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Stephonie A Schmitz (Ogden)
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President/Owner of SAO Dzynz, Inc - Graphic Design, Photography, Art
President/Owner of SAO Dzynz, Inc - Graphic Design, Photography, Art

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Great opportunity! #CBholidaygiveaway 

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I am going to share again for the night crowd... Please follow the link to find out more about the Eliza O'Neill Foundation that is this year's charity for the #PlusOneCollectionIII . Full of amazing photographic works from artists all over the world! Order your advanced copy now!

Thanks to all who were involved in putting this together, truly an amazing project! Can't wait to see what beauty gets published!

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SO EXCITED!!!! Thanks to +Ivan Makarov, +Andy Lee, and crew for putting this all together! Please spread the word so that funds can be donated for production and for this year's charity! This is an impressive collection of work from photographers all over the world. I cannot wait too see what gets published!
Announcing Plus One Collection Volume III Fundraising Campaign

It's been a long journey, but we are fully focused on this now, and want to get the latest version of the #PlusOneCollectionIII book into your hands before Christmas. To help us get there, we created an Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign that will provide us with the funds needed to publish the book. 

All the details are here - http://igg.me/at/plus-one-collection-iii/x/2020311

We also created a video explaining our project. You can find it here - Plus One Collection, Volume III 

We hope you can help up in two ways - first, contribute the funds for the book by picking one of the perks offered there. Second, please help us spread the word! Share the news here, share the news to your friends and family on other social networks and email. Share, share, share!

We set a goal to raise $30,000 in the next 30 days. We know it's a lofty one, but it will allow us to do two things - publish and ship the book to all campaign sponsors, and raise $5,000-10,000 for our charitable cause, Eliza O'Neill. 

The campaign is a fixed goal campaign, meaning, we do need to meet the goal of $30,000 before we receive any funds and can print the book. 

I know many of you who contributed photographs to the book want to know if your photo made it. We're still working on the selection, and will announce the list of contributing artists next week. Stay tuned! 

But in the meantime, we're happy to announce that the book publication process is back on track and with your help, let's make it happen and help Eliza!
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Here is a dreamlike/magical/fantasy one for all of you! I spent a bit more in post processing than I ever do for images, but I had envisioned something different with this one... something more painterly. I was hesitant to post, but am going to do it anyway :) Hope you all enjoy!

Taken while on safari in the Masai Mara in Kenya, Africa


#AfricanTuesday /+African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus, +Grobler du Preez, and +Dick Whitlock   
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I know this is a tad late, but I just can't help but posting for #WorldElephantDay / #WorldElephantDay2014 for the awesome page of #AfricanTuesday /+African Tuesday hosted by the awesome crew, +Morkel Erasmus, +Dick Whitlock, and +Grobler du Preez!

I can't believe that this exact time last year, I was in Africa! It is crazy how fast time flies by! This was taken in the Masai Mara in Kenya, Africa. It is a sunrise shot of a mama elephant and her baby while out on safari.

I feel this is an appropriate one for me to post, along with an apology for my absence recently, but I am proud to announce that I will be a mama too, come December! My husband and I are expecting our first child this winter, and couldn't be more excited :)
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I wasn't sure what these were called, but I am told sea anemones. Thanks for the feedback, friends! These are actually only 1/4 - 1/2 of an inch in diameter, and they completely covered many rocks along our hike on Second Beach in La Push, WA. Things can be quite interesting when you get up close and personal!
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Here is an abstract capture... I did not do much post processing at all, Mother Nature seemed to do just fine. This was a detail shot of some different colored sand where water had been running over to create these lovely patterns and streaks. It was really beautiful and I am glad I noticed it before we walked through it and added footprints! 

This was taken on Second Beach in La Push, WA
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This vineyard had our favorite vines... large and gnarly. Napa Valley is simply gorgeous, no matter what time of year you visit. We hope to go back during harvest some day!

#NapaValley   #WineCountry   #NapaValleyWineCountry  
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Hi all! I hope you are all having a wonderful Easter (if you are celebrating) Weekend!!! If you don't mind, I have a simple favor to ask all of you... I not only do photography, but I also do a bit of graphic design. I am currently up for winning Best Invitations for the KCRG TV9 A-List competition. I do complete custom work, and guarantee my clients that no one has had, or will ever have their custom design. I work very hard for what I do and I would be so very, very appreciative if any of you would be willing to take a minute to check out my work, and if you deem me worthy, please cast a vote! Voting ends this Friday, April 25th at 5:00pm CST. Please feel free to share with your circles to get as many votes as possible! I truly appreciate any and all support! THANK YOU!!!

It's pretty easy to vote...
1. Follow the link attached 
2. Sign up (with an email address, or with a Facebook account if you have one... and you may have to confirm your email address)
3. Cast your vote for SAO Dzynz, Inc for Best Invitations

More work can be viewed here (should have more recent work up fairly soon...): http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.94950462447.109792.94645717447&type=3

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask. I really appreciate it! Thanks so much!!!

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Look what I can do! My cast is finally off! Per +Rick Sammon's request, here are a few pics :) Now to keep this dry skin to a minimum and increase my mobility!


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