Thursday, August 23, 2012

School Portrait

On September 29th, we're offering 10 - 15 minute mini-sessions for school portraits.  We take the time to get several images for you to choose from on your choice of a background.  Instead of getting that "sit here, say cheese, < snap >, NEXT" school portrait, let me take the time to get that great smile you love.

Our session fee for this will be only $10 and portrait packages start at only $20.  It is by appointment, so call and schedule your appointment today!

If you are interested in a full Back-to-School portrait session, we are still offering those through September 14th.  For more information about those, check our Back to School Blog Post.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Cobblestone Rocks

This weekend is Cobblestone.  Two years ago, we had a photo area in the front of our store to go with the theme of Cobblestone, "Down on the Farm".  It didn't go over as well as we had hoped, so we didn't do anything last year - but we had several people ask us if we were going to or why we didn't.  So this year, we decided we are going to try it again - with a small twist.

This year's theme for Cobblestone is "Cobblestone Rocks".  We're creating a small 50's diner type set.  Two years ago, we charged a small session fee, took a full set of portraits and sold actual portrait size prints and packages.  This year, we're treating it more like a photo booth.

3 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Strip Example
This is our first attempt at the photo booth style, so we aren't sure if we're using the timer on our camera to take 3 pictures at 5 second intervals, or if we will actually take the pictures ourselves.  But what we're doing is just having the camera setup, taking 3 pictures and then printing them out as a 3 1/2" x 8 1/2" strip for you.  The cost is simply $6 and they'll be ready within 30 minutes.

Can you help us!!
We have our basic set almost ready, but we would love more "extras" if anyone has items they would let us borrow for the weekend.  We're looking for things like a neon clock or other neon wall art, an old 50's style table and/or stools and other things like this.  We would also love to get some clothes of all sizes including poodle skirts, leather jackets, etc.  If you would have anything that we use for the weekend, we will give you a free 3 1/2" x 8 1/2" strip.

I won't be at the studio at all times during Cobblestone because I do still plan on taking some candid photos, but we will be open most of the time.  If I'm not at the studio when you stop by, come back in a half hour or so and I'll probably be back.

Hope everyone has a fantastic time at Cobblestone this year!! 

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Here's a list of the events going on....

Thursday, August 23rd
5:00 pm FC Fireman’s Youth Fishing Contest - 15 years and under; Stanton Lake

Friday, August 24th
6:00-10:00 pm Sam’s Amusement Carnival; Arm Bands
6:30 pm Hot Dog Eating Contest; Stage
8:00-12:00 pm DJ Mark Lowe; Stage
Co-Ed Kickball Tournament

Saturday, August 25th
7:00 am Fun Run - 1 mile, 5k & 10k Stanton Lake
9:00 am Frog Jump Contest; Stage
9:00 am Classic Car and Tractor Show; 18th & Stone
9:00 - 6:00 pm Flea Market/Craft Fair; Downtown
9:45 am Little Miss & Mr. Cobblestone Crowning; Stage
11:00 am Cobblestone Parade; 20th - 14th Harlan Street
1:00 - 3:00 pm “One Way Out” Band; Stage
1:00-11:00 pm Carnival Rides & Games; Downtown
2:00-4:00 pm RC Museum Exhibit Open; 14th Chase
1:30 pm Youth Dodge Ball Tourney; Prichard Auditorium
4:00 pm Singing Sensation Anne Crofford; Stage
8:00 pm “Page 2” Band; Stage

Sunday, August 26th
10:00 am Sunrise Service Northridge Church Stanton Lake
1:00 pm Little Tuggers Pedal Tractor Pull; Stage
1:00 - 5:00 pm Carnival Rides & Games; Arm Bands
1:00 - 6:00 pm Flea Market/Craft Fair; Downtown
2:00-4:00 pm RC Museum Exhibit Opens 14th & Chase
2:00 pm Falls City Idol; Stage
6:30 pm Area Fellowship of Churches Vesper Service St. Paul’s Lutheran 20th & Towle

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Back to School

It's that dreaded time of year for the kids and that long awaited time for parents..... back to school.  This is a great time to update your child's portrait.

Just before school starts, or immediately after, kids are really excited about going back to school.  They have their favorite new outfit they're going to wear that first day, a new backpack, and maybe even some cool new school supplies.  This can be conveyed in the best school portrait you've ever had!  We have the perfect session for this.  Bring in their favorite new outfit or two, their new backpack and maybe a few of cool new folders or pencils, etc.  We'll capture this moment for you like you've never had it before.

You know that the school will soon be offering their same ole-same ole 'sit here and smile' portrait.  While you're here getting these great back-to-school portraits, we'll get a much better standard portrait for you as well.  Instead of just saying "sit here, say cheese, < snap >, NEXT", we take the time to get that great smile you love.  We have a few standard backgrounds, or we can use some that aren't so standard.

Now's the time to get those back-to-school portraits.  Contact us today to schedule your appointment!

Session Fee: $25
1 package of your favorite standard portrait: $40
1 8x10
2 5x7
4 4x6
8 wallets

All additional portraits are at our regular prices.