Wednesday, April 30, 2008

We lucked out!

This session was on the nicest day of the whole year so far. I think it was the ONE day of Spring that we have had. Beautiful day, beautiful senior!

American Red Cross Junior Heros Campaign

Thank you readers & Team Leaders for giving of your time and money to support local families in need! Congrats to Erica Christell, the top fundraiser, raising over $690! She will enjoy a photo session compliments of Kimberly Smoot Photography! Click HERE for more information.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

SHS's Tom Sawyer out takes!

SHS presents “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”
Where? SHS Auditorium
When? Friday, May 2nd at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 3rd at 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 4th at 5:00 pm
How Much? Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.
What Else? Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time – all general admission seating.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

State Journal-Register Your Capital City Auction

It's like a silent auction that you don't have to leave home to attend. This is your chance to bid on photo sessions and portrait collections from Kimberly Smoot Photography. Check it out HERE. Bidding ends soon!

UPDATE: Congratulations to the winners of the auction!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Miss Illinois

What a crazy, small world we live in. Last night I was photographing girls and their dolls at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library as part of the American Girl Fashion Show. Miss Illinois was also there. Moments after I realized she was there I knew I had to photograph her. I started to approach her and she begins to tell me that she knows ME! (Little known fact: I was a teacher before I was a professional photographer.) It turns out that I did my student teaching in her class when she was in middle school. She totally recognized me. How cool! What a blast from the past!

I took lots of images of Miss Illinois, Ashley Hatfield, at the event. I will post them along with images from the American Girl Fashion Show as soon as I get a chance. Check back!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

I said I would make you a STAR!

I had so much fun at your photo session. You are such a sweetie! I said I would make you a STAR and here you are!

Monday, April 21, 2008

AMERICAN GIRL fashion show

The American Girl Fashion Show is only days away. Tons of people have come together to make this show a HUGE success, but a very BIG shout out goes to Farah Salim. Although I don't know her official title, she is basically IT when it comes to the American Girl Fashion Show. Thank you Farah, for everything you have done!

Show Info:
The Gala Event- Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
Friday, April 25, 2008 @ 7:00 p.m.
Daytime Shows- Hilton Hotel, downtown Springfield
Saturday, April 26, 2008 @ 1:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 27, 2008 @ 1:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.

For more information click HERE.

Mother's Day is COMING!

What mom wouldn't love a gift certificate from Kimberly Smoot Photography? Everything can be done over the phone. Call 217.793.2164 today! We will need to know the amount of the certificate, your credit card information and where to send the certificate. Boom. Done. As easy as that. You just made it a HAPPY Mother's Day!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Every family should book a session NOW!

Every family should book a session NOW! Right now before one more day goes by. Before one more tooth is lost or braces go on or come off. Before she's too busy to make the appointment or he has to work that day. Book the session before your kids get one day older. Before everyone is older and you missed it. Before you blink your eyes and they have kids of their own. Every family should book a session NOW! Call 793-2164

Saturday, April 12, 2008

American Girl FASION SHOW rehersal!

It was a busy day for the lucky girls chosen to be models in the upcoming American Girl Fashion Show! Click HERE for more information about Children's Miracle Network and the American Girl Fashion Show. There are a few tickets still available.

April showers bring May FLOWERS!

The April showers didn't spoil our fun. Little Miss was dressed so cute! Her little dress had hand crocheted flowers on it. So sweet!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Tips for Living GREEN!

Teens, Parents and everyone...101 Quick tips for Living Green is now available for free download on Going Green page! Little changes equal big results! Here is the link:


Monday, April 7, 2008

2008 Seniors Galore!

Warm Weather...FINALLY!

We have been waiting for warm weather to finish up this senior's session. We finally got it!

So Many Seniors...So Little Time.

The recent nice weather brought out a bunch of seniors that were just waiting for their senior sessions. Sneak peeks HERE!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

It just takes ONE minute!

We are helping Brandeis student Libby Morse! Please vote HERE! It only takes ONE minute! Vote for BRANDEIS!

"Personalities Paint" in the SJ-R

Today's A&E section in the State Journal Register features an article about 24 local personalities that were chosen to participate in the fourth annual “Personalities Paint … to Profit the Arts” event sponsored by the Springfield Art Association. I am among the 24 personalities. You can see all of the paintings HERE.

The fundraiser, which will include a live auction of the paintings, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Springfield Art Association, 700 N. Fourth St. Tickets for the event are $20 per person.

The paintings will be displayed through Saturday at the art association gallery. Accompanying each painting will be the artist’s biographical information with the reason the subject painted is a favorite.

You can read the whole story HERE.

I know, I know, I know. I'm sorry.

Sorry for my brief absence from blogging. I do appreciate all of the emails saying that I have been missed. Lots of you said that you check in daily. You gotta leave a comment on the blog.

Now back to our regularly scheduled blogging. Enjoy!