Size Matters, Hudson Valley Photographer…

 

When it comes to proofing sessions, my clients find the ability to see their portraits at various sizes, a key to finding the perfect way to display their custom art in their home.  Being that many are use to 4×6 prints, the thought of a 8×10 on their wall seems like a poster, in reality their image can get really lost on their wall.  Projecting portrait images, to scale, on their own wall is key to making the perfect size selection.  Notice how the 5×7 looks like a wallet print.

 

Custom wall displays make a bold impact on any room, especially canvas.  I LOVE me some canvas.

Proofing sessions are available to all my clients to make the process of creating the perfect wall display for their home.

Baby Shower Cards, Hudson Valley Newborn Photographer…

 

I am so excited to launch this new goody for my expecting mommas!  Book your Welcoming Me or newborn session with Surprise Photography and we will hook you up with these cards for your baby shower invites.  Let your guests know that you value the gift of custom baby portraiture and that Gift Certificate from Surprise Photography are appreciated.  For more information, please email me at melissa@surprisephotography.com

 

Best of Surprise Photography, May-August…

 

It is time to give something away, a 20×30 gallery wrap canvas to be exact!!!! I selected my “Top Picks” from my May-August sessions or weddings and put them up your you to pick your favorite.  Be sure to head over to my Facebook Fan Page to “LIKE” your favorite!!  The image with the most “LIKES” on my Facebook page by the end of Saturday, will win a 20×30 canvas gallery wrap.   There is also a chance to win a Bad Ass Coffee gift card.  Go check it out!

 

Mother’s Day Mini, Hudson Valley Family Photographer…

 

Only once a year do I offer mini sessions and that is for Mother’s Day.  A portion of the proceeds are normally donated to a large charity, however this year after several charity scandals, it brought to light where the donated money was going.  So this year I decided to keep it local and make a straight donation to a family to use as they needed.  Whether for gas, travel, meds or groceries, I wanted to find a family who was truly in need.  After putting a shout out on my Facebook page, I found a local family  who’s son Alec was diagnosed  Neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer.    Thanks to this fabulous group of moms, we were able to send his family a nice phat check.  I can’t cure cancer, but if I can help out in anyway, I will.

This year was a tad different, we invited MOM to be apart of the shoot. Not only that, we invited kids off all ages to join us.  I saw some old friends and met some new ones, over all it was a wonderful day.  Can’t wait to do it again next year!

 

 

In Bloom, Hudson Valley Family Photographer…

 

There are only a couple weeks a year we get to enjoy the beautiful white flowers  that bloom on the campus of Vassar College, so when they do you have to run at the change to shoot there.  This is my 2nd go around with this family.  The first shoot was a surprise for dad, this time he was able to hang with us.   And of course you can’t forget the dog, what a great pup, center of one of my favorite family pictures.