Friday, June 22, 2007

I got the chance to photograph this little cutie again, and he just keeps getting bigger! My favorites this time are the mother/son ones below. They just look so happy!

Here are a couple of little cuties from this week! Those funny faces are just hilarious! These boys were so much fun to work with!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Happy Birthday Jacob!
My adorable little nephew Jacob turns two today! Isn't he a cutie? Have a super birthday Jacob. You're becoming such a big boy!

I got to photograph the most adorable twin boys yesterday! They were only 6 days old and just precious! I could post every single image from their session because I loved them all, but I'll stick with these. What gorgeous little people! Welcome to the world boys!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Thanks to those of you who answered my survey! Here's the plan. To make my life less hectic and to provide you (my clients) with my best work and service, I'll be making some changes to my pricing structure. They will be increasing about 20%, but you'll also we rewarded for helping things run smoothly. For example, if you order within 3 days of your gallery being posted, you'll get 15% off your order. If you order within 5 days, you'll get 5% off. When you order right away, it helps things run steadily. For example, say I have 4 sessions one week, but they all order 2 weeks later. Then the following week I have another 4 sessions and they order right away. All of a sudden I have double the work all at once. If everyone puts in orders within a few days of their gallery posting, things will run much smoother, so the discount will be a thank you for helping me out! I'll also be doing optional ordering sessions. This is a complimentary appointment where we can sit down, view your images (larger than online), look at samples of the items available such as canvas, albums, coffee table books, storyboards, etc. This way you'll be able to touch them and know just what you're getting. I'm still working out the details, but these ordering sessions will take place either in my residential meeting room in Cottage Grove. If you choose to have an ordering session, you can expect to place your order that day and receive 20% off your order. These changes will be taking place as of January 1st, 2008. All sessions scheduled before then, as well as any current baby plan and watch me grow clients will get the current pricing through the completion of your program. Regular sessions in 2007 will have 30 days to order with the current pricing. Please feel free to make comments if you have any questions or suggestions. Thanks!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Well, I've been going a bit crazy lately, if you haven't noticed from all the hints in my previous posts. Basically I've taken on a bit more than I can chew. SO... I'm planning to cut back on my workload a bit so that I can commit more attention to each client and give them top quality service and my best work. I'm also planning to launch a new website soon and have just signed a lease on a studio! I'll still be working on location most of the time, but this studio will be a great assett. I'll share some images from it soon, but I must say it's going to be a blast to work in and some great images will come out of there for sure. Anyway, I will be limiting my schedule to no more than 3 sessions per week in order to keep things running smoothly and no panic attacks! With this change, my pricing structure will have to change as well. I would appreciate your opinions on what these changes will be, so I created a survey. If you could take a moment to fill it out (it's really short!) that would help me make these changes in a way that works for you. Thanks so much!

Click Here to take survey

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

I apologize again for not being so up to date on the blog. I have been working on some projects lately that are very exciting for me! A couple are suprises that I'll fill you in on when I get closer to launching them. Here's one I'm ready to announce! In the past month, I have been working with The Foursome Clothing stores to decorate their new chidren's boutique, Lake Street Kids! They are in Wayzata, MN and are having their grand re-opening this and next weekend! If you get time, stop in their store and check out the work I have on display there, and take a look at all the cute clothes they have for kids and babies! They'll also be having a drawing, and a few lucky winners will get a free session from yours truly! Here's the link to their website: You can find directions right on the site. Here are some of the cuties I had the chance to photograph for the store!