There never seemed to be a good time to start a blog for my business. This morning though, I have several announcements for my photography followers that seemed far too wordy for a facebook post. And yay! Now I guess I finally have a blog to share some more about my sessions in depth and some behind the scene stuff that happens.
The last two days, I have been working hard on a "For Your Home" section of my website. I take my camera everywhere. Absolutely everywhere. My kids and my husband will attest to this. I usually get yelled at around 5:00 am on vacation days when my husband gets up and I'm already awake, sitting on the balcony of a hotel room, somewhere in a warm climate, working on pictures that have been taken the day before. Or worse yet, working on client pictures that I already said were going to be a week behind schedule because of a vacation. I still try to get your images to you in a timely matter, no matter how close to my vacation you book. The truth is, most vacations are working vacations for me in some form or another. Even if I'm only taking pictures of flowers, or landscapes, or bugs! I'm always holding up our progress to some destination by stopping for a picture. My kids now not only know this, they participate. "Oooh, Mom! Look at this great flower! Look how the moon peeks through the tree branches!" The are not helping my addiction, they're only adding to it.
I am pleased to say though that occasionally I have submitted images to websites devoted to the place we've just come from, and in several instances, my images have been featured on their websites. I have also had my images picked up and featured in local newspapers around the country. I am so grateful and humbled by where my photography journey has taken me in such a short time. When I started out, I never dreamed I could accomplish what I have already and look to the future with ambition. I am so excited to travel more and bring my trusty camera with me and see more beauty that the world has to offer.
In the meantime, I have spent HOURS going through LOTS of folders in the picture section of my external hard drive and my computer hard drive. I have forgotten a lot of these pictures and then got to fall in love with them all over again! I have decided to offer a "For Your Home" section on my website. All these beautiful images, some featured in newspapers and on travel websites, are now available for you to own as beautiful additions to your home. Prices range from $35-$65 depending on size. You can add a lustre coating at checkout for a minimal fee that adds an extra layer of protection to your images to ward off fading from sunlight and fingerprints from those little that are always into anything from food to slime. Okay, I may be overboard saying your images will be protected from slime. But definitely fingerprints.
If you're looking for one stop shopping and just having everything ready to go on the wall when you get your image, I am also offering a wide array of picture frames to compliment any home décor. Everything from silver and shiny to a blond mahogany to probably anything you can think of in between. Frames range in price from $64 to $164 (again, depending on size needed) and are gorgeous add-on's to help your images pop off the wall.
For the first time, I am also offering metal prints. These are printed on 1/16" aluminum sheet. They are a beautiful modern piece of wall art that will make your print shine vividly with color on your wall. They will arrive at your door, complete with floating mount and ready to be hung right out of the box. All you need to do is find the perfect spot for them! These range in price from $75-$200. They will really make your images look like a stunning piece that came right off the wall of a gallery.
You can find many different image options on my website at www.nicholebphotography.com/foryourhome. You can also find it by going to the main page of my website and clicking on the "For Your Home" tab on the left of the page. I am featuring many different types of images from flowers to landscapes to animals! Where able, I have tried to include the location these images were taken as well. Some were taken in New York, some New Hampshire, some in DC, a LOT right here in my hometown. So go ahead, browse around and share the page with friends and family! Now some of my favorite images can be your images too! And for a very limited time ONLY, I am offering 10% off any print, metal print or frame in the "For Your Home" section of my website! Now is the time to buy as prices will be returning to their normal prices as of April 30th. Purchase now for a beautiful Mother's Day gift for one of the most amazing people in your life!
Some other minor announcements, I will be on vacation starting Monday 4/10 quite early in the morning. I may be slow to respond to emails, private messages and texts starting that day. I will resume normal hours on Friday, 4/14.
And amazing news? My husband, bless his soul, bought me a brand new lens for my camera that I've been drooling over for years. This makes lens number 4. It is currently out for delivery and should be at my door by the end of the day today. Moral of the story? It's going to be another working vacation for me. And who knows, maybe I'll have some more images that you can add to your home by the end of next week! Time will tell.
If you got to the end, leave me a comment! What do YOU think of the "For Your Home" section? What types of images move you? And most importantly, what kinds of things would you love to see featured in this blog? No opinions? Say hi anyway! I am looking forward to more entries and expanding these new sections of my website.