Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

First off I want to thank you so much for all your support this past year. Thank you for trusting me to capture your family and loved ones. Thank you for the opportunity to give you lasting memories. I appreciate each and every one of you for letting me capture you in the moment and tell your stories.

2016 was an awesome year. Looking back there are so many things to be excited about. First as you know, I had my own son. He is our little miracle baby. After years of infertility, God gave us him. Then, I got to leave my “corporate” job in banking to be a stay-at-home mom AND full time photographer. I also moved, which has given me a new area with new locations to shoot and a garage to use for some “indoor” studio styled shoots. And finally, I worked with each of you which was one of my busiest years yet. I had over 57 different photo sessions and events, snuggled 11 babies and captured my first surprise engagement session. I can’t help but look back at 2016 with a HUGE smile.

As 2016 nears an end, it is time to start looking ahead to 2017. So many exciting things are in the works. First, as many of you already saw, I have a new logo. This has been something I wanted to do for a while now. I wanted something simple yet would stand out. As I plan ahead for 2017, I want to share a little with you to get you excited too. I have a few mini sessions planned throughout the year. These were a huge hit last year and I want to provide these for you again, plus more. In addition, I am able to offer studio styled sessions in my home. I just did a cake smash session and it was a huge hit.

One of the biggest changes I want to share with you for 2017 is my pricing guide. I want to be open with you. I have not changed my prices in over 2 years. I want to remain competitive in the market as well as profitable to sustain. In addition, one of my greatest joys is to provide you with quality images and prints. I want you to be able to display your images in your home with the highest quality prints and still provide you with digital options. As we become a digital society more and more, I have noticed less and less we print our images and display our own family in our homes. I want to change that. I want to help you tackle this task. I will be having several packages that offer both prints and digitals; and packages that offer albums and digital files…. still at an affordable cost to you. I am extremely excited about this and have been for quite some time. I know you too will appreciate the quality of these prints.

As many of you know, 90% of my business comes from YOU! Thank you. Thank you for referring me to your friends and your family. It means more to me than you will ever know. That is why going forward, anytime someone you refer to me books and pays for their session, you will receive a $50 credit to use towards a session or product purchase. There is no expiration for the credit once you receive it and you can use multiple credits at a time to ultimately get your session or images for FREE!

 Again, 2016 was an awesome year. I thank you all for being a part of it and making it great. I look forward to working with you in 2017 as your family grows and memories are made. Thank you! Happy New Year to you and your family!