I have been so blessed to work with so many wonderful people during 2015! Thank you to each and every client, for entrusting me with creating beautiful images for you and your family. This is such an incredible honor to me, that you would choose me for your portraits!
In 2016, I will be changing up the way I run my business. It is my desire to offer a more personal experience for each of my clients, helping you to select beautiful artwork for your home, that isn’t just someone’s idea of a lovely landscape or “nameless” person. The artwork I am helping you select is of people who are near and dear to you, artwork that is priceless, artwork that can be passed down for generations to come.
With this being the digital age, so many photos are “STUCK”. Stuck on discs, or thumb drives, or hard drives, or cell phones! I am guilty of this, more than you know. But I am also incredibly heartbroken, because I haven’t printed out photos like we used to back in the day. And because I haven’t, I have lost HUNDREDS of photos from the first several years of our marriage. I am guilty of not printing, but also guilty of not backing up our files. UGH! And this is heartbreaking, because I don’t have photographs to share with my family, my children. They don’t get to pore through dozens of photo albums, looking at their 22 year old brother, when he was much younger. They don’t get to look through these books, saying “I remember when we….” And this totally breaks my heart to pieces.
My mom and dad have album after album of photos from the late 60’s when they were first married, to about the time the 4th child came along. After that, photos got put in boxes and bins, but they got PRINTED! My mom just didn’t have as much time to put them in albums.
In 2016, I want to offer you the opportunity to get your photos into albums…beautiful heirlooms that your family will adore. I want to help you select the prints and gallery-wrapped canvases that will adorn the walls of your family home. The photos that will be put into frames and put on mom or dad’s desk, or sent off to grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
I want to meet with you, prior to your session, so that I can get to know you better before the camera comes out. I want you to feel comfortable enough with me, that you will relax and smile, and be happy with your family. I also want your kiddos to be comfortable with me. Generally, kids really don’t like having to sit still for photos, so if they know who I am before the session, they’re more likely to have fun in front of the camera.
I’m not all about “stiffly posed” portraits. I LOVE engaging families in chit-chat, silly secrets, and tickle fights. These are the times when I am able to photograph you being YOU, and these are quite often MY favorite images of you and your family, and YOUR favorites too!
I will also schedule a “Reveal” appointment after I have processed your photos, where you will be able to see all of the completely and professionally edited images in your gallery, and you will be able to order prints, canvases, albums, or other printed product at that time. I am happy to come to your home for this appointment, or I’m happy to invite you to my home for this. I have a special program that will allow me to use a photo of your wall to create a beautiful wall gallery of canvases or prints, with your images!
Once you have placed the order for your desired products, I will have them printed, and then will deliver your order to you in beautiful packaging.
This unique experience means that yes, prices will increase a little, but I promise you, if you are willing to invest, you will not be disappointed. I am working on researching the BEST labs for the BEST products for you. I want what I offer to you, to be something that is beautiful and timeless, something that you will be proud to share with friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, even the President of the United States, or the Queen of England!
Thank you so much for trusting me. I am looking forward to working with you.
One of the biggest changes I will be making is that I will be offering a V.I.C. Membership. This is for all of my Very Important Clients…which is each and every one of you! For one fee, you will be able to get portraits done for the next 2 or 5 years, with no further session fee. You will be informed of special portrait sessions that will ONLY be offered to the V.I.C Members. You will also be given first priority for seasonal portrait sessions, including Christmas sessions. When I offer a new product, YOU will be the first ones to know about it, and it MIGHT just be available to my V.I.C Members.
If you would like to be added to the mailing list for information on the V.I.C Membership program, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and type “VIC Membership” in the subject line.
Have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!
God bless you,