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mini-session winner + amarillo dates

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Well, folks...we have a winner! 39 of you shared the image below on Facebook and were entered-

 

I went to random.org and generated a random number between 1 and 39- and here is my result:

The 16th person to share was BECKY DIETZ! Congrats Becky! Email me to let me know when you'd like to set up your Mini-Session. 

Thank you to all who shared!

 

Amarillo Mini-Sessions

I will be in Amarillo Nov. 4th, 2012 for a full day of Mini-Sessions. Below are the time slots I will be offering- please email me using the contact link in the menu bar if you would like to book a session!

9:00   

9:45 BOOKED

11:00 BOOKED

1:00  

1:45        

2:30        

3:15 BOOKED       

4:00 BOOKED

4:45        

 

Click HERE to see all of the info on this year's Mini-Sessions and view the Christmas Card Templates. 

christmas mini-sessions 2012

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I've already had many requests for the ever-popular Mini-Sessions I offer this time each year, so I'm excited to roll out this year's Christmas card designs along with them! 

 

Now until Dec. 1st, 2012, you can book a Mini-Session! These sessions are shorter than my regular portrait sessions, and have been a very popular choice for families wanting some photos for Christmas cards- though they are not limited to families only! Here is the info:

 

Mini-Sessions 60.00

• 30-45 minutes in length

• 1 outfit

• 1 location

• Prints and Christmas Cards available for purchase (no print credit included) 

 

The digital negatives of Mini-Sessions will be available for 300.00 a la carte (a 200.00 savings!). 

If you'd like to book a Mini-Session, please email me at lissa.anglin{at}me.com. I typically shoot these sessions on weekdays, though there will be a few Saturdays available. If you are in the Amarillo area, please let me know- I may be setting aside a special day for you Amarilloans!

 

Along with the Mini-Sessions, I love creating customized Christmas cards for my clients. We begin with one of the templates below, insert your photos (color or black and white), and customize the colors, text, and design to fit your needs! 

 

Template A

(Top Left) Front Side, (Top Right) Back Side, (Bottom) Inside Spread

 

Template B

(Top Left) Front Side, (Top Right) Back Side, (Bottom) Inside Spread 

Template C

(Top Left) Front, (Right) Inside Spread, (Bottom Left) Back

 

Template D

(Top Left) Front Side, (Top Right) Back Side, (Bottom) Inside Spread 

 

Template E

(Top Left) Front, (Right) Inside Spread, (Bottom Left) Back

 

Any of these designs can be adapted to fit a postcard (2 sided) or folded card (4 sided). I'm also excited to offer them in boutique shapes! Here are a few examples of the unique shapes:

 

more mini-sessions!

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I have been so, so blessed this year to photograph some wonderful families- some for the first time, and some for the second! 

Here are the Ziegners, who I loved getting to play with! These kiddos have grown so much since I last saw them, and I just love this family!

 

And here is the Jones family. who I've been dying to photograph since I first met them at church! Holy cow, such a precious family.

amarillo mini-session dates! *UPDATED*

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I have had several requests for Mini-Sessions in Amarillo- so I've added sessions on Sunday, November 6th. There are only a few spots available, so please contact me if you are interested! (You can use the contact form above)

CLICK HERE to see the info on Mini-Sessions.

Mini-Sessions in Lubbock may be booked on any day I'm available since I live here. :)

Sessions in Amarillo are booking quickly- for those that have asked here are the times I currently have available:

 

9:00 AM   AVAILABLE

9:45 AM   AVAILABLE

11:00 AM BOOKED

1:00 PM   BOOKED

1:45        AVAILABLE

2:30        AVAILABLE- Pending

3:15        AVAILABLE- Pending

4:00        BOOKED

4:45        BOOKED

2011 Christmas Card Collection

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Wow- I can't believe it's that time again! I enjoyed designing these cards so much- I even turned on my favorite Christmas album and drank a cup of coffee (ok, the coffee thing isn't just seasonal). 

These cards are offered to my clients and feature images from their sessions (past sessions, or any session booked before Dec. 1). 

I will be booking the ever-popular MINI-SESSIONS from now until December. (This is the only time this year they will be available.)

Your Mini-Session Includes:

• 30-45 Minutes of shoot time with Lissa

• 1 location, 1 outfit

• No limit on number of people

Cost: 60.00 + tax

 

Please note that Mini-Sessions, unlike regular Portrait sessions, do not include any print credit.

You will be able to purchase prints from your session (regardless of whether or not your order Christmas Cards) from your online gallery, which will be posted about a week after your session. 

A special rate of 250.00 (normally 500.00) is available for those who wish to purchase the digital negatives.

Christmas Card and print pricing can be found HERE.

 

I have a special plan for any revenue from my Mini-Sessions this year-

It is likely that Shawn and I will have the opportunity to go on one (maybe two) missions trips this year, and so of course I am doing my best to prepare financially. I'm hoping to shoot enough Mini-Sessions this year to cover our expenses, so instead of keeping our lights on you'll be buying some VBS materials for kids in Europe. :)

 

If you'd like to book a session, please contact me through the "Portraits" Contact form in the menu bar above. 

 

Now- on to the designs! I pulled from two of my inspirations- illustration and the art deco style. I hope you love them as much as I do!

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Back:

 

TEMPLATE 2

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TEMPLATE 3

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TEMPLATE 4

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TEMPLATE 5

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TEMPLATE 6

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TEMPLATE 7

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TEMPLATE 8

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I'm also offering something new this year- Boutique Cards!

These cards feature unique shapes and have been very popular this year. Here are a few templates designed with a boutique card shape:

 

A couple of notes for my clients:

• The templates' colors, text, and wording may be altered to fit your family's style and images.

• The templates may be created in a 4x5.5, 5x5, or 5x7 format.

• You have your choice of watercolor, linen, pearl, or matte paper. 

• All cards come in sets of 25 with envelopes. 

more mini-sessions!

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I have had so many fantastic families for Mini-Sessions this year- here are just a few more. I shot the first two in Borger last weekend where it SNOWED, and then the third in a much warmer Lubbock. Here are some of my faves from these sessions:

The Gattis Family

Check out sweet little Scout! She was so talkative.

And her pretty Momma-

And here is Jett! This kid is so much fun, and so full of ideas!

 

The Claassen Family

You may remember these guys from their shoot last year- Grady has grown so much! Annnnd.....they're also expecting another little boy this spring!

 

The Duncan Family

The Duncans go to church with us at the Heights, and I was super excited to spend some more time with them and their adorable kiddos. We had such a great time.

mini sessions are in full swing!

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I've so enjoyed shooting Christmas Mini-Sessions lately- spending time with some great families has been awesome! Here are two from last week:

The Fuller Family- is this not the most adorable family ever? I loved playing with these little girls so much. 

 

 

The Ross Boys- I got to shoot their family session last year, and it was so great to see them again! These guys make me excited for a boy.

2010 Christmas Card Collection

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I'm so excited to show off my Christmas Card Template Collection for this year! I had the best time creating them- all the while listening to my Christmas tunes. :)

These cards are offered to my clients and feature images from their sessions (past sessions, or any session booked before Dec. 1). 

 

Want to see your family's faces in these pretty designs? You can now book a Mini-Session! 

I offer Mini-Sessions just once a year- and will be booking them until Dec. 1. Mini-Sessions are 60.00 + tax and include:

• 30-45 Minutes of shoot time with Lissa

• 1 location, 1 outfit

• No limit on number of people (or animals- ha!)

 

Please note that Mini-Sessions, unlike regular Portrait sessions, do not include any print credit.

Christmas Card and print pricing can be found HERE.

I have already scheduled several of these sessions and prime times are going quickly! Please email me through the "Portraits" Contact form above if you are interested!

Now, onto the designs! I went a little modern and a little vintage, and I LOVE the results!

 

TEMPLATE 1

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TEMPLATE 2

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TEMPLATE 3

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TEMPLATE 4

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TEMPLATE 5

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TEMPLATE 6 (Gray borders are there to show the edges- they are not part of the design)

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finally...some time!

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I've been telling myself I needed to sit down and write a personal post- not just to update you guys on what I've been up to (weddings, anyone? :)), but for myself. I look back at my old blog posts every now and then, and it's so awesome to see how God has responded to every one of my concerns and exceeded my expectations with so many things- this little business, our finances, my spiritual walk. 

So, I can't believe this summer is almost OVER! I have loved, loved, loved getting to spend every Saturday with my clients- they are all so special and unique, and getting to see their stories unfold is something I never take for granted. I also love getting to hang out with my second shooters- Shanna and Lauren- they have been my backbone during those moments I thought I might have a pregnancy-induced emotional breakdown, haha. 

Weddings are winding down, though not completely finished for 2010- get excited for what's to come- I know I am! I have had many people email me to ask if I will be shooting into the fall and winter, and the answer is YES! I will be focusing more on seniors this month and in October-November it will be all about families with my usual Mini-Sessions.

I will be 20 weeks pregnant (halfway) in three days. Getting out of that first trimester was like moving to a much happier, hungrier place! I have gained my energy back and am starting to see a bit of a belly. We are DYING to find out what the gender of this little one will be- and we'll know after August 27 when we have a Gender Reveal Party. (Haven't heard of this? I love a good party- and see almost any reason as a good excuse to have one. We have the gender of our baby sealed in an envelope that our ultrasound technician gave us. I'll take it to a bakery and have them bake a cake with either pink or blue icing in the middle of two layers. Then, at the party, along with our families- we'll cut the cake and find out if it's a girl or boy!) 

Here are some notes on this pregnancy so far:

1. I love a good pity party. Ask Shawn. He has been SUPER incredible at dealing with my "moments", and I can't wait to see him as Daddy.

2. I think I am feeling this baby move! Everyone has described it as a "fluttering" feeling...and lo and behold, I believe I've got a flutter.

3. DON'T buy this. I knew in my gut it was a cheap piece of technology when we purchased it. It truly is, folks. Don't waste your time.

4. I am a bit ashamed to say that one of the things I am looking forward to most is using these diapers. I have done probably too much research on the subject of cloth diapers, but I just love the concept and I know this kiddo is going to have one happy bum!

5. I wish Etsy had a registry feature. There are SO many cool baby items over there. 

6. I'm already amazed at the generosity of others. A friend sent me a huge box of maternity clothes one day, and I just cried when I opened it! I hope I will be able to give like that when it's my turn.

7. I did splurge on one maternity item- Isabella Oliver was having a major sale so I picked up one of their wrap shirts. It is cute and comfortable and makes me feel pretty, even. 

8. At my last doctor's appointment, I was told I needed to gain more weight. (WHAT? I have NEVER been told this in my LIFE!!!) Four weeks later, I am still technically underweight, and though I feel like I have been stuffing my face with food constantly, I am getting a little concerned. Of course, I want to have a healthy baby- so this has been a matter of prayer (and many visits to the grocery store.)

 

In other news, WE'RE DEBT FREEEEEEEEEE! I am SO excited about this. We've been working on our "debt snowball" for exactly a year this month and it's crazy to see how God's timing is absolutely perfect. The biggest hurdle has been trying to sell a motorcycle we purchased (on a whim = without using our brains) a few years ago. We started with an asking price of 5700.00 and eventually brought the price down (as we paid it off in chunks) to 4800.00, which is what we recently sold it for. I called yesterday for the payoff amount- and it was 4840.00. Really, God?!?! How did you do that?!?

I've learned so many things in this process. I know that money will never be in charge of us again. We CAN and WILL live within our means, and now we get to GIVE like no one else. Freedom from debt is so much more than not having a credit card bill. It means that we have more opportunities to use the things that God's given us in a generous way. 

I am so thankful for my business partner, Shawn. Without his help, we would not be here. He's put up with all my coupon clipping and crazy budget adjustments. Most of all, I have loved getting to dream with him- one of the best parts of this process has been setting goals for ourselves, and knowing we will achieve them if we just stick to it!

 

Hope I didn't bore you all! I am off to Dallas to shoot a fantastic bridal session and spend some much needed time off with good company. Have a great week!