Monthly Archives: April 2013

Count Your Rainbows…Not Your Thunderstorms

This is one of the BEST quotes I’ve found written with regard to gratitude and appreciation.  It was written (according to Pinterest) by 12 year old, Alyssa Knight, and she is not the only one who believes that gratitude and appreciation are perspective based.

Tony Robbins said, “Trade your expectation for appreciation and the world changes instantly.”

According to Dr. Robert Holden, “The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see.”

Don’t be bummed about the storm…be thankful for the rainbow!  I like it!  Sounds like another saying I LOVE:  Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, but about learning to dance in the rain (or something like that).

Strange, I was looking for a way to say thank you to all who have placed their trust in my eye, ability and art to help them capture memories that will never present themselves again…I wound up with a perspective adjustment.  How nice for me!

Isn’t it interesting how we take things for granted and then become upset when they are no longer available for us.  For example, I use a Mac for my computing.  ALL of the photo ordering programs I have for different print labs are Java-based programs.  Without going into too much detail (mostly because I don’t fully understand all of the details, but also it isn’t needed), there was a problem with Apple machines and Java-based programs playing together nicely.  This made my ordering of prints incredibly complicated.  I was BEYOND upset.  I took it personally.  I had taken for granted that the powers that be had a handle on everything and that my day would not be complicated by technical difficulties I did not have the ability to resolve.  Uh-oh!  Now it is all better because my fabulous hubby did some research and a few things to my Mac and we were all better, up and running.

🙂 He takes good care of me 🙂

“It is not happy people who are thankful; It is thankful people who are happy.” ~Anonymous

So, this is me…NOT trying to take everything and EVERYONE for granted…Saying thank you for those of you who support me; whether it is with your well wishes, your business, or your help in other fashions.  I am thankful for each and everyone of you ~ which does TRULY make me happy.  See? —> 🙂

Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you!  I look forward to thanking you again soon!



Here’s what else is happening at Treasured Memories:

**Mini sessions are 20 – 30 minutes, with up to 2 people included in the price ($5 per additional person) and one change of clothes. 

Indoor sessions includes props, outdoor sessions may include props depending on the season and weather permitting.**


Call 989.743.1132 or email to book your appointment:

Saturday: April 13 or 27, May 11 or 25 (starts at 12 noon).

Saturday: May 4, 18 or June 1

Available on Sundays after Noon at request (so make it!).


Spring Mini Sessions: $50

Your choice: (2) 8 x 10, (2) 5 x 7 and (16) wallets
5 – 10 fully edited images on CD with release to print (available in 3 – 5 days)


*NEW* Mommy & Me Mini Sessions:

ONLY offered during these two dates.  Please contact me to book your session! Click the image below for details 🙂



**COMING SOON** Me & My Daddy Mini Sessions (in May)





Would you like to get your Mini Session done for free? 

Host a “Mini Session Party” and get your session as well as your choice of the “Mini Session packages” for FREE!

That’s right, I’ll come to you and your friends!  Book your party today!  



2014 Seniors:  Book and place your deposit ($75) for your session by April 30th and get a 16×20 canvas print for $10.  Hurry to get in on this NEW deal!  Only available for the month of April!

Don’t forget, we are still looking for some Senior Representatives from some of the local schools.  Contact us to see if you can get in on this awesome deal for your Senior Portraits.    Please contact us with questions, or see the blog post for more information here: Senior Rep Blog

Treasured Memories will come to your location or suggest locations based on what you are looking for with your Senior Portraits.  It is our desire to make you as comfortable as possible and happy with your once-in-a-lifetime experience.


Gift Certificates are available in any denomination.  Do you know someone who got engaged over the holidays?  Are you or is a friend expecting a child?  Gift certificates toward printed images or canvases is a great way to share your love!

Ask about loyalty discounts!  Great for any family, especially: expecting parents (maternity, newborn and 1st year packages available), couples (engagement, wedding, anniversary).


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