Happy 10th Anniversary | New Pricing

This month officially marks 10 years as a professional photographer.  TEN years since I opened Focus Photography LLC.  That is incredible to me!  SO much has happened and changed in my life in those 10 years.. both personal (having 4 kids, moving, etc) and in the business (I started with FILM!!!).

 

I am constantly thinking about how to keep my business current and relevant and exciting.  I will be sharing how some of these things have evolved over the last 10 years over the next few days… but for now, I want to share one I think you guys will love the MOST.

 

NEW SIMPLIFIED PRICING

$750 (plus tax)

Full session for one household

All final files (75-125 images) via a Pixieset gallery with instant download

and even MORE exciting

FOR THE FIRST TEN (10) SESSIONS BOOKED

You can get your session for $500 (plus tax).

I expect that these 10 sessions will book FAST, so contact me as soon as you can to book your session.

You can call (540) 903-2060

Email:  stief129@gmail.com

OR.. the BEST way…

Click on CONTACT in the menu bar!

I will leave you with a few shots from my session last weekend.  Newborn Landry!

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Motzi | Virginia Puppy Photographer

So OF COURSE I planned to do “newborn” pictures of our new addition…we picked her up when she was 8 weeks old and it only took me a week and a half to take them.  By then, she’d surely grown.  And now she’s about 6 lbs bigger than this!   If you follow me on facebook you probably are VERY (maybe TOO?) familiar with Motzi (pronounced Moatzee!)… but I thought everyone would get a few smiles out of these.m9-1a_WEB

Ideally, I wanted this little gal sleeping for her session, or part of it.. all curled up in a basket… but like ALL newborns… she had other plans.  Looking back at these I can CLEARLY see the personality that we have all grown to love.  Motzi is a sweet, snuggly girl.  She truly believes she is a lap dog… which will be interesting as she gets older.  And bigger.  And we don’t let our dogs on the couch! :)  m9-2a_WEBm9-3_WEB

Motzi is a mix of English Setter (her mom was brown!)… and English Pointer.  Her coloring and hair looks like the Pointer side, but from what I’ve looked up, her droopy eyes and super long body is more on the Setter side.  It will be fun to see what she looks like as an adult!m9-4_WEBm9-6_WEBm9-8_WEB

She can definitely take a nice leap when she wants to.  m9-10_WEBm9-11_WEBm9-12_WEB.. and she focuses on little things moving a LOT.  Sometimes to the point of tuning everyone out!m9-14_WEBm9-15_WEBm9-16_WEBm9-17_WEBm9-18_WEB

She has pointed since the day we brought her home!m9-20_WEBm9-19_WEB

My attempt at getting her to sleep in the basket!m9-22_WEBm9-23_WEBm9-25_WEBm9-26_WEB

I just love that silly face!!!!m9-29_WEBm9-30_WEBm9-31_WEBm9-33_WEBI feel like it’s pretty incredible how much you can love and KNOW an animal that never utters a word!    Like a baby!m9-34_WEBm9-35_WEBm9-36_WEBm9-37_WEB

She looks like a chihuahua in these!m9-39_WEBm9-41_WEB

I am SO sad she jumped when she was a lit-tle too close to the camera.   This picture would have rocked.  It cracks me up, thoughm9-42_WEB

Have a GREAT day!

 

Know anyone who has a puppy/dog they’d like pictures of?   Contact me for special puppy pricing!

See Kepler’s puppy session here.

 

Focus Photography LLC serves Virginia in the Fredericksburg, Warrenton, Manassas, Culpeper and surrounding areas. We are available for travel as well. Focus Photography LLC specializes in newborn, baby, child and family photography.
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Pixieset | Digital Delivery

For the past year or so I have been leaning towards heading in a new direction as far as how to best serve my clients in this changing photography scene.  How to offer the best value I can for you, the most efficient workflow for me AND for you, and a way to showcase your photos in a gorgeous way.

 

One MAJOR piece of this puzzle has been the discovery of PixiesetPixieset is a digital delivery website that allows me to not only use it as a beautiful gallery but it allows clients to EASILY and simply share their photos on social media, via email and more.  It can also be used to place print orders.   But the BEST part of Pixieset is the ease of storage, backup and delivery of digital files directly to clients.

 

With an organized dashboard for ME (I upload full size files so this is also a GREAT way for me to back up all client files as well).

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And a gorgeous display for the client.  Ignore my crazy amount of open tabs.. hahahah!   …   (See the menu bar along the top?   Every session that this family has had done with me is stored all together!!!)  You can also see the heart for favorites, the download button, and social buttons.2014-05-20_0002

Once an image is clicked on it becomes full screen and various options show up at the top.  (These can include the store, and individual photo downloads as well)2014-05-20_0003

 

Once download is enabled, photos can be instantly downloaded individually, as a set, or as a collection.

 

Since most of my clients now prefer access to their digital files, Focus Photography LLC is headed towards a simple, all-inclusive pricing structure.   For one fee, you will get your session, digital download with print release of all final images from your session (about 75-100 images), and an 8×8 handmade album to showcase your favorites.  Professional Prints will still remain available at 50% off current pricing.

 

Best off ALL, as SOON as your files are ready (within 2 weeks of your session… sometimes within DAYS though), you will be able to download and share.  NO waiting for CD’s, thumb drives.. and me getting to the post office:)

 

I am excited to share more information of these changes as I get the details ironed out… if this sounds interesting to you … please click on over to the contact form and send me a message.  I’ll be sure to give you a call within 24 hours:)

 

MEMORIAL DAY OFFER FOR EXISTING CLIENTS

For existing clients who have completed their original orders from 2006 – 2013..  If you would like to purchase your files and get instant download via your own Pixieset gallery, I am offering this for $300!!!!!  If you have had more than 1 session with me, you can get the ALL for $500 total.   This offer applies for the week of May 20- May 27!

 

MEMORIAL DAY OFFER FOR NEW and EXISTING CLIENTS

If you’d like to update your family photos, have a new baby on it’s way, or need a gift for a friend, You can book your session for $100 and TEN percent off your purchase (whether you choose the NEW upcoming pricing.. or our standard current pricing).  Sessions can take place anytime in 2014!:)

 

Thank you SO much for your support over the years… I am SO excited as I begin to open this new chapter!!!

Focus Photography LLC serves Virginia in the Fredericksburg, Warrenton, Manassas, Culpeper and surrounding areas. We are available for travel as well. Focus Photography LLC specializes in newborn, baby, child and family photography.
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looking back | 10 years

As summer approaches, so does the 10 year anniversary of Focus Photography LLC.

In anticipation I hope to periodically post photos from way back when.  I was HOPING to post some from my photography in college but my scanner is broken.  So in the meantime, I located the disc that holds the film scans from when my daughter was 3 months old.

I’d already formed my LLC and was ready to roll with the business.  I took these on our back porch, with b&w film in my camera. 2014-05-19_0001The image below was used on my FIRST business post cards that advertised FREE sessions with NO purchase requirement.  No risk for the clients.   Meanwhile, I was still buying film.   Probably not my best move!:)2014-05-19_00022014-05-19_0003As I head into Focus Photography LLC’s anniversary, I am SO excited to shoot one of my VERY first clients for the 4th time next weekend.  I am on a search for the disc from Abraham’s first session.   He now has 2 brothers.

 

What an amazing trip this has been so far.

 

Thank you for allowing me into your cell phones, onto your computer screens… and especially to my clients who have photos I’ve taken on their walls, desktops and in albums… and into your lives!:)

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Finley | one year old

2014-03-22_0001I am determined to ONE DAY have all past (and future) sessions featured on my blog at some point or another.    This is Finley… when he turned 1.  Now’s he’s almost 3 and a big brother!!!!  That session will be blogged later this week!  It is a HUGE perk of my job to be able to watch babies grow into kids, teenagers.. and a DREAM of mine to one day capture a child I photographed walking down the aisle:)2014-03-22_00032014-03-22_00042014-03-22_00052014-03-22_00062014-03-22_00072014-03-22_00082014-03-22_0009I also captured Finley as a newborn!  Check out how much he’s grown! 2014-03-22_00102014-03-22_00112014-03-22_0012I am 100% in love with the way Kim smiles at her babies… crinkle nose, SO happy!  I love it so so much!2014-03-22_00132014-03-22_00142014-03-22_00152014-03-22_00162014-03-22_0017Finley is a playful little man!  And just in love with his daddy SO much!2014-03-22_00182014-03-22_00192014-03-22_00202014-03-22_00212014-03-22_0022If you’ve ever read my blog, you’ll know I LOVE Thumb suckers.  Can’t resist.2014-03-22_00232014-03-22_0024I love his happy, bright eyes!2014-03-22_00252014-03-22_00262014-03-22_00272014-03-22_00282014-03-22_00292014-03-22_00302014-03-22_00312014-03-22_00322014-03-22_00332014-03-22_0034I think the photo above may be my favorite from the whole session! ^^2014-03-22_00352014-03-22_00362014-03-22_00372014-03-22_0038The way Kim looks at Brian…:)2014-03-22_00392014-03-22_00402014-03-22_00412014-03-22_00422014-03-22_0043

 

If YOU are interested in booking a session, I’d love to hear from you!

(password:  fpllc)

Focus Photography LLC serves Virginia in the Fredericksburg, Warrenton, Manassas, Culpeper and surrounding areas. We are available for travel as well. Focus Photography LLC specializes in newborn, baby, child and family photography.
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