Good People of the Internet, it has been far too long since last I wrote to you. As Paul Desmond's rich alto sax lines dance out of my speakers, I'm reflecting on life's endless to-do list.
Take the Dog Groomer.
Kids' School Projects.
Dishes again. (At my house we never seem to have enough spoons...)
With the steady barrage of unchecked tasks and calendar reminders, it can be hard to carve out time for things like family pictures or capturing that new face that kids have discovered how to make. It may seem daunting to dedicate an afternoon to booking a session, wrangling family members into the car and heading off to meet a photographer. We often settle for the convenience of our smartphone of choice, leaving the preservation of precious memories to our trusty camera roll, Facebook, and, the 'Gram.
While these options are a great tool for keeping up with friends and loved ones, they are no substitute for handcrafted, life-like images, taken with professional gear, guided by an artist's eye. Herein lies the beautiful simplicity of the Mini-Session! Sometimes, you don't have a three or four hour window to stop time for a new portrait for above the mantle. But a mini-session is just that, mini! The Mini-session is a half-hour in front of the camera, from which we'll get about 8-10 great images. It may seem quick but even in that condensed time, we can create an image worth treasuring forever.
On the other hand, if you're new to the Artsecond experience, it's a great way to check out how we work and get some really beautiful pictures taken at an incredible rate. Perhaps you've been on the sidelines, admiring our work, but you haven't been able to afford a full blown session. The mini-session is perfect way get a bit of the Artsecond magic for your wall without breaking the bank or taking up all the time you've set aside to glue macaroni on construction paper or proofread that brief for next week's court date.
Full Disclosure: The mini-sessions aren't for everyone. If your kids are shy or fussy about meeting new people and cameras, 30 minutes will not be enough to great that great shot we're after. We also discourage using the mini-session for newborns as we like to take our time to be extra careful with your most precious bundle of joy. An exception is made for a family session including the new addition. :-) I encourage you to visit the mini-session page for more info.
So that's it. Stephanie and I are really excited to offer this new experience and we hope that you will take advantage of it! What's that you say? You want to book a session right now? Click here!
Thanks for reading and Happy Spring!