On January 1, 2009 I am launching my new website!!!
This is incredibly exciting news for me b/c it means I'm legitimate. My dream last year of starting a business has come true. You have no idea what that does to my heart. Or my soul. Or my mind. That in a year and a half I have started a business that is growing and thriving faster than I can keep up (almost!) and all the while getting pregnant with our third baby in three years, having said baby and surviving being the mom to three under three! It just blows me away that I did it! With the help of lots of people of course, but in the end, I did it. My blood, sweat and (lots and lots and lots of) tears have gone into this endeavor.
So launching the website will be a huge step in this journey of Jodified.
And when I launch there will be MAJOR changes to the way I run things around here! I'm not going to reveal those changes until the launch, but I will say that one of the biggest changes of all is my pricing. I'm going to start offering prints b/c the more I hand out disks the more I worry about my art. Because these photos are my art. And I want my art out in this world in a way I approve of, which is not being printed at Walgreens, for example. There may be lots of my photos hanging on walls that I would faint over the poor quality of how they turned out and that makes me sad. So prints are my biggest change. And change is good people. Change is good.
I will still offer a disk, so don't go throw a fit, but it will cost money.
SO. Because there are so many families I have worked for or would love to work for that might not be able to afford me as easily in the coming year, I am offering a month long special. A deal. A STEAL really!
If you book a photo shoot before 1.1.09 for any future date you will LOCK IN the 2008 pricing. I don't care if the date you chose is 4.5.09 or 2.12.09 or 12.31.09 you will still get the 2008 prices. The only catch is that you have to send me a 50% deposit also before 1.1.09 to secure your date and the pricing. Oh, and the biggest bonus here is that you ALSO WILL RECEIVE A DISK FOR FREE with your shoot if you have at least a $100 print purchase! That's huge!
Please email me if you have any questions.
THE SECOND DEAL:
I don't have many slots left, but if you book a photo shoot for the month of December you will be grandfathered into my system. I'm not going to announce here what that means exactly, but basically, for ALL my clients that have hired me for a FULL photo shoot (sorry, family and friends discounts don't count!) in my first two years of business will be grandfathered in at a very special rate FOREVER. And Ever. Which means if in 10 years I'm some kind of super star photographer making the really big bucks (I can dream can't I???), YOU won't have to pay it! You're grandfathered in! This is simply to thank all of you who trusted me during my growing stages to take your photographs… it's my way of saying a big fat thank you! But I literally only have 2-3 slots left so email me asap to get in on this deal! ***The grandfather clause, btw, will be announced to those who qualify via an email or letter by 1.1.09 ***
So that's the 411. Pretty exciting stuff happening here as I am working on the website so it's bright and shiny and ready for it's reveal on 1.1.09!
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST… A GIVEAWAY!
Yesterday I received a super cute Christmas card in the mail, our first of the year, and noticed that the photos looked awfully familiar! I got such a kick out of seeing my photos on someone's Christmas card that I decided to do a giveaway!
If you had a photo shoot with me and use my photos on your Christmas card, send me one and you will be entered to win a FREE photo shoot (does not include price of prints or disk)! The card can be one I designed too, it's not a contest to see who's card is the cutest (b/c DUH! mine are the cutest!), it's just so I can see all the cute ways you're showing off your photos this season! On the day after Christmas I will close the giveaway, have the kids pick a card and announce the winner… so make sure to mail me your card in time! Email me if you need my address!
Did you catch all of that? Lots of info for late at night or early in the morning! Just email me if you're confused or have questions! And let's ring in this holiday season!