Friday, November 6, 2009

The Great Facebook Fan Finder

During the month of November, we are calling out to all our Facebook buddies to help us grow our fan base! Become a fan of Mijal Photography and tag yourself in one of our photos for a free 5x7 of your choice. Make sure to notify your friends, family and wedding party! Once they become a fan and tag themselves, have them send us a message with the proof number they would like for their complimentary print. Parents.... feel free to tag your kids as well!

Scrapbookers Special!

Our biggest special of the year... ten 4x6's for $33 or ten 5x7's for $40 (over 50% off)! Visit our proofing site to place your order, or feel free to email or mail your order. This special will only last until November 14th, so get your orders in today!

Family Portrait Special

Due to the crummy weather we have had during the month of October, we have extended our Family Portrait Special thru November. Portrait sessions can take place at the location of your choice or our home office. $60 session fee includes online ordering/proofing/sharing and a $30 print credit to use towards enlargements. Call to book your appointment today!

Free Newborn Portraits!

First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage, Then Comes...
Well you get the idea! It seems everywhere we look we are running into past brides that are expecting their first (or second!) little one and we couldn't be happier! We have decided to offer a free newborn session to all of our former wedding clients. Portrait session must take place before baby turns six weeks. For all our brides we have missed out on this deal, we will offer a one time free children's portrait session if booked by January 31st, 2010. Sessions will include online proofing, ordering and sharing along with a complimentary 8x10 of your choice.

Here are some helpful hints for newborn sessions:

- Most parents opt for the au'natural bare bottom look, however, if you prefer your little one to be covered up, choose simple clothing. Avoid characters on clothing.

- Crank up the heat! For sessions in our home office, we will generally turn up our heat or have a space heater running to keep our newborns comfy when the clothes come off... a warm baby is a happy one! If you schedule a session in your home, please do the same!

- Feed your child before arriving for your session. A full belly makes a more content little one. However, you can certainly take a feeding break at any time.

- Mom and Dad - wear long sleeve solid black or white shirts. We will often use the parents as a "backdrop" to hold the little ones.

- Book your newborn session early... we prefer to do newborn sessions as young as possible. The smaller the baby the easier they are to pose - they still have that snuggly curl in a ball and look cute thing going on! Also, the older the baby gets, the more likely it will develop baby acne and cradle cap.

- Bring props! Do you have an adorable newborn hat or a baby blanket that grandma knitted? Bring these items along to personalize your session.

- Finally, keep an open mind! We often photograph newborns sleeping as this is when they look the sweetest and are the most comfy. If you are hoping for a bright eyed photo of your child in the first weeks, you may be disappointed (often they will appear cross-eyed when we can catch their eyes!)