Family Holiday Photos 2020

You may remember our wacky family holiday photos from a few years ago... the year my mom finally let me do something out of the box and a little crazy for my parents holiday card. Until then, it was always a nicely dressed group photo, smiling in typical fashion for the camera. We weren't sure if we'd be able to top that with another fun and unique "winner", but we think we've done it!! 

Behold the family portrait session in the year of Covid-19. Full of horror with a side of silliness, and of course with a necessary nod to toilet paper, masks and PPE, and improper wildlife handling.

So if you're ever in the market for dumping those traditional family photo sessions full of stress, matching outfits, and faux holiday sets, you know who to call- Ghostbusters! Just kidding, me, call me. 


New Earth Art Kit- A Little Bit of Magic


*NEW* A Little Bit of Magic Kit includes: 1 charcoal drawing stick, 1 rainbow crayon, 1 beeswax stick, 1 golden earth pigment, 1 container of mica (aka Earth's glitter), 1 muslin collection bag, 12 circular sheets of watercolor paper, a real gemstone, and a holographic heart. 

I currently have six art kit options in-stock for this holiday season! Front porch and local delivery, and shipping options available. View options and details, and order a kit HERE. You can also opt to "donate a kit", which will get delivered to someone in our community this holiday season who may need a little extra cheer. 

Place your order Black Friday through Cyber Monday (11/27- 11/30), and receive your choice of a bonus recycled swirl crayon, charcoal crayon, or wax stick. 


New Photos

Simply put, just sharing a few new photos from this autumn season... 


Halloween Portraits

Thanks so much to these families for having me shoot these fun Halloween portraits! This was the first time I've offered this particular mini session, and they may have to become a regular thing around here. We had a BLAST shooting and I can't wait to do them again. 

One of the participants (and a regular client of mine who I've shot for many times) had this to say about her photos: "I am OBSESSED with these Halloween photos! It’s honestly the best idea and I’ve never seen it done before and now I want them every Halloween! I couldn’t visualize it originally, it’s hard to explain, but I didn’t see the point in doing them necessarily... but I thought since they were so affordable and Halloween may not even happen as we know it, I would do it. I knew you’d do a great job, but I didn’t expect these would be my favorite pics you’ve ever taken of her!"

So here's a little peek at a few of my favorites from these two sessions...


Gallery Walls + October Special

Happy October ya'll! I'm doing something big (or small) that I've never offered before... For the month of October (only!) I'm offering 5"x7" prints on my website! While a 5x7 size artwork might not do much for a big, blank wall on its own, in a set of prints, or a collection of prints and other items, it can really pack a powerful punch! I'm talking about GALLERY WALLS this month. 

While a gallery wall can take on so many aesthetic flavors and design possibilities, my favorite is a gallery wall that 1) includes great ART, 2) includes something personal, 3) has a "je ne sais quoi" quality or something unique about it, 4) includes a little bit of mystery, and 5) ties in a theme, either figuratively or visually. SO, if you have a photograph of mine from the series Microcosm Compositions that's been on your wish list and have a gallery wall in your home (or want to start one!), NOW is the time to get yourself one, or go ahead and save it for someone special for the winter holidays. 

To help get those of you started on your very own gallery wall or BlondeShot Creative print collection, I'm also offering four gallery prints for the price of 3 (or buy 3, get one free), which will be automatically applied at checkout. All of my prints are on professional grade photo paper, are archival quality, and coated to protect against fingerprints and UV exposure. 5"x7" size prints will only be available through October 31st.

P.S.- I'll also be doing a print giveaway on my Instagram page really soon, so if you don't already follow me there, head over and do so, so you don't miss your chance to win a free print!

P.P.S.- If you need a little "gallery wall" inspiration, I have made a pin board of fantastic wall displays HERE


Halloween Portrait Mini Sessions (Sign-ups)

Saturday, October 3rd, 6:00-7:30pm

Trick-or-treating may be up in the air this year, but Halloween will not be cancelled! Sign up for a 15 minute time slot for a Halloween mini portrait session with me- Come in costume, grab a treat, and get some fun portrait photos taken! A web album will be emailed out within 2 weeks of your session. Cost is $36 per slot and will come with two high-resolution file downloads of your choice. Additional files will be available for purchase. Time slots are for up to 3 people. If your family or friend group has more than 3 people in it, please reserve a second time slot. Once a slot is reserved, please add a session to your cart via the button below. Payment must be made within one hour of slot sign up, or you'll be removed from the sign up and your slot will be forefeited. In the event of bad weather, our rain date will be the following day, Sunday, 10/4. Refunds will not be issued unless the event has to be cancelled by the photographer. Slots are transferable to another person with advance notice. Once your registration and payment are complete, a location address and details will be emailed out to the email address provided within a few days.  

Photo sessions will take place in an OUTDOOR "studio" setting (backdrop and lights), and is weather-dependent. I will be setting up in my yard (zip code 30008, address emailed out to registered participants). Please follow CDC guidelines for Covid-19 considerations. We will be practicing social distancing, and be outdoors only. A restroom will not be available, please come completely ready to go. Please do not attend if anyone in your family or group has any signs or symptoms of an illness, including a fever or cough, or if anyone has been exposed to Covid-19 or has tested positive within the last month.  

I am only offering a few slots for these, so don't delay in signing up! Thanks so much, I can't wait to help make your Halloween season this year a little more magical.

Sign-ups are now closed, thank you. 


Take a Photo Acworth- Public Art Exhibition

Take a Photo Acworth is an interactive photography exhibition which will be on display at Frana Brown Park in Acworth, GA beginning September 4th (through 9/25). At the park, visitors will be invited to "take a photo" as a keepsake while supplies last. I'm excited to be participating in this wonderful, local, public art exhibit, and will have three photos available (the top three pictured below- Splash, Sunset at the Marina, and Viviparidae Violation). Be sure to mark your calendars so you can grab a free print before they all get snatched up!

If you're local, be sure to stop by to view and give a new home to your favorite photo from the exhibition, or view a digital version of the installation here- https://acworthtourism.org/take-a-photo-acworth/

UPDATE: Prints are going FAST, but they have recently restocked them. Stop by if you're in the area! 


Voyage ATL Feature

If you ever wanted to know a little more about my artistic path, I did an interview with Voyage Atlanta that went live this week and includes some of that journey, bumps in the road and all- http://voyageatl.com/interview/meet-jenn-fletcher-blondeshot-creative-marietta/ 

Thank you so much VoyageATL for sharing my story and art work!



OyeDrum Feature

Thanks so much to OyeDrum for having me as your featured artist this week! OyeDrum is an online magazine dedicated to women and their existence through words, art, and sound.

--> View the feature on OyeDrum


Upcoming Earth Art Virtual Workshop: All About Blue

We have a few spaces left for our only virtual workshop of the fall season!

All About Blue: Virtual Workshop 
Wednesday, September 2nd, 10:30-11:30am 

Join us for this one-time virtual workshop where we'll learn all about the color blue! We'll discuss the history of the color, the difficulties of making blue pigments, blue as a representational and emotional color, blue in color theory, where we see lots of blue use in various mediums, and we'll talk about one famous artist's "blue period". After the lecture and discussion portion, we will then take a little bit of class time to individually do a (blue) color mixing activity, and then share our work with the class. 

We will be meeting for a private online group class via Zoom, for approximately one hour (class may go over the hour if the activity takes longer or students are really engaged in discussion). This class will be in a lecture and discussion format, where we will talk and share images via the computer screen from the comforts and safety of our own homes. Students will need a tablet or computer with Internet access, a microphone, and a camera on it. Smart phones work as well, but are not recommended due to their screen size. Students should also attend class with a few of their own materials (see below) to complete the in-class assignment. This class is best suited to students ages 7-12 years old. 

Material list: Paper (watercolor paper, or a thicker, toothy paper preferred), and watercolor paints, paintbrush, a cup of water, and a pen or pencil. If you do not have watercolors, the activity can also be done with a set of colored pencils. 

Cost: $13/student.

Advance registration is required and can be found HERE


Push & Pull (mini series)

Something totally different today, something black & white, greyscale, and completely abstract... I've had this strong feeling for the past couple months to get in the studio and create something like this. To experience the process of the materials. I know exactly why this concept has been so strongly nagging at me, and it directly relates to everything that's been going on in my own head and in this crazy new way of life. No idea at this point if this little mini series will lead to something else or end up getting pushed aside and forgotten about, but for today, it's right here.


NEW Private Art Class Offerings (for kids and adults)

Have a child (or adult) that is interested in taking one of my Earth Art classes? Perfect! I'm now offering private virtual or in-person options for individuals, families, and small friend groups. Take a virtual class from anywhere (you don't have to be Georgia bound!!), and pick a day and time that works best for your schedule. New adult workshops are currently only being offered locally. 

A full list of private class options is now available and open for registration- http://www.explorewildwood.com/p/art-classes.html 

Prefer a (public) group class? The listings for local fall classes and workshops will be available soon! I'm currently finalizing dates for fall classes that will run September-November.  


M2R Trailfest is now in Acworth!

The M2R Fence Gallery is now on display in downtown Acworth! What a great year to be a part of this- It's pretty exciting that this wonderful public art exhibit will be traveling through the different cities in Cobb County over the next year. Three of my images can be found around the Logan Farm Park playground fence. If you missed the art in Marietta, now's a great time to get outdoors, social distance, and view lots of art in a variety of styles! 

The Acworth gallery map can be found here for anyone that wants to venture out to visit it- https://acworthtourism.org/m2r-fence-gallery-acworth-installation/

Update: Found it! My 4th piece is directly across from Acworth Bookstore and Coffee Shop on Main St. in downtown Acworth.


I'm on Instagram, finally!

Hi hi! I finally took the leap and joined Instagram the other week. I'm still learning the platform and trying to figure it all out, but I'm ready to connect with others over there! I'm sharing lots of behind the scenes info. on my photos and subjects, little stories, and other fun things that I don't share here, or on any other social media platform. So please come give me a follow --> https://www.instagram.com/blondeshotcreative/


Microcosm Compositions, part 9

I've been shooting a lot of new images for the series, and what has come out of the last few months is below... If you need a refresher, want to see the entire series together, or want to order a print, head here to my website. And if you are enjoying this series and my work, please share it with others!