While I’m still out on vacation, I’m beginning to go a little stir crazy! Doing nothing for 2 weeks has been awesome, but has also given me a little time to think. So I thought I’d just do a little post and give you some things to think about too!
Christmas will be here before we know it!
I know what you’re thinking: Christie, we just celebrated the 4th of July! How can you be talking about Christmas already!?
Well, friends, the thing is this: September, October and November are my busiest months. When the weather cools families are ready for their family portraits for the year. Their ready to send their updated photos to their friends and families and to share all the growth and stories of the previous year. The trend over the past few years is that the summer months are just too hot to get the family together. And, let’s face it, dad will be a much happier camper if he’s comfortable. And mom, you know that means you and the kids will too.
But, come September, folks will be coming out of the woodwork to have their photo sessions. And that means that I will have limited availability. Your best bet is to book early so that when the time comes, you’re not left searching for a photographer. There are limited dates left on my calendar for full sessions. Once these dates are filled, I won’t know how many more I’ll be able to fit in. So if you’re thinking that you’d like a full session, I encourage you to take a look at the calendar and book your session as soon as possible!
If you’re thinking that you want updated photos, but don’t necessarily need everything a full session has to offer, I’ve introduced a great new package that is just for you! You can view information about the Captivate Sessions by clicking here. And for the month of July only, if you book any captivate session, I’ll include a custom designed photo card that will allow you to print as many as you like through the printing lab of your choice! Mention “Christmas in July” in the notes section at checkout to take advantage of this special offer!
Stepping it up.
Beginning August 1st, I’m going to be introducing some new boutique items that will help you design your own home galleries featuring the beautiful photos of your families. From custom framing to beautifully designed collections paired with personalized boutique-y pieces, I’m sure to have some wonderful items to help you display the art of your family. With these new and improved additions comes a price increase, however. But have no worries! If you book a session between now and August 15th, the current pricing menu will be honored! Plus, you’ll receive an extra 15% VIP discount on the newly featured items!
After many, many requests (and some begging) I’ve decided that I will offer some photography workshops geared for beginners. While I’m still putting the details together, the class will take you from knowing nothing to knowing your camera and the different functions of it. You’ll learn to use this information to create better photographs and will learn to see more creatively. The classes will be limited and there is a limit of 10 people per class. These classes are not a “how to be in business” class. If you are interested in hosting a class in your home or are interested in finding more information about how you can sign up, please email me using the contact form above and be sure to let me know which you’re interested in!
I am sure you’ve seen a few of the local “Best of” contests. I’m so humbled to know that I’ve been nominated. Photographing your families and seeing the beauty in you is such a blessing to me. How amazing it is that I’ve been able to do this wonderful thing that I love for so long. You bless me by choosing me to capture your wonderful faces. If you’ve read any of my personal blog this year, you’ll know that I’ve had a bit of a struggle with wanting to keep up the business or to just do what comes to me. After spending this time with my family, I’ve decided that after this year, I will take limited sessions next year and will focus more on my family, faith/ministry and personal projects. No, friends, I’m not giving this gift up and I may be at it again for the next holiday season, but I’m feeling drawn to place importance on what really matters.
Again, I’d be so grateful for your vote for me for either of the local contests! To vote for me for Houston’s Best Family Photographer, you can click the Parents’ Pick logo on the side bar to the right. To vote for me as Houston’s Best Children’s Photographer in KPRC’s contest, please click here!