Monday, July 30, 2012

The importance of family photos!

As cliche as it may sound, here's the honest truth: Photos last a lifetime. Professional photography is an investment in your family's memories, and a great photographer will capture moments that you and your family will cherish forever.... long after the moment has passed.

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Here are the top 5 excuses I hear about why people put off taking their family photos:

#5 - "Life's been so busy and I haven't gotten around to scheduling." Don't put it off another year!!!! Time flies, life is always busy, but you will never regret taking one hour of your life to capture some fun and candid moments of your family.
#4 - "I want to wait until I'm done having kids before getting a family portrait" We know that family photos are an investment, and you may not want to hang a 40x60 on the wall if it's missing half of your future family, but TRUST ME, you will not regret having photos of your first couple of kids when they're young as well. You simply just can't have those moments back!!
#3 - "It's hard to get everyone in my family all together" Yes, multiple schedules are hard to coordinate, so plan in advance! We never know what tomorrow may bring, and you don't want to regret putting off family photos so long that you no longer have a loved one with you any longer.
#2 - "Professional photography is too expensive" Simply put, you’re not just paying for the actual photograph; you’re paying for time and expertise of the photographer. Sure, the walmart studio may be a fraction of the cost, but you're sacrificing quality, flexibility, diversity and expertise of a custom photo session with a professional photographer. Professionals do a lot more than just show up and take great photos of your family. They are project managers, accountants, marketers, child tamers, receptionists, graphic design artists, production workers, and sales people. They invest a lot of energy and go the extra mile to get that perfect image for clients.
#1 - "I want to wait until I lose more weight." Awesome! Set a goal and a date and let's book a session. If the session date rolls around and you haven't lost a single pound, don't worry or back out! Despite your weight or your appearance, your kids still love you and will look back and cherish having memories photographed with you. We have photographed people of all ages, shapes and sizes, so we have techniques to make you look your best, even if you're feeling self conscious.

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Here is a testimonial from a recent family session client!! - "I've had the pleasure of working with Amy and Tavis on a professional level several times and because of the chemistry we have I knew I wanted them to be the ones to capture the small, precious moments I share with my sweet little family.

It seems like only yesterday my children were born, but because it wasn't yesterday- in fact it was 5 years ago for my son, and 1 year for my daughter- I know how quickly they have grown and changed into the amazing human beings they are becoming. As a parent I felt it was so important to book with a photographer who could freeze in time the things I adore most about my children: a sparkle in the eyes, tiny little smiles, precious little hands and feet, looks of wonder and awe at the world and all things in it..Things that I could never quite capture on camera myself.

Once I saw the outcome of our family pictures I told my husband I didn't know why we waited so long before getting them done. To me, they are absolutely priceless. Those little hands and feet are growing every day, but because Amy and Tavis were able to capture them in all of their tiny perfection, I can hold those pictures close to my heart today and forever. They weren't worried about making us do a bunch of different poses, but captured us just exactly the way we are. I thought that was very very special." - Aubrey Childers 

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Here is our current availability for the rest of 2012 for family, senior or engagement sessions in Yakima. I cannot hold any dates without the session fee, but I will update this list as clients continue to book! Please contact me for more info and to inquire about a date:

summer + early fall // warmer weather //more green scenery options
Friday, August 17th - 7-8pm - Depell Family
Wednesday, August 23rd - 4:45pm - Cay & Kyle engagement
Sunday, August 26th - 4pm - Kristin & Blake engagement
Monday, August 27th  - 6:45-7:45pm - Gates Family Session
Thursday, August 30th  - 6:45-7:45pm - Chelsy Wilson
Wednesday, September 5th - 4:30pm - Jane Family Session
Wednesday, September 5th - 6pm - Stephanie Family Session 
Monday, September 10th - 4:30pm-5:30pm - Weber Senior Pictures
Monday, September 10th - 6-7pm - Rachel's senior pictures
Friday, September 14th - 11am - Sasha cake smash session
Sunday, September 16th - 4:30pm - Melissa & Charlie engagement
Monday, September 17th - 4:30-5:30pm  - Cielle's senior pictures
Wednesday, September 19th - 4pm - Catti Engagement Session
Monday, September 24th - 5:45-6:45pm - senior pictures
Wednesday, September 26th - 5:30-6:30pm - Jimmy's senior pictures
Friday, September 28th - 3:30pm - Sara & David engagement
Monday, October 1st - 5:30-6:30pm - Robert Family

Autumn // cooler weather // fall color scenery
Monday, October 15th 4:45-5:45pm Borchardt senior pictures
Tuesday, October 16th 4-5pm - Dustin DiBenedetto senior pictures
Wednesday, October 17th 3:30-4:30pm - Wilson Family*
Wednesday, October 17th 4:45-5:45pm- Cat's senior pictures
Thursday, October 18th 4:30-5:30pm - Frances
Friday, October 19th 3pm - Rachel & Chad engagement
Sunday, October 21st-2:30-3 - Family session at corn maze
Sunday, October 21st- 3:15pm - Taryn & Kyle's Engagement session
Monday, October 22nd - 3pm - Michelle & Jake engagement
Tuesday, October 23rd - 4-5pm - Jody Bell + Family
Wednesday, October 24th 4:30 - 5:30pm - Woodcock Family session
Thursday, October 25th 3-4pm - Dane's senior pictures
Thursday, October 25th 4:30 - 5:30pm - Morford Family
Friday, October 26th 4:30 - 5:30pm - Bailey Family*
Sunday, October 28th - 2:30pm - Katie & Todd engagement
Tuesday, October 30th - 3-4pm Colby*
Tuesday, October 30th 4:30-5:30pm- Bentz Family session
Sunday, November 4th - engagement session*
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