I’m trying something new this year. Instead of only one or two themes, I’m preparing at least 4 set ups. The set ups are a little more basic, but the goal is to have more choices for you. Keep your eye on my Facebook page to see real people set ups and more information.
They’re back! Fairies and Fishin’ Sessions are one of my most popular special events. I have openings October 16-21, 2017. Please contact me to book your child’s session!
- 30 min shooting time
- about 5 digital images with print release
- $149 (+tx)
- session fee includes all children in immediate family
September is Thyme of Your Life Photography and my birthday. I’m one of those who thinks my birthday should be celebrated all month long. So…for the month of September all sessions booked will get two 5×7 prints (for Express and Special Events) and two 8x10s (for Milestone and Newborn Sessions) included. Also, with any referrals, both you and your friend will get 5% off your sessions. This will be compounded for you. If you refer two friends you can save 10%, they’ll each save 5%. Sessions don’t have to take place IN the month of September, just booked. A session is considered booked when it’s been paid for. You may self refer.
Please contact me with questions and to schedule your appointment.
Announcing the next special event theme…Paris!
Dig out those fashion outfits, paint clothes or thin striped tops and suspenders. I’ve got the beret and Eiffel Tower just waiting for a fun, slightly vintage, Parisian portrait session. It’s appropriate for both your little guys and gals from 6 months to about 5 years old.
A special event session is $149, due at booking and includes:
- 1/2 hour session
- about 5 digital images with print release
- no extra charge for additional children
- sessions will be held in my home studio in Puyallup, WA
There are several ways to book your appointment.
- You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- call 253-314-9876
- see me in person
- click on my contact form here on my website
Want to make sure you have your spot and save some francs? (I do only accept U.S. dollars, but trying to be relevant here.) Book before April 12, 2016 and save $25.
Here are a few ideas of what we can do with a session.
This will be my third year in business. According to my accountant, I really have to make this year count to be recognized as a business next year. This is hard for me…I thoroughly enjoy the creative side of what I do, but struggle with being a business person. After prayer and processing, the following are some of the things that will change and the things that will stay the same.
My pricing structure will not change this year; I will also have some generous specials to offer. As mentioned back in the summer, Digital Images are included with the session fee. A complete list of session fees and descriptions available on my pricing page.
My Referral Program is now in effect. You will get a $25 credit for those who book full or newborn sessions at your recommendation. Details are posted here.
Model Calls will be different this year. I’m looking for one newborn, one 6-12 month old and one 2-4 year old per quarter. Models will get the full Milestone or Newborn session at half price. Please contact me to put in your model request. Details are here.
And lastly Themed Special Event Sessions will be offered quarterly. I would really like to encourage you to sign up early, so am offering a $25 savings for those that book their session at least a month in advance. (Yes you can plan your Christmas Card session in February :) ) The schedule is posted in this blog post.
I am hoping to do more personalized sessions. I’d love to work with you to plan your child’s session that reflects your family through color, props and themes.
Thank you for your support, encouragement and memories.
Themed Special Event Session Schedule
Here is the schedule for the upcoming Themes. Save $25 if you book your child’s session before the early booking discount expires. Please contact Thyme of Your Life Photography to book your appointment.
- Fairies & Fishin’- February 18, 19 and 20 (Early booking discount valid through January 18, 2016)
- Visit to Paris- May 12, 13 and 14 (Early booking discount valid through April 12, 2016)
- Game On- August 4, 5 and 6 (Early booking discount valid through July 4, 2016)
- Christmas Cards- Month of November (Early booking discount valid through October 1, 2016)
Looking back, 2015 was a great year to celebrate creativity and learning here at Thyme of Your Life Photography.
Learning: I took a couple of intense classes. One in newborn safety and posing and one on marketing. (For me the newborn one was much more fun :) ) I’m also constantly researching and trying new things for photography, editing, posing and set ups.
Creating: I offered 11 different Special Event Themed Sessions including-
- Valentines (with candy hearts)
- Fairies and Fishin’ (twice)
- Mama and Me
- Teddy Bear Picnic
- Red, White and Denim
- Back to School
- Halloween drop in
- Night before Christmas
- Glitzy Holiday
Customization: I was able to include several new themes into my full sessions including-
- 50’s Kitchen
- Super Heroes
- Dragon Slayer
- Doodle Play Room
- Little Red Wagon
- Lil’ Monkey
- Snow Day
- Hot Air Balloon
- Star Wars
- How to grow a Baby
- Tea Party
- Bear Bums
- What’s in Santa’s Bag?
I have so many more theme ideas swirling around in my head, just waiting to be unleashed :) I also know the value of a good classic backdrop. I have invested in a some new backdrops for the new year, as well as my trusty seamless paper. Please contact me so that we can schedule your child’s very own session!
From now until November 21, 2015, Thyme of Your Life Photography is offering Night Before Christmas themed special event sessions.
Night Before Christmas sessions have a “bed” backdrop and are great for cozy pajamas and bare feet. I have “cookies” and “milk” props for older children. Children are welcome to bring a favorite stuffed animal or blanket. Check my Facebook page to see additional images using this backdrop.
Beginning November 22, 2015 through December 12, 2015, ToYLP will be offering a Glitzy Holiday themed special event.
Glitzy Holiday sessions have a clean white backdrop and sparkly trees. Glittery effects are added in during the hand processing after your session. This is great for little ladies in fancy holiday dresses and dapper little dudes in their snazzy duds.
For either of the Christmas Card Events you get:
- Up to a 30 minute session
- 3-5 digital images
- Only $149*
Sign up now for either session. Please contact me to schedule an appointment or if you have questions.
*plus sales tax
A friend of mine, gifted a Newborn Session to her son and daughter-in-law for their first little girl. Mama and Dad were big Star Wars fans as well as Disney. I didn’t get a chance to discuss plans with Mama ahead of time, but knew about their interests. I had quite a few ideas and props ready to go.
When the family showed up, Mama had a zillion great ideas and props of her own. She had even brought her wedding dress.
We immediately got to work, with eight day old, baby M wide awake and ready to check everything out, we started with the Princess Leia set up. My daughter made me the bun hat and I got a part of my birthday gift early with the Chewbacca Itty Bitty doll (from Hallmark.)
After that set up, little M ate some more, changed into her next outfit and passed out.
With all the props Mama brought to the session, we ended up skipping the Disney side of things. Maybe we’ll plant that in for the six month session :)
If you are hoping for Newborn portraits, please contact me to make an appointment. I really like to start planning months in advance. Also, I only take on a limited number of Newborn sessions, so when you get to your second trimester, it would be a great time to reserve your spot!