Saturday, December 15, 2007

End of year "sale" - book now to get 2007 pricing

It's the end of the year and time to re-evaluate the financial end of things. Unfortunately, since inflation and expenses always seem to go up, both session fees and print prices will be increasing as of January 1, 2008.

For customers who have already booked or are members of the Little Lovebugs or Watch Me Grow clubs - no worries! Your prices are locked in and you will pay the 2007 prices.

So, if you've been thinking about booking a session and have just been holding off - DON'T! Book before January 1 and you'll pay the 2007 prices. Even if you're pregnant and not due until June, by reserving your session now you'll save a little money and get yourself first choice of appointment times.

Please note that the 2008 prices have already been added to the main website, although the 2007 pricing is in effect through the end of the year.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Remembering our lost little ones

For a photo blog, this is a rare occurrence: a post without a photo!

Tonight is the annual lighting of candles in remembrance of all of the children who have been lost. This is a worldwide event, and it lasts 24 hours. During the darkest part of the year, people in each time zone light their candles for one hour, from 7 to 8 pm.

Many people attend local ceremonies; many more light their candles privately.

I will be lighting my candle tonight in memory of my son Nicholas. He was with us for 11 days in 1999. He died due to complications from surgery he had after developing necrotizing enterocolitis. His brother and sister, born 5 days after him and weighing a few ounces more, will also be remembering him this year.

I am also lighting my candle in memory of the little ones I've met as a photographer for NILMDTS - nine little boys and girls who were only able to stay with their parents for a very brief time, but whose memories will live on forever.

If you'd like to know more about the candle lighting, visit the Compassionate Friends site.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Happy birthday!

Aren't these just the cutest little ones you've seen in a long time? Not only are they celebrating Christmas, they have their first birthday coming up later this week!

Multiples can be tricky, they never seem to want to do the same thing at the same time. The key is the Santa Hats. Give them something that they can steal from the other one and they'll stop trying to get away and start spending their energy on removing their brother or sister's hat!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Happy Holidays from Max!

Max doesn't really like to sit still for photos. Although he loves to hang out in the studio and keep the kids smiling, when it comes to pictures of HIM - he'd rather not!

I did manage to keep him occupied by giving him a beautiful Christmas-themed chew toy, so this will have to do for his holiday photo. No Santa hats for him...he's just not that kind of a dog.