Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fall 09 GTG recap

What a fun night! Thanks to those of you who came out for a wine tasting with Jacques de Villier of Old Port Wine Merchants at Casco Bay Frames & Gallery in Portland.

For those who missed it, shop owner Tony Cox (seen in the picture below with us) chatted about the store's history (been in business for more than 30 years!), a bit about their employees (all are artists), their process (all pieces are custom framed) and showed us the finished result. Then it was back to wine learning and gabbing (Maine's election results as they relate to our business was top of mind), business card swapping and catching up after a busy regular wedding season.

Thanks for hosting, Tony, and for kindly giving gift certificates to us all. And to Jacques for rallying for us. We had a great night! See you ladies in the spring!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Fall gathering: Happy hour 11/5 5:30-7:30p

A lot has happened since we last got together. New women have joined our group, others have opened studios and a few have moved away. Most notable, however, we put our emergency network into practice assisting one of our members with coverage after the unexpected death of her husband. I can't thank each of you enough for your willingness to help, either with time or with donating towards funeral flowers and food. You make me proud and I'm honored to host such a caring group of talented individuals.

The importance of this group, worth repeating, is our ability to call on each other in emergencies, an avenue to meet & expand our referral base and to provide an easy face-to-face format for the sharing of ideas, and to support one another as likeminded women business owners.

In lieu of lunch this fall, let's toast the end of our wedding season with Tony and his team at Casco Bay Frames & Gallery to learn about their custom framing process and enjoy a wine tasting led by Jacques from Old Port Wine Merchants. Spouses and assistants are welcome.

295 Forest Ave # 6
Portland, ME 04101-2018
(207) 774-1260


$15 per person (cash or check payable to emilie inc to cover the wine & food).

We must have a firm headcount by Tuesday, November 7th. Please email Emilie to receive our official Evite to get on the list! See you soon!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

do 1 Thing

Take a peek at what MWWP Alex Daley Clark has been up to:

Hi fellow photogs-
I wanted to let you know about an event happening Salt's gallery Thursday Sept 17th starting at 7pm. It is not wedding related, but definitely photography related.

Last winter, I was the Director of Photography for a project called The goal of Do1Thing was to utilize the talent's of some of our country's best photographers and photojournalists to shed light on the issue of teen and young adult homelessness, especially in how it relates to those that 'age out' of foster care.

We currently have an exhibit up at Salt featuring the work of Martin Schoeller, Ron Haviv/VII, Judy DeHaas, Dan Dry, Carol Guzy, Stephanie Sinclair/VII, Larry Price, and many more! Many Pulitzer Prize winners were involved and their work is represented, they all donated their time and talents to the project.

While I was so proud to have the first show of the work at Salt, I was dismayed that Maine was not represented, so I've been working on a multi-media piece on a young woman named Lulu who is currently experiencing homelessness in Portland. There are currently 240 children between the ages of 14 and 20 being helped by the Preble Street Teen Center. Many of them sleep outside every night. Here is a rough preview of the piece:

I would love to see everyone from the Maine photo community there to support this issue and event. My subject, Lulu, and other kids being served by the Teen Center will be there. If you'd like to bring a small item to donate it will go directly to the kids, here are some things they need:

- new underwear (especially for females)
- towels
- feminine hygiene products
- art supplies
- razors (double blade) and shaving cream
- deodorant
- hotel sized shampoos, etc.
- socks, warm socks, big sizes too
- winter clothes, hats, gloves, etc.
- big winter jackets for layering under
- individual food portions, i.e. juice boxes, snack packs, bags of chips, etc.
- maternity clothes
- baby stuff
- xl and xxl sized clothes and shoes size 11 and up

Please let me know if you'll be joining us or if you have questions!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Thank you!

What a turnout! So inspired by the turnout and kind conversation today. Thanks so much for making the effort, and sharing of yourselves with us all!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

4/8 luncheon RSVP

Audra Bayette
Rachel Bell
Jane Berger
Kim Chapman
Bethany Cunningham
Alex Daley-Clark
Jen Dean
Angela Diphillippo
Claudia Dricot
Tiffany Dumas
Nadra Edgerly
Beth Fitzgerald
Whitney Fox
Wyndee Grosso
Debbie Harmon
Jeremi Jackson
Tess Johnson
Andree Kehn
Heather Laverriere
Brea McDonald
Amber Martin
Rene Minnis
Melissa Mullen
Clare Norton
Sharyn Peavey
Shannon Post
Amy Root-Donle
Amy Salerno
Carol Savage
Cyndi Smith
Emilie Sommer
Michele Stapleton
Jennifer Stone
Michelle Turner

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Spring lunch: 4/8 12p

Our spring lunch will be held at the Eastland Park Hotel's newly renovated rooftop lounge, Top of the East, on Wednesday, April 8th (The Top of the East is now hosting brunch for wedding parties on Sundays). We will be ordering from the regular lunch menu, with individual checks.

We'll start with a structured discussion on a theme: workflow. The co-owners of Pixel Chicks, a new local post-processing company, will join us to talk about their service and ask for feedback from what you need to help your workflow operate more smoothly. If you haven't already, please fill out their questionnaire (post below) and come prepared with some of those points in mind.

Given everyone's feedback from our last meeting, I'm happy to report that we won't be tied to our chairs as there aren't any dining tables- just small cocktail tables, comfortable couches and such. So we'll be able to mingle and move around.

The Eastland is opening TOTE just for us and needs to bring in staff to accommodate our group. We must have a final headcount by Friday, April 3rd.

There is an adjoining parking garage. When you walk in the main entrance of the hotel, walk straight back to the elevators. Take to the top floor!

Looking forward to seeing you all in a few weeks!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

local post-processing service

Lucky us! Two local women have teamed up to create Pixel Chicks, a post-processing service! They are gathering data to see what the greatest need for photographers is. Please take a moment and complete their brief survey. The Pixel Chicks will be attending our spring luncheon in April to chat with us more about their services (details on the luncheon to be announced shortly).

The link for the survey: