So today is October 1st… and it marks 10 years of my Art & Medicine division of charitable artistic contributions. I feel, as an artist it is imperative that we give. We should give freely to others the gifts and talents that God has given us and make a difference in the lives of others who can be uplifted, inspired and made to feel whole again by such acts of kindness. It is right and in fact required for Artists to do, because these creations are indeed what is left behind. Challenges to all Artists…we  give our gifts of creating an image that is enjoyed today; celebrating the lives of a loved one.  We cherish into the future generations what a life well lived left behind. I love what I do and most of all I love seeing the faces of a family who truly appreciate that what I really am is an Artist. All I have ever really wanted to do was leave amazing images for others to enjoy.

The 10th edition Hope & Inspiration Women’s Cancer calendar is available for a donation of $25.00 to Memorial Hermann Foundation. Call me if you have any special requests. I will be all over Houston this month signing them and of course you can find that out on the Partnerships in giving page of my website.

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One of the questions that often comes up as we are scheduling sessions is “what do we wear?” I usually send over a suggested list of stuff to bring…what to wear.. mostly to get my mommies thinking about where this next piece of ART is going to hang in their home. My client and good friend Denise has some very good ideas about a lot of things..particularly how to dress children. I am their #ARTIST and have been photographing her for her entire life! I welcome Denise to be a regular guest Blogger here on the Snap! Click! Flash! and know that her tips for dressing children will spill over into assisting you plan to see me over the next few months and years!

Hi!  Its Denise Murtha from denise designed.

I am so excited to be a weekly fixture here at Alisa Murray’s Through My Lens blog.  When I thought about what my first post should be about, I decided it would be helpful to provide a little background, share my partnership with Alisa and set some expectations.

So a little background about me…

I won’t share all of the boring stuff.  Instead, if interested, you can visit my About Me page for the basics.  But it is important to note that I was both a fashion merchandising and music major.  So I am a bit artsy and love, love, love fashion.  I started 2013 in software sales (am still there and plan to be there for awhile) but felt that I needed something more.  My focus has always been work and I needed something else to balance better.  And I wanted something that I could leverage my creativity and that artsy side.  I tried a couple of different blogs and themes and finally landed on denise designed.

Originally the focus for denise designed was home design.  But again, you can read more at denise designed.  There has definitely been an evolution since its inception and I now write and post on a variety of topics.  One topic that I have drafted a post a few different time was Children’s Fashion, but never published them.

Now a little background about my partnership with Alisa Murray

I met Alisa when my daughter Emma was born.  She has been my photographer since then taking annual pictures of Emma and then a few times here and there throughout the year.  We quickly became friends, as most people do who frequent the Alisa Murray Photography studio.

As I started down my blog journey, Alisa and I would discuss and share ideas, struggles and goals.

It just seemed a good fit to partner together.

For me, Alisa has been such a great friend and partner that I am honored to be a contributor here.

What can you expect from me…

I will be posting weekly here with Children’s Fashion tips, brand/designer highlights, editorials and lots more!

With my love for fashion, my 4 year old daughter of whom I love to style and Alisa Murray Photography’s focus on children portraits, I hope to provide a lot of valuable and fun content.

If you have any specific interests, comments or need help with anything in particular, you can email me directly at denise@denisedesigned.com.

If you don’t know, Alisa is a contributor on my blog as well.  She posts a Photo Tip of the Week.  Come and visit regularly, subscribe to the blog or “like” my Facebook page to see those weekly as well.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you here next week!

A big thank you and lots of hugs to Alisa Murray!!

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Here’s a sneaky peek of our latest…. what’s coming at Alisa Murray School of Photography is lessons on lighting and my TOP 10 Picks of the Week… contests on Pin it to win it! Lots of new stuff coming in the next week! 🙂

This little girl is a real beauty! 🙂 Her daddy is pretty easy on the eyes too if…you know what I mean! 🙂

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