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Welcome 2018!

Okay, okay, I know I'm a little late posting this, but it has been a CRAZY season! Starting in October until the New Year, I have been busier then ever before, and I have all of you to thank for that! I've met so many wonderful new families & clients this year and got to photograph my return clients (and try not to be in disbelief by how big all these kiddos are getting!). Just want to give you all a little update on the season and what's coming up:

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First for some awesome news: as you hopefully know, at the beginning of the season we pledged to donate a portion of all sales from October & November to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). This cause is so important to me because I was diagnosed as a juvenile diabetic at a young age and I'm also a member of their Youth Leadership Committee! Not only did we meet our goal, we exceeded it by $50! Thank you so much to everyone who helped this happen!

Next, I of course have to give a shout out to all the amazing families I photographed this season. Everyone was super sweet, relaxed, and just my kind of client! Here's a few of my seasons favorites! (and if your's isn't here, don't worry it's probably still one of my faves because there was alotttttt haha!)

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Our Christmas Minis were also a hit this year! This was my favorite Christmas set yet with a red and green rustic theme that included vintage sleds, a frosted tree, and lots of plaid. (In case you can't tell, I loveeee plaid!)

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Now for what's coming up! We are having superrrr cute spring mini-sessions on 3 exclusive dates: March 10th (just in time for Easter), April 15th, and May 27th! Keep an eye of our Facebook and Instagram pages for when we post the official set next week, but for now here's a small sample.

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It's January, so I always say now is the perfect time to update your business portrait! We offer sessions in our studio and have a full selection of color backdrops as well as outdoor scene backdrops, so we don't have to get too chilly outside.

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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 -> Facebook.com/HellionPhotography
and my Instagram here -> @HellionPhotography
Good Luck!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

HellionPhoto@gmail.com•  Contact Page  •  732•710•2426

Fall Friends Giveaway!

Guess what?! This fall I'm not giving away one family session, but two! This fall during our 2 week long Fall Friends Giveaway you can enter to win a family session for you and one for a friend (or family member of course!)

Entering is super simple, all you need is a Facebook page or Instagram!
1) Share the giveaway photo
2) Tag a friend in the comments on my post
3) Make sure you're following me!
You can enter up to 3 times on both Instagram or Facebook (that's 6 times!)

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The contest ends September 28th you can find my Facebook and Instgram below:
Facebook.com/HellionPhotography
Instagram.com/HellionPhotography

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Summer in Somerville!

For those of you who have been to my studio, you know I'm currently located in the heart of Downtown Somerville on Division Street! It's such a cute area with great shops and you can't go wrong with any (and I mean ANY) of the restaurants. (Seriously, I've tried almost all of them!) But what you might not know is that there are so many fun and family-friendly things to do in the the downtown area all summer long!

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First, one of my favorites: The Starlit Cinema! Thursdays at 8:30 pm from July 13th until August 17th you can catch a movie on Division Street! You can hang out and enjoy some Somerville treats, Blue Sheep Bake Shop, where Starlit Cinema takes place, is a great place to grab an ice cream or cupcake. (Did I mention they have ice cream nachos???) Chairs are set up, but bringing your own is recommended, just in case they fill up. Check out this summer's schedule below:

Second up is Somerville Cruise Nights! Watch the town fill up with unique and vintage cars! Car owners from all over New Jersey come to show off their cars on Main Street. I've seen everything there, from classic cars to Knight Rider! Sadly, KITT was there without David Hasselhoff. The area can fill up quickly sometimes so come a bit early or slightly later during the event to make sure parking isn't an issue. Municipal Lots #1 and #6 are your best bets for finding a spot. You can check out all of Downtown's parking options here.

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Finally is the Summer Stage on Division Street! Saturdays from July 8th to August 19th at 7pm - 9pm, you can relax on Division Street to some great local music. All acts are family friendly, of course! A great way to enjoy the Summer Stage is to dine outside at one of the many fine Division Street restaurants that offer it such as Pinoy, Division Cafe, and Origins. This gives you the chance to have a delicious meal and enjoy live music at the same time.

Pick your fave (or all three) and come on out to an event! Who knows? You might even see me there taking photos!

For more info on these events, check out Downtown Somerville's Facebook Page.