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Hello 2020 from Susan at Focus

Welcome to 2020 and the  “what’s new this year” article. First, and foremost, thank you for making 2019 the best year ever for me at Focus Photography by Susan. 

So, what IS new at  FOCUS in 2020?

Here’s the short version…scroll to the topic(s) that interest you most for more information!

? Family Mini Days. Two dates and locations at a special package rate

? Perks for High School Senior Clients this year

? Pricing Changes. What’s changing and what’s NOT?

? New Product!

? Are Your Files Still Available after April 30th, 2020?

Family Mini-Days

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You receive a $250 value for just $175. (plus tax, of course). Not your year for the big family portraits session, but you’d really like a nice holiday card this year? I’m booking two dates for just that purpose at a special package rate.

 Package One
10 Image Digital Package $175

(includes session fee)

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Package Two
All Images Digital Package $200

(includes session fee)

 

CHOOSE ONE:

 

Saturday, May 16th, 2020
Guthrie area, Mpls (Outdoors)
* Please indicate a.m. or p.m. preference

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Saturday, October 24th, 2020
Nature Area in/around Woodbury
* Please indicate a.m. or p.m. preference

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We’ll chat before your session date so that I know what you are hoping to come away with and then spend up to 20 minutes photographing on your session day. You’ll come away with 10-15 fully-edited images in your password-protected gallery and your choice of at least 10 digital images! Easy-peasy and fun, too, with plenty of time to figure out your family’s wardrobe. Here are the details!

How to Book:

  • Call, email or PM me your chosen location/date and I will send you details on securing your preferred time based on what I have still available. A $50 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking to secure your chosen date and time. NOTE: your deposit WILL be returned if both your date and backup date are cancelled by me due to weather or if I would happen to be ill. You shouldn’t worry. I’m awfully easy to work with…ask your friends. 🙂
  • The remainder of the Package One balance is due on your session date. You will have the opportunity to upgrade your package to Package Two at any time.
  • For your planning purposes, in case of rain, the backup date will be the following day of your originally scheduled session at the same time.

High School Seniors

Class of 2021 High School Senior clients who book and complete their session for June, 2020 will receive a FREE Image Block ($40 value).

Also new this year…ANY seniors who purchase the High School Seniors Digital Package will receive one FREE HS Senior Proof Book (a $100 value!)

 

Find out more about High School Seniors Photography with Susan here.

    Pricing – What’s Changing and What’s NOT

    Effective March 1st, 2020, the following pricing adjustments will take place. Learn specifics and more about the products I offer here.

     

    What’s NOT changing?
    DIGITAL FILE PACKAGES
    Session Fees
    Framed Prints
    Wall Canvases
    Image Blocks

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    What’s changing?
    SOME prints sizes ↑
    Boutique greeting cards ↓
    SOME proof books ↑

      Mini-Books ** NEW **

      Always have 7-14 of your favorite session images at your fingertips. Accordion Mini Books come in two shapes with many beautiful and fun designs to choose from. Your order includes 3 identical Mini Books so you can gift AND Keep!

       

      Wallet-Size Mini-Book = $100
      3 identical books
      (Additional books only $15 each)

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      3”x3” Mini-Book = $100
      3 identical books
      (Additional books only $15 each)

      Make Sure You Have What You Need!

      The time has come for me to clear some memory! Although I may retain some files for marketing purposes, files from sessions in 2017 and prior will be removed from my storage system as of April 30th, 2020.

       

      Please take a few minutes to make sure that you have everything that you may want from your Focus Photography by Susan sessions from 2011 – 2017!

       

      If you would like to review what I still have stored for your family, please let me know by April 15th, 2020 and I would be happy to search for them and re-share so you can feel secure in what you have.

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      One Last Thing…

      Whether you’ve worked with me in the past, booked and completed a session this past year, or even just inquired about photography with me…you are appreciated and I wish you health and prosperity in this new year.


      Please enjoy
      ONE FREE 8×10 PRINT

      with any 2020 session
      that is
       on the books
      by March 30, 2020.

      Let’s ring in the new year and start making happy memories together. Cheers!

      ~ Susan

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      Friends & Pets

      Cheers to life long friends!

      I was delighted when Anna contacted me about Pets Photography last month and even more delighted when I learned what she was planning. She had planned to surprise a life long friend for her birthday with a Pets and Friend session. How cool is that?!

      The friends and their lucky fur babies met me at a park in Woodbury for an extended Pets Session so that they would have plenty of proofs of their Shiba Inu and Cockapoo as well as some of themselves.

      Treats and many loving scratches were given. Ginny and Kira love their mamas! I enjoyed spending some time with all of them.

       

      oh yeah, and…

      Ahhhhh, Summer!

      Thanks for checking out this

      Friends & Pets Session

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      Luke – Concordia Academy 2019

      Hello Luke!

      Luke is our next Class of 2019 focus senior send off. This very personable and handsome young man attends Concordia Academy in Roseville with interests in drama, cross-country running, and band.

      Luke and his parents joined me in and around Stillwater last year for his late-fall senior portraits, made possible due to a later yearbook deadline. Loved that! His great wardrobe choices and the fact that he really enjoys nature helped to add to the feel of his rugged, outdoorsy, fall portraits. 

      It was very enjoyable getting to know Luke and his parents as we strolled a bit. Our families both enjoy hiking and camping and it is always nice to compare favorite locations and hear when others have enjoyed similar places. 

      Best wishes to you, Luke!

      All the best to you as you close in on these last few months of high school. I hope they have been full of great memories. I look forward to hearing what you’ll be up to next.

      “May you have auspiciousness and causes of success. May you have the confidence to always do your best

      – Jason Mraz

      Thanks for checking out this

      Focus Senior Send Off

      Please browse my various galleries and visit my Facebook page at Focus Photography by Susan.  “Like” and “Follow” my page to keep up-to-date with sneak peeks and specials!

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      Maddie – ERHS Class of 2019

      Welcome, Maddie!

      Up next for a Focus Senior Send Off is the lovely Maddie of East Ridge High School’s Class of 2019. 

      Maddie and her family joined me for an exploration of the Little Log Pioneer Village in Hastings on a wonderfully diffused-light afternoon. We had a lot of fun in our three hours of roaming the grounds. There is so much to see there! And I loved that she had a very supportive entourage who were more than willing to wield a reflector from time to time! 

       Sit back and enjoy the tour
      …and the pretty smiles!

      From gardens to classic cars to rope swings and railroad depots…Little Log Pioneer Village sure has it all. And though we tried, we didn’t even come close to finding all the spots!

      Family first!

      It was easy to see that family is Priority Number One for Maddie which was wonderful to witness. We were even able to grab a quick shot with two of her three sibs while mom and dad looked on. 

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      Only brother was missing. 🙂

      Some bonus “Golden Hour” love…

      Maddie’s was a special senior session in that we tacked on another shorter session several days later in order to capture her desire for some warm, glowy, sunlit fields. It was difficult narrowing down the images from Lake Elmo Park Reserve that evening. But, I think they did a nice job of choosing, don’t you?

      Best wishes to you, Maddie!

      …as you graduate soon and begin your next adventures.

      “All you can imagine.…no matter what your path is. If you believe it then anything can happen.”

      – Jason Mraz

      Thanks for checking out this

      Focus Senior Send Off

      Please browse my various galleries and visit my Facebook page at Focus Photography by Susan.  “Like” and “Follow” my page to keep up-to-date with sneak peeks and specials!

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      Faith – ERHS Class of 2019

      Welcome lovely Faith!

      Here we go with another Focus Senior Send Off. Please welcome Faith from East Ridge High School Class of 2019! Faith and her mom joined me on a perfect morning in St. Paul.

      I’m so glad that Faith is an early riser, even though I am not! We had such pretty morning light in and around Como Park for her senior portraits day. The gardens, wildflowers, and architecture there was fun to combine with her varied interests like music, color guard, and even a quick nod to her employer which I thought was super sweet (no pun intended).

       

      As with my last senior blog, this day was a priviledge because I was able to work with Faith’s older sister, Bri, in 2015. They both have gorgeous hair and beautiful smiles and a passion for music. 

       

      Give you a couple of guesses who she has enjoyed
      working for over the past several years. 🙂

       Thank you, Faith, for a very enjoyable morning! You and your mom have been a pleasure to work with and you are truly a well rounded beauty. Love that smile!

      My wish for you…

      “May you know the meaning of the word happiness. May you always lead from the beating in your chest. May you be treated like an esteemed guest. May you get to rest, may you catch your breath.”

      – Jason Mraz

      Thank you for visiting.  Please browse my various galleries and visit my Facebook page at Focus Photography by Susan.  “Like” and “Follow” my page to keep up-to-date with sneak peeks and specials!

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