“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.” Frank Lloyd Wright
I have been in a contemplative mood this morning about beauty and the fact that it is all around us! Kim really captured Melissa and Nick’s love of life and each other in these images taken at their wedding early this summer. Whether you find beauty in the silence of a moment or in the laughter of a friend I challenge you to find beauty today!
Kim has made it a goal in her life to help capture these moments in your life and guide you to the best way of preserving them through our seemingly limitless products. It is so often that clients come into the studio to view the images from their session or event and are speechless. Somehow Kim has the ability to capture that fraction of a second when you, your family and your surroundings are at their absolute best!
Allow us the opportunity to help preserve these beautiful moments in your life! We promise you will love the images!
Here are just a few of my favorites from the day Melissa and Nick went from I do to We did!
“My inner Goddess has her sequins on and is warming up to dance the Rumba.” E.L.James, Fifty Shades of Freed
Things are a little spicier than usual here in Little Italy, and across the country, with the all of the talk about 50 Shades of Grey! We here, at Kim Ponsky Photography, would like to offer you an opportunity to make your life a little spicier too! So put your sequins on, or take a few off and call us because for the month of May we will be offering 50% off our boudoir photo sessions where we encourage you to create a “for their eyes only” album for your someone special. If you are interested in taking advantage of this promotion we need to schedule your session by May 31. Give us a call (216.229.7427)!
As I travel around, I am constantly worried that I’m going to trip or run into something, as I’m typically walking around with my eyes pointed at everything around me… With cameras in hand, Sagi and I have done our best to capture some of the amazing sights we’re seeing… Here are a few.
1 day, 25 opticians, over 900 patients, helping others…priceless.
I always find myself trying to help family and friends and it never really occurred to me that I’ve never made a conscious effort to help out in my own community. Kim’s brother Zac started Medworks in July of 2009 and although I assisted answering phones when they shared our space with us, I never really got much more involved. I guess the only thing I have to say for myself is, shame on me. With Kim’s recruitment of our studio for yesterday’s vision clinic held at the Quicken Loans Arena, I figured it was time for me to help out. What was my excuse not to? The whole studio was going. Along with Kim’s request of our attendance, she mentioned that we would have to meet at the studio at 6:15 am. 6:15 am is NOT a time I see very often. Regardless, I was planning on going, no matter what. I set my alarm for 5:15 am and when it went off, I was wide awake and ready to go but definitely completely unprepared for what the day had in store. As I share my story, you’ll hopefully come to see that I in no way regret my early morning start.
I guess you could say that many of my blog posts can be quantitative (see above). Calculating the amount of days left until a holiday, the growing months and years of our clients, the number of photos in a composite or even the square footage of the largest candy store. But yesterday really couldn’t be measured. Yes, of course the number of uninsured and under insured patients that lined the streets of Superior and Ontario were unbelievable, but for me, the amount of joy I felt from helping others is indescribable. The amount of happiness and appreciation could not be adequately justified by any number. And from what I witnessed, I’d say that the 900+ people that came (just adding in that number to show just how many people were provided with vision care) they too couldn’t even fully express the gratitude they had for us volunteering our time and services. Numbers give us statistics. They are a collection of data that give us a representation of something. For Medworks, knowing how many people they were able to help yesterday is a very profound statistic that they should be very proud of. But even knowing the number, being there made all the difference. Working at registration allowed me to meet the people face to face and really see (no pun intended) their need. They weren’t just numbers, they were fellow neighbors in our hometown of Cleveland that needed our help. It made me realize that I have it pretty good. If I should be quantitating anything, it should be the number of blessings in my life.
Just to give you some insight on our day…
I would say each of us had what we would call our favorite moment or even part of the day. One of mine (since I enjoyed my entire day) would be when I received a text from Kim at 7:31 am (which was only about 30 min after we had arrived). It said “Line’s down Ontario-can you shoot?”. Three of us brought our cameras with us to capture the patients, the doctors, the volunteers and all the buzzing around that was to occur until 6 pm. Kim obviously had her camera and I think intended on possibly photographing, but instead she got right to business with a mic in her hand calling out peoples’ wristband numbers from the stands of the arena. Everyone had their eyes on her, or at least had their ears open listening out for Kim to yell out their lucky number. With each number called out, it was as if a winning lottery number was announced. Once each hundredth number was reached, the crowd cheered and clapped. It was a huge milestone for those that had been waiting for hours. So needless to say, Kim had her hands full. I was placed at registration, so as soon as I finished with the person seated in front of me, I grabbed my camera and headed out. It was already hot and humid and there were hundreds of people lined outside the front doors. Some were reading the paper, while others sitting on the ground playing cards. But as I rounded the corner onto Ontario, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I kept walking and walking as rush hour traffic passed by. The line was incredibly long and dense. I guess I never thought that there would be such a huge turnout. Trying to avoid getting hit by a car, I crossed Ontario to try and capture everyone standing around the Q. Mission impossible. Without a wide angle lens it wasn’t going to happen, but hopefully the photos below will give you a sense of what I saw that morning because in this case…seeing is believing.
Thumbs up to all who volunteered yesterday
Who doesn’t love free stuff?? I know we do! Right now, we’re in the mood to give away a LOT of free prints! Here’s how you can get your hands them…
Plan Ahead! Grab your calendar, and give us a call during the month of January to schedule your 2011 photo session, and you’ll receive a $100 print credit!
We consider referrals the highest form of compliment (about equal with hugs and tears), and we want to say thanks… If you know someone who’s getting married or starting a family, let them know about us! We’ll show you our appreciation for each new client booking with a $50 print credit!