Changing business names, April 1st, 2012!

“Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.” ~ Dale Carnegie

BIG announcement here at KelMarie Studios!!!!!

As of April 1st, 2012 KelMarie Studios will be transitioning over into the new name of Endless Acres Photography, please still continue to follow KelMarie Studios & find/like Endless Acres Photography on Facebook (until the final switch is complete ) to make sure you don’t miss any important updates, announcements and of course, photos from the latest photo adventures!

I’ve had several people ask about the change from KelMarie Studios over to Endless Acres Photography, so I decided to take a few minutes to write up a blog post and explain as much as I currently can about the name change.

To view the blog post, please head on over to the New Endless Acres Website.

Day 235; A garden of peacefulness

Day 235 of 365; A garden of peacefulness

β€œGardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.” ~Lindley Karstens

What a glorious evening…

My neighbors daughter found a sweet and sticky little tree frog, so I ran inside to get my SLR Camera, and we attempted to get him to stick to one of the flowers in my garden…this photo was taken after he jumped off about 2 times… what a cute little guy ….

Tree Frog on pink flower by Kelly Whitman.. if interested in this for print or web use, contact Kelly kelmariestudios@live.com

Other photos while relaxing in my garden this evening… {All of the following photos were taken with my iphone and edited with the photoshop express app}

Wind chimes.. remind me of visiting my Grandparents house on Forest Lake, & sitting outside on a Summer night hearing them chime...

Old Chairs look fabulous in a garden...

Grasshopper resting on my sons bball hoop, I had my iphone pretty much right on top of him to get this photo..!

My daughter Camryn smelling a flower.

Sweet Camryn, Im so happy that at just the age of 3 she is enjoying the simple things in life, as I do...

I love an evening with nothing to do but enjoy the outdoors, and sit & observe the little things in my garden.. and just ..be.

Day 226; Senior session// Willow River State Park

Day 226 of 365; Senior session// Willow River State Park

Today I headed to Hudson, Wisconsin // Willow River State Park to capture images of beautiful LAURA from Hudson High School.

What a sweet, joyful young lady..I have a feeling she is going to go great places in her life…

Here are a few photos of beautiful Laura…, {more will be posted as a slide show very soon, so check back often}:

If you are interested in having me capture your Senior Outdoor Portraits, contact me via my website!

Day 220; Remembering while looking up

Day 220 of 365; Remembering while looking up

After working on photos I was on my drive home and I must say, driving is one of my TOP hobbies. I simply love being in my car, windows down, sunroof open, feeling the wind in my hair, on my face, hanging my arm out the window–feeling the world pass me by.

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As I drive I don’t just focus on the road ahead of me (no I’m not an unsafe driver, never been in an accident that was my fault , no worries πŸ™‚ ).. but I take time to look up.. at the sky ahead. There is something so serene, so beautiful about the way the clouds were on my drive today, something that gave me a comforting feeling, and it made me remember people I have lost that I love, and while looking up… I remember them, and I will never forget.

I feel blessed to have discovered photography, it has given me a whole new set of eyes.

Day 219; A little sip of mocha helps the work get done

Day 219 of 365; A little sip of mocha helps the work get done

Today is a day of GETTING THINGS DONE! Unfortunately I don’t have WI-FI access out in the great little country town of Rock Falls, (not a happy thing for a photographer!) so I am trying to buckle down and use Mondays as my days to head into town, find some Wi-Fi at my “office of choice” for the day and upload photos from the week to online galleries, facebook, and the blog etc.

I haven’t bought a mocha from anywhere since winter time, I had missed them at first, but then replaced them with just plain coffee…and Dr Pepper (oh how I love Dr Pepper!) & today I gave in, at Panera Bread and bought a small mocha… oh yum, my taste-buds did a little dance, and it brought back warm memories from the last time(s) I had sipped mochas all last Winter, Fall, and Summer.

I will soon be updating my online galleries with many of my photos from my adventures to Colorado, and the east side of Wisconsin/Lake Michigan area. All of my photos are always for sale on my Gallery site, and I offer a big variety of images and products, from cars to flowers to barns, to regular prints to large canvas prints, go take a look!!!

I will also be updating my business facebook page as well with many images from my Summer adventures, and often have sales and give-a-ways only valid to my Facebook Fans and Followers! So make sure to visit and click “like” !

And…..now back to sipping my mocha and working on wedding photos from the last outdoor wedding!!!

Have a beautiful Monday everyone- and don’t forget to look up take time to enjoy the BEAUTIFUL clouds in the Chippewa Valley today! πŸ™‚

LOVE BIRDS! This session is for YOU! {Wisconsin Photographer.}

Love Birds..have I got great news for you!!!!

Sick of some photographers offering ONLY photo sessions if you are getting married, or are recently engaged?

KelMarie Studios | Kelly Whitman has a new session geared specifically for couples who are in love, have been together for years, have no new engagement, no upcoming wedding, ..and are just.. IN LOVE & want to capture their love through photos that tell their story.

A photo session years down the road in life after your marriage is a wonderful way to have fun, renew your love for each other, reflect on why you first fell in love, and most importantly to capture your love right where you are at in your love story today.

Whether you have been together one year, ten years or thirty years, I want to be the one to capture your love story! Please visit my WEBSITE & visit the Investments Page for more details and to book your “Just Because we’re in love” photo session!!!!!!

Playing with lenses; Nikon 50 mm f/1.8D Lens

I was going through my photography stuff and found a long lost lens that I bought last Summer and just completely forgot about! :O Ever since I bought my 18-200mm lens I haven’t taken it off my camera body, because it is an amazing ‘walk around lens’ , where I can use it to capture the up close images of flowers, distant images of things and for my basic people photo shoots.

So last night I put on the 50mm f/1.8 lens and played around a bit with it, and had some good ol’ camera FUN!!!

Excited to shoot outside with this lens this coming Spring!!! I am loving it , if you have any requests of images you’d like to see me shoot with this lens, let me know!!! πŸ™‚

All photos were taken using my Nikon D40 SLR Camera & the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D Lens.

Do not Save, copy or use images without prior permission. All of my images are available for purchase on my GALLERY site! <–Visit there also for MANY more images, more are added weekly!

Here are a few of my images from last nights 'photo shoot' πŸ™‚ Enjoy!!! {the sweet little girl is my 2 year old daughter Camryn πŸ™‚ }

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