Building and maintaning any business is hard work. Make it a business in the arts and its even harder. Add on being in an oversaturated area and well, I think you know where this is going. Also, I can be a bit lazy and undisciplined….
I always say I’m going to use my down season aka winter to work on all the behind-the-scenes things I want to do throughout the rest of the year and don’t have time for….but I’m also a huge procrastinator. But to be honest, I’ve been a bit bored with having no new sessions to shoot and edit (hurry up warm weather and get here already!!!) So I’ve slowly been been executing ideas I’ve had rolling around in my way-too-crowded head.
I had wanted to offer a few styled mini sessions that I had created for my own girls but the thought of creating all the marketing materials and then posting them and then emailing back and forth with clients about the information…if only I could figure out a way to put them all in one place, with the information and the pictures and the ability for clients to book right then and there….But how??? I had seen fellow photographers from all over linking to “stores” and I decided to really look further into it.
And then I made it happen! Yes, all my laziness and procrastination be damned, I sat down and just did it. And man, that felt good!
I present the online shop for booking sessions: http://shop.peanutpip.com/
As of right now, I only have specialized sessions listed, but I hope to add more as time goes on.
What’s offered right now are Beach Sunrise/Sunset sessions
Cherry Blossoms Sessions, and these are for an extremely limited time! Those gorgeous blossoms only last for a short period of time, so if you want this session, do not hesitate to book!
Communion Sessions, which are happening this month and next month. I love communion sessions! These can either be full or mini sessions. And if you happen to pair them during the limited blooming period of the cherry blossoms, its even more gorgeous!
My Flower Mini Sessions are super special! 3 years ago, I had an idea for a session for my girls and went out and bought flowers and created an image that is one my favorites ever. It hangs in my living room as a huge canvas and is literally the first thing people see when you come in my front door. Then I decided to do a different set up last year, because I thought it could be a fun tradition to do throughout the years. I had a couple of clients decide to book them as well and I had so much fun creating a new set-up each time. This year, I decided to open it up to everyone!
Fall is my busiest time of the year and often clients book their fall sessions months to a year in advance! I have clients who book full and mini sessions. It really one of the most beautiful times of the year and great time to update your kids or family pictures.
Last year, I found these really cool wood trees and bought them, not having any idea what I was going to do with them! I needed pictures for my own holiday card and lo and behold, an adorable set-up was created! I realized clients might like this too, as I so often get inquiries for holiday set-ups, in lieu of a fall session. So this year I’m offering my Wood Tree Holiday Mini Sessions to everyone!
Is there a particular type of session you’d like to see us offer? Comment and let us know!