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Rochester Michigan Portrait Photography – Seniors, Newborns, Family Photography

New Frame Vendor, and a sale! January 4, 2013

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Just ordered a sample set from a new frame vendor.  They are having a sale right now so let me know if you are interested.  I’ll be able to bring these frame samples to photo sessions and in-person order sessions.  I love the look of these frames, the cool colors and the great prices.  And if you ‘like’ my photography page on Facebook and subscribe to blog updates you will find out when they have future sales, as I pass along sales from my photo vendors whenever I can.  I’m sure these frames will be great, they are from a sister company to my favorite canvas company.  My canvas company is raising their prices (sniff, sniff) but they have a sale through January 12th if you would like to bank one (or more!) for a future session.  This would work for past sessions too if you are really missing having one of your images ready to hang on your wall.  That reminds me, I need to take some shots of the canvases I ordered this year and post them here.  I love them!  If you’re not ready to commit I’ll just keep you updated when this vendor has future sales as well.



BBMetalI ordered 8×10 frame samples in Chocolate and Polished Silver.  I’ll also have a smaller samples of all the other colors on hand at my photo sessions, or any time you stop by the photo studio.  I also have lots of resources to help plan photo collections to your walls!  We could add on to a photo wall that you have started or start from scratch.  I’ve got many templates to peruse to help us out.  Soon I’ll be adding an exciting additional service (at no charge) that will be even more help at your next in-person ordering session.  Email me if you would like any more information.  Like I often do, I offer a discount for the client that tries out a big new advancement to by business so let me know if you are game for that one!  See you soon!


It’s not too late for Tiny Prints Holiday cards! December 18, 2012

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Still need Christmas cards that you would feel proud to send?

There’s still time if you order from Tiny Prints by tomorrow. That is the absolute last day to use their Super Rush shipping and guarantee delivery by Christmas Day.

Just because you are waiting until the last minute doesn’t mean the cards have to be generic or boring. With Tiny Prints, even in the rush, you can take a few moments to personalize the cards. You can upload some pictures, change the font and text, and make your cards stand out, even if they arrive just in time.

If you are giving them in person, you can have them delivered to you so that you can write in them and hand them out. If you are mailing them, you won’t be able to write in them, but at least you can have Tiny Prints mail them for you. You can even have some sent to you and some mailed for you.

The clock is ticking…it only takes a few minutes to create and send the perfect cards. Just follow these simple steps:

1. Choose from 100’s of Tiny Prints Holiday / Christmas card designs.
2. Add your photos and tweak the text to your liking.
3. Use the promo code 20DECSW to save at least 15%.

Just because you waited until the last minute doesn’t mean you have to send bad cards. Head on over to Tiny Prints now.


Going Local with Michigan-made products March 19, 2012

And I didn’t say ‘loco’, although some days that is the case!  I’m talking about supporting local businesses and I need your help!  I’ve been thinking of the economy and small businesses and I want to step up what I’m doing to help.  I try to shop locally for props.  I was sad when 4th Street Mercantile and Swan Creek Candle went out of business in Rochester as I had bought some props at both of these places.  My logo is from a local design company, Shantyboy Studio out of Romeo.  I’m also getting more samples from a Michigan professional photo lab and may switch to them.  Speaking of local I have a cherry crate from Elk Rapids that needs a baby in it soon. And I’m working with a couple Michigan knitters/crocheters.  Any way, here’s where you come in to play…  I need more suggestions on local items to use in my business so if you know of some let me know.  I’d love to find some MI made clothes and accessories that I can feature in sessions, and get them more exposure.  Feel free to bring any Michigan made items to your session.  I’m also looking for a local make-up artist to have available for some sessions.  I know I’m not at the forefront of this local movement but I want you to know I’m trying to do my part and I’d like you to help me do more!  Thanks!  Email me at info@partoflifephoto with any tips on Michigan sources.



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I have a storefront on! December 1, 2011

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You can now shop for products with your pArt of Life Photography images from any session, past or present. Take a look around and decide what TinyPrint purchases you would like to make. Give me a call or send an email and I’ll let you know everything you need to start buying gifts and keepsakes. When you know what you want you can request an image for use on that product. There will be a small charge for use of the image but you can use that image at Tiny Prints for as many items as you would like!


It’s a good day! October 14, 2011

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My new camera has shipped, after a two week delay! – woohoo! I just scheduled another Senior session. I loooove Senior sessions! Ok, I like all sessions but there is something about working with someone that doesn’t chase after squirrels (like my kids!), but I do still love the squirrel chasers!

I’ve also signed up with a new vendor. Let me introduce you to the Modern Knot… A gorgeous, whimsical frame vendor with plenty of shapes and colors to choose from. In addition to the single frame shapes posted below they have collages that hold a row of photos or a combination of shapes and sizes in different layouts. I am sooo going to update my photo wall at home with some of these frames. I’m thinking of three to flank a large canvas. I think they will look great together. If you see something you like let me know. Or if I can hep you layout a wall collection of your own I’m game!


Time to start shopping! ~ Rochester, MI Senior and Family Photographer October 4, 2011

You haven’t started shopping for the Holidays yet, have you? Me neither. Here’s a good way to get started though. My favorite canvas vendor is having sales going on right now. Email me for prices as their daily deals are changing and will soon disappear.

This week, I’ll also be receiving my first piece of photo jewelry by Kotori. I can’t wait to show it off. So let me know if you want to check it out. I’ll also be posting a special on photo ornaments soon. My kids love hanging their own portraits on our tree every year. I got some metal ones last year that I love – and those too make great gifts for extended family.

Who knows what to believe about the changes on Facebook lately but if you want to make sure pArt of Life Photography stays in your news feed remember to go ‘like’ a post, like say one of featuring sales so I know I should keep this up. And of, course if you need updated portraits for these great photo gifts give me a call or send me and email and I’ll set you up with a custom full or mini session. I can help you out with your card for the season too. See you soon! All specialty purchases can be created from past sessions or you can buy now for a future session.


Bring on the Bling! September 19, 2011

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What better way to dress your self up than beautiful photo jewelry. I’ve searched far and wide for jewelry that I like, with prices I would pay and found all I was looking for and more, in Kotori jewelry! I hope you are as thrilled as I am. Of course, you can fill your jewelry with any past or future photo session.

On-line catalog coming soon!

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