I recently found a new web hosting site that I thought would fit well with me and my company, so I've started anew!
First of all, I had problems with getting lavenderlime.com switched, so I've changed it to lavenderlime.net. I'm not super thrilled about that change, but sometimes you gotta roll with the punches, especially when they're something you have no control over.
This new site has a blog built right into it. Bonus!!! I could have transferred my blog over if I'd really wanted to, but I decided that since I was starting anew, I'd start with a clean slate. You can find my old blog still up, but not updated, if you go here.
I really loved my blocky logo at first, but seriously only 3 months after I'd gotten my business cards and CD inserts printed, I stopped liking it. I'm fussy that way--I like to change things up every so often. So, I decided to make a whole new look/logo for my staring anew thing. I played around with it. I even had one that I thought I liked up for 2 weeks. Then I decided I wanted something a little more to it...hopefully you like it too! (Old one on the left, new on the right.)
I've made some changes to pricing. (Yes, groan, I know.) It does cost more for a few reasons:
1. I'm a better photographer than I used to be. If you don't believe it, go look at my old blog, especially some of those first posts. I guarantee you'll see the difference. And I really haven't increased my pricing by that much in the last 4 years. I try to stay within reach of most people--I don't think you should have to mortgage your house to get nice pictures taken. There are plenty of photographers around who charge $500+ just for the session!
2. I have invested my time and money in learning more about photography. There are only so many free youtube videos that help me learn and grow. The best classes are not free, and I want to grow and stretch myself, plus stay up on the current trends, so yes, I take online classes and I've joined a photography forum group.
3. Equipment. It's not cheap! The phrase, "You get what you pay for" most certainly applies to photo equipment as well as a photographer. Every backdrop, studio light, prop, hair bow, tie, blanket, etc. that I buy for my business costs money as well. I buy these things for my clients so you don't have to. It's the details that help make custom photography, well, custom! And you get to have choices of props in shoots! (It's silly for you to buy a tie for your baby who will never wear a tie in real life as a baby.)
4. I've changed the session to only include 5 digital images on your CD. You can always get more, and I figure most people will choose more. I've debated on this with myself for awhile. But, the way I see it, I spend a lot of time editing your pictures, and well, if you want more pictures you should pay more. Plus, if your budget is tight, then you can just choose the pictures you really want and save a bit of money.
You can see my prices by clicking on the "Pricing" tab at the top of the page.
And last, but not least, I've made changes to the way I book.
First of all, there is a contract involved now. It's all online and digital, less paper for me to have to hold on to. Any information you put in there is encrypted and only I will see it--I will not share your information with anyone. The full contract is found in the "Booking a Session" tab. You can give it read-over before you even book. Contracts are a two-way protection--it means no mis-understandings between us either.
I'm now requiring a $20 deposit to hold your spot. Usually it's not a problem, but when you book a session, I sometimes have to hire a sitter for my kids, or rearrange some things with my schedule. I've done bookings where I've hired a sitter, and they call the day before to cancel with some lame excuse. Well, I understand things happen, but it's not really fair to me.
The $20 deposit goes toward your session fee, which is due at the time of the session. It is non-refundable if you cancel your appointment. (You can use it to reschedule though.) To pay the deposit, you can use the button on the bottom of the booking page, or pay me directly. I accept cash and credit cards. I will also take checks from you if I know you personally.
Okay, that was a lot of stuff! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!
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