As y’all might have noticed, things have been pretty quiet around here and my Facebook Page lately. Life has been busy, priorities are shifting, and things are changing.
I’ve decided to take a break from updating my photography website and Facebook Page. I will still continue doing photography (and will still be available for hire, *hint hint*) but I would rather expend my energy honing my craft than by trying to keep up with the past-faced business and self-marketing side of things. There are also other areas of my life I would like to focus on. Like I said, priorities are shifting.
You will still be able to access this website. Feel free to browse the galleries and my Facebook Page to see some of my past work. (I might update my galleries occasionally, so keep an eye out.) Also, don’t hesitate to contact me if you are interested in scheduling a photo shoot, purchasing prints, commissioning a project, etc..
Thank you everyone for all of the love and support you’ve given me so freely. It has meant so much to me. I hope to see y’all here again someday. :)
My Etsy shop is now open!
Here you can purchase lovely and original photographic artwork created by yours truly. All of these photos are one time, limited edition prints. This means they will be printed only once unless, 1. I receive a special request for a reprint or, 2. I decide to reprint a photo in a different size, color, or on a different type of paper. I will begin listing new prints for sale as others are purchased, so check back often to see what new items are for sale.
To purchase an item on Etsy you must first create an account. It’s very simple to do. For those of y’all who aren’t familiar with Etsy, here’s some helpful links:
How do I register for an account on Etsy?: http://www.etsy.com/help/article/244
How do I purchase an item on Etsy?: http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339
You may use PayPal or a credit card to purchase an item from my shop (and the majority of the other shops on Etsy).
Go a head and poke around my Etsy shop and profile (http://www.etsy.com/people/lrooneyphotography), explore what’s there, and definitely take the time to explore other shops. This website is simply bursting with creativity! I’ve seen more than one item I wouldn’t mind purchasing. :)
So what’s been going on in the land of Rooney Photography? All sorts of exciting things!
I have a photo session in the works with one of my friends. It’s very unique and I’m terribly excited to get to shoot these photos. I really wish I could say more, but I want it to be a surprise for y’all. Keep an eye out for some special new photos on my Facebook page and a blog post about the session.
Have you heard of Etsy? It’s a really neat website where vintage and handmade items can be bought and sold. Being a crafty person myself, I think it’s really wonderful. There are so many talented people selling their work on this website and my sister is one of them! She sells handmade cards, gift tags, and place cards. This is her shop: piecefuljoy.etsy.com. (Here’s an interesting little tidbit: I helped her come up with the name for her business!) By now you’re probably thinking, “What does Etsy have to do with photography?” Sure, you purchase cards, vintage clothing, homemade soaps, and things like that on Etsy. But it’s also a place where you can acquire original artwork! Paintings, sculptures, and photographic prints are up for grabs on Etsy. I’m planning on opening a shop to sell a collection of my photographs. I have many fantastic floral, city, and other artistic shots that I’m excited to put up for sale. I’ll be sticking with smaller sizes for now (5×7 and 8×10) but will hopefully offer bigger prints in the future (11×14 and up!). I’ll add my Etsy shop to my Facebook page once it’s up and running and there will most likely be a blog post about it. So, once again, keep an eye out for something new popping up!
I’d like to give a huge “thank you” for all the support y’all have given me. If it wasn’t for the kind words, strong advice, and y’all willingly (or unwillingly) putting up with me taking a million photos of you and everything else, I wouldn’t have the courage to put myself out there and start my business. Another great big “thank you” to God for giving me such amazing and encouraging friends and family. :)
(I posted the black and white version of this photo to my Facebook page, but here’s the color version. Which do you like best? Is this something you would purchase from Etsy?)