Happy New Year!

January 01, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

I hope all of you are off to a roaring start on your resolutions and goals for 2014. If the rest of my year goes as today has gone, I should get a lot accomplished!

Many things will remain the same, but you’ll also see lots of changes this year at NDP. One thing that remains the same as it has been from the inception of Nicole Dalton Photography is that my pricing is available on my website for everyone to see. No one is requested to contact me for pricing, though I welcome you to email, call, or message me on Facebook with any questions. I believe in everyone getting a fair price, and I won’t do for one client what I wouldn’t do for another, so there is no point in not keeping everything visible to everyone as far as my pricing is concerned.

The website has been revamped to reflect the new offerings that are in effect as of today. If you scheduled with me and confirmed your appointment by yesterday, you’ll have the option to pay 2013 prices or 2014 prices. I actually dropped my prices on a couple of things this year. The offerings that reflect an increased price have more to offer than before, so I think you’ll be pleased with what you see.

The first change you may notice is that sessions have been split into the following categories:

 

-General (Family | Child | Pet | Maternity | Engagement | Bridal)
-Senior
-Newborn
-Digital
-Mini
-Baby’s First Year
-Event

All sessions are available on 3 levels, and all come with print or print package credits. This credit is non-negotiable and non-transferrable. The top 2 levels of each offering also include discounts on purchases over and above your print credit. Senior and Newborn sessions purchased at the top level come with a free custom wallet box and a free custom accordion mini album, respectively. Mini session images will now come on custom-designed discs. Many sessions offer a free, custom Facebook timeline cover. I am continuing to offer 4 package levels, but the package contents have been changed to reflect frequent customer requests, and all now have the option of adding digital images. The top level package even comes with a free digital downloadable image.

A new offering this year is the digital session, in which you will receive all of the images in your online viewing gallery as a digital download. Clients purchasing the digital session will also receive a 10% discount on any prints or products ordered through me from those sessions. This discount applies to mini session participants as well. All digital sessions, mini sessions, and any purchased digital images will come to you with a lower-resolution, watermarked duplicate for sharing on the internet. I respectfully request that you not share your high-resolution, unmarked images online. Please tag or link my business page when you share any of my work on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram. Refraining from sharing your unmarked images online keeps you and me both safer.

I eliminated one of my Baby’s First Year offerings, and streamlined what I kept. It’s more flexible than before, and gives you some freedom to schedule around baby’s milestones, which every parent hopes to have photographed. A new option with this session is adding a maternity mini session if you didn’t have or didn’t want a full maternity session.  The Baby’s First Year session makes a great shower gift! Contact me if you are interested in purchasing a gift certificate for this, or any other, session. I also will be offering Birth Photography on a VERY limited basis, and will likely phase it out this year. But I will offer something new instead -- Baby's First Days. I will take appointments within the first 48 hours of baby's arrival, to come to the hospital or your home and spend up to 2 hours photographing encounters with parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts & uncles, cousins, and special friends with the new little one. These sessions are very casual, and more of a lifestyle session. Contact me for pricing.

I hope to begin making a blog post of each session this year. That means, I will share 1-2 sneak peeks on Facebook of each session, and the rest of the sneak peeks will be on my website. You will still be able to share your sneak peeks with family and friends online by sharing a link to the blog post containing your images.

I think that pretty much sums up the big changes for 2014. I invite you all to take a look around the website and check out my updates for yourselves. I would be happy to answer questions for you, and would love to schedule you for a session. I am currently booking all available dates for 2014, so don’t ever feel like it’s too early to reserve your time for a session later in the year. As always, I can travel up to 25 miles to photograph in a location of your choice. I can travel up to 50 miles one-way for an additional $35. I can do indoor sessions in my in-home studio, as well.

I want to make sure all of you are also aware that I am scheduling my Valentine’s Day mini sessions now. I have January 11, 2014, as the reserved date for these sessions. Clients who take part in the mini sessions on that date will receive a sheet of free wallet-sized custom Valentine cards. I can do Valentine’s Day mini sessions on any available day throughout the month of January, but only the clients who are photographed on the reserved date will get the more elaborate set and the free sheet of wallets.

I am still planning to offer a sale item monthly. This month’s sale item will be the Print Wrap. The Print Wrap is your image, printed on photo paper, laminated, and wrapped around the edges. It is then mounted to a block and arrives ready to hang – no framing! The Print Wraps are absolutely gorgeous, and a perfect accent to any home. I am offering these for $10 off any size throughout this month. To qualify for the sale price, you must purchase the print wrap by January 31, 2014. The sizes and sale prices will be as follows for this month:
*8x12 print wrap - $70
*11x14 print wrap - $90
*10x20 panoramic print wrap - $100
*16x24 print wrap - $140

And now for what many of you have been waiting for…the 5x7 Zin frame + 5x7 print winner. I would like to offer my congratulations to:
TERESA SPARKS
Teresa, please message me to choose your image and get the details on the frame.
I appreciate all of the ratings and the recommendations that each of you left. I encourage you to continue offering your feedback, so I can continue to offer these fun little rewards. I appreciate the support you all extended to me in 2013. I am looking forward to even bigger and better things in 2014, and I hope you’ll continue to look to me for all of your photographic needs!

 

Blessings,
Nicole


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