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Dayton Senior Photography – Class of 2017

Class of 2017 it is almost your time!  I know right now graduation seems so very far away but really it’s right around the corner.  Your next year will be filled with lots of changes and exciting new things.  As you start to think about getting your senior pictures, I would love for you to consider becoming a TCP Senior.  Lots of changes are coming to TCP this year too and I am so excited to share them with you.

This past fall, I moved out of my downtown studio (which I loved!) and brought it here to my home (which I love even more!).  We moved to Spring Valley a little over a year ago and I love shooting here.  The lady who lived here before me had an amazing green thumb. She has flowers everywhere! I am NOT a very good gardener but I am trying to get better at it.  I have beautiful flowers we can shoot in, a pond, lots of green trees and a waterfall.  I just love our property and have lots of little places I love to shoot at.  I have set up my new TCP Senior Boutique right here on my property.

Another big change is I am not having “Senior Models” this year.  I have done this for years but this year I have decide to cut back a little and only shoot about 25 seniors total for the year.  Instead of having a model team and my other clients, I will just make ALL my clients a TCP Model! So anyone who books with me this year will receive the model treatment! I have a few fun things planned already!

I have also decided to simplify my business quite a bit.  I have gotten rid of all my session choices to eliminate confusion and now only have ONE SESSION.  It is an all inclusive session that gives you the digitals and a whole lot more!  I searched and searched for just the right keepsake box and I finally found it!! I love these boxes!  They are a beautiful driftwood gray color and I have two different fonts for you to choose from.  Here is a sneak of one of them.  You will receive the keepsake box, your USB with all your digital images and your senior slideshow loaded on it for your personal use.  You will receive a 5×7 print of each of your images and your very own Senior App for your phone.  You will pick up all of this at your Premier Ordering Appointment about 2 weeks following your session where you can spend your $400 in credit toward other products.  I have added a few new luxury products to the line up this year that I am so excited about.  I will be featuring those soon on the blog.

To see more about my “One Session” option this year visit the investment page for all the details.

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I Just Need An 8×10

 Are you sure that 8×10 is REALLY big enough?

I think this is a great illustration of how big that 8×10 really is?

Before I started my photography business, I used to think 11x14s were plenty big too but . . . not so much anymore .

Also notice the cropping that happens to the image depending on the size.

 Photo display template  generously provided by Tina Boyd.

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2010 Christmas Card Design Release|Ohio Family Photographer

I can hardly believe it is this time again!  Christmas is right around the corner and it is time to start designing your 2010 Christmas Cards.  The deadline for Christmas Orders is November 20th and that includes Christmas Card orders.   Here are my new designs for 2010 but I am also bringing back some favorites from 2009.  You can see all designs here by creating an account and then typing in the access code “designs”.

The first few are a new fad this year.  They have cool shapes and will be a hit with all your friends.  As always all designs are just a starting point and can be customized for your family.  I can change colors, font, wording but best of all include pictures we have captured together throughout the year.  If you have your own designs you would like to use instead, digital files are available to purchase.  You can see prices in the Boutique when you check out the available templates.

If you have not had your family portraits done this year, I only have 3 remaining dates for 2010.  When those are gone, I will begin booking 2011.

Now, for the 2010 Christmas Card Collection…

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“All About Me” Mini Sessions|Ohio Children Photographer

Ready for something new?  Good, because I have a new mini session that I am going to start offering.  I have been working on this idea for quite awhile now and I am finally ready to unveil it.


I am offering what I am going to call the “All About Me” Mini Sessions for your kids!! It all started one night while I was listening to a download of a talk that Alicia Alvarez gave on a Photographer Marketing Websummit I had purchased.  She does this program with her clients and I LOVED the idea.  Since my main focus lately has been on Seniors and Wedding Photography, I had found that I truly missed photographing children.  I heard this idea and ran with it. While this idea is totally her baby and I give her ALL the credit, I have adapted it a bit to fit my clientele.  I wanted to bring it out in time for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day but I will be offering these sessions year round.  Why?  Well, what would be a better way to capture your child at each birthday or maybe you would like to give a grandparent a special gift geared specifically towards them.  I think these will be a perfect and affordable way to capture your children on a regular basis and at the same time capture their personalities exactly as they are at that particular age.

Okay, here is the deal… These will be short, sweet and all about your child.  The main goal of these sessions will be to create a book of your child with his/her own thoughts and images.   Before your session, we will decide exactly who or what the book will be for {mom, dad, grandparent, or just to document that year}.  I will email you a list of questions for you to ask your child but feel free to add some of your own.  For example if it is for daddy, we will ask a series of questions all about daddy.  {What is daddy’s favorite thing to do?  What do you love most about daddy?}  That kind of thing.  If you want it to be more general, we will ask a variety of different questions.  {When do you want to get married?  Who is the boss in your house?}  We will choose 9 or 10 of our favorites  and I will include them in a book with images from their session.  Each session will be 30 min. long and will include one outfit and one background.  {We are keeping it simple!} These will be an in-studio session and will be quick and painless for everyone involved.  Your child will have fun and walk away with a treat and you will walk away knowing I captured your child being silly, sweet, goofy, or just plain ornery.   After you session, I will process your images and give you 10-15 to choose from in your own private gallery where you can purchase some prints for yourself or family members.  I will also take those same images along with their answers and include them in a 8.5×8.5 soft cover book.  Wouldn’t this be cute to have each year as they are growing up?  I also offer High School Senior Memory Books so we can do this periodically throughout their lives and then end with that!  {The questions would have to change as they became more mature of course!}

Here is what you get…

Here are a few examples of what you will receive.

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More Graduation & Open House Announcements|Ohio Senior Photographer

Seniors, I cannot wait to show you these cards!!  The first groups I am particularly in love with.  They remind me of one of my favorite stores Anthropologie.  I love going in their store or just flipping through their catalog to get ideas for upcoming shoots.  I have been wanting to do a WHOLE session based around the “Anthropologie” style.  If you are interested and have some vintage clothing or props you would like to use,  PLEASE contact me and we can discuss it more.   If you let me style the entire session this way, I may even throw in a HUGE discount!!  I would love to do a senior session and an engagement session this way so contact me soon if interested.   Okay, back to announcements.  If you need Graduation or Open House Announcements in the next few weeks, NOW is the time to order them.  It will take me about a week to get everything in once you place your order so please plan accordingly.  Remember everything is customizable and we can make your announcements coordinate with your pictures.  Also know that these can be so much more than just Open House Announcements.  These would make adorable Baby Announcement or Save the Date Card!  The possibilities are truly endless.  I am just glad that I don’t have to choose because I love all of them!  I will be blogging about 411 cards and Session Proof Boxes soon so keep checking back.

Okay, this time I got everyone’s names right except the last name and school.  Just so you know, not all my clients have the last name “Smith”. :){ I don’t like giving out full names for safety reasons.}