What a cool afternoon! We had a visit from a great local reporter, Cynthia Difazio, for the Henry County Local Newspaper. She interviewed my husband Tommy Lanham (www.TommyLanham.com) for various reasons: he’s the new lead minister at New Castle Christian Church, he’s got an internet talk radio show that’s really taking off (Dwight Bain will be his guest in a few weeks… that’s BIG), and he’s been asked to launch his new book on a cruise ship where he’s the main speaker, next September (2011).
Link to the cruise: http://www.eo.travelwithus.com/find_trip/detail.aspx?tour=SL11/M&d=09-28-2011&group=47719
She interviewed me about my photography business (www.TammyLanham.com) and my getting an image published in People Magazine (3.75 million readers). She also asked us lots of questions about how we like our amazing new community here in New Castle, Kentucky. Story goes to print tomorrow & we’ll get a paper on Wednesday! Can’t wait to share the article!
So my mom called me last night to ask me if I knew the good news? She told me my cousin Shannon had been calling me & couldn’t get me. Well, Shannon had told us all this past weekend that she was pregnant. I thought THAT was the good news. Then my mom so lovingly said, “NO, ding-dong! Your image of Nanny & the kids is in People Magazine!!!” After I got done squealing & screaming, I hung up and drove like an idiot to WalMart to buy 5 copies! And right there, on page 49 of the May 17th issue, there is the image of my grandma “Nanny” and my 2 kids. People Magazine has a readership of 3.75 million – LOTS of people can see MY image! I’m so excited!
I went back to Rehoboth over Thanksgiving (2009) and did a “Barn Collection” series. Had about half a dozen people sign up for one of these sessions. Since I already had my equipment with me, I took my stuff down to Nanny’s house & began taking some images & got this gorgeous one! Notice the scratch on my daughter’s face – she just finished duking it out with a dog & she lost… 🙂 That’s okay, though. Was still a great image.
So, I’ve contacted 5 different newspapers & issued a press release. Several will be doing a story on the piece & I’ll have lots more to blog about over the coming weeks! God is so good – it’s because of Him that I have the talent & passion to do this!