It doesn’t seem possible but we’re already deep into November and approaching the holidays, solstice, and New Years, so it’s a great time to order your holiday cards.
I started sending seasonal cards a few years ago, and it’s become a slightly insane tradition around here to come up with an idea and force our cats to pose. Poor kitties.
Last year I partnered up with Minted and have used them to order everything from holiday cards to commitment ceremony invitations. They have modern designs from independent designers, use high-quality paper stock, and their printing is top-knotch. This year they’ve introduced more options for seasonal cards, including different shapes, cardstocks, and sizes.
I also offer more traditional family portrait sessions of course!
Interested in booking a holiday portrait session with your pet, parent, or family? I’m offering a Thanksgiving weekend SALE on two-hour portrait sessions, in your home or a location in or around San Francisco for a big discount at $175, includes a privately-hosted web gallery for print ordering, web-ready files to share on Facebook, and a free 8×10 of your choice. The session must be redeemed before the end of 2013. Sale begins now and ends Monday the 26th of Nov!
Holiday Season is upon us! I’m currently taking bookings for family sittings for holiday cards, but don’t wait until the last minute – the later you wait to get cards printed, the more expensive it becomes. I’m happy to travel to your home for a shoot, or can accommodate clients in my home studio. Contact me for information and with any questions.
My friend Aldythe Beltane recently commissioned a holiday card for her business, All Creatures Healing Network. Aldythe is a former vet tech whom I call the ‘cat whisperer’, because she has such an amazing connection to the animals she cares for. She’s also a tireless advocate for rescues, and every season torments her friends with a fresh batch of kittens and adorable rescues who need adopting. I hire her to do our pet sitting when we’re away, and relax knowing that our little monsters are going to be spoiled well cared for.
After a discussion of her vision for the card, we settled on a ‘winter’ theme, but I’d already decided how I wanted to shoot this.
Step one. Build a Set.
Step Two. Give your models a bit of time to adjust to being on set, as lighting can take some getting used to.
Step Three. Get the whole family together for a heartwarming group photo.