Thursday, December 30, 2010

Fashion Photography with Haylee

Meet Haylee...she likes having her photo taken and I like taking photos: which is why we're best friends. Well OK, so that's not why we're best friends. Actually, we've known each other practically since we were babies. Our mother's shared the luxury of being pregnant with us at the same time and we were born only 11 days apart!

I had the privilege of taking Haylee's pictures this week. I asked her to stop by the studio so I could "experiment" some new ideas with my camera/studio. Needless to say, I was happy with the results... and so was she. It's not every day you get to photograph someone who cheered for the Kansas City Chiefs!

Anyway, I just wanted to show our clients the capabilities we have here at Sorensen Studios Photography.
We have lots in store for you in keep checking back here at our blog to stay updated!

To view more of Haylee's photos, go to our website:, click on the "client" tab and type in haylee2011.

Have a Blessed New Year!


p.s. Haylee-in case you're wondering...the answer is yes, when you're famous, I will continue to take your photos...Bruce Weber who?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2010 Artwork by Bubba

As I promised, here are some pictures of the artwork Bubba completed in time for our clients to hand out at Christmas. I think he did an amazing job and I know that our clients thought so as well!

I also wanted to point out his little "love notes" he snuck into his artwork. Sometimes I can find them on my own and sometimes I have to beg him to show me where he put them.

I've gone ahead and made it real easy for you to find them-so you're not searching and searching! I'm starting to get really good at finding them myself, but sometimes it's just too hard.

Anyway, Enjoy!

If you're interested in hiring Bubba for artwork please contact the studio at 641.343.7110 Ext. 714 or email at

Book your painting or drawing today-we're already accepting orders for Christmas 2011!

18"x24" Original Canvas Painting

11"x16" Original Canvas Painting

11"x14" Original Paper Drawing

11"x16" Original Canvas Painting 

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Here is our Christmas Card we sent out this year (they are front & back).
We put the camera on self timer and photographed and designed these ourselves.
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

God Bless,

Ray & Maria Sorensen
Sorensen Studios 

Also, we were messing around at the studio the other day with our two dogs, Linc & Reg.
Thought we'd share this little Christmas Greeting from them!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

In Memory of Yai-Yai

I just wanted to thank my friends, family and husband for all of their thoughts and prayers during a tough time in our lives.
Last week, we lost a very important person, our Yai-Yai. For those of you that don't know, that's Greek for grandmother. Although she lived in Greece and we didn't get to see her as often as we'd like, I do have the best memories traveling to Greece with my family and visiting her and Pa-pou (grandfather). They always treated us so kind when we visited as young children all the way up to our adult hood. And I am honored to be named after my Yai-yai Maria. 

At 86 years old she traveled all the way from Greece to attend my husband and I's wedding, giving us the most beautiful cross necklaces. I thought I'd share some of the precious floral arrangements from all of the special people I'm so lucky to have in my life. 

Also, this painting was done by none other than my talented husband, Bubba in memory of Yai-yai. This picture resembles her so much that it's almost like looking right at her! Although we could not attend her funeral service, we had our own special memorial for her and it wouldn't have been possible with out all of you, so thank you.

Love you all,


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Bubba being interviewed

Here are some shots of Bubba being interviewed by Kyle Munson and photographed by Andrea Melendez with The Des Moines Register.

Just thought I'd give you a "behind the scenes" kinda look.
Thanks again to Kyle & Andrea for taking time out to do such a wonderful job.

To view the latest on the story: click here

photo credit: maria sorensen, Sorensen Studios

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Long Time No Blog

So you may be asking yourself, where has Maria & Bubba ran off to? And the answer where! We've been finishing up all of our photography and artwork projects just in time for Christmas. We're proud to say we just shipped the last painting out today that will be given as a Christmas present and we have a very excited bride stopping by later to pick up her wedding package. I'm excited to post the paintings Bubba has been working on all year AFTER the holidays, so no one will have any spoiled surprises!

Buuut, I can show you some of the photography work we've been doing.

Take a look at Meghin & Cody's wedding package which includes: Two Photographers, Unlimited Full Day Coverage, Custom Cover 4x6 Proof Box with 250 4x6 prints, Custom Cover Disc Case with 400-450 corrected photo files, 8.5x11 Press Printed Book (20 sides) with Custom Photo Cover including dust jacket and best of all a copyright release to print wherever you want.

If you are interested in hiring Sorensen Studios as your engagement/wedding day photographer(s) please contact the studio at 641.343.7110 ext. 714 or email us at

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Slipknot & The Freedom Rock®

Check out the blog article in the Des Moines Register by Kyle Munson. It's about Slipknot's Chris Fehn visiting Sorensen Studios and The Freedom Rock®. Wow, were we honored to have a guest like Chris at the studio!

We would like to thank Kyle & Andrea of The Des Moines Register for taking time out of their (I'm sure) busy schedule and sitting down to talk with us. It was a pleasure visiting with them and it's nice to see their creative works in the making; definitely talented people there!

Also don't forget to cast your vote for what Iowa tourist attraction Slipknot should visit next!
Click here for the story:

Photo Credit: Andrea Melendez/Des Moines Register

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Freedom Rock® Calendar Special

*click the picture for a large view

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Photos!

Lots of photographs are going out the door this week as Christmas presents. Just thought we'd show you our unique gift packaging which makes it so you don't even have to wrap your present-how easy is that!?

It's still not too late to bring the family by and snap your photos and make it back before Christmas! The best part is, we've got a nice cozy indoor studio for our clients-so there will be no making you brave it in this chilly weather. If you bring the hot cocoa we'll bring the s'mores and let's have a party!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

New Studio Painting

If you've been by Sorensen Studios lately, you may have noticed some new exterior artwork. Check out Bubba's Christmas tribute on the south side of the studio. 

Of course it wouldn't be Bubba's artwork if it wasn't some how patriotic. I just love the snow man is saluting the American Flag with a yellow ribbon as his scarf. And if you really like this painting-it's even available in it's own Christmas Card

If you are interested in hiring Bubba for an original painting/mural or graphic design, please contact Sorensen Studios at 641.343.7110 ext. 1 or email us at

Want to purchase the "Patriotic Snow Man Cards" and live out of town/state? No problem-we can send them to you. Just give us a call!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sorensen Family Christmas Cards

I designed my in-laws Christmas cards and just thought I'd share some of our design talents with you. Of course Sorensen Studios prides itself on providing its clients with a fully edited photo disc to design and print their own cards but we just thought you'd like to see what we have in store for those of you who want a little more.

If you are interested in having Sorensen Studios design and print your Holiday Cards-it's not too late! Please contact the studio at 641.343.7110 ext. 714 (please leave a message) or email us at

Friday, December 3, 2010

Chocolate Affair Extraordinaire

Looking for something to do next weekend? Come to the 
"Chocolate Affair Extraordinaire" in Greenfield.
Click the poster (designed by our graphic artist: Bubba) for more details. Print it, share it, fold it into a paper plane and fly it...just be there!

Pictures with Santa

This was our third year of participating in "Pictures with Santa" at Greenfield City Hall so I thought I'd show some photos from the annual fun. Enjoy!

If you would like to schedule a photography session, it's still not too late to take advantage of our special which ends this weekend!
Call the studio and leave or a message or shoot us an email. 641.343.7110 ext. 714 | for more information

Thursday, December 2, 2010

107.9 Radio Broadcast

Tune in to 107.9 in southwest Iowa to hear our live radio broad cast. You're going to love our give away prize...but you have to listen to take advantage! 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m.

Happy Listening!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

SCC Barn Sign

Check out some new artwork that was done right here at Sorensen Studios. Bubba designed and painted this logo for some clients of ours. After finishing the logo on the computer, Bubba then hand painted it onto their boards provided and the clients then mounted it to their barn. We think it turned out awesome-and this wasn't printed out from a sign machine people-it came straight out of our artist's paint brush!

If you are interested in graphic design or original artwork by Bubba, please contact the studio for a FREE quote at: 641.343.7110 ext. 1 or