What a wild ride 2018 has been… I’m pretty sure I say that every year but this one felt especially wild… & fun.
It was the first year in almost 7 years that the weather was my nemesis… It went from Winter… to more Winter… to a blip of Spring… then 95 degrees & pure humidity… to cold and rain… to blizzards. I was beholden to my weather app on my phone and was constantly comparing to the morning and evening new on TV. Thankfully, my clients are amazing and rolled with the weather punches. We had A LOT of rescheduling, finding new locations, and making time up on weekday evenings. I am so appreciative to all of you for being flexible and able to change at the last minute due to weather issues.
WHAT’S ON TAP FOR 2019…
On top of working with amazing client families in 2018, I also continued volunteering my photography services to Haven Housing, Allina Hospice, Standpoint, and Minnesota Heart Gallery. I am forever grateful to all the wonderful people that I’ve crossed paths with this year… My heart is so full because of you… thank you! I hope to continue to do the same in 2019 and beyond.
Going into the New Year my pricing will change just a bit… Session options will continue to be the same (Mini or Full Lifestyle). I will occasionally offer a Super Mini (10 minute portrait) but will only be doing that 2-3 times a year. There will be special pricing for specific Mini Days where families can book sessions that will be back-to-back… the special pricing will only be for the listed Mini dates but you are always welcome to book a separate Mini that suites your schedule. To make sure that you don’t miss a Fall Mini posting, I will also send out an e-mail to past clients.
For clients who are wanting to do more than 1 session per calendar year I will have a price break. The Lifestyle Package of sessions must be booked prior to the first session and the deposit for the following sessions must be made along with a signed e-contract. If you are wanting to book 2+ Mini’s or 2+ Full Sessions (or mix and match) in 2019 please contact me for the price break.
For the months of January - March I will offer a special Minnesota Mini that can be used to document your family participating in your favorite Winter traditions… some examples would be sledding, playing pond hockey, hanging out at home with hot chocolate, hiking at a local nature center, etc.
I unfortunately didn’t get to do any sessions last year but I am going to start my 3rd installment of the ‘This is Motherhood’ series. If you would like to participate please let me know… these sessions are about 30-45 minutes, mostly in-home or at a special location of your choice, and are documentary style. If you would like samples of past series sessions please shoot over an e-mail.
Sessions added that I will be volunteering my photography services… free of charge:
Family photography for members who are in hospice/terminal care
End of life pet photography (terminally ill or elderly)
Service member homecoming
I know these types of sessions are time sensitive and they may not work with my already set schedule… I will do my very best to accommodate.
If you have any questions regarding any of the above sessions, please don’t hesitate to contact me… firstname.lastname@example.org
If you don’t know this about me I am a very nostalgic person… this was the first year where I’ve seen kiddos whom I’ve photographed since they were babies that are now smiling with big kid teeth and teaching me all the Fortnite dances. ;) It pulls at my heart strings watching families grow over the years… some families have been with me since the first year of running my business when I was pregnant with my youngest son, Leo, 7 years ago. Some of my current clients had me waddling around with a 8 month pregnant belly as their wedding photographer… now their kiddos are about the same ages as my boys. I know I’m only with some of you for 20… maybe 30… maybe 60 minutes… but, you all have such a special place in my heart and it’s a complete honor to get to document your family together. So once again… thank you… thank you… thank you.
Okay… I am done being sappy… for now. ;) Please enjoy some of my favorite images from the past year in very random order. Cheers!