Friday, December 18, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
We finally moved out of our 789-square-foot condo and into a rental house over double that size with a yard, garage, and a second bathroom! Although we were sad to leave our Central Park Ward church family, we have made many new friends in our new Centerville Ward. Being that we moved only 1/4 mile away, we are fortunate to be able to continue to mingle with our old friends and neighbors as well as the new!
Abe, still gainfully employed with Checkpoint in Redwood City, uses statistics to conduct research while he continues to work toward his second master's degree. In the last year, he has transferred from the Statistics Department at Cal State East Bay to an online data-mining program at Central Connecticut State University. He hopes to finish his degree in late 2010. Abe takes full advantage of our local public library and their wide assortment of audiobooks, maximizing his commute time with enriching audio entertainment. Abe now diligently serves as our church ward clerk, attending important meetings while keeping copious notes, tallies, and tracking action items for the ongoings of the Centerville Ward.
Janine completed her Master's of Library and Information Science degree at San Jose State University in May, and is currently moonlighting as a substitute Youth Services Librarian at Menlo Park Library. Additionally, her photography business continues to provide a source of inspiration and creative outlet. Along with homeschooling our three children, Janine volunteers at the Fremont Main branch of the Alameda County Library doing storytimes & bookclubs and at the Bayside 4-H Club as a project leader for Visual Arts & Crafts. She also enjoys her church calling serving as the Bears leader for the Centerville Cub Scout pack. Healthwise, Janine has been experimenting with raw diet recipes, walks to Curves three days per week, does yoga, and hikes with her family to keep fit and flexible.
Natalie, 7 years old, has enjoyed taking classes at Teach-Me-Art, going on fieldtrips, and taking advantage of the flexibility that homeschooling affords to pursue her personal interests. In addition to developing her skills in reading, writing, and math, Natalie has learned so much in 4-H. This year she is in the Primaries, Cooking, Beading & Jewelry, and Visual Arts & Crafts projects. She has decorated jars, blended smoothies, whisked pudding pies, beaded bracelets & necklaces, assembled button wreaths, and recycled crayons. Her favorite project so far has been learning how to make earrings--in fact, in the near future, Natalie may have the nerve to get her ears pierced so she can actually wear some of the earrings she has made! In her spare time, Natalie enjoys reading Harry Potter, Time Warp Trio, Junie B. Jones, Magic Treehouse, and the Boxcar Children books.
Max, 5 years old, loves Legos! We usually have to pry him away from the "Lego Pit" long enough to complete a few math and writing lessons before he's back to building. That being said, as a Kindergartner this year, Max loves to read, and he reads at second grade level--books about Star Wars Clone Wars, Transformers, and Pokemon are his favorites; however, he can be found reading everything from encyclopedias and picture dictionaries to graphic novels, picture books, and chapter books. Max also excels musically--he can't help whistling all day long! He delights in singing and moving to classical music and looks forward to weekly piano lessons with Aunt Krissy. In 4-H, Max is in the Primaries, Visual Arts & Crafts, and Cooking projects. Recently, Max helped measure and mix homemade granola--his favorite breakfast food! When it comes to physical activity, "active" is an understatement. Max loves to climb, do push-ups, jump, flip, and do his signature "hyena" move. Ask him to show you sometime...
Madeline, 3 years old (going on 13), is our feisty one! Mature for her age, Madeline has been ready to move on from the church nursery to Sunbeams for about a year. Tagging along with her older siblings, Madeline finds herself participating and successfully completing many projects that would typically suit older children. Although she can't become a 4-H primary member until she is 5, she is often invited by project leaders to join in on the fun because of her maturity and ability. Madeline has been learning her letter sounds in preparation for reading. She has her own books, workbooks, and computer so that she can also do "school" while Natalie and Max are hard at work. Madeline makes a great little assistant in the kitchen--she loves to measure, mix, and pull ingredients out of the refrigerator for any recipe you have in mind. An artist at heart, Madeline is a natural at drawing, painting, stickering, taping, sculpting, and stamping. She sings, she dances, she "reads," she loves playing with her dogs & cat. She is Madeline. She is amazing!
Despite our hectic lives, we always have time for friends and family...give us a call, find us on Facebook, or send us an e-mail, and let the fun begin!
Abe, Janine, Natalie, Max, & Madeline
Rosie (dog), Sammy (dog), & Friday (cat)
Saturday, November 14, 2009
The holidays are upon us! Need to squeeze in some nice, updated family shots or pics of the kids for holiday cards but don't have time? Try Weston Photography's $20 for 20 Minutes Session Package!
"$20 for 20 Minutes" Session Package details include:
- 20-minute portrait session with unlimited images
- Online proofing and print/negative-ordering of top 30 images for 60 days
- option to purchase individual files ($25 each) or get a bulk discout of all 30 of your high-resolution digital negatives for $200
Weston Photography will be shooting "$20 for 20 Minutes" sessions at the following locations in December:
- Ardenwood Historic Farm Thursday, December 3rd, 10am-1pm
- Vallejo Mills Thursday, December 3rd, 3-5pm
- Home Studio (black background) Thursday, December 10th, 8-11am
- Shinn Historic Park and Arboretum Thursday, December 10th, 3-5pm
- Shinn Historic Park and Arboretum Saturday, December 12th, 8-11am
- Vallejo Mills Saturday, December 12th, 3-5pm
Availability is limited, so make your appointment today!
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
- Registration starts at 9am
- Walk begins at 10am
Fremont Central Park, Area A
(Area A is behind Water Park)
40000 Paseo Padre Parkway
- Dog Show Contest
- Howl-loween Costume Contest
- Dog Showcase
- Dog Alumni
- Silent Auction
- Sponsor Booths
- FREE Pet Portrait sittings by Weston Photography
FFR rescues dogs & cats who are out of time from over-crowded animal shelters. They receive vet care, grooming and are home fostered by volunteers until they find their forever home. Donations urgently needed!
Furry Friends Rescue
P.O. Box 7270
Fremont, CA 94537-7270
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Free-Sitting Fridays (for natural light studio and outdoor portraiture of individuals, couples, families, and pets) are a great opportunity to update headshots for your Facebook and Linked-In profiles, track your child's growth and accomplishments, take pregnancy belly shots, and prepare for holiday photo gifts--right around the corner!
Encourage your friends to celebrate getting back to school with a free-sitting on Friday, September 18, 2009 from 9am to 12pm in our studio.
Call 1.877.473.9194 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to make your appointment today!
If September 18th won't work for you, plan ahead and mark your calendar for Friday, October 9th! Thanks!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Free-Sitting Fridays (for natural light studio and outdoor portraiture of individuals, couples, families, and pets) are a great opportunity to update headshots for your Facebook and Linked-In profiles, track your child's growth and accomplishments, take pregnancy belly shots, and prepare for holiday photo gifts!
Free-Sitting Friday is next Friday, July 24, 2009 from 9am to 1pm for studio and 4pm to 8pm for outdoors. Call 1.877.473.9194 or e-mail email@example.com to make your appointment today!
If July 24th won't work for you, look ahead and mark your calendar for Friday, August 14th!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Visit our photo booth to take a FREE-sitting portrait of your precious pooch to help support Furry Friends Rescue. Within 48 hours after the show, images will be available for online proofing and print-ordering. 20% of the profits from print sales are donated to Furry Friends Rescue to assist with the costs associated with the fostering and placement of rescued dogs and cats.
Can't wait to see you there! Feel free to contact Weston Photography with questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.877.473.9194. You can also use our NEW live IM chat window!
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Thursday, May 14, 2009
Free Sitting Fridays (for natural light studio portraiture of individuals, couples, families, and pets) are a great opportunity to drop in to update headshots, track your child's growth through photographs, and prepare for upcoming holiday photo gifts--Father's Day is right around the corner!
The first Free Sitting Friday is Friday, June 5, 2009 from 9am to 12pm. Call 1.877.473.9194 or e-mail email@example.com to make your appointment today!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Saturday, May 9th, 2009
11am to 3pm
All American Pet Emporium
37323 Niles Blvd.
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Friday, April 17, 2009
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Sunday, April 5, 2009
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Saturday, March 21st, 2009
11am to 3pm
All American Pet Emporium
37323 Niles Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94536
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
On January 31st we had a great time photographing your adorable pups at All American Pet Emporium in downtown Niles. If you missed us, be sure to come to our next Spring pet photography event at All American Pet Emporium on Saturday, March 21st from 11am to 3pm.
From our heart to yours, Happy Valentine's Day!
At a time of budget cuts, job loss, and home foreclosures, you can bet there will be a surge of unwanted pets hitting the shelters. We urge you to share your love of animals by supporting local rescue organizations such as Furry Friends Rescue--they welcome foster homes, volunteers, and donations with open arms.
Weston Photography participates in several fundraising events over the course of each year, donating 20% of their profits to Furry Friends Rescue. Be sure to join us in supporting FFR pets at our next event! Subscribe to this blog with your e-mail address to receive announcements of upcoming events!
What are your feelings about how the economic crisis is affecting America's pets? Please add your comments below!
Weston Photography has recently added a gallery to highlight portraits that express the essence of who you are. Visit the "Me" gallery to see a collection of images that clients have used for senior pictures, Facebook, MySpace, online dating, business cards, resumes, modeling portfolio headshots, glamour shots, websites, brochures, and more! Update your image with Weston Photography, today!