Articles by Shawn And Sue Roberts

1000th image accepted today!

Today I had my 1000th image accepted!I'm over half way towards my next payout - I just love Dreamstime!Ironic, isn't it, that I'm so excited about this milestone, and the image accepted portrays sadness and depression! continue reading

Parenting Humor and Last Wedding Photographed

I'm home with our 7 year old son tonight while my husband is out photographing our last wedding.We've decided to eliminate thembecause they just take too much time away from our family...It's raining quite hard here due to leftovers from hurricane Kyle and I've just read our son a bedtime book Egypt. Apparently, the combination of night, lots of rain, Daddy gone, and the idea of mummies is just too much for his imagination to handle and is constantly calling me in to listen to this or that... continue reading

100 images downloaded, and EL, and my first payment

It's all coming together for me at once!Today I hit my 100th image downloded!I had an EL yesterday:And after the 7 days passes on that EL, I will get my first payout!Yippee!!!I love it here!Dreamstime, you ROCK! continue reading

Blogging mistakes!

I will be more careful in the future!Does anyone know how to get rid of them?Or am I stuck with my mistakes?Thank you! continue reading

A moment to brag... and a question to ask

I just have to take a quick moment to tell everyone that I had a photo sell for $20.00 - that is the amount was credited to my account!Definitely my largest micro stock sale to date!Here is the picture:My question is this:How was it used?If the purchaser of my photo reads this, first of all, let me give you a huge THANK YOU for making my day! and second of all, I'd love to hear how you used it!Incidentally, this picture is of my son...That just makes this even sweeter! continue reading

Model Release

We submit primarily model released images to Dreamstime and a few select other sites.There are several different ways we obtain these model released images for our microstock submissions.We have a sign up area for potential models on our website:www.sparklingmoments.com where interested people can fill out a model interest form.We then contact them to schedule their "test shoot."This is a TFCD shoot in exchange for a signed model release.People love it!We get at least one a week... continue reading

Hi there!

Hello everyone!I've been here a few months now and thought I'd take the opportunity to introduce myself.My name is Sue, and together with my husband, Shawn, run Sparkling Moments Photography, a small family portrait studio in northern/ central Maine.Many of the images you see here are from our stock model program. continue reading

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