Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion” G.W.F. Heigel

Everyone should have a passion in life and mine is photography. I dream of leaving a "legacy" for my children. I love to write but I am no poet, yet I express myself through pictures and one day when I'm no longer able to hold a camera in my hands, my children can look back and say..."my mom did that."

Its hard to classify me as a specific photographer. I believe in diversity and not just in a specialty. I'm luck to have some amazing "assistant" my son, Jeremy who is following in my footsteps so when I can't, he can.

My father was a big inspiration to me…always taking pictures when I was a child and I fell in love with it.

Whenever I can I will still use film!

I currently live in Western KY but I do travel to Southern IN as well as parts of IL, TN & MO. Also depending on the work I have been known to go to other states as well. Just let me know what you need and we can see what we can come up with!

Monday, May 30, 2011

SPS (Senior Promotional Specialists) Calling Class of 2012!!

chrisM. photography is now seeking for 2012 SPS (Senior Promotional Specialists)  We are looking for fun, energetic, social, and outgoing 2012 seniors to represent chrisM. photography.  This is a great opportunity to earn free photos and great discounts! Only 2-4 reps for each high school will be selected, preferable 2 boys and 2 girls.

As an SPS you will the following:
  • Outdoor photo session with $50.00 sitting fee with the inclusion of friends, car, pets etc at no additional cost (Sessions can last anywhere from 1-3 hrs so bring changes of clothing if desired and anything else you may want to incorporate)
  • 5 free sheets any size up to 8X10
  • Digital watermarked images for Facebook
  • Personalized business cards with your images and chrisM. photography logo in a customized tin to help promote chrisM. photography
  • 10% discount on any packaged ordered 
  • For every 5 people who book and place an order you'll receive an additional 10% off pictures ordered
  • 10% off customized graduation announcements

As an SPS you are EXPECTED to do the following:
  • Complete your senior photo session prior to the beginning of the 2012 school year in August (Depending on the circumstances exceptions can be made)
  • Promote business for chrisM. photography (spread the word, show off your photos, pass out rep cards)
  • Be in the 2012 graduation class
  • Add a tag of chrisM. photography to your session photos when posted on Facebook or any other social media network
  • Be outgoing, positive and have lots of fun!!
Due to some activities that you are involved in all senior pictures that you would like may not be able to be taken in one session and that's fine!  If you need to do another mini session (15-20 mins) through the year there will be NO COST for this! 

So what are you waiting for?!!  Apply to be a 2012 SPS today! 

Don't delay!  August will be here before you know it! 

Email me the following information to
  1. Name
  2. Email
  3. Address
  4. Parents’ names and email address
  5. High school you attend
  6. Do you use facebook, twitter, myspace, or a personal blog?  If yes, then which one(s) do you use and how often do you use them and are you willing to tag chrisM. photography for promotional purposes?
  7. Why do you want to be a SPS and how would you help spread the word about chrisM. photography?
  8. What are your hobbies and interests?
  9. Activities involved with in school and if additional sessions would be needed (remember these are at NO COST to you!)
  10. Tell me any additional info about yourself you would like to share.
I absolutely love working with High school seniors!  They have slowly become my favorite subject to work with and I throughly enjoy every opportunity I can.  You never know what they're going to do or what to expect!  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at and I will be more than happy to answer them!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

GCHS Prom 2011


Graves County Senior Band




CJ, Brittney, Devan, Emily


Graves County High School Invitations

Its that time of the year and Graves County High School always keep my busy.  I love all the seniors and all their preparations for graduation.  Just watching their energy and inspirations make me (ALMOST!) wish I was a kid again.

DJ's Invitation:

Devan's Invitation:

Brittney's Invitation:

Monday, May 9, 2011

The Latina Gourmet: Tea for two...or just you...

The Latina Gourmet: Tea for two...or just you...: "If you are cold, tea will warm you; if you are too heated; it will cool you; if you are depresses, it will cheer you; if you are exhauste..."

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

500 fan giveaway!

Ok so we're having a 500 fan giveaway on Facebook ( and for some reason its not generating alot of interest?  Are the prizes not good enough?  Am I not promoting it enough?  Or are people just not interested in receiving free stuff or at least % off?  Granted its been only open for maybe a day if at that but most people jump at the chance of entering a giveaway myself included :)! 

Any ideas, thoughts, comments??

Derby Day Fancy Farm, KY

Derby Day Fancy Farm, KY
Everyone come out to Derby Day in Fancy Farm, KY this Saturday May 7th!
The "Latina" Gourmet Cupboard will be there to take orders and book shows, Torta Dulces with my cakesicles and other yummy treats and of course chrisM. photography will be there to represent as well!
Here's the flyer:

So come on out and see us all the other local artists and artisans as well!