Nooo…. not me. Have you seen this show on CNBC? I saw it for the first time last night. Im hooked!!! I am so interested in entrepreneurs and business, and LOVE a success story. If you have that bug too, take a break and watch this episode HERE. I especially love the Burt’s Bees story. Roxanne Quinby was a single mom, living in a cabin, with no running water, met a bee keeper hippie, and 7 years later sold her company for 177 million.
So Josh, Erika and my self were having a conversation about our tagline yesterday, “Fine Arts Weddings” & “Fine Art Portraits”. We are in the midst of updating our blog & website and to be honest I brought up that I was a little worried our clients might misunderstand what that means to us. Then… we had one of those conversations that I wished that were recorded for us to share.
What do we mean by “Fine Art?”
A huge priority with us, is that those portraits you hang in your home, will still be amazing in 20 or 30 years. That they can become heirlooms you pass down to your children. Like old family portraits. You know those that are 70-100 years old or older. They are always beautiful, classic, simple and will never go “out of style“. I am always so drawn to those. They inspire me.
We approach each sessions with the goal of capturing something real. Something timeless. Sometimes that is a sweet somber moment, sometimes that is a big belly laugh. We love images that make you feel something. We want the result of a session with us to be a selection of precious memories that you will cherish for the rest of your life. Images that can stand as beautiful “Art” in your home. What better to decorate your home with, than those that you love the most.
So to us “Fine Art” simply means beautiful photography that will fill your home and walls with love and memories for generations.
You have to visit my friend’s Blog today. The Lettered Cottage has such an inspirational post. Makes me want to take off on my own motorcycle for the weekend. And if you are one of the few that don’t already follow Layla & Kevin, and their blog, you really should. It is full of creative inspiration and motivation.
One of things I love the most about our business is getting to meet so many wonderful, interesting people. One of the reasons I started this blog was to be able to share all the talented folks I get to meet . One such gal is Ms. Ayme King.
I have had the opportunity to photograph her sweet family. And admire her talent. She is the owner and creative director of Poppy Seed Design.
Check her site out HERE.
I am always interested to know how creative folks live and think:
Tell me about yourself.
I’m a Southern girl who loves sweet tea, the beach, a good book, checking things off my list, and hiking.
Tell me about your business.
Poppy Seed Design is an award-winning advertising agency in Montgomery, Alabama with more than 15 years of experience. We believe in providing excellence to our clients in everything we do. Our specialties include design, marketing, branding and consulting.
Describe your personal style.
It’s always evolving, but I would describe it as clean, fresh and strong – with a touch of elegant.
What do you enjoy most about your career?
The variety it brings every day. From creating a brand image to designing a child’s birthday invitation, I love it all!
How did you choose your career path?
I was always interested in art and took lessons from age 9 through high school. When college time came I knew I wanted to major in something related to that field. After talking to several friends who had chosen the graphic design path, I knew it was right for me. My graphic design and marketing studies at Auburn laid the groundwork for a successful career in advertising.
How do you manage work/ life balance with small children at home?
It’s stressful at times, but you just have to go with the flow, especially with little ones. I try to remind myself that the work will always be there, the kids will not. And there are times when I have to drag myself away from the computer for a play date in the park or a picnic. But it’s always worth it!!
What blogs, magazines, websites inspire you?
I love Fast Company, Wired, and Inc. Some of my favorite web sites are The Pioneer Woman, Design Mom, Seth Godin, Garden & Gun.
What is one important thing you everyday?
What is your favorite quote?
“To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world”
Whats your best piece of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs?
Sounds cliché, but it’s so true – do what you love and the rest will fall in line.
Finish these sentences:
God, my kids, my family and life in general.
I couldn’t live with out…
Coffee! And chocolate might be a little tough to do without as well.
I feel naked without my…
My mamma/daddy always told me…
At Starbucks I order…
Non-fat White Chocolate Mocha
I am very excited to be heading to Atlanta in the morning with a couple of good friends. After a year of trying to make it there, Im going to Scott’s Antique Market. If you haven’t been before, you should really try to go. It is filled with treasures! Like no place Ive been. And…it is held the second weekend of every month. This is good, because once you’ve been you will need to go back. And no trip to ATL would be complete without a trip to IKEA. What are your shopping suggestions in Atlanta? And, Where to eat?
Deb Schwedhelm is another photographer I go to for inspiration. I love the natural feel of her work. I love the grain in her black and whites. I think her work can stand as Art and Portraiture. Check her out. Tell me what you think. I would love for you guys to leave me a few comments. I want to hear from you.
I want this one with my Sam!