Sunday, January 24, 2010

Bev and Joe Celebrate 40 years

Gravity.  That's a word that comes to mind when I think of the Barrette's.  They have this undeniable attraction about them.  Their house is always welcoming.  Their family feels like your own family.  They all have this ability to draw people in and get friends together.  Kind of like gravitational pull.

That attraction... that ability to draw friends together... it was quite evident last night as about 140 people gathered to celebrate the 40th Wedding Anniversary of Bev and Joe.  The collection of people that are proud to call these folks "friend" is amazing, almost as amazing as this family is.

Thank you to Ken and Josh for giving us an invitation to celebrate your wonderful Mom and Dad's marriage, and thank you to Bev and Joe for making us all feel so welcome in your lives.  Here's to 40 more wonderful years.

The images from this special night can be found here.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Molly is two!

Kid's Kastle was the place to celebrate Molly's second birthday.  My favorite part was Molly sneaking off to sample the cake when no one else was looking.  I know Brian and I had a blast playing.  I'm pretty sure the kids did too.  That place is a great place to burn energy, and the kids certainly did.  Great time!  Thank you for having us.

The pictures can be found here.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Half-Pint Prints Winter 2009-2010

Well, where to begin?  For starters, is now, and that is the website of the newly launched Stephen Skoutas Photography.  Over the next year, we're going to put more emphasis on building this business, and a concerted effort into bringing the highest quality photography and prints that we can to our family, friends, and clients.  I'd like to thank Jody for the encouragement and support to help me make this decision.  This business will remain a part-time endeavor.

That said, I would appreciate your input, your referrals, and your kind words if you know people that are looking for a photographer, particularly a portrait / event photographer.  The business phone is (401) 227-0123 should you need to share it with someone who might want my services.  I thank you. 

There have been a ton of under-the-hood changes to the website, so if you find anything that doesn't work as it should, please let me know.  I'm still coding parts of the site, but incomplete sections are quite obvious.

This update is long overdue.  Our last password change was summer '09.  Check your email for the new password.  It has been sent out by bulk email today.  If you didn't receive it, send me a message.

Please also remember that you can find me on Facebook ( or Twitter?

There is a ton of new content on the site.  Here are some of the highlights:
  • As always, new images of Emily, Zack, and Zoey continue to be posted with regularity. 
  • Speaking of Emily, she has her own Fisher Price digital camera now, and here is a gallery of her work (link)
  • The Little Gym (link)
  • Mystic Aquarium with cool Katz (link)
  • Haley's 4th (link)
  • Becky & Sarah's birthday (link)
  • Rachel's 3rd (link)
  • Kid's and Toddler's Track & Field (link)
  • Davis Farmland (link)
  • Andrew's Birthday (link)
  • Hope's Birthday (link)
  • the Trazi Harvest Party (link)
  • Lalloween (link)
  • Trunk-or-Treat (link)
  • Mikie's 4th (link)
  • Emmy's 4th (link)
  • a bunch of family studio shoots for the Holidays (category link here, select individual galleries within)
  • Paul's photo shoot at the park (link)
  • A pass-the-camera series of snapshots from Blake's Tavern (many of these images are not taken by me... everyone took pictures.  link)
  • video - Zack sings about some dude named "Santa." (link)
  • video - Zoey learns to crawl (link)
  • as always, there are scattered additions thoughout the site, particularly in "the family album"
All major content updates are posted at the blog ( and each blog entry contains a link to the related gallery. The easiest way to track the updates is by subscribing to the blog RSS feed at the top of any blog page (the subscribe button) or clicking here.

Lastly, and as always:
  • If you don’t want to be on this distribution list, email me and you will be removed.
  • If you have pictures up here that you don’t want up here, tell me and they will be removed.
  • If you have any password concerns with your images, let me know.
  • If you want a gallery password protected that isn’t, let me know.
  • If you know someone would want to be added, tell them to email me.
  • Feel free to share gallery access with others that might be interested.
  • Contributions for “The Old Shoebox” and “Photographs and Memories” nostalgia galleries always welcome.
Take care, and have a happy, healthy, and joyous New Year!