Sunday, October 28, 2007
and the middle child, Cane (5 years old)
Have you ever seen any cuter little boys? Well, if you said yes, I am sure you have boys of your own. The middle boy, Cane, reminds me so much of my little cutie nephew, Dalton. Dalton has brown hair, but his eyes and dimples were almost duplicated in this child.
a close-up of the baby...
I love this one in the long horizontal crop. What mom wouldn't love this image of her boys. I know from personal experience that mothers love images of their children that we them looking "loving" towards each other, especially because they are usally fighting. But we all know that deep down they love each other. (at least we hope and pray that they do...)
These brothers were particularing fond of their baby brother. Older siblings can make a baby laugh like no one else can!
That is when they aren't in front of the camera too!
Not a big smile on Baby Jared, but a sweet pleasant overall expression from all three children---that's every photographer's desire when it comes to photographing two or more children in a group.
A little different twist in the color and tone of this image. I think Mom will like this. She mentioned really liking a spepia-toned image that is on display in my studio. Cane and Nicholas were telling their baby brother all about cotton. I don't know for sure, but this is probaby his first time to see cottton, but all he really wanted to was put it in his mouth!
I hope you enjoyed these as much as I do. If you know anything about me, I have become most known my fine baby portraitrue (especially newborns) thank's to my good friend and local OB/GYN, my newborn work has continued to grow tremendously the last few years. From time to time, it is refreshing to do something different!. And fun to show that yes, I do do other work too. I often get asked if I only photographs babies. At one time I considered specializing exclusively in infants, but since then I have changed my mind (at least for now)...though babies are still my favorite and I think always will be. I think I have always loved babies and baby stuff. It was so fun when my babies were little dressing them in cute baby clothes , blankets and such...now I have so much fun "playing baby doll" with my little Natalie (my 27 month old granddaughter). And as long as I continue to do what I do, I get to keep playing.
OKAY, IF YOU JUST FOUND THIS BLOG YOU ARE WONDERING ABOUT THE CHRISTMAS PROMO. I STARTED THIS BLOG TO POST ALL THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE UPCOMING PROMO. I WAS PLANNING AFTER THE PROMOTION TO TRY TO KEEP IT GOING BY POSTING RECENT SESSIONS AND MAYBE EVEN SOME PORTFOLIOS OF VARIOUS CATEGORIES LIKE SENIORS, NEWBORNS, ETC. BUT AS I STATED I REALLY LIKED THESE IMAGES...I GUESS IT HELPED PHOTOGRAPHING SUCH PHOTOGENIC LITTLE BOYS. SO STAY TUNED AND SEE WHAT'S UP!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Another Brand New One, Laurel (aka Dr. Daigle's first baby girl)
(I pretty sure is Payton and that this was her 2nd Christmas.)
And this cute little bottom, belongs to Bella. I had to scan through a few folders. I couldn't remember if it belonged to Tru or Bella. I just love baby bottoms! Don't ya just wanna pinch those cheeks.
WHEN ARE YOU HAVING YOUR HOLIDAY PROMOTION?
The 2008 Holiday Promotion is scheduled for November 16th through the 18th.
WHAT TIME WILL YOU START SHOOTING EACH DAY?
Friday and Saturday we will start shooting from 10:00.
Sunday we will start at 2:00
The ending time has not been decided yet. We are waiting to see what the demand is before we decided what time to cut it off.
WHERE YOU HOST YOUR 2007 HOLIDAY PORTRAIT PROMOTION?
The 2007 Holiday Portrait Promotion will be at the Vidalia Recreation Center located near the ballpark.
WHO DO I CALL TO SCHEDULE MY DATE AND TIME?
Tanya Mallory will be assisting the promoting of the 2007 Holiday Promotion. Please call Tanya @ 318-336-9180 (home) or 601-431-9180 (cell) to schedule your appointment. Call as soon as possible. The best times will fill up quickly.
WILL THIS BE THE ONLY CHRISTMAS PROMOTION?
At this time this is the only Christmas/Holiday promotion that we have on the calendar. If there is enough interest and enough people, who cannot come on one of the scheduled dates (and if it books solid), we are considering adding the next Saturday, November 24th (the Saturday after Thanksgiving).
WHAT PACKAGES ARE AVAILABLE AND HOW MUCH ARE THEY?
Please see “HOLIDAY PROMOTION PACKAGES FOR 2007”. This is the post that shows the package prices and what is included in each package.
HOW EARLY SHOULD I BE THERE BEFORE THE SESSION BEGINS?
Please be on time for your session…in fact, please be there and completely ready 10 minutes before you scheduled time. The recreation center is roomy and we should be able accommodate many people at one time.
If you aren’t there one time and the next appointment is there---we will proceed with the next appointment---and if we finish that one early and if time permits, we will go back and do yours. Otherwise, we will have to see if there are any cancellations or any openings left and re-schedule.
WHEN WILL WE VIEW THE IMAGES?
The images will be view immediately after the session.
DO I HAVE TO ORDER THE SAME DAY? DO I HAVE TO PAY IN FULL?
Yes, you have to place your order the same day. Full payment is expected.
CAN I ORDER ADDITIONAL PRINTS LATER?
Any additional prints ordered after the session date will be at Jami Ainsworth Portrait regular prices. Also any prints ordered after the date will not be guaranteed to be available before the holidays.
WILL I BE ABLE TO ORDER CHRISTMAS CARDS?
Yes, Christmas cards will be available for purchase.
DO I HAVE TO ORDER A PORTRAIT PACKAGE? I ONLY WANT CHRISTMAS CARDS?
No, you don’t have to order portraits this year. You may purchase Christmas cards only. There are, however, two sets of prices: cards purchased w/package and cards w/o package.
WHAT IF I FORGET MY TOY? CAN I BRING IT LATER?
Yes, you can bring it later during the same day. We understand. You are busy getting every one ready and you forget the toy you left on the table. We have had people forget the toy after receiving the discount. So to avoid this you must pay the full package price until you bring your toy. If you are paying with a check, you can re-write the check. If you pay with cash, we will give you $15.00 back once the toy is brought. The toys are for local charities. They will stay here in this area.
WILL THERE BE AN ADDITIONAL FEE FOR MORE THAN ONE IN THE PHOTOGRAPH?
No. There are no additional fees for more than one subject in the photo. If time permits and you me know that you are interested, I will break the group down with the option to purchase additional packages. But if you want to do extended families are children from more than one family (for examples cousins), you will need to book an additional time slot and purchase an additional package.
I CAN’T DECIDE WHICH HOLIDAY OUTFIT. MAY I DO TWO OUTFITS?
If you choose, to do two outfits, you must schedule two time slots and you must purchase two packages…unless your child is ALWAYS cooperative when it comes to changing clothes. Otherwise, you should skip the very next time following your time slot so that we can continue shooting while you’re changing clothes.
For example, little Johnny is scheduled for a 2:00 time, your second outfit should be scheduled for 2:30 not the very next time 2:15
HOW LONG WILL IT BE BEFORE MY CARDS AND PORTRAITS ARE IN?
Your portraits should be available by the first Saturday in December, which will be December the 1st. However, check out this blog to make sure that there hasn’t been some unforeseen delay. There is a holiday during this time (Thanksgiving) and any and all types of problems will arise when you make a deadline. At the latest, they will be available by the next Saturday, December 8, 2007. I will post a special note to let you know that they are ready for pick-up.
WHERE WILL I PICK UP MY PORTRAITS ONCE THEY ARE READY?
The location to pick these up will be Dianne’s Frames (next door to Dairy Queen) in Natchez. Again, check the blog to confirm this information.
IS THERE A SESSION FEE FOR THE HOLIDAY PORTRAITS?
There is NO SESSION FEE. However, in the spirit of gift giving, if you bring a $10.00 toy (boy, girl or unisex…it doesn’t matter), you receive $15.00 off the portrait package ordered. This applies to portrait package ordered only.
I WOULD LIKE MY CHILD TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED WITH HIS SPECIAL HOLIDAY BEAR. CAN I DO THAT?
YES, YOUR OWN PROPS ARE WELCOME AND EVEN ENCOURAGED…
NICE IDEAS ARE TEDDY BEARS OR STUFFED ANIMALS, SANTA HATS AND CHRISMAS ORNAMENTS, ETC.
IT ALL SOUNDS GOOD. WHAT NUMBER DO I CALL TO SCHEDULE MY SESSION?
Please call Tanya Mallory to schedule your session. Tanya is doing the promoting of the Holiday Promotion.
318-336-9180 (try this number first)
601-431-9180 (if not available at this number this is the cell #)
IF YOU STILL HAVE QUESTIONS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN ANSWERED HERE, PLEASE CALL ME (JAMI). IF I HAVEN’T ALREADY ANSWERED IT HERE, I WILL ADD IT. CHANCES ARE OTHERS MAY HAVE THE SAME QUESTIONS. So call or email me…
Studio/Home Number: 318-757-7078 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Cell phone: 318-447-7893
I do not have an answering machine at this time. [I can’t keep up with the messages and returning calls. So at this time, I choose not to have one. If people really want to reach me, they try again.] So if you can’t reach me by the first number, please feel free to try the cell number. I will try to answer your question, I will not be able to book your appointment or even tell you what’s available. Tanya will have the schedule. She will do all the scheduling.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
5X7 GREETING CARDS…
25 cards with the purchase of a package $60.00
WITHOUT A PKG. $ 80.00
50 cards with the purchase of a package $75.00
WITHOUT A PKG. $ 95.00
75 cards with the purchase of a package $90.00
WITHOUT A PKG. $110.00
100 cards with the purchase of a package $105.00
WITHOUT A PKG. $125.00
5X5 GREETING CARDS…
25 cards w/pkg. $45.00 w/o $65.00
50 cards w/pkg. $60.00 w/o $80.00
75 cards w/pkg. $70.00 w/o $90.00
100 cards w/pkg. $90.00 w/o $110.00
Friday, October 12, 2007
Same greeting in a vertical format...that's Natalie.
On this holiday greeting you can put the children's name on it. It is also ideal for a family of 3. I do know the names listed on this greeting is not their real name. The names shown here are for illustrative purposes. These children are the Hicks Siblings.
I hope you this year's greeting as much as I do. I searched far and wide until I found some designs that I thought were just right. I think they are modern with a twist of classic.
· Call __________________ to schedule your appointment _____________.
· Bring a $10.00 TOY for local charity donations and get $15.00 off pkg. ordered.*
· No Session Fees.
· Portraits will be viewed an ordered immediately after the session.
· Full payment is expected.
· Add-on units available for $20.00
· Additional units ordered after this date will be $25.00; will not be guaranteed to arrive before Christmas.
· Christmas Cards will be available for purchase.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
THAT'S THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING....
BELOW HAVE I POSTED SOME IMAGES FROM LAST YEAR'S PROMOTION TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF THE KIND OF IMAGES THAT I CAPTURE DURING CHRISTMAS PROMOTIONS. THE BACKGROUND AND PROPS WILL BE DIFFERENT THIS YEAR, BUT JUST AS SIMPLE AND CLASSIC AS THESE:
Clark ( for the above image and the next one)
My folder is label Clark. I can't put my finger on the original paper work. I don't think this is correct for all three children's last name. I think the older child is a step or half sister to the next two below. Please, feel free to correct me and give me their last or first name. You have to agree...three really cute children.
Rojo (again the file is label Rojo...I think this is both of their last name and that they are siblings)
If any of the names are incorrect, I apologize. I have the folders labeled on my computer. I do not know where the model release/paper work is at this time.