Can you believe it’s almost “that time” of year? I swear it was 4th of July a couple weeks ago!
In an effort to make sure this holiday season runs smoothly, that all the aunties and grandmas get their pictures of your cute little ones, and so that I’m not a complete crazy person with the people I love – I’m posting all the important dates you should be aware of.
WORD OF ADVICE: Don’t put off until the last minute. I won’t take on more clients than I can manage. I strive to provide superior customer service, and the highest quality, and those will not be sacrificed during busy periods. In addition, we are anticipating a rainy season, and some scheduled photoshoots will have to be rescheduled due to weather. So schedule sooner, rather than later, to ensure the best possible family portrait this year!
Nov 6th – heirloom album proofs must be approved for print to ensure holiday delivery. Estimated delivery to you: Dec 16-20th.
Nov 23th – standard album proofs must be approved for print to ensure holiday delivery. Estimated delivery to you: Dec 16-20th.
Nov 24th – last day for family photos if you need prints or holiday cards to mail out.
Nov 25th-26th – closed. Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 30th – last day for family portraits if you want prints on Christmas day.
Dec 6th – all holiday orders must be placed for prints or holiday cards you’re mailing out. Rush fees will apply to orders placed after this date. Anticipated delivery to you: Dec 14-17th.
Dec 6th – all wall portraits (prints, canvas, or metal) must be placed to ensure holiday delivery. Rush fees will apply to orders placed after this date. Anticipated delivery to you: Dec. 16-20th.
Dec 10th – all holiday orders must be placed for small prints you want to hand out on Christmas. Rush fees will apply to orders placed after this date. Anticipated delivery to you: Dec. 18-20th.
Dec 22nd – last day for photography sessions for the year!
Dec 23-Jan 2nd – studio closed. Happy Holidays everyone!! (I may take up to 3 family sessions this week. Sessions must be booked in advance!)
Jan 3 – Happy New Year! Business resumes.
NOTE: Prints 11×14 and smaller, and holiday cards, will be mailed to you. The post office does not allow insurance on photographs. Portraits are sent in a sturdy photomailer, with DO NOT BEND indicated. If you have a mail carrier who tends to “shove” things in your mailbox, or you have a leaky mailbox when it rains, you may consider scheduling a personal delivery. Delivery fee is $15 through Dec. 20th.
Large wall portraits, and albums, will be hand delivered, at no cost through Dec. 20th.
Having a hectic holiday? It happens, no matter how hard we try sometimes. If you really want that lovely new wall portrait on display for Christmas when the family is here, but just didn’t make the cutoff, delivery can be scheduled Dec 21-23rd for $55.