January 25, 2012

Before & After {Light Leak}

It is no secret that Andrew and I l-o-v-e us some vintage photos. I mean it, we’re ridiculously in love with toy cameras and the unpredictability they give you when you snap a photo. You don’t know, will there be a light leak? Or maybe it will be slightly out of focus…

When you take photographs for a living and you work with your settings to make sure everything is juuuuust right it’s a little liberating to take an un-perfect photograph, on purpose!

*GASP*

Some of you may be thinking, what is this, on purpose?! For those of you thinking that, you should try it. Really. Even just download a toy camera app on your phone. It’s great.

Now that being said, I set out in photoshop on a light leak adventure and I’m pretty pleased with the vintage take on one of my newest favorite photographs.

Eh, eh? So what do you think? It’s nothing kin to a real Diana F+ or Holga print but there is definitely some magic to it! Happy Wednesday!

 

xo Fox & Owl

 

January 5, 2012

The Best Resolution EVER!

It is that time again, folks! January 1 rolls around and we’re all motivated and excited for our newly thought up resolutions or we’ve already begun some and the 1st rolls around marking a big mile stone or (this my favorite) the 1st is here and you start a positive change.

Change. What a word, huh? Personally, I like most change. Mostly when it’s positive but also when it’s challenging as most positive changes are. Andrew and I are making some big changes to our business and it all began with January 1. Now we’re 5 days into the new year and I’m ready to spell some of those out!

The first big change that we’re making is to focus on story. We make pictures for a living. It’s extraordinary and we feel blessed with the clients we have and excited about our future clients too! On our website it says that we want to know you. And it’s true. We’re really focusing on getting to know our clients and being able to capture and tell their story. That’s what it’s all about anyway, right?

That leads me to introduce Wherewithal. Wherewithal is our way of supporting you though your 2012 resolutions! Here is the deal:
You let us in on your resolution. Tell us your story, why did you choose it?
Then you let us document it! 5 photos telling your resolution story.
The big bonus here is you choose how you recieve these photos. Do you want to have a hanging collage in your house? Do you want them in story board fashion? A press printed book? You choose!

I think the neatest idea is to use this for inspiration. I picture someone going out and purchasing a collage frame with 5 photo slots. They’re empty until we can fill them up with victories. So the first goal he/she reaches is put in the first photo slot and so on until the entire 5 slots are filled with those victories and the story is told on how he/she got there.

If you’re interested in letting us inspire, support and share in your resolutions shoot us an email or give us a call! We’d love to hear from you! thefoxandowl{at}gmail{dot}com >> 828.283.0439.

xo Fox & Owl
December 7, 2011

Christmas Card Designs!

We have been sooo busy snapping memories and moments that I haven’t had time to update this little blog! It’s been such a fulfilling season so far, I hope you have been enjoying it too! I have always loved getting Christmas cards and updates from my friends and family (and even strangers!) so I wanted to offer our clients, and even folks who haven’t tried us out yet, some of our Christmas card designs! Check these little gems out!

Oh I love all of these! If you have had your photos already taken by us shoot us an email if you’d like us to design a card for you! If you haven’t had photos by us but you’re interested in us designing a card for you send us an email about it and we’ll talk: thefoxandowl{at}gmail{dot}com!

Happy (Hopefully) Snowy evening to you from Fox and Owl!
XO

November 14, 2011

IHF {Photo Challenge | Fall Splendor}

I kind of love the I Heart Faces photo challenges each week – they always have a super fun theme for the week. This week is all about Fall Splendor and that is something we can totally get behind! Fall is our favorite! When I was searching through some of our Fall photos I remembered one that Andrew took of Daisy and I on his birthday adventure. We went for a little hike and cooked a piece of meat over a spit with my dad. It was the perfect way to celebrate his birthday!

I just love everything about this photo! Here are a few more lovely Fall photos from our season this year.

Have you entered your photo yet?

xo Fox & Owl

November 11, 2011

Repose

I am completely in love with double exposures and circle prints. There is something magical about both of those styles and they both draw me in so much. With that being said, I decided to try and combine the two and I’ve created a few images that I really really love! When I saw what came of my little creations I knew I wanted to share them but I wasn’t sure how. When I showed them to Andrew he sat on the couch with me and just stared at them. And so our fine art line was born!

We’ve decided to call it Repose. These images are some of my absolute favorites and they depict places and things that are so very dear to my heart. My goal is for someone to look at these and fall into them, to get lost in them. To have a moment of repose when they see them.

We are really glad to have a community of awesome friends and clients that will celebrate this new adventure with us. It’s exciting to keep going down this path and growing our photographic taste and style.

If you’re interested in purchasing one of the above prints please feel free to email us thefoxandowl{at}gmail{dot}com and we’ll discuss the details. Thanks for sharing this with us!

xo Fox & Owl

November 9, 2011

Helping Another Small Business Owner

Friends, we have some news.  We have  hearts for helping others and we’ve always wanted to use our business to do that. For us giving back to the community or being able to help someone reach their dreams whether through a photo shoot or monetarily has been a big goal.

We’ve decided to partner with Kiva and support a small business owner. If you’ve never heard about Kiva it’s worth checking out. Here are a few words about this non-profit via their website:

We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.

When searching through the website we found John Gichuhi. John is a small coffee and dairy farmer in Kenya. He needs to buy a water tank in order to provide water security for his animal’s due to the massive drought in Kenya. He has been farming for 20 years to support his family, a wife and 8 children. He’s 66. His story and his face spoke to us in a way that we can’t put words to. We want to support John by loaning him money for his water tank. He needs $625 and he’s raised about half of it.

This is where you come in. For each photo shoot we book in November and December 10% of the profits will go to a loan fund for John. When you partner with us you’re also partnering with John and helping him get one step closer to reaching his goal. So, not only do you get super rad photos you help John be able to provide water to his animals. Water. Something we have in abundance in our area but something that we don’t really give a second thought.

We’re really excited to get started on this with you guys as our clients! If you’re intersted in booking information you can contact us via email: thefoxandowl{at}gmail{dot}com, the phone: 828.283.0439 or you can look for us at Panacea, we’re there a lot. Our holiday rates are posted below, they’re a great deal and they run until the end of December.  Thanks for sharing this with us!

xo Fox & Owl

November 7, 2011

Announcing Fox & Owl Holiday Rates 2011 {Waynesville/Asheville Photographer}

Good morning friends! Andrew and I were talking about how we wanted to celebrate the holidays with you guys and we came up with our holiday rates! We’re offering two session opportunities and even though the prices are reduced our standards are not. You still get the two of us as your photographers, all of the best shots professionally edited, a private viewing gallery, photo review, and a disk with a copyright release. If you’re interested in booking with us please send us an email to thefoxandowl{at}gmail{dot}com or call us at 828.283.0439. Spaces are limited and filling up fast, so don’t hesitate to email if you have a question or want to go ahead and reserve your spot!

We can’t wait to work with you!

xo Fox & Owl

October 18, 2011

300 Likes {giveaway}

YES! You read that right! We’re so so so excited, today we reached 300 likes on our Facebook page! Like jumping around, fist pumping kind of excited! Whaaaaat?! To show our appreciation of your support we want to offer a giveaway! That’s right, a photo shoot giveaway!

How does a FREE 45 minute shoot with a FREE 8×10 print of your favorite shot of the shoot sound?! We thought it sounded pretty great too. It includes everything- Andrew and I as your shooters, professional edits, private viewing gallery, photo review, and a disk with ALL of the best shots with a copy right release. And don’t forget you choose your favorite photo and we’ll hook you up with an 8×10.

Cool, so how do you enter?

Head over to our Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/#!/foxandowlstudio hit LIKE and leave a comment on our page with your favorite Fall tradition. That’s it. Super easy! The giveaway will be open until October 28th and we’ll announce a winner on the 29th.

Housekeeping:
– You must have your shoot local to Waynesville (local being 45 minutes or less away)
– Your choice of session must be able to be completed in the 45 minute time limit
– You must use your session win by November 21

We can’t wait to see who wins, good luck! Thanks for your support, friends. You really are what keeps Fox & Owl going!

xo Fox & Owl

October 14, 2011

How about an Autumn Special?

We have been SO busy getting ready for our gallery at Panacea that we haven’t been taking on photo shoots (that’s right, if you haven’t heard we’re in PANACEA! Go have a looksee!). And Fall is our favorite. Like absolute-complete-and-utter favorite. That is some serious devotion. So in order to celebrate our return to regular shooting we’re offering a special!

Yep – that’s right! $120 for 45 minutes and that includes everything! On location, Andrew and I as your photographers, professional edits, private viewing gallery, and a disk with a copyright release. That means that every single amazing shot of your shoot is YOURS! You get to take them home. Print them, share them with your family, put them on your desks and walls. Typically our clients walk away with over 100 photographs too. Kind of a big deal.

If that doesn’t get you excited about Autumn photographs I don’t know what will! Contact us by using the form below or sending us an email to thefoxandowl {at} gmail {dot} com! We can’t wait to work with you!

xo Fox & Owl

September 23, 2011

It’s Here!!!!!

Autumn is officially here and we are SO excited! It’s our favorite! We’re looking forward to taking photos of our gorgeous mountains, crazy amazing Autumn colors, watching Daisy Bear enjoy her very first Autumn – ever, apple cider, pumpkin pie, salted caramel mocha, our very first gallery, Andrew’s birthday and lots of coffee and family time! What are you looking forward to for your Autumn season?

Happy First Day of Autumn!

xo Fox & Owl