Okay! It's your turn!! Now is the time to do it ladies, I usually shoot every month or so but due to a jam-packed summer of weddings, I won't be shooting again until September!
I've booked my next Diva Day for Saturday, May 16 at the Retro Suites, in Chatham, Ontario. (www.retrosuites.com)
As of right now I'm booking the following spots, but if we fill up I'll start booking earlier in the day and get the room the night before so we can start shooting earlier. So reserve your spots now, they will be gone fast because I am not shooting again until September!
The spots available are:
2:20-3:20 - Booked (CC)
Mary Kay rep Laurel Esser will be available for makeup. The cost is $25 and includes your lipgloss (a $17+tax value) to keep as well.
I'll update when I book the hairstylist but the price is usually around $45.
The cost is $250+tax and includes the session, the room, the use of all my props and costumes (panties not included - more about that in your info packet when you book) and 4x6 prints of your images, as well as a password protected online gallery to view your photos and order additional prints, enlargements, albums and/or gallery wrap prints etc.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT:
Call me at 519.491.7355, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a request on my website at http://www.paintedamberphotography.com/. I require a $100 retainer to hold your spot when you book.
Let me know if you're interested in reserving a spot and I'll send you the information once the date is booked.
I had the opportunity to shoot a quick engagement session for Kelly & Bob! They took advantage of my "Portraits for a cause" special and we managed to get nice enough weather and light to pull off some great shots down by the Bluewater Bridge here in Sarnia. This was Tuesday, March 17. I'm late posting these...
Congratulations Kelly & Bob, you guys were really fun to shoot with and I wish you the very best in your life together!!
SO I am now booking one hour sessions on April 4th at:
Brooke is putting out a new album and we did a shoot for her CD cover, as well as promo pics for her website and for diferent venues etc.
We had a gorgeous sunny day in Sarnia and got some great shots down by the Bluewater Bridge. I loved the light!! The ice and water colours were just stunning as well. Then when we lost the light we came back to my studio and goofed around for a while, and turned out some really great shots.
Thanks for the opportunity to shoot with you Brooke and for trusting me to shoot your cover image!! I can't wait to hear the album!!
Just wanted everyone to know that I've got 3 spots left now for the shoots on March 14 & 15 at the Retro Suites in Chatham...
Please let me know ASAP if you want to reserve one of these spots. They are $250 for the hour shoot, and come with FREE digital negatives - this is the LAST TIME you will be able to include digital negatives in your session fee. I require a $100 deposit to hold your spot.
I have recently found out about a situation where a close friend of mine is in need of help financially. I don't have any extra cash floating around right now so I'm selling portrait sessions and all the money will go to this person.
I'm filling 45 minute spots for $65 and that will include 2- 4x6's, 3-5x7's and 1- 8x10. You can purchase more prints than that if you wish as well. ALL PROCEDES will go to my friend, especially from extra prints and/or albums.
How it will work, is you will come and do your session in my home studio. I have 4 professional backdrops to choose from. You will have unlimited poses and unlimited people in your shots. The average session turns out around 30-70 usable images, sometimes more. The family shoot I did for the Melvilles last week (see the last blog entry) gave us 117 so it really depends on the willingness and photogenic-ness of the subjects!! haha
Your images will be uploaded to a password-protected gallery where you can view them online for one month. You can also give the password to friends and families and they can order their own prints from the website as well. I take Visa, Mastercard, Cash and Cheques. You will choose the images for your prints that come with your session fee. Just to give you an idea, I normally charge $150 for a one hour portrait session, so this is an incredible deal.
My goal is to raise $500. If I can book 8 shoots I should cover it, and any extra print & album sales will be a bonus!Please consider doing a shoot - family portraits, maternity portraits, a group of friends, siblings (some do a surprise shoot for their parents!) - and like I said, there is no limit on the number of people or the number of poses!
The appointments for the shoot are as follows:
Wednesday, March 11
6:00-6:45pm - booked M&J
7:00-7:45pm - booked K&B
8:00-8:45pm - booked E&T
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this email and I would greatly appreciate your help. What goes around, comes around, after all, and you never know when you may be in a pinch and someone will be able to pay it forward and help you out. I have had so many wonderful friends help me out when I need it over the years so I'm hoping to be able to do the same.Thanks again!!!
Last Thursday I shot family portraits for Tara & Adam Melville. This was their first family portrait session with their new little boy, Zack, who is almost a month old! Thanks for giving me the privilege of shooting your family portraits, and Zack's first photos! You guys have a beautiful family and I hope you enjoy the photos for years to come!!
I'm going to hold a portrait day. I'm having too many afternoon sessions which cut into my time with the kids, etc... So I'd rather make a whole day of it and fit in a bunch of sessions.
I'm doing a discounted rate to entice people to book when I want to shoot! haha
SO as of right now I have the following spots open:
SATURDAY, MARCH 28
12-1pm - booked - AS
1-2pm - booked - BG
2-3pm - booked - SM
3-4pm - booked - AF
I will be charging $50 for a 45 minute session fee! (My normal fee is $150/hour for portraits)
I will post your photos on a password-protected gallery on my website. You can order prints from my online shopping cart, and I have some great packages available as well as individual prints. This is great for families who have grandparents/extended family out of town, because you can give them your password and they can order their own prints!
I will also be offering albums at half price for this day only!
These sessions can include family portraits, maternity portraits, engagement photos, whatever you like! This is a one-time deal and when the spots are gone, they're gone!
Call me at 519.491.7355 or email me at email@example.com to book your spot!!!
I'm still pending retainers from a few girls, so some last minute spots could open up, but right now all I have left is 9:30-10:30PM on Saturday March 14 and 9:00-10:00PM on Sunday March 15. If need be I could always squeeze a couple more spots in on Monday morning starting at around 11:30am (so long as they'll allow me a late checkout, which hasn't been a problem in the past, especially on a Monday).
For those of you who didn't see the feature article in the Life section of Saturday's Sarnia Observer, here is the link:
Although the photos were not posted online, the article was very exciting and I was extremely happy with the way Shawn portrayed my business. I am always worried when people talk about it, that they will try to put a different spin on it, but he definitely wrote it the way I tried to explain it to him, only better!
I've booked another handful of boudoir clients since Saturday and have 2 spots left for the Diva Days on March 14 & 15 - Let me know if you're interested in doing a shoot!! The cost is $250 and includes:
- A full hour of shooting in the amazing Retro Suites - I have booked the Urban Studio (It's my personal favourite to shoot in because of all the different backdrops to shoot on. It has a brick wall, really cool chairs, amazing leather furniture, a window seat, a king sized bed, an AMAZING soaker tub, a big glass shower, and TONS of character!).
- FREE digital negatives - After this shoot I will be charging for the digital negatives.
- I'm also working out a discounted rate for album purchases for Diva Day clients. You'll get the information packet at your shoot
- The use of all my props, costumes & lingerie (panties not provided - more about that in your info letter when you book your shoot)
Give me a call ASAP at 519.491.7355 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your shoot. Spots are filling fast ladies! Don't put it off!!
I stopped blogging for quite a while now! I was so busy working on my new website, marketing, etc, I just didn't keep up with it. I think it's a really great tool, however, now that my site is up and running, to keep you up to date with what I'm shooting, what's going on in my life, as well as promotions and upcoming specials.
Don't forget to keep checking the blog!
Looking forward to working with you soon,