Holiday

2019 sessions and once a year savings | central KY family lifestyle photographer

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Hi, friends! So, how is your holiday season going so far? Oh how I wish I could see each of you and give you a big warm hug and a candy cane. Let’s pretend that’s happening, shall we? Y’all this year has just flown by and, guess what, Priscilla Baierlein Photography has moved right into our 10th year (on October 25th to be exact :))! How can that be? Most of that time I’ve spent as a momma trying to figure her way around all the things and you have given me so much beautiful grace. I am eternally grateful. Because of that grace I continue to do what I love and show you your love. All through next year we will be celebrating our 10th year together with lots of fun little celebrations and maybe a give away or two ;) For now, let’s start with our once a year session savings and 2019 calendar! Here are a few things that are going on (Those subscribed to the love filled mailing list have had the details for about a week and in fact this was suppose to end Monday! Whoops…looks like we will extend it until next Monday! Yay!).

NEW PRICING

Y'all, I'm so excited. It is simplified. It is all inclusive. It allows you to pay "as you go" (deposit and two other payments split between the session and when the gallery is ready) and upgrade at any time. I am able to edit more images and not worry so much about doing so. It gives you choices (built around the collections we have had for most of our days). And it makes me oh so happy to know you automatically will walk away with some form of prints in addition to our prized high resolution digital image files.

Simply click HERE to view the new and improved pricing (and see lots of lovely pictures too)!
 

2019 CALENDAR & ONCE A YEAR SAVINGS
{signature | minis | day in the life | birth | travel}
Remember, as long as you have love, you have everything you need for a session. Don't wait for everything to be perfect...to lose those last ten pounds (or the first)...the landscaping to be finished...the braces to be off...the kids to not be little crazy crazies...the house to be tidy...I promise, none of those things will matter when you look at these...or more importantly, your kiddos look at these, in 20 years. 

2019 sessions booked by December 18th

I highly encourage booking ahead to ensure you get the date and time of year you prefer.

SIGNATURE SESSIONS
$100 off collection one
$200 off all other collections
$200 & session agreement due to reserve your spot

DAY IN THE LIFE/BIRTH SESSIONS
$200 off all collections
$200 & session agreement due to reserve your spot

MINI SESSIONS
april 27th | july 13th | october 19th
$100 off collection
full fee due to reserve your spot

TRAVEL DATES
surprise location (to be announced in January) April 2nd-5th
Clearwater, FL & surrounding areas June 24th-July 3rd
above promotions apply
$200 to reserve your spot

There has been something extra special about the work we have created together this year. It’s been some of my most favorite work yet. I will leave you will leave you with a handful of my absolute favorites from the last few months. I have so so many more to share!

I love you all so dearly. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for choosing me.

So much love,

Cilla

how to find your family photographer

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It’s officially fall. Also known to photographers as the busiest time of year. I would love to be everyone’s chosen photographer, but, as I believe photographer Jenna Kutcher said, I can’t please everyone, I am not Nutella. I believe having a successful session is about so much more than a skilled photographer. They have to be YOUR photographer. The perfect match. If not, there’s a chance you won’t be satisfied with the outcome. No one wants that to happen. I want you to find your photographer. Bonus points if that does end up being me ;)

Here are my “big three” questions to finding your perfect photographer match…

Do I like the photographer’s style of photography?

This is a big one. You want someone who’s work already matches what you’re looking for. If you’re looking for something specific, do not choose any photographer and then ask them to recreate what you’re looking for. Chances are they may not be able to and they may not have as much passion behind it as they do their typical style. If you’re wanting a studio look, go with a studio photographer. If you’re wanting to capture everyone playing, find the photographer who most reflects that in their work. You want to be fancy, find someone who shows that off on their website. My style of photography is generally referred to as “lifestyle”. My focus is on connection and how your family loves at this stage in life. There aren’t a lot of images of everyone looking at the camera (although we do try to get one or two) and I am not super posey. The outcome is warm, love and connection filled images that show who your family is, not just what each person looked like at this age. There is a place for all different types of photography, you just have to decide what you like best for this time in your life.

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Do I feel a connection to the photographer?

This one may not be as obvious, but it is SO important. You’ll notice I try to put my personality out there as much as I can. This is because I know whatever I put out there will attract or repel. I’d rather attract all the people, but, again, I’m not Nutella. So, instead, I know it’s going to attract the people who connect with me best. Those are also going to be the people I create the best work with because they’re more comfortable with me. You can connect with a photographer through their work, their “about me” on their website, the way they talk about photography, or even the light they put out into the world. Having a connection can have a great affect on the final images.

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Are they worth it?

Photography is an investment. If someone charges $200, but their work is not up to your standards and you don’t like the final outcome, then you’ve wasted $200. If someone charges $1200 and they meet the above questions and quality is on point, then you’ve made a $1200 investment that will last generations. If you love someone’s work that charges more than you have budgetted and you feel they are worth it, see if there’s a smaller session you can do or if they take payments. Or go to the photographer every other year or every few years.

As for how you come across your photographer? The best place is always going to be that one trusted friend that values the same as you do. I don’t value fancy cars, so I’m not the one to ask about what car to buy. But I do value good photography, so I am a good friend to ask for a photographer. I also value a good pair of jeans, so you can ask me about that too. Other places to run across your photographer can be google, instagram, Pinterest. I don’t know if I suggest asking on facebook groups. Everyone values something different.

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Bottom line, fine the photographer you love. I hope these big three help in your search. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. You and your photographer will be partners in creating your beautiful art.

So much love,

Cilla

A Bit of Summer and Fall | Priscilla Baierlein Photography {Central KY Family Photographer}

Hi all! Happy September! Am I the only one who feels like this year is just flying by? It feels like just yesterday we were on our family vacation, listening to the ocean. Does anyone else crave the ocean on a somewhat regular basis? Maybe it's just being on vacation and how it slows life down for just a moment. This past week I sent out the Fall 2014 newsletter. You can see it online at www.priscillabphotography.com/newsletter/vol10. One thing will need to be changed, the October 25th mini session location is not at Centre College (due to homecoming and all), but instead will be at  the Henry Clay Estate in Lexington.

 

Another update on the fall schedule...

- One spot just opened up for the September 20th field minis in Lexington.

- There is one opening for the October 25th minis @ Henry Clay Estate in Lexington

- There is one opening for the October 26th minis @ Shaker Village in Harrodsburg

- Signature Sessions are being scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays and a few Thursdays. There are a few openings left for each month.

 

 

Also please take note of the new "Giving Back Pack Program". Receive an 11x14 when you bring to your session a backpack filled with nonperishable food, school supplies, or holiday gifts (boy or girl).

 

 

Now my favorite part of the newsletter focuses on some of my favorite images this year. I have so many sessions still to share from spring and summer, but I wanted to skip ahead a little to share the beautiful words Stacey had about her session. I love this lady. Here's what I shared in the newsletter.

Our summer vacations in Dunedin, FL are among my favorite days each year. I long for it. My soul craves it. One of the parts that makes me the happiest is our annual family photos with Stacey Woods Photography. Stacey has become one of my closest friends over the years and each year she shares her beautiful talent and heart with my family. This past vacation I had the honor of photographing Stacey with her two incredibly cute, sweet, and kind daughters. The youngest is possibly Steff's future girlfriend.

Stacey says it best on her website and blog. This is how I feel about family photos and why they are so incredibly important. To me, there are few things so worthy of investment. This is what your children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren...and so on...are going to be looking at. This is what they are going to know about your family. This is our history...our legacy. Anywho...I could ramble forever. Here's what Stacey has to say...

"Like most of you, my instinct is to shy away from the camera (not my side... your side). But this past summer, I had a little photo shoot with my daughters and absolutely LOVE the resulting images. Not because I'd lost those last ten pounds (I hadn't) or because my hair had just been styled (it hadn't), but because I was honestly delighted to be with them. I wanted my little girls to see how much I loved them, how much joy they bring to my life. One day when my children look back over these precious albums that we will pass down to them, I hope they still see the adoration in my eyes, the unwavering pride I feel for them, and the simple, perfect beauty of an evening spent together."

...and on her instagram...

"Oh friends. Schedule a photo session this very day and be IN the photos with your children, I beg of you. Even if you haven't lost those last 10 pounds (I certainly haven't). These aren't just for you anyway, in my humble opinion. Photographs are always for them. For someday. Don't let this time slip by undocumented."

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Peace and so much love friends,

Cilla

Fall and Winter Schedule update | Priscilla Baierlein Photography {Central KY Lifestyle Photographer}

It's *almost* that time of year again! September begins the crazy time fall/holiday season. I've been booking for this fall and even winter! How did this year get away from us? If you would like a fall/holiday session, check out this update and see how to reserve your spot below. Signature Sessions- with fall comes football season for our family (go GCHS!). With this, most Friday evenings will be gone. I will be opening up Thursday evenings and Saturdays this year. Saturdays are already booking up quickly. Sessions must be done no later than Nov. 8th to guarantee holiday delivery.

Mini Sessions- all mini session dates have limited availability and are almost full

Sept. 20th- Field Sessions (my favorite kind) These will take place in one of Lexington's beautiful fields

Oct 25th- location to be announced- some place beautiful in Central KY

Oct 26th- Shaker Village evening sessions (some of my most favorite fall sessions last year)

Nov 1st- Keeneland (only one spot remaining)

There will be a limited number of sessions taken in December (! I can't believe I just typed something about December! yes...that required an exclamation point in the beginning and the end...just go with it)

You can reserve your session online HERE or email me at priscilla@priscillabphotography.com

We just celebrated our little man's 3rd birthday! It's so hard to believe 3 years have gone by, but more on that later. For now, here's an image from one of my favorite nights this summer. A night he and I shared a first...the first time ever going to a drive in movie. That's a check off of my life list. It was such a perfect night.

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