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December has come and gone, but we have one more deal to share with you for 2013! This deal is available for ONE WEEK ONLY. After one week, the deal, and the opportunity, expires! If you’re a newsletter subscriber, you’re already in the know about the entire series. To hear about future promotions, sign up for our newsletter here.
This week’s deal (expires 5pm EST, January 15th, 2013): Book a Maternity session for January-March of 2013, and receive 20% off your session fee!
A maternity session is the perfect way to create stunning, heirloom portraits for your family to remember your pregnancy. We love to get older siblings involved in sessions, and husbands, too! To see more maternity photos (from almost a year ago, when Heidi was pregnant with Grace!) click here!
How do I take advantage of this deal??
Call the studio (401-864-1919) this week to schedule and submit your session fee for a maternity session. Please note we are here to answer your calls Monday through Friday 9-5pm. Calls during non business hours will be returned in the order received. Session fee must be submitted before 5pm EST, December 21st, 2012.
~ The Heidi Hope Team
I had so much fun planning this first birthday session with mom! Both baby A and her big brother B have December birthdays so she wanted to create something fun and Holiday inspired for our cakesmash that she could take out and display as part of her Christmas decorations each year. She also loves candids and natural smiles (me too!) so we filled our session with plenty of playing and laughs. Big brother B is at that age when kids see a camera and automatically make a “cheese face”. I know it all too well with my four year old, and just about every little one I photograph at this age. The trick is to make them forget they are having their picture taken! Usually I make a complete fool out of myself in the process. After taking lots of fun family portraits, we focused on the birthday girl, baby A. She was so full of personality and very quick crawling around the studio! I love all of the expressions we caught and all of the fun memories of our session. Enjoy your sneak peek!
I first met this family back when big brother L was 3 months old. We had such an amazing session and mom and dad were so much fun to work with. Last week I was able to catch up with them and welcome baby H into the family with his 3 month session. He looked so much like his big brother, I felt like I was shooting the same session again! This time, we captured some adorable sibling shots as well. L is such a great big brother, he made my job easy! Enjoy your sneak peek!
It has been a long time since I have had the time and opportunity to travel on location to a client’s home for some lifestyle portraits. When sweet baby T was born early and had a long stay in the hospital, we rescheduled the B family session out to the Holidays. I think traveling to the B family’s home (and being so warmly welcomed by them <3 ) really helped me to capture them as a family and all of the love they have for their baby girl. I am totally in love with this session! Watching mom and dad cuddle her and make her smile melted me. It reminded me of why I love what I do so much. I left thinking “I wish I could do this for every family!” In 2013 I will be traveling much more and hopefully doing more sessions like this one. Thanks B family for being so much fun to spend the afternoon with. T is so gorgeous, I already can’t wait for our next session! Enjoy your sneak peek! ~ Heidi
If it wasn’t the busiest month of the year, I wouldn’t be able to tear myself away from this folder! I’m totally in love with this little guy. I’m always telling my friends that of all of the sessions they could do with their new babies, 6 months is by far the best! It is a perfect age for family photos and as you can see below, nothing can make you gush more than a 6-month-old smile. Baby C was so sweet during our session. I could eat him up in that little hood and the adorable blue vest was dad’s when he was a baby. I don’t know how I’ll ever pick favorites for this gallery. Enjoy your sneak peek!
The adorable G family has been traveling a long way to the studio ever since biggest sister C, now 3 1/2, turned 1 year old. Since then, I had the joy of helping them welcome little sister S, now 2 1/2, as a newborn and then celebrate her first birthday. I was thrilled to hear that they were expecting a baby BOY this year to complete their adorable family! Little brother L was adorable, a great sleeper and adored by his two sweet big sisters. They were so full of excitement around him that I’m surprised we nailed a shot with them standing still for a moment! The carriage image was especially important to mom because we used the very same carriage when S was a newborn. Thanks for coming to visit us again G family! Enjoy your sneak peek!
I was waiting to lose the rest of the baby weight. I was waiting for Shaun to be able to take an afternoon off. I was waiting for the perfect time of day when the kids wouldn’t be cranky. I was waiting to score the perfect outfits or to dream up the perfect concept. I was waiting to have enough time in my schedule to do it all…
Then I looked at Grace, her two bottom teeth sprouting out of her gums, and realized it is all passing me by too quickly. First days of school and leaving for prom flashed in my hormonal mind! I don’t want my girls to grow up!
Of course I have no control over that, but what I can do is put everything else aside and make my family portraits a priority! So I did.
We began our journey of incorporating video portraits into our studio offerings last year with our newborn sessions (see a sample here!). We loved the finished product: “A Birth Story” (check it out here!) so much that we decided to offer video portraits to all of our Heidi Hope Clients. Now, you can add on a video component to any Heidi Hope Session. Information about our video portraits is sent with your welcome package when you book your session, but give us a call to learn more about it!
Mariah and Joe were happy to use my fam as a sample so you can all get an idea of how our Video Portraits work. You can see the gorgeous photography from our session by visiting Mariah’s blog post here!
Was I afraid to jump in front of a camera… no liquifying or airbrushing…. for the whole world to see? HECK YEAH! But, I can’t possibly express how much the resulting movie and portraits mean to me. I don’t even see what I was worried about. I see my beautiful, happy, blessed family, being exactly who we are in this perfect little moment of our lives. The messy hair, chapped lips, extra tummy… they all take on a significance I didn’t even know I appreciated until now. I am so thankful we did this. And I am so thankful to Mariah and Joe who captured it all so beautifully for us.
So, without further ado, here is a sneak peek of our family video portraits!
I still cry every time I watch this… I can only imagine what prom night will be like! ~ Heidi
6-Month old Little J came to visit us in the studio, and he was so much fun to work with! He was the star of the show with three of his own sets, but we managed to get the whole family and his siblings, D and E, into a couple shots, too. J’s sister D is signed to a modeling agency in Boston, so she was a pro, and big brother E loved the camera, too. No doubt J will be signed to an agency soon!
There are plenty more fun shots of J that I’m saving for mom’s gallery. Can’t wait for you to see everything, O family!
Do these kids belong in a magazine or what?! 3 month old H was so easy-going and had a smile that lit up the room. I giggle just looking at how happy he is! Big sister P was a great little helper and loved trying out all of the toys in the studio. She was busy, but she sat just long enough to get a perfect shot with BOTH kids looking at the camera. Major score! Enjoy your sneak peek!
I adore when these two little ones come to visit us for photos! Big brother M is a complete sweetheart. Take the day of our session for example. He asked mom to stop and pick up donuts and delivered them down to us in our office. He’s just as kind to his little sister, as you can see below. Gorgeous little sis M always steals the show with her smile. Last year she was so busy during our session that I was always chasing after her. This year she LOVED the camera. Total ham! We had fun running around the studio and catching up with mom and dad… and we got some pretty perfect photos while we were at it! Enjoy your sneak peek. These are going to be some fabulous Christmas cards! ~ Heidi