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Natale Photography | Janesville Wisconsin Wedding & Portrait Photography

Change is a comin’ for Natale Photography

I released a very small sneak peek of the new marketing rolling out in the next few months.

New branding.  New website.  New blog.

Fresh design & Fresh ideas.

What do you think?  Like it?  Love it?  Gotta have it?  {ha, that’s from Coldstone Creamery}

I’m so excited, it’s been a long over due.

So with that I decided to be a little sneaky, just put it up on the BLOG & held a little impromptu contest to see who pays attention to the details…

It was fun, to read the responses I received both on FB & via e-mail. {thank-you for those that participated}

We had over 25 entries & three people that included all the same amount of detail in their answers {& some details that actually weren’t even new} & the person that was randomly selected as a winner was :

Kiara Krohn = CONGRATS

Contact the studio for information on how to use your $75 studio credit!

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Would love to hear your thoughts on the new logo?

and make sure to follow us here :

LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE TOO @ Natale Photography Facebook

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @ Natale Photography Twitter

Fall {Mini} Sessions | Friday Sept 30th {Janesville Wis Family Portrait Photographer}

Fall {Mini} Sessions

Friday September 30th {9:30-4:00}

Session time

9:30-10:30 – BOOKED
10:45-11:45 – BOOKED
12:00-1:00 – OPEN
1:30-2:30 – OPEN
2:45-3:45 – BOOKED

The session will be customized to each family after your spot has been reserved

PLEASE NOTE : These spots will book up fast & last year I was able to open a second date, my schedule will most likely not allow a second date so when these spots are gone that will be it for 2011 Fall {Mini} Sessions.

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INVESTMENT :
$300
{1/2 of the session fee is due when you RESERVE your spot & the remainder is due the day of the session}

WHAT IS INCLUDED :
Session Fee, Private Online Gallery, DVD of 20-25 images from our session {w/ print release form}, 25% off any print orders

DETAILS :
For the 5th year in a row we’ll be offering our Fall {Mini} Sessions

Once you have made your reservation the location spot will be released

Please plan on arriving 15 minutes prior to your session time to stretch, have a snack, use the restroom etc, so that you can get the most out of our time/session together.

Please contact the studio ASAP to book your spot

{no other discounts/coupons may be applied with the already discounted mini-sessions}

608.289.9264
stephanie@natalephotography.com

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FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @ Natale Photography Twitter

What {to} wear for your Family Portrait Session {Janesville Wi Family Portrait Photographer}

HELP!

“We have a family portrait session coming up & we have NO idea what to wear?”

Been there? Done that?

Yep I figured.  So here we go.  I decided to go ahead & put a few things together for your upcoming sessions, whether they are with me or another fabulous photographer in the area.  I really hope you are able to take some information out of this post & turn it around to work for your family!

{warning :: I am not a fashionista, not in the least bit.  with that said, proceed with caution}

{helpful websites along the way}

Colour Lovers

this is a fabulous website for many things.  but you can build, search, & save your own color palettes.  print them out & take them with while you shop

Awkward Family Photos

If you have NOT seen this website you’ve been living under a rock probably.  {ok maybe a cave}

But this serves as an example of what NOT to do, enough said.

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This first slide I wanted to go with a more class palette of grey & black.  A lot of my families are going this route for the fall & I love it.

Just because you use classic colors in the images does not mean that they’ll be “classic” & “boring” themselves.  Don’t be afraid to go with your gut instinct.

I love the variety of texture & color here.

Oh & obvi the “peace” shirt is my fav.  I just wish there was the word “out” down below {peace-out}

FYI all pieces in the below slide can be found from the GAP

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With this palette I wanted to use colors that complimented well & that worked with all members of the family.

You can easily swap the maroon out for a navy sweater & pop in a little hot pink action for another fabulous color palette.

{Below is a mixture from GAP, Old Navy & Janie & Jack}

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{But wait, I can NOT afford $89 for a dress I’ll only wear once?}

Word.  I hear ya, for sure.  Please keep in mind these are only to SERVE as a vision, an inspiration & a starting point.  Heck you could get the same look from hittin’ up some fancy garage sales, the goodwill or your friends closet?  Be creative.

{YO, I am NOT a size 6, or even 10 for that matter!}

UMM, again, word.  From personal experience I am not a small & tiny person.

For this I would direct you to looking online where there are more plus sizes available

Lane Bryant

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The following are websites that I suggest looking through.  Some perhaps will be within your budget & some will not.

Also I must give a gigantic shout out to Etsy.

WOW = addicting.

Fabulous hats, accessories, scarves etc.  When in doubt, check etsy!

{p.s. don’t blame it on me when your etsy bill is $100+ a month…}

One of my absolute favorite places for FUN, BRIGHT colored clothes especially for girls is Hanna Andersson

{hint :  search craigslist}

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Some of my favorite GIRL findings

{GAP, Old Navy, Gymboree}

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Some of my favorite BOY findings

{Gymboree & GAP}

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DON’T BE AFRAID

*to be bold, have fun with color

*use props {whatever those may be}

*use accessories

*add on layers

*be open to new, funky, random locations

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Another fun idea is doing your family session {or part of it} in super amazing Holiday PJs like these here from Hanna Andersson

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{final thoughts}

matching polos are NOT a good idea, even though someone told you they were

trust the professional photographer that you hired to capture these images & enjoy your family

be open to options, ideas & craziness

choose a color palette & pick clothing that coordinates NOT matches exactly

stay away from Dora the Explorer & Spongebob t-shirts

keep your eyes on & off the camera : remember some of the best images can be captured when your not looking

and again :: HAVE FUN!

{heads Up}

please feel free to share, pass on & even comment below.  heck you can even e-mail me with questions on where I found a certain sweater or dress

I sincerely hope that this was helpful & somewhat amusing, if not well too bad.

thanks, peace out & happy holidays

s. {natale}

Fall Portrait Session Days | Sept 25 & Oct 16th {Janesville Wis Family Portrait Photographer}

For the 4th year in a row we’ll be offering our Fall Portrait Session Days on-location.

This year we’ve decided on two dates :

Saturday September 25th – Evansville, WI

&

Saturday October 16th - Beckman Mill, Beloit, WI

With 5 available spots each day.  We offer the session fee at a discounted rate from our regular on-location session fee.

Session Fee
$75
{1/2 of the session fee is due when you RESERVE your spot & the remainder is due the day of the session}

Please plan on arriving 15 minutes prior to your session time to stretch, have a snack, use the restroom etc, so that you can get the most out of our time/session together.

Please contact the studio ASAP to book your spot

608.289.9264

stephanie@natalephotography.com

These events have also been posted on our Facebook for more details & information check those out

Evansville Wi Fall Portrait Day – Facebook – September 25th 2010

Beckman Mill Fall Portrait Day – Facebook - October 16h 2010

Looking forward to seeing old clients & meeting a lot of new ones as well!

Happy Labor Day weekend everyone!

s. {natale}

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