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If you remember a few weeks ago I posted this photo on social media:
I'm so very excited to be a vendor for Organic Bloom Frames. They are hand made, hand painted and SO customizeable you can't even believe it.
I simply love seeing photos on the wall. Do you remember a grandparent, or mom and dad, or an aunt maybe, that had their hallways just lined with photos? It really takes you somewhere mentally to stare at collections of photos on the wall or flipping through a box of polaroids or prints. I just love it! That is a huge loss that our culture has began to suffer from the digital age. Trust me. I love digital. I really do. I'm among the first to admit I've been terrible about keeping up on prints for myself. I have done a few books and albums that I just LOVE. Nothing replaces a photograph in physical form. And now that a beautiful wall display is coming back into popularity. These Organic Bloom frames really give wall art photo collections an awesome pop.
Over the last couple of weeks, I had the privilege of designing a wall for my sister in law! She has a single canvas collage up on her wall that I did for her a few years ago. She sent a photo of it to me one day and said "This looks so lonely" and let me know she was wanting to get some canvases or prints for the wall from a later Anniversary session that we did.
I began designing!
We had a lot of options flowing through the conversations: One of my favorites was this:
Aubrey sent me a variety of photos she thought to use, there were a few candids of she and her hubby with their Husky Pup Baxter - And I still had the anniversary photos she wanted on my external hard drive.
I designed a few options that make it appear right on her wall and we discussed what works and what doesn't work. Ultimately I think we both really loved the blue and yellow and how well it worked - but she wanted to make sure it was more of a neutral color palette. And this is what we ended up with:
I literally just placed the order today. The mix of canvas/framed prints I love... and I think it'll grow nicely up the stairs if they decide to add on and should re-organize nicely should they ever move to Yreka. ;) haha. Or ya know. Wherever.
Do you want to get in on this action? Read on - and Congratulations on making it through my chatty-mcchatterson-blog.
You tell me your interested by leaving a comment here in this blog with your email address! I will send you an email with details and requirements on how we go about this process. Should you decide to take the leap - I will take a design deposit from you of $100 which will be non refundable but applied to the total cost of your order (Frames begin at $295). Then I will begin designing - we will come up with something that you just. LOVE. I guarantee it! Be an early adopter and get in on this awesomeness. I am going to give away 3 SPACES to the first people that decide to have me design an Organic Bloom collection for them. These spots will be highly coveted I'm sure - as there will be some great Specials that will be marvelous and quite generous. Mostly because I want you to experience these frames. Seriously. Like Seriously.
This is a decent investment on your part, oh customer. but These frames. I'm tellin you. And pair them with a special memory - bring out the color of the binky that your baby never used to be able to live without but is a trigger style reminder of how little and innocent she was then now that she is hitting kindergarten? Swoohoooon-worthy. I can work in whatever photos you want, You can do a grow with me collection of all your kiddos years... we can create a generation wall so that your kids can hold onto actual photos of you guys on your wedding day along with grandma and grandpas? These photos ... they don't have to be mine. (But if they aren't, and they're professional i'll need a print release OR You're welcome to simply order just frames if you want to kinda DIY) You will be blown-a-way by the color and style options seriously. We can compeltely customize this whole thing AND They use Benjamin Moore Paint - You can request anything that they don't have listed! ANYTHING that they offer at www.benjaminmoore.com SO You could match an accent wall! You could take a double frame and make the inside frame match your wall and the outside color be the color you wished you would have painted but you weren't brave enough to go that bold! (*raised hand*) hahaha! The options are endless... and I know that could get overwhelming.. BUT Thats why you order from a vendor, like myself.... I'll ask questions - see what you're hoping for/looking for and I'LL put together a few things that you can tweak and choose from.
If you're interested in one of the 3 special design spots I'm offering - Comment below with your email and I'll send you the 3 Space Special pricing info, requirements and everything you'd need to know to get started with a Design-Special Space!
Frames begin at $235 - and your design deposit will be $100 to get moving (Non refundable but applicable to your frame costs!)
Can't wait to work with you!!
I'm not sure why I have to use the word "Surprise" in the title. Usually proposals are surprises right? haha!
Shannon and Jonathan are on my calendar to follow this little baby's journey into the world. We did a gender reveal shoot (You can see it here), this maternity shoot, and next we have a Fresh48 (squeee!! I'm excited for this... Do you know what a Fresh48 session is? In-Hospital session within the first 48 hours... often scheduled for me to arrive right before family comes to meet baby so that on top of all the freshness and newness we can get some sweet emotion too.), and then the newborn photoshoot! I'm quite excited :) I love the belly to baby journey.
So we have had this tentatively on the calendar since we met up and booked the package, but we waited until things got closer to decide on a date. A couple months ago Jonathan wrote me and let me know his plans.. we came up with a pose that would be our signal... and let it roll.
Haha, poor guy - I had told him I'd try and do it in the middle of the shoot - but ended up not doing it until the very end. I was nervous I was going to blow it lol! Photographing proposals is so fun though.
He was going to give me a thumbs up once he was ready for me to ask them to turn around.. Luckily I didn't notice the thumbs up right away because right after that he dropped the ring! haha! You'll notice in the flow of photos that I included that (even tho it's slightly out of focus) because I just couldn't ignore including that moment! There is also one of Shannon laughing - because she was noticing all the shuffling... and she was about to turn around to see what the problem was! You just have to stand still and look forward dude! What is your deal!?
lol, anyway - thankfully he got down on that knee, she spun around looking up for him... She was indeed surprised with the moment thats for sure. It was very sweet to be a part of!
Thanks so much for including me in your moments you guys! Can't wait for the next session!
Hope you all enjoy!
And then comes the proposal...
Haha! I figured I'd fore-warn you! We are all naturally repelled by those creepy salesy posts. "Buy this! You want my services, you know you do!" The thing is they have those silly tricks because... honestly - they kinda work. Mostly because - well - you're likely not just going to come to me unless I remind you that I'm here, especially since my business was kind of non-marketed and sort of hiding for a few years. I'm looking for ideal clients, that value photography as an art and want to invest in making their memories tangible.
I've looked ahead to my calendar for the Fall Season; between now and November I have 32 slots available for sessions. So here is my point: I'm trying to get those sessions pre-filled! Let's prevent the rush of people coming to me in October hoping to get photos done in time to get Christmas cards out! Or seniors that realize - OH NO! I have 3 weeks left to get my Yearbook photo in! And - we still have some time with the beautiful weather. Get on it!
I have a trip as well as family coming to visit at the end of September, Wedding to travel to October 1, My bestie's baby is due at the end of November, School is starting (and I'm doing School Pictures for our Church/School this year!) not all in that order... and then of course there is the natural fact that October and November for photographers is like March and April for Accountants.
SO - What do you need to know?
My session fee is $169 (it is non-refundable and you need to pay this to get on the schedule). You get to order prints, wall art, albums, gift prints, and digitals at the ordering session that gets scheduled for after I'm done editing. My Print Sets begin at $200 and Clients can expect to invest an average of $1200 for Wall Art Collections. (I offer custom & standard framing, canvases, metal prints, albums, and holiday cards too!)
I will take care of you and help you through the process, even talk you through outfit choices should you need assistance. Your job is to tell me you want a session, sign your contract and pay your session fee, be in touch with me throughout the planning stage (even meet with me to go over everything if you'd like), show up to your session, and then show up to your ordering session after I've done all the editing. Pick your favorites, then I'll help you select your art and prints, and then wait patiently for me to bring them to you tied together with a pretty little bow!
Now your job is this: Click here to Contact me and tell me you're ready to get on the books for your session this Fall!
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I can't wait to work with you!
Leora, Madi's mom, chatted with me at church about about doing a session for Madi to celebrate her 8th grade graduation, and I am so glad we did. I love when clients want to do these (what some consider) "little occasions." Don't save photo shoots for only the big big stuff. Seriously. I believe it is always important to commemorate big and small events with something like a photoshoot! Even non-events and the "slow or mundane times" of life are special!! As parents it happens all too quickly that we look at a photo and say "look how young she was!" or "I can't believe how long ago that was already!" Pictures help us hold onto memories.
What a crazy time of life! Can you remember that time? I do, and I was terrified. I remember desperately wanting to learn about homeschooling or charter school! haha... I guess it's just that change can be scary, and this age changes are big, and intense. Life right?
You will do amazing Madi! Have an amazing summer preparing for high school, and thank you for being such an awesome subject! ;)
This girl! She is pretty awesome, beautiful inside and out! We met a long time ago through mutual friends and reconnected a couple of years ago over our mutual Starbucks addiction when I was working there... and she was the most frequent flyer who didn't actually drink coffee! Any other Baristas here in Yreka know her as Tall Double Chocolaty Chip with half a banana. HA!
It took us a while to finally nail down photo swapping times but we eventually both took turns in front of the other's camera. Always an experience for a photographer to be on that side! Taylor totally knew what she was doing and rocked it though! Even though it was so stinking cold that we almost gave up! She brought her beloved pups too :) The dogs were troopers and I'm so glad we did this! Fur Babies make it more fun, and she made it look easy for a photographer to be on the other side of the camera! Can you even tell that she was close to turning blue from how cold it was!?
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