Fairbanks Children's Photographer

Coloring the World with Imagination

Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon.  A happiness weapon.  A beauty bomb.  And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one.  It would explode high in the air - explode softly - and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air.  Floating down to earth - boxes of Crayolas.  And we wouldn't go cheap, either - not little boxes of eight.  Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in.  With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest.  And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination.

~Robert Fulghum

It's official: the world has been covered with imagination.

I'm pretty sure I saw happiness explode.

(Pssst - & we loved every minute of it!)

A Little Good Will Hunting

On this day, instead of going to see about a girl ... we had to go see about some chickens.

It was definitely worth the trip.

Some days there's just nothing better than hanging out with good friends, meeting their chickens, basking in the beautiful sunlight, having lunch and maybe frying up an egg or two alongside digging in the sandbox & shooting hoops on the side.

All in a day's work.


May your work today be less 'work' & more about 'goin to see some chickens'.

Happy Monday!

That's My Cute Kid!

If you LOVED watching the start to the New Year fun on the blog & on Facebook ... I've got a wee-little surprise, just for you. February is a HUGE Birthday Month around these parts! Aunties, cousins, grandparents, great grandparents and yes - even our immediate family with MachC Daddy & our soon-to-be-super-duper 5-year-old!

So in honor of their birthdays ... and our littlest who likes to say "you're such a cutie face!" - we are announcing The MachC Photography Cute Kid Contest! Now, a "cute kid" can be a baby all the way up to tweens & teens! So don't be shy about entering your 5yo or your 15 year old! They're all "cute kids" in these parts ;)

MachC Photography announces Cute Kid Fun of 2011!

The Details:

1) Email me an image that you have taken (no professional images please) of your child with the subject line: CUTE KID CONTEST to info AT machcphotography DOT com - I will post it on my facebook business page.

Include your child's first name only and age. All images sent to me via email will be loaded into the Cute Kid Contest Facebook Fan page album. Only ONE picture per family, please.

2) Once your image is loaded onto the MachC Photography Fan & Friend page you can go there and tag yourself in the image if you like (not necessary though).

3) Share the link to the MachC Photography facebook page on your personal facebook page and ask your friends and family to go vote for your image. How they vote is by “liking” the image. (Let them know they will need to “like” the page to be able to vote.)

4) How to win? Simple, at the end of the contest, the image with the most “likes” from friends, family & fans will be the winner.

5) Deadline for entries : Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at Noon. The images with the most votes on Monday, February 14, 2011 at 4 pm will be announced the winners.

You can begin voting as soon as your image is up. Please allow at least 24 hours for your image to be added to the album.

Yep, Valentine's Day is the Big Day!



GRAND PRIZE Over $400 in Organic Bloom Frames (3-5x7 frames: Bahama Blue, Orchid & Green Apple) $75 in "mother/daughter" jewelry from Stella & Dot a complimentary on location photo session ($300) for winning child (over $700 value!)

& 1st Runner Up A $150 print credit with MachC Photography for a 2011 Session Almost $100 in an assortment of fun 'costume' jewelry (over a $200 value)

RULES: please read!!

No professional images Only one entry per family Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotional winnings, gift certificates or auction items. (But don’t worry, if you are already a winner of a past promotional event you can still enter, you just cannot combine this event with a past win)

Contest open to anyone in the Fairbanks area. (or willing to travel to the Fairbanks area)

Not valid for family sessions currently booked. Already booked a session for your child? No problem! The 300 complimentary session fee would then act as a print credit if you & your child win.

Votes must come from people in your facebook network. Your friends and family may also post your link to their facebook network to help you earn votes.

Sessions are to be scheduled for April or May of 2011.