Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Beach and Park Mini Sessions

Park: Fortier Park, Olmsted Falls (next to the library) Saturday, August 7th, sessions from 8:00 AM - 6:15 now available

Beach: Rocky River Park, Saturday, July 31st, Sessions from 8:00 AM - 6:15 now available.

Here are some more beach and park mini session samples if you need some more convincing. :) Call 440-382-1799 or email MariaGSabala@yahoo.com to book your $30 session! I offer great print prices, all listed on my website: www.MariaSabalaPhotography.com.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Mini Sessions in Olmsted Falls

One of my favorite locations for pictures ever, Fortier Park in Olmsted Falls. This beautiful little park has waterfalls, a river, covered bridge, stone staircases in hillsides, lots of trees, trails, huge rocks to sit on, the list is endless!

Where: Fortier Park, parking directly beside the Olmsted Falls library
Date: Saturday, August 7th
Time: Sessions available from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

Contact Maria to book your session at MariaGSabala@yahoo.com or 440-382-1799.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Beach Mini Sessions - NEW Location!

I'm happy to announce some upcoming mini sessions at Rocky River Park/Beach, a new location for me! I've heard wonderful things about it and have had several clients recently request the location.

Where: Rocky River Park, 20250 Beachcliff, Rocky River, OH
Date: Saturday, July 31st
Time: Session times available from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Contact Maria to book your session at MariaGSabala@yahoo.com or 440-382-1799.

Do you need updated family portraits?

Has it been too long since you've gotten the whole family together for a picture? Check out this great-looking family - great-grandparents included!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Mini Sessions Coming Up!

Looking for some fun, outdoor family pictures this summer? On Saturday, July 17th, I will be at North Park in Brunswick doing my increasingly popular mini sessions! Minis are just $30 for 30 minutes. You will get a 2-week, online proofing gallery that you can share with family and friends, with a minimum of 10 proofs. Prints are ordered individually at the prices listed on my website: www.MariaSabalaPhotography.com. Contact me soon to book yours! It's coming up soon!


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June is Bonus Referral Month!

June is Bonus Referral Month! Get a $20 gift certificate for every paid session you refer! To qualify for the bonus, the session must either take place during the month of June or the deposit for an upcoming session must be received by June 30th. Just have your friend tell me your name when booking and I'll mail you a gift certificate after the session.

I have a few evening mini sessions available at Huntington Beach on Saturday, June 26th and both morning and evening minis available at North Park in Brunswick on Saturday, July 17th. Tell your friends! There's no limit to the number of referral gift certificates you can earn!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Green Fest is April 24th!

I'm getting the details worked out for my day at North Ridgeville's Green Fest on April 24th. See all the details about the event here: http://nrgreenfest.org/ FREE admission for everyone and lots of good food and fun for the whole family - you can even bring your dog!

Stop by and see me there! I'll have a little station set up where you can get pictures taken for FREE! Pet portraits, anyone? Within a couple weeks of the event, you'll be able to view your pictures online in a private proofing gallery.

What else can you expect from Maria Sabala Photography at Green Fest?
- Be one of the first 100 to arrive and get a tote bag full of goodies from lots of vendors, including a valuable photo session coupon worth up to $45!
- Fine art prints. Each print comes matted to fit in a standard size frame for your convenience.
- Folded greeting cards with envelopes featuring some of my favorite art photos. You can buy these individually or save when you buy 6.
- Professionally framed art print in the Green Fest raffle - don't miss it!!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Neonatal Diabetes - Mom's blog

Thanks to the wonderful power of Facebook, I've been able to connect with another mom who has TWO children with neonatal diabetes. She has a great little blog where she is writing her story about her journey with this rare disease, and how different her two kids' experiences have been. Anyone whose lives have been touched by diabetes, neonatal or not, will enjoy reading her blog. I've included a link in my blogroll at the bottom of my own blog. And here's the link now: http://www.babieswithdiabetes.com/

Friday, February 19, 2010

Maternity Portraits 20% OFF - Cleveland, Medina & Lorain, Ohio

Hi ladies! Want some fun, artistic maternity portraits? I'm offering my maternity sessions at 20% off ($100 instead of $125 for Standard session) through May 31, 2010. All pricing and session information is on my website in the Pricing link. Lots more sample pics on the site, too.

I shoot on location, so I'll come to your house or we can meet at an outdoor location. LOVE to have Dads and siblings participate in the session!

Contact me to set up your session today!



(440) 382-1799

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Fine Art Prints For Sale on Imagekind

I have made 28 of my photographs available for sale through Imagekind. Prices start at $28. Go here to see them all: http://mariasabalaart.imagekind.com/

You get a choice of many different paper or canvas options. You can even get it matted and framed at the time you order! See what it will look like on screen before you buy.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Personal Best

These are all from this morning - what a gorgeous day! I'm so lucky my two-year-old loves the snow as much as I do. He was actually excited to be dragged out of the house to endure 16 degree temps at 9:00 AM with his snow-crazy mother. The only thing I love more than snow is babies, by the way. :)

I definitely consider these among my best landscape/nature shots ever. What do you think? Would really love to have some comments on this one... I'm trying to get better at this. Anyone?

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Winter Photowalk

I ventured out in our fresh snow today to see what I could find. Not much, but I enjoyed the challenge.

Monday, December 21, 2009

A Positive Public Breastfeeding Experience

So this has nothing to do with photography, but I have to take a few minutes to comment on a postive public breastfeeding experience I had today. I hear a lot about negative experiences nursing a toddler in public, but rarely do I hear anything positive. I thought this needed to be noted somewhere, so why not here?

Today I took my son Owen to a nearby hospital to get blood drawn. The older he gets, the more difficult it becomes to keep him calm during blood draws. He cried as he watched the nurse slide the needle into his arm. As the blood started flowing down into the tube he was screaming, "Go bye bye car!" His face and chest were turning red and he continued to scream as I tried to console him along with the three nurses in the room. They offered stickers and toys and I promised goldfish crackers when we were done. I knew what would make him feel better, but the chair we were in just wasn't big enough. He hid his sobbing, wet face in my neck and I smothered him with kisses, the best I could do in that confining chair.

We finished up and I took my crying son to the waiting room. I offered him the goldfish I promised, but he pushed them back to me, tears streaming down his face. I asked him if he wanted milk and just the sound of that word calmed him slightly.

At the time, there was no one else in the waiting room, so I snuggled up with him on the couch. He nursed and the crying ceased in mere seconds. I was happy to still be able to offer something so soothing for him. I swear it's like magic.

Just then an older gentleman and young college woman walked into the room. He smiled and she sat near us despite the wide open room. The man turned the television so I could see better, insisting that I needed a better view. Then a nurse approached to ask Owen's birthday so she could verify it for the bloodwork. When Owen finished nursing and we were getting ready to leave, he ran over to the young woman and asked her to color with him. He handed her a blue-green crayon. She was happy to do so and commented on how adorable he is as he swapped crayons with her a few times.

No one mentioned the fact that I was nursing. No one looked away. No one seemed uncomfortable. No one gave unsolicited advice about when I should wean my child. There in that room, nursing a toddler two weeks shy of his second birthday was normal to all that could see.

It gives me hope that there are secret supporters out there of breastfeeding. I had expected the worst and got the opposite. I always hear about mothers' bad experiences nursing their toddlers in public here in the U.S. where it just isn't the norm. I'm happy to report that today in that hospital waiting room, it was normal.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

In love with canvas prints!

So I'm totally in love with canvas prints now, as if I wasn't already! I thought I'd snap some pictures of my latest order so you can see how awesome these canvases are! They come gallery wrapped, with hanging gear and rubber bumpers to protect your wall. Just unwrap it and hang it up!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

NEW Products! Just Added!

These will make great Christmas gifts!

8x10, single page, 12-month view - $12
8.5x11, 12-month, 12-page calendar, spiral bound - $45
12x18, 12-month, 12-page calendar, spiral bound at top - $45

4x6 (20 pieces) - $18
8x12 (50 pieces) - $35
12x18 (300 pieces) - $50

1.75x2.5" double-sided in clear acrylic frame - $5

3x4.5" (sold individually) - $9
2x3.5" (sold in sets of 2) - $9

Playing cards:
Clear-coated deck of photo playing cards - $30

Return address labels:
Sets of 140 - $40