Archive for August, 2010

So I promised a lot of new products, and here is another. Today is all about photo bags… purses and wristlets to be exact. The wristlet is great for organizing a larger purse or for carrying your keys and wallet for a quick trip. It has a wrist strap, zippered pocket and a key keeper and comes in different color liners. The front and back are custom designed with your photos.
photo purse

The photo handbag has two handles for carrying, a key keeper, two pockets, and one zippered compartment. I have been carrying one around for about a month and it’s a perfect size for an everyday purse. It holds three sippy cups, my wallet, keys, snacks, and a few Thomas trains. :) I love that it stands up when I set it down. It’s custom designed on front and back with photos from your session, so you’re guaranteed to be walking around with a one of a kind bag.
photo hand bag

So I’m attempting to take my own family photos for holiday cards. Today was take two. Take one produced a couple of good images and many many bad ones. Half the time I didn’t make it before the timer went off. Today I was faster and more determined. Unfortunately I think the third time might be the charm. Self portraits with a timer are definitely a challenge, and then add two kids who don’t find a camera on a tripod interesting and a whining husband and you’ve got the recipe for an awkward family photo. I have a idea for next time and I think it’s going to work. I’m even bringing the dog!

After the exhausting family photos, I took some pictures of my boys individually. Can you guess who was more cooperative today?
toddler holiday photos outside

I’m really excited to share this product. It’s a new way to store and display your photographs. As an alternative to an album, you can constantly change the photos you display or store in the box. You can order keepsake boxes to store photographs for each child, for each year, for your family vacation, or for other special memories.

These boxes are custom designed in a luster finish and are just gorgeous. They make great gifts for grandparents and parents alike. My husband wanted some pictures of our boys to take to work, so I ordered one for him. I love that I can easily update the photos over time. Mounted prints are sold separately and come with a choice of borders.
custom image box
Nominee for Best San Diego Family Photographer
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I had an early morning session with the M family. They were so fun and full of smiles even though it was so early. J and E were such fun to photograph and both have such gorgeous eyes. I have to admit, not having a girl myself, I totally enjoyed dressing E up and letting her choose some accessories. I’ll share those pictures in a bit, for now just a little peek.

poway family outdoor photography
poway kids photography
poway family holiday pictures

There is just over a week left to vote for Jen Bentley Photography in Nickelodeon’s Parent’s Choice Awards. Remember you can vote daily until the 31st. Thanks for the support!

I’m still here! July was busy busy and now it’s August and I’m still finishing up my to do list from July. I finally got my website galleries updated as well as my splash page. Please check them out! I also just revamped the blog. It’s been a long road but I finally feel like I have a look I am happy with. I still have a few issues to work out with my blog, but hopefully soon it will all be done!

So I promised lots of pictures while I was on “vacation”, but I never had time to take my class. I sent in my camera and a lens for service and now they are primed and ready to go. I have sessions scheduled for this weekend through October, so please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested in Holiday photos.

What was I doing in July you ask? I was busy evaluating and ordering sample products. I have restructured all my product offerings and I’m really excited to share all my new products with everyone! Big blog post to come. I was also becoming friends with Quickbooks. I wouldn’t say we are best buddies, but I got all my ducks in a row and finished my taxes.

Nominee for Best San Diego Family Photographer

Don’t forget to vote for Jen Bentley Photography every day until August 31st. Thanks for all the support!