Saturday, June 20, 2009

Crazy M Photography...That's ME!



So how did my table do at the sale barn? Well, let's just say, men don't buy pictures to hang on the walls! LOL! It was worth a shot though, right?! We did sell one print to the lady that runs the cafe. She's a friend of ours and bought one of the husband. Went straight back into the cafe and hung it on the wall!


I took my lunch hour to run over and sit with the husband. Had a guy look at the prints. He was just amazed I took them. Kept asking, "you took these? You took all these? Really?" Geez! I know I may not look like I have talent but come on!


Anyhow, let me tell you what the husband did the day before all this (without my knowing). He loaded up all my prints (framed and unframed) and went all over town to various stores showing them off. Can you believe that he sold 11 to two stores? I have TWO stores carrying my photographs. One even told the husband not to go anywhere else cause she wanted her store to be the only one around with them! The other store said they thought they were going to sell very well. And if they did, then they would give me an ENTIRE display! HOLY COW!


Then people starting asking if I would do weddings and family portraits. The husband said he would have to check with me. I told him no way, that's too much pressure. So he tells people I don't do "posed" photography. I will, however, come out and spend time with you while you are working with your horse or playing with your kids and take your picture.


So how cool is that! Plus I have a shop in the Panhandle that I plan to sell in, I am getting a booth at the local craft gallery and I'm thinking about having a booth at a huge barrel racing come September. I think I better get out and start taking some new pics!!


My husband is the greatest, huh! He believes in me and makes my dreams come true. I'm a lucky girl.

34 comments:

Pony Girl said...

Wow darlin', you have a GOOD man there! :) He is helping make your dream a reality. It must be so great to have that support. Now- you need to believe in yourself and your talent and go out there and take some new pics, because they're gonna be flyin' off those shelves!!

confessionsofacountrygirl said...

Congratulations!

threecollie said...

Congratulations. You are a real artist with that camera and I am not a bit surprised that you are doing well.

Tatersmama said...

Am I surprised? Not on your life, honey! You're GOOD, and you do have an eye for what makes a picture.
And as far as your man goes... With that kind of heart and belief in you and your talent (hey, he's not the only one) AND the fact that he looks so damn good in his Wranglers, besides...
*sigh*
You're one lucky woman!

Sydney said...

Lucky you to have such a good husband.

You are very good. You have a natural eye for things.
You should get that right angle scope lens for taking pictures of people so they don't pose.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I just love it when it all comes together for really good people. Congrats, keep us posted on how you are doing.

Jen

This DVM's Wife's Life said...

Are you on cloud nine right now? I am so excited for you! Yeeee! I knew your day would come and this would happen. Congrats and big hugs to you and kisses to that wonderful husband of yours! Awesome!!!

Mikey said...

That's awesome! You're rolling right along! What a great husband. He's a keeper :)

Rebecca Welch said...

Atta girlie!
Weddings aren't for everyone so I can totally see turning that down.
I say go for it on the family pics though.
Congrats on getting your work out there-it really is fabulous!

Homestay Mama said...

That husband of yours is a real sweetie! You're one very lucky gal!
Talented, too! Congratulations on all your success to date. More is on it's way, I'm sure!

lisa said...

That is just awesome, fabulous husband you have. I feel the same about mine, he let me go and buy over 400 dollars in yarns to start weaving my kitchen towel to sell.

CTG Ponies said...

You go, girl!! Hubby is a good one - hang on to him!!! Mine does the same kind of things for me. I would love to find some places locally for my photos and maybe some of my jewelry. Now you've inspired me!

The Wife said...

Got an email this morning from one of the stores. Already sold a framed print!! She said everyone was talking about them. So excited!

Welcome To Wilmoth Farms said...

GREAT!!!!!!! You took the leap and look at how well you've started out! Congrats!!!!! I've thought of doing this so many times, but so worried about a waste of money on my end for my troubles and then not selling....keep up the great work and keep us informed on your progress...maybe I'll get the guts to take the leap myself

Maria said...

this is fantastic!

Paige said...

That is awesome! And here is something cool--you know I am trying to figure out somewhere to put your photography--Barry is renting an apartment in suburban chicago this week, and it has lots of blank walls! So I am going to try to get him to look at your offerings, and order up some stuff!

Suz said...

Congrats! That's really great, what an awesome husband you have.

Cowgirl Goods said...

;) ROCK ON! I think you should keep your marketing manager.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Way to go, you just need to find your nitch market..and it sounds like you are on the way! Congrats!! :)

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Well you are right about the men buying part LOL!!! Your Hubby is so great for having done that!!! That's great news about the stores!! I promise I will be buying one soon!!! I just have to pick LOL!!! I love them all, you know!!

LadyFi said...

That's wonderful news!

Stefanie said...

Yes you are very lucky! That's a great husband to be this supportive. Congratulations on selling some of your pictures.

Faithful said...

You know that they clone sheep, right? maybe you could start selling your hubby.....oh never mind.. you have already have a gold mine on your hands with your fantastic prints! Positive energy brings about positive results. We love you two! Congrats!

Jocelyn said...

That is so awesome!

You have the best husband!

Congrats !

Meg said...

How cool is your hubby? Congrats! But really,it just goes to show how much talent you have!! SEE???

Neas Nuttiness said...

Wow - you are an accomplished photographer and you have a fantastic husband. A lucky woman indeed!

Congrats and I wish you an incredibly success venture...now maybe you can stop wearing a gun:-)

Tami said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

You can spin the Wedding / Family portraiture question by saying that you do them...but only as candids. My cousin is a pro photog in Nevada and she said that lots of people are going for candid packages instead of staged packages these days.

Ed said...

WTG!!! sounds like you have a great salesman there. Congrats on the pics, I found it just takes a bit of time..:-)

Andrea said...

This is fantastic!! I am so happy for you..but not surprised cuz you are so talented! I've been getting the same requests for "posed" stuff...and I say no way...so not my thing! Stick to what you love, girl and you will go far! :)

Vaquerogirl said...

You deserve this Sweetie! You have mad skills and your Hubby knows that sometimes all it takes to realize a dream is someone helping from the corner. He was a professional- he be known' stuff!

Anyway, have you ever thought about selling your photos to magazines? It is very lucrative, especially if you get 'in' with one of the glossys like 'Cowboys and Indians', or' Horse and Rider'. If you want more info on how to go about doing that, drop me a line!
Good luck with your growing enterprise!

Broken Y said...

I am soooo happy for you! That hubby is just one in a million!

Homestay Mama said...

Come on over to my place and pick up a little something I've left for you.

fernvalley01 said...

Wonderful!you are a star!Yay for you and you hubby for being so wonderful and supportive!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.