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September 01, 2010

One Year Anniversary! | Sunbury Photographer

We are so excited to be celebrating our one year anniversary of being in business this month! I have completed pictures of my first One Year Baby Plan with the sweet baby that got this whole thing started! When Ryan was born last August, his mom asked me if I would take some pictures of him for her. I of course said an excited “YES!” After all, I LOVE taking pictures, and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE newborns!

I took the pictures, came home and went through them that same evening, and took them right back to her late that night.

She’s a good friend of mine so it was ok for me to deliver pictures to her at 11pm. I wouldn’t normally ask you if I could deliver at that late hour! :o)

Anyway, she loved them and posted every single one of them on Facebook. I immediately started getting inquiries about taking pictures of other people’s children.

Voila, a business was born!

A business that I had dreamed about for years and never had the courage to start. A business that I was planning on waiting to start when my children were grown and I had more time.

Do you realize how old and tired I am going to be when my children are grown and out of the house?

I decided that wasn’t a very good plan. So I ran with it, and have made it through my first year of business some how with four very active children at home and a full time job to boot!

I have to say it’s mostly because of my husband that I have been able to devote so much time to getting this business off the ground and running. If it weren’t for his willingness to stay home with kids evening after evening and weekend after weekend, I would never be able to do all this. So thank you Dennis! I love you and appreciate all that you have done to allow me to pursue my dream.

So with all that being said, we have evaluated our first year and decided there are a couple of things that we need to change in order for things to run more efficiently.

More efficiently for our family and more efficiently so that we can better serve you, our clients.

Nothing too major, just a couple of policies that need to be implemented or changed. Our rates and portrait collections have changed slightly. Again, nothing too drastic.

I tell you all this just to keep you informed.

If you have been a client in the past, things might be just a little different for you when you schedule again.

As a thank you to all of my wonderful clients and friends out there.

...all of you that have referred us to your friends and family.

...all of you that have followed along on this blog and on Facebook.

...and those of you that have lurked in the shadows and I don’t even know about yet.

As a thank you to all of you, schedule your session for September, during our anniversary month, and we will gift you an 8 x 10 portrait of your choice. Mention this blog post when scheduling your session. Then you will pick your favorite photo from your session, and we will print an 8 x 10 of it and give it to you as our gift for supporting us throughout this first year of business!

We have also added a new product offering that I thought I'd highlight here.

Brag Books!

So many of you have asked me about these types of books, so we have decided to start offering them as a gift to you with your order of $400 or more. That's right! We are going to give you a FREE Brag Book with your $400 or more order!

(Or, if you would like to purchase one separately, they will sell for $40 for up to
30 photos with a minimum $150 order. Each add'l photo $1.50)

There are three different ways your photos can be printed inside.

One is without any borders at all.

Another is with an 1/2 inch white boarder around each picture.

Or you could choose an 1/2 inch black border around each photo.

If you think you might like to order one of these from a past session that you have had with us, email me and we will get one put together for you.

P.S. In case you missed it, our Holiday Mini Session info is posted HERE. Go check it out. And feel free to share it with your friends!

See more of Billie's work at http://www.billiemitchellphotography.com/.

Become a fan of Billie's work on Facebook. Email Billie at billie@billiemitchellphotography.com.

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