Nov 09

Super Cool New Proof Books!!!

Our professional print lab (who is also a member of Greener Photography) has always provided completely awesome prints.  Last year they expanded into super green Press Printing.  I started ordering all of my business cards and marketing materials from them, printed on 100% Post Consumer Waste (PCW) papers.  Now this same great lab is offering Press Printed Proof Books!  And i am on that band wagon!!!

A little info from their web description:

“These books are printed on the same great HP Indigo print technology that our press products are printed with, on our ECO Matte text paper; it is a 100# text weight paper, 100% PCW (Post Consumer Waste) 100% Wind-power manufactured.  Choose from many different cover material from Environmentally friendly cottons to stunning silks and chromes!”

Our version will have linen covers in chocolate, black, or natural- your choice!  Love these new eco friendly, book bound, proof books!  Keep an eye out for new samples in the studio, as well as new information in our “info-> albums” section of the blog!



Oct 09

what’s happening…

Wow, this has been a really great month!

October was full of wonderful weddings.  Anna & Aleda, Amy & Adam, Kira & Arjune, Tammy & Jimmy…  I can’t wait to blog images from all of these wonderful events!

We’ve been super concentrated on our new studio, painting and decorating… The new dimensions call for lots of new furniture (craigslist rocks) and new images for the walls.  We are on a mission to be open by November 1st, just in time for 6 portrait sessions booked in the first week alone!

I’ll keep you posted on the new space.  And if you are interested, be on the lookout for our email specials “sign up” form to appear on the blog in the next week.  Email specials include discounts on portrait session, prints, Digital Negatives, and albums.  It will be very cool. ;)

See you soon!


Sep 09

website changes!

Look out!  Our website will be under some last minute fine tuning type construction over the weekend!

New website- you’ll love it!

Everything is tested and ready to go, however do be aware that we may have to make some adjustments once the site goes live.

The baisc function of the new site is the same as the old site.  Just a new look all the way around.  Whoopi!!!

Sep 09

Why so quiet around here?

It has been almost a month since my last blog post- you would think i’ve been sitting around… doing nothing.  Not true!

(i’m counting these off in my best “how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop” owl voice)

one- I’ve been doing a lot of “second shooting” with great photographer friends of mine!  For those that don’t know “second shooting” means i tag along to their client’s weddings and take tons of photos with them!  It is great fun and a good challenge for me.  I really enjoy being able to hang back and make some more candid photos.  Walking into someone’s special day, when i’ve never met the special someones… that’s a little hard! ;)  I love building relationships with clients and working with them to come to a common photographic vision.  Not knowing the client means i concentrate more on my vision.  Which is a very good exercise!

two- Nichole and i have been doing a little bit of work on the Romeo studio location.  Beefing it up, so to speak.

three- We’re moving!  bates photographic is moving out of our Ferndale office at the end of the month.  We do have a new, larger, full studio in the work, set to open mid November.  In celebration, we will be having tons of portrait specials!  Be sure to sign up for our email “newsletter” to stay in loop on those!

Jun 09

Communication troubles….


My email has been funky lately.  I thought it was just emails i was sending from my iPhone, but there are other emails i am not getting and that aren’t being sent.  I believe that the problem has been corrected.

So if you have been trying to get a hold of me, or haven’t heard from me when you should…  please try again!