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Fall Check In With Alexis!

Wow guys, its already the middle of October! October is one of my favorite months, it has my birthday, Halloween, I love fall weather, anddd it's the start of my photo season! Every I'm so busy this time of year with family sessions and Christmas Minis, but I love it! I love meeting new families or seeing familiar faces, and creating new memories for you all to decorate your home with. So here's a quick glimpse of everything that's going on!

As I mentioned, October is my birthday month! To celebrate I'm giving one of you guys a gift! All you have to do to enter my Birthday Contest is go to my Instagram and/or Facebook page and share this photo! Make sure you've liked or followed my page as well to enter!
You can find my Facebook ->
and my Instagram here -> @HellionPhotography
Good Luck!


Second we have out Christmas Minis! This year's set theme was 'Rustic' and so far everyone loves it! I wanted to stick with classic red and green but give it a twist with the plaid accessories and burlap wrapped gifts. Christmas Minis are exclusively on 2 dates only and the 19th only has 2 time slots left while the 11th has 3! So if you want to book one of these, do it quick!


Third is our Fall Family Session Sale! All sessions are $50 to $75 off which is our biggest sale on our new packages yet! Our new 2017 packages come with high resolution photos that include retouching and a $50 print credit which is gives you several prints or can be put towards a specialty product. We also have our special Christmas products like Luxe Cards (which I LOVE getting in the mail!) and metal ornaments.


Last is a new one! For those of you who don't know I offer Photo Restoration services. I take your old worn out or damaged photos, scan & restore them, and give you brand new beautiful prints. This year we're having a Restoration Consultation Day. We'll have free consultations all day on November 5th and if you decide to have a photo restored, you will receive 10% off all services and prints! Restored photos make really special gifts, I've done it myself and have seen it cause happy tears and incredibly big smiles. Please make an appointment ahead of time for this event! You can check out the Facebook event page here.


I hope I see some of you this season! A lot of you have already scheduled and that makes me so happy to be your chosen photographer, I couldn't do this without your guys! As always please contact me with any questions you have, I'm always happy to chat and answer your questions whether its via email, phone, or text!•  Contact Page  •  732•710•2426

It's That Time of Year Again, Holiday Minis are Back!

Every year I try to do a new and fun set for Holiday minis; Last year was Candy Canes & this year is Snowflakes! With a set complete with snow, a white & blue tree, and some very friendly polar bears, this years picture will look festive and fun for everyone!


Each session includes a 30 minute session, 5 digital images (fully retouched!), a private online proofing gallery, and one gift 8x10 print. Each child gets their own take home gift as well! Sessions are only $99 but are limited to 2 exclusive dates, Saturday, November 19th and Sunday, December 4th. Each day is limited to 5 spots so reserve yours as soon as possible!

The set as you can see below is themed around snow with touches of silver and blue!
Photos can be taken with or with the polar bears as well.


Please feel free to contact me via my contact page or at & 732•710•2426. Rather have a full family session? Then check out my Family Mini Sessions running until November 27th here! Hope to see you this Holiday Season!

Tips for Getting Your Kids To Be On Their Best Behavior For Your Family Session!

So you have a date set, your family's outfits picked out & coordinated, and you've checked the weather for your session date three times, so you're ready, right? One thing you may not of thought of is how to prepare for your kids to be on their best behavior! There are a few simple things you can do so your shoot goes as smoothly as possible!


Plan out your naps. If your child is still on a nap schedule, make sure our shoot time is not interfering with one of their naps. If your child is sleepy or cranky, that may show up on their faces and it may also be difficult to get them cooperate in posing for photos. So make sure we schedule before or after a nap, whenever you feel your child will be at their best!

Have a snack before the the session. Parents know a hungry kid can be a scary kid! A small snack before a session (nothing too messy) can help keep them happy, especially if you're waiting until after your session to eat. Just make if they're eating anything that can stain or spill that they aren't in their photo outfit while eating it!


Bring toys and props. During a family session I like to get all different types of combinations of people in photos, so I'll do the whole family then maybe just the children or just the parents and everything in between! So to keep you child's mood up in between photos, you can bring a toy for them to play with sometimes and it can be fun to get photos of them with a toy that means something to them. A favorite book, stuffed animal, ball, musical toy or whatever else that might enjoy is a great way to keep them happy and show some personality in their photos as well!

And my personal favorite, which I think is fun to do for any age family: make a fun day out of it! Play up the photo shoot as a special family day. You can do other activities after the shoot like go to the park, get ice cream, go out for lunch, or do some fun seasonal activity like picking apples or going to see Santa! The activities afterwards can be a good motivator to behave during the shoot.

I never want family photos sessions to be stressful for anyone. A calm, relaxed session is a great session, and hopefully with these tips it will help your whole family stay happy so I can create the perfect family photos for you!

Giving Back Sessions for Juvenile Diabetes!

I am SO excited to announce that for this years mini family sessions, they will also be a great way to give back to a great cause! For every Giving Back Session scheduled, a portion will be donated to JDRF, The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. This cause is especially near and dear to me since I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was 8 years old. I'm incredibly grateful to have a business that I can use to to help give back to a great cause and still make it a great deal for my clients.

Sessions will be available from October 8th to November 27th and will include a 30 minute on-location session, online proofing gallery, five (5) digital photos, and one (1) 8x10 gift print of your choice! Sessions are limited for up to 6 people additional people or families can be added for an additional charge.

To schedule a session or for any questions you might have, please feel free to email me under the 'Contact' tab of my website or at or 732•710•2426