Remember photo albums? Those plastic sleeves filled with snippets of memory: embarrassing high school dances, your first day of Kindergarten, your baby photos, your parents’ wedding photos, your mom rocking some rad look, your grandmother carrying a birthday cake, an old black and white shot of a baby outside – is that grandma or great-uncle Loren? Digital photos are so fun for the fast and easy fix, but what are you leaving out for your children to page though?
Ever since seeing a photograph printed on metal, I’ve been in a swoon. This is some mad love. Colors are so crisp and bright, it’s like looking through a window to some wonderful memory. They are a cinch to hang and bring such a clean and modern look to wall art. And so when it came to designing products in our new packages, it’s all about the metal.
This month marks the 3rd Anniversary of the launch of Happy Glampers Photography, and with each milestone we try to slow down and check back in with the foundations of this little business. So really this is all about you. You, beautiful people, are the foundation of this business.
It’s time for a change, more rad, more real! It feels natural to really integrate my two passions: photography and glamping. Some of you may know my husband and I have a separate blog in which we write about glamping, but it’s fallen off the radar since we moved to O’Fallon, IL, which always makes me wistful when I think about it. So we are shaking things up around here. Starting with an announcement: I have staff! And by staff I mean my husband. And by that I mean, we are folding our Happy Glampers blog into our family business and he’s a really good writer, the much better speller, and he makes beer. But all silliness aside, TJ has been my editor from the beginning of this business, he helps me “see” better, is my muse for some of my most meaningful work, and he always knows when to bring a frosty beverage to my desk.
I think it may be best to let him introduce himself in his own words and at the same time give you a glimpse into the glamping side of things. So follow us as we write about glamping in Illinois or where ever the road may lead; photography on the road, in the studio, and on location; and our future projects (photo and glamping alike).