Large Print Orders- BOGO 50% OFF!

This week and next only, if you order an 11×14 or 16×20 you’ll get HALF OFF a second (identical) print! This is a great opportunity to use this as a GIFT! Easter and Mother’s Day would be a perfect opportunity! As always, prepayment is required before placing an order.  So if you were waiting to purchase that special large print or haven’t placed your order yet, do it now! The end date on this promotion is 2/7/13.

Christmas Minis and Fall…Fall…Fall…!

It’s time for Christmas Mini’s! Woot Woot! There are still a few spots left so please let me know if you’re interested. If you’re attending this weekend…here’s a few things to note. First, the sessions are back to back. That’s the crazy part about mini sessions. It’s available so everyone can get a fabulous deal and get your last minute holiday photos! So please try to be on time so the next person’s child doesn’t have to wait. Please and Thank You! 🙂 And yes, if your child becomes sick please reschedule with me. I will fit you back in asap. It’s better for everyone; especially if we want great images…we want them at their best. Second, there are two backdrops that will be used. One is designed for the Christmas PJ’s and can either be a Phone Call or Type A Letter to Santa OR cookies/milk for Santa. If you can let me know ahead of time which you prefer by sending me a facebook message or email, that would be great. And please send your cell number along with it if you know I do not have your number. Lastly, within a week you will have your edited photos on a CD for pick up. I will be sending out a message as they are complete so you don’t have to wonder. Previews will not be available on-line UNLESS you specifically say you’re interested in them. I don’t want to spoil your Christmas cards by showing the images prior to you mailing out your cards. So please let me know IF you do want a preview. A sample is shown here so you know what to expect. More props will be added depending on the age and style we’re shooting for. I’m super excited to work with you all. I’ll be seeing some new faces and some continued clients, and I’m so excited about both! Thank You All!

I have to say…as soon as Christmas Mini’s begin I feel like Fall is about to come to an abrupt stop! Haha. So I had to take my kiddos out for a last “Fall Photo” horah! They may be getting a little bored being my models, but I find ways to make them happy. Like, you know…set Drew on top of hay, or get them climbing in places that they probably shouldn’t. Keeps us all on our toes! So I had to post a few. I’ve seen this location for weeks and finally tried it out before they remove everything from the field…I know it’s coming soon! Yikes! So enjoy the last days of Fall! I am looking forward to the Holidays. We put our tree up the other day…Yes, yes we did. So I will be listening to my kids play our animated holiday decor…such as Frosty the Snowman (with loud music) over and over and over and over. For almost two months. Wish me luck! The Christmas gifts are wrapped. Yes, yes they are. I’m over-prepared for this time of year! And if you know me at all…Christmas day, my tree comes DOWN! Probably because I’ve had it up, like…since Halloween! LOL  I wanted to get everything ready so I can now slow down and try to enjoy the season more. It’s one of the busiest times of the year for photographers as you all probably know…so my goal is always to stay on top of everything, so I always meet my deadlines (another thing about me…I try to meet my deadlines 110% of the time)!

Enjoy your time with your family and I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday season! I’ll try to not be such a stranger to my blog these days…. See you guys soon!

End of Summer Wrap Up

Well friends, it’s been an AWESOME summer of photo sessions! It was the quickest and craziest summer ever; it’s hard to believe its back to school next week! Some of my Toledo friends are already back! I’ll still be doing beach sessions for a while longer…including a pirate themed Mini…I’m super excited about it!

If you’re planning your fall family photos you definitely want to book those soon! There’s a couple weeks of good color changing…so get them on the calendar now! They’re great to use for your Christmas Cards or to have all year round on your walls.

Christmas Mini’s will be announced soon…so stay tuned to “specials” on photosbyjamiem.com for more information.  In case you didn’t see it on facebook, here’s a back to school image that I had a ton of fun doing! And also a pic from Summer that I just loved 🙂  Thanks to everyone who booked both back to school minis, summer lemonade stand minis and beach minis! I’m looking forward to working with you on Christmas photos soon!

Back To School Themed Mini Session and More!

So…its Mommy Monday…is everyone winding down the summer? Is back to school right around the corner or are you squeezing as much as you can into the last weeks?! This summer has flown by..possibly the fastest ever! I had most of the school clothes purchased for this year after last summer ended (I’m such a clearance shopper at Gap)! So we’re completely ready, school supplies and all with a month left. What to do over the next few weeks….hmmm!

If you haven’t shopped for school yet, there are tons of good buys all over the place right now! Last week I scored an extra 40% off at the Gap Outlet and had an addition 15% off coupon. So…I shopped for next year for the kids! Target had lots of t-shirts and shorts on sale too! Get the deals while they’re out there!

Speaking of “Back To School” – ANNOUNCING BACK TO SCHOOL THEMED MINI SESSIONS for August 26th. I have 5 availabilities for this Mini. It’s $125 and you’ll also receive the CD with a release so you can print what you choose. I will have a school desk, globe, books, apples & lots of other fun props to work with. It’ll be a fun session for your school aged kids! Email me through this website or facebook if you’re interested! I’m excited for the Fall to get here, so you know I’m lovin’ this session theme!

I’m still interested in what you would love for a give-a-way. I only had a couple responses and I’m doing a lot of planning and need your help. I will eventually do a contest/give-a-way and would love to hear what you’d like as a prize…whether its a session, prints, or a store gift card. What do you love? I’m also doing a lot of business planning and would like some feedback on what you’d love to see more of, packages or specials for mini sessions? What do you have interest in? Lastly, if you send me a quick couple sentences of your experiences with me as your photographer through my email at jamie@photosbyjamiem.com and allow me to use it on my website with a photo of your kids or family…I have a gift for you! So please send your feedback because I’d love to hear it!

CDs and More!

Hey friends! I guess I took an unexpected hiatus from my blog! Yikes…sorry about that! I’ve been working on a dance studio project that I just completed last night (Viva Students Rock!). So yes, dancers, when summer classes start you can pick up your photos. A pick up time will be set – an email will be sent to you regarding pick up times. Thank You so much to everyone who allowed me to photograph their children in their awesome dance costumes! What a fun night!!

So, “life” also happened within the past week! My dad was in the ICU; he is home now and I can say, Dr. Bae at Monroe Ear Nose & Throat, you saved my dad’s life! an artery burst in his nose and it wasn’t pretty! LOL Thank you to all my friends who said prayers while he was in the hospital and throughout this process…you all made a difference, Thank You SOOOO much.

Now, some more fun things…  Go to the Gap Outlet, TODAY! They have an extra 40% off their clearance and I found tons of items for my kiddos and also myself. I was able to even buy Z some school clothes for next year! $1-3 shirts and pants, you name it, I got it! So, get there before it’s all sold out people! 🙂

CD SALE is going on NOW! Just through tomorrow though! If you’ve already placed your print order or plan to place it with your CD order tomorrow, do it and get HALF OFF your CD! The only thing excluded is the Baby First Year package because you already get over half off your CD. I only do these sales 1-2 times a year so take advantage of it while it’s going on! You must pay Friday when you pick up your CD.

MINI SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT! I’m doing a LEMONADE STAND MINI this summer and I’m SUPER excited about it! The cost is $100 and you get a CD with 30 images, 15 color and 15 black/white. You will love these! If you are interested send me an email and I’ll give you additional details. Bright clothing will work best for this…stripes, polka dots, hand made outfits are always awesome as well as Boutique clothing. But you can also mix and match what you have in your closet and make it super fun and sassy! Don’t miss out on this opportunity, it will be a fun mini session!

Okay, I need your feedback! Please leave a message under this post or send me one via facebook! I’d like to do a give-a-way really soon but need your help! Are you guys most interested in handmade items, a gift card to shop for your kiddos, yourself? Or a free session or prints? Please let me know because I’d like to plan a give-a-way that you’re actually interested in! All I’d ask for in return is for you to share my facebook page with your friends, so what would be worth it for you? I know it takes time out of your day so I want to make it worth while…so help! 🙂

And just to see who’s reading…and see if you made it to the end….if you send me a couple sentences about your experiences working with me I will give you a free 5×7 image from our most recent session! I’m updating the website and would love your help on this. Thank You Thank You Thank You!

Sorry for the long post, it’s been a while! Haha  Enjoy the image below, adorable sisters!

Deal for Mommy Monday!

It’s Mommy Monday again…I know it’s back to school for most of your kiddos and back to the regular routines. It’s rough, I know! So here’s a deal for everyone that has an order hanging out there. If you place your order by 9pm tomorrow (orders must be pre-paid) you’ll get 20% off your print purchases! This is good on all regular prints up to a 16×20 but cannot be used on specialty products such as albums. It’s for all your regular prints. So if you need to re-order or just need to place your order that you’ve been putting off, now’s the time to do it!  Let me know if you have any questions and send me an email or a facebook message to place your order! Thanks everyone!