Add a sprinkling of families, one year, six month and teen glamour sessions.
THAT was the recipe for an absolutely perfect 2013.
I cannot believe what a great year it has been and I feel so fortunate and blessed and just plain lucky. THANK you to everyone that has been a SMP client, everyone that has inquired about a session and everyone that has spread the word about my wee business. I appreciate all of you so very much!!
I am beyond excited for 2014. As most of you know, I will be adding a new little one to my own family in the Spring, which will change how I handle a few things to make the transition from five kids to six a little easier.
The GOOD news is that as I settle into any growing pains from my family’s growth, I will not be raising prices in 2014.
I will have ONLY one set of mini sessions, in October, for holiday cards. They will be appropriate for either families *or* kids and will most likely be the only time that I photograph families next year.
I will only be accepting 50 new sessions next year to allow room in my schedule for returning babies and their one year plans.
I will not be photographing birth in 2014. I will, however, offer hospital sessions called “fresh 48” sessions which take place within 48 hours of birth during “good light” hours.
All milestone collections that purchase a digital collection at their sessions will now include a keepsake book at the end of baby’s first year. No additional fee, I just feel that it will be best and easiest (for you) way to tell baby’s tale.
And just a reminder that my average newborn client invests $700+ at their session. My average milestone collection client spends $1300 throughout baby’s first year. I just like my clients to be prepared as early as possible (ideally, when they are pregnant) so that they can prepare for the expense of custom photography.
And also just a quick note that I plan to take six weeks off for my new baby but plan to work until I deliver. I am planning on May 1-June 15th at this point but will only accept non newborn sessions after April 15th so that I don’t let anyone down if baby happens to arrive early!
I hope that all of my clients have a wonderful holiday and many blessings in the new year! I can’t wait to see you then!