is soft. that is the perfect shot. I actually love all of them. You made me look outside as beautiful that I feel inside and I cannot thank you enough for that."
Responses like this just makes it clear to me that I am doing what God intended me to do.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
I just wanted to give an update on what's been going on. This has been a very stressfull week for me. It all started last wednesday when my sweet little 5yr old inadvertantly downloaded a virus to my desktop pc and then proceeded to spill juice on my laptop. So I've spent the better part of a week trying to get my desktop debugged so I can get some work done and get back online. Three lessons were learned....
lesson 1 - don't cook dinner while 5yr old is on www.noggin.com without supervision.
lesson 2 - backup and backup often
lesson 3 - liquid + computers = BAD
Learn from my mistakes people...lol. This year is exciting for me because Thanksgiving dinner will be at my house. Hopefully I'll survive to post pictures and share stories with you next week.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Durring November and December if you donate two cans of food durring your session, you will receive a free 5x7 print. You can add the cans up to receive a free 16x20 print. All of the cans will be donated to local food kitchen to help provide hot healthy meals to families in need this holiday season.
2 cans = 5x7
4 cans = 8x10
6 cans = 10x13
8 cans = 11x14
10 cans = 16x20
Imagine if you couldn't feed your babies and had to go without basic nutrition. You can help those families with this small gesture of kindness. Reach out and help a family in need.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Friday, November 09, 2007
Make sure you look at the last page for all of my holiday specials.
Don't forget to come back on December 1st for the next issue!!
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
Since I know you are reading this and want to participate I'll tell you what's on my mind.
I've decided to have 1 contest a month. The winners of these contests will receive "gifts" from me. These gifts can be anywhere from an enlarged canvas, a framed enlarged print, a mug, a poster, a $10 gift card to a store (amazon, itunes, starbucks, etc...). Get the idea?
Now what do you have to do to win a prize? Simple!! Just answer a question correctly in the time frame given. The names of those who answer correctly will then be put in a bowl and 1 prize winner will be chosen and informed of their prize.
My questions will be about something I spoke of in my past blogs, or general knowledge. (I can't make it too easy for you...lol.)
OK so I know at this point you are yelling at the computer screen asking what the question is so you can win. I'll get to that, just keep your panties on. To enter all you have to do is
1) check my blog every month, for the contest question.
2) email me with the answer to the question, your name, phone #, address
THAT'S IT!! I told you it was simple...lol. Now don't forget to be a good summaritan and tell a friend.
small print - only one entry per household please.
NOVEMBER'S QUESTION - Who was the first couple I blogged about? (ok this is so easy!!)
Contest dates - 11/5 - 11/24
send answers to - Taria@TariaReed.com
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
1) when you see a police, fire, or emt vehicle coming your way DO NOT STOP IN THEIR DIRECT PATH!! Just move aside or step on the gas to get out of their way.
2) Not all police officers are jerks. I happen to know plenty of men and women who do their job with pride, professionalism, and heart. They take tons of abuse and do their best to help people in spite of that abuse. They truely have a thankless job.
3) Next time you stop to complain about an officer being a jerk, stop and think about your attitude toward him/her.
4) Every cop goes to work praying they come home to their families when their shift is over. Do you do that when you go to your nice desk job for the ABC company?
It takes a brave soul to become a police officer/fireperson/emt so stop complaining about how they are doing their job and just say thank you for them doing their job.
Monday, October 29, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Today my mom came over to help me refinish my office and studio. I'm so excited about the changes we've made. I'll post pictures later this week when I'm finished cleaning and hanging up some pictures on my walls.
Friday, October 26, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
If you were at the showcase and didn't get a coupon sheet, send me an email and I'll get them to you.