Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Now open for booking!

So many things to talk about at once! The new is now live, so be sure to check it out! This also means that I am now accepting sessions through March '08, so if you've been waiting for the notice, here it is. And..the first three clients who book will receive a complimentary set of "petits fours" with their image order (a $100 value). What are "petits fours" you ask? Here's a taste:

Petits Fours are a set of three 5x5 and/or 5x7 images printed on metallic, textured paper, mounted on foamboard nested in individual coordinating easels. They are adorable and perfect for desktops, shelves, or gift-giving.

I'd also like to announce some important changes for 2008:

1. Instead of selling individual prints, I will now only be offering high-res. digital negatives on CD, giving you the freedom to print whatever you want in whatever sizes you want. No more having to decide on the spot between a 5x7 or an you can have it all! You will still be able to order products (canvases, books, enlargements, etc.) after you choose your images for CD. The pricing structure has changed because of this so please be sure to review that information on the site as well.

2. Proofing will now be done via online galleries. As much as I love visiting with everyone during in-person proofing sessions (and I am going to miss that), unfortunately, my schedule isn't going to allow for it right now. But this also means you will be able to view and receive your images much faster!

3. Proofs will be done a bit differently this year as well. The images that you see in your online gallery will go through basic processing to adjust color, contrast, etc., but I'm going to reserve fine retouching (fixing blemishes, enhancing detail, texturizing, etc.) for the images you decide to purchase. The proofs in your gallery will still look great, but the images you select will be perfect!

4. Coffee table books have taken a HUGE step up. This year, they will have double the pages (40-sides), pages will be thicker with a satin varnish coating, and will feature a matching printed dust jacket. Images of the new style will be up soon in the "confections" gallery on the website.

5. Maternity sessions can be booked separately, but you will receive a complimentary 1-hr maternity session when you book your newborn session. Maternity images are sold separately (no minimum), but you can have them all by purchasing the Decadence collection for your newborn or the Baby's First Year package.

6. I will only be opening the calendar for booking a few months at a time to help spread out sessions a little better. However, if you are expecting or are interested in birth photography, I ask that you please contact me as soon as possible so we can determine our options.

7. And finally, I'm now offering "A Day in the Life of..." sessions. Please visit the gallery and "special sessions" section on the website for all the details.

Whew. That was a lot.

My goal this year is to give you higher quality products and images in a shorter amount of time, so here's hoping these changes help us get there. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Thank you again for an absolutely amazing 2007 (if you haven't already, check out the Year in Review slideshow) and I'm looking forward to an even more incredible 2008.


Rachel Schell said...

everything looks great Michele!!

Melissa said...

WOW WOO WOW! Your new site is fabulous!!! Love the new look!

Summer said...

way to go!

robyn said...

Talk about the bar being set - just fantastic! Kudos!

Jeannette Chirinos Gold, said...

Is Amazing your new web site!
Excellents photos, processing, colors and music!

yourcandidmemories photography said...

your site looks great!!!!!

kristi said...

very well done my friend.

Erin said...

Wow Michelle! The site looks amazing. You are my hero. :)