Jun 2012 26

One week left to save Big on our Little books! Until July 2nd, 2012 you can get 8×8-14 page photo books for only $9.99. Code: px8810 and 8×8 -14 page  Leather Lux photo books are only $29.99. Code: px8810l. Seeing is believing and we believe once you see our photo books you’ll fall in love.

 

Aug 2012 14

Whether it’s for weddings, boudoir, babies, or your portfolio, our Leather Lux photo books are an amazing keepsake for generations. We are now offering our Leather Lux books at 30% off.  Code: pxlxbk30. Ends August 27th. Our Leather Lux covers offer a combination of  striking presentation and durability. Our Leather Lux finish comes in 10 different cover colors and can be embellished with a gold or silver title stamp. So don’t wait, order now and showcase those precious memories!

 

Nov 2012 26
We are thrilled to announce an exciting new webinar on Family Portraits!
Natascha Lee of Natascha Lee Studios is a family photographer and artist based in Broomfield, Colorado. She specializes in vibrant and natural outdoor portraits. As you can see from her client testimonials,  clients select Natascha Lee Studios for both the artistic images created AND for the fun, memorable experience of the portrait session.
In this invaluable and FREE webinar, Natascha will share her proven approach to Fabulous and Fun Family Photos, including:
- How to have your client show up prepared for the session
- How to make the entire family comfortable in the first 10 minutes
- How to keep the experience fun, easy and moving
- How to make sure you get the most important shots, including the one most people forget about
- How to end the session on an upbeat note
Join Natascha on Sunday, December 9th, 2012,  9pm EST  for this invaluable and FREE session brought to you by Adoramapix and Natascha Lee Studios.
Click  HERE to  Register
Baby, Children, and Family Portraits in Broomfield, Colorado by Natascha Lee Studios: Webinar
A Family Affair: Top 10 Tips for Amazing and Profitable Family Portraits
Free Webinar: December 9th, 9pm EST
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Mar 2013 12

I’ve pondered on writing this blog post for Adoramapix. I finally decided that as part of my grieving process it was important for me to let the words and the images spill out and for me to share my experience with members.

Last week, my 82-year-old father passed away. I live in Canada and received the call on a Sunday that it was urgent that I come to LaCrosse, Wisconsin, as my father was dying.  As you can imagine, it was a long trip to Wisconsin in winter as images from my father and I filled my head.  I remember the time we danced in the basement to Lawrence Welk or the times we went swimming in the summers.

I knew this week would be his last week of life. I knew I wanted to document it in a way that I would remember how I felt, what was going through my mind and most importantly, I wanted this last thread to connect me to him. So I used my iphone to document my grief.

I arrived in time to make it by his bedside. I was the last plane in before 10 inches of snow hit the area and the airport was shut down. I knew my father was waiting for me to arrive, he was hanging on and would not go anywhere without me, my siblings and my mother  by his side.

Two days went by, as my family and I were with him, he squeezed our hands letting us know he understood what was happening. We made him laugh in those last 48 hours with tales from growing up. It was a bittersweet moment as I laughed through the tears and watched my mother hang on to him through the stories.

He passed away with dignity. I held his hand as he passed from this life to the next. We headed back to our Iowa farm as we entered the next phase of grief and death and I saw the most beautiful sunset surround our 160 acre farm.   We now needed to plan his funeral.

As the sun rose the next morning, I was in charge of all things media related. This included writing his obituary and gathering his pictures. I hammered out 82 years of life into 4 paragraphs.  It didn’t seem right as my father was so much more than this. He was a midwest farmer and teacher who was captain of his high school football team, raised a family, loved sports, served in the military, served his community and flew the American Flag every day. He was so much more than those 4 paragraphs.

I started to gather the pictures. The pictures were the most tangible things I had that connected me to him. I laughed at his pictures of him as a child running with horses. I saw what a handsome man he was in high school and university. I saw the young husband looking dashing on his honeymoon with his wife. I saw the proud father of his first born, then his second, then his third, then me.  I saw the pride as he worked at his school. I saw the pride he had when he worked in the fields. A rush of memories came flooding back.

Nothing could have prepared me for seeing my father laid to rest. It’s not something one can prepare for or even fathom. I only had my iphone on me to snap a picture of the American Flag being presented to my mother. It was such an emotional time, I was glad I could capture it quietly.

I guess the reason I wrote this post is two fold really. I wanted to first and foremost grieve. I wanted to tell someone my father’s story. Secondly, I wanted people to understand how important it is to get images off your hard drives, your phones, your cds and dvds. You never know how important an image is until you lose someone important to you. Most times the photograph is all you have left of them. I have over 200 images I will be printing through Adoramapix. I am ordering regular prints and metal prints as well as putting together a photo book. I am helping my brothers and sister grieve and my mother. I am making sure my children remember their PaPa with these images.  Most importantly, I have something tangible to hold on to with my father’s memory attached to it.  A print is more than paper and ink, it’s memories, it’s sadness, it’s happiness, it’s love. It’s all these emotions and so much more.  Because in the end, this life is temporary but we can preserve glimpses of a beautiful life through pictures and photo books.

-Libby

Apr 2013 16

It`s spring and changes are happening. We have some exciting new updates that you will find helpful.

1: We have now added Genuine Leather to our line up of beautiful lay-flat photo books. Our premium line of photo books offers rugged durability with a striking presentation. It comes in square, portrait and landscape shapes and four different colors, onyx black, quarry gray, ruby red and saddle brown.

 

2 :  Custom title functionality for Leather Lux & Genuine Leather photo books.  Members can now select  from default titles or enter your own title for the book. There will be 2 lines, each one contains not more than 18 characters.

 

3:  We’ve added no foil embossing for Leather Lux and Genuine Leather cover photo books. So members  will be able to choose stamping with gold, silver foil, or without foil (debossed).

 

4:Fixed import. Now our import will  work faster and be more stable for large number of photos from our different import sources.

5.Fixed fit/fill functionality for rotated images. After applying fit/fill rotated by 90 degrees, the photo element will keep its rotation.

 

6.   Fixed inner move in pan mode for rotated images.

 

We hope these updates and fixes will help you on your way to making beautiful photo books.

 

 

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