I have taken up photography because I can shoot people and cut their heads off without going to jail.

Well How Fun is This?

June 23, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

If you get the book: Top 10: Defenders (Wild Wicked Wonderful) Paperback – August 1, 2016 by Virginia Loh-Hagan Edd  - Open to chapter 1 - the very first picture is mine! This is the first time I have found one of my photos in a real published book! I have been in newspapers, magazines & online web pages, but this is my first book!

Now as some of you may know, I am originally from Chicago. Before I bought my little farm here in Indiana I had a year and a half detour to northern Alabama - just for fun. You know the song Sweet Home Alabama? The line "Muscle Shoals has the Swampers?" Yep, that's where I was. There was not a ton for me to do there unless it was outside exploring, as I knew very few people. I spent a massive amount of time just exploring all over the place with my camera.

One beautiful February morning I decided to get on the Natchez Trace in Florence, Alabama and go south through Mississippi. The road is AMAZING! If you like road trips and ever have the opportunity...DRIVE THE TRACE! Anyway, I was a ways into Mississippi I saw this little armadillo eating bugs out in the grass. I hoped out of the truck, camera in hand, and got lucky enough for him to just hang out and let me take a few pictures of him. About the time I got this shot and he stood up to look at me, I thought, I am in the middle of nowhere - on my belly - 20 feet from a wild armadillo - do they bite? Fortunately for me, he was only interested in his bugs.

New & Improved

June 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

As I posted on my Facebook page…times they are a changing! I have elected to move to a new printing vendor, which will also change the galleries as many people already know them. I am doing so to make sure everyone has a better experience while viewing their photos…with no clicking on a thumbnail and getting a blank screen, ha ha. All future events will be on the new site only.

Please, please, please, feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions, concerns or requests.

Downsides to the new site:

  • I will no longer have CDs available via the website.

  • Almost everything is staying the same price at this time – there were a few items that increased (no prints) because my prior price was less that the cost charged to me with the new printer. This printer is much less cost effective than my last printer, but I am not going to worry about re-evaluating that until the end of the year…I’m not changing any pricing that is not absolutely necessary this show season.

Upsides to the new website:

  • Better viewing experience on ALL devices

  • I have the same discount package available on both sites for one individual photo…additionally, you now have a few more photo packages available in which you can mix up the photos!

  • There will be more download options to replace the CDs!

    • I am still working on this set-up

  • You can pick how you want your photo cropped

    • If you are unable to get everything into the cropped image that you would like, share the photo with me (via email) – make sure you tell me what crop sizes you are looking for and I will work some magic and upload one that will work if possible.

  • You can choose photos in color, black and white or sepia – with a preview

  • Your photos have mounting options

  • You can create Photo Books, Collages, Canvas Gallery Wraps, Statuettes & Aluminum Art

  • There are an assortment of photo gifts too!

Don’t be shy if you have any questions. I appreciate the opportunity to do this work!


Leah Smalley

765-425-9503 - eeeah@aol.com - www.sketchypromise.com - www.leahsmalley.com

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