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Published on the cover of Odessa Living Magazine

Yes, it is true, Rhonda Elder has been published on a Cover, no less.  Run to the newsstand and get your copy of Odessa Living Magazine.

I have shot ads for Midland Living Magazine a few times. It was fun and helped me stretch and learn some new techniques. I mean I never pictured (pun intended) myself shooting Oil Rig parts and Fences. But I did and it earned me a couple of pages of ads in the last few issues.

When the first issue of Odessa Living Magazine came to town, I just couldn’t squeeze in one more thing. This year the publisher, With You in Mind Publications asked if I had any photos of newborns, children or seniors to submit to the magazine. I sent Heather Martin, from WYIM a few from my portfolio.  Several of the photos happened to be from some of the Tea Parties that I set up and photographed last summer.

She contacted me and said one of the photos had inspired her to have an article about Tea Parties in the Spring edition of Odessa Living and she wanted to let me know that she was submitting my photo for cover, Cover, yes COVER!!!! I was ecstatic and it took everything within me to keep from squealing in her ear on the phone. She also told me that she wanted to use several of the photos inside (starting on page 78) to illustrate the article.


So I hope you don’t mind if I toot my own horn, cuz it’s kind of a big deal!

On the Cover, Sailor, daughter of Jeff & LaShae McCollum


Mallory Bishop, daughter of Josh & Abby Bishop


Left: Sisters Marlee and Jencee Thompson, daughters of Abby & Chris Thompson

Top Right: Emmalyn Miller, daughter of Jeremy  & Adrianne Miller

Bottom Right: Karley Henderson, daughter of Christy Henderson, and Kalli Jo Rogers daughter of Travis & Jessica Rogers


Bottom right:  Bryli Bridges, daughter of Bryce & Lindi Bridges


Okay I admit it….It really IS a BIG DEAL !



The full color magazines are FREE. You may pick your copy up at these businesses. (This is just a short list.) They are all over town. I have a few copies left.

Aim Bank
All About Looks
Alldredge Gardens
Bob Mills Furniture
Crazy Cute Couture & Decor
Bell Tratta
Hollywood Salon
Liz’s Interiors
Legacy Harley-Davidson
Odessa Camera
Odessa Convention & Visitors Bureau
Odessa Family YMCA
Santa Fe Furniture & Gifts
Sims & Guess Realtors

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