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What a precious little princess that came to visit with me last week! I love how tiny everything is on a newborn. It is amazing how fast they change and grow! Miss Brynleigh woke up on me toward the end of her session but was completely calm so we just kept shooting. Now mom has some really cute pictures with her eyes open too.
Interested in getting some of these cute pictures of your new bundle of joy? Check out our baby plans HERE.
Last week, I was so excited to have the chance to photograph Baby Stella for her big debut into the world. She came to the studio at three days old to have her first photoshoot. (secretly I think she may have a future in front of the camera because she did a few ‘poses’ of her own. ) I was also very proud of mom and dad, they kept calm and didn’t stress while we working. (Babies can sense this.) They also took all of my advice to heart from the beginning of our first meeting to prepare for this session so everything went extremely smoothly. Preparation in advance is a good thing!
If you are thinking (or know someone that would be thinking) about having newborn pictures taken like these, then you must schedule into our calendar BEFORE your due date. Typically, I would say that you would want to get a spot on our calendar 2-3 months before you due date so that I can make sure that I have room for you. Now, I understand that we don’t know for sure when your little one will arrive and that is ok! I place a ‘block’ in my calendar, not the actually session, so that I know that around that time Baby will make it’s arrival. Once Baby arrives, you make a quick call to schedule the actually session but if I don’t already have that ‘blocked’ off space for you, you may not be able to get in as early as you would like to get the poses that you see below. Newborns change very quickly, both in looks and activity, even after just a week! Do not miss out on the opportunity to have your little ones first moments captured.
We photograph children of all ages and have special discount plans for Baby’s first year of life. You can see those HERE.. Please contact us at 517.563.8269 for additional info or fill out the contact form HERE.
It has been a long process switching our name and brand over from Portraits For You Photography to Michelle & Jason Photography. We are almost 100% complete in this process and I wanted to share with you a peak into our new packaging that we have finally gotten in! I was putting together an order this morning and snapped a couple of pics as I put all the pieces together.
I found some really neat folders that have our aqua colors that our 8x10s and 5x7s go into complete with some cute custom stickers!
Our 11x14s get wrapped in tissue paper and placed in these large white boxes nested in some aqua shred, just to make it look pretty. All the other image folders fit neatly in here as well which works out well for the orders that we need to ship out. Every customer always gets a little bag filled with something sweet. Who doesn’t want a little candy?
The Silver folder contains our new referral program! We are so excited to finally have something put together for this. We truly appreciate those that come to our studio to have their memories preserved and we finally have a system in place to pay it forward to them. How it works: Every client, when they pick up their order, will have this folder containing a card explain our referral program and some cards for them to pass out to their friends/family/co-workers, etc. The cards are custom to each client so that we will be sure to know where the referral is coming from, complete with an image from the client’s session for easy sharing!
Every referral that comes in gives you $25.00 in print credit towards your next session. If you get Five referrals, you get a FREE session AND the $125.oo in print credit! And guess what! The person that you refer to our studio, also gets $25.00 in print credit towards their order as well! After their session, they will get their own cards to pass out and the system repeats. Pretty neat, huh? (This is for new client referrals only, referral cannot have been photographed at our studio before.)
Now for those of you that have had sessions with us but not received cards, that is ok! If someone lets us know that you referred them in (and I always ask how they heard of us), you will still receive credit. We will be keeping track in the studio so that the next time you come into the studio, we will have your credit ready. (We will also let you know when you receive credit as well.)
And lastly, I wanted to share this 20×24 collage wall mount that this client purchased, that I was packaging up today. This is ready to hang on the wall, with no need to frame. Aren’t these little guys so adorable?
This past week, we took time out to take my baby’s three year pictures. I have had a vision of some images that I wanted to do for her for quite awhile and I am so excited to see my vision becoming a reality! I feel in love with the images so much that I have decided to offer mini session to all the little girls that dream of being a princess and living in a fairytale. This would be a great gift for the Little Princess in your life and a great memory to have for her to look back on.
These images from this session will have more of an artistic type look and could easily become art in your little girl’s room for years to come!
I will have the main set up already in place when you arrive for your session but feel free to get creative with your Little Princess’s own accessories! Crowns, pearls, dresses (I suggest in a pink/purple color). I do have some mini tutus available for toddlers and the dress pictured is 3t and could be borrowed for the session as well if you do not have a dress of your own. I am also looking into getting some bigger tutus made for those that may need them.
I am getting feedback that the original date that I chose is going to work for many so I am going to block off several evenings that I will do sessions. Please call or email to get a time slot that will work for you and your little princess.
I plan on doing multiple sessions on the same day, currently scheduled for Sunday July 29th starting at 3:30. Depending on response, I may need to add another day.
Your Princess’s Mini Session is $60 will include:
- 20 minutes of time
- (1) 8×10
- (2) 5x7s
- (1) Wallets
Additional Child cost is $20 will include an extra ten minutes of time and 8×10 print. Additional prints can be purchased at a discounted rate.
Session fees will be due at time of booking to hold your time slot. After the session, your images will be hosted online in a gallery for 7 days to choose your image sizes. The cart will also reflect the discounted portrait prices if you wish to add anything on to your order.
To schedule your session, please call us at 517.563.8269 and have your credit/debit card ready. Spots will be limited.
Please feel free to comment below and share with your friends! Perhaps, they have a Little Princess they would like to bless with a beautiful memory as well!
Before we left for vacation, I had a chance to take some newborn pictures of my best friend’s little guy. Such a cute little guy! At the time this pictures were taken, he was actually 7 weeks old but he still seemed some small to me. (Maybe because my kids are starting to get past the toddler stage and getting ready to start school! Side note for my small tear, they grow so fast!) About a week after he was born, we had a “small’ medical scare with him that turned out to be 100% fine. It is amazing how the power of pray and faith, can somehow get you through something so heartbreaking. I don’t think any of us have ever prayed as hard as we did that week while awaiting news. And then, when it was over and good news came that little Chase was going to be absolutely fine, the tears of joy would not stop and thanksgiving.
I love that in my job I get to connectwith people in such a unique way. I get to help them preserve the moments that are important and special. Moms having pictures of the little ones is so important because they grow so fast and change in so many ways. I hope you enjoy seeing these images and feel free to leave us some comments at the bottom! Until next time…..
Can you believe how fast time goes by? I don’t think we really notice until we have kids of our own and watch them grow. Tears come to your eyes when you look back and think, “Where did the time go?” Children are a gift from God and blessing to have in your life. (Yes, a blessing, even when they are driving you mad during the day.) This is why getting pictures done regularly, especially when they are younger, is so important. You will not get these years back. Think to yourself, when was the last time you stopped and took pictures of your children (even with your own camera) and actually got prints? If you haven’t the prints in hand, how often do you look back into your hard drive (where ever your digital images are stored) and actually LOOKED at them? Kids love to flip through photo albums and see themselves when they were little. Please think of all the embarrassing things you will be able to show the boy/girl friends when they start coming around. So what are you waiting for? Get snappin’! Oh but before you leave! Take a peak at little Emma on her very important milestone.
I cannot believe that a year has gone by already. I was blessed to be able to take pictures of Bryella when she was only 4 days old. And now, she will be turning one this month. Time really does fly! Not only am I now measuring time by my own kids growing up but by my clients’ children as well! I really do find it a privilege that so many of you bring your children to me to document your memories. I am always working my hardest to give you something that cannot be replaced. To freeze time, a memory, and have it last forever in your life displayed in your home or shared with friends and family.