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Elizabeth hoping to be a ballerina about 1975(ish)

Me... hoping to be a ballerina about 1975(ish)

Photo of Elizabeth by her parents 1972(ish)
Photo of me by my parents 1972(ish)
Elizabeth with her mom and sister at thier house in Milwaukee 1973(ish)

Me, my mom, and sister at our house in Milwaukee 1973(ish)

Phew! I just got back from speaking to a group of 12-17 year old girls about starting your own business. I get soooo nervous talking in front of a group of people-even a bunch of teenagers! I think it went well though- they asked some good questions, and about half or more raised their hands that they want to someday own their own business- so cool! I decided to drag out my old slide projector for today- the one my parents had when I was growing up- we would make popcorn and look at the Kodachromes my parents had taken. As I was looking through the old slides, I realized that whoever took those photos was really good! I never thought of it as inspiration to where I would be now- but that is where my first experience with photography was- in the den watching those slide shows documenting my youth. I am so glad I have those photos- and it is what I want to provide for families that I work with- real life as it happens.  I hope I inspired some young entrepreneurs today-it is a hard time to be in business for yourself, but as I told them, it has so many rewards that I can’t imagine not doing it! Above are some of the photos for your enjoyment!!:)

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it’s not too late! Call us or email us before the end of day friday with your order! This is for enlargements printed in the darkroom only- we also are offering economy digital prints in 4×6 and 5×7 this week! call for details! 785-0620

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This morning I had a shoot for a project I am working with Easter Seals of North Carolina. I went over to the Charlie Gaddy Center- a center for children with disabilities. I photographed the sweetest, cutest kids! It happened to be “water day”  which meant all of the toddlers sported their cute little bathing suits and got to play outside in various water activities ranging from slip in slide, to sprinklers, to tubs of water just for splashing. I could have stayed there all day to photograph all of this.  I can’t wait to get the photos back from the lab! I think my favorite was the kids on the slip in slide- they would stand in the spray of water and just scream with delight- the light on the sprays of water, mixed with the exhilaration on their faces was so much fun to capture.  I love my job!

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This week  thru Saturday, I am offering 15% off enlargement orders! And Katie is offering mini sessions on Friday! Call or email us for details,919-785-0620
Atlantic Beach, NC Photography copyright Elizabeth Galecke 2009

Atlantic Beach, NC Photography copyright Elizabeth Galecke 2009

We also just added more beach dates! I have one sunset session available at
 Wrightsville Beach or Figure 8 Isle on July 28
And
Ocean Isle Sessions Aug. 29-Sept 2( may open additional days)

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Yesterday morning my alarm woke me up at 4:30am to get to my sunrise photo shoot in Emerald Island. Yikes, it was EARLY! Is is never easy getting up that early, but once I got on the road, wind in my hair, and met my  two year old client who was beaming at 6 in the morning- you know you are in for a good day! She had tons of ringlets cascading in her face- and a smile I couldn’t wait to capture on film. We went to the beach and the light was incredible too! I am so excited to see what I got on film- I need to get permission first, but I hope to post some of the photos when they are in.

Making photographs at the beach has its challenges… bugs, rain, wind, humidity, heat, open space for children to run,(away from you) waves crashing…hampering communication- It all can be really tough- especially at 6 in the morning! But some days everything is just easy, and that just rocks! Now that I am thinking about it…I have had a wonderful week this week- everyone has been amazing to work with. Other than the rain this week- it has been perfect- amazing cool nights and mornings, low humidity, and a small breeze to take away the bugs. And the best part…wonderful, sweet, clients. Thank you!

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Buddy and our client, 6/2009 copyright Elizabeth Galecke Photography

Buddy and our client, 6/2009 copyright Elizabeth Galecke Photography

Buddy made an appearance a few weeks ago during a shoot and I thought I would share one of the photos!

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This morning I looked out my window at 7:30 am- I am in Beaufort, the sky was really dark, menacing- the perfect time to take a walk with my camera!  I grabbed my 50 year old favorite camera, my twin-lens Rollieflex, some film- and set out- hoping the sky wouldn’t dump on me until I had a few photos taken and was on my way back! As I was walking by the Old Burying Ground dating to the 1700s- a black cat walked in front of me, stopped, looked at me then darted into the cemetery. I thought, what good luck!!!! I usually don’t take cemetery photos because I did it so much on college, but the cat was just asking for his portrait among the old beautiful live oak trees and leaning over headstones. The gate was locked so I had to shoot through it, but I am so excited to see what I captured. I am hoping it will make a beautiful Polaroid Transfer! So the moral of the story is… looking at things in a different way leads you to good luck at every corner if you just keep your eyes open and your mind positive!

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