Friday, January 28, 2011

New Blog Update

I have just officially updated my blog!!

I am changed my blog address to

For the past couple months I have been trying to figure a way to really stream line and improve in my blog and I finally have figured it out. Plus I have been using this blog set up for way to long. I have come to grips with the fact that a blog is a fluid medium, meaning that it needs to be changed and updated. Hope you enjoy the new blog format, comment on the new blog and let me know what you think.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Valentines Day Photography

One day only, Valentine Portraits with IGC Photography & Aimee Siegel Creates.
Do something memorable this year for the one you love with our Portrait Special hosted at Franklin Creative Suite in beautiful Downtown Franklin.
$75 includes 1 free 5x7 print and 3 low-res files for social media (includes IGC logo). Al-a-carte options available.

February 12th, by appointment only. (space is limited)

So make a day of it! Enjoy Downtown Franklin and make a memory that will last forever.

For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Ian at

Saturday, January 22, 2011


I'm not a person of favorites but I do have a favorite photograph and a favorite photographer. This post is about my favorite photograph. The strange thing is that I don't have any other definite favorites. I don't have just one favorite restaurant, I have the restaurant that I like in a specific style. I don't have a specific favorite band, I have a hand full of bands that I really like. That list of bands is consistently changing. I used to ask, "what CD are you currently listening to?" That would tell a lot about a persons taste in music, but now in the "age of technology" we listen to digital music. Everyone seems to listen to everything on their iPod or favorite digital music player (I can't be one sided, there are other great players out there....yea right!). Side note, I love me some vinyl, it has changed my view and interaction with music. Movies, people can talk about this one forever, I could not put together a top 10 of my favorite movies. Aright, so on to my favorite photograph. It was take by Danny Lyon in 1966 while he was traveling with the Chicago Outlaw Motorcycle Club.

He described this collection of photographs as, "an attempt to record and glorify the life of the American bikerider." Why do I like the image so much? That is a tough question to answer. There is something in the photo that draws me. It's not just what he portrayed visually through the lens but the emotion and feeling in the image. If I had to pin it on something, I would say that it targets the part of my personality that enjoys the adventure of life.

Every time I go home I am reminded of this photograph. This past Christmas I decided to try and recreate this photograph. I only had my iPhone and one chance to get a shot with no cars around. I didn't want to turn around or wait for the trip home. This was taken on the bridge between Kentucky and Indiana that spans the Ohio River. Like I said, while I'm driving on the bridge, I only think about that photo. I think I did a ok job at recreating it.

If you have a favorite photography, I would love to hear about it!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

I love Mugs!

For those of you who know me, this is not a surprise. There is something about drinking something hot, my preference is coffee, out of a mug. On the other hand, having a soda from a mug is fantastic! I guess I could say that just about everything tastes better from a mug. The other day i brought all of my favorite mugs to the office to photograph them. It was fun, at one point I had them in a row on my desk. So naturally I had to pick my favorite and ask everyone else which one they like. I didn't post the photos in any order, they are random. I can feel your tension, you really want to know which on in my favorite, it's number 10 (the tenth photo from the top). There is a story behind all of the mugs. My favorite mug is from Mazatlan Mexico. It is hand crafted and hand painted. He makes a whole set of dishes in this style. The one thing about the mug that made me fall in love with it is the colors, especially the blue. The blue combined with the other colors is absolutely beautiful!! Would love to hear your thoughts about which mug is your favorite. This is no contest and I'm not giving out my mugs, i love them way to much. I just like to hear other peoples opinions.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Food and books about food

One of my goals for the month of January is to bake a loaf of bread. You might be thinking, "thats really easy, throw some flower and yeast in a bread machine and people will think you are a hero." My answer to that, I already have a bread machine and have done many loafs and they are tasty. Also, i'm a hero, but thats for another blog. Side note, Heroes was one of my favorite tv shows. Back to bread, I was talking to my good friend Jeannie, who just made some awesome bread for the new years party I went to, and I asked her where she gets her bread recipes. She recommended that I check out Health Bread in Five Minutes a Day. Now my mind is blowing up with everything there is to know about bread. There is more than just a bunch of science talk about bread, there are also a bunch of amazing recipes. But, I am secretly eating up all the science behind making healthy bread that tastes amazing and yes, pun intended.

A new rediscovered joy about working and living in downtown franklin is the $.50 day old pastries from Merridies Bakery. It has become a regular stop on my way to the office. Fifty cents is an amazing deal for a delicious white chocolate blubbery scone!!


Saturday, January 08, 2011

Franklin Creative Suite

Just before Thanksgiving Stoney and I were at our favorite local Mexican restaurant, Pueblo Real, and I brought up that there was some open office space in downtown Franklin and he should check it out. This is a topic we have been talking about for a while. Some of my friends were in the space and they loved it and mentioned to me that they were moving out, so thats when i mentioned it to Stoney. Within 24 hours of talking with Stoney he had everything planned out. Now I just said that he should check out the space, not "i want to move in to the space." If you know Stoney, when he is on something he is completely all over it. But it all turned out to be amazing. We decided to go for it! We had two weeks to get the financial backing needed to rent out the space and build it out. So we sold a empty room and in two weeks we had all the people necessary, plans for the build out and they money. They first weekend of december was the beginning of the build out. Stoney's parents cam from alabama with a truck load of stuff and they stayed to help for the weekend. The four of us spend the entire weekend working in the office. It was a lot of longs days and nights, but it payed off. We didn't completely finish but a amazing start. Our official starting date was the 15th of december but we were having a open house on the 14th. That meant everything had to be done by the 14th. It was a long couple really hard weeks, i really had no clue what day it was. But in the end everything got done. Looking back it was a great time. That is how we started.

I love the space! If you are even in franklin and want to stop by and say Hi and drink a cup of coffee, please stop in.

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All the photos were taken by Jaclyn & Bill Robinson of Robinson Studio & Design.