Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Two and half years ago I was given direct advice to form a company. The not so subtle guidance came from an Executive Director whom I admire personally and professionally. I had spent more than a decade volunteering for various non-profit organizations in the community. Serving others is a rewarding way to give back for a greater good. It has always been a natural part of my adult life.
In fact, my personal Twitter account was @theleaguelady because I had been so incredibly involved with the Junior League of Collin County since 2007. Branding is a key element to a company and I didn't want to scrap my current accounts and have to start over. I decided to build on who I was at that moment and filed The League Lady, LLC documents with the Texas Secretary of State.
Mark Twain once said, "The secret to getting ahead is getting started." And so it began all at once. I quit my job with the American Heart Association working on the Go Red for Women campaign. I enrolled in a program at Southern Methodist University and completed a Social Media and Digital Communication Certificate under social media expert Professor Steve Lee, APR.
Monday, March 21, 2016
|DxO ONE Review: Cece Liekar-Campanini|
The real challenge of time is the delay between capturing and sharing those photographs. My Nikon D3100 originates more than a thousand photos in 48 hours at the InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival. On-site coverage requires timely delivery which means I have to pause to download, edit, and post pictures to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google Plus.
Last September I read an article in The Wall Street Journal titled "DXO ONE Review: Finally, an iPhone Camera Good Enough For a Pro." I immediately thought of the hefty Nikon that becomes an extension of my hand during client events. The DxO ONE allows me to stay in front of the action all day. This small camera attaches to an iPhone and produces high resolution pictures and videos that can be instantly edited and immediately shared.
Yes, I'll still take thousands of photos with the Nikon because the 18-200mm lens is irreplaceable. But, the DxO ONE is great for high quality videos to post on YouTube channels. I recommend purchasing several high performance Micro SDXC with minimum 128GB, 633-1000x and an adapter because video will quickly max storage.
If you are interested in the technical reviews of the DxO ONE camera then you'll want to check out these articles for specs and comparisons.
The DxO One 20.2MP camera is available on Amazon for $449 and can also be found at a list of stores with an easy Google search.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
The restaurant is spacious with iron Edison light fixtures and an open view from the patio beyond the bar, dining room and all the way to the outside covered patio. This would be an ideal venue for holiday parties or events because the Omni offers curbside valet and the location is easily accessible.
As an appetizer they offer a Wagyu Hot Rock with thinly sliced Wagyu beef at very reasonable $10 per oz with a two ounce minimum. The stones are heated in an oven at 400 degrees, quick flashed over an open flame, coated in olive oil, and served in bowl over a mountain of rock salt and peppercorns.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
|Cece Liekar-Campanini & Steve Campanini photo credit Tamytha Cameron|
Now, seven months later, our wedding photographer reached out to request a written referral for services provided. Tamytha Cameron was suggested to us by the owner of Goldenlight Creative who did our couture engagement photos in a studio. The price was below budget and her website displayed soft, romantic photo albums of location and local weddings.
We never met before the wedding and I gave no list of preferred images. Tamytha arrived at Gleneagles Country Club and we met in the dressing room where I was being primped by a make-up artist and hair stylist. The whole wedding and reception seemed to fast-forward through the stages. Then we packed up and went home to live happily ever after.