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Let’s Party!

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            It’s my birthday month!

            For the month of February, 2013, we’ll be helping others celebrate their birthdays!  More specifically, if you have (or know of) a child who recently celebrated their first birthday, or will soon be celebrating their first birthday, we will be running a limited-time promotional for First Year Celebration sessions.

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            To be eligible for the promotional, the child’s first birthday needs to be between January 1, 2013, and May 31, 2013, and the portrait session will need to be scheduled and completed by April 30, 2013.

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            The “My First Birthday!” option includes an approximate two-hour in-studio portrait session (about an hour for the “I’m 1!” session, and an hour for the “Trash The Cake” session).  The smash cake is included, as are use of available studio props.  You are also welcome to bring your own props and accessories.  There is no additional charge for the pre-session consultation to discuss set and session concept ideas, or for the Premiere Session – this is a viewing and ordering session held at our studio approximately one to two weeks following the portrait session.  You are encouraged to invite anyone who may be interested in viewing the images and purchasing portraits from the session.  Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided.  In preparation for your Premiere Session, we will choose the best images from the session to edit and prepare a session portfolio and custom-designed slideshow set to music.  The session retainer for this option is 175.00.  Once the portrait session is complete, the session retainer will become a studio product credit that can be applied towards a qualifying product purchase that totals at least 500.00 before the product credit is applied.

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          You can also choose to do either the “I’m 1!” or “Trash The Cake” one-hour in-studio session for 100.00.  This option choice includes the same items and services as our most popular full session First Year Celebration experience, with the ability to choose a shorter session.  Once the portrait session is complete, the 100.00 session retainer will become a studio product credit that can be applied towards a qualifying product purchase that totals at least 250.00 before the product credit is applied.

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          Normally, any product purchase investment is separate from the session retainer.  However, to spread a little celebration cheer, we’re allowing you to use it as a product credit for a limited time only.

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            To find out more about what we do and what your ALP experience will be like, click here:  http://www.alpinc.biz/about-the-alp-experience.html.

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New set design options are also in the works – be one of the first to try them out!

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This makes a great birthday gift for a special little one in your life and is one of our most fun-filled milestone celebration sessions.

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You have two weeks to get in on this special – schedule your session soon to lock in your desired date.  Email us at katrina@artisticlifephotography.com, or call us at 704-986-0341 to reserve your date.  Session retainer required at time of scheduling and will be credited to your qualifying product purchase at the Premiere viewing and ordering session.

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CYBER MONDAY!

They're Family, Too!!!

So . . .  you took care of everyone on your Christmas list on Black Friday, right?   Children? Check.  Parents? Check.  Co-workers? Check.  Spouse? Check.  But wait . . . what about your furry babies??  What?!?!  They’re family, too!!  No, really!  Think about it . . . who greets you with exuberance when you walk through the door?  Who keeps you company on walks?  Who makes you smile when it’s the last thing you feel like doing?  And they weren’t on your list?!?!?  O.o

 Well, there’s still time!  Do something extra-special for your four-legged family members!  Whether you have an energy-filled little furr-ball, a gentle giant who loves napping, or a sweet soul somewhere in between, schedule an ALP Pawprints pet portrait session . . . they get to enjoy being the center of attention for a while, and you get some great keepsakes of your loyal friend!

 If you call or email us this week and schedule an ALP Pawprints pet portrait session for January or February, 2013, you will receive ½ off of your session retainer (normally $150.00;  available for a limited time only for $75.00), you will lock in 2012 pricing for this session, and you will receive one complimentary high-resolution digital file with printing release when you purchase a fine art gallery wrap canvas wall portrait 16×20 or larger from this session.  That alone is a $150.00 value!

 These Cyber Monday pet portrait sessions are going to be limited to a total of ten (10) available sessions . . . five (5) to be scheduled in January, and five (5) to be scheduled in February.  Your choice of in-studio setting or on-location (no extra mileage charges for travel within StanlyCounty), weather permitting.  ALP Pawprints is not limited to just dogs and cats . . . as long as your pet doesn’t have fangs, venom or scales.

 The session retainer is due at the time you schedule the appointment to hold your requested date and time.  The session retainer is non-refundable in the event of cancellation by client, but the session may be rescheduled, when possible, during January or February, 2013.  The session retainer covers photographers’ time and talent in capturing the images and preparing them for presentation, a welcome packet for your pet including treats and emergency notification cards and stickers, and a Premiere Party approximately a week to two weeks after the session for you and any guests you invite to view the images from the session and place your order.  Light hors d’oeuvres will also be provided for the Premiere Party.

This offer will only be valid for this week, or until the ten sessions have been filled, whichever comes first.  To schedule your session, give us a call at 704-986-0341, email me at katrina@artisticlifephotography.com, or go to www.alpinc.com and send us a message and we’ll contact you.

LOVE STORY CONTEST

“True love stories never have endings.”

-Richard Bach-

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we are looking forward to hearing the best true love story you’ve got!

Perhaps you know a couple who has faced adversity, a life-altering illness, or a personal tragedy together;  perhaps there is a couple in your church who encourage, guide and inspire other couples;  or perhaps it’s the committed relationship that you, yourself, are invested in.  Whatever the love story may be – battles won, obstacles overcome, other hearts encouraged – we want to hear it.

BeginningTuesday, February 14, 2012, and going throughWednesday, February 29, 2012, we will be accepting true love stories of committed relationships.  Whether someone’s been married fifty years, five years, one year, or engaged for five months, they’re eligible to be entered into our BELOVED contest.

All entries will be read and reviewed and, depending on the number of entries, a winner will be announced the first week in March.  The winner will receive a complimentary BELOVED Session scheduled for Spring 2012, a custom-designed DVD slideshow set to music showcasing the best images from their session, and $100.00 in studio product credit.  This is a total portrait package valued at $650.00.

Entries may be emailed to:  katrina@artisticlifephotography.com, or mailed via US Postal Service to:  Artistic Life Photography, Inc.,PO Box 1036,Albemarle,NC 28002.  Entries will be accepted up to, or must be postmarked by,February 29, 2012.  Pictures or digital images of the couple submitted along with written entries are appreciated, but are not necessary to be eligible to win the complimentary BELOVED Session and accompanying products.  Recipients must be at least 21 years of age, US citizens, and be willing to travel toStanly County,North Carolina, for their session.

For more information about our BELOVED Sessions and to see sample images, click on the following links:

BELOVED … The Sessions … What Extraordinary Love Looks Like:

https://alpinc.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/112/

BELOVED … The Concept And My Little Wooden Box

https://alpinc.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/100/

Thank you in advance for taking the time to honor someone and enter a love story into the BELOVED contest, and thank you for recognizing the beauty of committed and inspiring love that so often gets overlooked.

As an additional thank you, the name of those people who have submitted a love story will be eligible to win $100.00 ALP Studio Credit that can be applied towards a portrait session of your choosing, or used as a product credit towards your order with us.  You may enter multiple love stories as long as each story is about a different couple.  Your name will be entered in the drawing based on the number of submissions up to five (1 love story = 1 entry, 2 love stories  = 2 entries, etc.).

When submitting your entries be sure to include:  your name, your mailing address, your phone number(s) [we have to have some way to contact you in the event your name is chosen as a winner!] and the best time to call, your email, and if different, the couple’s names, their mailing address, their phone number(s) and their email.  You and the couple will only be contacted if your entry is chosen as a winner.

Be assured, too, that we respect our clients’ privacy – we do not share, sell or distribute your names or information to any other business, individual, or entity.

Finally, try to keep the stories to one or two pages since we will be reading through each of the entries.  However, make sure you convey what is special about the couple, how the couple inspires you, any obstacles they may have faced and how they came through it together.  Tell us why they (or you) truly deserve a BELOVED Session to honor their relationship and their love story.

“Love must be as much a light,

as it is a flame.”

-Henry David Thoreau-

BELOVED … The Sessions … What Extraordinary Love Looks Like

BELOVED

What Extraordinary Love Looks Like

  

Portrait experiences for couples in love

Love is the opening of the heart …

the welcoming of your beloved.

BELOVED is an invitation to couples to experience the richness within their relationship.

Based on the vision of Jesh de Rox, BELOVED sessions are a remembrance of what is important – they are a celebration of love.

"Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years." -Simone Signoret

BELOVED is “…inviting a space between people where the walls dissolve, the connections between them surge, and the truth we most often keep under close guard is instead given freely.”  – Jesh de Rox

Beloved is a remembrance of what is important. A celebration of love.

BELOVED is … seeing each other perfectly and discovering, or rediscovering, the love that exists.

"Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place." -Zora Neale Hurston

BELOVED is … digging deep internally;  reaching a real experience that is filled with serious, honest emotion.

"The quiet mutual gaze of a trusting husband and wife is like the first moment of rest or refuge from a great weariness or a great danger." -George Eliot

BELOVED is … intended to put the couple in a moment of true emotion and personal exploration.

"When your heart speaks, take good notes." -Judith Campbell

BELOVED is … powerful.  Some sessions may be light and joyful, while others may be intense and deep.  You may walk away from your session feeling refreshed and carefree, or you may feel more connected and deeply rooted in your love and your relationship. And some sessions may experience all of these things.

"You can as easily love without trusting as you can hug without embracing." -Robert Brault

BELOVED is … experiential photography that leads you on a journey of discovery … of yourself … of your loved one … of your relationship.

Love is the opening of the heart ... the welcoming of your beloved.

The vision for the BELOVED movement:  “BELOVED is the belief that as photographers we have the ability to touch the world one relationship at a time.  Instead of reflecting the surface, we become an invitation to those we work with to experience the richness within them.  BELOVED is a remembrance of what’s most important and a celebration of love.” – Jesh de Rox

Whether you are dating, engaged, have been married five days or 50 years … whatever the situation, you are in love, and we would like to help you celebrate that love.  Couples often feel guarded and offer strained smiles at first, but we love that moment of complete openness when clients relax into the session, let their guards down and let us capture their hearts and souls – the true essence of their relationship – when they open their eyes and see the person for the unique beauty they possess.

“Love isn’t finding a perfect person.

It’s seeing an imperfect person perfectly.”

~Sam Keen~

 If you are interested in scheduling a BELOVED session with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  We would love to help you tell your love story.  Please keep in mind, this is not your “typical photo session” – you will need to plan to spend at least two to three hours of time for the session itself.  Also, children and pets are wonderful, but we recommend scheduling a family session at a later time to incorporate them in your images as this can be an intense session.  We want you to be able to focus wholly and completely on each other to get the most out of your session.  We will walk beside you on a journey through smiles, laughter and tears in your relationship as we capture those moments in priceless images for you to enjoy in years to come.

"Trust is letting go of needing to know all the details before you open your heart." -Author Unknown

So, just who is this session suited for?  If you are in a committed relationship, this may be the perfect session for you.  Are you recently engaged?  This would make a great session for your engagement portraits – and we can even design a unique, custom signature book to use at your reception.  Are you recently married or celebrating a one-year anniversary?  What better way to extend the honeymoon than with a BELOVED session?  Perhaps your marriage is a few more years down the path in its journey … rekindle the romance with this intimate session.  Maybe you’re even in the process of putting your relationship back together and recommitting yourselves to continue your journey … a BELOVED session may help you revisit the things in your mate that you fell in love with in the beginning, or it may help tear down the walls that are built when a soul feels wounded.  And just maybe you’re approaching a 25th or 50th anniversary (or something in between) … by all means you deserve to celebrate the love that has stood the test of time and been an inspiration to others around you!  But whatever the situation, don’t wait to schedule your session … find a reason to celebrate now!  Even if you aren’t engaged or married, but you are in a committed relationship, this could still be a great session for you!

We would love to talk with you.  Contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation to get more details about the BELOVED sessions, to find out if this is something you’d be interested in and dedicated to, and to schedule your session.  We will help you decide the perfect location(s) and can assist you in wardrobe selection if needed.

“It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence

that we can finally hear the whispers of truths

that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking

on the doorsteps of our hearts.”

~K.T. Jong~


BELOVED . . .

Portrait experiences for couples in love

BELOVED … The Concept And My Little Wooden Box

BELOVED

 

The Surprise in the Little Wooden Box

 

“God hides things by putting them all around us.”

~Author Unknown ~

Such was the experience I had recently in my own front yard.  I never cease to be amazed at how God can shape and reshape our thought process, and how ordinary days get presented to us wrapped in the most colorful ribbons when we think we’re only opening up an ordinary paper bag.

The early part of last year I started out on a brief photo session hoping to find an adequately spring-ish spot or two to showcase a new treasure I’d received – my BELOVED Field Guide . . . a simply elegant box with the words artfully etched into the lid and tied up neatly with a raffia bow.  I’m thinking, “Okay, I need something green and flowery and exquisite to be a suitable background for the little gems held within this wooden box”.  I had just read every word printed on every card inside my newly acquired “treasure box”, and I could hardly wait to find the “appropriate” setting to convey the beauty and joy, the excitement and inspiration, and even the tears of understanding that were tucked into a seemingly simple little wooden box.

So I set out on a little personal photo assignment to find the “perfect” spot.  Thinking I would find something green and in celebratory bloom, I found my pansies that had bravely lasted through winter.  “Hmmm, these will work for a start”, I thought to myself as I worked with this spot and then with that angle to find the “right” light and the “right” bloom.

The beauty of love ...

A few minutes later I walked to the flower bed at the base of the pecan tree where the crocus were beginning to bloom.  Again, I’d work with the changing light and the breeze toppling over the box to find just the right vantage point.

The newness of love ...

After exhausting that location, I stood up and looked around to survey the front yard . . . the Bradford Pear trees were just starting to bud but weren’t yet blooming . . . the rose bushes were starting to yield just the first bits of tender, green leaves . . . and the oak trees were still quite bare.  What to do?  What to do?

The light would not be too long from fading, and I wanted to try to get a few more images.  I walked over to one of the oak trees and circled around it slowly, noticing the textures of the aged bark and lichen along with the lightfall.  I sat the box down, cradled on a tree root, and snapped a few images.  I adjusted my angle and position and snapped a few more.  Then, just as I was about to call it a wrap to head back in the house to see what I had, it was almost as if something spoke to me and said, “Love isn’t always sweet-scented flowers in full bloom . . . loves goes through many stages – just like this tree.  Through years and years of growing and weathering the seasons and the storms, this tree has reached upwards of 30 or 40 feet, and the expanse of its roots are at least that deep.  True love weathers many seasons as well, and often survives a myriad of storms – if nurtured properly, the roots of that relationship will take hold and create a nourishing foundation for that relationship, much like the tree, that goes deeper than we can see with the human eye”.  I stood there for a few moments, letting that thought sink into my soul, thinking over the other things I had noticed in the yard.

“While the beginning of a journey together certainly deserves celebration, as the

journey continues, each additional step is an achievement worth celebrating –

just as much, if not more.”

~Jesh de Rox -“The Dream”/BELOVED Field Guide~

The strength, endurance and depth of love ...

Then I remembered the rose bush, just starting to send out its first tender leaves…

“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns;

I am thankful that thorns have roses.”

~Alphonse Karr~

Again I did my little “photography tango” … walking to one side of the bush and then the other … bending down to my knees and stretching up onto my tip-toes.  I’d lay the box gently upon one branch and then try another, careful not to damage the bush or any of its tender, new growth.  As I snapped a few images at my “new” location, I pondered how much relationships can be like rose bushes – love, at its best, can rival the beauty of any rose in its full-bloom glory;  but there are occasional “thorns” that have to be dealt with, too.  The thorns may come in a variety of obstacles, but the successful relationships thrive on the gratitude of being thankful that the thorn bush has roses, rather than dwelling on the presence of the thorns.

Rejoicing because the thorn bushes have roses

The Bradford Pear trees were my next stop.  Just barely beginning to bud, they held the promise of the coming spring.  The pear blossom has long been a symbol of hope and of lasting friendship since the Victorian era.  At weddings, it symbolizes generosity and hope for the new life of a marrying couple.  In English poetry, the pear blossom is a delicate or fragile strength.  “Hope” … “friendship” … “generosity” … “delicate” … “fragile” … “strength” …  a loving, growing relationship is the embodiment of each of these things.  The budding pear blossoms would be yet another “perfect” setting for my new “treasure box”.

The promise of love ...

Just before shutting the camera off, I walked back to the oak tree where my small journey of “discovery” began.  I had already been given so much in just a matter of a few minutes, but yet I selfishly wanted just one more image … a parting moment to relish in my thoughts … one more chance for that voice to speak to me … and I got it.  I placed the little wooden box at the base of the tree again, in a slightly different location of one of its branching roots.  I adjusted … I moved the box … I stood up … I bent down … and had almost just the right set up.  Almost.  This one little dried leaf stood in the way.  So I moved it.  Then I noticed the edge of a small piece of bark … I had just reached out to move it, too, and I stopped in mid-movement.  I pulled my hand back and put it on my camera.  For a moment, the thought came to me that relationships aren’t perfect.  People in relationships aren’t perfect.  However, two people in a loving relationship, supporting each other through the buds and the thorns and the storms, rejoicing in it’s moments of full-bloom glory, and standing strong against the winds of time … that’s true beauty … even with its imperfections.  Why did I feel compelled to make this last scene pristine and “perfect”?  Most of our lives are far from pristine, and it’s the couple who can look past those imperfections and find beauty in the unrehearsed, unpretentious “naturalness” of their lives and their love that will also stand the test of time and find beauty in less-than-perfect surroundings.

Love ... unrehearsed, unpretentious

THE CREED

 In these moments of life,

may our eyes be blessed to see

with depth what matters most.

May our hearts to discover love

be stronger than our fears.

May we be compassionate with ourselves

and those around us, remembering we are

all in stages of growth.

~Jesh de Rox~

BELOVED Field Guide

“La Bella Vita!”

Celebrate “The Beautiful Life!” onSaturday, February 4, 2012, at Artistic Life Photography, Inc.

There are only 10 available sessions that will be scheduled on a first-come/first-served basis.  The $30.00 session fee, due at the time your session is scheduled, covers your makeover, your before/after portrait session, a 5×7 gift print, beverages and hors d’oeuvres, and an elegant gift bag containing samples, coupons and sweet treats.

Vickie Speight, an Aesthetician and Mary Kay consultant, will transform you for your breve e dolce (short and sweet) portrait session.  Your appointment is expected to last a total of approximately 45 minutes, and you can sample an Italian-themed menu and browse through samples and products while you’re there.  You may even find some great Valentine’s gifts as we debut our “ALP Inspirations” gift product line.

You are welcome to bring friends with you to share in the fun, and have a taste of “The Beautiful Life!”, however, makeovers and portrait sessions are available by advance appointment only.

We welcome walk-ins who want to come in to see what all the excitement is about and may want to sign up for information and updates for future events and promotions.  Gift bags will be reserved first for those who have scheduled appointments, but extras will be given out as long as supplies last.

When you arrive, we will take a quick head-and-shoulders “before” image.  Light hors d’oeuvres, Italian soda and citrus water will be available while you prepare for your session.  When Vickie has completed your makeup application, we will take an “after” head-and-shoulders image.  You will then receive a complimentary breve e dolce portrait session lasting about 10 to 15 minutes.

The best images from your session will be uploaded to an online password-protected “La Bella Vita!” gallery approximately one week following your session and you are welcome to choose your complimentary 5×7 gift print from the available selection.  You will receive instructions regarding how to access this gallery at the makeover event.  You are under no obligation to make any purchases, but are welcome to do so if you love your images!

To prepare for your session, you need to come dressed for the portrait session with your hair already styled according to your preference.  Also, make sure you have a clean face, ready for fresh makeup application.

As a reminder, the $30.00 session fee is required at the time you schedule your session.  This is a non-refundable retainer fee to reserve your appointment on the calendar.  If you are unable to keep the appointment, the $30.00 retainer fee is forfeited to compensate photographer and makeup artist for their time since there are only a small number of sessions available and, once reserved, session appointments are no longer available for other potential clients.

We would love to have you visit the studio and join in the fun!  Submit your information using the contact form accompanying this blog post, then we will send you a session contract and will contact you regarding payment information and your selection of appointment time.  We prefer debit or credit card payment to expedite reserving your desired time (your appointment is not guaranteed until we have received payment for same), but we can also make arrangements to meet you at the studio if you prefer to pay by cash.  We respect our clients’ privacy  – be assured that any information you submit to us will remain private, will not be shared with any outside parties, and will never be sold.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at katrina@artisticlifephotography.com.  In the alternative, you can call 704-986-0341.  We look forward to sharing “The Good Life!” with you!

 

Christmas In July!

              … Wait!  What?  Christmas?!?! 

            I know, I know … the calendar says “July”.  But think about it … if the calendar says “July”, what does that mean? (*humming the Jeopardy theme…).  It MEANS that there are only six – count ‘em – six months left until Christmas!  Hey!  No sand-throwing!  Play nice! I’m just the messenger, or the pointer out, or whatever you want to call it. 

            Before you know it, the days will be getting shorter, the temperatures will be getting cooler, and we’ll be trading grass-mowing for leaf-raking.  Okay, so we generally go with the “naturalized look” – the leaves land where they land and they are happy there and … oops! Sorry.  Bunny trail. 

            Christmas!  Right!

 

Merry Christmas From Posha and Lulu! (Front of custom-designed Christmas card)

  

          Now, be honest – how long has it been since you’ve had a family portrait done?  Have you ever had personalized portrait Christmas cards?  Ever?!?!  If you have, have you updated them recently?  Within the last five years?  Tsk, tsk, tsk … for shame!  I’m sensing some guilty faces out there and a lot of deer-in-the-headlight looks.

            What do “Christmas In July” and family portraits have to do with each other?  No, I’m not on another bunny trail!  I’m glad you asked … but … we’ve got good news and bad news.  Bad news first?  Okay.  Bad news is:  it won’t be long before you’re trading those flip-flops and ice-cold lemonades for warm, fuzzy socks and mugs of hot chocolate.  Yes, I heard the groans.  Sorry.

            Don’t leave yet!  There’s still the good news!  Actually, there’s lots of good news!  Schedules will resume, the humidity will relinquish its choke-hold, and we get to start planning all of the family get-togethers.  …What?  I think I actually heard more groaning – what’s up with that??

The inside of Posha and Lulu’s card …
      
    
       You know you can’t wait to start planning menus and digging out the “good China”, and lugging in boxes of decorations, and battling the crowds at the malls!  What was that?  You can wait?  Okay, yeah, me too.
 
 

Posha and Lulu - Back of Christmas Card

 
 
               However, what could be easier for you (and more treasured by them) than giving gifts of portraiture?  You and your familywill have so much fun planning and creating a customized session that is as individual and unique as you are.  Are you thinking “fall leaves and crisp air”?  Awesome! We’ve got several locations in mind already, and would love to hear your ideas, too.  But you’ll want to schedule that October session soon because those dates will fill up quickly.  …Maybe an outdoor session with your horses on the family farm?  September would be a great month for that.  Oh wait!  Just maybe you’re thinking about bringing a little “summer” back into your Christmas … perhaps “Lemonade & Lollipops”, a “Front Porch Session”, or “Bubble Blast” is more your family’s style.  We can make that happen!  (AND design a fantabulous Christmas card to showcase your images!)  Just be sure to book that session in July or August to make sure you’re still reveling in the warmth of the summer sun (somehow, lemonade, flip-flops and goosebumps just don’t seem to go well together).
 
 

Vanderflute Custom-Designed Christmas Card - Front

 

            With your imagination and our creativity, the options are almost endless.  Um … well … one note of disclaimer – we are open to the options of almost anything, but we do have to draw the line at things like snakes, parachuting out of airplanes (although we will be glad to stand on the ground and welcome you when you land), and anything else that may be considered dangerous, questionably inappropriate or downright illegal.

 

Vanderflute Card - Inside

           When your session is finished, the fun will continue when you are NOT battling crowded malls, but are instead, choosing from a wide array of options for custom-designed gifts from your great images!  We have gallery wraps, Gallery Blocks, jewelry items, coasters, mugs, mouse pads, key chains, gift prints, wall portraits, purses, calendars, ornaments, water globes – just about anything for most everyone on your list.  Oh! And we gift wrap and gift package, too … at no extra charge!  That office supply store with the “easy button” doesn’t have anything on us!

 

Vanderflute Card - Back

            Session fees start at $375.00 for the “Memories” collection which includes a pre-session consultation (so we can get to know each other, we can answer any questions and hear all the super-fun ideas you have), the customized family session (photographers’ time and talent during the session and preparing your images so they look their absolute best), an in-studio viewing/sales session (where you can see and touch the products before ordering), a custom-designed DVD slideshow and proof DVD delivered in a double leather folio and elegant, satin-lined keepsake box, and a print/product credit for you to use towards your order. 

            Wait! It gets better!  The session fees are always a great way to save money instead of purchasing these services individually – but we’re celebrating “Christmas In July!”, right?  Right!  So, for a limited time, if you contact us during the month of July to schedule your family session between July and November 13th, we will be taking $100.00 off of each session price!!  And if you reserve a “Legacy” session, which includes a $500.00 print/product credit,  you will also receive 10% off of any portraits or products you order at the time of your viewing/sales session!

 

Ready for Santa

         

             Family fun … Christmas DONE!  And saving money, too? What could be better than “Christmas In July!”?

             Contact us at 704-986-0341 to schedule your “Christmas In July!” session.