Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ready for the holidays? MINI SESSIONS and CONTEST!

I am so excited to announce StyleHouse Photography's urban child sessions and CONTEST for the 2008 holidays! They are available for both existing and new clients, and we're holding them early enough in the season that your kiddos may even have a little color left over from summer. I won't be taking sessions in November or December this year, and only have 2 more full sessions open in October, so these mini sessions are perfect for those of you who need "update" portraits, amazing holiday cards, and gifts for grandparents and other family! Here's the lowdown...

1. Your choice: two days and three looks - Sessions in the evening of Friday, October 17th and Saturday, October 18th will be at our URBAN/COUNTRY location. If you prefer an URBAN/CITY look, we'll be heading to downtown Salt Lake on Saturday morning. And for the URBAN/STUDIO shoots, plan on Saturday afternoon.

2. The scoop:
Pre-session consultation by phone or email
15 minute session with one child (add 5 minutes for each child up to three total)
50 *exquisite* press printed holiday cards (several style choices)
1 8x10 print
1 5x7 print
2 watermarked digital images for your blog or emailing (normally only available with a collection)
10% off of a la carte photo art
In-person ordering session with 8-10 proofs shown
Entry into StyleHouse Photography's contest!
$145 (add $10 for each additional child up to three total) $285 value

Refer a friend and you will both receive one set of 8 wallets!

3. The style: URBAN! Portraits *do not* always have to be done in khakis and a white polo. Have some fun with this...think LAYERS and COLOR, texture, hats, boots, pettiskirts, scarves, jackets...make it funky and fun! Contrasting patterns and colors make for cool potraits too! Please contact me if you need help with clothing choices.

4. The kids: These sessions and contest are for children, but I am happy to shoot one complimentary family pose if you would like. Sessions are for up to three children...if you have more than three, please consider a regular session or scheduling a second time slot (100% of second fee becomes print credit...think amazing gallery wrapped canvas!).

5. THE CONTEST!: Once I have edited all of the sessions, I will choose my favorite image from each. All entries will then be judged solely by 20 professional photographers from around the world. We have had awesome prizes donated by some faulous retailers. The first place winner of the contest will have their choice of prize from below, will receive a mounted 12x12 print, and will become the new face of StyleHouse Photography! Three runners up will be awarded their choice of the remaining prizes and a gift print of their liking!

*babai alainn: Winner's choice of a made-to-order beanie! babai alainn uses original designs and several techniques with acrylic yarn to create unique, chunky, textured beanies. We get comments every time we wear ours!
*Shabby Apple: This awesome company's prize is a beautiful Creamsicle dress. They have stunning clothing for women and girls, not to mention that they give back to women of the world who are in need (very cool-read their stories here!), so be sure to check them out!
*Curious Workmanship: My own children have worn these darling booties, and we've given them as gifts. The winner will get their choice, but the adorable cowboy/girl boots are my personal favorite. Love them!
*bugs 'n' bees: I love the clothes this company makes with designer fabrics. Such darling skirts and dresses, plus the cutest sock monkey outfit for little guys! They are offering the winner a $25 gift certificate!

I anticipate these sessions to fill quickly, so please contact me (801.302.8551 or stylehousephotography at to book your session or to get more information. If I don't get back with you immediately, please know that I am going a little crazy with Oh Sweet Sadie! (please stop're welcome to talk to me there about your session!), but I'll book in the order that requests were received. The session fee must be paid at the time of booking to reserve your spot. Due to the nature of mini session scheduling, fees are non-refundable, but may be transferred to another family if necessary. Unlike regular custom sessions, mini sessions are booked back to back, so please arrive a few minutes early for your children to get acclimated. Late arrivals may not get their full time. Rain dates are planned for October 24th and 25th.