Summer is Just Around The Corner!

Happy Tuesday, friends! I am so excited that it’s June, because it means that summer is juuust around the corner! Yesssss!

For me, summer means lots of family portrait sessions just before sunset, gorgeous weddings, unlimited iced coffee, and working from my laptop in the backyard!

Given that summer is nearly here, today’s blog post isn’t about any particular topic, but rather a broad message spanning multiple topics related to the sunny season!

Summer Hours: We’ve adjusted our hours of operation to better suit the time of year. We’ll be starting a little bit later in the morning, and scheduling portrait sessions later in the evening to coincide with the gorgeous quality of light that can only be found before sunset! (Well, it’s equally beautiful at sunrise… but I don’t generally make it a habit to wake up before the sun…)

  • Monday: 9:00 – 9:00
  • Tuesday: 9:00 – 9:00
  • Wednesday: 9:00 – 9:00
  • Thursday: 9:00 – 3:00
  • Friday: 9:00 – 1:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 – 1:00*
  • Sunday: CLOSED

We will happily book appointments and portrait sessions during our hours of operation, and we’ll respond to your emails and messages during this time also. *Portrait sessions can also be booked on Saturdays after posted hours. Please note that emails and messages received after operating hours will be responded to when we open the following day.

Occasionally, we’ll have people ask purely out of curiosity why we have scheduled hours at all– I mean, we primarily work from home, so shouldn’t we be “open” all the time? After running our business that way for years, it just blurred the lines way too much between work time vs family time, and it was hard on all of us, especially the kids. Being a Full-Time studio allows us to be prompt in our communication, offer very quick completion of your beautifully hand-edited images, and have excellent availability for scheduling your appointments and portrait sessions– buuuut it also means that if we’re not careful it can quickly throw off our work/life balance, which is something that is so important to me!

Limited Edition Portrait Event: Eeeek! We’ve been busy planning and preparing for a new Limited Edition Portrait Event that we will be offering this August. We’re keeping pretty tight-lipped about it right now, but here’s a few little tidbits that I’ll let you in on:

  • This seriously gorgeous Event will be the first of its kind in Happy Valley – Goose Bay, and we will not offer this particular session design again until at least 2019.
  • This Event has been specially designed for children, ages 2 – 12. Boys are more than welcome, of course, but I think this one will be particularly special for your little girl(s)!
  • Sign-up will begin in July, and spaces are limited! (And we mean for real limited— not marketing-technique “limited”! One day only, 8 spaces, when they’re gone, they’re gone!) Those who are on the list for our quarterly newsletter will receive advance information, and will have the opportunity to sign up before it is opened to everyone! (Want on that list? Sign up here!)

Newborn Portraits: This summer we will be offering Newborn Portraits again! We are uniquely qualified here in Happy Valley – Goose Bay to photograph your precious newborn, with a focus on safety and comfort. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions about how we’ll photograph your baby to ensure safety and comfort– while creating priceless portraits that you are going to looove!

Newborn Portraits are typically booked during pregnancy, and portraits are scheduled for when your tiny human is 7 – 14 days old.

Summer Availability: We will be travelling throughout the summer for wedding season, which means we will be delighted to field all emails and inquiries during this time, but we will be unable to schedule any portrait sessions until July 12. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause, and we appreciate your understanding!

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