Fall Family Portrait Special (Winnipeg Family Photographers)

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Brrrr it’s fall!  The wind is cold,  the temperatures are dipping and winter is surely coming.

Along with the negative aspects of fall, come the positive. It’s a good thing too, because I do not like the  cold or the wind and I especially do NOT like winter.

So let me be positive!  The trees are  beautiful at this time of the year and the evening light is great! With that in mind, and with the idea of making family photos affordable, I am offering the following special.

Don’t delay. The snow may fall! Brrrrrrrrr……………………….

School Portrait Special (Winnipeg Child Photographers)

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I hope all of your kids got off to a great start this school year.



School Portraits

With the start of a new school year, comes the inevitable school pictures. Every September photographers come to schools everywhere and take pictures of the kids.  At most schools, there are 3 photographers taking pictures for about 4 hours. In those 4 hours, they take pictures of about 300 kids, plus about 15 group pictures.  There are usually at least 3 classes in the gym. It is very loud in there and the atmosphere is one of impatience,  excitement and Let’s Get This Over With. The average time spent per child portrait is less than a minute. The result is often an image of your child sporting a cheesy grin. I am not knocking the photographers who offer this valuable service to parents, but it does have its limitations. It ends up being quite expensive and the finished images, which are perfectly lit, and in focus, are not a true reflection of who your child is.

I am offering an alternative. For $65 I will do a 30 minute session with your child, including a digital image of the photo that you like best. I’ll  be spending considerably more time with your child than the school photographers and will be able to engage your child. The atmosphere will be fun and your child will be more relaxed. There are a number of advantages to this besides the extra time your child will get; you can use the digital images online, you can get them printed in the sizes that you would like and you can email them to family and friends. Besides the advantage of getting a digital image, you can also have up to 4 children photographed during the 30 minutes, as well as pictures of the 4 children together. If you have 4 children in school, and paid for individual pictures of them, you would be paying more than $65  and you would more than likely get some cheesy grin portraits.

I guarantee that this is a better alternative.

This offer is limited to children over the age of 2, and it is only available at Kildonan Park  or my studio on Sept. 29. 30 and on Oct. 7th. Let me know if those dates don’t work for you and I can try to schedule you at another time.

Back to School Portrait Special (Winnipeg Children’s Photographer)

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I can’t believe that summer is almost over and school is about to start. I hope you have all your kids’ school supplies bought and everything is ready for the first day. I think most schools are starting next Wed. With September also comes the start of organized sports, all kinds of clubs and the days take on their own routines.

Every September photographers come to schools everywhere and take pictures of the kids.  At Maple Leaf School, the school that I know best, there are 3 photographers taking pictures for about 4 hours. In those 4 hours, they take pictures of about 300 kids, plus about 15 group pictures.  There are usually at least 3 classes in the gym. It is very loud in there and the atmosphere is one of impatience,  excitement and Let’s Get This Over With. The average time spent per child portrait is less than a minute. The result is often a cheesy grin type of image. The child is not relaxed and the expression is not at all natural. I am not knocking the photographers who offer this valuable service to parents, but it does have its limitations. It ends up being quite expensive and the finished images, which are perfectly lit, and in focus, are not a true reflection of who your child is.

I am offering an alternative. For $75 I will do a 20 minute session with your child., which will include  5 digital images. I will be spending considerably more time with your child than the school photographers and will be able to engage your child. The atmosphere will be fun and your child will be more relaxed. There are a number of advantages to this besides the extra time your child will get; you can use the digital images  online, you can get them printed in the sizes that you would like and you can email them to family and friends. Besides the advantage of getting the digital images, you can also have up to 3 children photographed during the 20 minutes, as well as pictures of the 3 children together. If you have 3 children in school, and paid for individual pictures of them, you would be paying more than $75 and you would not have the digital images,  or pictures of the children together.

This offer is limited to school age children, and it is only available in my studio or at an outdoor location in the North Kildonan area. I would suggest either Bunn’s Creek Park or Harbourview Park, but am open to other locations in the area.

That’s it. Just give me a call or send me an email and we’ll set something up. I promise you will be happy with the result.

email: chrismcwilliamsphotography@gmail.com

call: 204-669-0498

204-962-3424

Fall Portrait Special (Winnipeg Portrait Photographers)

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Does anyone else out there wonder how Google decides on rankings? I must admit to being intrigued by Google World. I typed “Winnipeg Photographers” today and I came up second; that is second on the first page. I am sometimes half down the second page. I must admit that I don’t blog as often as some, but for a while there, I was updating my site continually and blogging more regularly. To tell you the truth, I became a little obsessed with getting first page rankings again. And out of the blue, from no where at all I got first page ranking back. And before I could gloat too much, I was back on the second page. No rhyme or reason to it. I am not complaining today, but tomorrow I may be back on the second page again.

I do have something else to say and that is to let you know about my Fall Portrait Special. For only $50 you will receive a 20 minute photo session and one 8×10 and two 5x7s.  The $50 is due at the time of the session. The pictures can be of one person or a group as large as 5. They can include children, adults or any combination of the above. This special does not include newborns. The fall pics will be done in Bunn’s Creek Park (weather permitting). This special is available for all of October. I am all booked this weekend but have openings after that and my tree expert friend tells me that the leaves will start to change by the first weekend in Oct.

Don’t delay!! Get some great fall pictures done at a reasonable price in beautiful Bunn’s Creek Park. We will have fun. I can guarantee that!

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If you have a newborn or know somebody who does, be sure to tell about my First Year Club.

Call me on my cell at 962-3424 as I am not at home very much lately. I am teaching a delightful class of grade 4 children at ML. And the teacher has given me the go-ahead to teach Art and Writing, so you know what these kids are doing. So much fun and such great kids. Only thing is… I need to get in a few French lessons… maybe tomorrow!

Christina