What's up and coming for the Bitsy Baby Photography Studio in 2014?
I have some awesome updates and news to share with you over the next few days.
First, we have decided to give back the option for making a Traditional Style booking with us. This booking style had been put on hold and switched with a digital priority booking while I had to focus on my family and health. I have had surgery and have a road of recovery ahead yet but will be available more in 2014. I have to be honest when I say offering digital packages at booking was extremely difficult for us for the past couple years because we found that many many clients only ever see their images digitally versus as beautiful products. We had to offer digital only to streamline our workflow while I spent more time out of the studio with my new baby in 2012 and then focusing on my health issues in 2013. It has been a long couple years but we stand strong and have preserved what life has put our way as a business and as a family. I have teamed together with my spouse for 2014 as a photographer in the studio to continue providing the quality of work we have always strived to give at Bitsy Baby Photography and offer it all within a close knit family run business where I remain in the forefront for the top quality of work we have always guaranteed. I am still out on medical for just a short time but look forward to re-opening the studio soon with my husband and I shooting and working together. I look forward to meeting our previous clients who we have received the news they are going to be welcoming their second and third babies in 2014. We also are excited to meet our new coming 2014 Blooming Babies in the studio this year.
So what is a Traditional Style of booking you are asking? First, you only cover your session fee at booking and no need to worry about your products until after your session so it is minimum investment for booking. Then after your newborn photography session you are not given dozens of images wondering what in the world to do with them all or as we see all the time you may do nothing with them as you are busy with the world of a new baby and caring for a family. When your image gallery is complete I will personally meet with you over the phone or in the studio to select favorites and make recommendations based on your family and needs. We will place your professional product order at this time. I will be there to offer suggestions, share what I would do if it were my session. I will answer questions about portrait products, image sizing and cover important topics when it comes to professional portraits such as how to create a wall collage or what size is best for your particular walls and what do you really need.
A limited offer here this week is that bookings prior to 1/10/14 will have no minimum purchase requirement. We extended this offer 10 additional days as I have been out on leave and have not had the opportunity to return client questions and place the requested bookings until this week. So no minimum order, wow, that's rare! Ask any professional photographer and even in our own business you typically would purchase a specific amount for products to ensure you are enjoying your images and are making the most of your time and investment. However, I am so positive you will love your images and purchase your collection that I am not going to make a "rule" for that, simply choose only your favorites and you are done! It's simple and stress free and allows us to get back into the swing of things with personally delivering your portrait galleries the way this type of art should be handled.
Your session fee must be covered by January 10th, 2014 in order to waive the purchase minimum. Your session can then take place anytime before October 2014 or Jan 2014. If you are reserving the Blooming Baby package with the 3 sessions of course you will have one year to use those.
*BITSY BABY PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
I have been in business for nearly a decade and have been focusing on newborns and babies with Bitsy Baby Photography for about 5 years. My strong intuition takes over when seeking out the the ideal moments before they even happen in your baby's session. Many years of experience are utilized to ensure your baby is comfortable at all times in your session, that you receive what you are seeking for the look and feel, and that you love your final products. I also try to run a smooth workflow from your very first email to me to the day your canvas arrives at your door. This season for soon-to-be-parents is already full of of decisions, stress, and anxiety so I intend to make your portrait experience as simple and smooth as possible!!
*WHAT YOU WANT AND NEED
Your session at Bitsy Baby Photography is never rushed so we are able to relax and go with the flow for your baby's needs such as nursing and soothing or just toddling around for the milestone sessions. I know first hand what it is like to be a first time parent and can understand your and your baby's needs. Of course I would love you to choose Bitsy Baby Photography for your baby's first portraits but I realize I may not be in your area or you may already have a family photographer in Maryland, either way I want you to have a professional working with your baby and will share just a couple things here for how you can determine your photographer is a legitimate professional.
When you seek out a photographer you really need to know their experience and knowledge of this profession to confirm they are going to be able to meet your desires. Ask questions such as do they offer a guarantee for your session, do they carry business insurance, are they a member of the Better Business Bureau? I hear of so many people purchasing a digital camera and deciding they want to "be a photographer" but until they put in the years of experience and work with hundreds of babies they just are not going to have the skills and intuition necessary to capture the type of art most clients are seeking. The biggest giveaway that you are dealing with a newbie is to take a quick look at their camera, if their setting is set to the "P" or "Auto" mode then I guarantee you they are a beginner. Professionals with experience capturing and finding the light will always shoot in "M" mode - all manual, this is the only way we can have 100% control of our camera settings and not leave it up to the camera to decide what I need. It IS an investment to hire a Pro this is true but it is a tangible one that in time will be worth so much more than any dollar sign. We specialize in a natural and timeless style of portrait work in the studio so this investment helps your family carry on your heritage with classic heirloom portrait art for many generations.
I have listed the information for the 2014 Traditional Bookings and the Holiday bonus is these bookings prior to 1/10/13 will not have a minimum requirement. This gives the new clients a chance to test us out and see for yourself why we are one of the top baby photography studio's in the East coast. If you are wondering about products please inquire for the complete product list but again there is no minimum purchase necessary if your package is reserved by Jan 10th, 2014.
Traditional Package Details:
Session Fee $199
- Private online gallery
- Image collection containing 20-45 images (depending on your session type)
- studio and natural outdoor setups as weather permits
- Convenient online download link for all digital purchases
- Watermarked web size images for sharing (at least 3 photographer's picks)
- Image variations in color and black and white versions
- Professional retouching/editing of your images
- **Blooming Babies receive one box of custom announcements/cards (25qty, 5x7 size, upscale bamboo card stock) ($99 value)
- **Blooming Babies receive $100 product credit for every session
- **Blooming Babies receive the discounted bonus cost on digital collections
*The Blooming Baby 3 session package is recommended for your baby's first year of milestones but if you prefer to try us out for your first session you can have the option to upgrade and add on the milestone sessions to receive all the bonuses our Blooming Babies receive. Additional milestone sessions will have the purchase commitment reinstated.
Digital Package Bonus:
Through Jan 10th, 2014 Bitsy Baby Photography is also offering $100 off the Blooming Baby 2 session digital package for those select parents that are versed in product ordering and prefer to go digital up front at booking.
Complete the contact page information or give me a call to discuss what your baby portrait session needs are.
For a compilation of samples from some 2013 sessions, see the post HERE.
**edited to correct the deadline for the New Year Promo!