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November 22, 2013

PORTRAITS OF LIFE & LOVE

for growing families, and families growing up together

The Ewings believe portraits are about celebrating life & love. Photographs give us the chance to stop time for a moment. Just this beautiful moment. In pictures that make you laugh, smile, cry. You feel the moment all over again because its not just a perfectly captured moment - its perfectly you.

We're a wife+husband team all about providing the best in imagery and experience, and we're just as passionate about preserving these moments through printed art. So you'll love your portrait experience, and love the finished pieces displayed in your home even more.

Because when these incredible days become yesterdays, pictures will tell your story.

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 Your life & love, illuminated.

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 PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR DETAILS ON OUR APPROACH, THE PROCESS AND SESSION PRICING. 









FAQs

What's the session like?
Forget what you know about portrait sessions...they can be fun! My proven approach is tailored to the age of the subject(s) and brings out natural, real expressions, the personalities behind those expressions, and special moments that celebrate your life and love. We'll create gently-crafted portraits, and I'll make sure to capture the sweet, silly, spontaneous stuff as well. Clients of all ages tell me how much fun the sessions are, and are thrilled with the results.

 

How can I get the most out of my session?
You'll receive guidance from pre-session planning through to the beautifully-printed final product. We'll talk about what's important to you, and cover the look of your session (outfits, location, etc) as well as what you may want to do with your pictures. After your session, you'll be invited back to the studio (ask about same-day appointments!) for your in-person Order Design Appointment when you'll get to see all of the beautiful portraits and create your custom collection. All decision makers should plan to attend the order appointment as this is your opportunity to choose your custom products.

 

Tell me more about session options, and what they include?
 >> Family sessions :: includes a welcome kit with tips & tricks for planning the best session, a pre-session consultation, one hour outdoor portrait session for up to 5 people, $200 credit towards products of your choice, up to 2-3 outfits and a personal order design appointment: $395


 >> Newborn sessions :: ideally within the first 6-14 days of life, includes a welcome kit with helpful planning info, a pre-session consultation & set design, $200 product credit, 2-3 hour studio portrait session for up to 5 people, unlimited outfit/sets, use of extensive collection of props & accessories and a personal order design appointment: $495


 >> Baby milestone sessions :: includes online planning questionnaire, 30-minute studio portrait session for your little love, up to 2-3 outfits and an online personal order design appointment: $95

Request the full product guide for more information on product options.

 

I don't know what products we'd want. What do most people choose?
Many clients aren't sure about the product options, and we can help with that! From wall portraits to albums to gift prints, you'll discover the beautiful options available to create a collection to meet your goals and budget. There is no minimum purchase requirement, and most clients choose to invest $1500-$3000. Payment plans are available, and all major credit cards are accepted.

 

How do we book our session with you?
Contact the studio at 508.471.7988 or online here for more info and to reserve your session. I'm excited to get to know your family!

July 7, 2013

My favorite corner of the house

Why I'm so passionate about portrait art

Every morning I look at this little corner of my bedroom and smile. Its starts my day right. It's my entire life and love summed up neatly on my bureau-top, and its why I'm so passionate about finished portrait art.

I have a confession. Its incredibly difficult to print my pictures. Even as a photographer with all of the resources at my fingertips. Choosing "the one" -  that favorite image I'll never tire of (how do I choose?!) - and actually making decisions on the size, the material, which image goes best in which room, etc. That's a lot of mental work right there. I still haven't designed the album of Cooper's birth like I've been meaning to, and he's two and a half now. It's such an important milestone in our lives, and it could very well never make it off the computer.

 



There's something so wonderful about this digital age we're living in. We take countless pictures with such ease, mostly from our phones. Am I right?! We share online and we make them our phone screensaver for a bit. It's so easy to capture all of these beautiful moments in time.

But something happens.

New pictures take the place of those beloved snapshots. The ones we were so proud of just moments before. And now they're forgotten, several scrolls back in our phone. Maybe we'll scroll past them in a few months and smile at the moment. "I really love that one, I should definitely print it." And then its gone. Forgotten, or lost on a damaged phone that wasn't backed up, or lost on a hardrive that failed. And you'll be sad for a bit, but you'll forget. You'll forget how he used to smile in his sleep as a newborn. You'll forget how chubby her little thighs were when she was a baby, and the pride in her eyes when she started walking, or when he learned to ride his bike, and was so proud of himself. How little they were, and how much you loved them at that stage in your life.

This is my plea - keep taking those snapshots. But please, please print your photos. And choose to invest in finished portrait art with an experienced portrait studio from time to time (future blog post on the best times will be coming soon). One that will capture the spirit of your family, and help lead you through choosing your favorites and the best way to enjoy them. People think nothing of pay thousands of dollars for a new sectional that will need to be replaced in ten years, but choose not to invest in good portrait art. You owe it to your future self, and to your family. Its an investment you'll never regret making, for its one that only grows in value. Exponentially.

There's nothing like the beauty of a printed portrait of your baby (no matter how old your baby is). Absolutely nothing compares. I remember that each morning when I wake up and look over at my favorite corner. My life & my love, honored in beautiful printed art for a lifetime.

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