Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Sorry...but for some reason this template cuts off parts of images. I'm working on getting a different template.
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Monday, August 25, 2008
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Saturday, August 23, 2008
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Thursday, August 21, 2008
All EDITED images, 4x6: $25.00
5 EDITED images, 5x7: $115.00
5 EDITED images, 8x10: $150.00
10 EDITED images, 5x7: $155.00
10 EDITED images, 8x10 $225.00
I do not sell digital negatives. Digital negatives are unedited images. I do not sell high resolution actual original edited images.
Posted by Cathie M. Rainwater at 11:10 AM
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
All in all though it was a lovely drive. We stopped at a place by Webster Park, and there were swans and ducks.
They were following us! I was a little worried they'd get mad or something but they were looking for a handout. This part of Webster Park had a funny smell. But it's a lake so what can I say? TONS of skipping rocks. And a nice scenery selection too.
There is a playground at Webster park, so if you're looking for a nice family drive, grab some bread crumbs and head on out there! You'll have a nice time. Need directions on how to get there? Google Map Webster Park, 999 Lake Rd, Webster, NY.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008
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You See the World Through Blue Colored Glasses
You live your life with tranquility. You have faith that things will work themselves out with time.
You judge all your interactions through the lens of hope. You try to get all the facts before forming your opinion.
You face challenges with wisdom. You know that all bad things pass, and you have the confidence to see problems through.
You see love as the utmost expression of trust. Your relationships tend to be peaceful and stable.
At your worst, you can be cool, melancholy, and detached. You sometimes have to step back from emotionally charged situations.
You are at your happiest when you are able to reflect and relax.
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Set of 8 wallets: $5.00
There are a ton of other sizes as well. Now for the packages that I've put together...these are basics...I'll have specialty as well:
Basic Pkg) 1-8x10, 2-5x7, 8 wallets: $17.99 (Save: $18.01)
Pkg A) 1-8x10, 4-4x6, 3-5x7, 16 wallets: $24.99 (Save: $28.01)
Pkg B) 1-11x14, 2-8x10, 6-4x6, 4-5x7, 32 wallets: $59.99 (Save: $58.01)
Pkg C) 1-11x14 FRAMED, 4-8x10, 12-4x6, 8-5x7, 32 Wallets: $110.00 (Save: $112.00)
I'm going to have scrapbooker special packages consisting of wallets and 4x6's. My Day in the Life of... Package will be adjusted as well. So the price right now per 8x10 being $6.29 each won't work well for the professional printing. I'm knocking $5.00 off each 8x10 for the Day in the life of... package. 30-8x10's, me for x-amount of hours, an album, and I will album all of the images myself in order. It will break down to:
$300 for prints
Session fee: $100 for 4 hours; $150 for 6 hours
Album & Archiving: $50................
Total: 4 Hours: $450.00; 6 Hours: $500.00
(Seems like a lot, but I take photos from breakfast on, for 4 or 6 hours...or from lunch to dinner, or lunch to bed. Or birthday parties! I can do 8 hours as well, for $550.00.
I'm also considering doing Bridal photos (NOT wedding). These pictures are just of the bride done at Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua with a $150 location fee added. Cost for 2 hours would be $300.00 for prints, $50 session/editing, $150 location and $50 album and archiving for a total of $550.00. A fee of $25 per extra person.
Senior Photos I will be doing as well but at the moment I have only 1 package put together. Unlimited poses plus yearbook pose, 3 outfits, 1-11x14, 8-8x10, 16-5x7, 14 wallets plus session fee for 2 hours: $350.00. Proof album is $20.00 minimum, or $3.00 per page if more than 7 (includes cover).
Just an update to all I've been planning. :-)
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Sunday, August 17, 2008
Did I mention my girls are in ballet? They attend the Botsford School of Dance in the Gymnastics Training Center, which is located in Penfield on 250. Claudia is still debating whether or not she wants to continue with ballet or go on into something else. Either way, it'll be something to do during the week, and leave my weekends open. We love the teachers there. Both of my girls have Miss Cynthia who is a WONDERFUL teacher. Claudia was in her son's preschool class there at the Gymnastics Training Center, called Fit by Five. Classes are really well priced at $35 per month for 3 year old ballet (pre ballet), $45 for the Ballet A and B for ages 4 up to 6. $50 per month for level 1 and 2, which is not by age but by skill. Level 3, 4, 5/pre-professional, pointe, and adult are also available. As is a Teen Partnering Class for swing, salsa, waltz and other ballroom. Check it out!
Posted by Cathie M. Rainwater at 7:02 AM
Saturday, August 16, 2008
The woot? I'm excited! I just found a wonderful print service that uses Kodak PROFESSIONAL paper! What's more...the greeting cards are WAY cheaper! I'm so excited about that! I hated the fact that the greeting cards through dotphoto are like...$4 or $5 EACH. Ridiculous. I wouldn't pay that personally. Now, I'll be able to offer them at a mere $2.00 each! Just don't order through my DotPhoto. If you want some, order straight through me. With Christmas coming up...that will be an amazing deal. I go to the grocery store and it's $20 for 8 cards anymore! And they're not customized! Mine will be, and will be $20 for 10. I'm also going to be able to offer a wonderful size selection! 23 to be exact, ranging from what they call mini which comes in a set of 8, up to 20x30. And...it doesn't stop there. I've got metallic though it's not recommended for portraits (scrapbooking though!!!) and true digital black & white paper. So there will be some excellent stuff. Framing too. :-) I've got about 40 portfolio shots. So I'm nearly half way there. Once I get there...my session fee will be $50 and my prices will go up...but I hand deliver portraits, box them, and they'll be on better paper. So...that all in mind, a little reminder, if you use my services while I'm in my portfolio stage (aka right now), before I get the 100th picture, you get a free 1 year member ship (normally $50 to join) that gets you 50% off my session fee, and a free 8x10 and free 5x7 of your choice. So even if you don't buy any extra pictures...you get 2 prints for free. It doesn't become active until you have a session with me after my 100th picture but I give you the card at our first session anyway.
Another reminder, in the school year, I'll only be doing weekends and a few weekday appointments. Week day appointments will be based on my husband's work schedule and his ability to get our kids from school. :-) I have his work schedule through September and the first week of October. The Pumpkin Patch Portraits held at Long Acre Farms will be Saturdays the 4th, 11th, and 18th for $10 (this is not part of my portfolio building). My best day for it will be on the 4th at this point. There are only 8 spots open each Saturday. If you would like to schedule a separate normal photo shoot at Long Acre during that season, and I haven't reached my 100th picture, then there is still no session fee. The $10 fee will be pretty much to cover baby sitting for my kids on the 11th and 18th. (lol) But really it's because I'd like so raise enough money to donate a framed portrait of the farm to the family who owns it, and hopefully get them into the picture as well, as a way of thanking them for letting me use it for free. It was soooo super nice of them...and they have a beautiful pond for pictures, the corn field is amazing (no pun intended!) and the kids just love it there. I think that wraps up this blog. Things are looking up! I even found a place to get a website...once I'm more established. Don't be shy! I love to talk on the phone. Contact me and we can set up an appointment! :-)
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Sunday, August 10, 2008
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Saturday, August 9, 2008
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Friday, August 8, 2008
After calling around, and some places wanting money from me so I can take pictures in their pumpkin patches, I've decided on only using Long Acre Farms for the Pumpkin Patch pictures. This helps save customers money by me not having to jack up the session fee. So as seen in my prior post, the schedule will be 30 minute sessions for a $10 session fee (which covers gas, time, uploading, and editing...etc) and will give you unlimited poses (all that I can fit into the 30 minute session). The poses are not limited to just the pumpkin patch (there are many activities at Long Acre Farms http://longacrefarms.com). The 30 minute sessions will run from 10AM to 3PM with a 1 hour break from noon to 1PM for lunch. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your session for Saturdays October 4th, 11th, and 18th. I already have a few booked so reserve your appointment time as soon as you know when you'll be available! :-)
Posted by Cathie M. Rainwater at 11:51 AM
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Small announcement but it's not scheduled yet so it's in the works still. I'll be doing pumpkin patch pictures Saturday October 11th and 18th from about 10AM to noon, then again 1PM to 3PM. They will be mini sessions, consisting of 30 minutes at a pumpkin patch. The 11th will be here on the East side, I'm thinking Long Acre Farms but I need to talk to them. And then I need one as far as but not really passed Brockport on the West side. This will give me only 16 spots to book, so if you know now that you will be able to make it to one of these sessions, let me know which one and time and I'll pencil you in. The times will be as follows for both Saturdays:
As these fill up, I will put an ES or WS by them, which means it's booked. So remember, 11th is ES. And 18th is WS.
Posted by Cathie M. Rainwater at 2:48 PM
Monday, August 4, 2008
I'm looking at a VERY busy month as said in my prior blog. I've added to that. I'm registering my daughter for preschool on the 7th, finally. I love love love this preschool. Friday the 8th, the RM Wayne Co. moms are going to go to Long Acre Farms, which I also love, and I'll be doing a photo shoot there. Next day, Saturday, is ballet, garage sale, and Perinton Square Mall for the "Fun Stuff 4 Kids" event. On Sunday the 10th, I'm going to a picnic with some friends in Ellison park. I think I'm going to do a photo shoot of my girls there that day. That's all just this week. I'm also excited to announce that I received my "Best Friend Member" cards today! So if you're one of the people I do a shoot for in my portfolio period, you'll receive this card absolutely free. It's good for 50% off my session fee (which will normally be $50) plus a free 8x10 and free 5x7 of your choice each session. Can't beat that all for $25.
Next week brings another photo shoot, this time at the beach. Ice cream with the Wayne Co. moms. Another trip to Long Acre Farms with a friend and her kids. And my girls' ballet observation. I'm very excited about this! I still have open spots for the month of August. They are as follows:
Aug. 7: Evening
Aug. 12: Afternoon (if at Charlotte Beach) and Evening
Aug. 13: Morning
Aug. 19 Evening
Aug. 20 Morning and Day
Aug. 25 Anytime
Aug. 30 Anytime
These may change if I get other bookings or schedule family time. Contact me if you're interested in booking your appointment!
Posted by Cathie M. Rainwater at 12:12 PM
Saturday, August 2, 2008
I'm also gearing up for a busy 2 weeks ahead. Saturday the 9th is the Fun Stuff 4 Kids event at Perinton Square Mall from 10AM to 4PM. They're going to be doing hair for free for little girls and everything so we're going to that. Then on Sunday I'm hoping to go to the Palmyra Pirate Weekend (http://www.piratesoftheeariecanal.com). Doing a photo shoot on the 12th at Charlotte Beach (TBA). Going out with the Rochester Mommies (RM) Wayne County group to get ice cream on the 13th. And both of my daughters have ballet observation on the 16th which is like a recital. So lots of pictures to come!
Posted by Cathie M. Rainwater at 2:58 PM