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Faith's Gift...Portraits of Hope

We have all either lost someone personally, or know someone who has. It is an extremely hard and emotional time. You can be a part of something bigger than yourself by helping other families that are in that same situation right now.

As many of you may know, Audrey's niece, Faith, passed away two years ago due to complications from Cystic Fibrosis that she suffered from all of her 13 years. Audrey and her daughter, Lauren, stayed up all night before Faith's memorial service trying to come up with something that would help the rest of the family in their grieving process. They came up with the idea to incorporate Faith into a drawing of Jesus embracing her, to give the family hope that she was safe and okay. That image was so impactful, and it gave so many of Faith's friends and family hope of seeing her again someday.

 

 

Fast forward to a few years of healing, Audrey and her sister-in-law and Faith's mom, Gretchen, came up with the idea to spread the word to make this kind of service available to anyone who needs it. That means they are able to create a Portrait of Hope for anyone of any age, race, gender, size, etc. However, starting a business such as this is quite expensive, which is why they need your help.

They have launched a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo that allows generous hearts, such as yours, to donate. Any funds raised for Faith's Gift that are higher than their marketing goals with be put into a "pay-it-forward" account, that will allow families to receive a Portrait of Hope that may not be able to afford one on their own.

We are asking you to please consider donating to Faith's Gift, and to be a part of something bigger than yourself. Please visit the link below to make a contribution, and to receive a perk with your donation. You can also email info@faithsgift.com with any inquiries, or visit http://faithsgift.com/ to find out more about our story and your portrait options. Please also consider liking our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/faithsgifts2 Thank you so much!

 

Audrey and Gretchen Imfeld

Co-Founders of Faith's Gift...Portraits of Hope

Indiegogo Campaign link:

http://igg.me/p/faith-s-gift-portraits-of-hope/x/10349470

Wedding Bells are Ringing!

Are you, or someone you know, getting married? Do you still need a photographer to capture your special day?

Audrey Imfeld Photography is excited to announce that we have partnered with Melissa Malouff and Wedding by Melissa to officially add weddings to our expertise! She is wonderful at what she does, and we are so lucky to have her on board with us. She recently got married last summer, so she knows exactly the kind of details brides put into making that day the best day of your life, and because of that, she knows just what to capture for you to hold onto forever.

If you are interested, take a look at her website: weddings.audreyphotography.com and visit her Contact page. We would love to work with you and the love of your life!

What's Irish & Stays Out All Night?

Paddy O'Furniture! Ha-ha-ha-ha :-)

 

We figured since we have been absolutely terrible about keeping up with our blog lately, we'd get back on the right foot with a little LUCK ... of the Irish! ;)

What are YOUR plans for st. Patrick's Day??

Time Flies When You're Having Fun!

Hey everyone! It looks like our last blog post was all the way back in October! And all of a sudden, we are a week away from Christmas - when did that happen??

Things at the studio have been keeping Audrey & I both so swamped! Trying to get everything done for Christmas deadlines has been insane. We thank you all though for your patience with us and understanding as we try to keep up with everything. As most of you know, Audrey's husband is deployed, but Audrey is getting to go see him right after Christmas! We are so excited for her, but that means she will be gone for about 2 weeks into the new year. Things will definitely be slowing down once Christmas comes, but we will essentially be "closed" for sessions and portrait order date appointments while she is gone. I will still be in the office answering phone and emails, so if anything needs picked up that you might have forgotten about, don't fret!

We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Is Moving REALLY the Most Stressful Time in Your Life??

Hey y'all!

Just a friendly reminder that our office will temporarily be out of commision all of next week for us to move studios! We will be checking email periodically throughout the week, and our phone service will be transferred to the new place Monday morning. However, we will mostly be focusing on packing up our whole studio where it's at now, moving it, unpacking in the new studio, and then cleaning the old one! Having said that, if you need something that cannot wait until the last week of October when we are up and running again, please let us know before about 2:30 tomorrow, Friday the 17th, as we are leaving at that time for a session that will last the rest of the evening.

 

**High School Seniors : Please keep in mind this will not affect us getting your yearbook images turned in on time for you! Please check with your school's yearbook coordinater the day prior to your due date to double check that they received it from us. If not, let us know so we can get it taken care of for you.

**All other clients : If you have orders pending, we will still be getting deliveries from our labs while in the process of moving, so don't worry about orders getting sent back to the lab. We will be letting clients who get orders next week know when they are ready for pick up soon after they are delivered!

 

We can't wait for next week to fly by to see the whole studio put together, and to see what you all think of the changes :)

Emergency Surgery, Drywall, & Paint - Oh My!

Hey all! Have some of you been wondering why you have been having your Portrait Order Date appointments with Audrey, or her daughter Lauren, instead of with myself? Well, there's a reason for that.

Unexpectadly last week, I was having what I thought were complications from an infection and went to the ER Wednesday night. Thursday morning, I had a doctor's appointment lined up, and during that appointment, was told I needed emergency surgery...that day! That threw me through a loop! Needless to say, I have been spending the last week recovering from that surgery, so my awesome boss and Lauren were both doing a GREAT job holding down the fort for me and handling things without me while I was gone, including taking over for me with some of your sales appointments. I was really worried about having to push some of those back, but couldn't due to yearbook deadlines for our High School Seniors, so I'm really glad to have a good support team here at work to cover for me :) We really appreciate everyone for being understanding and patient with us while we've had our fair share of medical trials this year.

Today was my first day back at work - exactly one week post surgery. I have been moving really slow still, but am excited to be back! Looking forward to seeing you all in the coming weeks for sessions, more Portrait Order Dates, and to see the new studio, which is really making progress! Drywall and paint are all done, and it's really coming together. We will continue to keep you all posted on that progress and let you know when we definitely move later this month. Talk to y'all soon :)

~Shannon

Goodbye to the Old, Hello to the New!

Hi everyone! Sorry it's taken so long to give you an update - we have been SOOOO busy with seniors lately!

However, that hasn't stopped us from progressing at the new studio. They are putting up the drywall this week, and then things should be finished up not long after that. We are hoping to be all moved in by middle to end of October. Having said that, we have blocked out about a week in our schedule (October 22-26th) to actually physically move. We are so busy these days, we are having to push booking sessions out until the week before we move right now, so if you need to schedule a session, call us soon so we can be sure to get you in!

If you have anything scheduled in the coming weeks, please keep in mind we are still at the old studio on Simpson St.

Let us know what you have all been up to :) We want to see those first day of school pictures!