We had a little fun in the studio today in honor of Valentines Day. Went a little Audrey Hepburn with hairstyle and she had fun being a ham in front of the camera.
Have you heard about my Children’s Spring Special? It’s happening March 10th-17th.. collections begin at just $99 for 1-2 kiddos. Extra kiddos up to 4 total are $10 each. Perfect time to freshen up your wall with a gorgeous wall portraits of your children. I will even have specials on my Boutique Luxe Framing! Another year gone by and how fast they change, dont miss out.. this only happens once a year! Call me to book! 603.638.3014 -Sammi
I know I have neglected my poor blog, but in the height of Senior Portraits, I have a good excuse. My third year as a HS Senior Portrait Photographer, this has been such an amazing year. I adore photographing Seniors, especially from the area where I started it all. It’s reassurance the 45 minutes to see me isn’t so far after all.
Sarah, the youngest in her family was my first senior girl this year. The hectic world of relocating gave me doubts I would be able to get in the full swing of Senior Portraits this season, but Sarah told me she knew she wanted me to take her portraits when she saw images of a senior friend from last year. What a fantastic compliment. I feel as though I have more then a professional relationship with my clients and meeting with Sarah and her Mom, Carol proved just that. Thank you so much for choosing me to capture these truly important portraits.
Sarah’s slide show..
Just a heads up.. I know it seems early, but I will be looking for Class of 2013 Senior Reps soon.. keep this is mind and feel free to email me with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org 603.638.3014
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
My new Red “Lola” Epiphanie camera bag arrived today! I absolutely love it! My old camera bag was really not my style. It served it’s purpose well enough, but always seemed bulky and not comfortable. My Epiphany bag is just my style… truly gorgeous and very well made. It will fit my canon cameras and L lenses just fine. This way, my camera can really go everywhere! Don’t forget to enter the 1K giveaway Here. You could win a Photography session worth over $500!!!!
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!
Kyle was my first Senior of the season. His Mom contacted me months ago, excited about his session. Kyle goes to the Green Mountain Technical Center. He is involed in the forestry program and all around lover of anything outdoors. He helps his Dad in the woods and as the youngest in his family, I am sure it will be bittersweet for his Mom to let him go in a few months. We had a great session, his easy going attitude and relaxed style made our time go by quickly. Thank you Kyle and thank you Della for choosing me as the photographer to capture these once-in-a-lifetime portraits.
August Sessions are taken but September is a great month to get those portraits done! Weekends are super limited, so please schedule early! Schedule by August 22nd and take 40% off your session fee. Studio, outside or combination of both is available. Also, any portrait order of $299 or more will receive all gallery proofs in a 4×6 spiral bound brag book. My clients love them! Call today! 603.638.3014 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Summer is in full swing and 2012 Seniors should be thinking about Senior Portraits. I know how fast this time can go by, now is the time to book those sessions! Even if it’s a late summer or fall session you prefer. I often get asked what one should wear, so I like to put together suggestion guides. These can help when deciding what to bring. My full Senior Portrait sessions are designed so that you can bring as many clothing options as you like and we can fit into your time. Right now for a limited time…Senior Portrait sessions are $50! This includes 60-90 minute session in studio and outside around my beautiful area. Also, with any portrait purchase of $299 or more, receive a gift of a 4×6 spiral bound brag book with all your gallery images. ($200 value). Book now, sessions are limited! 603.638.3014
Perfect weather, gorgeous girl…love my job! Ashley makes my job seem easy at times. We have this way of communicating. I barely finish my directions and she is already in place. She knows exactly what I am looking for as an artist and photographer. Anyone who has had a session from me gets instructed at the very beginning I tend to be super chatty. I have so many thoughts going through my mind about the session from beginning to end that I like to think out loud..a lot. I have been told it helps my clients relax, as ackward silences are never a good thing. lol. I was able to use my new, bigger studio and backdrops, one custom handpainted by an amazing artist. The lighting outside was to-die-for. Seriously gorgeous! Thanks for looking!
Oh, 2012 Seniors.. Now booking into July! $50 session with unlimited image choices when ordering your portraits. Senior Portraits are really important as they mark one of the most important times in your lives. Make sure your portraits are something that will last a life time and photographed by a professional. Do your research, educate yourselves. As much as Aunt Mary loves to use her camera, and her intentions are good, she is just taking a snapshot. Lighting, posing, processing and hundreds of other things that go into a portrait are what professional photographers can provide. If you are going to a “professional” make sure they KNOW their stuff…editing can’t undo critical lighting errors and unflattering composition. email@example.com Visit my exclusive Senior Site Here
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