Happy Fall to our blog readers! We can't believe it's November - we have had one of our busiest years ever and are so thankful for all of our amazing wedding & portrait clients!
HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS
November 26 & 27 - We are having two Holiday Mini Session days in our London Ontario studio. We have a fabulous set designed by Selena from Hazlitt Vintage Rentals. Cost is $150+ HST and includes a 20 minute mini session and 25 custom greeting cards. A donation of canned goods for the food bank will get you high res files on dvd! Contact us at email@example.com for more info or to book your spot!
Aside from our holiday mini sessions, we are completely booked for the remainder of 2011. If you have pre-booked a newborn session, don't worry we are keeping dates open for when your little one arrives!
We are booking boudoir/maternity/newborn in studio for Jan/Feb/March. We will be starting to take spring portrait bookings January 15th, if you are interested in spring portraits please email us to secure your spot - spring blossoms make spring a VERY busy time of year for us!
PORTRAIT PAYMENT POLICY
Our new payment policy is that all portrait sessions require a non refundable retainer of $100. The balance is due THE DAY of your session. We will not start editing your images until full payment is received.
We are booking fast for 2012 - you can see our current availability here. We will be starting to take 2013 bookings as of January 15th, 2012.
Congrats to Lindsay who is expecting her second child Spring 2012! She is not available for weddings March 15th-May 18th 2012 and will be accepting FIVE FOUR THREE more bookings for the rest of 2012.
Our amazing office manager/second shooter Niki Patel has started shooting weddings as a main shooter through HRM (after working for us for 5 years it's about time!). Packages with Niki are $500 off until January 15th.
FACEBOOK MESSAGES and POSTS
If you are interested in keeping up to date with current promotions, sneak peeks from wedding & portrait sessions, etc. please make sure to "LIKE" our facebook page!
We receive many, many facebook messages each day that seem to either get lost in the shuffle or are not accessible to us. If you have sent any of us a message through facebook and did not receive a response please don't think that we were being rude or ignoring you it's that we simply didn't see it/get it!! The same goes for posting on our private profile walls or on the HRM facebook page - we do not get notifications from the HRM Facebook Page so these posts often get missed!
If you are interested in booking a shoot with us or have questions regarding a session that has taken place please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the fastest response or give us a call at 519.936.8977 (office) or 416.876.9641 (cell). We answer the phone Mon-Fri from 10-5 but are usually shooting during these times so email is always best!
Thanks for taking the time to read this note! And please remember, if you need to get a hold of any of us, the BEST way is to email email@example.com or call 416.876.9641
We have some very exciting announcements coming up about a big year end contest, our new photo booth system, three upcoming magazine features, awards, and wall displays going up in some of our favorite local businesses. More info about these things will be posted on our blog shortly!
Thank you all for your continued support and for making 2011 such a fantastic year for HRM Photography!
Heather, Lindsay & Niki
We had a beautiful spring night for this happy couple's engagement session! They are so photogenic and so in love - can't wait for the wedding!
Amanda & Lyle had booked Heather a few years ago when they were first planning their wedding, but life got in the way, another baby came along and plans got postponed... they finally decided to make things "official" with a last minute intimate wedding with only their immediate family, and although Heather was booked luckily I was available and so happy to take part in their beautiful day! They're so lucky to have beautiful wedding images with their two little boys! So sweet!
Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Simple, intimate, fun and elegant.
What are your favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: Seeing Lyle for the first time!
Groom: Seeing Amanda for the first time!
Best wedding related decision: Writing our own vows.
Favourite detail: String trio for the ceremony.
Advice for future brides & grooms: Keep it simple!
Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? No.
Best surprise of the day: n/a
Anything else you'd like to add: HRM is awesome! Niki did an amazing job!
VENDORS: Ceremony Location: St. Luke's in the Garden (CPRI Grounds) | Reception Location: Garlic's of London | Officiant (if not a church ceremony): Kettle Creek Weddings | Dress (designer and/or store): Nicholas & Elizabeth | Wedding Planner: Us | Hair/Makeup: Julie at Entrenous; self | Other: Encore Music
WEDDING SONGS: Processional Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol | Recessional Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): 178 - It's soft and elegant. (below right)