Friday, December 14, 2018
It was my "little" guy's birthday recently. He's a teen and doesn't care much to spend time with me or his father. That's fine - it's completely normal! But just like other parents, I'm not too happy about it. So in an effort to get him away from his video games and spend quality time together, one of his birthday gifts was a cookie decorating class for the two of us with Amelia's Desserts in Chesapeake. I was so blown away by the entire experience I felt compelled to share!Allow me to begin by saying Amy has created a wonderful experience and incredible brand. I'm in awe! Be sure to check her website for the story of Amelia, which you can find here. I totally felt like an Amelia, creating (not baking as the tagline says since the cookies were already baked for us) small things with love, by the end of a lovely evening! My teen enjoyed it as well...and it involved spending time with me rather than a video game! :DThis first cookie below was actually one of the last we did. Amy had created the cake pops and cookie base for us. We simply had to create the snow and add the tree and snowman. So stinking cute! I'm not sure I can eat any of these, as much as I love sugar cookies, because they're so pretty! Amy made learning the decorating techniques so simple. It was relaxing to "work" on the ...
A great time was had by all at the Currituck Chamber of Commerce's Spring Social this past Saturday! Stacey and I had a lovely time, as always, at this annual event. It's my favorite event we cover for the Chamber! This is the only time each year I get to see some of the attendees, but this is also when many friends have a great time supporting the chamber. Thank you to all you who attended in addition to those who donated and contributed through the silent auction. A portion of the proceeds supports the Corolla Wild Horse Fund and the Currituck Senior Nutrition Program. Images are now available for download here (there are many more than displayed here!) and are printable up to 11x14. Should you want to print larger, please let us know and we will be happy to send you an appropriately sized file. :) Feel free to share!
The last few weeks have been a whirlwind around here at MKP! Shortly before leaving for Destin, Florida to attend SYNC, I applied for the ambassador program at National Association of Professional Child Photographers. I've been a member of NAPCP for a couple of years now, and as far as I know, there are no other local members, including Southside Hampton Roads in Virginia as well as Northeastern North Carolina. Therefore, whenever there is a gathering, there is nothing local. I've never attended one! What is a gathering and what is an ambassador, you may ask? From the NAPCP website:"An extension of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers, the NAPCP Ambassador Program takes an active role in building thriving communities of artists committed to growing their skills, their artistry, and their business. NAPCP Ambassadors are literally the eyes, ears, and face of the global association, kindling personal relationships and connections on a local level. By fostering connections and conversations, NAPCP Ambassadors enable the compassionate collaboration that is a hallmark of the NAPCP vision." You may also be wondering what any of this has to do with SYNC! Well, I will share more about SYNC at a later date as I am still processing it all. It was an amazing experience, leaving me feeling ...
Saturday, November 26, 2016
We are super excited to announce our Oh Snap! classes coming in 2017! Just in time for the holidays, we are offering a special to go along with this exciting announcement and launch! The Oh Snap! class is for parents looking to improve their photography skills, particularly when photographing children. For Small Business Saturday through Cyber Monday, we are offering it for the special launch price of $99! Don't delay! We've had so many people say that they are interested in learning how to capture better images for their families. We announced earlier this year that we will be leading a photography club for the Currituck 4H, and many parents approached me saying that they are interested in learning more themselves! Well, here is your chance! This makes the perfect Christmas gift! We have beautiful gift vouchers ready to go for this special. Simply contact us and we will get you taken care of. We make shopping easy! ;) We look forward to seeing you at one of our classes, beginning in January 2017!
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Thursday, October 27th was the First Annual Currituck Chamber of Commerce Sporting Clays Championship presented by TowneBank. It was a perfect day! Powell's Sporting Clays hosted the event, with five teams competing. We finished the afternoon with an oyster roast and BBQ, provided by BJ's Carolina Cafe/Creative Catering by Wanda. A great time was had by all, and I think it's safe to say this event was a success! Much gratitude to our chamber for the invitation to capture the event. It's always so much fun to cover these events for them! You can find the entire gallery here.