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With Summer winding down and those cool breezes starting to stick around a little longer, I thought I'd take a little time to relax and go over my most asked question from new parents: "Do you offer 1st year packages?"


And the answer is YES! I'm sure you don't need me to tell you just how fast they grow up. It's a weird phase where the days are insanely long and you yearn for bedtime and then just like that they are starting high school (Liv will be starting 9th grade in 2 flippin' weeks, I will 1000% cry).


The first year is a lot. Everyone is sleep deprived, confused and so in love with their new baby. I take the pressure off of you and make sure to include you, Mama, in the photos. Your typical 1st year package included a newborn session, a sitter session and a cake smash to top the year off! If you aren't interested in those, I do offer substitutes like fresh 48, 3 month and formal 1 year portraits.


When should you book? Once you know your due date I can mark it down in my calendaring we go from there!


Do I pay all at once? You can if you want to, and there is a 10% discount for that, but I also offer plans!


How do I book? Send me an email and we will go from there!!


xx

Nikki




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Things are picking up over here, which can only mean one thing. SPRING is here!! With more and more people getting vaccinated and things starting to get (slowly) back to normal, I am pumped to get outside and start shooting again.



*actual footage of little ole' me


 

Mother's Day Portraits


To kick off the outdoor sessions, I am holding a Mother's Day Portrait session on April 24th. Sessions are quick and easy and are for Moms! It can be you and your children, or you and your mom. Really anything goes, as long as all these moms are behind the camera for a change. I currently have two slots left, so email to secure your slot! Perk- these sessions are being held beachside!




 

1st Communion


Next on the list, is the 1st Communion Mini. Always a favorite, these go fairly quick. I will be shooting these sessions at Webb Memorial Park the first week of May, after school. Sessions are first come, first serve and (knock on wood) no one has EVER ruined their white dresses or suits while shooting. Turnaround for these sessions is 48 hours, so you will have them ready for the big day. If you are interested in booking a time, reach out!




 

Bookings


And to round out this little update, I have started booking beach portrait sessions again!! June and August are already filling up. Beach sessions are shot the hour before sunset. It may not be for every family, but if you are looking for gorgeously lit family photos- put the kids in for an early nap and do it! It's worth it. I only do one beach session per day, which limits the amount of families I can see over the Summer.




Retainer is due at time of booking*







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The hard part is over. You have secured your Christmas Mini session! 2020 has been one for the books. Wouldn't you agree? Social distancing, hand sanitizer, school is cancelled, masks - forgetting your mask- and having to go home to get said mask. But you did it! You remembered to book your session! Whew!



But now comes the tricky part. Figuring out your "photo style". Life has been full of sweatpants and bra-less days! So believe me, I know how tricky this part is.


I am shooting my own family photos in September and it took me a minute to figure out the route I wanted to go. A good place to start is YOU. If I am going to be in the photo, I always start with myself. Because I want to hide my belly and my arms, while still looking cute and young. Without trying too hard. Totally doable haha.


So go on Pinterest and Instagram, peruse alllllll the family photos. See what you like and you don't like and start from there. I decided to go the Boho route for my session. So I found a tiered dress that I LOVE. It's a mustard yellow, floral print that is very Fall. I then went to my daughters and found their outfits based on mine, while keeping their personality in mind. Liv is very plain Jane, so I opted for a solid color and very little pizazz. Emme on the other hand gets the bold print and accessories!


<<<DO NOT BE AFRAID TO MIX PATTERNS>>>



Dad's tend to be the most difficult. They just don't get our vision. My husband always says to me "Why are you trying to make me look like Huck Finn?" He's not wrong. But let me tell you, if the people in your family are not comfortable, it will show. And does Matt look like Huck Finn in real life EVER? NO! So don't do it. Envision walking by your framed 11x14 and seeing you guys looking like J Crew models. Weird.


If you and your partner are not going to be in the photos, then your stress level should drop immediately.


Picking outfits for kids is my jam. Really anything goes. Layer sweaters and furry boots, vests and plaids, or wear some matching Christmas pajamas. You can walk into H&M, Gap, Abercrombie, Target etc and find one thing you love and branch off of that!



 

Here is a Pinterest board that I made just for you!


https://www.pinterest.com/nik418/christmas-mini-clothing-tips/


Hopefully this helps.

 

As a reminder, all balances are due now and payment can be sent to me at Nikki-Konchak on Venmo. You will receive a reminder email regarding your photo session 48 hours before. And as always please check your email and FB for weather issues, lighting issues prior to leaving for your session.


 


And finally, don't forget your dog!




Love,

Nikki

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