It’s February which is the shortest month of the year (YAY! I’m SO tired of winter!) AND has one of my favorite holidays! I love Valentine’s Day! Every year we make homemade heart-shaped pizzas, drink strawberry soda from glass bottles and eat a heart-shaped funfetti cake I actually make (instead of using the best baker in town!). The kids get small gifts at dinner and it’s just a super sweet family night. One of my favorites. THIS YEAR however, Chris surprised me and we’re taking two days off to go hiking and stay at our family lake house KID FREE! I am beyond excited you guys! We will still have our family tradition but I think I will surprise them with it one day next week!
Some fun things to share this month so let’s get this newsletter started!
VALENTINE MINIS WERE A HUGE SUCCESS!
Thanks to all the families that brought their kids out for a Valentine Mini two weeks ago! 18 families in all and 38 kids total! WOW it was a fun day! I will be announcing SPRING MINIS soon (might send out a quick newsletter with details in a couple of weeks) so watch for those!
One of my favorite parts of this mini was that a week later we had a PAINTING SESSION! You guys – this was amazing! SO FUN! I’d love to do this with other kids so if you’re interested let me know – we can provide the hand-drawn backdrop and paints – you just bring your cute kiddo!
Do I have any friends in Peoria Illinois? The weekend of March 11-14 I will be there visiting family and would love to book a few sessions! I will be offering my Anytime Mini Session with $50 off the session fee! Email me if you’d like more details! I already have some locations scouted out that I’m SUPER excited about (if it rains we can move to your home for an awesome in-home session!)!
We have added TWO new frames to our collection and I couldn’t be more excited!
For a limited time they are ON SALE too! Details below…
If you’ve been to our studio you’ve seen that frame hanging above the couch with all of our color samples in it – but NOW it has INSTAGRAM photos in it!
This frame is BIG and holds 53 3×3 prints which is perfect to showcase your INSTAGRAM photos! Wouldn’t it be fun to print one photo from every week last year? LOVE!
Normally this frame is $625 but for a limited time it’s on sale for $500 – this would make a great Mother’s Day gift!
The other new frame we’re now selling is this adorable HEART frame!
PERFECT for those adorable Valentine photos or to highlight anything you LOVE in your life! They come in ALL colors and we’re selling them in sizes 5×5 and 8×8! Normally they are $92.50 but for a limited time they are on sale for $75!
Even if I haven’t taken your photos before I can order frames for you – just reply to this email and we’ll get you all set up! Fresh Art Photography is an Organic Bloom vendor for the St. Louis area and we’d love to help make your walls colorful and fun this year!
ANYONE LOVE TO HIKE?
This year I would LOVE to start capturing more lifestyle family photos and one thing I’d love to book (bucket list item!) is a hiking session! Our family LOVES to hike. We are working to do all 60 hikes in THIS book before Bailey graduates high school and we will easily make this happen! We go as often as we can but mostly in the fall/winter/early spring when the bugs aren’t as bad. If anyone would ever be interested in having me tag along while your family hikes please let me know!
That’s my beautiful mom from our hike last weekend!
SPRING BREAK SPECIAL!
This month is a busy one and for that I am SO grateful! I’d LOVE to book March as much as February so I’m going to offer a SPRING BREAK SPECIAL to entice families with school aged kids to get their family photos taken early this year! Once your kids are a certain age they don’t change as quickly and so there is no need to wait until fall to capture your Christmas card photos! If you book a Weekday Family Session in MARCH you will get 50% off your session fee! AND we will reload your gallery in October if you’d like to look at our Christmas card selection at no additional charge! Reply to this email to get on our calendar!
OK friends! A few fun links and then I’m out!
Last night I madeTHIS and we all loved it! I just reheated some for lunch and it was still super yummy!
THIS made the short list of gifts I’d love to surprise the kids with – maybe they’ll get a group gift for Valentine’s Day this year!
Speaking of Valentine’s Day – if you want some cute ideas check out my Pinboard HERE!
I have a newborn next week and mom has requested a “woodland” theme so this weekend I made a nest kind of like THIS one – the moss was such a huge mess I thought Chris was going to kill me! HA! I love that shop but knew I could make it myself. Here are some other favorite newborn shops – ONE, TWO and THREE.
I don’t get anything back by sharing things I love (not into affiliate links) – I just think it’s fun to see what other people are into so I thought I would share some things I love currently!