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Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Sale – Michigan baby photography

The sale has started a few hours shy of Black Friday….

This deal will end at 11:59 pm on Monday, 11-26-12.

Every $1 you spend is worth $1.35.

Just log in with the information below and purchase as much as you’d like. If you’d like to split your purchase between multiple certificates…leave me a note in the notes section. On Tuesday I’ll be printing and mailing your purchases as gift certificates. I’m going to leave the To: and From: blank so you can save them for yourself or give them as gifts to your friends and loved ones this Holiday.

All certificates purchased with this deal may be used towards session fees, prints or other studio products for new sessions that take place after January 1, 2013.  These certificates will expire January 1, 2014. May not be used towards Mini Session Specials or Forget Me Not sessions/products.

Logging in:

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Select the image and add the quantity to your shopping cart. For example if you’d like to spend $75 you would put 75 in the quantity and I will mail a certificate for $101.25.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Move over Peter Cottontail… – Southeast Michigan Photographer

We’re doing it again…an amazing Spring Special. I’m so excited! I just spoke with my friend and they are adding a few more chicks and ducks to their coop. They will be visiting the studio April 5. Call (248.505.1696), email or use the contact form to schedule to bring your spring chickens for photos with these yellow balls of fluff. Session fee is due at time of booking to reserve your time.

April 5 – 20 minute mini sessions are $40 for up to 3 children. Special print package pricing starting at $50

Times:
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12:30 pm
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Christmas Gift Idea – Michigan Photographer

Few gifts are more appreciated than portraits. Gift Certificates are a beautiful and easy way to give fine art portraiture as a gift to your friends and loved ones.

Gift certificates can be purchased for any amount, applied towards session fees or any studio prints/merchandise. You can purchase your Gift Certificate by calling the studio at 248-505-1696. Cash, Check and Credit Cards are accepted as payment. Gift Certificates make great last minute gifts. All Gift Certificate orders are available for pickup or shipped within one business day and most are available or shipped the same day.

Luxe Holiday Cards – Oakland County Family Photographer

These new die-cut cards are all the rage and so different. They are printed on premium paper and come in 5 stylish shapes. I can order them with a pre-punched hole and they can be used as ornaments on the trees of your friends and family. Below are a few samples. They aren’t the only designs available and you can also get the regular style holiday cards.

The holiday’s are fast approaching so call to schedule your holiday session soon.

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Will Your Granchildren Be Very Upset With You? – Oakland County photographer

I read this great article and just had to share it. This article is soo true. I remember when we were kids one of our favorite things to do was pull out the photo albums and look at the photos of the things we did as we grew up. Thanks Mom for putting all of those photos in albums for us kids to enjoy when we were so young and now! I know we wouldn’t have looked at them half as often if they had been kept in a shoebox. In fact, the next time we visit I’ll be pulling them out to look at with my daughters. They’ll love it.

“Will Your Grandchildren Be Very Upset With You?

Author: Fred Molesworth, Salem, Oregon

I’m willing to bet your grandchildren will be upset with you. Here’s why. Imagine, 50 years from now, as your grandchildren or great grandchildren are going through the boxes in the attic. They are enthralled with the treasures and keepsakes they find and how they tie into the story of your life.

Amongst all the old items, they find a number of round silver objects. Some have writing on them, some are blank, but they resemble some kind of a small platter about 4″ across, with a hole in the middle.

Puzzled, they take them to their parents. “What are these, Mom?” they ask. “Oh, I think those are all of grandma’s photographs. Yep, here’s one labeled ‘My Wedding’. Here’s some more labeled ‘Family Photos,’ and some more labeled ‘Vacations’.”

“How do we look at them?” they ask.

“Well, I’m not sure we can. First of all, no one has the device that reads these anymore. Besides that, I doubt after all these years that they’re any good anymore. Being stored in the attic, the heat and cold probably ruined them.”

The kids are very disappointed. Nowhere amongst all the treasures are any actual prints. All that history is lost. Their connection with the past and all the wonderful stories that might have gone along with all those photographs are gone as well.

Along with all the wonders of our digital age come some significant problems that most people have never thought of.

Did you know that over 90% of all images taken on today’s digital cameras are NEVER PRINTED? I’m guilty of that myself. I have gigabytes of personal photographs that have never been seen other than on a computer screen.

In the old days, film went to the lab and everything that was printable was printed. Even if it was a bad photograph, it still was a hard copy, a part of your family history and it had permanence. Even if they never went in an album, they at least went into a box, to be discovered as treasures years later.

The same problem exists in professional portrait studios today. Many people are simply asking for the images on CD. “I’ll print them later” or “I’ll design my own wedding album” are common phrases. Usually this is done with the thought that they’ll save some money by doing it themselves.

But you know what? Most never make it into any kind of an album. Life gets busy and 20 years later they’ll be looking for some way to read those disks.

I bring this up only to point out the importance of what we, as a professional studio do. Our job is not just to create the images, to create wonderful story telling photographs about the people in front of our camera; it’s to create a final product, whether it be a professionally retouched and printed single image, a family heirloom wall portrait, or an incredible storybook album using a collection of the images that were created.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s a wedding, a newborn baby, a senior or a family. Having the final product created for you is important. To do less is to leave the job half done and to short change the customer.

So, if you’re asked for a disk with all the images “so I can print them later”, that’s fine, just make sure your customers understand that if not printed, the conversation their grandchildren will want to have about their family history may never be able to happen.”

Heading up north – Detroit family photographer

I’ll be out of town until Monday, August 16. We’re heading up north to play in the gorgeous lakes in the area. My girls and their cousins are throwing candy in the parade. I’m excited to see how they do. I won’t have access to internet and limited access to my phone.

Have a great weekend!!