Photography by Studio EnVogue – Dothan, Enterprise and Ozark Alabama

May 23, 2008, 12:28 am
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I just received confirmation that not only did I pass my written test, but my images passed a thorough review of my peers! To give you an idea of what an accomplishment this is: Professional Photographers of America estimates that less than 3% of imaging professionals ever achieve this certification! WOW, what an honor it is to be the ONLY FEMALE certifed professional photographer in Dothan! SPECIAL THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED ME DURING MY JOURNEY including all those amazing photographers who walked this path before me and helped me through image critiques and giving me the professional support that I so desperately needed!
BY THE WAY, that makes me one of only TWO fully certified professionals in our area! What a GREAT DAY this has been!

May 22, 2008, 3:11 pm
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I’m so excited!!! We just finished ordering our new PRINTING SYSTEM! Wanna 24″x36″ poster sized print with the very best print technology and print longevity? WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED! Stay tuned for some awesome SPECIALS on BIGGER & BETTER wall prints 🙂

Relay and Rantings…
May 21, 2008, 2:37 pm
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I had the pleasure of volunteering to photograph this year’s “Relay for Life” for the American Cancer Society and as I processed the images I realized just how amazing this event really was! Not many people know that I am a survivor myself. I haven’t exactly worn my trials as a badge of courage, but after seeing how many others have been through some of what I’ve been through, I have to say that for the first time in long time I truly did not feel alone. As I was deemed the “chick with the big camera”, everyone SMILED and LAUGHED straight into my lens. The survivors genuinely had a great time celebrating the fact that they were NOT GOING TO GIVE UP the fight! My husband held my hand tighter than he had in years, not since 2001 when we walked the halls of the Mayo Clinic in complete silence had either of us been so emotional. Thank goodness when we got to the end of that hall we got good news! After multiple surgeries and two rounds of chemo, it was time to move FORWARD with our lives!

The whole experience has empowered me like never before. It made me realize WHY I’ve been so determined to accomplish so many things in my life. I’ve never aspired to be rich, famous or revered for anything. I’ve only wanted to be remembered for being a passionate artist. More importantly, I just need to say that if I’m only remembered by those who love me and call me “Honey”, “Mama” or “Nana”, that will be perfectly OK!

With all of the soul cleansing I’ve done since the relay, I do now feel strong enough to address an issue that have weighed heavily on my heart. To the person who sent me an UGLY message when I blogged about my working with Southern Bride Magazine: I HAVE OFFERED ON NUMEROUS OCASSIONS TO WORK FOR LOCAL PUBLICATIONS AND HAVE HAD A STANDING OFFER WITH THE DOTHAN MAGAZINE FOR THE PAST FOUR YEARS. The fact is, they are simply NOT READY to do anything DIFFERENT. They have a right to contract with whoever they see fit, just as I have a right to be published elsewhere… I don’t mind saying again say how SWEET it is to be published on such a GRAND SCALE with Southern Bride. I will NEVER be able to thank them enough for giving me such a wonderful opportunity to showcase my work!

Thanks for listening… Images from the Relay and from the magazine coming VERY SOON! I promise… -Cindi K

sleeping babies make great ART!
May 16, 2008, 10:55 pm
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Bring them in fresh out of the oven (so to speak) and let’s make something wonderful happen:-) The sooner you bring your newborn in the better… Just a couple weeks can make a huge difference in how easily they photograph! Just give us a call for advice on how to get great images of your child at ANY age! -Miss Cindi

me on the ANN VARNUM show!
May 15, 2008, 4:12 am
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OK, so I’m sitting at my desk today trying to get caught up when the phone rings… I answer with my usual “Thank you for calling… yadda yadda yadda… when all of the sudden a familiar voice is broadcast over the phone line. It was Ann Varnum herself calling to invite me to appear on her talk show! WHOA… I’m thinking I must be in BIZZARO LAND because surely she’s isn’t calling ME!

So to make my story short, I’ll just say that I’ll be taking some of my wall portraits and a few albums over to her studio on May 28th for a little “show and tell”… How COOL is that!!! I may even bring some pics of the new studio because she says they can show them as slides during the show 🙂 Who knows, maybe I’ll end up a local celebrity, wink wink…

Thanks ahead of time Ann for having me on your show. I am truly honored!

-Cindi K

Junior Miss Dothan 2008
May 10, 2008, 9:01 pm
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What fun we had in creating this one! Thanks Gabriella for allowing us to create some wonderful memories of your time as Junior Miss Dothan and best of luck in the Internationals this summer 🙂 I can hardly wait for you to see all the others we created next week!

Welcome Katee!
May 9, 2008, 1:46 am
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Just wanted to take a quick moment to welcome KATEE to our SPOKESMODEL program! She’s been such a joy to work with as so many other young people that we’ve had the opportunity work with lately! I’ve NEVER EVER been so BLESSED and I look forward to helping Katee build an amazing portfolio! -Miss Cindi