Mid-Year Reflection and Changes Going Forward - Memphis, TN Photographer

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Mid-Year Reflection and Changes Going Forward - Memphis, TN Photographer

Hello Friends! We are halfway through the year already (so crazy!) Lately I've had some time to reflect on what is going on with this biz of mine so far in 2018, I must say it's already been a great year! I've been blessed with wonderful clients and opportunities. However I did notice a few things last year and this year that need to be curtailed in order for RJI to continue to flourish. Also, there have been some important personal changes in my life this year and my professional life needs to reflect them. So without further ado, here are some changes you'll be seeing effective today!

Commercial Clients

Real Estate - I will continue offering real estate sessions and packages will remain the same. However, any new clients must schedule a preliminary consult to make certain our goals/ideals align. All clients must give RJI credit for their images when sharing on social media (as stated in your contract!)

Headshots - I will continue offering individual headshots, however I will only accept large group shots (10 or more) on a very limited basis. I want to go in a more creative direction with this type of session. I am currently looking for businesses interested in more non-traditional/environmental style headshots.

Commissioned Art - I will be offering commissioned art pieces for companies and business owners looking to adorn their offices with landscapes and other interesting images. These are by quote only.

Portrait Clients

I will continue offering portraits - on location and lifestyle - for families. Mini sessions will still be offered certain times of the year. However, I will be going back to strictly digitals with print authorization starting next year. For digital galleries - they will be taken down after three days. That's more than enough time to download your images. If you need your gallery re-posted there will be a re-posting fee and you will have 24 hours to download before it's taken down. All clients must give RJI credit when sharing their images to social media.

Other stuff

I will no longer be offering product or event photography. As usual, I do not offer wedding photography, engagements, or boudoir.

Over the next few weeks I will be making changes to my website to reflect these changes.

On both a professional and person note : Ladies, while I TOTALLY understand that we are our own worst critics, please refrain from insulting yourselves during your session. It makes me and everyone else extremely uncomfortable and your self deprivation is so harsh! There's beauty in everyone. Plus, there's more to you than just your looks. I have had several ladies this year who were so down on themselves that it broke my heart. I will not tolerate negative self talk when you are in front of my lens! You are all amazing, unique, strong and beautiful people created in God's image - learn to love yourselves!!! This goes for men, too!

Thank you everyone! 

 

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Summer Schedule and Specials - Memphis TN Photographer

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Summer Schedule and Specials - Memphis TN Photographer

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Hope everyone kicked off their summer break the right way by hopping in the pool and drinking a cold glass of something! Today I wanted to share with you my summer schedule, along with a special and some other exciting news! 

June

RJI will be closed the first weekend in June, as well as the 9th, and 17th (Father's Day.) Because of this, I will be available for sessions every Monday in June to compensate for being closed so many days.

June 18th until July 8th, I'm running a special for our men and women in uniform - 25% off all family portrait sessions! These are for active military and veterans. You will receive a full session and all images with print authorization OR you may choose a la carte to receive products and prints. If you want to purchase a gift certificate to be used at a later date, you may do so before July 8th and still receive the 25% off. To book a session or order a gift certificate, please email me at info@rebeccajimagery.com, RE: Military Special!*

July

RJI will be closed for the 4th of July! Due to the extreme heat, I will be limiting the number of outdoor portrait sessions I take on until the weather breaks for the health and safety of my clients. I'm happy to shoot at any indoor locations with permission.

August

Back to school! I will be offering Teachers, Assistant Teachers, and school Administrators a special to be announced in July you don't want to miss so stay tuned!!!

As always, I have my news page to check if you need to reference anything or double check dates.

Other News

This summer I will be opening up my at-home studio for headshot clients! There will be a separate blog post about this closer to time will all the information.

*Military special does not include mini sessions.

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Mom and Me - Memphis, TN Photography

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Mom and Me - Memphis, TN Photography

Hello Friends, I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day! Over the past few weeks, I have had several portrait sessions centered specifically around babies and children! Here they are:

Mom & Me (and just me) Minis

First up, we had Mr. Myles for the Mom and Me Minis! Myles posed with Mom's and his big siblings baby blankets (the two crocheted blankets) which was a beautiful sentiment for Mom. Isn't he just handsome? The most chill baby ever, too!

Next we had two of my fave kiddos, Stella and Luke! Mom didn't want to be in the photos but it was lovely catching up with her while we shot their session. They've grown so much- I remember meeting them when Stella and was and only child and just learning to talk in sentences! These kids are so full of vibrancy and personality, I love watching them grow!

Lastly, I met Allison and Brittan, a gorgeous mom and daughter, for a girls only session (Brittan has an older brother) which I thought was super special! Just like with dad, little girls have their own special bond with their mom, and it changes as they grow up. Mom starts out as the caregiver, the protector, the enforcer and the one we run to when life gets to be too much. Then she becomes all that plus our best friend! So this session carried that sentiment. Thank you ladies for allowing me to capture your beauty!

Spreading the News

I have been keeping a secret for a few months and was thrilled to finally share it - one of my best friends and super talented photographer Andrea King is expecting her second child! Along with her husband Justin and son Brody, we met at Overton just after a rain storm came through to capture the exciting news with a cute photo session. Congratulations Kings! P.S. I'm obsessed with the rose gold balloons!

Evelyn's Fresh 48

I did a maternity session for the Fuschi family back in April. Happily, their baby arrived safely last week! Evelyn is absolutely beautiful, y'all. We did a Fresh 48 session in their hospital room and it has to be one of my all time favorite sessions I've ever done. The love and happiness of these parents have over this child they prayed for was felt and remarkable. I had to hold back tears watching them! Congratulations, Fuschi Family!

Thank you everyone in this post for entrusting me with your memories and special moments! It's an honor and priviledge to be a part of your lives!

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Watson Family Fun - Southaven, MS Photographer

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Watson Family Fun - Southaven, MS Photographer

My high school buddy Amanda gave me the honor of capturing their first ever professional family photography session, and I was more than glad to oblige! We shot these at the Snowden House in Southaven on a beautiful but chilly day in March. What strikes me is not only are they a gorgeous family but also some of the kindest people you'll ever want to meet. Their love for one another is genuine and they have a great time together! Thank you Watson Family for choosing RJI!

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Bring on the Spring! Memphis TN Photographer

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Bring on the Spring! Memphis TN Photographer

Although the weather has a mind of it's own, it's Spring, and Spring for me means houses houses houses! It also means folks are wanting to get out, put on some bright colors and frolic among the flowers. Since March 1st I have been going full steam ahead. Here are a few highlights from the past few months I wanted to share, along with some updates and a great idea for Mother's Day!

Green Bee Real Estate

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I want to welcome a new but old client to the RJI Family- Jenna Williamson of Green Bee Real Estate! Jenna was formerly with another company but decided to strike out on her own with a mission to not only help home owners/buyers but to help make Memphis beautiful. A percentage of her commission goes to environmental causes and community projects. I am truly blessed to know this amazing lady! Here are some images from her very first listing as Green Bee, 349 Garland Street! It had a contract in 48 hours! If you'd like to contact Jenna about listing your home, the number is 901-729-9809!

David Zanca, Memphis Author

I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. David Zanca, a retired Fedex Executive, who is about to publish a book about business! His images will be used on not only his book cover but his website and social media. He is anticipating his book being out this month! Mr. Zanca is a truly a kind and easy going man, he was a joy to work with. Best of luck on your book!

 

Lauren Warren, Memphis Blogger

Once again, it was time for a personal branding session with the ultra-fabulous, wonderfully spirited Lauren! This time we took it outside to Overton Park for a Letote inspired session where she showed off her awesome yoga moves. We also got groovy with her bellbottom sleeve shirt!

Grant New Homes Custom beauty

I've done many sessions for Grant & Co. Homes this year but this one particular home was so gorgeous I had to share with you, it's also a great example of the possibilities you have when building your custom home with their company. In Hearthstone Subdivision (Collierville) the owners pulled out all the stops on their forever home, from the stunning statement of the fireplace to the impeccable master bathroom to the exquisite kitchen! One of the most breathtaking homes I've ever shot! You can have one just like it for yourself!

Mom & Me Minis

I have 3 spots left for Mom & Me Mini Sessions! These are perfect for moms who want a sweet session with their children, a great mother's day gift for your wife, mom or special mama in your life. Don't have human kids? No problem! Bring your fur babies! First come first serve! For all the info, check out my news page.

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fuschi fam of four!

Speaking of Mamas! So many of my family and friends are expecting which means I have more babies to snuggle and spoil rotten! My friends the Fuschi's -Natalie, Jon and son Dylan- are about to become a family of 4 when their sweet baby girl Evelyn arrives any day now! I was honored to capture their family session at the park with all the gorgeous dogwood trees. Congratulations!

Updates

1. My website my be up and down the next few weeks as I make improvements to my client portals and update content. Thanks for understanding!

2. One of the things I am committed to this year is furthering my education, so there will be a few days over the next several months where I'll be unavailable due to attending classes. Fortunately, I can attend them at my leisure but I will still need to make time for them. As usual, any days that I'm closed will be posted on my news page.

3. The first quarter of this year has been amazing! I'm very grateful for all the business I received from both new and returning clients. Thank you so much!

 

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