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Let It Snow!

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Although the chances are slim, we do have a forecast for snow this week and maybe next week. As most of us know, our little Oak Harbor town shuts down when it snows. So school is canceled and we’re all scrambling to get our kids all warm so they can go out and play.

If you would like to schedule a Snowy Mini Session on the days where they kids have no school, give me a call. I will be available during the weekdays only and you may choose either of the two Mini Options:

Session Only Mini Sessions – $50 (Plus tax)
Includes:

  • Up to 30 minute session
  • 1 outfit, no clothing changes due to time constraint
  • backdrop/location changes as time allows
  • multiple poses & props as time allows

Digital Plus Digital Mini Session – $175 (plus tax)
Includes:

  • Up to 30 minute session
  • 1 outfit, no clothing changes due to time constraint
  • backdrop/location changes as time allows
  • multiple poses and prop use as time allows
  • 10 completely edited, high resolution images (of your choice) to download
  • 8×10 Standout Print (ready to hang) -OR- $25 Print CreditLifetime
  • personal use print release also included

We can either meet up at one of the local state parks or I can come to your neighborhood to capture the fun you and your kids are having right there, in your front yard. I am able to travel down the island to Clinton if needed. If you are interested in this, send me an email or a message on my Facebook page so I have your name listed and ready to send info to if snow starts to fall and stick to the ground.

IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT PROOFS FOR THESE SESSIONS

Because these sessions may take place close to my being out of the state (December 15 – January 6, 2017), your proofs are NOT guaranteed to be ready to view before I close. I may be able to post a few on Facebook for you to share, but I may not be able to have your proof gallery available until I return in the new year.

  • Important Info for location sessions
    As of July 1st, 2011, Washington State Parks are charging a fee for entry. You are responsible for your family’s fees when requesting a session at any Washington State Park. Click HERE for more info on these fees.
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Birthday Bash – Part Two: Into The Woods

This is part two of little B’s birthday sessions. We had a couple of set backs when it came to this sessions. First it was a prop issue on my end and then the rain. The rain would not go away. But as soon as we had a learning, mom and I jumped at the opportunity. Good thing we went when we did, because later that afternoon, it began to rain again.

Because it was a little breezy, we started out with our little boat images first. We found a little area at Deception Pass and quickly caught B just chilling out in the boat. He didn’t want to stand next to the boat, so we just let him stay where he was comfy until it was time to move on. And when we did, he was nice and warm. He was much happier to all dressed. We didn’t need to walk very far. We found a little trail that was perfect to capture a few more with his balloons and snazzy birthday outfit.

Thanks again to mom for her patience with the weather and my prop issue. So glad we didn’t give up and were able to get these done.

To see two more images from this session, click HERE and HERE to see them on my Facebook page.

© 2016 Renee Giugliano Photography Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
© 2016 Renee Giugliano Photography Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
© 2016 Renee Giugliano Photography Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
© 2016 Renee Giugliano Photography Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
© 2016 Renee Giugliano Photography Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
© 2016 Renee Giugliano Photography Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
© 2016 Renee Giugliano Photography Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
© 2016 Renee Giugliano Photography Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
© 2016 Renee Giugliano Photography Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
© 2016 Renee Giugliano Photography Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children

© 2016 Renee Giugliano Photography  Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children

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Birthday Bash, Part 1 – Cake Smash

I had made some changes to my business offerings a few months ago. Added more digital sessions, simplified session options and so on. I am really happy with how everything is working. This little guy’s mommy took advantage of some of these new session options and scheduled two separate sessions. The first, shown here is part one: the cake smash.

Because this session is only for cake smashing, I had more time to get creative with a colorful set. I create banners, buy balloons and everything else to design a set that goes with your birthday theme. This time, mom had also contributed with two birthday banners of her own. The Happy 1st Birthday banner is from The Party Paper Fairy and the fabric banner with Mickey and the number 1 is from Pippa Stitch Shop. The cake she brought it was perfect too. I provide a list of local bakers for clients to check out for their cake needs. It just so happened that mom unknowingly chose one that was on my list. Big shout out to Ashley’s Sweet Treats here in Oak Harbor, WA for the great cake! With all that, I just coordinated my banners & other props with those and this is what we got. I LOVE IT!

Little B was shy at first, which is pretty normal. He was checking out the place, checking out all the colors and of course, watching me. We kept him busy with hats, balloons and confetti. He went from unsure to just being himself, walking and being silly. He was not too sure about the cake. At first, he looked like he was afraid of it. But as mom dug in a little to help him get to the cake, he began to enjoy it. Probably enjoyed poking at it more than anything, but he did eat some. Altogether, it was a success! Yay!

To see one more image from this session, click HERE to view it on my Facebook page.

Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children

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Welcome Baby M – Newborn Session

Baby M was 12 days old when he came in to make his portrait debut. He was very sleepy, very calm and fun of smiles. Just like my previous newborn, he too was a grunter. Letting us know that he knew we were there. It was so cute to hear him. We began with a few image of him in a cute onesie that was an ode to his Grandpa (seen in the 2nd photo). We then got him wrapped up for some individual photos and some with mom. Then we started to unwrap him for more individual photos and some with dad. There were a few requests for particular looks/poses and this little guy was happy to oblige.

To see another image from this session, click HERE to view it on my Facebook page.

Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children

Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children

Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children

 

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Christmas Mini Session (Outdoors)

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For the first time, we are heading outside for our Christmas Mini sessions. A local farm in Clinton as allowed us to use their grounds for our sessions. Looking at the weather, we chose a date that says it should be partly cloudy. Of course, if the weather changes, we will make it up to you by moving the date forward or back.

You’ll want to dress warm and cozy for these sessions. Warm colors will look great with our little set. Use our set props as an example of what the colors you’ll want to wear: reds, greens, brown, navy blue…

Session Dates: November 12th ONLY**  —– Two Session Fee Options, both options include:

  • up to 30 minutes Mini Session for one family (pets are welcome*)
  • multiple poses as time allows, including group & individual
  • proofs will be provided in a private online gallery
  • mini print/digital packages

Session Options:

  • Session only: $55.00 (plus tax) – prints/products sold separately.
  • Session Plus Print: $75.00 (plus tax) -includes 1 8×10 print of your choice. Additional prints & products sold separately.
  • Digital: $150 (plus tax) – includes 5 digital image downloads (printable up to 11×14, personal print release included) with option to purchase additional prints/products.

*Pets must be on a leash, social and obedient to their owners.

Click HERE to schedule your appointment NOW!

Mini Sessions are a great way to “try” us out if you have never worked with us before!

Weather is a major factor. Date may change pending on rain. 

**These sessions are available to schedule on weekdays (mornings only). Please contact me if this is something you would like to do.

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