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Client Image Delivery | USB Drives

This post was meant to be published way back last fall when I switched over to these USB drives…and then fall got crazy and time slipped away from me! So better late than never, right?! I was so thrilled to finally make the switch from DVD’s to USB drives for client’s digital images. DVDs got to be such a hassle with them sometimes not working, and taking a significant amount of time to burn. What finally made me switch over was my purchase of a new laptop that doesn’t have a disc drive!

I did a TON of searching to find just the right USB option, as there are endless types and looks available. I ended up going through USB Memory Direct, and they were great to work with!Why a succulent, you may ask? Well…why not?!?:)

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  • July 17, 2013 - 5:14 pm

    Tammy Middleton - Hi!
    Do you give your wedding clients a wedding book / album, or put their images on the flash drive?
    I think the flash drive is an awesome idea! I love it!

Dreaming of the mountains, and a possible trip in April!

As we are gearing up for a huge snowstorm here in Kansas City, I find myself dreaming about being in the mountains! There is something so majestic and enthralling about mountains, that I often crave making a trip to be in the midst of them. And guess what?! I just might be heading to Denver, CO this April!

So, if you live in the Denver area and would like to have portraits taken, I would LOVE to set up a time! Whether it’s engagement, anniversary, family, baby, just-because…I’m craving to shoot in the mountains! If you’re interested, just email me at and we’ll get something set up.As for tomorrow, I’m looking forward to being snowed in most of the day!:)

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  • February 21, 2013 - 3:59 am

    Sunset Wedding Photography - Great pictures!!!!

  • February 21, 2013 - 2:35 pm

    Jenny Gerard - Before wedding season gears up again in a few months – now is a PERFECT time for you to do another “This Old House” post! :0) I’d love to see what you did in every room of your old charmer!

Goal #16: Check!

I have a confession.

Mailing birthday cards and anniversary cards and congratulatory cards has never been a forte of mine. But, perplexingly, it’s something I’ve always longed to be really good at. A mentor of mine from Albuquerque never overlooks sending cards for important milestones, and receiving them in the mail makes my heart soar. There is something about a personal, hand-written card that is so special because it seems so rare these days.

So, from today forward, I resolve to make my very best effort at mailing out cards for important events! Birthdays, anniversaries, babies, engagements, new jobs, thinking of you, get well soon, you name it. My hope is that this simple act of sharing my resolution with you will help hold me accountable!

My first tangible step is to cross of goal #16 on my 101 in 1001 goal list: a workable system for client anniversary cards. At the start of each month, I will take out the cards in the month’s tab and write in each card, and mail them out when the date gets close.
I found this whimsical box at Paper Source (ahhh, LOVE that store!!) and I’m pretty sure it was made for me and my anniversary cards:)Inside each month’s tab is a notecard with each couple’s anniversary date and year, and the corresponding number of cards and envelopes. Pretty and simple!

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  • February 6, 2013 - 9:49 am

    101 in 1001: Revised » Kansas City Wedding Photography | Allison Marie Photography - [...] & Mary’s What’s Next Tour on 1/25/13) 15. Purchase furniture for the back patio 16. Develop a workable system for client anniversary cards (Completed 2/6/13) 17. Choose a new album supplier for my guestbook 18. Spend a week-long retreat [...]

  • February 6, 2013 - 12:20 pm

    Tina - I am an organization junkie. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS! I’m not gonna lie, I think I’m going to take your idea and implement it in my office too – as soon as I saw your photos I thought – I should do this with ALL of my cards. I’m thinking going to the store once, at the beginning of the year, to buy ALL personal cards too (birthdays, holidays, anniversaries), so I don’t have to run to the store every time I get a calendar reminder! Now I can’t wait to do this!!! :)

  • February 6, 2013 - 12:22 pm

    Jamie DeWitt - This is one of my goals too!!! I am horrible about it and I really want to be better!


If you’ve already picked up the recent issue of  KC Weddings, you may have noticed I have a wedding featured in it! It’s an honor to have Frank & Serina’s wedding published in print!
Also, a photo of mine from way back in 2011 is on the cover of Iowa Wedding Ieas this month! Also, the winner of my recent contest, who won herself a $20 Starbucks gift card is……

Cassie!! You’ll be receiving an email from me soon!:)

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  • January 28, 2013 - 11:32 am

    Holly - that’s pretty great, allison! congrats!! :D

  • January 28, 2013 - 1:51 pm

    Kim - Congrats on the feature Allison!!

  • January 29, 2013 - 6:49 am

    Tina - Congrats Allison, that’s a huge accomplishment!!!