Custom Invitations & Cards............Julie Marie Portraits, Delaware Portrait Photographer

OK, OK...I know I said the blog was on vacation, but I wanted to share something new that Julie Marie Portraits is offering. We are now offering custom made invitations and cards. (they can be photo cards, thank-you cards, birthday invitations, party invitations, etc....) All you need to do is give me some information as to what you are looking for, and I will design the card and tweak it to your liking. To give you a sneak peak, here are a couple new designs:

Birthday Invitation


That's all for now.....stay tuned.....

Blogger Vacation....Julie Marie Portraits, Delaware Portrait Photographer

I wanted to let all my blog followers know that I'm going to be on "blogger" vacation. Actually, that would be considered an Ohio visit. You might get a sneak peak while I'm gone, but it looks like you'll likely just need to keep checking in to see if there are any new posts. :) Once I'm back, look for some exciting things happening with Julie Marie Portraits!

I also wanted to remind you that if you are interested in the special that is running now through the end of February, please contact me by Feb. 28th. You will be guaranteed the special if you contact me by that time!

Of course, I had to share a picture of Dexter playing with his frisbee....Actually, as soon as he goes outside, he runs for his frisbee (or any toy rather) and comes running back for you to play tug of war with him.

And....in case you're wondering what my two guys do when I'm not around......you will find the both on the sofa (Dexter is not suppose to be up there, either!)


Gotta Love Crate & Barrel.......Julie Marie Portraits, Delaware Portrait Photographer

J & I just received some fun gifts from Crate and Barrel. I just love that store, and I miss being able to run to Somerset Mall to shop there whenever I wanted to! There's not a lot of shopping right here in Dover (Ok, maybe one boutique that is great -- it's Bel Boutique and look for more to come from this great boutique!) , but luckly we have online shopping!!! So, anyway, I just wanted to show you the gift that we received today.... I'm looking forward to using this out at the pool! (it's all acrylic except for the ice bucket)

My Mugshot... Julie Marie Portraits, Delaware Portrait Photographer

I wanted a new picture of myself for my website, and since I hate getting my picture taken, I decided to just look in the mirror and shoot. Well, here is what I got...


This is Where I Found Dexter Julie Marie Portraits, Delaware Photographer

This morning after we got up, I wondered why Dexter went back upstairs... So, I went upstairs and this is where I found him: He was in one of the guest bedrooms lying on the bed. What was he doing up there? Watching the kiddos standing outside waiting for the school bus to pick them up.


Good Friends Julie Marie Portraits, Delaware Portrait Photographer

Our good friends, K & S, came in for the weekend from DC. (remember K from a few weeks ago when I went to visit her in DC) There was a location that I had wanted to try out for some pictures, and K talked S into letting me get some fun shots of the two of them. I love the pictures of these two, and what makes them even that more special is because only a few months ago, S got really sick and underwent open heart surgery and had a valve replaced. They've been through a lot in their first year of marriage, but they're both so strong and two incredible people! Thanks K&S -- we had the best time with you guys and can't wait to see you again soon!


3 Hearts..... Julie Marie Portraits, Delaware Portrait Photographer

Yep...that's right! 3 conversation hearts can say a lot about my sweetie and I!
1) he is my sweet heart
2) he did ask me to marry him
3) he tells me that he luvs me!

And I can say that I love him, too! Hope everybody has a good weekend and Happy Valentine's Day!


Calling All Seniors Julie Marie Portraits, Delaware Portrait Photographer

I wanted to put it out there....(although it seems a bit early to be thinking about this) that I will be searching for a High School Senior Representative) soon . Requirements for the rep are as follows:

1. Must be currently a Junior in High School (will be a Senior this coming year)
2. Must be willing to have fun and try new things for the photo-shoot (THINK FUN & NOT YOUR TYPICAL SENIOR PORTRAIT)
3. Must be outgoing and willing to pass out cards to all their friends!

The Senior Rep receives the following:

1. A free photo shoot which includes an online gallery of 20-25 proofs
2. A CD with 10 proofs so that you can upload to myspace, facebook, print your own or just do whatever you'd like with them
3. 25 business cards with a picture of their choice on them to pass out to friends
4. $20 credit for every friend that books a session with Julie Marie Portraits©
5. 20% off any gallery wrapped canvas

Email me if you or somebody that you know is interested: juliemarieportraits@ymail.com

Red Sky @ Night...... Julie Marie Portraits, Delaware Portrait Photographer

Just had to show you what our sky looked like tonight as the sun was going down in Delaware...... (Actually, this is pretty common to see the sky look like this....we also have the most beautiful sunrises...i'm really not moving too fast in the morning if I see the sunrise....one of these days, I'll grab my camera & get a shot to show you!)

This was taken on Monday night....J called me and asked if I had seen the moon b/c there was a glow around it. (I had not, so Dexter and I grabbed the camera and outside we went)

Flip Flops in February (Now say this 3 times really fast!) :) Julie Marie Portraits, Delaware Portrait Photographer

This is probably the first time ever that I've worn flip flops in February. (unless of course I was vacationing somewhere warm) It's been rather warm here in Delaware these past few days, so I decided to break out the flip flops.. For those of you that don't know me, I LOVE flip flops and would wear them 365 days/year if I could, but since I've lived most of my life in the midwest, you all know that it gets a little cold there and they're really not practical in the snow! :)

At one point the thermometer in my car read 70, but when I took this picture it was only 68 degrees. It's hard to believe that it's only February.

And last but not least......while I was out running some errands in my flip flops, I shot this picture of the water tower in the small town that is our mailing address. This town is SO SMALLL. The folks that live in town have to actually go to the post office daily to get there mail. This so reminds me of growing up in Pioneer, Ohio. (My parents still have to go to the post office every day to get there mail, too)


Hoops.... Julie Marie Portraits, Delaware Portrait Photographer

Well, my fiance is not a happy camper right now... Yesterday, he had to ref some basketball games, and I decided to go and watch (i'm bad b/c I hadn't seen any games this year) him since it wasn't too far from home. During the last game with only less than 2 minutes left, I could see that he looked like something was wrong and as soon as it ended, you could tell he was in some pain. He said he heard something pop in his calf and just wanted to get home and lay down. Well, the dr. confirmed it--he has a partial tear in his muscle and that means no basketball for 9-12 weeks. The problem with that, though, is that all he ever wants to do is play basketball and typically plays 3-4 times per week. I'm not sure how he's going to get through this, but for now, no basketball for him and it looks like our basketball hoop is not going to get any action for a while!

Valentine's Day Special--Book by Feb. 14th & Receive the Special Price.... Julie Marie Portraits, Delaware Portrait Photographer

Valentine's Day Special going on now through Saturday. If you book your session by Feb. 14th, you will receive the special price for your session. (session can then be held anytime between now and May) Please contact me for details... Email: juliemarieportraits@ymail.com or Telephone: 419.343.7268


Meet L & L.... Julie Marie Portraits, Delaware Portrait Photographer

I had the pleasure of meeting L & L today and what fun we had! (I wish I could share their names but b/c I don't, you'll just have to trust me...too cute!!!!) They were absolutely adorable and loved the camera. In fact, handsome little L is 3 yrs old and right when I got there, he was showing me his toys in his room and just having the best time. Miss L was just the sweetest little thing ever and she is such a great big sister! She also has gorgeous dark hair and beautiful eyes. She was so easy going and just went with the flow! So, thanks to L & L today...it was so great meeting you and your mom today, and I hope to see you guys again! Here are a few from today....(i was having some fun with "vintage" looks tonight)


Think Spring... Julie Marie Portraits, Delaware Portrait Photographer

We're suppose to get some warmer weather this weekend and all I can think about is spring, so I'm leaving with you these few pictures that remind me of spring! Hope everybody has a great weekend!


NEW LOOK & TRAVEL NOTICE....Julie Marie Portraits, Delaware Portrait Photographer

Yay! I've been trying to come up with some sort of logo for Julie Marie Portraits and after spending a lot of time trying to figure out what I wanted, we came up with this simple circle logo.

I also wanted to share some good news as I am heading back to Ohio in March to celebrate my niece's 1st birthday. (I can hardly wait although yesterday, for the first time in a month, I was able to "see" them. Yep...my sister and I downloaded skype and I got to talk to them and give them kisses!! My mom also got on skype, but i couldn't see her b/c no camera). Since moving to Delaware, I've been asked by a lot of folks when I would be back in town to do some photo shoots. So, I'm setting aside Friday, March 6th for photo mini-sessions around the Toledo, Ohio area. (1/2hour session, 5-10 portraits on a CD that is yours to keep) Just give me a call or email me and we'll get this set up. OHHHH....and the best part is is that there's a special discounted rate for this, but you have to contact me to find out what it is! Trust me, you don't want to pass this up! :)
Email: juliemarieportraits@ymail.com or Tel: 419.343.7268

And last but not least....check out my very cool new camera strap from Trendy. I LOVE IT! (Thanks, Jen!)

NEWBORN SPECIAL Julie Marie Portraits, Delaware Photographer


STEELERS (Need I Say More?)..... Julie Marie Portraits, Delaware Photographer

For those of you that don't know my fiance, he is a die-hard STEELERS fan (he's from Squirrel Hill) and needless to say, last night was probably the happiest I've ever seen him. (i didn't know him when the steelers won the SB in 2005). So, for all of you STEELER fans out there, enjoy!!!

This was taken at about 11:30 last night & he was showing me how many Super Bowls the Steelers have won.


Girls Day.... Julie Marie Portraits, Delaware Photographer

Meet my other bff, K! I got to see her over the weekend in DC for a much needed girls weekend! We've been friends since meeting our freshman year in college. You all know that I have my twin sister, but K is just like a sister. In fact, we're more like sisters than anything and she, too, can read me like a book. We had the best time shopping in Georgetown, getting our makeup done and just hanging out. Thanks, K...I had the best time and miss you already! :)

I just love this picture of K below.....not sure what she was laughing about but isn't she just beautiful!

Here's just a collection of pix taken while in Georgetown
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