It's that time of year again - Christmas Mini Portrait Session time!
This year, Finding Beauty in the Ordinary Photography will be offering Christmas Mini Sessions with limited dates, between October 29th and December 9th.
Finding Beauty in the Ordinary Photography's 2017 Christmas Mini Session Details:
20 - 30 minute - on location - session
3 digital images (your choice)
*Pricing is for families of up to 6 persons. Additional persons are $15 each.
*Advertised price is for locations within 20 miles of zip code 32506. We are more than happy to travel to any location you desire for a nominal travel fee.
Locations within 20 miles of zip code 32506 include but are not limited to: Pensacola Beach, Perdido Key, Orange Beach, AL, Cantonment, Gulf Breeze, and Pensacola.
Not looking for Christmas-styled pictures? Our Christmas Mini Session is the perfect quick session to update your family portraits! Just let me know when booking that you don't need the Christmas setup.
Could this deal get any better?
Well, what if I told you there was a way you could earn additional digital images from your session?
Refer your friends to me. Each new client who books a Christmas Mini Session (or full session) and mentions that YOU referred them to me earns YOU an additional digital image from you session! (No limit!)
Are you ready to have the perfect family photo to make all of your family and friends jealous?
As fate would have it, so far ALL of this year’s annual Family Christmas Mini sessions have taken place on the beautiful, white, sandy beaches of Pensacola beach and Perdido Key. In years past, I’ve always had at least one family who wanted a wooded location, but not this year. And honestly, I LOVE how this year’s Christmas set looks on the beach.
After this year, I can, without a doubt, say that Christmas mini session season is my favorite - 2nd only to Newborn Portraits.
Actually, I’ve enjoyed decorating Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key so much that I’ve decided to extend my Christmas Mini Portrait Sessions through December 17th.
Around here, the holiday season kicks off sometime between late October and early November with Family Christmas Mini Sessions. This year was no different, except we also debuted our “Pictures with Father Christmas” sessions at Naval Live Oaks in Gulf Breeze.
The suit worn by the amazing Santa Ronnie as well as all of the vintage toys at our “Pictures with Father Christmas” sessions originally belonged to my grandfather. It made my heart very happy to see these items back in use and the smiles they brought to the children’s faces that day!
The Naval Live Oaks Preserve, part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, provided the perfect location for our sessions as well!
All of the children (well except one) were quickly charmed by Santa and were more than happy to sit on his knee, check out his toys, and tell him what they wanted for Christmas.
Follow Santa Ronnie on Facebook to keep up with the other local appearances he’ll be making this Christmas season.
It’s been a while since I’ve taken the time to show off some the awesome photography products that we carry. Plus, since I’ve added a few more goodies, what better way to introduce them than to show them off!
Since it is the Christmas season, I am going to start off with these super cute, and affordable, custom Christmas ornaments. On the left is a bamboo ornament that comes in your choice of 13 sizes & shapes (the one show is 4″x2.5″). They’re ~1/4″ thick and show the beautiful, natural grain of the bamboo through the image. On the right is a sweet metal ornament that can be ordered in the design shown or a snowflake.
These ornaments not only look lovely on your own tree, they make a fantastic gift for grandparents!
Next up is an item I’ve been proudly using for 2 months now: a custom cell phone case.
What a great way to show off your babies – without having to even unlock your phone screen.
Cases are black rubber grip with interchangeable photo inserts. These aren’t sold as “protective cases” like Otterbox, Lifeproof, etc – BUT, my toddler has dropped and thrown my phone multiple times on quite a few different surfaces, and so far, no damage has occurred to my Samsung S6.
Cases are available for the Samsung Galaxy S6, iPad Mini, and iPhones 4, 5, 6, & 6 Plus.
The base order includes 1 case and 1 insert – additional inserts can be added to your order or ordered at a later date.
The gorgeous picture above is my 2nd favorite new product: the 3″x3″ accordion mini album. This beautiful, sturdy mini album comes with your choice of up to 10 customizable panels and your choice of cover: fabric, leathers, suede, or (my personal fave) custom photo. Accordion Mini albums come in sets of 3 boxed up in a little manilla colored box – PERFECT for grandparent gifts (can you not just picture grandma whipping this out of her purse to show off to everyone) or as a display in mom or dad’s office!
Next up, you can NEVER go wrong with a custom, 1 1/2″ gallery wrap canvas! It’s classic, it’s sturdy, and you don’t even need a frame.
Each gallery wrap canvas is finished with saw-tooth hangers and corner bumpers.
I’ll wrap up with something many of us are knee deep in this time of year – Christmas cards.
I am proud to offer, high quality, customized Press-Printed & Foil Pressed greeting cards in a variety of sizes.
Custom designed cards are perfect for new baby announcements, Birthday invitations, Graduation announcements, Christmas cards, etc.
So, now you’ve seen the beautiful, high quality, and affordable products we carry for our clients. But, just because you don’t see it here doesn’t mean we can’t get it. So, if there’s ever something special that you have in mind, just ask!
I was lucky enough to be given the pleasure of photographing baby Aaron at 12 days old! He is SUCH a handsome little guy with the sweetest parents and SUPER proud big brother. I’m also lucky to be able to call his parents friends! I love being able to work for and with friends – it’s such an honor to be trusted with capturing these fleeting moments for their family.
I’m a bit behind on my blogging, but Aaron was born right before Thanksgiving. And, when I got to their house and discovered they already had their Christmas tree up, I knew I HAD to get at least one, great Christmas themed newborn portrait.
Lastly, I’ll leave you with my favorite images from their session.
If you’ve never been to Bellingrath Home & Gardens, you’re doing yourself a disservice. If you’ve never been there for the “Magic Christmas in Lights,” then go ahead and put it on your calendar to go next year! They put on a truly phenomenal light display. And not only that, it’s easily walk-able for young and old alike. It’s also fully wheelchair and stroller accessible.
Understand of course, that these are merely a small sampling of the displays and scenes they have for you to enjoy. From the website itself:
"The holiday tradition lets guests stroll through a dazzling display, which features more than 1,000 set pieces, 3 million lights and 15 scenes throughout the 65-acre Garden estate. In addition, the Bellingrath Home is decorated in its holiday finery and enhanced with beautiful poinsettias.
The holiday event includes nightly choral performances on the South Terrace of the Home."
As we are all well aware, this year was an unseasonably WARM Christmas which meant that not only did I get to enjoy the beautiful light displays, I was also surprised to find plenty of the gorgeous flowers that the gardens are so well known for.
Amanda is the prop buying, location scouting, ponytail sporting, flip flop wearing, owner/ operator/ and woman behind the camera for Finding Beauty in the Ordinary Photography.
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