Archive for November, 2009

I am so honored to be  featured on the latest calendar from the “Soul Beautiful” calendar series. The calendar series springs from the desire to empower foster youth to take risks, develop their individual voice and create options for their future by providing wilderness adventures, self expression art workshops, life skills training and an ongoing network of support and connection. The calendar is the work of former Bremerton resident, Gia States, daughter of Bremerton residents Skip and Judy Duke. Gia, who now lives in California  and is Founder & Director of Development for Re:mix, became involved in developing the calendar when she and her husband began the process of adopting a foster child and quickly became educated on the staggering statistics of the United States foster care system. “The deeper into the process I went, the more passionate I became about realizing that I had the power to affect change on a much greater scale than by simply adopting one child. I have the power to help thousands. I haven’t stopped thinking about it since”,  Gia explained.

Proceeds of the calendar will support Re:mix, which sponsors a series of immersion-style summer retreats to empower foster youth to take risks and broaden their life possibilities.

Gia saw a portrait I made of Finn, the son of a friend here in Bremerton and asked me if she could use the photograph on the calendar. She felt the photograph really spoke to the idea of how children look up to their family and how important the support of family is and used the photograph for the month of November, since that is when we really focus on being thankful for family. Of course I said yes. I am deeply touched that she choose the photo. Most of the amazing photos in the calendar depict people involved in activities that promote living your most authentic self and celebrating who you are. It is really a beautiful idea.

Gia then gathered sponsors including “Powder Magazine”, since many of the photographs in the calendar depict the action sports that many of its readers are involved in. The magazine will give a complimentary subscription to “Powder Magazine” with each calendar purchase.

So if you are looking for a calendar to inspire yourself or your loved ones click here to purchase the new 2010 Adventures of the Soul calendar.

About Re:mix: Re:mix nonprofit organization was established in 2008 in response to the quiet crisis of youth in foster care. Our mission is to empower foster youth to take risks, develop their individual voice and create options for their future by providing wilderness adventures, self expression art workshops, life skills training and an ongoing network of support and connection. Contact: Gia States, Founder | Director of Development & Community Relations, 530 545 1413

Our wide selection of Holiday Cards are the perfect way to send messages to loved ones this season. Take a minute to look at our card designs. All designs are can be customized to fit your needs. Cards are 5×7 folded either horizontal or vertical and include envelopes. Designs can have from 1-5 images from your session. Inside messages can be completely customized.  To order a card, just e-mail me with which card # you like,
which images from your gallery you would like to use and the messages you would like inside and on the front.
I’ll do the rest and send you a proof for you to approve.

From November 22-29 all our awesome clients can save 20% off prints and products

Because you have all helped make this the best year ever for Aubin Ahrens Photography, we are reactivating all the galleries from sessions shot this year and offering you a 20% discount so you can share those precious memories with your loved ones and make gift giving easy for you.

So from November 22-29 use the code: HOLIDAY20 at checkout to receive 20 % off your order. (this includes gallery wraps  and holiday cards)

Find your galleries at http://www.aubinahrensphoto.com/pickpic/gallery/jump.php.
Passwords remain the same. If you do not see your gallery or can’t remember the password, just e-mail us at t2a@aubinahrensphoto.com and we will send it to you.

I was happy to meet Monica from Olympic High School, Madison from Klahowya High School and Zach from North Kitsap High School to do last minute Senior Sessions. We had great fun using all the backgrounds of Bremerton’s Fountain Park and Poulsbo’s waterfront. Fountain Park is beautiful any time of year and even more so when it is graced with the presence of these lovely ladies. Zach’s photos were in Poulsbo. He loves boats so that was a great area for his session. I love doing senior sessions! We get to try fun ideas and places. I expect to be doing many more before the end of the school year. If you are a senior looking for a fun photo session –CALL ME!