This is gonna be a big year. I feel it. I know it. I have been working so hard behind the scenes in this Chicago “Winter of Our Discontent” to build it, nurture it and smooth out any bumps and tend to any bruises along the way.
I want you to join me for it all.
It will be an adventure to tickle your visual senses, your funny bone in posts and blogs and your emotional side as you see yourself in the raw and beautiful world of parenting, and well, life. I encourage you to join me as we push ourselves creatively too! Let’s try new things and learn new skills, which will inevitably lead to falling on our faces… a lot, but we’ll be there to pick one another up and try again.
Are you still with me? You may think I’ve gone mad or have no idea what I’m talking about anymore…
Well, there are a few new things I would love to chat about for 2019:
First of all, you may notice some fresh new faces all over the Lyla Lane Photography website. We must celebrate some of the most incredible moments from the past couple of years. I can only bow down in gratitude to all of you who have trusted me to deliver your family’s most precious memories. I know I say it often, but I am honored, and damn lucky to be able to do what I love so that you can enjoy who you love every time you glance at your images. Thank you.
That being said, you will also notice new packages and pricing for 2019. I’ve worked incredibly hard to build a robust and sustainable business so that I can continue to grow with you and your families for the years ahead. I want to tell your family’s story year after year, from first loves to first babies to graduations and beyond. Your story is the reason I do this. It’s the history of your life and a snapshot of who you are at that particular moment. And it changes, constantly.
So, as a thank you to all my returning families, I do want to offer 20% your package selection for a limited time. Let’s continue this journey together.
In other news, let’s talk real quick about prints and wall displays. I am SO GUILTY of this… I have my own beautiful family session from this summer sitting on my computer’s hard drive! UGH! That is THE WORST! Who is going to see my beautiful family on my hard drive? NO. ONE.
I’m ordering a gorgeous gallery wall display for our front room because I want to enjoy looking at my family - and want to show them off to anyone who walks in our door too! ha!
So this year, I want to extend the same opportunity to you all. When I deliver your sessions, you will have the option to purchase pro-color-lab prints or wall displays - gallery canvases, print-on-metal, custom frames, etc. We can talk about your vision and a budget that works for you. You spent so much time and, frankly, money to look your best at your session day and I spent hours pouring over edits and perfecting your images too. Let’s give them a real life in your home using professional, color-calibrated printers to guarantee the vibrant tones and exposure integrity that your images deserve.
Check out the blog often, I am a little behind now, but will catch up featuring my Lyla Lane families often so we can learn a little more about our friends and check out the action behind the scenes of sessions too!
Finally, many of you have expressed interest in learning about how to take better photos of the ones you love using the camera you have. Others may be in the market for a DSLR camera this year and want to learn how to use it and what all those do-dad buttons mean. This year I am offering a couple different avenues for photography education. I have partnered with ShootAlong to help parents learn how to take amazing photos of their own families. This course changed my life, and it can change yours too. Registration for the spring session opens April 24th and your first e-lesson will be delivered May 1st.
Ok, I have been blabbing WAY TOO LONG here. As I said, it’s gonna be a big year! Buckle up!