Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We are beyond grateful for our families, our friends and our clients!
As a thank you, this weekend we will be offering some amazing sales that we’ve never offered before!
Starting on Friday,
Black Friday Only Sale:
Book ANY photography session by phone* on Friday, and receive 40% off everything pertaining to the new session! That means 40% off your photo session, and 40% off any prints or products that you buy! This includes all types of sessions, even WEDDINGS!**
*Because we are booked up with sessions on Friday and may not be able to get to all the calls, leave a message with your name, number, the date you would like to have your session and the number of people, and you will qualify for the sale. We will call you to confirm at our earliest convenience and collect payment for your session at that time. Payment must be given at time of booking in order to reserve your session date and time.
**Weddings- The photography can be booked even if you don’t have the date and venue. Payment in full is required at time of booking for the sale. To qualify for the sale, you must call on Black Friday, leave a message if we don’t answer with your names and the date of your wedding (if you have it) and your phone number so we can reach you; wedding photography must be booked no later than December 5th, 2013.
and then on Saturday…
Small Business Saturday-only Special!
If you are a small business owner, we will give you 40% off everything you buy!! You must call us on Saturday to qualify.* 505.232.6986
*Because we are very booked with sessions on Saturday and may not be able to get to all the calls, leave a message with your name, number, the date you would like to have your session and the number of people, and you will qualify for the sale. We will call you to confirm at our earliest convenience and collect payment for your session at that time. Payment must be given at time of booking in order to reserve your session date and time.
and finally on Monday (yes we are closed, but we are still having a SALE!)
Old digital files from past photo sessions are 40% off!
(digital files will be high resolution with a copyright release)
Here’s how it works:
If your shoot & ordering was within the past 6 months, then all of your digital files are $895 minus 40% = $537*
But if your shoot & ordering took place over 6 months ago, then your files start at $395 minus 40% = $237**
Call to find out if we still have your digital files because we only guarantee them for one month after the ordering. To qualify for the Cyber Monday sale, you must leave us a voicemail on MONDAY, Dec. 2nd and tell us when the shoot was (approximately) and leave your name and phone number. We will get back to you on Tuesday and let you know if we still have your old photos. We require payment upon ordering.
*If your shoot was in the last 6 months, we will retouch/optimize 10 of the photos, and the rest will be unretouched digital negatives.
**If your shoot and ordering was over 6 months ago, the digital files you purchase will be unretouched digital negatives. However, if we have some retouched versions of the photos (for example you had ordered prints in the past) that we can locate, we will put them on the disk.
Last year I was called on by Kelli Cooper at the Albuquerque Community Foundation to help them create a visual story in their new space about the history of philanthropy in Albuquerque.
It was quite an experience! I was lucky to work with the incredible human resource, Mo Palmer, one of this state’s most revered historians. Mo, Kelli and I poured through hundreds of images, scraps of paper, little bits of history in a variety of conditions ’til we felt that story come together. Mo got to work writing the text that would accompany the images and I designed the 20′ long and 5′ high collage of over 50 final photos. I optimized and gave them all a consistent sepia (brownish) tone and created floating text that would drive home the intention of philanthropy.
I remember one day, Kelli, Mo and I were all spread out, filling a room with photos in long lines on tables and stacks on the floor. Mo would pick one tiny 5×5 image up and just start telling us the story. I was moved by one old black and white photo of what is now the beautiful Eye Associates Building on Martin Luther King, which was then an orphanage. The steps were piled with kids and caregivers.
Working with these historic and powerful images gave me a storytelling connection to our city. I love photography and the way it preserves our history. SO important.
If you get a chance, visit the Albuquerque Community Foundation and enjoy the history wall!
Here are some photos from the grand opening of the new building.
Four years ago we volunteered to create images of the children that go to Congregational Preschool. We met with Michelle Key and her staff and took a tour of the charming and warm environment! So every season they get a new group of kids ages 2-5 and we show up and play with them and take little head shots, our goal being to capture each little unique personality. We love sitting on the floor and teasing silliness out of these sweeties!
Michelle and crew then ask a key question for each kid to answer and they post an 8×10 and the answer in a giant grouping on the wall down the hall!
This season’s question:
If you could have any type of superpower what would it be and why?
In 1991 I was living in a ‘model hotel’ called the Hotel Orion in Athens Greece. I struggled and starved and traded photo sessions with models to survive. We were all trying to ‘make it’ to be ‘seen’ by the local fashion community of magazines, agencies and clients. I would often take a young beauty to the supermarket and buy her a giant container of yogurt and she would buy me a roll of film. We would go back to the hotel, dress him or her up and take photos for their portfolio. Sometimes we would take to the streets, prowl the bars, take over restaurants to get dynamic shots. We worked fast and furious and made some pretty cool art. We all got noticed but one boy in particular got MORE noticed. Justin Chambers, famous for his role on Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Alex Karev… In 1991, we were living at the Orion and one day he bought me a roll of film. Ilford XP1.