Tuesday, January 19, 2010

4th Annual Dam-to-Dam Ice Fishing Tournament Feb. 13!

In less than 4 weeks, ice fisher men, women and children will take to the ponds of Croton Dam and Hardy Dam for the 4th Annual Ice Fishing Contest to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Newaygo County, Michigan.  This year will be even bigger than last year! Check the official contest web site for more information on all the events happening Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13.

Registration has already begun at several local establishments and continues through 10:00 a.m. February 13.  Registration fees are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children 13 and under.  Each registrant receives one raffle ticket for a chance to win great prizes.  More raffle tickets can be purchased. The raffle begins at 4:00 p.m. at the Croton American Legion Post 381 on Croton-Hardy Drive.

To qualify for your chance at the biggest catch in the walleye, perch, pike, or bluegill divisions, you must be in line by 3:30 at the Croton American Legion Post 381 for official weigh-in and measurement.

Here's another look at last year's event and blog post.  Check back after the event for a peek at this year's commemorative photo book and blog post.

This is a great family-friendly community event which raises money for a wonderful organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Newaygo County.

WLAV and Leinenkugel's are again sponsors of this event. Ice Fishing tickets can be purchased at Croton Bay Trading Post, Hill Top Gas and Grocery, Gene's Croton Market, Croton American Legion Post 381, Party World on Alpine, Ray's Mini Mart in Muskegon, and Ladds and Co. of  Norton Shores.

Dress warm.  See you on the ice!  Bring your cameras and take lots of pictures... your picture just may be chosen as the best shot in the first photo contest of the event!  More details to follow.


Graduation Cards and Photo Books Ideas

Graduation is fast approaching for high school and college seniors. Graduations, like weddings, mark the end of one of life's chapters and the beginnings of new chapters.

The winter is a good time to begin planning for open houses and graduation parties. Here are a few posts that appeared in our blog in the spring of 2008.

Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Pre-Building your graduation photo book
Part 3:  Announcement Page
Part 4:  One Last School Memory
Signature Photo Book

Check back for more tips and ideas for customizing memorable gifts for your graduates.
Please visit our web site for more information on how Freeze Frame Publishing can help you freeze time and frame your graduation memories forever! If we can be of any assistance, please contact us, we're here to help.



Sunday, January 17, 2010

Wedding Trends for 2010

The 2010 bridal season is under way. Our community held its first bridal show last weekend and several more bridal shows are scheduled for the upcoming weeks.  With so many decisions to make and details to consider, we thought we would dedicate this blog post to links that may help you in your quest to plan your perfect wedding.

If you have sites that you would like to share, please send them along!  Check back for pictures and ideas of customized photo products that YOU create using your digital pictures and Freeze Frame Publishing's FREE  downloadable software. Future posts will include a wedding program as an 8x8 keepsake photo book, and customized cards for the bride-to-be and the couple-to-be.

Enjoy the planning season!  Keep your cameras handy; take lots of pictures!

Please visit our web site for more information on how Freeze Frame Publishing can help you freeze time and frame your WEDDING memories forever!


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Start Planning for Spring and Summer Weddings!

January is a perfect time to begin your planning for spring and summer weddings: attending bridal shows, sampling caterer's fares, choosing photographers and DJs, selecting wedding and reception venues, not to mention choosing a date!

All of these wedding planning details are picture-taking opportunities, too!  Keep your cameras handy and your batteries charged!

Our first wedding series ran in 2008. Our previous posts might be helpful as you begin your wedding journey.

Part 1: Guest Books
Part 2: Attendant's Gifts
Part 3: Pre-Wedding Memories
Part 4: The BIG Event
Part 5: The Honeymoon
Part 6: Remember I Do

If you have tips and suggestions you'd like to share, please contact me, we'd love to post your suggestions.

Keep checking for tips and ideas to help you freeze time and frame your WEDDING memories forever!

We welcome your comments and suggestions,


Friday, January 8, 2010

Portrait Taking Tips from Digital Photography School

Did you get a new camera for Christmas?  Do you want to learn some of the tricks the pros use to take pictures?  19 tips for taking better portrait pictures are available on the  Digital Photography School blog. 

Once you have your pictures, download our FREE software for photo books, cards, calendars and posters and start framing your memories with Freeze Frame Publishing!

Please visit our web site for more information on our product offerings and services.

If I can be of any assistance to you, please contact me at laura@freezeframepublishing.com or info@freezeframepublishing.com.

We welcome your comments and suggestions.


Sunday, January 3, 2010

3rd Annual Dam-to-Dam Fundraising Event in February!

 It's that time of year again where we take to the ice of Croton/Hardy Dams in what has become a favorite community fundraising event for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Newaygo County:  The 3rd Annual Dam-to-Dam Ice Fishing Tournament.  This year's Ice Fishing Tournament takes place on Saturday, February 13, 2010, with a pre-tournament kick-off party on Friday, February 12.

Last year's event raised a total of $11,195.94 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Newaygo County.  The community raised $5,597.97 and received a matching grant from the Fremont Foundation.

Here's a look at the 2009 virtual photo book commemorating the event.  And here is the 2009 blog post summarizing the weekend's activities.

We hope to see you on the ice this year!  Event schedule details will be forthcoming in the weeks ahead.

We welcome your comments and suggestions.