So many beautiful newlyweds lately!! Here are some sneaks of just a few of what has been keeping us on our toes....with much more to come!!! We still have openings for 2017 and booking for 2018 don't wait until the last minute to book your Wedding or special event as the calendar fills fast.
It's that time of year again....Tax time.... It is stressful for so many, there may be a lot of tension to release once you’ve filed. When your refund comes, use some of it to pay your body back. Treat yourself to a day of pampering. Do yourself an all about you weekend. Book a day at the spa with a relaxing massage and get your nails done then see us for more pampering with hair and makeup and a beautiful (momoir) boudoir session. Bring some friends and have a girls weekend. More and more ladies are having fun get together. Or maybe you have a bridal shower coming up what better way to do a Bachelorette party and just have some fun!!
There will be a few changes that I want to implement in 2017....
This year we will be doing monthly themed mini sessions Below are a few possible ideas of what is to come...also with this those that do them every month will recieve a free calander at the end of the year and will be able to purchase extras for gifts for those on your shopping list.
WHAT IS A MINI/THEME SESSION?
A “Mini” or “Theme” session is a short session (20 minutes) that is located on a set or scene where you can come and get quick updated pictures in fun settings monthly for a great price.
Most often the scenes will be in studio. Mini sessions sometimes will be outdoors depending on the season or weather. These sessions are predetermined times and locations.
I typically designate one weekend OR 1 weekday and 1 weekend day (to open more options for you) a month for the mini sessions. I try and mix them up from any other year...ie-So this years Pumpkin Patch will be slightly different from last years keeping it exciting and fresh for both me and you…I love to shop for props and this gives me an excellent excuse. I already feel my husbands eyes rolling as I can turn most anything into a prop idea :)
Here is a list of the types of themed sessions I am considering
January – Valentine’s Day in PJs (Great for kids cards for school!) Possibly Super Heros
February – Royal Affair-Baking
March - Easter-Pets
April – Bluebonnets and Poppys -Mommy and Me
May – Urban Family or Gone Fishing possibly for Daddy and Me
June – Patriotic
July - Innocence of Summer-variety of options that I am super excited to see come together
August – Back to School
October – Pumpkin Patch
November – Winter/Holiday
December – Winter/Holiday however will be taking limited sessions 1st 2 weeks only so that I can spend time with my family while the kids are on break from school until the new year.
Please note these are only ideas that are rolling around my head and are subject to change on some depending on what I end up pulling completely together. I am also wanting to do a Beach day in there sometime when we warm up but before it gets too hot!!! We are already working on newborn beach scene with big seashell...be on the look out for examples of this to come soon. We realize many moms are hesitant to take their babies to the beach but maybe want that cute look so we want to accomodate :)
Another change is all sessions you will receive a web ready watermarked photo of the prints you ordered so that you will be able to share on your fb page. I will continue in person reveal sessions as I definitely prefer to keep that one on one contact with my clients. I feel this is very important and after much feedback I know it is important to you my client as well. I do appreciate those that gave feedback on this aspect as well as prints vs digitals. Happy to know majority prefers professional prints. All our hardwork...yours and mine...deserve to be displayed on your walls. It is proven portraits of your children on your walls give them a sense of security and that they belong there in the home.
Also all sessions will now require a $50 reservation fee (unless otherwise stated for lower priced mini session special in which case that will need to be paid for in full)...this will hold your time guaranteed and an 11x14 wall portrait of photo of your choosing at your reveal session. This will be non refundable however will be transferred 1 time should there be a last minute emergency or someone become sick etc. Without this I can't any longer confirm your date and time.
If you purchase Digitals they will only be downloads from our website with exception of some wedding pkgs as they also come with customized USB otherwise you will need to furnish your own flashdrive if you are not computer savvy or maybe are not comfortable with downloading your images. Most computers don't have CD drives today and many have even told me some of their devices don't have usb ports. I am using a new service for your images and the download process should be much easier and will even be able to do so from your phone. As with any new system there may be glitches or learning curves on my part but from what I have experienced thus far it seems pretty easy.
I think this pretty much sums it up for now...I hope the New Year is amazing to you it's a fresh clean slate lets make the best of this new chapter in our lives. Be sure to call or text to schedule your appointments... 210-876-4075
As 2016 is coming to a close here I want to say a BIG thank you to all clients this year!!! Business is building faster here in San Antonio than I had anticipated.
If you look at your walls and see that you have never or haven't had family portraits created in a really long time...maybe 2017 is that year you need to give me a call 210-876-4075 and lets get you in.
Yesterday is gone and tomorrow will come and go...quickly don't let them become should have taken photos but I am grateful I took these photos.
One of my favorite sayings....One day all your children will have of you are pictures to hold, Make sure you are in them. No matter what your hair looks like, your makeup, or your body, they won't care about any of that, they'll just want to see you. My kids learned this sad lesson 6 years ago when their father passed away of cancer. I use to take ever opportunity and grabbed a photo of him with the kids when he was home because he worked so much....but you know what?? when he passed away and I was gathering images for his memorial slideshow I realized there were more images of he with our kids than myself and I was the one always with them!! My new husband has gone to great lengths to be sure I am in photos no matter what I say even if I don't want to be because of the very reasons above. My kids are mostly grown now and where I have those memories when they were little they are mine and will go with me when I go except thru the pictures left behind.
We are super excited to be offering a variety of sessions this Christmas season...both indoors and out!!! So if the weather turns yuck we still have options to escape it. Here are a few that have been done so far this year with many more still on the books. Don't wait too late to get in for your session. BOOK NOW!! Bring the pets, bring the kids, drag the husband he will get into it ;) Give yourself a gift of memories your future self will thank you for 210-876-4075
We all know your wedding photographs may well be the most important part of your wedding day. Long after you have said your I DOs, and you have cut the cake, your wedding photos are meant to last a lifetime. You want to be sure you have the right photographer for your big day, and that means more than just for your style. The right photographer fits with your personality, fits with your budget, fits your timeline and fits with your vision. You're going to be spending a lot of time with your photographer so first mapping out your expectations of what you envision your photographer's role to be on your wedding day and then asking questions from there.
With all this in mind I just want to say a HUGE thank you to all the beautiful brides that came thru our booth at the Wedding Fair yesterday. It was a treat to meet with y'all even if only for a few short mins of your time. We look forward to working with you and helping you preserve your memories for years to come.
Brides I cannot wait to meet you lovely ladies 1 week from today at the JW Marriott Wedding Fair!!! We will have a couple show only specials. So be sure to stop by our booth and see what we have to offer :)
Meet Miss Khloe 2016 Kindergarten Graduate
Khloe is an adorable 6 year old
Like most girls her age her favorite color is pink,
Favorite book is the Monster High ,
Favorite song is All about that Base,
Funny faces make her laugh
And who could guess her sister can make her angry!
however look at this sweetness during our session
she picked flowers and walked nearby
so she definitely looks up to her big sister
Her teacher is Mrs. Ybarra and her favorite thing about her is letting her do and make experiments with science and math. She wants to be a singer when she grows up.
She loves fashion!!!
HA she even has a love hate relationship
with her cat Ruger lol
One day she would like to donate her hair to charity for sick children.
So a beautiful girl inside and out I can't wait to see how things are by her senior year in high school
I can only imagine with a heart like this she is
going to go far!!
This photo made dad reminisce back to his traveling Europe days....pretty awesome
How much do you Charge?
Hey y'all I actually considered making a quick video but decided what if you speak a different language at least you can use Google Translator to your language.
WHAT DO YOU CHARGE? I get asked this question almost daily. I can't answer it. Sad serious truth is, I simply can't. I need more information. I realize you want to know how much you can expect to spend. I get this truly I do....however YOU determine how much you spend. I can't do that for you. As a full-service photographer, I offer albums, framed wall portraits, canvas gallery wraps, large prints & fine-art prints, save the date cards as well as on occasion digital collections! You name it, chances are we sell it.
Think of my "studio" like you would any other retail establishment. Would you call a furniture store and say "What are your prices?" What would you expect the answer to be? THIS is why I can't answer that question.
There are so many different options!