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Spring Portrait Special with Floppy the Bunny – Michigan Photographer

It’s that time of year again. Soon the flowers will start to peek through to announce the arrival of Spring.

We love this time of year at the studio because it means outdoor photos are getting near. To celebrate we have invited Floppy the Bunny to visit the studio for photos with your little ones.

He will be visiting the studio Saturday, March 17. These sessions usually fill up fast so give me a call (248.505.1696), email (info@angelacoventry.com) or use the contact form to schedule your session. Session fee is due at time of booking to reserve your time.

March 17 – 20 minute mini sessions are $50 for up to 3 children. Special print package pricing starting at $45

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Troy Baby Pictures – Little ‘Half Mile’ is 1!!

Oh how quickly a year goes. Ayden came in to the studio for his 1 year photos and brought his new pet bunny. He loved chowing on his cake and playing with his balloons. 1 year birthday ‘Cake Smash’ photo sessions are a ton of fun.  You can see his newborn photography session here.

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Photos for Prego contest on 98.7 AMP radio – Detroit maternity photographer

The entries are in, now visit 98.7 AMP radio to see the photo entries and read the stories of the 5 lucky finalists. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite. The winner will be announced this Friday, May 6th.

I’m so excited to have been chosen as the sponsored photographer for the Photos for Prego contest from Puddin’s Playhouse (98.7 AMP radio). Listen tomorrow 7am-10am. The contest starts tomorrow (April 28) and the winner will be announced May 6, 2011.

You could win a maternity photography session, fine art book and newborn photography session with yours truly, as well as, professional make-up from Amber Crowe and hair from Jaclyn Cook.

98.7 amp radio photography contest

Digital Files – Detroit newborn photographer

It finally feels like Spring is here and I’m in the mood for change so I’m introducing this Digital file pricing special to see how it’s received.

Digital file pricing special – $525 and includes 25-30 fully edited, high resolution digital files in color and black&white with print release **returning clients receive $25 off**

I understand that 99% of my clients want their digital files and I agree because I would want the files if someone else were to photograph my children/family/events. The only thing I ask is that you give some thought about whether you’ll actually print anything after purchasing the digital files. I want to reshare an article I posted a few months ago:

“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.”

And just because I think we need a photo here’s one of my favorites of my youngest daughter

Spring Special – Detroit Easter Portraits

We opened up a couple more times and have one time left. Please contact me via phone, email or the contact form if you’d like the last spot available for the spring special.

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

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My quest for Quality photo charms lead me to Jewel Kade – Detroit Photographer

Finally, after almost 4 years of searching for a photo charm that I LOVE, I have found Jewel Kade. I have tried out a few different companies and none seemed to fit what I wanted in a photo charm. My goal was to find consistent quality and affordability, which I found with Jewel Kade photo charms. I also found fantastic style and other jewelry options that I just can’t get enough of. I feel so strongly about this that I have become an Independent Stylist working with Jewel Kade!

I have just started offering jewelry from Jewel Kade at a fantastic time. The new catalog has just come out and the Mother’s Day designs will be available soon. You can view the jewelry at www.jewelkade.com/angelacoventry. I’m also having a party to launch this new opportunity and would love to see you there. You really should attend because you have to see this gorgeous jewelry in person. If you’re interested in hosting a party of your own, I would be happy to schedule a date/time to bring everything to you. You could plan a day or evening party and invite your friends/family.