Hi there! Hope everyone is enjoying their spring. We are so happy that we have actually beautiful spring weather coming up these next few days and are also excited that we have a very quiet weekend scheduled so we can really enjoy this beautiful time of year!
I thought it would be a good time to give a little update on a few things.
For one....the BIG news in my little world.....the Smith family is going on the road! We are traveling out west! Yes, after many years of dreaming, we finally decided if we are going to do this - then JUST DO IT. What are we waiting for? And why?
My husband and I have dreamed about a trip out west since, well, forever. But, if you know anything about us, you know we have a severely handicapped daughter. She is a huge factor in all our decisions and plans. And she really isn't one to enjoy lengthy car rides. So a trip that includes weeks of driving in a car was pretty much not an option. And leaving her for a month with a sitter is not an option either. So we always felt like even though we dreamed of such a trip, it would never be possible.....unless....
And that was when we got the inspiration to plan a trip that would be comfortable and doable for her and SUPER exciting for our other girls. So - we bought an RV!
Yup - a ginormous, 37 foot [used] motorhome. We have little clue what we are doing (God help us). We have only a basic idea of where we are going (yikes). But well, as Home Depot says...let's do this. If anything, this should be VERY interesting!! I do plan to set up a travel blog so stay tuned for details if you are interested in following [laughing] along!
Our plans now are to spend most of the month of June traveling and returning at the end of the month. As this idea has been festering since last fall, I have been leaving my work schedule completely open in early summer and turning away many early summer wedding inquiries. But if you are interested in a spring session - please contact me ASAP as I am almost booked until we leave after Memorial Day. I will resume scheduling sessions in mid to late July.
On a related note - I have also been completely revamping my pricing!
I am in my seventh (!!??) year of business. And, after all this time, I am starting to appreciate simplicity more than ever. I also appreciate repeat clients even MORE. So I have changed up pricing in two ways.
For one, I now include all digital files and a print release with my family and newborn sessions. I know that it is so hard to decide what prints and what sizes, so I made it easier. Just take them all and decide later!
And secondly, I also have made my sessions quicker and simpler. I offer a 20 to 30 minute mini session or a 1 hr standard session. And shorter and simpler sessions mean less time for me and less cost to you! A huge win-win IMHO.
If you are interested in learning more about my sessions - please contact me for all the details! And, as always, I do offer discounts for past clients!
Lastly....A BIG SALE!!!!
If you follow me on FB, you may have seen that I have been doing spring cleaning. I kinda have a hoarding problem, and I have so many old sessions on discs and hard drives and I really need to start purging and tossing.
SO.....if you had a session in 2013 or older, for a short time, you can purchase all your final session digital images for only $75! This is only going to be offered through the end of April.
And there is a disclaimer - I can not guarantee I have all old sessions. I know some may have been damaged or lost over the years. But I do have a LOT. So if you are interested, just shoot me an email or give me call and I can let you know if yours are available!
Well, I think that is all for now!