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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 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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Make Your Own Photo Mother's Day Card!

What if I told you for the same price as a card at the store, you could get one made online with your photos and sent to your house for the same price? You would probably love it right?! Since making your own personalized products online can be a little confusing or overwhelming I made a step by step blog showing you how to make your own Mother's Day card on Shutterfly!

He's the website link where you can get started:
https://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/mothers-day-cards-stationery/mothers-day-cards

Step 1 //  Go to the website and pick out your favorite card layout! They have great options for both Mom and Grandma!

Step 2 // Once you find the card you like, click the button to get started!

Step 3 // Double click the gray area to add your own photo

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Step 4 // After you upload your photo you can edit or crop your it. If this screen doesn't automatically pop up you can find it by double clicking the card's photo again. This is also where you can remove the photo from the card if you change your mind.

Step 5 // After you click 'Done', then 'Next' in the upper right corner it will bring you into the inside of the card! First thing you'll want to do is toggle though the options tabs on the left to change the card shape (if applicable), inside layout, and card color/background.

Step 6 // After you decide those options you can upload more photos and write text! Double click the gray square to do these options! In the font window you can change font type, size and color. Below you'll find my finished example!

Step 7 // After you've clicked 'Next' after you've finished your card you can pick out your envelope and if you want to jazz it up a little, add a pretty envelope liner!

Step 8 // Now last but not least make sure in the upper left corner below the logo your quantity is set to one card! Sometimes it will automatically set to more. To change your quantity click the triangle next to the word each and select '1' or whatever amount you'd like.

And now you're done! The last steps will have you make and account with Shutterfly and pay for your product, but if you've ever bought anything online you should know what to do! Don't forget, all cards are on sale until May 10th so order yours asap (and so your get it in time as well!)

If you have any questions feel free to contact me or Shutterfly!

Happy (almost) Mother's Day!

Mom & Me and Photo Lockets!

Moms are so special and every year for Mother's Day we want to get her something special! So this year I put together a very special package that combine a few of mom's favorite things: memories, time with the kids, and jewelry!

These Mom & Me Sessions all come with an 30 minute session at a location of your choice, you can choose anything from a park to your own backyard! After you pick your photos from your gallery, my jeweler will hand make you a locket with your favorite photos in it! I love these lockets so much I'm even getting one myself! You can view the lockets below the flyer!

You can book a session for yourself to give (or get!) one as a gift! you cant contact me, Alexis, at HellionPhoto@gmail.com or 732-710-2426 for more info!

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How cute are these lockets?!

How cute are these lockets?!