In this economy most everyone’s focus has turned from wanting everything regardless of cost, to wanting good products at a fair or discounted price. I have recently been turned on to coupon shopping. Initially I was very frustrated by the task of juggling coupons, kids, and the shopping cart, not to mention my shopping list and the grocery ad. I was about ready to give up on the idea, however, I had been completely inspired to make an effort to try and do this after seeing how much money could truly be saved. I took some time last night and put together a binder using sheet protectors made to hold business cards. Each slot holds a different kind of coupon. I made my shopping trip this morning and to my surprise I had a savings of 53%!!! I was sooo excited, but I know I can do even better next time!
I think also in this economy that we are re-focusing on what is most important to us and for most of us it is our families. I truly believe that capturing family portraits is so important because our families are ever growing, ever shrinking….ever changing. I photograph newborns all the time and it makes me realize how hard it is to even remember my own children when they were that tiny. That is usually when I need to pull out the albums to remind myself that, yes, they were that small and to remind me how fleeting every moment is.
I have been blessed with keeping very busy this summer and now fall. My schedule is almost completely booked until November. I would like to squeeze in a Christmas/Holiday card special, however, for those bargain shoppers out there that realize the importance to family portraits, but would also like to save some money.
I wanted to focus my special this year not only on cards, but also in gift giving. Why not tackle a few Christmas gifts in the process of having your portraits taken?
2009 Holiday Special – $200 (Value of $330)
* 1 hr. portrait session (location to be determined)
* 1 – 8×10 print
* 2 – 5×7 gift prints
* 16 – wallets (2 poses)
* 24 – two sided Christmas/Holiday Cards
And because I can not have a post without a photo, here are two sisters and their sweet dog…