Thursday, June 25, 2009

Digital Photography Boot Camp

Back one more time this summer...Digital Photography Boot Camp with Jerry & Barb Jividen!

This exciting digital photography workshop will be held in the Hocking Hills State Park, and features half day of classroom instruction, Power Point, and handouts; and features half day of hands-on field instruction!

Recommended for those with a serious interest in learning about Digital Photography and about their digital camera.

Digital SLR cameras are best for this class, but some "point-n-shoot" digital cameras are appropriate as well. Please call our office to ask if your camera has the recommended features and functions to optimize your learning. (Cameras that can function in a manual mode of operation work best for this workshop.)

The normal cost of this workshop is $129 and includes lunch and handouts. BUT...through this special Blog announcement, you can take $25 OFF the regular price just by mentioning that you saw this listing on our Blog!

Space is limited. Call now to register at 740-774-6243.

For more information about other workshops and classes, visit our workshop website at

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Make-up Demonstrations

Hey! We now have a Make-up Artist in our studio 1-2 days per week for "Make-up Demonstrations."


And here's the's a FREE service to our high school Senior gals!

What are you waiting for! Jividen Photography makes you feel like a model; now you can look like one, too!

Gotta love it!

Take care,

Barb J.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Digital Photo Class DISCOUNT


From today through next Tuesday (6/26), we're offering a $20 DISCOUNT on our "Intro to Digital Photography" class in honor of Father's Day.

To register, just call us at the studio at (740) 774-6243.

It's going to be a great class for anyone who wants to learn more about their digital cameras and about digital photography in general.

Here's a link to the flyer: Intro to Digital Photography

Hope to see ya there!

Barb J.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Digital Photo Class - June 29

Hi to all you camera bugs!

We wanted to let you know that we are now offering a basic digital photography course for beginners! You asked for it, and we listened!

This one-day class is called "Intro to Digital Photography," and it is designed for anyone who is new to digital photography or who just wants to learn more about their digital camera. It will be held on Monday, June 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The indoor portion of the class will be held at 30 E. Main Street in Chillicothe, and will include handouts. The class will also include a hands-on field session to be held outdoors (depending on weather).

We are now taking reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis. Space is limited. Cost is $129 per person. Call 740-774-6243 for more info or for reservations. (MasterCard & VISA accepted.)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Calling All Kids!

We have GREAT props, backgrounds, and color schemes for the coolest kids and toughest tots!

We have an entire section of our studio devoted to "little people." We call it the "Kids Korner."

If you don't want fake backgrounds and trees in your child's photos, call our studio.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Cassie & Lily

Here are a few photos of Cassie & Lily's recent session.

We photograph a lot of Maternity Sessions and newborns at the studio. So I wanted to let you know about our Birthday Club for newborns.

We are offering a photography package valued at over $400 for only $199. It includes four photo sessions and four 8x10's, plus a birthday cake and balloons for only $199. It's a great plan for baby's first year because the sessions are designed for the first quarterly milestones of your baby's life.

All photos from the sessions are half price, AND it gets even better! If you purchase a Birthday Club Package now, we'll take off another $50! WOW!!!

You can purchase the Jividen Photography Birthday Club Package for only $149 if you order now!

Just call the studio to order, or for more details. We can be reached at (740) 774-6243.

Enjoy life!

Barb J.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Videos for Seniors!

Hey, here's one of the videos that we're doing for Seniors who come to Jividen Photography for their Class of 2010 Senior pictures!

It's hard to keep up with ALL the new things we're offering this year, but I'll try to make it a point to share the new things with you here.

In the meantime, check me out on Facebook, too! I've been uploading lots of videos and photo albums! PLUS, our studio has been running "Facebook Only" specials, too! (So be sure to add me as your Facebook Friend!)

The studio also has a FAN PAGE. Become a "Fan" and see all kinds of new stuff, too!

Hope you all are enjoying summer as much as I am!

Lovin' life!


Monday, June 8, 2009

Model Search Coming Soon!

Hey!  We're working on a Model Search for girls, ages 16 to 20.  We hope to have more info on the deal soon!  

Keep it here for all the details!



Thursday, June 4, 2009

Maternity Magic!


We've been photographing a lot of Maternity Sessions over the past couple of months, so I decided to share a few pictures with you.

Maternity Sessions are a great way to preserve the memories of that special time in a woman's life--whether it's for a first-time mom or for one of her subsequent pregnancies.  With the big craze in scrapbooking your children's life from 3D Ultrasounds through their school years, Maternity Sessions are just a natural fit in telling the story through photos!

Our sessions at Jividen Photography are both fun and intimate!  They usually last an hour and are totally private.  We normally photograph 2-3 different outfits, belly wraps, or bare bellies, and "together photos" of the mommy-to-be and the daddy-to-be, and siblings (if there are any).

We even offer Belly Castings, which we call, "Impressions."

If you want to schedule a Maternity Session, try to do so between the 34th and 36th week, depending on your weight gain.

Call our studio for a private consultation or for more information.

Thanks for listening!

Barb J.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Hiring Models for Class of 2010!

We're hiring LOTS of models to represent our studio for the Class of 2010!

Being a model is a great way to get FREE photos, earn $$$, make new friends, and have AWESOME photos taken!

Let us show you how!

If you're a senior or if you know someone who's going to be a senior next school year, tell them to call us at 740-774-6243.

Here's an online application, too!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Award Winning Photo!!!

Hi everyone!

I am thrilled to have had this image chosen as a winner in a recent Senior Photography competition in Indiana!!!  (I only entered one picture, too!)

I won prizes that value over $350!!!  Yeah!!!

Call me if you're needing Senior pictures this summer!  We have GREAT DEALS for bookings in the month of May!



Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Today's Random Letter - W - The Contest Ends Today

All good things must come to an end, I suppose. 

Today, if you are the first caller whose last name begins with the letter, "W," you could win $50 worth of studio credits just by booking a session at Jividen Photography!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Today's Random Letter - X

Don't know if we have an "X" names out there, but today is your day if it is!

If your last name begins with this letter, be the first to call and book a session to win $50 worth of studio credit at Jividen Photography!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Today's Random Letter - Y

I'll bet that you never thought we'd get to you, huh?  Who?  The folks whose last name begins with a "Y."

Today is your lucky day!  Be the first to caller today to book a session in our studio, and win the $50 studio credit we are saving just for Y-O-U!!!

Call us at (740) 774-6243.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Senior Videos-A Look at 2009 Seniors

We're nearing the end of school and the beginning of a new chapter for our Seniors in the Class of 2009.  Before they depart for new adventures and travels, I want to wish each of them well. 

The staff and I want to take this time to some of  Senior memories from the graduating Class of 2009!

Here's Alyssa's Senior Session.


Barb J.

Today's Random Letter - G

Soooooooo RANDOM!  But soooooooo much fun!

Our totally RANDOM deal is closing soon!  After today's "G," there are only three more letters.  Ya know what THAT means, don't you!

It means that after today, there's only $150 more worth of studio credits to be given away.  If we haven't called your letter yet, be sure to check back tomorrow or over the weekend.

But if your last name begins with a "G," call us now at (740) 774-6243 to book a session before October 31, 2009.  The first "G" who calls wins the $50 credit!

Barb J.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Today's Random Letter - S

Today's totally RANDOM letter is "S."  

Call us at the studio today to learn the S-S-S-S-S-SPECIAL deal that's awaiting you at Jividen Photography if your last name begins with an "S"!

Barb J.

Happy Earth Day!!!

Hey everyone!  Happy Earth Day!!!

Here are a couple of photos that I shot while doing nature photography (one of my favorite things to do)!  The other is a composite that I created as a poster for the Hocking Hills State Park.

Enjoy God's earth...we're just visitors, you know!

Barb J.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Today's Random Letter - E

If your last name begins with the letter, "E," today is your lucky day! 

The first caller whose last name begins with an "E" to call today to book a session wins a $50 studio credit!

We're at (740) 774-6243.

Good luck!

Barb J.

Shoot the Hills

Hey!  Great news!

I am very excited to see that The Logan Daily News picked up Shoot the Hills in today's newspaper!

I am one of the Event Coordinators, and our studio is a major sponsor.

We are really blessed to be part of such a cool event! 

If you missed the event this year, please join us for the 9th annual photography weekend next year on April 16-18, 2010.

Have a great day!


Monday, April 20, 2009

Today's Random Letter - L

There's only one week left in our totally RANDOM giveaway!  And there are only a few more letters to go!  So if we haven't called your letter yet, it's coming up soon!

The lucky letter today is "L."  

If your last name begins with an "L," be the first to call the studio today to book a session before October 31.  The first caller wins a $50 studio credit!

We're at (740) 774-6243.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Today's Random Letter - R

Today's lucky letter is "R."

Know what that means?

Check out my April 1 blog for more details (or call us).  It could get you a $50 studio credit!

We're still out of the studio today at Shoot the Hills Photography Weekend, so please leave a voice mail message, and we'll return your call on Monday.

Good luck!

Barb J.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Today's Random Letter - Z

Okay...all you folks with a "Z" last name...  It's your turn in our totally RANDOM April deal!

If your last name begins with a "Z," and you call today to book a session with us before October 31, you'll win a $50 studio credit.

Just call and book!  It's easy!  And it's like FREE MONEY!!!  It's Z-Z-Z-ZANY!!!

We're still out of the studio today at Shoot the Hills Photography Weekend, but you may leave a voice mail message and we'll call you back on Monday!

Barb J.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Today's Random Letter - U

Our crazy April "deal" is still going strong.  We're meeting new people and photographing sessions like mad!   (Lovin' every minute of it, too!)

Today's RANDOM letter is the letter, "U."  If your last name begins with a "U," just be the first to call the studio today to book a session.  If you're the first to call, you'll win a $50 studio credit!

Our studio is actually closed today, tomorrow and Sunday, while we're at Shoot the Hills Photography Weekend in the Hocking Hills State Park, but please leave a voice mail message. We'll return your call on Monday.

Good luck!

Barb J.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Today's Random Letter - D

Today's RANDOM letter for April's RANDOM DEAL is "D."

What does that mean?  It's so RANDOM!  (Yea, I know!)  It means that if your last name begins with the letter, "D," and you call today to book a session before October 31, 2009, you win a $50 studio credit!

So call the studio at (740) 774-6243.  If you get the voice mail, just leave a message, and someone from our studio will return your call ASAP.

Barb J.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Today's Random Letter - J

Yikes, it's April 15th!  Are your taxes done yet!  (I hope so!)

Hey, if you didn't back the hard-earned cash that you thought, do I have a deal for you!  Be the first caller today, whose last name begins with the letter, "J," to book a session here at Jividen Photography, and you will receive a $50 studio credit FREE.

Now, THAT'S a deal that Uncle Sam couldn't pass up himself!   LOL

Barb J.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Today's Random Letter - T

Yesterday was our half-way mark in our totally RANDOM deal!  

If you're just now joining us, and don't know what all this crazy talk is about, please read my blog post on April 1.  We tell ya all the details.

In the meantime, if your last name begins with the letter, "T," PLEASE CALL NOW!  Doing so will get you the $50 studio credit if you book a session with us.  Your session may be any time by or before October 31 (in available appointment spots, of course).

You can call to ask us questions or to see what letters are left!  Our number is (740) 774-6243.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Today's Random Letter - K

Today's RANDOM letter is a "K."

Call the studio at (740) 774-6243 to book your session before October 31, 2009, and win the $50 studio credit!

Barb J.

Spring Fling!


We have several new backdrops to help us celebrate Spring!  We now have new pastel colors, as well as other bright and bold colors for a spring-like flair in your photos!

Here are a few samples that were taken the studio on one of our "Sheer Sets."  We only swapped out props here, but I hope you can imagine all the possibilities!

Just call us if you want to book a Session.  For appointments or additional information, call us at (740) 774-6243.


Barb J.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Senior Model Application

Hi everyone!

Our Senior Model Application is now online.  So it's even easier to apply.  The program is designed to make you look good and be successful at sharing your "Jividen photos" with your friends.  So recruiting is easy!  (Who'd turn down easy money in this economy!)

Just click the link below to go to the online app.  Then fill it out and press SUBMIT.  It is THAT easy!  Really!

We will review EVERY application and give EVERYONE  serious consideration.  And then we will reply to EVERYONE who applies so you're not left wondering.

If you're not in the market for Senior pictures, please pass this along.  I'm trying to spread the word!


Barb J.

Today's Random Letter - B

HAPPY EASTER!!!  That's the first priority of the day!  What a wonderful time to be a follower of Christ!

I'm not in the studio today, so I'm posting this remotely.  Today's RANDOM letter is "B," yea, like in "Barb!"

Okay, so YOUR name doesn't have to BE "Barb," but if you are the first caller (in our voice mailbox) to leave a message to book a session, and if your last name begins with the letter, "B," you will win the $50 studio credit!

Go spend time with your family first; just leave me the message when you can!

I hope you have a WONDERFUL day!

Barb J.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Today's Random Letter - V

Even though the studio is closed today (yep, a little break!), we're still running our totally RANDOM contest!

Be the first caller to leave us a voice mail message with your name and call-back number to schedule a session, and you'll get a $50 studio credit FREE!

We'll call ya back on Monday (all refreshed, of course)!

Have a wonderful and GLORIOUS weekend!  (I plan to!)

Barb J.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Today's Random Letter - N


Our totally RANDOM deal is going strong!  We're just giving away money right and left! want in on the deal, too?!

Be the first today to call and book a session if your last name starts with the letter, "N."  Our number in the studio is (740) 774-6243.

Barb J.

Photos fit for a Queen!

With all the area proms going on right now, I thought I'd share some new photos of different ways we photograph long dresses and formals, such as prom dresses.

While a lot of studios don't break away from the traditional "prom pose," we like to be unique!  We like to create composites from our "White on White" set, and photograph clients in an Open Aire Session.

If you or someone you know wants a session in a prom outfit or formal wear, call me. 

Mention that you saw this blog, and we'll include a FREE 8x10 with any prom session in our studio (through May).

Also, I hope you have a blessed Good Friday!

Barb J.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Today's Random Letter - O


Good morning to you all on this glorious Thursday! 

We drew another vowel today in our totally RANDOM contest.  The lucky letter today is "O."  So if your last name begins with the letter "O," just be the first to call and book a session.  The first "O" caller receives a $50 studio credit!  

Wonder what we'll draw tomorrow!

Barb J.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Today's Random Letter - I

Okay, everyone whose last name begins with an "I."  If you're the first person to call and book a session before our contest ends, you will win the $50 studio credit!

Call me!

Barb J.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Today's Random Letter - C

Is the suspense killing you yet?

Have we called your letter yet?

Okay...  Today's RANDOM letter is "C."

Call us now to book a session before October 31, and win a $50 studio credit.  Our number is (740) 774-6243.

Good luck,

Barb J.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Today's Random Letter - Q

We're not sure how many "Q" families there are in the area, but we're waiting for you to call us at (740) 774-6243 to book your appointment.

"Q" is today's RANDOM letter in our daily contest!  Be the first "Q" to call us and book a session, and win a $50 studio credit!

Good luck!

Barb J.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Today's Random Letter - P

We're just waiting for someone with the last name that begins with a "P" to call today!

The $50 credit is yours if you call today to book a session!

Barb J.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Today's Random Letter - M

Hey, it looks like you all are getting the hang of this RANDOM thing!   It's fun!

Keep watching the Blog, and when your letter comes up, be the first to call and book a session of any type we offer.  The daily winner gets a $50 studio credit!

Talk to you tomorrow!

Strike 3!


Here's a third shot of me "posing" for my Seniors.  It's goofy! But I thought you would enjoy a chuckle!

May God bless you with all the FUN you can handle!

Barb J.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Today's Random Letter - H

Today's random letter is "H."

Call now to book if your last name begins with an "H."

Barb J.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Caught on Camera!

Geesh!  Here I am (again) caught on camera.  I'm just striking poses right and left!  While it may not look like it, I'm actually helping some of our seniors in their Sessions.  It's more fun when the Seniors see us having fun, too!

I've always heard that if you can learn to laugh at yourself, you'll always wear a smile!

What do ya think?  A career change???  (Not!)  

Barb J.

Today's Random Letter - F

Today, the random letter for our April contest is "F."

Be the first caller who books a session, whose last name begins with an "F," and you win a $50 studio credit.

(See all the details in my April 1 Blog.)

Good luck!

Barb J.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Today's Random Letter - A

It's here!  Today starts our TOTALLY RANDOM sale!  Whoo-hoo!

Every day we will be selecting a new letter of the alphabet as our "lucky letter."  It's totally random, totally fun, and totally crazy!   At the end of the month, we will have GIVEN away $1,300 in FREE PHOTOS to our clients!!!  Again...whoo-hoo!!!

I will announce the RANDOM LETTER on my blog and on my Facebook page daily.  Just be the first person whose last name begins with THAT letter to book a session THAT day, and YOU get the $50 studio credit!

We're already getting questions about it.  So let me answer a few of them now.

1.  Do you have to do the appointment on THAT day?  
ANSWER:  No.  You may book your session for anytime through October 31, 2009.  All appointments must be reserved with the session fee in full (or normal policy).  And all sessions are by appointment only.  No walk-ins, please.

2.  What happens if you call and the studio is closed, like after hours or on the weekend?
ANSWER:  Just leave a voice mail message and someone will return your call first; if you book, you get the $50 credit!

3.  What type of session qualifies for the $50 credit?
ANSWER:  Any type of session we offer!  For example, you may use it for any of these:  any Senior Session, Children's Portraits, Family Settings, Business-to-Business commercial photography, Pre-bridal Photography, Open Aire Sessions, or even a Wedding Package.  It's YOUR credit and you may spend it in the studio for any products that we offer.

4.  Does the credit ever expire?
ANSWER:  It expires on December 31, 2009.

5.  What proof is required to claim your prize?
ANWER:  You will be asked to show proof of ID, such as your driver's license, student ID card, etc.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Totally RANDOM

We're getting ready to start a totally cool sale at Jividen Photography.  It's like NONE other!  We call it, "The Random Sale!"  Here's how it works...

Starting on April 1st, we are selecting one letter of the alphabet each day as the day's "LUCKY LETTER."  If your last name begins with that letter, and if you are the FIRST person to call the studio that day and book an upcoming Session, you will receive a $50 photo credit!

Since it's new, here's a hint...  On Wednesday, April 1, the first caller whose last name begins with the letter, "A," will win the $50.

Only one winner per day.  Winners must verify their last name.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Who Am I


Hey, a friend of mine just sent me a link to a great YouTube video.  The song is by Casting Crowns.  The "performance," which is VERY neat, is no more than hands (wearing white gloves).  The hands appear to be floating as the real performers are lit by a black light in otherwise total darkness.  

The choreography is pretty sweet.  You can watch the "dance" at this link:  Who Am I


Barb J.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Nick & Lynsi's Video

Here's another video from a recent session.  Looks like everyone loves the videos!

We've actually been creating videos like this for about a year.  If you want one, just call the studio to schedule a Session and let us know that you'd like one.  We create them for families as well.



Monday, March 23, 2009

Aaron's Video

Check out Aaron's video from his Senior Session at the studio and in some of our Open Aire sessions.  Aaron's a senior at Notre Dame HS in Portsmouth.

You can find other videos on my Facebook page, too!



Sunday, March 15, 2009

Watch for this post card (It's worth $25 cash!)

If you're a 2010 senior, or in the home of a 2010 senior, watch for this post card.  Seniors of the class of 2010 who book between April 1 and May 31 will receive $25 cash when they bring in this post card.  The first 10 who schedule sessions will also receive a $25 gas card!

Don't ya just love freebies!

Barb J.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Senior Specials in March & April

Hi 2010 Seniors (and parents of 2010 Seniors)! 

The coming months look to be SUPER busy around here, so we are encouraging students to book their appointments now--especially for those valued after-school-hours sessions. We are only taking one evening appointment per day this month.  So call now if you want one.

And if saving money is important, too, ask about what we can give you if you book your session for the months of March and April.

Just call me at the studio at (740) 774-6243 for more info.

Monday, March 2, 2009


Just wanted to let you all know that you can now find me now on Facebook.  My profile, my picture, and, of course, lots of updates and news on my Wall.  I've also started a new "group" on Facebook.  It's the Jividen Senior Photography Group.  Anyone can join, and I hope you do.

I plan to run some Facebook-only specials there, and post photos for our Seniors to use in the Profiles.

If you're on Facebook, look me up!  Join the group.  Keep in touch!

Have a great day!


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Scheduling Senior Pictures

We frequently get asked about when students should schedule their "Senior Pictures."  Well, though it seems funny, sessions normally begin in the last few months of their Junior year. This is especially true of Senior Models.

Although we are still accepting applications and doing interviews of juniors who want to be our Senior Models (representing next school year), we are are now scheduling photo sessions for the class of 2010 Seniors.

If you get photographed early, you can receive session discounts and other cool incentives from our studio.  (Yes, we are offering discounts and freebies!)

Just call us at the studio for more information or to set up an appointment.  Meanwhile, here are a few samples from two of our 2009 seniors.  

Call me if you have any questions.


Saturday, February 28, 2009

Model Search (Class of 2010)

Hi everyone!

I wanted to let you know that we are now accepting applications for our Class of 2010 Models. The job is easy (if you can even call it a job).  The high school students that we hire should be a currently enrolled junior in one of these counties:  Ross, Pike, Pickaway, Fayette, Jackson, Athens, Fairfield, or Scioto.  The students who apply should meet some or all of the following criteria: friendly; outgoing; active in their school, community or church; and photogenic. No sales experience required; just a desire and drive to represent the best senior studio in the area. Models will receive two free sessions, free marketing photos, discounts on their orders, and earn dollars for every student referral who books because of their efforts.  For applications, call our studio at (740) 774-6243 or message us on Facebook (find us under Barb Jividen or the Jividen Senior Photography group).