Friday, February 10, 2012

New Props ~~ TuTu to You!

You know, I am a sucker for soft props...I always love to work with different things to create completely new images. I found this beautiful brand new Newborn size Tutu and got it for a steal, so couldn't wait to tell you about it.

I found it at Kid To Kid on Tatum and Thunderbird in Phoenix. I've driven by for years and never gone in, so it was a wonderful treat to find such a large and well organized re-sale kids store. Best part? They have a huge selection of headbands, flower clips, and the cutest tutus in a variety of sizes. The staff was so warm and helpful and I really enjoyed my visit there.

As you may well know, I make most of my own soft props to ensure originality for my clients, but I have to say that I will definitely visiting back here...
.....because a girl can't have too many tutus.

©Marcia The Art of Photography 2012

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Wildflower Portraits

©Marcia The Art of Photography 2012
I love photographing wildflowers. There's something about the fleeting season that pushes me to get out in the desert, lying on the ground, looking for design among the petals.

One of the most beautiful ways to photograph children is taking them out to play in the flower fields. I'm looking forward to the sessions I get to do this month in flowers like these.

Make the most of our short wildflower season with a portrait of your child amidst the blossoms.

ACI 2012 National Child Portrait Contest in progress now. Grand Prize: $1500 Mastercard Gift Card. Up to 12 years old eligible. Contact Marcia The Art of Photography for details and to reserve your child's Limited Edition Session.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Limited Edition? Premiere Portrait? What's The Difference?

Photographer's price lists differ as much as photographers styles, so it's important to understand what you are getting when you shop for your family portrait.

Here at my studio, I offer two different levels of portraits. Because customers so often become clients for life with me, it's important to know the difference in these levels and what works best for your family.

Premiere Portrait Sessions allow for up to two hours photography time, giving you the opportunity for fully exploring all the different family relationships and multiple clothing changes and/or locations. Premiere Prints offer full retouching and finishing from hard mounts with texture and protective spray, to the most luxurious and contemporary options in home decor.

Limited Edition Sessions are offered during sale events through out the year. It is a way to have the photography you love at a price you'll adore. Limited Edition sessions are generally 30 minutes photography time to capture the basics for your family portrait. Prints are offered as package priced economy prints, with basic retouch only.

Our current Limited Edition Offer is in conjunction with the ACI ADORABLE Child Portrait Contest, February 2, 2012 - May 1, 2012. For children 12 and under,  $89 Limited Edition Session and automatic entry into contest. ACI is offering $7500 in prizes throughout several categories with top prize of a $1500 Mastercard gift card. Please contact Marcia The Art of Photography for full details.

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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

2012 ACI ADORABLE National Child Portrait Contest Starts NOW!

It's here once again! $7500 in prizes nationally, entry included with every child portrait booked here at Marcia The Art of Photography during the contest period. Special pricing, too. Doesn't get much better than that, huh!

Hope to see your child in front of my lens, soon ;-)