September 26, 2012

Commission Rates

The following applies to commissions booked in the 2012 calendar year.

Commissions begin at $500.
All commissions include a silk heirloom print box and a minimum of one ancestry heirloom printed mounted on masonite.
All commissions are done with a large format camera and film.

Please contact me directly with any questions and to build your custom heirloom commission.

alisha@alishastamper.com

June 17, 2012

the season has started


On Saturday I started my market season. It was so nice to see familiar faces from people who I'd had the privilege of meeting and photographing last year (10 or so in all. I'm glad I remember faces!) I also met many new people, including this beautiful girl above. She knocked me out. Lovely! She was both shy and outgoing-- the standard recipe for youngish girls, right?

I was a bit apprehensive, it being the day before father's day and all. I envisioned moms, lots of them, expecting and desiring the "perfect" photo (that's a loaded and subjective word right there) to give their husbands the next day. I expected children, full of sugar and too much sunshine, who didn't want to sit still (perhaps because this was my experience on the same date last year). I shouldn't have worried. Surprisingly, many dads opted to buy themselves a photo with their children. The honest expression of love and investment in their kids had me grateful. I photograph mainly women. In general, I would venture to say that women like being photographed more than men do. However, seeing their willingness, and that they welcomed the opportunity was nice for me. They were genuine men, straight to the core. Photographing them was a breeze and I am still in the glow of their joy in their real lives.

If this is any indication to what the market is going to be like for the rest of the season, I have two words: bring it. I welcome the chance to photograph those who are real, who love, and who want what I will create for them.

May 29, 2012

MARKET DATES

It's almost here! The downtown SLC Art & Craft Market (as part of the Farmer's Market) starts June 9th! I will be there all dates this year except for four. Very different from last year, where I was only there a total of four! haha.

My market dates are as follows:
June 16, 23
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 11, 18, 25
September 1, 15, 22, 29
October 6, 13, 20, 27

Mark your calendar and come on over. The market is from 8-1pm. I absolutely loved doing it last year and am excited for the changes I've made (for the better!) to my process this year. These changes include:

new beautiful (and recycling friendly) packaging
accepting credit cards for payment

I'm counting down the days!

April 26, 2012

March 21, 2012

pretty


i want to be in a field of this.
the color makes me happy.
it calms.
makes me think of windows down driving
and smiles.

March 19, 2012

popcorn


this makes me think of octopus.

March 17, 2012

spring


almost here.
the birds are singing
and the trees are showing buds
and wick, as Dickon would say
or sing, depending on your fancy.

March 5, 2012

good intentions


the bowl was sitting on the table.
waiting to be filled with mushrooms.
instead it got broken.
oh well.
i've only had it since college.
it made me feel like a good cook, having lil white bowls for my prep work.
i'll live. its a first world problem for sure.

February 23, 2012

February 21, 2012

shadows


i like when little things catch my eye.
when they look beautiful and make me pause.

February 19, 2012

This is the New Place

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February 2, 2012

running running running

so very many things plopping around in my head.
sadly, the best description of this is that there is a bottleneck of my status updates... that's sad. life in terms of status updates.
for example:
do other parents have a systematic approach to their children's physical activities? Like, this spring we'll do t-ball, soccer in the summer, basketball in the fall?
--Being able to walk into a store and purchase jeans in my pre-pregnant size felt great yesterday. this is the fastest i've bounced back.
--I am a curmudgeon-y old lady who actually expects my cashier to address me... other than saying just the total and hereyougo when handing me my receipt. i even want the cashier next to her to not be leaning on the card tower and me awkwardly having to scootchy scoot closer until she realized she needed to move.
--I love walking around with lil Fern wrapped onto me. buying a ring sling from la leche league of salt lake city was such a great thing to do 3 hours before i had Fern. I literally get asked at least 2x every time I'm out how I like using the sling and whether or not i'm worried while wearing it... will she fall out, will i bump hard into her.... no to both of those, by the way.
--i want to photograph, i don't want to photograph. i have a unique vision, i have nothing to say, and over and over and over.
--i'm completely in love with marta's write club posts. They're from awhile back and I still gravitate to them when i think to myself, i sure would like to be a better writer.
--have you read downburst yet?
--i made quite the mistake last week when i ordered some film. but it has created an interesting challenge that i am looking forward to solving. having a challenge is pulling me out of a rut. does that happen for you?

January 11, 2012

January 10, 2012

reflected


i just really liked how the lights looked reflected back to me twice.

January 5, 2012

all the stages

me through my own camera (thank you carolee)


and then as i worked at the market (thank you leslie)


then as i spent one of my last nights with some of the ladies (thanks holly)


and contemplated if this would be a christmas baby (thanks kiera)

all of that was along the way that led me to this:


Fern.

Reflecting Goals: the round-up: newberys

I'll be posting this weekend my goals review. I love the time to reflect as the old turns into the new.

Here are my recommendations after spending a year reading the John Newbery winners. You can see all my reviews and ratings on my goodreads shelf that was dedicated to this endeavor. I really enjoy goodreads and it makes my reading organized, which is so helpful with a hectic life.

Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt
The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
Missing May by Cynthia Rylant
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian by Marguerite Henry
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois
I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata