September 16, 2013
Well here it is – middle of September and many of us are still left wondering where July went! Kids are back in school, colors are changing, & many of us have busted out the hoodies and/or that super cozy blanket! The reality of how quickly the Holidays will be here really hit me the other day when I was working with a wonderful client trying to secure a date for her annual family photo session – see, I’m nearly booked for the month of October (95% as of today) and currently taking dates into November. WOW… now that is normal for this time of year but I just hadn’t fully realized that it was THAT time of year. So, here we are – middle of September and booking November dates for Michigan photo shoots! I love winter location sessions – super fun for families, totally unique to senior styles, & um – yeah… very cool things for beauty/boudoir shoots. If you are not all into the snow & cooler temps outside – Epic Edge offers full studio sessions at our Grand Rapids location, super amazing unique industrial building from 1913 – talk about awesome floors, doors, walls, & windows!!! Ok – all this being said, now it’s time for the details of fall/winter bookings! 🙂
All standard print orders (gift prints, wall portraits, wallets, etc) must be submitted no later than 12/1/13 to guarantee Holiday delivery. Speciality items such as canvas wraps, albums, metal art, etc. should be submitted by 11/16/13 for Holiday delivery – I will custom quote lead-times on a case by case situation but these are fairly accurate so PLEASE plan accordingly. It breaks my heart each season to inform clients that we are unable to book a session because I’m full and/or unable to receive the order before Christmas because it was not submitted soon enough.
If your life has sped away as quickly as mine – you are most likely not thinking of fall/winter portraits so this is your super fun friendly “heads up” – please contact the studio office as soon as possible to secure your shoot and plan for your order.
Epic Edge Photography will not be scheduling Holiday mini-sessions this fall or winter. If you are interested in a Holiday theme mini session for your children, please contact me for referrals to other professionals in the West Michigan (Grand Rapids & Holland) area. *We are thinking of hosting a mini beauty portrait date in January – possibly included is a dear friend photographer from CA – please message us if you are interested in receiving additional details. Final decision will depend on interest.
Keep Calm and Smile On ~ Sincerely, Cori