So what does that mean for Me+3 Photography?? Well, I'll be honest, I've spent so many years building up such a big group of phenomenal, loyal clients that I don't want to say good-bye. So I'm not gonna...you can't make me.... Yes, I just pitched a tiny fit. Let me explain how things are changing, but also how I plan on continuing my business in California as well.
For this year's holiday mini sessions, I will be loading up my September, doing a few in the beginning of October, as well as making myself available for weekday sessions. Selfishly, I just want to see all your smiling faces before we take off! I also have 2 weekends scheduled in November to come back. All the dates, locations, and available spots will be on the website.
What about the future, looking past the holiday mini sessions?? Well...that will undoubtably look different as well. I love love love that I get to see so many of you as often as I do. I do NOT take it for granted that I've been considered "your family photographer" for so many years. I tell people all the time--It's an absolute honor to meet someone for a maternity session, then get to do the newborn session, a 3 month session, your christmas cards pics, first birthday party, and then be recommended for a friend's wedding, thus starting cycle again. There's just no words to express my gratitude. So let me say it loud and clear:: I STILL WANT TO BE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER!! I have every intention of coming back for sessions when possible. I already have shoots planned in January and March. Of course, I realize that it's not always going to work out for me to do every session that I would normally be able to take. That's hard to admit, but it comes with this transition. <<sniff sniff>>
With all that said, don't hesitate to contact me. Let me know ahead of time when your little one is turning another year older and you want new portraits. I definitely still want to do weddings here. If you're expecting, let me know the due date. Chances are, there will already be a business trip in the works. I'd love to be able to see you while I'm here and be able to work with you! I just need to know in advance so I can load up my business trips with sessions.
This brings me to the next bit of business. Earlier this year, before Tennessee was even an option, I had decided that I would be raising my prices when it came time for holiday season. I pride myself on being affordable. I do not believe that professional photography should be a luxury item that you can only afford every couple years. I am about half of what industry standards are and I want to maintain a professional reputation by continuing to grow my business. And as life happens, this is just serendipitous timing as the new rates will help with the plane fares to come "home".
Starting in October, mini sessions will be $95. Full sessions will start at $175 (Groups of 8 or more will be $225). Newborns will be $225. Weddings start at $1800.
So there's LOTS of reasons to book a mini session in September! Come see me, say hi and bye, and take advantage of minis for $65.
Keep in contact, keep me posted. I hope to see as many of you as possible before we move! Much love and big HUGS to everyone!!!