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Reflections from a mom who lost her own mom too early…With Mother’s Day approaching, and me focusing on images of Grandmothers, Moms, & children together I have some thoughts to share from the heart…Some of you know that I lost my own mom 2.5 years ago at the age of 32. My kids were 2 & 5 at the time. It was way too early for an only child who wasn’t done needing her mom, to lose the grandma of her kids and best friend she ever had.

Last night I was talking to a long time friend Amy, who is now also a mom. She was my babysitter as a child, Her mom and my mom Kathy were long time friends, I photographed her wedding, and newborn and first family portraits 2 years ago when she had her daughter.
So last night while discussing doing a generation photo session with Amy, I started to realize how important doing that would be for me. I would love to capture the 3 of the ladies together, and Amy & Kathy enjoying being mom’s at the same time, and Kathy being grandmother to her first grandbaby.
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While Facebook chatting about this I got completely emotional and starred crying. I realized that I do not have any of these types of images of my own mom with my kids and myself together. Most of time I spend behind the camera, unless I force it into my hubby’s hands and say “shoot me in this so we know I was here”. Lol.  For whatever reason (probably because I had 2 crazy toddlers running around!), I barely have any images of my mom and I together, and only a couple with the kids included. These images I will forever charish.
Realizing this further drives what I do. Yes, I make a small amount of money taking pictures (it really isn’t much), but it’s so much more than that. I’m stopping time, capturing real life memories, that will mean so much to so many in years to come. My mission is to make people feel good about themselves, record the love between families & relationships, and create artwork that will be cherished.
<Walsh-Wed-0386-1024x680.jpeg>All of this is why I encourage all women and mom’s to not hide from the camera because you don’t like something about yourself. The pictures are not for you anyways. The people who want to record these memories see you on an almost daily basis, and most likely see you in worse shape than you would be for a photo session!  Stop putting it off because you “need to lose weight”, “John has a cast”, or you “don’t have time”. Let’s face it mom’s (I’m talking to you right now), most of us will never look the way we did in high school! And the cast on John’s arm is a memory. Don’t hide it, embrace it!<pennymomsandiago.jpeg>
Btw, those “box store” studios are not capturing the real deal. Yes, you may pay $3.99 for an 8×10, but plopping you down in front of a fake background with silly props is not capturing real life. And they certainly aren’t going to sit there and wait for the right laugh, hug, or look that really captures emotions. Just sayin.
It’s worth putting your money into it guys and gals. Yes, I’m bias, but coming from someone who is missing some of those memories, do it while you still can!
Blessings,

 Penny
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Mother

Mother’s and Father’s Day are right around the corner and Pin Up Erie has the perfect Custom gift for you this year! Get your lady get all gussied up and let the kids dress up too. We are only doing these exclusive photo sessions Bi-Annually, so book while you can!  

A portion of the proceeds will benefit a family in need, who are special to us here at Pin Up Erie. 

Here are the Details:
DATES:
April 18th, 2015 Starting at 10:00 AM (Rain Date April 19th, 2015)
May 9th, 2015 Starting at 10:00 AM (Rain Date May 10th, 2015)

INCLUDES:
45 MIN Photo Shoot at a Historic Location
~ A 16″ x 24″ Custom Canvas with the Image of your Choice.
Hair and Makeup for Mom! 
   ~ Kids optional $15 (under age 5 Free!)
Viewing and Ordering Session
10% Off Any Additional Goodies! 

Only $275 plus Tax ($350 Value)

We will be shooting at the Historic Sara’s and Sally’s down by Presque Isle State Park and Riverside Inn in Cambridge Springs! We are also securing a couple of other locations TBD.:)

Here is an example of the canvas you will receive! 

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You can also find this information on Facebook! Click Here!

Contact us today at Penny@pennyshaut.com if you have any Questions and want to Schedule your exclusive Photo Shoot!

Forever Broadcasting  and The Riverside Golf Club teamed up to put on a wonderful Bridal Expo this year! We were happy to be involved for the second time in two years, and we grabbed some shots of the variety of Vendors that were present.

We are very excited to announce our involvement with another area Bridal Show! The Historic Hotel Conneaut is having a show February 28th, 2015. Starting at 1PMClick here to register and come check us out in person!

We were so happy to be able to showcase both sides of the Business. One for those Brides still searching for their perfect Wedding Photographer and the other who need a sassy and sexy Groom’s Gift!

We even got to play in a Photo Booth! Here is my assistant Jessie Jane posing for a close up!

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There were so many wonderful vendors, and one favorite connection we made had to be with Chateau Christine! With two locations one in Meadville, PA and the other in Indiana, PA. Contact them today for wonderful and unique Wedding Jewelry or just a fun gift!

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Photo Booth of Erie was our booth neighbor, who happens to be our real neighbor down to road from us on Route 99 in Edinboro, PA! Their parent company is South Shore Rental, which has a full line of party rental equipment to meet your every need. Contact them today for you next event!

 Lakeside Sweets located in Conneaut Lake, PA provided a beautiful spread of bite size cupcakes showing off the variety of wedding cake flavors and icing that they offer! Yum!

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The booth below shows the lovely ladies and decor from the Historic  Hotel Conneaut , located on the lakeshore of Conneaut Lake, PA. The hotel offers many charming guest amenities, and two halls for hosting your wedding reception, the Crystal Ballroom and Elizabeth’s.

We are very excited to be a vendor showcasing our business at their Bridal Show on February 28th, 2015 at 1PMThe vintage and romantic feel of this location is the perfect backdrop for our style of photography, and we are really looking forward to shooting there more often. 

Click here to register and come check us out in person! 

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Looking for some sharp duds for your man? Check out American Commodore Tuxedo! Not only did the man pictured here make wearing a Tux look oh so good, he also hopped on the Piano by the front door to tickle the ivory for the Brides!

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Some of the best Stuffed Chicken we have ever had came from these folks! Italian Civic Club will not disappoint when it comes to delicious food!

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Ed and Sandy at Erie Uplighting are not only close friends of ours they are also our most recommended lighting experts in the Erie area. Uplighting for a wedding changes the entire atmosphere and creates really awesome opportunities for one of a kind Photos. Contact them for your next big event today!

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Thank you to Forever Broadcasting and the Riverside Golf Club! Such a Fun Day! Contact us today to discuss your Big Day! or check out our sister Website, Pin Up Erie, if you need a sweet and sexy grooms gift for your man!

This is a quick collection of our favorite photos from Wedding and Engagements in 2014.

Thank you to all of our Brides and Grooms!

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First Look

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Remembering the Details

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Kiss in the Orchard

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Daniels-Bolla-Port Farms Wedding, Waterford, PA

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Blue Suede Shoes

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Gang’s all Here

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Joy-Wygle – Peek n’ Peak Wedding, Clymer, NY

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Bubble Rice

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Sweet Tooth

Wygel Wedding Cake

Solid as Stone

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Top of the Moment

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Snyder-Fayo – Port Farms Wedding, Waterford, PA

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Sunshine on In

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Branch Balance

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Love you like This

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Planning a Wedding?

We would like to extend our congratulations to all of the newly engaged couples that will be planning their nuptials for the 2015 or even 2016 year! Christmas & New Year’s Eve are the perfect time to pop the question, and now it’s time to plan your day! We still have 2015 dates open, but they won’t last for long!

January Booking Special!

We are offering a $300 photo credit if booked by January 31st. Credit can be used toward Package upgrades (Parent Book, canvas, wall prints, etc.) or a Pin up or Boudoir Photo Shoot with Pin Up Erie for your Husband-to-be! Please contact us at Penny@pennyshaut.com or give us a ring Monday-Friday 9am-5pm! 814-490-7819

Snowy Valentine

Winter is the perfect time for engagement photos and to send your save-the-dates to family & friends. The images above are from a super fun photo shoot last year on Valentine’s Day.  Meghan & Tyler are Edinboro University students who booked a shoot with us and made it part of V-Day Date Night! These two were so cute snuggling in the snow together while grabbing some fun images with heart confetti!

We love to play in the snow and it’s finally here again. Time to finally go skiing! It’s piling up outside as I sign off right now!!
Happy Winter everyone!