Sunday, August 28, 2011

November Photography Class!

By popular request, I'm doing one more fabulous class this year! All the info is below:

Testimonials from a couple of those that attended in June:

“Camille Garrison's photography class was amazing! I can't explain how much it has improved my photography and my editing. I was to the point where I was getting frustrated with my shoots and now I shoot on manual with ease. I am still practicing of course, but have a greater understanding of my camera and how to make it best work for me. It surpassed my expectations and wants. I learn best by getting the information and then going and doing. Camille's class was perfect we learned the information and then went to work on a practice shoot. I learned the ins and outs of my individual camera, and haven't shoot on automatic since! Thanks Camille for the awesome class! “ 
~ Jordan Sessions

“My name is Chelsea Anderson, and I am currently a junior at Weber State University working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Photography. In my photography classes at school, we would learn about several things through lecture, practice assignments, and critiques. While taking my photo class at school one thing that I wanted to learn more than anything was how to use depth of field to make my pictures interesting and beautiful. Although we went over depth of field in lecture form, I never really learned how to actually implement it into my pictures throughout the semester, and that frustrated me. While spending just a few hours in Camille's photography class, I was able to produce pictures with different depths of field and actually control the depth of field that I was getting in my picture. I was so excited to finally have control over the depth of field on my camera, and I love all of the new possibilities that it has opened up to me as a photographer! I feel now much more confident when going to take pictures, and am much more happy with how my pictures are turning out. Thank you so much for teaching me something in a few hours that before I had not been able to learn throughout an entire semester of college! The course with Camille has definitely made me a stronger, more confident photographer!” 
~ Chelsea Anderson

“I have known Camille since high school and have been following her work as a photographer from the very beginning. I have always been in love with her work and so of course when a class was offered I jumped at the opportunity to be able to learn from someone with such talent. We were made aware of what the course would cover before it took place so I was able to think of questions I had about certain subjects and study up on them so I was prepared. I was so pleased with the amount of information she taught us during the class. She covered everything from the very basics of the workings of your camera up to the more difficult parts of lenses etc. I was so happy with what I was able to learn and I came away from the class feeling like I finally had the knowledge I needed to be a good photographer. Camille made the class very enjoyable and she was so easy to work with. She answered all of our questions and I felt like I learned everything I had hopes to learn in the class. It was wonderful and I highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to learn more about photography!” 
~ Jessica Creamer Fenenbock

"If you want to learn how to use your camera the right way and not just read a book about it, then sign up for Camille's Photography class. It is well worth your time and money. She is a great instructor who helps cater to your needs and shows you how to use your camera in a easy friendly way. I learned so much and am confident in saying I can now take other people's pictures and have them turn out awesome! Her class is easy going and she makes you feel comfortable in learning. Plus she is willing to answer any questions you need. Thanks Camille for taking the time to help me out with my camera needs."
~ Laura Peterson

Spots are already filling so email me fast!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Listen Up -- I'm having a GIVEAWAY!

If you're anything like Ben and me, you like to save money!!  If that's true for you--then check out the coolest new product in Ogden and Logan: The Brainy Joe card!
(WAY better than the Happenings book, and easier too! It fits in your pocket!)

Ben has been working with Weber State and Utah State this year to create these amazing cards! Each has over $400 dollars worth of FREE stuff and over $4,000 in savings with amazing deals at local business you already go to! Plus, sales help raise funds for local schools, namely WSU and USU scholarships.

  You get your money back SO quick with these deals! This is for all you couples, all you families, all you single people, it's for everyone! Spread the word!!

Go to or and get yours today! 
Here are just a FEW of the deals on the Ogden card:
*Diamond PeakFREE! Ski or Snowboard Rental!  FREE! Wax!  Buy a Ski/Board/Bike Rental, Get One FREE!
*Ogden ATC: FREE! Manicures, Pedicures, and Haircuts!
*Toad's Fun Zone
FREE! Laser Tag or Mini Golf!
*Flowrider: Buy One Admission, Get One FREE!
*Jamba Juice: Buy a Smoothie, Get One FREE!
*Baskin Robbins: Buy a Single Scoop, Get One FREE!
*Subzero: Buy a Med/Large, Get the Same FREE!

*Pita Pit: Buy a Pita, Get One FREE!
*Subway: Buy a 6-inch, Get One FREE!

*Jake's Over the Top: Buy a 1/4 Pounder, Get One FREE!
*Alex Crabtree Hair: FREE! Makeup application with haircut & style!

And a few from the Logan card:
*Aggy's Sports Grill: FREE! Aggy's Sundae!
*Maximum Style: FREE! Haircuts!

*Cinefour Theatre: Unlimited Buy One Admission, Get One FREE! 
*Twinkle Toes: Get Toes Glitter for ONLY $5!!
*Crystal Hot Springs: Buy One Admission, Get One FREE!
*Firehouse Pizzeria: Buy Large Pizza, Get a Medium One-Topping FREE!
*Cafe Sabor: Buy an Entree, Get a Fried Ice Cream FREE!
*Jamba Juice:  Get Two Smoothies for ONLY $5!!

*Subzero: Buy a Medium/Large, Get Same FREE!
*Pita Pit: Buy a Pita, Get One FREE!

SOOO... as a big kick off for the school year, we're having a GIVEAWAY!! One card to THREE lucky readers.  Here's the deal:  You can leave up to 3 comments on this post (as long as you do all 3 requirements).  Then we will use to select three people to win one! The more comments you put in, the better your chances of winning.

The rules:
1) Like us on Facebook. HERE for Ogden and HERE for Logan.  (*Bonus entry comment if you like BOTH).  Once you've done this, leave one comment telling us you did (we will check to make sure you aren't pulling our legs).

2) Post about this giveaway on your blog! Include a picture of the card (from below) if you want and a link to the sites:  or  Once you've done this, post another comment on our blog with a link to your post.

3) Spread the word with a post/status update on your Facebook and/or link on your blog! Once you've done this, write another comment on this post!

This is good for everyone, help your friends and family save money! No need in going to all of these places anymore without this card!

Winners will be announced September 1st so spread the word and check back!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Announcing 2011 Fall Mini Sessions

It's that time of year to start thinking about getting your family pictures and holiday cards!
I am offering 2 days of mini sessions (30 minutes per family).

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Slots are going quick so email me to reserve your spot (first come first serve).  This package is AWESOME so take advantage of it while it lasts!

This package comes with a 5x7 digital holiday card (which you can get printed somewhere or do high quality prints through me)

Click HERE to see my designs (I can do custom designs for no extra charge).

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Yes. Oxnard (As in: the nard dog). It's is a city between L.A. and Santa Barbara. Ben and I decided very last minute to join my family for a few days (I had a wedding Thursday so we had previously decided not to go). It was a long drive, but very worth it.

This is where we stayed:
(See that big yellow house on the left? Yeah, we were in the little red one to the right).

11 people in a small 2 bedroom house.  Therefore most of the peeps slept out under the stars:

Sunday we all just walked the beach and tested the FREEZING ocean. 

Of course, Claire ended up in it and covered head to toe.

Raquel warming her up with the sand:

Her eyes are looking more green than blue to me these days:

Monday we hung by the beach again:


Tuesday we went to Santa Barbara to shop around and eat a fun meal on the harbor. Then we found these sand dunes that everyone had fun jumping off of.

Family picture:
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Lots of laughing, eating, relaxing, and sand in our ears, sheets, and underwear. 
We played volleyball, football, softball, and frisbee in the sand (lots of workouts!)
It was a lot like camping with no tv's or internet.  It was a lot of fun and my family is actually still there! We were sad to leave early.

Here's a video of our time there (Viewer's discretion advised in the beginning. Thanks James):