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2013-giveaway

Hello All! Thanksgiving is coming up and the holidays are approaching quickly so I wanted to show my appreciation for you by giving away a free session. This will be a lifestyle session and will include high resolution digital images and a 11×14″ print. To see your entry options, please see below. The winner will be announced on December 1st.

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Includes: 1 hour on-location session at a location of your choice (within 15 miles of Doll Studios), all edited images via high resolution digital download, a mounted 11×14″ print of the image of your choice.

Fall 2013 Mini Sessions

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Saturday, October 26th, 2013 PM – Cupertino, CA – Booked!

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Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 PM – Santa Clara, CA – Booked!

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Saturday, November 9th, 2013 PM – Los Gatos, CA – Booked!

Mini-Session Includes:
15 Minutes Photography Time
Covers a family of 4, additional family members are $10 each.
10 online proofs available for 5 days after post-processing.
3 High-Resolution Digital Files (You pick!)

Information packet with location details, what to wear, etc. will be e-mailed to you after booking.

Fine Print:
Only 6 Spots Available for each! Cost is $150. Session fee due at the time of booking and is non-refundable. There is a $20 fee to re-open online proofing gallery. Digital files are 11×14″ and 300DPI (print quality). Bookings are only reserved after they have been paid for.

You may contact me via e-mail or telephone to book your Mini Session. Please specify date/location interest.

Little Personality Mini Sessions

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Little Personality Mini Sessions

Saturday, October 12th, 2013
At Doll Studios, Cupertino, CA
Only 6 Spots Available!
Cost is $100 and is due at the time of booking. Non refundable.

Session Includes:
15 Minutes Photography Time
Limited to one child only, additional need to book separately.
10 online proofs available for 5 days after post-processing.
3 High-Resolution Digital Files (You pick!)

This session is meant to focus on your child and all of the personality and details that makes them special to you. They are not meant to be traditional smiling and posed photos. Information packet with location details, what to wear, etc. will be e-mailed to you after booking.

Times Available:
10:00AM Available
10:20AM Available
10:40AM Available
11:00AM Available
11:20AM Available
11:40AM Available

Fine Print:
Session fee due at the time of booking and is non-refundable. There is a $20 fee to re-open online proofing gallery. Digital files are 8×12″ and 300DPI (print quality). Bookings are only reserved after they have been paid for.

You may contact me via e-mail or telephone to book your Mini Session.

Casting Call

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I am working with a wonderful new company and need some baby (and possibly mama) models, boys and girls aged approximately 2 months to 4 years, for a photo session at my studio on Sunday July 21, approximately 9A-12P. Please submit your information and most recent photos of your baby using the form below.

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Acceptable file types: jpg,jpeg.
Maximum file size: 25mb.

Mommy + Me Mini Sessions!

Perfect to surprise Dad with on Father’s day!

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Mommy + Me Mini Sessions!

Details:
Saturday, June 8th, 2013
Doll Studios, Santa Clara, CA
Only 9 Spots available. Two spots remain!
Cost is $100 and is due at the time of booking. Non refundable.

Session Includes:
15 Minutes Photography Time
Mommy + Kids Only. Limit 2 Kids, additional are $10 each.
10 online proofs available for 5 days after post-processing.
3 Digital Files (You pick!)

Information packet with location details, what to wear, etc. will be e-mailed to you after booking.

Times Available:

10:00AM Available
10:20AM Available
10:40AM Available
11:00AM Available
11:20AM Available
11:40AM Available
12:00PM Available
12:20PM Available
12:40PM Available

Fine Print:
Session fee due at the time of booking and is non-refundable. Includes up to 3 children. Additional children are $10 each. There is a $20 fee to re-open online proofing gallery. Digital files are 8×12″ and 300DPI (print quality). Bookings are only reserved after they have been paid for.

You may contact me via e-mail or telephone to book your Mini Session.

Resolutions…

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I’m not a huge believer in “New Years Resolutions”. I believe that if someone wants to change something bad enough, they will do it right now. Right. Now. One goal that I am setting for myself is something that I believe everyone should set for themselves. It’s very simple:

Reach for your best camera.

Not your cell phone! When something happens that you want to document, reach for your camera. When life happens, reach for your camera. When your little one smiles, reach for your camera. Those first steps, the first bite, the way the light moves across his face during a late afternoon nap. Life is beautiful and your memories should be too.

Even if you are not the best photographer, in 10 years you will look back at your photos and you will yearn to remember everything about your little one. About your life 10 years ago. About their life 10 years ago. When I had my first son I had the first camera phone by Nokia. At 320×240 pixels I thought the quality was wonderful! It was still nothing in comparison to my little Canon point and shoot. Guess what I did almost every single time? I reached for my cellphone instead of my camera. I’m left with 320×240 pixel photos that I can barely use as thumbnails in the photo books that I am trying to put together now. I’m kicking myself over it and there is nothing that I can do to fix it. The only thing I can do now is to do better, to reach for my camera.

The best tip I can give for you to achieve this goal is to always keep your camera charged and close. I know it’s not the best idea to leave it out, especially if you have curious little hands in your home. Keep it somewhere safe, but readily available.

I wish you happy memory making in 2013!

Ch..Ch..Ch..Changes.

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I don’t know if you’ve met me.. or if you have, if you could tell.. but.. I LOVE BABIES! And kids too. Usually. Ok, I do. Often I will even introduce my clients to my littlest one after our session. Sometimes he even plays with your little ones. I meet a ton of new mommies and daddies and tend to get a lot of questions about what he’s wearing, his gear, or just babies in general. So as a start to the new year I will start blogging about more than my portfolio work or upcoming specials. I’ll blog about baby & kid stuff that falls within my aesthetic or that I think you should know about. I hope you are as excited as I am!