Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Holiday Portrait Special

It's that time of year, when the leaves change, and the air smells crisper, and you start finding yourself thinking about how close the holidays are coming! This year I'm going to offer a Holiday Portrait Special for family portraits. Perfect if you're looking for a good gift for the parents or grandparents, and also for that great shot in the holiday card or newsletter.

The Holiday Portrait Special will include the following:

  • Consult with me to get an idea about what you want in your pictures
  • One hour photography session
  • up to 6 people can be included in a session (additional people in each session will be $25 each)
  • proof gallery will be available within one week of the shoot
  • includes two finished 8x10s
  • includes a CD of 5 high resolution images for your personal usage
  • $99 for the package

    As an added bonus, I give a $50 credit towards any package/print order to any referral which books a session with me. If you refer three people who book a session with me, you get 50% off any photography package/print order. So get the word out! :)

    You can visit the families gallery at my website for more examples of my family portraits.

  • Thursday, September 4, 2008


    I thought a lot about adding pictures depicting nursing or breastfeeding on my website. Originally I had included a nursing picture in my gallery, but after a couple of pointed comments about "seeing that sort of thing" from people, I took it off because I didn't want to appear offensive. I'll let it stand that I'm an advocate of breastfeeding, but more to the point, I wanted people who were looking to capture that nursing relationship with their child to come across my site and go "hey, I want something like that to remember these moments with my child".

    What I didn't want was someone coming across my site and going "hey, those aren't pictures I want to be seeing on a prospective photographer's website" or "hey, those are inappropriate pictures". I was a little torn between treading the line of artistic expression, and not alienating prospecting clients. In the end, I realized that I couldn't please everyone, and the more true-to-myself photos I showcased in my portfolio, the more comfortable I would be with the types of clients that would be booking sessions with me. Long story short, I included two nursing pictures in the newborn category and hope that you find them as sweet and touching as I do. Let me know what you think about them. :)