Archive for April, 2010

 Stop by for a cup of coffee and to see these sweet smocked dresses and some rompers for boys too! They are perfect for spring/summer photos, or just everyday!   Bring your kids or a friend! Plus enter a chance to win a free photo session!

Please click on the link to view the invite! and all of the details!!


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First, I am hitting a milestone tomorrow I am hitting the big 40. So just in case you are looking for me, I will be taking the day off, celebrating my older, wiser self:) I can’t believe that I have had my business for 15 years, and now I am turning 40. People always tell you that time seems to go faster when you reach” a certain age” but I thought it would be a long time until I reached it! Oh well! Here I am…..I think it is going to rock!

Speaking of time flying, it is the end of April and we are starting to book beach sessions. I will be heading to Wrightsville Beach June 4-6, Atlantic Beach/Emerald Isle/Morehead City from July 2-9th and Bald Head Island – that is to be determined, please call or email if you are interested. This year I am planning  to be more flexible with dates to Wrightsville, so please call if you will be there and are interested in a session!

I will also be offering sessions in Dallas on the weekend of May 21-May 24th.

And last but not least, I am waiving my on-location fee for outdoor sessions for the rest of April and all of May- within 30 miles of our studio. It is so beautiful outside and there are sooo many great places to shoot!

Enjoy the week!

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This month has been so beautiful! The weather is incredible! We have a lot happening! This week mini-sessions at Beanie and Cecil Baby– photo above is from our trial session last week! I am also waiving outdoor on-location fees for the months of April and May!  I will travel to an outdoor location within 30 miles of our studio- this is a $45.00 savings! I did some photos at Duke Gardens last week- it is incredible there! I am excited to check out some new locations!

This Thursday is also our 4th anniversary of Chix in Business! We are holding our party at Mez in Durham- you can register to attend online or just show up! Go to our chix website for more info! www.chixinbusiness.org

And next week is the big 40 for me- I am looking forward to it actually. My 30s were really great- so I am hoping my 40s will be even better. I am thinking maybe I need to do a new headshot for my 40 year old self!

Last, Katie who has been working with me for many wonderful years is starting a new job in a few weeks in her new career, website design. I am so sad for her to go, but know that she is going to pursue something that is exciting to her! It will be really hard to fill her shoes, but I am looking. So if you know anyone who is very reliable, good with people, skilled in Photoshop and desktop publishing and doesn’t mind some filing and answering the phones, please send them our way! it is part-time position. Resumes may be sent to info@elizabethgalecke.com

Have a great week!

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 I asked our intern, Joi, to write a post for us on Friday!  It was so fun having her here! Here it is!

                Flowers blooming, sun is shining, temperatures are rising, these are the best signs of the month of April! With the outdoor scenery at its best, you can’t go wrong with some pictures playing around in the flower garden, or candids on the beach. Even though the pollen is getting the best of us, it’s hard to stay away from the outdoors because of this weather.

               We’re starting off this month by traveling to Beanie and Cecil Baby! Here we come!!! Beanie and Cecil Baby offers adorable baby furnishings, accessories, clothes, and we can’t forget the toys! Today, Friday April 9th, Elizabeth will be going to Beanie and Cecil Baby to take some photos of one of the owner’s children.  These sample photos will prepare her for the Mini Sessions that are coming up, that she will be offering everyone in Raleigh or beyond at a special discount of $55.00 (plus tax) per session. The Mini Sessions will run every 20 minutes, on Thursday April 22nd (9 am- 1pm) and also Friday April 23rd (11pm- 4pm). Beanie and Cecil Baby are booking the appointments; feel free to stop by for a visit or call to set up your appointment.  Ask about a chance to win a free Mini Session!

                Also, to add on to the excitement, Joi Marlowe from Saint Mary’s School located on 900 Hillsborough Street, has been interning with us for a few days. At Saint Mary’s, the Seniors choose a passion of theirs that they would like to spend a week doing just to see if it is something they would like to do in the future. Joi Marlowe chose photography and was able to work in the studio Thursday and Friday. She is coming along  to the Beanie & Cecil Baby shoot today!

Thanks for all your love and support!!!

Don’t forget to book your appointment at Beanie & Cecil Baby, we are so excited to take photographs of you and your child.

When you photograph people in color you photograph their clothes.  But when you photograph people in B&W, you photograph their souls!”  -Ted Grant

Mini sessions at Beanie and Cecil Baby!


Thursday April 22   (9am-1pm)

Friday April 23   (11pm-4pm)


Special discount at $55.00 plus tax!

Please Call or stop by Beanie and Cecil Baby to book your appointment.

Ask about a chance to win a free mini-session


 121 Seaboard Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 821-7985




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