Stuff in the ‘children’ Category
We want you as a Client for Life!!
While we have always had this option of purchasing a client for life membership, we only offered it when you booked your wedding with us. Well, it is time to change that!! So here it is, a chance to sign up for this exciting opportunity with an easy monthly installment plan. As a client for life subscriber you receive first dibs at specials and subscriber only print and product exclusives.
Please see the photo below for the family CFL program and its two options of signing up for it.
The other option within the program is designed for business branding clients. Since our branding collections are all inclusive, the client for life program builds onto the collections to keep your brand updated on an annual basis while making it easy on your pocketbook.
From now until April 30, 2020 you will receive a $35 print credit when you sign up for the family CFL program and 5 additional photos with the subscription to the branding CFL program as a Thank You for joining!
Please fill out the form below indicating which Client for Life subscription you would like to start, and yes, you can do both, and we will contact you to schedule a Skype consultation to answer any questions and to finish your registration. We will also get you scheduled for your first session later this summer when we get to capture all of your precious moments again. WE look forward to working with you on a regular basis and to ensure that all of your photography needs are met each and every year!
Gift cards for sessions or artwork are a great way to support our business during these times of social distancing! We are restricted in how we can work with you, but you can still secure that you will be able to use us when this is all over! Whether you are a new client or a returning client, we can send you a gift card virtually to keep you safe. You may use the gift card now to purchase wall art from a recent session to send to a loved one, such as a parent or grandparent. Our labs are on top of safety during this virus and your order will arrive directly from there, ready to hang on any wall you want to decorate. We will gladly create a mock-up of the space you want to fill to show you what it will look like in your space. Just send us a picture of your blank wall and we will create the look you want. We will to also be happy to consult with you via Skype to figure out sizes and finishing styles.
Here is a sample of what two canvases or metals can look like hanging side by side:
For those of you who want to work with us at a later date but want to take advantage of your tax return or other pay-outs, purchase your certificate now and use it later. We can set up a Skype consultation to discuss your plans and get you on our calendar in July, August or September after this virus runs its course.
Whatever your pleasure and comfort level, we are here for you to bring a bit of sunshine and joy into this odd time we are muddling through together.
A One Year Old Birthday Shoot and Taco Bash
Miss Lucy is one of our favorite little ones and we have loved and have been honored to be a part of her family’s development from the beginning. We captured her parent’s engagement, their wedding, her growing presence in her mommy’s belly, Lucy’s birth and now her 1st birthday.
Lucy is a little cutie pie with lots of personality just like her mommy and daddy. She was also very patient with the many clothing changes her mommy put her through and loved playing with the toys I put out during her session.
We shot for about 1.5 hours, an unusual length for this age, as one year olds tucker out quickly, but Lucy was a trooper and with several snack breaks and a change in back drops and scenery every so often, she continued to be a delight.
The session culminated in a Taco Bash, an idea her mommy had as Lucy loves tacos. So instead of doing a cake smash, we gave Lucy tacos to destroy.
She began by eating the sour cream and eventually got the hang of smashing the rest of the food. This was a messy endeavor, but paid off with cute photos.
We are sharing a few here to clue you in on the fun we had.
We also decided that we should continue the tradition of putting Lucy into her mommy’s wedding gown, something we started when she was first born. Lucy was not too sure what to make of that as you can tell by the two photos we are sharing here.
Call us today to schedule a consultation so we can plan your special one year old photoshoot. One year olds are lots of fun and totally unpredictable. We love working with them.
We have been busy with Babies
Over the last few months we have had several maternity sessions and newborn babies. One such session even had us going to the hospital within the first moments after this little one was born. Below are a few of our favorite images from these sessions.
Here at Wertman Photography we customize each maternity and newborn session to what you would like to get.
We even come to you if you want the life style approach. The families featured within this post chose to do it all at the studio.
We played with a few new ideas, such as silhouettes and simulating a bedroom setup, featuring the baby with the parents softly in the background.
We also incorporated rings and tiaras. They were all fun sessions and we are looking forward to a few more already on the schedule for later this month.
Whatever you preference and whatever it is you would like us to capture, we will be sure to accommodate your wishes. We discuss it all in your pre-session consultation, taking notes and preparing the studio accordingly. We also make sure that its is nice and warm in here to baby does not get cold.
We use our constant lights for added warmth for baby and have also found that the constant lights do not make baby flinch as a flash system may.
Please vote on your favorite image so we can enter our families in a drawing for a portrait. You will also be entered into a drawing for a family session up to 5 people for voting.
Over the last few weeks I had the chance to work with several families, many of them with little children and new babies on the way. All of the session took place outdoors because the weather was nice and these families chose to be photographed outdoors.
Working with young families is always fun and I love shooting in a pretty location. Being outside gives me a chance to propose great locations that give us plenty of options and scenery changes. Here in Hagerstown, we have many such locations. We have parks galore and within a short driving distance we have great little and big waterways that add to the variety I can offer my clients with an outdoor session.
During the initial phone call I ask if they have a favorite spot that means something to them as a family. Most of the time the answer is:”no” If this is the case, I then propose one or two locations I think will work well and let my families decide from there. We generally settle on mid-afternoon and many times it has to be on a weekend day. Occasionally I am asked if we can do the session at the families’ home. We offer this option as it turns it into more of a lifestyle session. Indoor or out, a home location offers it’s own challenges that we love to rise to.
At Wertman Photography we are also willing to travel a distance if that is what it takes to make our clients happy. Within a 25 mile radius from he studio, we travel for no additional charge, outside of this radius, the additional rate depends on the distance we need to cover and how long it will take us to get there. Personally, I love to go to new places a bit of a distance away. It allows me to be creative and meet challenges I may not have here in town.
One such session was held on family land, on a rainy day. We walked through softened areas to get to water ways, used tree cover when it started raining and utilized umbrellas when it got a bit worse. In the images you can not tell that it was overcast, because we where in wooded areas and only emerged when it was not raining. It was a fun session and produced fun images the family loves!
Call us today if you want a unique session in an outdoor location of your choice or recommended by us. We will be happy to work with you and create memorable images that you will be proud to hang on your walls. 301-693-3021
Over the last few months, we have had the privilege to capture several maternity sessions and the resulting newborn sessions, tailoring each to what the family wanted. Each had it’s wonderful moments, but the one I am highlighting today holds a special place in my heart as it is the firstborn of a sweet couple who we have been creating memories for since they got engaged. Every time we get together, their love for each other shines stronger than the last and seeing them add a little bundle to this love has been precious. It is these sessions I live for, these moments that hold special meaning and are the reason why I do what I do.
We did a series of three sessions, two of which were maternity, the first one being the gender reveal session, the second being the big belly session and of course, the third one being the newborn session.
This couple is a hoot. We always laugh a lot when we get together and everything is very natural and free flowing. I make suggestions and the two of them interpret them in their own perfect way. For our gender reveal, my mommy-to-be had very specific ideas and working in the upstairs floor of an old building that houses a restaurant and bed and breakfast on the first and second floor and was under construction, gave us a perfect background to not only showcase the changes that were happening with this sweet couple but also the freedom to write on brick walls and contrast roughness and softness.
For our second session, we were still able to go to the floor that was under construction as there are big windows and with the now larger belly, I wanted to create some silhouette images I had not been able to get in the earlier session. We also drove than old family house for outdoor shots.
Each of the three sessions included shots in front of an antique mirror recording progress and change.
For our newborn session we started in the nursery with a very bright-eyed 1 week old baby girl who gave us more than we had imagined. Even at her tender age, her parent’s personalities are showing through and she was ready for action.
For the second half of the session we returned to the old building to add to our collection of mirror shots and add a few images of the little one in her mommy’s wedding gown and images of the three of them as the new family that they are.
Being allowed to take a part in a young family’s happiness is a privilege and honor we do not take lightly here at Wertman Photography. This is a special moment in a couple’s live and amidst the chaos of lost sleep, diaper changes at 3am and bleary-eyed happiness it is important to step back for a couple of hours and just enjoy this bundle of joy and let us record these moments to look back on when everything settles down.
This weekend I took my almost four year old grand daughter with me to visit her auntie in college and see her compete during two swim meets.
We had a lot of fun, walked a lot, played a lot and finally nap time arrived. Being four, she clonks out when she is exhausted instead of taking a timed nap. She is also loosing that baby look. She looked super peaceful and somewhat baby like in the following images and I want to print one of them out in a large format. I can not decide which is my favorite, so I decided to put it up for a vote.
The image with the most votes will be printed, and to entice you to participate, we will draw one winner for a family session up to five people with a $35 print credit attached out of the image that receives the most votes.
Time is precious and childhood flees, photography preserves special moments, and this was one of them.
Please check out our galleries to see other precious moments preserved in time and call us for your next session.
We also offer gift certificates, so if you are stuck and do not know what to give your special someone for Valentine’s day, why not give the gift of memories? Gift certificates can be purchased now and used in spring or summer. Call us today, 301-693-3021