Announcing Limited Edition Valentine Photo Sessions

Announcing Limited Edition Valentine Themed Photo Sessions by Adrienne Zwart PhotographyI don’t know about you, but I always feel a little gloomy once the Christmas decorations are put away, and it makes me happy to have the Valentine’s Day holiday to look forward to.  Valentine’s Day was always one of my favorite holidays as a child.  I loved all of the hearts and doilies and the cute little cards. Oh! Do art teachers still have kids wrap little squares of tissue paper on their pencil erasers, dip them in glue and make fluffy heart decorations?  That was my favorite! And for some reason, sugar cookie cut-outs just taste better when they are heart-shaped!  Am I right?

When my kids came along, I got to enjoy the fun of Valentine’s Day all over again.  My kids are older now, and I think the days of decorating shoe boxes are sadly behind me.  But I’m not giving up the fun!  I’m just channeling my love for the heart-filled holiday into you, my clients.

Limited Edition Valentine Sessions are coming on January 22 and 23!

So what is a Limited Edition session?  Well, it is a 20-minute session in my home studio area that I have decorated in a specific theme.  In this case, I have outfitted two sets for Valentine’s Day.   Think “short and sweet”.  This is something I’ve been wanting to offer my clients who have younger children that just can’t sit for an hour-long basic session.  Their attention span has limits and this type of session fits that perfectly.

Limited edition sessions (sometimes referred to as mini-sessions) are also perfect when you just want a couple of photos to celebrate an occasion.  Just think how fun it would be for your child to pass out unique Valentines to their classmates!  I am always happy to customize something for you.Pink and Cream Valentine Photo Session in Uniontown, OH by Adrienne Zwart Photography

Sisters - Limited edition Valentine Photo Sessions by Adrienne Zwart Photography

What’s included?

Your $99 session includes an on-line gallery to view and choose your photos, 1 8×10, 2 5x7s and 8 wallets.  You will also receive 15% off any additional prints or custom greeting cards, and every child will receive a sweet treat to take home.  Little Sisters give big brother a kiss on the cheek - Valentine Photo session by Adrienne Zwart Photography

What to Wear?

Neutrals are perfect for the cream and gold set.  And as you can see from the photos above, soft pink is adorable with the sparkly heart banner.  Any pastels would be pretty, for that matter.  With rustic set,  pretty much anything will work.  But it’s super cute with jeans and a red, white or pink top!

Book your session!

Limited edition also means I have only 18 time slots available.  Book your preferred time today by clicking the contact button above.  Or you can reach me by phone at 330-806-4948.  I look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

 

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Meet Olivia – Green High School Class of 2016

Olivia has the most gorgeous smile.  It lights up her whole face, and her happy spirit is contagious, I tell you!  I had a blast working with her!

My favorite photo from her senior photo session?  This one! She was posing in her felt hat.  We were trying to do some serious shots and her mom made her giggle about something.  She closed her eyes and broke into that gorgeous smile of hers.  I just love this photo–it speaks to me!

Olivia loves fashion and make-up and this just seems so very “her”.   Fun and stylish and perfectly adorable!

Indoor Studio Senior Photo Session with Uniontown, OH photographer Adrienne Zwart Photography

Don’t worry– I’ll share some regular eyes-open shots, too. 😉

Senior Photo Session with Olivia of Green High School in Uniontown, OH by Adrienne Zwart Photography

Thanks for making my job so easy, Olivia!  I hope you have an awesome senior year!

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If you haven’t booked your senior photo session and are graduating in 2016, we still have a few openings left in March and April.  Click on the Contact tab above to request more information or schedule your session today.

 

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Holiday Fun – I Heart Faces

When I first saw this month’s theme, I thought “Oh, fun!  I’m sure I have a photo from one of the holidays to enter.”  Then I started opening my photo files and I realized that I have not been very good about taking out the camera with my own family.  I have decided to tell myself that it’s because I was just so present in the moment that I didn’t think to grab the camera.  I hope that’s what it was.  I hope I wasn’t playing Candy Crush or checking Instagram.  More likely, I was relying on my iPhone camera so I didn’t have to lug around the big one.  Whatever.  I need to do better this holiday season.

I do have one of Ethan dressed up for Halloween as a soldier from Call of Duty.  Missing a shoe. It’s a good shot for the scrapbook, I guess, but not really photo-challenge-worthy.

This morning I decided to check the images from the day we decorated the tree last Christmas.  Well, there’s a whole lot of silliness going on in all of the shots.  Most of them were crooked or blurry because I was laughing so hard at their dancing and silly faces.  Some of them, like this photo below, one kid is focusing on the task.  The other is very clearly determined to “ruin” the shot with his silliness.  There’s not a single “pretty” photo in the bunch.  (Except for the cat sleeping under the tree after they were all done.  That won’t work for this challenge since the photo has to have people faces in it.)  But this IS an authentic Zwart family holiday moment.  Full of fun. Full of memories.  Most definitely holiday.

Zwart Family Christmas Tree Decorating

Christmas, Easter, Valentines Day, Halloween–What do holidays look like at your house?  The Holiday Fun photo challenge at I Heart Faces ends tonight, but if you hurry, you still have time to enter.

I Heart Faces Photo Challenges and Tips

 

Life with Kaishon - October 9, 2015 - 3:49 pm

This is beautiful because it is real! I never wantbto take real pictures on the holidays since I am usually sick of editing by the time they roll around. I hope you have a great weekend, Adrienne.

Kara Abbey - October 9, 2015 - 6:41 pm

I love it! It’s so authentic & genuine & REAL – sometimes those photos are the best because they tell the truest story :)

Kelly Sturzenegger Turnbull - October 14, 2015 - 4:48 pm

What a great capture. I love these kind of moments!

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Welcome to the World Kasen! – Birth Announcement Video

It’s been a little while since Kasen was in the studio, but I hope it’s not too late to say “Welcome to the World, Little One!” with this birth announcement video.

Disclaimer:  This is one of my first attempts at creating a video out of some of my favorite shots from a session.  Trying to keep it simple, I kept it short and it’s supposed to be optimized for mobile devices. Which evidently means that it doesn’t look great in full-screen mode.  Yes, you’re going to try that now if you haven’t already.

See?  Better to view it small. 😉

But it was fun to try, and hopefully, I will figure out how to make video look good on Facebook soon, too.  (I tried posting it there first–it looked awful.)

I’d love to get your feedback, so please feel free to leave a comment.  (Please keep it kind and constructive, thanks!)

And just in case you can’t get the video to play, here are some of the images from Kasen’s newborn photo session:

Baby Kasen - Newborn Photo Session in Uniontown, OHBaby Kasen - Newborn Photo Session in Uniontown, OHSleeping newborn baby photo by Adrienne Zwart Photography.  Akron/Canton Newborn Photographer

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Are you expecting?  We would love to meet you and plan a newborn portrait session.  Click on the contact tab to get started or call (330)806-4948.

 

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Lilly – 11 Days Old

Lilly - 11 Day Old Newborn Session by  Adrienne Zwart PhotographyMeet precious little Lilly who had the most gorgeous baby-soft skin I have ever seen!  Weighing just 6 pounds, 2 ounces, she was so tiny that we had to improvise with the tutu that her mom brought along to her newborn photo session.Lilly - 11 Day Old Newborn Session by Akron Newborn Photographer Adrienne Zwart PhotographyLilly is the daughter of one of my previous senior clients, so this portrait session was extra fun because I got to catch up with her mom and grandma.  And you know it’s a good day when a newborn smiles at you, right?  Okay, I admit she was sleeping and would have smiled for anyone at that point, but I’ll take it!Lilly - 11 Day Old Newborn Session by  Adrienne Zwart Photography

Lilly - 11 Day Old Newborn Session by Adrienne Zwart Photography,

Are you expecting a baby and live in the Akron/Canton area?  I’d love to create some beautiful portraits of your newborn, too!  Click on the Contact tab to book your newborn photo session.

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