Happy Spring y'all! No? Not Spring yet? I'll just pretend then. I feel like I've been hibernating the last couple months...only peeking my head out to say a quick "hi" or show pictures of delicious maple bacon donuts (yeah...I went there...if you're not following me on Instagram then you're missing out on such beautiful deliciousness). It has been for a greater purpose...although hibernating to sleep would've been nice too. Sometimes I feel my heart just simply scream for change, so that's what I did. I changed a lot of the backend of the business. I haven't made it to the website yet (although I did make my current layout flow a bit better...easier to understand...less fluffy words...is that a thing), but that's next. Let's see...
* "Live In" sessions (which are basically puffed up day in the life sessions...lasting 12-24 hours instead of 8...I basically become your child for a entire day)...and Vacation session (puffed up day in the life sessions held in far away lands...or the lake...or camping...or...ah you get it...I get to spend time with you on your vacation...that's all I know...Mom...you IN pictures on vacation...yay) are now being offered (yippee!)
* All sessions (with the exception of minis) are charged a session fee and all prints, etc. are purchased separately. This means it's less of an up front investment on the day in the life and birth sessions than in the past. Leaving more room for customizing everything to exactly what you want.
*All collections now include unlimited printing rights of all high resolution digital files on a pretty little flash drive and online download and most feature my favorite boutique products
*Mini sessions are now only being offered 4 times a year! I basically narrowed them down to the most popular months. I am so excited about the locations (note that these locations are also available for Signature Sessions if you'd rather have something a bit longer but love the idea of these locations). Be sure to check out the calendar HERE for all the dates and locations.
*Galleries will now be viewed on a slideshow that can be seen (and heard) your computer, smart phone, or tablet.
*The new proofing/ordering page is a dream. The images are all laid out in a pinterest style. You click on an image and you can view it larger, save your favorites, compare favorites, easily order, share with friends and family, etc.
*All pre session information back on the client lounge.
*Not offering standout mounts any more, but if you have ordered one in the past, they will still be available to you.
*And lots more little details that you will just have to see for yourself...hint...hint.
With that said...Spring and Summer scheduling has started! This year is shaping up to be a busy one. It had been years since I had a birth and day in the life session scheduled and now I have three births and a day in the life session scheduled since before the new year. Not to mention all the signature sessions. I've heard so many beautiful stories and met so many who love so loudly. I recently schedule a session with someone who said they had been waiting three years to schedule a session with me, but just knew that if they moved without having a session with her family they would regret it. That was such a wonderful compliment. I'm already in love with their family and their session sounds like a dream...full of baking, jumping on couch pillows, playing airplane, playing in the mud...a photographer's dream.
Folks, it's going to be a beautiful year.
Since I barely blogged anything about our family last year...here's a little peek out how much our little man has grown. This is actually from October 2014. So he's an even bigger big boy now. Oh and he sure does know it. Some things he likes to say right now...
"I do whatever I want"
"Put yous hair in a ponytail...you're nice when it's in a ponytail" (what?)
"Don't say that at me"
But he also says
"I love you mamma" sweeter than anything I've ever heard in my entire life
"Nuggle wis me" (Snuggle with me)
"Thank you for fixin dinner mamma"
Favorites include playing pirates, the big bad wolf, dancing, banding, snuggling on the couch while watching movies, "hiding", and "working" with me.
These next few pictures are proof that as long as you have good light, you can hold a session any where. These were squeezed in between a gas station, a dumpster, and a strip of stores/offices, with the high way and huge billboard in the back. You can see the blue dumpster in one.
Oh and he loves superheroes too. Of course.
Also I'm so excited that one of my most favorite photos has made it to the final 10% of the 2015 Shoot & Share Photo Contest in the family category. Yippee! I never enter contests, so this is super exciting. Only one day left to vote. Eek!
I can't wait to see your beautiful faces this year!
Peace and love,