Wednesday, February 17, 2010

It's Official!!! Introducing Team Val McCormick!

As I type this blog post tears are streaming down my face overwhelmed by emotion. I am so grateful for all the positive things that has happened in my life. I started my business in CT taking a risk. First of all coming from out of state, there were so many established studios how would I ever get my name out? Last season was amazing. I meet so many amazing people; Incredible photographers turned friends, client turned friends, and friends and family of clients turned friends. Without them my business would not be where it is.

Business has been picking up and although last season I regretfully had to turn away a few weddings to insure quality service for current clients. I felt horrible receiving that email from that bride that had a terrible experience and heard of the great a experience a friend had with Val McCormick Photography asking if I would please make an exception to accept their wedding. How can I turn away a bride that has already envisioned herself a subject of my art?

I needed to make a change. Although many times I say "yes" wanting to please everyone I found myself working all hours day and night at the computer. As my children played joyfully, sounds of laughter and pitter patter throughout my home; my back was to them face lit by the glow of my computer screen. As guest would visit, the sound of laughter as my husband would tell a funny joke; my back was to them face lit by the glow of my computer screen. When the phone would ring and the answering machine picked up; the sound of my father's voice " Hi Valerie, I know you must be very busy with work. We haven't heard from you. Gives a call when you get a chance"; my back to the machine face lit by the glow of my computer screen. My home dark late at night, my family a floor above sleeping peacefully in their beds; I was a floor below, my face lit by the glow of my computer screen. All the while my face lit by the glow of my computer screen ; my heart was breaking. Breaking because in life as I know and often tell my brides; once a day has been lived you can't get that day back.

I once read somewhere how when it snows one snowflake doesn’t fall during a storm, millions do. As they build up and stick together, they accomplish a lot. Billions of them can become inches, maybe even feet tall and blanket miles upon miles. If I want to achieve success and change my life, I would need help from others eventually.

It is with honor that I am pleased to announce Kris and Joanne are officially part of team Val McCormick Photography. As I was that one snowflake ready to melt when I landed on that pavement, we are now a team. Together we are like a powerful storm that can shut down a city! We are Team Val McCormick Photography!

Watch the blog for a little more about Kris and Joanne. In the meantime check out the quick mini session in the snow!

See, there jumping for joy in the snow!
When we walked back to Kris' car he realized that his keys were missing out of his pocket. Yes and not one but two sets! We traced back our steps. I licked my index finger and held it up in the air and waited for the wind to tell me what direction to go. OK maybe that didn't happen but I did find the keys. Both sets. One set was a little buried. Maybe he stomped them into the ground. When editing the photos we nearly fell out of our chairs laughing. Check it out below.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Val will be out of the studio

Val will be out of the studio due to unforeseen medical circumstances. She is scheduled for surgery on 02-05-2010 and may return to the studio within a week pending recovery. We will do our best to answer emails or phone calls pending Val's return. We appreciate your understanding.