Thursday, November 8, 2007


Thanks so much for coming out this morning! It was great to see some new faces in our group! Sweetleaves was a great little spot for our gathering, and I think our waitress survived our chatty group and switching seats a-ok. Thanks to Roxanne for showing us her studio space, too!

Looking forward to a wine & cheese after the holidays!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The RSVP list

There will be 15 of us gathering for tea on Thursday morning. Looking forward to seeing you all! Call my cell phone if anything comes up (272.2285):

1. Emilie Sommer
2. Claudia Murray
3. Michelle Merrill
4. Michelle Turner
5. Kim Chapman
6. Samantha DePoy-Warren
7. Amy Salerno
8. Jeremi Jackson
9. Roxanne Ashey
10. Debbie Harmon
11. Wyndee Grosso
12. Clare Norton
13. Beth Fitzgerald
14. Jennifer Stone
15. Linda Pattillo

Friday, November 2, 2007

Andy Grundberg at the PMA

FYI, in case any of you are interested this looks like a great evening!The Portland Museum of Art presents Andy Grundberg: On Collecting Photography

Andy Grundberg is a critic, curator, and educator who has written about photography for more than 25 years. The former photography critic at the New York Times, he is currently chair of the Photography Department at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D. C. His collected writings, Crisis of the Real, have been published by Aperture (1990) and his other books include Mike and Doug Starn, Alexey Brodovitch, and The Land Through the Lens.

Wednesday, November 7th
5:00 p.m. Private viewing of Both Sides of the Camera:
Photographs from the Collection of Judith Ellis Glickman

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Lecture and Reception

Tickets: $25 each ($5 for students) to benefit the PMA’s Photography Fund

Reserve your seat now!
RSVP to or 775-6148 ext. 3240

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Fall GTG

Let's gather and chat about the season, relax and reconnect.

Where: Sweet Leaves Tea House
When: Thursday, 11/8 11:30a

Check your email for an evite with all the details. Hope to see you soon!

Thursday, October 4, 2007


UPDATE: The location has been changed to Stacey Kane's studio in Scarborough. Please email me, Stacey, or LaCour for details.

My dear friends from LaCour in Atlanta have designed an amazing web-based studio management software program for photographers called ShootQ. They have been on the road to educate photographers about their product since June, and will be making a stop at my new studio in Portland on November 14th. Be sure to take a peek at the informative ShootQ website here, and if it looks like something that might benefit you and your business, sign up for the set-up party here (attendance required to purchase the software). I love it, and I'm sure your business will benefit from it, too! ShootQ is also a sponsor of Roots Workshop.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

photojournalism workshop

I am hosting a photojournalism workshop for wedding photographers in Cape Cod next summer (July 13-17, 2008). I've rented a house and have a great staff line-up. Curious? Take a peek at the website, If you're interested, please send me an email!

Friday, July 13, 2007

We're growing!

In the last few months, several women have been added to our list. Excellent!

I hope the summer is going well for you all, and I look forward to another gathering in the Fall when we can relax a bit, and share our experiences from the busy season.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Thank you!

What a success! I know I speak on everyone's behalf when I say a big THANKS for taking time out of your busy schedules to meet some fellow colleagues and share a bit of yourselves with the group.

I think this is something that would be fun to continue, perhaps once a quarter or so? Let me know your thoughts.

And here is our group photo... we all obviously could have done a lot better, but it's not terrible considering it's a point & shoot taken by our great waiter (who knew mostly all of our names by the end of our lunch. I knew those nametags were a good idea!).


Oh, dear. It figures that we'd get hit with a snowstorm after months of diligently planning this lunch! I've already heard from a few women who can't get to us today because of weather or sick children. Please call or email to let me know if you won't be able to attend so I can let the restaurant know asap. Thanks!

Friday, March 23, 2007

The RSVP list

The following women will be attending our first luncheon! Take a peek at their work by following the website links in the right column.

Me, emilie
Stacey Kane
Linda Pattillo
Michele Stapleton
Melissa Bonvini
Amy Salerno
Beth Fitzgerald (and baby Maggie)
Roxanne Ashey
Kim Chapman
Beth Cunningham
Debbie Harmon
Wyndee Grosso
Geneve Hoffman
Jennifer Stone
Sharyn Peavey
Kate Philbrick

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Lunch reminder

Looking forward to seeing you all in two weeks! Please let me know if your RSVP has changed so that I may give the restaurant a final head count on Friday. Thank you!

Also, please let me know your website and blog address so that I may add it to the list, at right, if it's not already there.


Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Networking is the backbone of our industry. There are so many smart, forward-thinking women in our state, that I decided it would be fantastic to occasionally gather all this talent together for lunch. Alas, we'll have the first Maine Women Wedding Photographers lunch on April 4th.

In conjunction with that initial lunch, I've created this blog to allow us a space to share ideas and get to know one another. Please feel free to email me an idea for a post, or simply share your website with the group. I look forward to meeting you all soon!


First lunch:
Wednesday, April 4th
Saltwater Grille, South Portland