PUBLISHED!

I was ecstatic, over-the-moon, and downright shocked yesterday when I opened my July issue of Shutterbug Magazine, and a portrait of my son I submitted over six months ago was in it! Page 12, to be exact. Here is the portrait, which you will recognize from the opening flash slideshow on my website:

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Shutterbug Magazine, which has an international circulation, is the number one information and buying source for serious photographers today.  It is available at all major newsstands and also online at www.shutterbug.com.  As of now, the July issue is not available online because it is still, well, June…

Each issue contains a column called “Picture This”, to which hundreds of photographers from around the world submit photographs on a given theme. Only ten portraits were selected for the July issue. The theme for July is “Personal Portraits”, for which submittals were to be of the photographer’s own family members, showing the true personality of the subject. I submitted William’s portrait, taken at the N.C. & St. L. Depot downtown, because to me it really does illustrate his true spirit. Plus I love his red boots. I’m going to be so so sad when he decides he’s too old to wear red rainboots anymore. Just like last night when he announced to my husband and me: “Guys [yes, these are his exact words], I know who REALLY brings the tooth fairy money. It’s YA’LL!” To which I said, “Well, is the tooth fairy real to you?” and my husband said, “You’d better not let Santa Claus hear you say that…” and then he looked really concerned. And he still put the tooth (which was sadly lost in a bizarre slip-and-slide accident at his very first playdate at a new friend’s house) under his pillow.  But I digress…

The portrait is currently hanging in my display at the Medina Boutique, and also in the less public “Over William’s Bed Display”.

William is now telling everybody that he’s famous because he is in a magazine.  I hope I have not inadvertantly created a monster…

Come July 1st, I will be at Books-a-Million, Walmart, and Walgreens buying up every available copy of Shutterbug Magazine. So if you want one too you’d better get there early.

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Hi Amanda,

Congratulations on getting through college, and good luck getting started! There are several photographers in the Jackson area, many of whom are very good. I think what you need to do is find your niche. In this area, I believe I am the only one doing really contemporary children’s portraiture catering to a discriminating clientele. There is a wedding photog here – her name is Heather Hornbeak and she owns Cedarway Photography – who is doing the same sort of thing with her photography. It is very photojournalistic. Almost all of the photogs here are very traditional, so if that is your style you need to find something that sets you apart from them whether it be price, customer service, product offerings, etc. Then I would advise that you hire a good web designer to set up your online image, which nowadays as you know is super important. Anyway, if you have any questions I would be happy to help. You can email me at carrie@carrieprewitt.com.

Thanks for looking at my site!

Hi Carrie,

Congratulations on your fame! I wanted to ask you about photography in the Jackson area. I’ve recently relocated from Missouri after graduating from college and I’m looking at getting back into photography. I served as an assistant wedding photographer during college and recently bought my own equipment. Any advice for a relative amateur?

Thanks,
Amanda

Congratulations, Carrie! I am so proud that your photo was selected out of so many!!

Carrie,

Congratulations. What an honor. You should be so proud of yourself and how far you have come in a short year. I so appreciate your help and enjoy looking at your blog and your website for inspiration.

Wow…I know (and talk to) a published photographer. You’re famous and that means I KNOW somebody famous.

Truly, congratualions on this huge accomplishment.

Jennifer

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