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Category Archives: What to Expect: the Process
Working a portrait display into your child’s room can be a simple task if you plan ahead just a bit.
How many times have you come home from a portrait order session and wondered where you will display all the new pictures you have just brought home? To avoid this dilemma in the future, just follow these guidelines when planning your next portrait session for your child:
1. Walk through your home and make a list of places where you would like to add a portrait of your child, along with how much space you have. You can even use your camera phone to snap a picture of the space to show your photographer during your planning meeting.
2. Take note of the size, style and color of frames that you like to use in each room. Also, note the color and decorating style of the room. Your photographer will use your decorating style to help determine the style and layout of your portrait display.
3. Babies and small children LOVE to look at images of themselves, so don’t be afraid to display portraits of the child in his room. Bring along decorative items or toys from his room to the portrait session. Not only will the items help tie the portrait display to the room, but years from now, when the original items have been packed up or given away, the memories will remain in the portrait display.
Here are a few of my favorites from a recent portrait session with Coltrane. You can see how his face lights up with his favorite things around him!
Using these 3 planning steps will help you be able to display your child’s portraits AND maintain your decor! Be sure to subscribe to the blog for more helpful tips!
What do you do with your kids at home during a Snow Day? Enter our contest to win! (Details below)
So we got the “remote-control-auto-call” from the school district yesterday afternoon informing us that there would be no school today due to “Extreme Weather Conditions.”
Really? This is Colorado, after all. Granted, the forecasted high is MINUS 2F (-2F) degrees…with wind chill in the MINUS 40F (-40F) … but no blizzard conditions or anything. Personally, I think we’re all burning our candles at both ends; for our school district administrators, any excuse for a day off seems like a great one!
My two girls are (14) and (10) and happen to LOVE 60′s Beach Movies or Comedies. So
we usually keep a few movies on DVR with their favorite actresses: Hayley Mills, Sandra Dee, Debbie Reynolds (Any of the “Tammy” movies), etc. Was Dean Jones in EVERY Disney movie produced in the 60′s & 70′s??? They get such a kick when my husband and I point out actors that they know now… they giggle under their breath (like they don’t REALLY believe it)!
So, the question is this: What do you do with your kids at home during an unscheduled “SNOW DAY” when it’s too cold to sled?
I’ve added a button below the comments box here, so that you can post your photos here, along with your ideas for all of us moms. You can find simple insructions for attaching photos to the blog by clicking here if you have never posted photos to my blog before. (It will only take a minute… and the kids are watching t.v., right?).
And I’m not leaving out those whose employers have NOT called a SNOW DAY– what if you (and your spouse) have to report to work today– what will you do?? Will you call in “sick?” Other creative ideas?
Post your SNOW DAY ideas and photos below (must be submitted here on the blog– Facebook submissions will not be eligible to win)…
The most creative idea will win a SNOW DAY family session and 11×14 Wall Portrait (Framed and Ready to Hang)!
Don’t procrastinate– Only 2 days to enter– the winner will be announced this weekend! Photo must be taken on 2/1/2011 or 2/2/2011.
Get your camera and show us your snow day ideas!
The very first step in our process is to have a face-t0-face meeting to exchange ideas and information. This may sound simple and straightforward, but this is one of the main differences that sets Anissa’s Studio apart from “all the rest.”
You see… first, you need to decide whether you want to hire our Studio: whether we can deliver the product that you want, in the time frame that you want it, and at a price that fits your lifestyle.
We think that you will find your Experience in our studio and our Products to be BEYOND your expectations– In fact, we GUARANTEE it. However, we realize that, as an artist, Anissa’s style may not suit everyone. And that’s OK! We’ll also go over pricing for the particular type of photography you are considering. That way, there are no surprises later!
Our Custom Design Consultation is an esential and destinctive service offered to our portrait clients free of charge. We will schedule a time to visit with you privately at your home or at the Studio prior to your portrait session.
At this time we go over:
- Your ideas about clothing
- The theme and feeling you want your final images to portray
- The Setting for the portrait
- Where you want to Hang or Display your portraits and in what medium
- Answer any questions you have about preparation
- Take pictures of the available display spaces in your home (or send you home with instructions for you to complete this assignment when meeting in the studio)
If you decide to book Anissa for your portrait, we will schedule your Portrait Creation Session, Proof Viewing & Ordering Session, and Date that your portraits will be ready for Pick Up. That way, you will know what the next step is, and when to expect it.
Every portrait we create is custom-designed, and Anissa creates each image, from color harmony to lighting to depth-of-field, with your expectations and final product in mind. This Design Consultation takes a little extra time, but helps to ensure that your expectations are met and makes your overall experience with Anissa Long Photography even more enjoyable!