Shirley Rose - Needle Nurse

  • Published February 17th, 2011 by Jennifer Ziegelmaier
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This is Shirley Rose and her invention of the NeedleNurse.  Shirley has a background in clothing and fashion, but she is also an inventor.  She helped create the NeedleNurse because of her experiences with her daughter, Cassie, a dialysis patient.  The NeedleNurse is a more comfortable method to secure the dialysis needles to the patient.  It is an external saddle and strap needle fixation devise designed principally to eliminate the need to use adhesive tape. It also has a supporting under arm board to secure the vein and artery needles required in dialysis treatments where the arm is the access point.  The most important duty of the NeedleNurse is to dramatically reduce or eliminate bruising and skin tears from tape. If you or someone you know is a dialysis patient, go to the website for more information.

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Annabelle Johnson Pottery

  • Published February 10th, 2011 by Jennifer Ziegelmaier
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I recently had the honor of photographing potery for Annabelle Johnson.  She has some beautiful dishes and mugs all painted with a Floriday Style.  She has a brie dish that makes a great gift for anyone.  You can see her and purchase her pottery on most Saturdays at the Third Street Farmer's market.  Or, you can visit her website at  She also has a studio here in Naples.

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Congratulations to Holly and Ellen

Holly and Ellen have been selected to have their Gudernoobs featured in an article in Shape Magazine.  They also have interest from O Magazine.  Way to go!  If you have the opportunity you should try these snacks.  They taste good and they are good for you.

American Hockey Coaches Association Convention

This past weekend I was honored to photograph the American Hockey Coaches Association Convention held at the Naples Beach Hotel.  I always have so much fun with this group.  They are a very hard working dedicated group of professionals.  As an extra bonus this year I was able to have my photograph with John Vaniesbrouck.  He is a retired American Professional ice hockey goal tender.  He was inducted into the US Hall of Fame in 2007.  He played for the NY Rangers, FL Panthers, Philadelphia Flyers, NY Islanders and NJ Devils.

I would also like to congratulate all the award winners.  Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your weekend.

Holly Murphy, Ellen George - WooHoo Foods

I recently photographed Holly Murphy of WooHoo Foods.  She and another client of mine, Ellen George created the company.  WooHoo Foods is led by these two exprienced moms who bring both business and medical backgrounds to the company.  Their passion for healthy snack foods is the leading ingredient in their success. 

They created a healthy alternative to processed snack foods.  They created a bite-sized, all-natural treat that taste amazing, makes you feel incredible, and gives your body, mind and soul what they really need.  The snack is called Gudernoobs.  They are availble in four delicious flavors:  Big Time Brownie, Outrageous Oatmeal Banana, Awesome Apple Cider and Perfect Peanut Butter.

Gudernoobs also contain Omega-3 fatty acids, which have amazing health benefits.  Higher Omega-3 levels were associated with decreased levels of inattention, hyperactivity, emotional and conduct difficulties.  Research at The Univeristy of Maryland Medical Center shows "Omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function as well as normal growth and development.  They are highly concentrated in the brain and appear to be important for cognitive and gehavioral function."  They may decrease the risk of dental diseases and helpful in the treatment of depression and anxiety.

To learn more about their product and how to purchase your own Gudernoobs, go to




Collier County Clean Up

  • Published October 2nd, 2009 by Jennifer Ziegelmaier
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About two weeks ago, Collier County had a coastal clean up day.  Since I photograph family portraits at the beach often, I really wanted to participate in "clean up day".  I hate bringing families down to the beach and having to clean up the area before we get started.  It is embarrassing that people can't clean up after themselves when they leave the beach.  Who wants empty cans or bottles in their photograph?  So, this was a project dear to my heart.  I woke my family up early to help me.  We got to Lowdermilk Park around 8:30 am.  We were given gloves, garbage bags and a t-shirt.  We were off to pick up trash.  We found many things to fill our bags, like fishing line, bottles, caps, pastic utensils, shovels, cigarette butts, paper, plastic bags and even a large metal pipe.  I am very thankful that my family took the time to help me.  I am also thankful for all the other groups of people that helped clean-up the many different beaches from Marco to North Naples.