Believe it or not, this blog post is not about Holiday Photo Sessions. It's about time passing. There is the first Christmas, the first day of school, and the first school dance. Also, there are t-ball games, dance recitals, birthdays and more. Before you know it, there is high school graduation, college, their first apartment and then, their wedding day.
Slow down, pay attention, make time to enjoy every age. This holiday season, schedule one day (a couple of hours) to make cookies, go shopping or build a snowman. Then, take a picture, print it and put it in a little frame, so that when time passes, you can look at that picture and remember that day.
Oh my goodness, that awkward stage! You know the one I’m talking about, somewhere between childhood and teenager when she loses her round chubby face and her teeth look too big for her mouth. I can still remember how uncomfortable I felt; taller than the boys, a little chubby and my hair parted in the middle.
It seems like at this stage we don’t pay them much attention. We are snapping pictures all the time when they are young and cute, and the demanding teenage years haven’t started. Yet at times he is just your innocent child, even though, every now and then, you see the glimpse of the young man he will soon be.
Let’s face it, it’s a tough stage, those in-between years. So I am making it my personal mission to notice them. I want to photograph your child as they are, this moment in time, and give them an experience that will make them feel special. Everyone deserves to feel special.
In comes the "Who I Am" Project
I am launching the "Who I Am" Photography Project to fill in the forgotten photo years while enriching the lives of pre-teens. My main goal is to make your child look and feel confident in who they are. Photo sessions will be available January - March.
Who I’m looking for now
I am looking for models to be featured in my 2017 marketing. To be eligible, you will need to be available for the model shoots during the week of January 23rd. I will ask the model and their parents a few questions, then combine the text and photographs to create one impactful piece of art that I can use on my website and in my promotional emails.
How to participate or nominate a friend:
Please e-mail me by Tuesday, January 24th if you are interested in having your child participate in this project, or if you would like to nominate a friend or family member who would enjoy this. The in-studio session itself is complimentary and includes $50 in product credit (a total $149 value).
My goal is to create a gorgeous group of photos you’ll love and that truly show your child’s spirit and soul! You will have the opportunity to purchase images from your son or daughter’s session, but you are under no obligation. My portrait collections start at $210.
After you email me, I will send you specific details and you can decide if this project is right for your daughter/son. You can even watch a little demo from a feature I did for the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce by the post below.
Introducing my 2017 High School Senior Reps! Leah, Madison, Emily, Paige and I had a fun time with our "Patriotic" photo shoot at Canalside in Buffalo. And I think the people there enjoyed watching us! Please call 359-6599 soon if you would like to schedule a summer senior photo session. Yearbook photos are due to the OP High School by November, so there is lots of time, unless... you want that fun summertime experience!
Kat is a dancer. She is also an incredibly beautiful young girl who will soon be a high school senior. She came to my studio with her mother to book a Senior Portrait photo session for this summer. While we were talking, I realized she was still only 16. I have a wonderful promotion that you can book a complimentary photo session during the month of your 16th birthday! Kat is about 11 months late, but as long as I have availability, I will extend the free session.
What a joy it was to photograph these two young people in love. They were engaged for five days before he was sent to Afghanistan as a 1st LT in the US Army. He returned just in time to attend her graduation from UB Medical School. A few days before her graduation in April, he asked me to photograph their engagement session. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Delaware Park and I was honored to be his photographer and his mother.