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New Year, New Adventures! Long one, but worth the read :)

Sad Times

Well it’s been a crazy few months, to say the least. Blogging is one of the things that is always on my to-do list, but tends to get pushed towards the bottom. Taking care of my clients is always my first priority and writing is a challenge for me, so it’s always on the back burner. I thought it appropriate though to give a little run down on what has been going on in my life in recent months. It’s been a crazy ride!



Here is the gist of it with very few details…This year was our busiest yet and shot the most amount of weddings ever! (14 – many do more, but that’s enough for us for now.)  In May my mom got sick, was in and out of many hospitals over the summer, and then on Nov 1st she passed away very quickly due to a brain aneurysm. Being an only child and very close to her made this very difficult and still painful to get through. But she had a strong faith in God and we are at peace knowing she is up there dancing, singing, and waiting for the day we will be together again. She always taught me to be positive person and to look forward to what the future holds. So I am doing just that. <3 🙂


Good Times

We are VERY excited for a few weeks of some upcoming R &R, VACATION, and EDUCATION! This month I will be taking the time to play catch up on a few late 2012 sessions, backing up files, and getting my tax information together. Then in February we are very much looking forward to a family CRUISE in the tropics! It is somewhat of a dream come true for me. I have always dreamed of spending time on the white sandy beaches with the palm tress overhead! I CAN NOT WAIT!!

Many people also know this past fall I branched off and started Pin Up Erie-offering Boudoir, Pin Up, Steamy Couple, and Hot Rod photography to the tri-state area. Since this business has taken off and we are ready for more, I am  super excited to be attending a one-on-one professional workshop with award-winning photographer & author Ryan Armbrust in March!! Ryan is a very well known Boudoir & Pin Up photographer who runs a rockin’ studio in Lousiville, KY, but shoots all over the US! His work is amazing, I love his style, and I can not wait to learn everything I can from him!

With all of that being said I am booking Boudoir & Pin-Up sessions for the spring and will be searching for a ladies who want to model for my new techniques! The girls who have done boudoir sessions with me this year have been ecstatic! Most of them have been wedding gifts for their future husbands, but one HOT mama gave a sexy gift (a book & HUGE canvases) to her husband of 22 years after losing 70 lbs! What an amazing way to celebrate!

What about Weddings you say? We still have a few 2013 wedding dates open and would love to hear from you! I know many ladies got diamonds for Christmas or this evening, New Year’s Eve! If you’re thinking about having us, DONT WAIT! We are shooting less wedding photography this year to allow more time with our family, so please check with us now. It’s also time to start planning engagement sessions. Pictures in the snow can be so much fun, and we have a LOT of it right now!

If you’ve made it to the end, sorry for the book. I had a lot to say since it’s been 6 months!

Happy New Year EVERYONE! Here’s to an amazing 2013!!

Penny Shaut

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  • Cindy - January 27, 2014 - 3:53 pm

    It was nteresting to look at the pics.It would be helpful to future brides if you could comment where the different pics were taken. Gives ideas of where to have ceremonies and receptions. ThanksReplyCancel

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