Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Vacation Time

So as you might know I'm expecting my 3rd. :) So far I've been able to remain pretty active and I don't plan on letting that stop me much, thanks to my trips to the chiropractor. I am due August 28th. Currently I visit my doctor every other week on Wednesdays (June 23rd, July14th, etc) until I am at every week. And every other week for the time being I go to the chiropractor, opposite weeks from the OB, sort of as needed. My kids get out of school on June 23rd, which will eat away at my availability, limiting me to the days my husband has off of work. Topping that all off we are very likely traveling to MI July 3rd-13th (So any Michiganders who want pics, I'll be there though my weekends are full!). After that I have more availability. As of right now it consists of: June 17th, 18th, 21st (limited), 22nd (morning), and the 26th. July 14th (limited), 15th, 19th (limited), 20th (limited), 21st, and 26th. I am not booking into August until the 3rd week in July, just due to everything going on, but I'm sure I'll be safe the first 2 weeks. I am taking off August 22nd onward. If you really want to schedule something in August, let me know and I can pencil you in, but things may change! :) Full moon is the 24th of Aug. Any bets as to when I'll go?? lol After the baby is born, I'll need a bit of recovery time then I'm back out there taking pictures, especially with school starting up. My only caveat is that I will have to bring my newborn with me...not like I'll have to chase the baby around. :) (Notice I'm not using gender? I'll announce July 10th) I know it's not 100% professional, but I shouldn't have any issues as long as we squeeze in between feedings/changings which should be about 2 hours anyway. If anything it'll be more useful as I'll have a stroller to haul all of my stuff. If I try this and it isn't working out, I'll simply bring an assistant with me. :) Pumpkin Patch stuff shouldn't be affected, nor should fall color photos. I love doing pictures in the fall. So if you have plans to get pictures done, I wouldn't delay!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Contests? Contests!

Last year I did photo contests. This year I'm going to do random generated giveaways! But I need YOU to invite friends! When we get to 100 followers, someone is going to win a FREE session...randomly! So get busy and make sure you click on that Follow button over on the right! There will be 3 chances you can win. Do one, or do all 3! Each comment you leave on here is an entry into the contest! Here's how!

  1. Click the Follow button on the right, then make a comment to this post on here to let me know you've followed me. If you're already following, just make a comment and say you're already a follower of my blog.
  2. Jump onto my Playdate Photography Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Playdate-Photography-Portraits-by-Cathie/95701181555 and Like my page, then come back here again and leave a comment saying you liked my facebook! If you're already a fan, just leave a message here saying you're already a fan.
  3. Head on over to my website http://playdatephotography.net and look along the bottom of the page, click on Links, and Sign my Guestbook! Once that's done, come back here and let me know you've left a message by posting a comment to this post saying you have.
Once we're at 100 followers to this blog, I will do a random generator, then will announce on my Facebook page, the winner. You must be local (for the time being) or in Michigan (Metro-Detroit) to be able to get the the prize of a free session (since those are the two current locations I can go). If we don't hit 100 by July 3rd, 2010, and a Michigan resident wins, photo shoot will be held in Summer 2011. More contests will follow for every 100 followers! Prize packages will grow in time!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Senior Photography Sessions

Senior pictures should be something you want to hand out to all of your friends, hang on your wall, commemorate your accomplishments, and celebrate getting out of high school for good! It's an exciting time and your pictures should be just as exciting! I've put together some great packages for seniors. I do not currently have an indoor studio, so unfortunately I cannot do yearbook photos.  However, with each package, you get a CD of 4x6's of all images from the session, a 6x9 lay flat photo book with either 20 or 24 images in full color (more details available), and 104 wallets (either 104 of one image, or 52 of two images, your choice!). 

Basic Senior Session: 2 hours, CD, 6x9 album, and 104 wallets.....$200.00
Add-on's for the basic session (add price to basic price):
1 hour.....$50.00
Upgrade to 8x8 or 8x10 album with 20 pictures.....$20.00
1-8x10, 2-5x7, 8 more wallets.....$30.00
1-11x14, 2-8X10, 4-5X7, 6-4X6, 32 more wallets.....$110.00
4 wallets.....$5.00
3 Accordion Wallet books.....$30.00
8x10 Proof Book.....Details available (choices!)
25 Accordion Grad. Party invites.....$85.00 (includes envelopes with return address)
25 Folded Card Grad. Party invites or Thank You's.....$55.00 (includes envelopes with return address)
10x10 Wall Calendar.....$40.00
8.5x9.5 Locker Calendar .....$35.00
52-week Calendar book.....$50.00