It was the end of January in Illinois and the weekend before
had delivered an ice storm that covered the area.
But what a difference a week can make!
January 21 was beautiful … the rain had cleared away …
no snow … the sun was out … and it was WEDDING DAY.
No one needed a coat!
Jacklynn and Devin had a most amazing ceremony that involved family,
pastors, church members, friends from past and present …
Jacklynn’s dress was made by her grandmother, decorations (including
looooong walls of lighted tulle) were created by family and friends …
and twin brother was home from service in Alaska.
Morning of the ceremony with a wedding start of ‘2’,
Grandpa was in the auditorium building an extra step to the platform,
labor of love for granddaughter.
There may (will) be the brief moments of ‘nerves’ and the last minute unexpected
surprises or hiccups, but a wedding day is also … always … one whole entire day
full of grace and ‘caring’ lavished on one special couple.
It’s a cup of refreshment …
a quiet room …
a warm beanbag, and blankets for baby.
Wraps, baskets, and bowls from which to select …
… maybe some teddy bear ears!
(or a vintage lace bonnet) …
a special wardrobe to choose from later for the ‘sitter’.
It’s one whole hour of devoted attention to you and baby
(you enjoy a restful ‘watch’ from a beautiful comfy chair).
The result, a collection of 20 captures (always at least one smile).
Then you’ll be given the opportunity to view your images privately
on a big screen, joined by whoever you’d like to have with you.
Once again refreshment … and plenty of time.
Wall piece? Boutique Book? Album? Image blocks?
Perhaps the Baby Suite: announcements, art, album alternative,
specially packaged proofs with USB digital files and
you’ll be on your way – with exactly and only what you wanted!
A great family picture or collage set hanging over the fireplace
or stairway doesn’t just happen by accident … it happens with planning.
Is there a space in your home waiting to be filled with ‘special’?
… something that has meaning … that isn’t just a ‘decoration’
from the local store or Hobby Lobby (I do love Hobby Lobby though!).
What should be in that spot? Does it need to be framed?
How big? And what color should it be?
And what about a canvas? … or something a little more modern?
… “I can’t decide … ”
Indecision is one of the biggest blocks to having a family portrait.
We’re somewhat afraid it has to be ‘the one’ … to last a long time …
when it really just needs to be people we love right now.
Families grow and change. With portraits, there will never be a time to get ‘the one’ …
but there’s lots of time to get a great one if we:
* Simply decide to do it … “someday is not a day of the week”
but we use “someday” for all dream things when it comes to home.
This is important. It will one day be ‘heirloom’. Make the decision.
* Choose a spot … it CAN be changed. You will not be ‘stuck’.
The empty wall, the stairway, the front door entry …
… the hallway (collage it with a session!).
If planned properly, your pieces will look great in more than one
area of your home. You’ll be free to move them around and continue
enjoying them as the family changes and you highlight new pieces.
* Make the appointment with someone able to ‘follow through’.
There’s great value in using a full service portrait photographer.
Some people love for everything in their home to be ‘just right’.
Professional portrait planners consider your style taste, home decor and colors,
and apply that to what you wear and how it’s framed.
We’re trained to help you, and have access to exclusive material sources.
This can ‘make or break’ the beauty of your piece and success of your session.
Paying a little more often means there are unseen but worthwhile benefits.
It’s a better experience … and a better product.
* All portrait sessions for the month of June …
include three complimentary 11 x 14 folio prints along with
your purchased wall art and digital files.
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