Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Happy First Anniversary to Us!

April 15 will mark the first anniversary of the very first portrait session I did for strangers -- before that I had been practicing for a couple of months on friends and family. I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Amy W. and her family. They didn't know that they were my first real client session - although they probably do now!

It's amazing what has happened in the last year - Center Stage Photography has really taken off. I have learned so much about photography and portraits, and the business of portraits. I have developed a distinct style that you just won't find somewhere else, and I'm so proud of that.

It's been such a fun year and I thank each and every one of my first-year clients for choosing me to capture those special images that document their lives; and my husband, kids, sister, parents and aunt who have supported me so much through the last 12 months. Thank you, also, to my business partner, Tonya, who took a non-risk-taker like me and pushed me into business when it seemed impossible and scary! If it weren't for her I'd still be *thinking* about going into business, rather than doing it!

To celebrate Center Stage Photography's first year, I want to offer you something special - schedule an appointment in April or May and get:
* $20 off your session fee (not including mini-sessions or maternity/newborn combo sessions); and
* a complimentary 8x10 or 8x12 with the purchase of a collection; plus
* a low-resolution digital file of any portrait you purchase as an 11x14 or bigger.
***This offer is extended to anyone - new clients or returning clients. To get this special just mention having read about it on my blog.***

I am so happy to be able to offer you this special, and look forward to hearing from you. You can call me to schedule an appointment, or you can fill out the contact form on my Web site at I limit my sessions to 2-3 a week, so contact me soon, please.

To all of my first-year clients - let me hear from you! I am eager to hear how you all are doing. Send me an email at Thank you for trusting me to photograph the special times in your lives. Life is so precious and I'm thrilled to play a part in telling your family's story.

Remember - although you've seen a lot of ballerinas on my blog recently, I do many types of portraiture: