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    I'm supposed to write something about myself here...which I'm not good at! I'm Diane, a lifestyle portrait photographer in the Palmyra, PA area. I first really got into photography so that I could stop taking my kids to the "box" studios for their images...and I wanted good action shots. As I started learning some of the basics of how to use my camera and the light around me, I really became intrigued...and here I am today, creating what I hope are images of a lifetime for my clients. Some of my favorite sessions are seniors and babies and I enjoy making people look good in intimate sessions as well (these are featured on a separate blog).

Current Juniors, its your time!

Ok gang….here’s the boring stuff….scan through it to be sure you’re good with the nitty gritties!

Senior Spokesmodel Program

DB Impressions (DBI) is looking for juniors (graduating in 2016) who are interested in working as a model for our studio. I am looking for students who are interested in having their portraits taken before the end of their junior year in exchange for print credits, gift certificates and discounts.

DBI will select at least two students per school to participate in the program. Parental consent is REQUIRED to participate. An application must be filled out prior to acceptance. If you are chosen as a model, you will be photographed in early spring. Approximately 2 weeks later, you will be able to preview your images and make choices for your model cards and 5×7 book.

Models will receive 50 business-type cards with their images and the studio’s information. The cards will also offer a special discount when presented to DBI. Models will receive credit for each student that books/completes a session. Students MUST present their cards at the time of booking to receive their special discount and to count toward the model’s tally.

Many students have their senior pictures taken over the summer, so it is very important that your show your portraits to as many people as possible before school lets out. The more you show your portraits and promote DB Impressions, the more credit you can earn!

Models can earn:
• $25 Print credit or 8 wallets for each referral who completes their session
OR choose to earn gift certificates;
• 3 referrals= $20 Starbucks gift card (use whatever you want here)
• 5 referrals= Gift certificate for a manicure or pedicure –OR- $25 Gift certificate to Target
• 10 referrals= video iPod® session loaded onto your iPod and a $25 iTunes® gift card

Models also get the following benefits:

• Choice of a full session NOW ~OR~ 2/3 mini sessions; one now and then later in the summer.
• 10 web sized & watermarked images from your session to use on the web and Facebook.
• Your images on advertising materials, DB Impressions’ website and blog.
• No limit on locations or poses in your collection.

Contract Terms: (read these, even though its boring!!)

• I agree to pay a $150 deposit, which will then apply to my portrait order, to hold my spot as a model.
• As a model for DB Impressions (DBI), I agree to use one of my 10 web-sized images as my avatar for MySpace, Facebook and/or Twitter/Google+ from the time of my first session until December of my senior year.
• My $150 deposit includes my 50 spokes model cards and 5×7 book. This deposit also applies to my senior portrait order.
• I understand that this is a JOB and I will have to work to earn print credit or gift certificates by passing out my spokes model cards, showing them my images and encouraging my friends to book their sessions with DB Impressions.
• I agree to not promote or utilize any other studios for senior images while I am a participant of DB Impressions’ program.

Still want to apply? GREAT! Go HERE and fill out the app, so we can get started!

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SO long!

It has been such a long time since I’ve blogged! That doesn’t mean that amazing things aren’t happening, it just means that logging into the blog is one of those steps that just feels overwhelming some days. Hang in there, great things to come!

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Matilda Jane does it again!

This week, we were asked to review another outfit from Matilda Jane’s newest collection. Once again, my daughter and I are both completely in love with what they sent. She’d wear her MJ outfits to school every day if she could, but alas, Mom isn’t that good at keeping laundry done.

This time, we had the Marjorine Top in Arctic Ice paired with Madeline Bennys and the Lauren Rose headband.

Despite some pretty doggone cold weather, she wanted to go outdoors for her pictures, so….we did! Enjoy, don’t don’t forget to take a peek at MJ’s website. Even if you’ve got little boys, its fun to look at all the different ways to put their outfits together.

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Diane - December 11, 2013 - 3:05 pm

Wow, such a pretty smile when her teeth should have been chattering ;) And the chicken!

Jennifer - December 11, 2013 - 12:31 pm

She has GOT to stop growing! She’s totally adorable and the outfit compliments her personality for sure! I miss you guys bunches and bunches!!!!!!!

Peachick Games – Tomato Chase

Big news today! I got one of the peachicks to eat from my hand, rather than from the dish. They’re shy and hesitant to get too close to the humans, so this is a big deal. I have to admit…they’re strong! The peachicks have been with us for about 3 months now, and are about 6 months old, so it has taken some time for them to be willing to come this close.

The other fun was giving them 3 pieces of tomato. You would think that they’d eat it and not care too much that their buddy was eating from it as well….but no, it turned into a game of “you can’t have it!” Pretty hilarious to watch!

The end of the tomato game:

I try to feed them from my hand again:

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Janet McNamara Houck - September 28, 2013 - 5:34 pm

So fun. Thxs for sharing

When should I schedule a senior’s session?

High school senior photography is FUN! Many students, both male and female, come into the pre-session consult just DREADING their session. Thankfully we can almost always turn that around and make it fun, or at the very least, painless.

I’ve gotten lots of questions about WHEN to schedule the session. To a point, that’s a matter of preference. If you or your senior has a favorite season, does a lot of snowboarding, waterskiing, surfing, ice hockey or other seasonal activities, that can play into your decision. If you love fall and want lots of leaf color, obviously that will limit your outdoor session choices to a fairly short amount of time, but I’d recommend scheduling it fairly far ahead of the predicted color dates. Weather and higher demand factor into scheduling.

As a rule though, mid-summer is a great time to schedule a session for most people. It gives you time to choose outfits, locations and weather conditions. It gives your photographer time to really be creative and get the best images for you as well as take their time and do a great job with retouching. It also takes the pressure away when choosing a yearbook image, because you’ll have time to consider all your options before making a decision. It also helps make your advisor happy, because they don’t have to worry about “chasing” an image or sending extra letters that your image hasn’t been received. Really, it even gives you time to get your favorite pet involved in the session. (I’m saying that especially so that I can add the following image)

A little bit of planning ahead will make your high school senior photo experience a fun one. After all, its your last year! Make it a fun one! Take the time to be a little silly during your session, take the pressure off!

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