Thursday, January 29, 2009

Children's Portrait Special Schedule

The following is a list of the specials I plan on doing in 2009. The dates of the specials will be announced monthly shortly before the special is to be run.

January - Winter Wonderland
February - Valentines
March - Baby Ballarinas & Take Me Out to the Ballgame (baseball)
April - Easter (classic and contemporary)
May - Spring Fling (outdoors)
June - 4th of July Portraits (picnic)
July - Lemonade Stand
August - Summer (in overalls or sundresses outdoors)
September - Back to School
October - Outdoor Fall Photos/Halloween
November - Thanksgiving/ Indoor Fall Photos
December - Christmas

This is only a tentative list and is subject to change. If I think of something new and exciting to try, I may replace one of these. Feel free to post a comment with your ideas on themed portraits you'd like. I'm open for suggestions! I'm not entirely excited about the basic summer ones and the indoor fall stuff so I'd be glad to hear what your suggestions may be for those months August and November if you have any.

2010 Calendar of your child

If you enjoy having your child photographed throughout the year, consider this great gift idea. All those seasonal and holiday portraits you have taken at my studio would make GREAT pages in a calendar. If you can choose at least 12 photos from all your 2009 portraits, I can put together a custom 2010 calendar for you to give out as gifts this next Christmas! I know it seems early to be thinking about Christmas already, but for a gift like this, you've got to plan ahead. The winter wonderland photos would make a great January page and the valentines photos are perfect for February. A basic custom calendar costs only $30. Buy more than one, and they're even cheaper! And, if you come in for at least 10 of my portrait specials in 2009, you can get your first calendar at 50% off!

I've already completed my winter wonderland portait special for this year, but if enough people show an interest in doing a calendar, I'll put the winter wonderland scene up again later next month. Please leave a comment on this post if you're interested in doing the calendar and would like me to do the winter wonderland portraits again.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Custom Birth Announcements for Kristy

Custom Thank You Cards for Laura










Here are a few custom designed birthay thank you cards I just finished making. A pack of 24 is included in my deluxe birthday package. See my website for details...

Friday, January 23, 2009

Baby Parts Collage for Amber

Baby parts collage prices:
Unmounted collage print without frame. - $25
Mounted collage print (storyboard) - $30
Framed collage print - $40
These collages are 12x12 sized prints, but may be ordered as mini 6x6 prints as well. Cost for a 6x6 print is $10.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Winter Wonderland Children's Portrait Special

It's finally ready! This limited edition special will be available January 19th-24th only. If you want to get in, call now because spaces are limited! The session fee is only $25 and includes the cost for the sitting plus one 8x10 of your favorite pose on the luminous new metallic photo paper. The $25 session fee includes one child. Additional children may be added for $5 per child. The session includes one metallic 8x10 print(a $10 value). Additional images may be purchased off our regular price list:
4x6 - $3
5x7 - $5
8x10 - $8
wallets - $5/set of 12
For this special only, all the prints will be automatically upgraded to the metallic photo paper at no extra charge! Special discount packages will be available.
To schedule your appointment, call Larissa at 618-409-1224 or email Visit our website at:

This special is recommended for children ages 6 months through 8 years. Although younger and older children can be done, the pictures may not be as good.

I recommend choosing light colored clothing for this scene. For girls anything warm and pastel colored. Light colored formal dresses or casual and warm clothes would be perfect. The skirt Estelle is wearing in the photos above is from Target. I found it on clearance for only $2.48. I bought a couple extras in the following sizes in case someone wants to borrow them for their girls: 18 mo, 2T, and 5T. For boys, I recommend a blue sweater and kahki's or somethig along those lines.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Engagement Portraits in Belleville Illinois

Here are a few shots I did at a couple recent engagement couples. Visit my website for details on engagement sessions and to see more of my work. Click the tab labeled "other" and then the link for couples sessions.

Maternity Portraits in Belleville Illinois

Here are just a couple shots from a recent maternity shoot I did. These guys were great to work with, and their one-year-old daughter was just adorable! I had a really good time at this shoot.