We have a winner for my 1K FB Giveaway! Thank you to all who entered and referred a friend. I truly, truly appreciate it!
#10 Lisa Pierson is my winner! Congrats Lisa you can email me at email@example.com for details. Thank you!
Last week the first round of my brand new Newsletter went out. This will be sent out every few months. If you signed up after the initial mailing or need to sign up, here is the special I announced..I was going to wait until Saturday, but my weekend is very busy and I don’t want to forget!
I have already booked a few of these appointments and some certificates have been purchased. Make sure to book early.. I will be taking the month of December to spend with my family and celebrate the Holidays. I won’t be taking on any new sessions after these book up, except newborns, until 2012. 603.638.3014
I am a hypocrite.. I admit it. I don’t necessarily feel like my “likes” on fb defines my business. However, being in a new place, I would like to see some new faces too! Word of Mouth has been my biggest, amazing advertisement. I am so thankful when people do refer me. It makes me feel all warm and gushy inside knowing the love of my chosen career makes people happy and they love and appreciate custom portraiture as much as I do. In a business where most prosumer cameras’ price points are pretty reasonable and having a photography “business” is easy as addding “photography” to your name, it’s a challenge to set yourself apart. Thankfully I have a client base that truly can, at a glance, know the difference. I HEART all of you that do.. THANK YOU!!!!
I only do one giveaway a year, if any. So, be sure to tell all your friends. Here are the rules:
All comments must be made here, on my blog, under this post.
If you are already a fan of my page.. leave a comment telling me so.
If you haven’t “liked” my page run over and click the “like” button and leave a comment telling me you did.
Did you refer someone new who wasn’t already a fan? Leave another Comment telling me the name. (they must have “liked” me…I will check) Dislike being FB police, but fair is fair
The drawing will take place from Random.Org and all entrants will be put into the drawing in the order of their commment. Drawing will take place when I reach that “magic” number.
Details: I will accept newborns, must be under 10 days old, family of up to 5 people, HS Seniors, Children, Princess Sessions. Must contact me about the session within 2 weeks of winning.. Sessions can be booked from November through next year. This session will be at and around my studio. Collection is 10 gift prints and 1 11×14 wall portrait. GOOD LUCK! START REFERRING! Be sure to check back as I will announce the winner here!
I knew the Custom Frame to display my newest portrait in my new living room would be something from The Organic Bloom. I knew I wanted something different from everything else I saw in the general market, and The Organic Bloom’s custom frames are just so gorgeous and unique. You can make it your own with custom colors and a design that works with any decor. I ordered mine to incorporate the colors of my new living room and would work with any portraits if I choose to change them out from year to year. Like a piece of furniture, it was an investment. It’s timesless and no matter if I change up my styles and colors, it will remain a constant fixture. Each of my Fall Family clients will have a chance to win an 8×10 frame with their choice of style and colors from The Organic Bloom and a portrait print from their session. Around The Bend Photography is proud to be a Full Service, Custom Boutique Studio.
Pictured is a Twin Stack Frame in two different colors and a glaze added to the inside frame, custom made for a 16×24 portrait. As you can see the over-all dementions are larger, which is one of the components that makes these frames so amazing. Each mounted print 11×14 and larger from Around The Bend Photography is beautifully textured and sprayed for protection.
A few spots left for my Fall Family and Children Special… email me for times and dates firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603.638.3014
Love, love first birthday Sessions! Watching little ones smash a cake is especially fun! There are a few types of kids for this session, Some kids are intimidated by a whole cake being put in front of them without someone saying “no” so, they dabble and poke and look at their Moms, kind of asking for permission. Another type of kid is one who starts to dive in even before you can set the cake down to get those first initial shots of them prior to cake smashing. Then the kids who dabble, poke and then devour. Sometimes they cry, being all frosting can be icky. Most times they are so happy to be completely free to make a mess. I am so happy they do!
You can see more information on my First Birthday Cake Smash Sessions Here These sessions are a special collection. $199 ($300+ savings) includes 1hr session, 20×20 storyboard and portrait prints to share. Formal and cake smash portraits are included. This is an amazing value for this once in a lifetime occasion. Formal portion of the session may be held outside around my studio, weather permitting.
Included with First Birthday Collection is a 20×20 Custom Storyboard. These are mounted on reinforced backing and sprayed for lifetime protection. Storyboard below is shown in an optional Organic Bloom Custom frame. These are custom made for each client in the color and style of your choosing. A beautiful, elegant way to display your child’s session. (20×20 frame is size of opening, frames may be larger in actual size, depending on style chosen. Please inquire about additional pricing on custom framing.)
You can see more information on Organic Bloom and the company at it’s website here. Below is all the designs and incredible array of colors to choose from. Sure to match any decor, guaranteed to make a beautiful statement in any home.
I can’t believe how behind I am with blogging all my sessions from the last few months. I thought I was all caught up, but I have a few more. This gorgeous little man was a dream to photograph. Easy going and eyes to die for. Mom was super laid back, so I guess it runs in the family. His Mom specifically asked for some black and white portraits (girl after my own heart) and no matter what, color or bw..his eyes are just..wow! Thanks for stopping by! -Sammi
Storyboard Composits are by far my most popular products. Storyboards range in sizes and can hold 2-10 images, depending on the size and design choice. Storyboards are a custom boutique product I include in most of my exclusive collections, newborn, baby-big kid plans and first birthday cake smash portrait collections. New this year are custom Storyboard frames, awesome gift idea!
This blue-eyed beauty is the love of her Mommy’s life. Some of my very favorite tutu photos were of this session. Mom and Grandma purchased large wall portraits and I fell so in love with them. Beautiful, timeless portraits to treasure for sure. Enjoy, thank you all so much!
I always say I am so lucky to have the best clients and they certainly have the most beautiful children. Most people compliment on my work and the ability to capture children’s gorgeous eyes. It’s a little bit of an obsession of mine. Since the very first day I layed eyes on my oldest daughter, her eyes captivated me. It translates through my photography and nothing makes me happier. It also makes my clients happy and that’s what it’s all about..right!?
It’s almost the end of May and school will be finishing up soon. We are still moving things over to our new location in Monroe NH. Bigger studio, beautiful grounds and lovely town, all at my disposal. I am so fortunate and so excited for summer sessions!!! I will be resuming my “what to wear” posts. I know it can be a challenge to coordinate everyone.
One of those sessions, where I open the door to greet my clients and their children’s beauty takes my breath away..
We have a wonderful tradition each year of visiting our favorite place in Maine. Ogunquit will always hold a special place in my heart. It’s the place we go every Mother’s day. We don’t stay long, just enough to have a night away with our girls and take a drive along the Coast. Letting the girls play on the beach is always a treat for me as much as it is for them. Cold as it is, they don’t seem to mind. The giggles and smiles are endless. I have gotten a little bit wiser in bringing extra attire along as I know they can’t resist the temptation of getting more then their feet wet.
Still trying to blog when I can. I am going back and fouth between homes now. Hoping there is a light at the end of our moving tunnel. lol. Sessions are still happening, newborns coming up and HS Senior sessions. I am already booking fall sessions, very excited people are thinking ahead. I am currently booked until the week of June 17th. It can take planning, but thinking ahead and booking early will guarantee dates and times for everyone. Since sessions are limited each week, I feel bad when I have to tell people dates they inquire about are taken. Please make sure to plan accordingly. I am adding amazing backdrops to my collection. I have one currently on it’s way I have waited 5 months for, handpainted by the very talented Becky Gregory. She often has a waiting list and I am sure it will be well worth the wait and investment.
From my busy April, this beautiful girl has the most stunning blue eyes. Thanks J Family!
For all those with High School Seniors, I have an amazing Special starting in June. Book now to get your date scheduled! $50 holds your time and with any Portrait order of $299 or more, receive a 4×6 proof book with all your gallery images!
You can visit my exclusive Senior Site Here
The R family, winners of my “Thankful” Giveaway from Fall are such a wonderful family. It was so awesome to meet them! Alyssa, who I had been in contact with over the last few months, was truly grateful for the opportunity to have timeless portraits done of her family. Their little man was a delight, although he didn’t smile a whole lot, he was super easy going and a photographer’s dream subject. Those blue eyes could melt anyone’s heart. Thank you so much R family!
One of my favorites!!!