So I’ve been waiting to write this blog post ALL month! I love Halloween but I don’t know if I love it as much as Kim. It is Kim’s FAVORITE holiday, it’s also probably why she loves the color orange so much. We even threw her a surprise Halloween themed birthday party last year. We were all in costume, the house was entirely decorated with skeletons, black cats, ghosts, pumpkins, spider cupcakes and we even had fun Halloween temporary tattoos!
Despite the Celtic festival from which Halloween originated, it is a holiday that we ALL, or at least everyone, regardless of age, should have fun dressing up! Trick or treating can be left for the kiddos but hey, if you even look a bit younger for your age like me, why not get some free candy from the neighbors too! Every year, it seems as though everyone scrambles to try and find a costume. Sometimes I wonder what the big deal is, but once I see such a variety of unique costumes that people come up with I’m amazed and inspired for the coming year. I didn’t grow up in an American family, but luckily Halloween was one of the few American cultural activities I did participate in every year. In previous years I have been: Minnie Mouse, a clown, a pumpkin, a witch, an American Indian, a princess (mom made that costume that year :)), a french maid, a boxer (not the dog), an 80′s girl, salt and pepper shakers (I was salt), and this year…I will be a nurse :) Halloween is a day, or even a weekend like this year, that gives us the opportunity to go wild and dress in something you never would otherwise. So be creative!
So you must be wondering why I decided to title the post “Boo or Bah?”. Well if you take a look at the photo below, I don’t think I have to explain. Once I saw this photo Kim took, I knew I had to somehow incorporate Baaah into the title. The mom of these 2 ADORABLE boys dresses them up every year and has Kim come out to their home to capture the kid’s one of kind costumes. So this year while everyone else might be screaming “Boo!”, these 2 boys will be saying “Baaah, Baaah”! No matter what phrase you choose to go with while running up to each doorstep this Halloween, remember to be safe, have fun and make sure you get a lot of CANDY!!!
Ok everyone, you’ve done it…you made us feel bad that we didn’t have mini sessions set up for this fall, so we picked our ONLY weekend day before the holidays that we have open, to schedule mini sessions! The big day is Saturday, November 20, 2010 and will take place at Horseshoe Lake in Shaker Heights. As stated above, they will remain outdoors unless it rains or there is a major blizzard.
Here are the details:
$100 for 25 minute session
25 Minute Mini Session includes:
- Mix of individual and/or family shots
- Images posted to an online gallery for you to proof and order ala carte prints
- Your choice of either a FREE 5X7 print or $30 credit towards holiday cards
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a session please either call us at 216.229.7427 or e-mail us at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you! (sooner rather than later, since I promise you…these will sell out fast!)
147 days until Christmas or the we look at it 147 days until you’re holiday cards need to go out! (well a few days less than that since you have to take into account mailing time). If you know that you would like to send out holiday cards this season, give us a call so we can put you on the calendar. The earlier you schedule the better. Many of our clients love to use outdoor photos from either their summer or fall shoots. To be honest, I don’t blame them. Who wouldn’t want to receive a beautiful, clear sky, outdoor family portrait taken in Cleveland while snow falls and ice covers the streets in December? It’s just a sweet reminder of what we had not too long ago and will be waiting a long time to see again. So, although we have had nice weather for the last week, don’t count on it staying that way for much longer. Take advantage of the few short months we have. It doesn’t hurt just to pick a date because just in case it rains we can always push back the shoot to another (possibly rain-free) day. And just to get your wheels turning, below are a few examples of the various custom designed photo holiday cards we have designed…
Noticed that the holiday card order that you picked up from the studio is short a few envelopes? … Check again! Typically all orders come with a few extra envelopes, but lately, our photo lab had been including a bunch of extra cards for you to show off your family! We’d love to give you envelopes for your bonus cards, but we just don’t have the stock, so hand them out to family and friends or let the kids get crafty and make some out of construction paper! Now even more people will get to see your family photos on your custom holiday cards!