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End of year

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

As we finish our year of shows, I wanted to thank everyone who stopped in at our booth and chatted or shopped or visited.  It was a year of growth for us, which we are especially appreciative of during these tough economic times.  It was year 1 for our handmade frames and they’ve been very well received.  The frames were a bit of a risk but something we wanted to pursue as a way to bring Howard and his dad into the business.  Other photographers have even requested that he build frames for them, opening up another mini-business opportunity for us… so the risk is paying off. 

Our show schedule for 2011 is still up in the air.  Looks like the earliest show will be in March.  A complete schedule will be posted here as we get conformations. 

Thanks again for your interest and support.  May your end of year holidays be blessed with family, happiness and peace.

PS.. Remember we’re always on the lookout for interesting places to shoot.  This winter I’ll be looking for indoor locations like churches, school rooms, or greenhouses.  If you have any leads on locations, please pass them along.  As we enter the spring season, I’m especially interested in wildlife nesting locations, especially bird nests and fox dens.  Happy trails!

Web site and Getty

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Argh… I’ve spent much of the past week loading the product database for the web site.  I have to admit it was a very tedious process and took much more time that I had envisoned.  Because of that, I did limit the photos a bit (realizing just 202 I think of over 600 currently in our ‘card stock’ directory) and I did limit the card stock sayings a lot!!!  Unfortunately, I had to do this just to get the web site up and going in a timely way.  New photos will be added as they are produced and oldies that didn’t make the first cut will be added as time allows.  I will be adding a few card sayings over time; however, if there’s a saying or photos that you need in the meantime, just drop me an e-mail and we’ll get that loaded for you.  I hope to be live on the web within the next week or so.


On another note, on Thanksgiving day I received word that I had been accepted at Getty Images as a contributing photographer as part of their working relationship with Istockphoto.  I’m quite excited and to be honest, a little intimidated by this opportunty, and will be spending some time over the holidays planning on how I’m going to support my istock, Getty and HappyTrails portfolios going forward. 


The show at Eastern High School (12/6/08) was nice.  Now that we’ve been doing shows for a few months, we’re starting to see some ‘repeat’ customers, which I really treasure.  And we’ve gotten to see how other crafters, especially photographers, display their work.  We’ll be working on our display in the next few months, trying to come up with a better backdrop system that doesn’t mean so much toting and manual labor the day of the show for Howard.  Also, maybe something I could set up and take down myself, so I could do shows alone and give him some well-deserved time off from Happy Trails.  As of now, we’re planning on shows in Pitman, Hamilton, Haddonfield, Hope Church, and possibly Collingswood for 2009.. with more to come.   If you know of a good show that might work for us, please drop a line.  Generally, we like to stay in NJ and within 25 miles of our base in Maple Shade, NJ (between the Cherry Hill and Moorestown Malls). 


Thanks for your interest and support, and Happy Trails.

First post

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Hi there and thanks for checking in on us.  This is our first blog posting, so please forgive any ‘issues’ as we learn the process.  Our hopes for the website is that it will allow us to keep in closer touch with our friends, family and fans of Happy Trails photos, and will provide a one spot stop for any info related to our photography.  Please let us know if there’s any info missing that you’d like to see or you have any trouble using the site.  Thanks!

This coming Saturday (12/6/08) we have a show at Eastern High School in Voorhees, NJ.  If anyone is in the area, please drop in and see us.  Shows can be a little stressful with all the work of set-up, so it’s always delightful to see a familiar, friendly face coming for a visit. 

I think that will be our last craft show for 2008 and we are looking to build a schedule for 2009.  If anyone knows of any good craft or arts shows, please drop us a line.  Thanks!

Special thanks to Nan Louie for her design work on our banner (did you know that was me under the bridge??) and company logo.  And of course, extraordinary thanks to our friends and families for supporting us always, but especially for their support over this past year.   

Happy trails!!!

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