2019: What to keep and what to change? (Winnipeg Photographers)

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The beginning of a new year is a great time to assess my business, to consider what what to change and what to keep the same.

What worked:

A lot of things worked well in 2018; most notably my  introduction of In Person Sales (in place of online galleries). I was very resistant to doing IPS, because I am not a sales person. I don’t ever want to feel like I am pushing someone to spend money. But it really is true that the images I show clients sell themselves and the moment when clients see their pictures is irreplaceable. It is empowering and is very gratifying to me.

I sold more products in 2018 and will continue to do so. A  professionally printed print, wall art or an album is the natural end product of a photography session. A digital image is not. Part of the art of photography is to see images printed and see a concrete sample of the image. I will continue to sell products to my clients, but will include digital images as that is what clients want.

What’s new:

I am introducing a new kind of session in 2019; a mini newborn session. I’m doing this for a couple of reasons, but most notably because many newborn moms are exhausted from lack of sleep and don’t want to be in a hot studio for 3 or 4 hours.  A mini newborn session is shorter. It is  an hour and a half, baby is wrapped for all poses and the focus is on baby pictures. Family pictures can be done at the 6 month stage when moms are more rested. I will still be doing full newborn sessions with parent and sibling pictures if that’s what your family decides on. But I think this is a great option.

As an introductory offer, and because Jan is a very slow month, I am offering 2 free mini newborn sessions. If you want a full newborn session for $125, I will deduct $80 from your session fee, giving you a full newborn session for only $45.

Pass this on to anyone you know who is expecting in the next couple of months. Be one of the first people to contact me and get this session free!

Mini Newborn Sessions!

 

2 Month Old Baby Girl! (Winnipeg Baby Photographers)

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Today I met the adorable baby girl and her 3-year brother that are featured today.  This big brother was full of smiles and had a lot of kisses for his little sister. We got some wonderful pictures!

Here is a preview of these adorable kids!

Beautiful Baby Girl! (Winnipeg Baby Photographers)

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This beautiful baby girl came for a photography session yesterday.  I enjoyed photographing this 4.5 month old.

Love the simplicity of white on white in these pictures!

Beautiful Baby Girl!

Surprise!

We Are Family! (Winnipeg Family Photographers)

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I had a great time photographing this family of six last night. I especially enjoyed hearing “Twinkle, twinkle little star” sung by this beautiful and very good-natured 3-year-old!

Family of Six

6 week old baby boy

Beautiful 3-year-old!

Holiday Family! (Winnipeg Family Photographers)

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I had a great time photographing this beautiful family of 9, including 2 baby girls! These lucky babies have  a village of caring adults to take care of them. Aren’t they lucky?

Precious baby girl!

Family of Nine!

Our beautiful baby girl!

Beautiful Brown Eyed Baby Boy!! (Winnipeg Newborn Photographers)

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I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful brown-eyed boy on Thursday. This little guy was a perfect little model and gave me open eyed and beautiful expressions, as well as sleepy baby ones.

Look at his big brown eyes. They are an exact match for his mamas!

 

Sleepy Baby!

 

 

Newborn Smiles!

Christmas and Holiday Special! (Winnipeg Photography Specials)

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Christmas Special!



November is the time to get your pictures taken for the family Christmas card. I don’t design or offer Christmas cards, so I am making digital images available without the purchase of a print. That way you can use one of the many templates found online for your cards.

Of course, prints will still be available, but for this special you will receive 2 high-resolution digital files of your choice. We will use 2 backdrops in a 40 minute session. This can include up to 5 people.

The first 3 people who contact me will get an additional savings of $50. I will need a $50 deposit to reserve your spot and then an additional $30 when you come for the session; a savings of $50. Don’t delay, as I will have a limited number of spots available.

This does not include newborn sessions, as it would be nearly impossible to do a newborn session in 30 minutes.



Fall Sessions


I had a very busy fall season this  year and I want to thank all of the clients who booked a session, There are very few leaves left on the trees but if you are interested in an outdoor session in the next couple of weeks, I can find some spots with colourful leaves or evergreens as a backdrop.

Here are some of the images from the fall sessions:

 


 



And Finally,


Many of you have met my dog, Zara. This week, I wanted to try creating a bokeh effect in the studio with some new lights. I didn’t have a model available, so I decided to use my dog.

Our dogs are never  allowed in the studio, so I had to put a leash on Zara to get her down there. The image below shows the look that Zara gave me. It’s the same look she has when she thinks she’s in trouble.

It’s titled “Obedience with Disdain”.

 



Yours in Photography,

Christina