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another service announcement.

Dear Shoot-Scoop, I miss you terribly, but between being sick for 2.5 weeks, during pretty much the entire holiday season with a flu that turned to bronchitis and well, not much got done during this time. The good news is that I am on the mend, finally.  Whew. Shoot-Scoop, you’ve been a great blog and…

2008: happy holidays

 Holiday Service Announcement: Laura Bruen Photography will be closed from December 24, 2008 – January 4, 2009. Bruen 2008 Holiday Card Front  “Journey to the North Pole” Inside Spread Back  Online Store will remain Always Open 24/7/365 See you next year! Speaking of next year…. Big things are happening in 2009. 3 weddings of 2008…

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  • Love the card! I’m glad they brought some music along on their journey to the North. Merry Christmas to you & your family!ReplyCancel

  • I just love this card. And the cover photo is awesome. LOVE!!

    The photo upload bender you’ve been on this week has been throroughly enjoyable for me. : -) Have a very merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful pictures and congratulations on your win!ReplyCancel

  • Thanks everyone! I’m glad you’re enjoying, shorehouse Laura!ReplyCancel

  • Hi Laura 🙂

    I’m so happy that you popped in to see me! Beautiful Christmas card and gorgeous children 🙂

    Happy New Year!

Laura Bruen Photography Version 2.0!

The website is launched, finally! If you haven’t yet seen it GO CHECK IT OUT! This website has been an extreme labor of love for me these past few months. In addition to my normal workload now – which has been crazy busy, putting together my recent work and organizing it has been a trip!…

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  • Laura, congratulations on the new website! Looks like a lot of work was done.

    Here is a couple suggestions.

    First thing I tried to do is to turn the music off, sorry. What I saw is eight different buttons. It took some time to find the right one. Make simple controls or bigger stop button, or just put stop/start button instead of all those controls. By the way, nice music. I just happen to listen to something different.

    I think you have way too many images, I was lost very soon and not sure why I am looking at them 🙂
    I would edit them down.

    I use the same software for slideshow. I tried to use numbers just like you, but they looked out of place. Numbers have no any useful information here. Check out my website to see what I did instead. You might like it better. Or take them down completely.

    Hope it will help!

  • Thank you Oleg for your very honest review!!!

    – May the force be with you.
    Laura & Michelle

    (who are having a little launch party)

    Oleg, I definitely appreciate your comments.

    I enjoy the music – it makes me jiggle. I can appreciate it being too loud for some, especially when they’re in a Nora Jones type of mood 😉 No worries there, to each their own.

    My theory behind having so many images is that the site is set to random, hence enabling users to view a random image out of however many (200 or so) for a new experience on every visit.

    Users can be consistently engaged in my content. The site is going to be ever evolving.

    The thought process behind the numbers as navigation for the images, I feel, it’s better for a client to reference and know that Sienna is in the lifestyle section, image number 23 than to scroll for a visual. I suppose this is all subjective – but I certainly wanted to address it.


    Thank you. – just LauraReplyCancel

  • Random images work like this – “Honey, look at this pretty picture! Seems to be photographed at those houses at Sandy… Opps! Where did this picture go…”.
    True story 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Oleg, I get it, it’s too fast transitionally and too random for you. Interesting feedback for consideration!!! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • samantha

    The music actually makes me feel very happy. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • WOW!!!!!!!!!! Still playing around over there, but it looks super groovy!!!!!! I love it! I have the site up so the music is on now in the background at work and everyone keeps asking me what I am listening too!ReplyCancel

  • The new site looks great. I love the whole caf/decaf thing by the way – very clever.

    But I agree with Oleg, there are too many images in one category. Instead of removing images, I think you might need more categories. That way you showcase all your work and you can identify your customer bases very easily.ReplyCancel

  • Wow, thanks so much for the honest feedback and the compliments. Keep it coming!

    I agree, I probably should divide it up a bit. I’ll be taking this into serious consideration.

    I need a few days to take a break though 😉ReplyCancel

an update & some art

The website launch is days away.   I told some of my buddies it was to be launched by today but a recent design idea  tossed me back a bit, this made me have to rethink (and rework) the site’s architecture (ugh!).  While this doesn’t severely impact launch time – it is just a day more…

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happy holidays from the bruen family

Happy Holidays 2007 from the Bruen Family “Patiently Waiting for Santa” This was as close as we could get Emma to Santa this year – the closest since she was an infant actually! I was very proud!

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