Archive for April, 2009

We won! {Punta Gorda Photographer}

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

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And here she is the little star that won the National “Americas Cutest Kid” contest.  Congratulations to Leah!  After a long nail biting day we  received the phone call last night at 6:59pm and were notified by Sandy Puc live from Minneapolis during the Tots to Teens seminar tour.  Sandy will be flying out this month to present  Leah and I with amazing prizes……

Model grand prize winner:

National model winner receives thousands of dollars in prizes and certificates, including $5,000 US Savings Bonds and a Canon PowerShot G10 digital camera (retail value $499.99).

We’re excited to announce that PhotoVision Video Magazinehas signed on as a sponsor of the National Charity Model Search. PhotoVision, a bi-monthly publication for professional photographers, is highly regarded in the industry and is delivered to over 12,000 studios.

After the National Charity Model Search is concluded and the winners are announced, Sandy Puc’ will fly to the winning photographer’s studio to interview the photographer and child for a video article to be included in an upcoming PhotoVision edition and to be taped for a live session at the photographer’s studio by Sandy Puc’ .

Photographer grand prize winner:

The photographer who submits the winning portraits earns national recognition and up to $10,000 in prizes including a Canon EOS 5D Mark II kit with EF24-105 f4.0 L IS (retail value $3,499).

Wow!! A big THANK YOU to Sandy Puc , Expressions Photography,  all the sponsors of the contest and my model Leah.  This has been such a fun experience.  I am so excited and still haven’t calmed down or stopped smiling from last nights call, Big Smiles!  :)

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Leah and Katherine Wynn of Kats Eye Photography top three in National Contest

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

This morning I received an awesome phone call from the “Americas Cutest Kid”  national model search contest.  Cute as a button Leah with the big blue eyes who was the city finalist for Tampa in the contest has been chosen as one of the top three in the National Contest!  The National grand prize winner will be chosen tonight and both Leah’s Mom and I will be on the phone when the selection is made. I am so excited I don’t know how I will ever sit still and work on editing images today! The contest goal was to find Americas cutest kid and raise money for Charity. It was a huge success raising over $164,000 for the charity Now I lay me Down to sleep (NILMDTS).  leahblog2

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Ron and Sharon vacation portrait {Punta Gorda Photographer}

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

ronsharonblogRon and Sharon were on vacation in Punta Gorda, Florida this week celebrating a life together for more than forty years. They have as much energy and passion and any younger engaged couple I have met.  Congratulations!

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Senior photos with Zeke at the beach {Fort Myers Senior Photographer}

Monday, April 20th, 2009

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Here is the debut of a few images of my session with Zeke on Vanderbilt beach in Naples.   It was a packed day at the beach but Zeke was up for ANYthing even sitting on the brick pathway and having to dodge the crowd.  Thanks Zeke, we got some great shots!  Additional senior photos at www.katseyephoto.net

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Leah enters final round of “Americas cutest kid” contest

Friday, April 17th, 2009

leahblog1As you may know, I recently participated in the first National Charity Model Search. The contest’s goal was to discover America’s cutest kid and to raise money for charity.click here.

It was a huge success, 2,000 model’s images were submitted to the contest, and most importantly, the competition raised $164,775 for the Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS) foundation.

The competition was so much fun.  We were thrilled to enter our community’s cutest kids into the contest.  The feedback from clients has been overwhelmingly positive. People were enthusiastic about my philanthropic efforts to partner with NILMDTS. So many folks have experienced the loss of a child or know someone who has. Raising money for NILMDTS was an effort everyone supported.
 
The 50 finalists have been selected and one of our models, cute little Leah is among them. Photography and modeling industry experts will select the grand prize winner, which will be announced on May 1st. Good luck to Leah in the final round! The finalist gallery is available for viewing – just

This has been such a positive experience that we plan on participating in the National Charity Model Search next year. I hope that just as many of you step up to partner with me in this fun endeavor, and that we raise even more money for NILMDTS in 2010.

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Jimmy and Elizabeth Wedding {Fort Myers Wedding Photographer}

Monday, April 6th, 2009

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Jimmy and Elizabeth were married at the Colonial Country Club in Ft Myers on Sunday April 5th, 2009.  Elizabeth was a beautiful bride.  Jimmy was a beaming groom.  It was a  lovely spring afternoon and the grounds were gorgeous and full of blooming  flower gardens. The day had all the makings of a storybook perfect wedding.  Congratulations to the happy couple and their families!  Here  is a sneak peak of  a few images from the day.  All the photos will be posted in a few weeks on the events page at www.katseyephoto.net.

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