Monday, December 5, 2011

Early December Newsletter

Our early December newsletter is out - be sure to check out our holiday specials!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Dreaded Photographer

So, I’m the dreaded photographer. Truly. About a month ago, I went to a styling salon in Portland that specializes in dreadlocks, and emerged with a VERY new look. It will take six months or more for the locks to mature; they take nurturing and patience. But the first time I glimpsed myself in the salon mirror, I thought, “I look like ME!”

I did research into dreadlocks. Today, we associate dreadlocks with Rastafarians, but they were first worn in ancient Egypt, and also by the earliest Christians, including James, the first Bishop of Jerusalem, who wore them to his ankles. Locks can be a fashion preference or an expression of political or spiritual beliefs. The stylist who created my new look did not have locks, though she has worn them. She said, “I won’t wear them again until I’ve earned them.” She felt they were an expression of accomplishment and wisdom.

I like that sentiment. My locks are an outward expression of an inward journey - a symbol of spiritual & emotional maturity. They are a reminder, every time I look in the mirror, that I am ever and always in the process of becoming who I've always been.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Amazing Tacchini Girls!

Aren't they great! Their dad, Tom, has been a friend of mine for many years. When they visited my studio last week, we even got Dad in front of the camera!

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Why should Groupon have all the fun? Here’s OUR deal:

March is Biz Pic Month! Business portraits, liberally sprinkled with Cherie Renae fairy dust, are normally $150 (which includes the session, 1-2 images, Cherie’s ever-so-flattering retouching, and a CD of both full-res and web-size versions) – but for THE ENTIRE MONTH OF MARCH, they are only $115.

But wait! It gets better! If TWENTY or more people sign up, EVERYONE’S session will be only $75. Yep, HALF-PRICE, folks. Come on, you know you want to participate, and it won’t get any better than this. Call your friends, encourage them to participate, and schedule today!

Did I mention that TODAY is a good day to call? 503.508.5157

Friday, February 11, 2011

DARE to be RED

Be bold. Be passionate. Never settle! Dare to be RED!

This popular annual event runs for the WHOLE month of February. Only $69 session fee - OR, sign up with a friend, and the session fee for you AND your friend is only $25 each! (Yes, you can recruit more than one friend...)

Be part of Cherie's 2011 marketing campaign. Do you dare?

We still have sessions available the last week of February - call us! 503.508.5157