I was so bad at keeping up with our blog last year, but I wanted to share some of our favorite sessions. Mom called me to schedule M’s birthday session. Every year we do a session that is all about her playing, just being her. We then design a book for mom. They are like a yearly progression of M’s life. Each year there are new toys, or new activities, depending on what she is into that year. This year I wanted to try a tent. So, I made a patchwork tent. Mom took the idea and ran with it! We started with a little fishing expedition to the pond. Such a little actress! No hook on the end, but she was pulling like there was a big old fish on the line!
Next, we went back to the ‘camp’ and had her build a fire! Mom had gathered stones and sticks and an old lantern to add to the set.
Little brother usually gets in on the act at some point during her session. Roasting marshmallows seemed to be the perfect time to add him.
Even mom and gram got in on a few marshmallow photos.
It was such a fun session and it is truly an honor to be able to document a child’s life like this. We really do love our clients, and think of them as part of the family.
*Please note that the fire was edited into the images later for safety reasons*
March 9 will be Easter Bunny Photos/Easter Sessions
Our very own Ed will be donning the rabbit costume. These will be 1/2 hr sessions. You will have a 15 minute shoot, then about 15 minutes to choose your favorite out of the 5-10 images we proof. For $50 you will receive an 8×10, 2-5x7s, and 8- wallets all of the same pose. You will also receive 10% off any other purchase made that day. Your $50 is due at the time of booking to hold your time.
Our other Mini Session Day is March 16 for Mother’s Day photos. These will be 1/2 hr sessions. You will have a 15 minute shoot, then about 15 minutes to choose your favorite out of the 5-10 images we proof. For $60 you will receive an 8×10, 2-5x7s, and 8- wallets all of the same pose. We also include an extra 5×7 to give to the newspaper. You will also receive 10% off any other purchase made that day. Your $60 is due at the time of booking to hold your time.
First date for cutoff for the paper is March 22. Second cutoff date is April 5. Prints from the Mother’s Day session will be in to make the March 22 cutoff date.
Book a session for each day and get them for $50 each!
Please pass our link on to your friends and family!
February 14th is Valentine’s Day. Who didn’t love the Valentine’s Day parties at school? You would make your little valentine holder and decorate it. Then you would walk around the room and deliver your valentines to the class. There was always a party, with cupcakes and cookies and other goodies. Party days at school were always the best! After you received all of your valentines, you would look though them all to see what you got. You would look to see who had the coolest valentines. Some were hand made, some were duplicates of others. Some had cool, popular characters from current movies. We think our valentines would qualify for the ‘cool’ pile. How can they not? They would star your child!
January 26 we are having a mini sessions day. The theme will be Valentine’s Day. These are quick little sessions. No session fees. For $75 you will receive 5-10 images to view, 1-8×10 for you, 2-5x7s, perfect for grandparents, and 24 wallets, great to hand out to the class for valentines! Wallets can be personalized, so the other students can be sure to remember your child! You will also receive 10% off any other prints purchased that day.
We do expect these sessions to book, so please call early to book your session. $75 is due at the time of booking.
As you all know, we do a baby contest every year. We take all the babies from the previous year, post one image from each child and have their friends and families vote for their favorite. The winner receives a $100 gift certificate. This year was a tough race. There were a few that could go all the way, but in the end baby C pulled it off.
Baby C’s mom and dad were one of our wedding couples, so we have known them a few years. We did their engagement session, their wedding photos and have done the family and the baby’s photos a few times. They are always fun to have in the studio and are pretty much up for anything.
Little Man was just about 6 months old, so he was just about able to sit up. For about a second! Mom and dad, along with Ed, were around him in case he fell over.
He is the cutest little guy we have had here in a while! Love that smile. Can’t wait for the cake smash when he turns 1!
It’s that time of year again, almost. It’s almost Spring. According to the groundhog today, there’s only 6 more weeks of winter left! Yay! We’ve been getting ready for the new season with some new props as well as backgrounds. We bought a couple new ones that I can not wait to try out!
The Scranton Times wants all admissions for the Mother’s Day Photo section early. I think it was late March last year. So, we need to get the appointments booked soon if you want to make the deadline!
As an extra incentive, we are giving away a FREE accordion book with every session booked between today and March 20. These books are made of press paper and have 10 individual ‘sides’ to them. What a great way to show off your session! They were only available as an incentive last year. But, now they are available to everyone! Book your session and get yours!
The Dunns found us with an internet search. They are from Jersey, but have a home up here, on a lake. This property has been in their family for years, so Tara decided it was time to get a family session done at the lake that she loved so much.
Keep in mind that I have lived on the same street my entire life. I grew up here! But, I never knew this place existed. It’s tucked away, off a side road, then turn off to a dirt road. We had to call them when we got so far, so they could talk us in the rest of the way. I’m going to say that’s because it’s off the beaten path, and not because I’m bad at directions. haha
As we were driving in, it was all reminding me of my own lake house where I grew up as a kid. As Tara was telling me stories of when she was younger, I was really relating to that. It was the same kind of memories I have of my own childhood.
Tara didn’t want stuffy formal shots. She wanted real life, kids playing, having a good time shots. Those are the kiNds we love!
Since the dock and the lake are the view that they see from the shore, we decided we would put them into that setting first. The kids did such an awesome job! The girls were pretty shy about the whole thing, but Charlie made up for them! He was so cute. We had a lot of fun with the Dunns, and we hope to see them again!