Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Senior Open House

We're getting ready for the Class of 2011 with a 12 hour booking special taking place tomorrow! We will be open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm to schedule your senior portraits. All sessions are 50% off if booked and paid for tomorrow only.

We have some other great summer specials to take advantage of as well!

47 free wallets for June sessions only (from one image selected for finished prints)

31 free wallets for July sessions only (from one image selected for finished prints)

Free Class of 2011 T-shirt (with $500.00 portrait order while supplies last)

Free buddy session with family or friends during your senior session (June, July and August sessions only)

Two senior portrait scholarships will be awarded through Carlson Studio!
Our winning recipients will be awarded both an indoor and outdoor portrait session, along with our popular 3 pose special at a value of $415.00!

Students wishing to apply must submit a short essay (250 words or less) stating why they would be deserving of the portrait scholarship. Awards will be based on either financial need or personal circumstances.

Applications may be picked up at Carlson Studio or downloaded at

They must be submitted by June 15 to be considered. Winners will be notified by June 22.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


I was fortunate enough to travel with a local group to France in April. We arrived in Paris just before the volcano erupted in Iceland. By the time we flew home, all flights were back on schedule. Timing is everything!
I'll share just a few highlights:
Mont. St. Michel
When the tide is in, water surrounds this fortified monestary which was first built in 904.
It was added on to for many centuries after.
The rock which the monestary is built on is actually a part of the structure.
Palace of Versailles
Ornate beyond words, 800 rooms for a family of 4!
Queen's bed

Monet's garden

Chateau Chenonceau

Notre Dame

Eiffel Tower
Looking up
From the top
Normandy - Omaha Beach

St. Malo
Located on the north coast of France, this fortified city is surrounded by
a brick wall for protection.
Mussel and treasure hunting are a frequent pastime with the tides changing every 6 hours.