Thursday, December 18, 2014

2014 client gifts!

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I wanted to share a little recap about my client gifts this year, 
since talking about them in some of my 'monthly resolution' posts! :)

Not everyone does this, but personally with my business I feel it is a really nice gesture --
and my photography would not be where it is today without those that hire me.
And honestly, I get really humbled thinking about all the gorgeous + sweet people that book a session,
and this is simply a small way I can give back to them!

I found these boxes online, and can't get over how adorable they are!!
Obviously the gable box shape is cute, but having the fun print on them adds so much.
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and here is what was inside...
Cakeballs, a fun magnet + a card!!
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I seriously can't put into words the love I have for cakeballs, oh my word.
My friends made them for me -- and they have the recipe down to a science.
Best. Ever.
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The orange magnet was a digital download I purchased and then had printed by a local lab.
Loved these.

the back of my Christmas card..huge thank-you to Amanda for taking these photos of me!
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below are a couple photos off my phone I took throughout the process..

getting the box army ready to go, haha!
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#CakeballNation :)
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heading to the P.O. to mail some, and then drive around delivering the others!!
also, thank you to several of my brothers for helping me with getting these ready. :)
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Left at the front door, waiting to be found!!
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this family had such cute decor on their front porch, I had to take a picture of it. 
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Here are the links below for the resources for my items, if anyone is curious! 

Printed Gable Boxes // Papermart
Cakeballs // KnK Bakery
Home Sweet Home Graphic // Printable Wisdom
Magnets + Card // ACI

p.s. One thing I would recommend for anyone wanting to do client gifts (if you haven't before) 
is to start planning things out well in advance, so you aren't running around last minute.
I ordered the boxes/magnets way before Thanksgiving, took the headshots for my card several weeks before I had to, etc..
which helped make the whole process really enjoyable for me. 
Love doing this. :)

Friday, December 5, 2014

Sexton family : iowa city, ia family + children photographer

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I was excited about this session from the first e-mail Jamie sent --
she was describing some of the outfits she had so far, and totally had me at 
"blush tunic, grey leggings, ivory fur vest, brown lace-up boots..." :)

Really loved how this whole shoot came together, and major props to them for braving the weather!!
It was freezing + windy, and yet they totally rocked it.
And talk about a gorgeous family, right?! Made my job pretty easy.
Enjoy my favorites of Tom, Jamie, Jack + Avery!
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So fun getting to use a variety of backgrounds..
I have wanted to shoot with this blue bus for a LONG time!!
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love,
~H. Elise