I hope that your Thanksgiving was a great kick off to the holiday season! Mine was spent celebrating with friends and family. Now, with the holiday season underway, it's that time of year where I come up with some super good deals for you!
This year's prepaid sale for 2018 is highlighting my Mini Session Package which is usually only good on specific dates. For your convenience, this package will be available to book all year long in 2018, but only when you prepay between now and Monday November 27, 2017. There might be a couple dates in 2018 when I open the package back up for sales, but this is your last chance to purchase this package as is. It comes with 15 minutes of shoot time and 5 Images on a CD when booked for a location near SW Portland. Mini Sessions are currently only $100, so lock in this rate when you prepay anytime now through next Monday!
In addition to the Mini Session package, all Half and Regular Sessions are 10% off for the duration of the Prepaid Sale. That means a Regular Session is only $265.50. It comes with 60 minutes of shoot time and 40+ images on a CD. The Half Session is only $175.50, and includes 30 minutes of shoot time and 20 images on a CD. These are super savings off my already low package prices. As usual all package prices will be adjusted for 2018, so lock in these rates when you prepay anytime now through next Monday!
Please email me at email@example.com as soon as you can if you are interested in claiming your deal! I will begin responding to inquiries starting at 5pm on Friday November 24, 2017. Be sure to let me know which discounted package you are interested in purchasing and I will respond with a paypal invoice which will need to be paid by Monday November 27, 2017 in order to take advantage of these special prepaid deals.
If you have any questions about the 2018 Prepaid Sale, or any session questions in general, please send them my way! I'm looking forward to hearing from you and gearing up to see all your amazing families in 2018. Thank you for choosing me as your photographer. It truly is an honor to watch you grow!
I am really bad at blogging. It comes from having a busy schedule and placing an emphasis on getting quality images to clients. My galleries are usually up within 1-3 days for viewing, but I get behind on uploading new images to the blog. Each one of these sessions deserve a post of their own but I know that with the busy photo season ahead I will not get to it. Here is a little sampling of what has gone on this year so far at Crystal Pettit Photography. Just in case you are wondering if I am currently still in business and booking. The answer is a resounding yes! If you are thinking about getting pictures done this fall, please contact me soon. The schedule is filling up quick, but I would love to add you in! As you can see, I do a variety of session types, ranging from newborn, maternity, and families, to weddings and events. I also do senior/graduate portrait sessions. There are currently a few on the horizon. These sessions also represent many Portland area cities. Pictured below include sessions all the way from Hillsboro to Salem, Troutdale, Molalla, Tigard and Beaverton. I am open to traveling and trying out new spots in your neighborhood. I have many favorite spots of my own all around town also. Between you and me, we will get your perfect session set up! This is the time of year when the outdoor colors really start to pop! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further questions and to reserve your spot. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks for visiting and reading!
What a great year! A big thanks to all the families that made this year such a joy for me. Please share this offer with your friends and family. This is a limited time offer and my rates will be adjusted at the beginning of 2016. I'm looking forward to what the New Year will bring and I hope to see you then!
There are 5 ways to enter ONE of THREE amazing prizes. Click on each option below to enter.
The prizes include:
$275 - One Lifestyle Family Photo Session for 2016 - for more information about a Lifestyle Family Photo Session please send an email to email@example.com
$60 - One Glamour Set from doTerra - for more information about the doTERRA Glamour set please visit http://www.mydoterra.com/stewardsgold and browse the "shop" items in the "special offers" section of the website or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
$30 - One Large "Family" Photo Frame - more details about the frame will be added soon.
BONUS BOGO: For each gift certificate purchased this month for a photo session with Crystal Pettit Photography, you get to choose your favorite item from the doTERRA glamour set to be included as a gift for you or a friend!
Are you ready to enter the Crystal Pettit Photography Baby Bundle Give-A-Way?
Click through all the images to view the amazing product in this Baby Bundle that are perfect for the expecting mother and for those with new additions in the family. Then click on each of the five ways to enter listed below and follow the instructions for each way to enter the giveaway. It's that simple.
BONUS BOGO: For each gift certificate purchased this week for a photo session with Crystal Pettit Photography, we will also be sending you your favorite item from the Baby Bundle. A new Give-A-Way will begin next week!
If you have questions, please contact email@example.com
Just in case you were sad you couldn't participate in the Senior Portrait Package event to benefit Open Arms Ukraine. Here is another opportunity for those of you that have young girls in your life (there are some adult items, too!).
Crystal Pettit Photography is teaming up with Matilda Jane Trunk Keeper #691 to raise support for Open Arms Ukraine. 10% of the sales from this virtual event will be donated to their ministry.
High School graduation is a time of excitement in a young person's life. As many families come together to celebrate and support the graduates in their life, many graduates go without this kind of family support.
For an orphan, this time of celebration is also interwoven with the fact that he or she will be losing the support from the orphanage that they reside in.
Crystal Pettit Photography is teaming up with one of our supported ministries to provide you with an opportunity to celebrate the High School Graduate in your life while also supporting an orphan in Ukraine.
Open Arms Ukraine is a faith based ministry that seeks to help the orphaned, abused, and neglected youth of Ukraine by providing physical, emotional, and spiritual support through Christ's love. Their hope is to reach the orphans and at-risk youth of Ukraine with open arms and bring them healing in Christ.
Ever year this ministry hosts different graduate events as a part of one last attempt to establish a loving relationship with the young adults (as young as age 14) who will soon be off on their own.
Now, through November 7th, 2015, Crystal Pettit Photography will be offering a special discounted Senior Portrait Session, with $75 of each session being donated to Open Arms Ukraine's next Grad Camp.
We are also seeking other photographers that would like to join us in our efforts to provide 10 sponsorships for orphan graduates.
For more information about this unique opportunity please email firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on facebook.
Can you believe it, fall is already here!? As promised, my September Schedule can be viewed at the bottom of this post. My October schedule will go up in a couple weeks, but don't let that stop you from snagging a spot before the weather turns sour. Please take a moment to view the following details in regards to booking a session:
Please send all inquiries to email@example.com
This month only, when you book a Regular Session for September or October 2015, you can add a Mini Session for a later date for only $75. This would make a great gift for someone you know, or you can save it for your own family for next year.
While there are a lot of spots left on the calendar, I will only be taking three sessions per week. That means, once three sessions are booked, I will be taking down the remaining open session spots. This will insure that you will continue to get quality work in a timely manner. No one likes waiting weeks for their photos or having a burnt out photographer.
As of right now, it currently takes 1-3 days from your session to have your images up for viewing on your private online gallery and about a week until your Photo CD arrives.
The days/times listed are my preferred times to shoot, but I am always flexible! Please contact me if you would like to book a session but you do not see a date/time that works for you.
The session times listed are for outdoor sessions. Please inquire about the specifics of booking a studio session. Spaces are limited.
If you are visiting my page for the first time, please be sure to shoot me an email or like me on facebook HERE to keep up to date with all my current news and promotions.
What else? Hmm... I think that is it! Please email me with any questions you might have.
Thanks so much for reading. I hope to see you soon!
Take a quick look and the cuties below. Precious, right?
But for reals, parents, I get it. The family picture process isn't always easy.
These are my children. We don't wear perfectly coordinated clothes everyday. My son will only wear a jacket in the middle of summer. Not just wear it, but insist on wearing it. And my daughters, always adorable, but... #1 cannot sit up straight to save her life, daughter #2 doesn't understand why her super-short shorts (that look exactly like underwear) don't suffice as the shorts/leggings needed for under her dress (or is it a long shirt?), and daughter #3 is most comfortable in screen print shirts and character hats.
I get the frustrations that come with getting the family ready for picture day, and the stress you feel trying to get everyone looking at the camera and smiling (or at least not crying) at the same time. The lady meditating in the garden (or trying to) for the twenty minutes it took to get a couple good shots, yeah, she gets it too. I would be lying if I didn't admit the only reason all four of my children are sitting on these steps is because the dogs we are watching (not our dogs) were going to be in the picture. (Thank you friends and editing software!)
I get it, BUT... I love my kids. Having a chance to capture their personalities at each phase in their life is a joy. When I look at these pictures, I forget the stress and the imperfectness of everything. Seeing them for who they are, it warms my heart. Truth be told, I could study their faces for hours.
I want to remember the details.
It isn't always easy, but it is always, always, definitely worth it.
I can't believe that the summer is almost over! Have you noticed that the leaves in the trees are already changing color!? I think it going to be a beautiful September for pictures! I am trying to get my schedule up asap but please send your inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in booking sometime this fall.
This was a fun little session at a beautiful location. I had some friends in town that I hadn't seen in awhile. We had a playdate at Washington Park and took the opportunity to snap a few pictures of all these adorable cousins at the Portland Rose Garden.. It was the perfect excuse to try out the location before deciding if I should start offering sessions there. With all the beautiful light and gorgeous scenery, I think that is a YES!!! Anyone interested in being my first session!?
55 years of marriage is big deal! I was delighted when this family contacted me to arrange a family session during the weekend of Grandpa and Grandpas's 55th wedding celebration. We met up for an outdoor photo session at Cook Park, in Tigard, OR. The natural light was perfect for the evening, and the family was wonderful to work with. This is definitely one of my favorite spots to shoot. Come take a look at photos below!
Family sessions can be so much fun. These two little girls made our time together just fabulous! My new clients and I met at one of my favorite locations, Rood Bridge Park in Hillsboro, Oregon. We spent a good hour casually strolling through the park and stopping to capture some precious moments between the family members. With the beautiful summer backdrop and a family to match, it was hard narrowing their photo gallery down to just a few of my favorites. I hope you don't mind that there are more pictures than normal! There was just too much adorableness, I couldn't help myself. Come take a look for yourself, and scroll through the pictures below.