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Summer Mini Session Announcement

Fairfax Mini Session

We have been looking at our calendar, trying to decide when to fit in spring mini sessions. Thanks to our wonderful clients, We don’t have many (or any!) open weekends. We are moving mini sessions to June 3 and 4 this year and calling them, “Hello Summer” minis. This is the perfect chance to “test the waters” of professional photography for your family. While not a full session, you will have a private proof viewing appointment with a custom slideshow of images.

As usual, some times will be indoors at the eKate Photography studio and some times will be outdoors. $50 retainer will hold your session, and as we get closer and the weather forecast comes out, we will decide which time slots are indoor and which are outdoor. You’ll then have the option to choose your day and time slot. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. If you are ready to reserve your session (you smart person, you), contact us using the form below!

Appointments are very limited and are reserved only after a contract is signed and retainer is received.

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Who I Am Project – Model Call

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

THE WHO I AM PROJECT
Do you remember that awkward stage before you’d come into your own? Not quite child but not a teenager? Could you have used a confidence boost and a celebration of who you are with no pressure to be anything else?

Babies are so cute, new, and chubby, and everyone wants photos of them. Toddlers have those big, bright eyes do hilarious things all the time as they are learning how to basically be a human. Elementary age kids get lots of attention at first, but those tween ages are often forgotten. At ages 10-12, kids aren’t children anymore but aren’t quite teens. There is so much pressure put on kids as they get older that they may change completely, right before your eyes.

I’m making it my personal mission to capture those lost preteen years. The goal is to help tweens look and feel awesome and have unshakable confidence in themselves when they hit middle school.

In comes the “Who I Am” project!

We are starting the “Who I Am” photography project to fill in the forgotten photo years while enriching the lives of pre-teens. The main goal is to make pre-teens look and feel beautiful and in the years when everything feels wrong or awkward, we want them to be confident in who they are.

Who we’re looking for:

We are looking for female OR male models for our photography project, ages 10-12. We will ask the model and their parents a few questions, then combine the text and photographs to create a meaningful piece of art.

Why “Who I am”?

We want to capture the the personality of these tweens and record the last stage of their childhood before they become young adults. We want them to each realize their own true beauty and identity so that they are confident in themselves before they start middle school. Imagine the impact a single beautiful image can do for your tween’s self-image!

How to participate or nominate a friend:

Please e-mail us by Friday, January 20thEXTENDED TO JANUARY 27TH! if you are interested in having your child participate in this project, or if you would like to nominate a friend or family member who you think would be perfect for this. Please nominate people you believe would enjoy the boutique experience we provide. The in-studio session itself is complimentary and includes $50 in product credit (a total $245 value). Our goal is to create a gorgeous group of photos you’ll love and that truly show your child’s spirit and soul! Many people like to use these photos as birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and “just because” gifts for their son/daughter. NO PURCHASE REQUIRED.

If you DO choose to purchase additional items, our portrait collections start at $1,085, or the minimum a la carte purchase is $300 (if you choose to spend more than the included print credit).

After you email us, we will send you specific details and you can decide if this project is perfect for your child.

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Drop in Saturday!

Do you just need a few images for a holiday card? Are you not sure you’re ready to jump into a full professional photography session? Do you want holiday themed prints, or better yet, magnets of your kids to pass out to family at Thanksgiving?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, I have your solution! Stop by my studio between 9:30am and 1:30pm or 5:45-6:45pm this Saturday to take advantage of my winter/holiday themed setup. NO SESSION FEE! Just drop in and we are ready to go! You’ll get a few shots, see the proofs right away, and be able to purchase prints, holiday cards, or image files right then and there (cards/prints will be available for pickup on another date).

Sample prices:

Single 5×7 image file – $20

Set of 25 double sided cards with envelopes – $55

Magnets – $8

No appointment is necessary, but please call or email if you have questions!

571-408-9223 – info@ekatephotography.com – 10370A Democracy Lane Fairfax ekl-fox-26

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2014 Mini Sessions with eKate photography

Just announced!  Mini sessions are available on August 24th for one day only!

Contact me ASAP to reserve your time slot and book your session.  This is a great opportunity for family pictures before going back to school.  If you have thought about booking a full portrait session, but aren’t sure about the experience or have other doubts, this is a great way to test the waters.  I don’t do mini sessions often, so take advantage of them while you can!

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Shoot me an email that includes which package you’d like, and I’ll get back to you with all of the information on booking!  A few prime slots will be filled by the end of today,

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I don’t blog very often, so in an attempt to catch up, here is a family session from this past fall.
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Her facial expressions are awesome.

Inside the mill and posing with mom and dad.

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While we did get some family photos of everyone together, she didn’t sit still for long! Here she jumped right up and came at me smiling and ready to inspect my camera 🙂
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Fall Mini Sessions!

I’m excited to announce Fall Mini Sessions! On November 9-10, I’ll be shooting these sessions in Chantilly and Falls Church. Limited sessions are available. Contact me for more information and to reserve your spot.

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I’m excited to announce that this month I am running a contest to win a free photo shoot!  Anyone can enter, and you can use the shoot for family portraits, engagement photos, headshots, or whatever you like (within the bounds of the law and good taste)!*  All entrants need to write a little paragraph about themselves and why they should win the free shoot.  Then, I will post all the entrants here on my blog.  Voting will be held for ten days, and whoever gets the most Facebook “likes” wins!  The winner will be announced on Christmas Eve.

Anyone who enters but doesn’t win the free shoot can still receive a “prize” in the form of a free 8×10 print if they book a session with me in 2012.

I will be accepting entries this week until the end of the day on December 9.  To enter and to receive more details about the contest, email me at info@ekatephotography.com.  Please include your name(s), best way to reach you, and your blurb to be posted on the blog.  Make sure to state why you want photos and why you should win!

 

*Winner will receive credit for a free 2 hour photo shoot to be used in 2012.  Date and time are subject to my availability.  Shoot location will be worked out between myself and the contest winner, but will be local.  No more than 10 people in the shoot if you are entering as a family or group.  If you have any questions about this, feel free to email me.

Visit this page to view the entries and vote!

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Autumn is a friend of a friend, and I couldn’t be happier that she contacted me about taking her engagement and wedding photos.  Her fiance, Fredrik, is from Sweden and his family is flying in for the wedding in February. We met at Cabell’s Mill, which is also where they are having the wedding.  It was GORGEOUS.  I couldn’t believe I had never been there before, but after seeing it, I am SO excited for their wedding.

Family means a lot to them, so instead of traditional engagement photos, they decided to include their family in the shoot.  Here are some of my favorites:

I love this one.

Cabell's Mill Family Shot

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Autumn is so happy!  She looks gorgeous 🙂

Winter Path

Cabell's Mill Winter Path

Beautiful bride to be!

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Autumn got her sisters matching rings – showing their bling.

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Such a cute moment!  (Autumn’s family is standing just out of the picture, “ooh-ing” and “ahh-ing”)

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And now they are “ooh-ing” and “ah-ing” even more 🙂  How cute are her parents???

Parents Bench

Family photo on the bridge.

Family on the Bridge

Men making manly poses…

The Guys

Fredrik is brushing Autumn’s hair out of her face – they couldn’t be any cuter!

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Thanks guys for a wonderful and fun morning!

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I hope everyone had a great holiday season!  I got to spend some of mine with these two lovely ladies (these were all shot with my new 50mm – thanks Mom!):

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Rachel was not too happy about taking a Nintendo break to get her picture taken.

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Look at those eyes!

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They have some black and white photos that are out of date, so I had to include some new black and whites.  Look at this cheeser!

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Lauren’s eyes pop even without color!

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Strike a pose!

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Having fun in the attic.

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Okay now look at your sister like, “What the heck are you doing?!?”

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Now look at your sister like, “What are YOU doing?!?”

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Either Lauren is squeezing too hard, or Rachel is growling at me.  I think she was growling…

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Retake minus the growl 🙂

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Ryan Family

The Ryan family won a portrait session with me through the Teardrops to Rainbows charity auction.  The next morning Shawna contacted me asking if I could possibly do a session with them the next weekend.  They get family photos taken at the same time every year, in places that are special to them.  What a great idea!  These are some of my favorites from that day.  Thanks for bidding on me 🙂

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