Ready to check out another of our lovely senior models today?!? Tara is up on the blog and I’m so excited to show off all her favorite images with you all!! We’re starting a little out of order because this series of images of her in the yellow flowers might be some of my favorite we’ve done all year and I cannot even wait until mid-blog post to share them so here you go…..
Our senior models get ‘pop up’ sessions throughout their senior year to not only create a variety of images for them in all kinds of seasons and weather but also to create fun experiences shooting in new/different locations, with unique props, etc. If you’d like to join us as a senior model and influencer you can apply now. We’ll start interviews again in January and our team will be completed by spring, don’t wait, we’d love to have you join us for an unforgettable and impactful year!
I got to meet Joanne and her absolutely lovely family this fall for their family Limited Edition session. How perfectly did they coordinate their outfits. Joanne took our few tips to ‘coordinate, not match’ and ‘mix in 1-2 colors throughout everyone’s looks’ and ran with it!
They were a joy to photograph and I’m so excited to see how the images Joanne selected for her walls look in their space.
Do you know about our Limited Edition sessions?!?! We now do most of our family sessions each year as part of our Limited Edition line. These work so well for immediate family sessions. They are short… your choice of 15 or 30 minutes which keeps both dad & the kids happy!
We suggest the longer session for families with little ones but for families with older kids like the Kerper’s 15 minutes is perfect. These sessions are (as the name suggests) Limited! We only offer these 4 times a year and we’ll open up booking for 2020 sessions after the first of the year. To get first dibs on these sessions dates DM us on social (www.instagram.com/sjanephotography or https://www.facebook.com/sjanephotog/), text 573.590.7427, call 217.330.7012 or email firstname.lastname@example.org! We’d love to create for your family in 2020 whether it’s been a year or 10 since your last family portrait.
Hey again! Today, I got to talk to a group of young future CEOs (high school entrepreneurship co-op came to the studio today!) and while showing them one of my amazing time management tools (go CoSchedule whoopwhoop) and we talked about how it helps me stay on top of my blog even during the busiest times of the year…. THEN we talked about how even with all the best tools you’ll sometimes be failing in one aspect of your business. Like me not blogging for the past month, oops!
Oh well, I’m back in the saddle again here and let me tell you I have so much to share with you starting today with the amazingly talented Brittney of Warrensburg-Latham High School. I believe she has the most ever metals we’ve done for the metal pose and she survived it like a true champion (holding those metals is NOT easy even for a minute).
I hope you enjoy everything we created for her in the studio, around town and at the high school. She was a joy to photograph and I’m in love with her canvas collage and album design too.
I love it when seniors incorporate their sports, interests, hobbies, friends, pets, etc into their session…. these images are about WHO you are, not just what you look like. They are about who/what you love right now, at this moment in time. It will change, of course, but that’s why we are creating these images now. When you’re on the cusp of that major change from a child into an adult. If you’d like us to help you create, not just take, your senior portraits get in touch, we’d love to work with you!
Heather and Blair are the stars on the blog today! These two are the sweetest and their wedding day was full to bursting with love and family and fun. We kicked off the day at the day getting ready at their homes (where even Heather’s dog got fancied up for the special occasion).
This was my first wedding at First General Baptist Church and I have to say I’m a big fan especially with it being just walking distance to the beautiful Garden Path which we made our first stop after finishing formals inside! And Heather and Blair’s reception location was just as beautiful so we spent some time around sunset on the Hickory Point Golf Course grounds.
Their album is currently being hand-crafted in Italy and I cannot wait to see it in-person so soon!
In January I was invited to speak at the Richland Community College 8th grade career fair on the art panel along with my fellow creatives and entrepreneurs Kat Smalley (Thrive Entertainment Guide), radio personalities Toby Tucker and Tat Taylor, Kate Flemming (Millikin University) and performer Jerry Johnson. This was a blast and I was excited to see a number of these 8th graders have a great interest in not only photography but many areas of arts and entrepreneurship.
Through that event I connect with John Oliver with Richland’s Student services office and they invited me in as part of their career week to offer executive portraits for some of their staff and students. As college students, either entering their college careers or about to graduate and searching for their full time career, many of them are starting to adjust their online profiles to reflect a more professional appearance and/or creating new professional social profiles through sites like LinkedIn. Clearly, when you set up your LinkedIn profile it’s time to phase out that selfie on the beach for something a little more formal and professional. But what students often may not think about or know is that a professional executive portrait session can easily run you a couple hundred dollars investment and much more for a full executive branding package*.
So I was excited to partner with Richland to bring the students these portraits for use on their growing web resumes absolutely FREE to them! And a few of their staff and visiting personalities (like Tat and Nicole) jumped in at the opportunity as well. And I’m excited to be offering a similar opportunity to the professionals in Decatur this coming Tuesday, March 13th from 3:30-5:30. We’ve partnered now with Network Solutions Unlimited to offer a public Executive Portrait event to once again create professional headshot images for the professionals in our area 100% FREE.
Our NSU event will be held at NSU (1234 N Water St, Decatur, IL 62521) on Tuesday, March 13 from 3:30 -5:30 and will include FREE quick 2-3 minute sessions (black background) with immediate viewing of your images to select your favorite. PLUS, we’ll provide a fully retouched web-size file for use online (printing rights are available for as little as $50). And while you wait, you’ll be able to network with other area professionals and enjoy a few light refreshments.
To help us prepare please RSVP here. Walk-ins are welcome but may incur longer wait times.
Can’t make it to the event Tuesday, but still need updated portraits for you and/or your staff? We offer in-studio individual executive portrait sessions for only $45 plus the ability to bring out studio to YOU for in-house portraits your staff can complete in just a few minutes. Bulk pricing is available for larger offices/schools/etc.