Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Watch Me Grow Family Membership Discount Program

Want to get discounts on family photo sessions YEAR ROUND?  Grateful Memories Photography would like to introduce the Watch Me Grow~ Family Membership Discount Program, this allows your family to get amazing discounts on family photo shoots as many times a year as you would like!
For only $100 a year you could get:

*Full Family Sessions
*Mini Sessions
*Birthday Cake Smash Sessions
*Maternity Sessions
*Newborn Sessions
*Engagement/Couples Sessions
*Sports and Special Activity Sessions
*Special Events (ie: Princess Tea Party, Teddy Bear Picnic)
*Graduation Photography
*Prom and Homecoming Photography
**Discounted Wedding Photography upon quote**
2) 1 FREE 8x10, 2- 5x7 or 4 Wallets of your choice per session, PLUS 25% off Printing Packages!

3) Offer Access to Extended Family Members for 25% off Full Family Sessions, and 10%off Printing Packages (Up to 3 times a year).

Send me an email at gratefulmemoriesphotography@gmail.com, let me know that you may be interested in the Watch Me Grow Program and get your first pre-membership discount of $75 for a Full Family Session.

Send Me an Email for more information or to start your Family Membership!

**Prior sessions are not eligible for discount
**All Clients must book at least 1 week in advance, if an earlier date is available I will offer that date.  Specific dates are not guaranteed.
**Deposit to hold your session is due upon booking.
**Prices are subject to change although %off will not.
**Immediate Family only in 50% off sessions, in order to add more subjects photographer will send a quote for approval.
**Membership Fee is non refundable.
**Does not include travel fee that exceeds the 30 mile limit, extra travel fees may be applied.

Monday, June 27, 2011

The "B" Family

Like I had mentioned in the last blog entry, this weekend was a busy one!  The "B" family and I explored the Botanical Gardens for their family photo shoot, it was such a beautiful place!  The children loved the whole experience... getting them to sit for a picture was a challenge, yet we managed some adorable keepers!  I would suggest this park to all families, there is just so much to enjoy including trails, flowers, water fountains, an awesome playground and a waterfall!  The perfect place for a photo shoot, in my opinion!
 This first one is to show everyone how cool this family really is!  LOVE all the sunglasses!
 The oldest of the "B" children, Big Brother "C"!
 Boys will be boys!  Brothers enjoying each other's company by making faces!
 The middle child, Brother "C"!

 Checking out the fish and their reflections in the pond!
 I told you about the waterfall... isn't it beautiful?!  The family makes it perfect!
 Walking along the beaten path with Daddy by our side!
 The youngest of the "B" family, Little Sister "A".  Thank Heaven for little girls!

These next few pictures were taken after our session as we played around in the park.  These kids deserved a break... well, a run off of energy anyhow! 
 Little "A"s first time in a playground swing!  She LOVED it!
 "C" adored this truck... until the little boy who owns it came back for it... 
"C" took a VERY quick break from running in circles to play with the steering wheel... then he was off again!

Thank you so much for the "B" family for taking this adventure with me!  It was so much fun, with so many wonderful memories documented!  Your family is beautiful!
Thanks for reading!
~Karie Anne

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The "R" Family

What a BEAUTIFUL weekend in Wisconsin... FINALLY!  Just in time for the first official weekend of Summer!  I had a busy weekend with photo shoots, too!  On Saturday I had the opportunity to photograph the "R" family at a local library.  The scenery there is beautiful, as is this family! 

We walked the grounds, mostly following the adorable 15 month old, DC. 

 Yes, I do love to photograph feet... someday the baby feet will be bigger than Dad's!

 This next picture is my all time favorite.  Yes, he is not smiling... but it is wonderful.  :)
 We were all so excited to see a family of ducks swimming by... 8 ducklings and their Mama!

 Lots of love from Mommy and Daddy!
 "D" was thrilled to be on Daddy's shoulders! 
This last picture will be treasured... someday Mommy and Daddy will have to look up to see their son's face.  For now... he is their little man, pride and joy.  Thank you for the opportunity to make your memories last! 
~Karie Anne

Monday, June 20, 2011

The "D" Family

This weekend I had the pleasure of not only photographing an amazing family, but also taking part in a heartwarming tribute to a late husband/father/grandfather for Father's Day.  The session began at their new home, where we had a chance to get to know one another and play in the yard. Here are a couple of pictures that we captured in front of their new home.

After a little bit of playing and some fun photos of playing in the playhouse and on the swing set, we headed to a local park to release balloons in memory of their late husband/father/grandfather for Father's Day. It was incredible to take part in and document this moment for this family.

We all watched the balloons until they could not be seen anymore, telling the children that Dad/Grandpa has them now, and loves them (especially since they are his favorite color!). 
At this point, we walked around the park and captured more special moments.

  Brother, Sister and Auntie enjoying each other's company!

Brother and Sister exploring bubbles!

 Mother with her children, grown and young.

A wood fairy exploring...

Little boys are filled with adventure!

                                          Growing so beautifully!

                   Mommy & Prince, Daddy and Princess
We all enjoyed each others company, as well as the sun on a beautiful day in the park.  I want to thank the D Family for inviting me to photograph them and their special tribute to their loved one.  I loved the opportunity to help make these memories last for you!

Never let a day go by without making some sort of memory!

Thank you for reading, and for all who support me in my dream!

~Karie Anne

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Commercial Photo Shoot

So... for the past couple days I have been keeping busy (in the heat) photographing a few models, including my daughter, wearing Katies DuDz clothes and Twinkle Toes Ribbons and Bows hair bows!  It was sooo much fun, and the girls all did such a great job!  I wanted to share some of the moments that we captured, and the links to these wonderful stores! 

Katies DuDz   http://www.etsy.com/shop/Katiesduds?&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=App_Seller&utm_content=shops&utm_campaign=fb_seller_shop

Twinkle Toes Ribbons and Bows  http://www.etsy.com/shop/twinkletoesrnb?&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=App_Seller&utm_content=shops&utm_campaign=fb_seller_shop

Please take a few minutes to check out the Etsy stores, you will LOVE their products!  I have tons of items from both, and fell in love :)  If you know of any small businesses that you think would be interested in my services, please send them my way!  I have lots of models of all ages, and they love being in front of my camera! 
Thanks for reading!
~Karie Anne