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Finally Coming Up for Air

 

Happy Holidays!

You can probably guess that the absence of a Relish entry for over a month had something to do with my (harried) fixation on getting orders done in time for the holidays. Let me tell you, I’m delighted to be writing again.

2007 was a monumental year for Myra Klarman Photography, and I appreciate everyone who supported the studio — as patrons, as cheerleaders, as partners, and (in the case of one person) as my husband.

Thanks especially to everyone who was patient when orders took a bit of extra time to arrive. Not only was I still working out the kinks in a fairly complex infrastructure, but I neglected to calculate the number of sessions I could (safely and sanely) do per month, and I over-booked August … by a lot. August is a great time to schedule portraits (before school starts), and many people learned about me thanks to my exhibit at Sweetwaters. When the phone started ringing (and kept ringing), I was more than flattered — I was euphoric. I didn’t for a minute stop to consider what I could realistically manage.

These are the problems that a business owner is supposed to want to have, right? I’m touched and honored to have the opportunity to make so many families happy. But it’s obvious that I need to implement some “tweaks” so I can have a life as well.

My final pre-vacation task (I’m struggling to maintain a state of denial concerning the tedious end-of-year accounting) is to get out our family’s New Year’s card. If the stars align just right — and a gnat somewhere in Southeast Asia beats its wings just so — then we hope they’ll arrive in mailboxes before the ball drops on Times Square.

Meanwhile, I’ll happily regale you with some of our past years’ designs:

Finally Coming Up for Air | December 2003: The glee here says it all. I had just purchased my first digital SLR a week earlier, and Max knew there would be a marked increase in the quality and quantity of his portraits.
December 2003: The glee here says it all. I had just purchased my first digital SLR a week earlier, and Max knew there would be a marked increase in the quality and quantity of his portraits.
Finally Coming Up for Air | December 2004: I can’t quite recall, but I’m guessing we hadn’t had much snow yet. I mean, really, who can remember these things!
December 2004: I can’t quite recall, but I’m guessing we hadn’t had much snow yet. I mean, really, who can remember these things!
Finally Coming Up for Air | December 2005: In 2005 Max got his first haircut (when he was 2 months shy of turning 3). Since it was impossible to choose just one image (pre-haircut or post-haircut?), we threw moderation to the wind. Heck, let’s do 12!
December 2005: In 2005 Max got his first haircut (when he was 2 months shy of turning 3). Since it was impossible to choose just one image (pre-haircut or post-haircut?), we threw moderation to the wind. Heck, let’s do 12!
Finally Coming Up for Air | December 2006: I named this one after noticing that in 11 of the 12 portraits, Max was sporting some type of headgear. It’s my favorite of all the cards so far (including this year’s).
December 2006: I named this one after noticing that in 11 of the 12 portraits, Max was sporting some type of headgear. It’s my favorite of all the cards so far (including this year’s).

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As one of the myriad families who can’t even believe the beauty of our three-generation family photos, who is overwhelmed by the way you managed to capture the essence of five people—ages six to 75—in at least 16 photos I simply can’t live without, who is touched by your generosity of spirit and the depth of your talent, thank you. Happy new year to you (and Rich and Max), too, from our family to yours. kj

#1 Kjirsten

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I’m a professional photographer specializing in studio and lifestyle portraits of children, families, high school seniors, and performing artists. I live in Ann Arbor with my husband, Rich, and our 15-year-old son, Max. Learn more about my portrait and headshot services at Myra Klarman Photography.

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