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Referral Rewards Are Back!

The greatest compliment I can receive is a referral from YOU, my awesome clients.  Because I have been getting busier after returning from the break I took, I reinstated my Referral Rewards program.

Here’s how the program works:

  • For each new client you refer by word of mouth or by handing a referral card, I will reward you with a $15 credit*.
  • If you handed your friend an actual referral card, the client will also receive a $15 credit that they may use towards their order. **
  • Refer five friends and you will receive a complimentary print session ($75 value) in ADDITION to your credits.
  • There is no limit on referrals.

Five referral cards are provided after your session is completed. They are sent out via USPS mail. If you need more, just let me know and I will send more.

Important Info:

  • *New client must mention your name at the time of scheduling. Once the session is completed, your credit will be awarded to you.
  • **They must mention at the card upon scheduling the session and must surrender the card at their session or mail it in prior to their session.

***NOTE: Watch for announcements for a temporary upgrades in the program throughout the year. They will be a limited time offer to new clients to help you earn faster. Announcements will be made via email newsletter, Facebook page and it will also be posted in the new Facebook group as well.

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Mikayla – Oak Harbor High School, Class of 2017 – Senior Session

I’ve been photographing this young lady once a year, for the last four years. Her aunt (who she lives with) mentioned that Mikayla originally chose her class ring  over  pictures and then as she got close to the end of school year, they both wanted pictures. So I was so excited when they wrote to me and asked if I could do a senior mini session for her. Of course I would!

We had to split the session in two due to her needing to turn in her Oak Harbor High School NJROTC uniform. So we got together before she graduated and again after she graduated. We had a very laid back session. She told me all about her crazy grad night adventure to Disneyland and we talked about her NJROTC competitions too. My son is also in NJROTC and was in the Armed Drill Team with her. Mikayla also competed in Color Guard, so we saw her a lot through out the year.

Mikalya is also a Girl Scout. The day after our second session she left to camp. She’ll be back in August and then head off to Pacific Lutheran University in the fall!! She received $96,000 in academic scholarships from PLU and $1000 from the Soroptimist Oak Harbor. Isn’t that amazing!? Wow! I’m in awe of her determination. You go girl!

We had a great talking and laughing to and from the location as well as while were there. She is so ready to take on the next chapter in her life and it was so neat to hear her plans and excitement for the future. You are definitely going places girl! Can’t wait to hear and see you accomplish those goals!

Thank you for choosing me, I had a blast and am so honored to celebrate this milestone with you.

To see two more images from this session, click HERE and HERE to view them 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


Want to help Mikayla earn credit towards her order? Just leave a comment below. Every time a comment is left, she is one step closer to earning a coupon code for a discount off of her order. So leave her some LOVE. 🙂

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Digital Birthday Sale


$50 OFF Digital Birthday Session

Regular price: $300. Now just $250 (plus tax)

Although 1st birthday sessions are the most popular, we believe that ALL birthdays deserve cake and balloons. And we especially invite you to celebrate your fur baby’s (pets) birthday also! So no matter what the age, this session is perfect to capture the joy of a new year with a new age.


Digital Birthday Session includes:

  • Up to one hour in studio or on location session
  • Cake-smash optional (you provide cake/treat)
  • Includes individual images plus family/sibling portrait (optional)
  • 1 clothing change (2 outfits total)
  • 2 backdrops – 1 for family/traditional portraits and 1 themed set to match outfit/cake (on location sessions will move to another close area)
  • Multiple poses and prop use as time allows
  • Balloons to take home
  • 20 completely edited, high resolution images of your choice (provided via download)
  • Three 6×6 mini canvas wraps – ready to hang (images of your choice) -OR- $50 Order Credit
  • Lifetime personal use print release for digital images is also included

Offer expires June 18th 2017.

You may use this discount towards a date after June 18th, you just need to schedule and pay the deposit by June 18th.

  • Images will presented in a private online gallery view order and download
  • Images will also be uploaded onto our partner site which offers prints and other photo products with professional quality at consumer prices.
  • Images on CD/DVD available for additional fee
  • Additional prints and photo products available to order at 15% off




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Fresh Focus Giveaway!

Enter to win a 3 day “One on One” workshop ($125.00 Value)!

Fresh Focus is a workshop that teaches parents how to take better pictures of their kids. It focuses on concepts you can easily put into practice, just by understanding lighting, composition, perspective and age appropriate techniques. Participants will have access to an easy to follow presentation that includes both in depth details and quick tips for common situations which will help them improve their photos immediately… just by taking the time to assess light, change up their angle, and remember a few quick tips.

Topics include:

  • Camera Settings
  • Learning Light
  • Composition
  • Tips for ages newborn and up
One LOCAL Winner Receives:
  • three days with 1 hour class with hands-on triaging along with practice shooting in different scenarios indoors and outside.
  • Image critique from each practice shoot.
  • Editing critique and help from each practice shoot.
  • Three days don’t have to be consecutive, they can be every other day, every other week, etc.
  • *NEW Fresh Focus forum for continuous support and critique
  • Tips & tricks on-the-go card to keep on hand while you are practicing
  • Printed manual of the course to take notes in and keep at home


STEP ONE: Post a picture of your child(ren) that was taken by YOU. This will need to be posted on the specific STEP ONE giveaway post on my Facebook page which is HERE.

STEP TWO: Head over to our Facebook page and enter our giveaway app HERE. This app gives us a way to choose randomly and contact you privately.

Mobile users, use this link HERE

STEP THREE (optional): Share via the app entry form in step two and share this post too. Leave a comment letting us know you did! Make sure the sharing comment is separate from the picture comment so you get an additional entry. Share on your personal page, business page or in local groups. Each shoe is worth one extra entry. NOTE: General public will not get the details of this giveaway until May 16th. Giving you one day extra to enter, share and earn entries.


  • You must be over 18 years of age and  local to the Whidbey Island area to enter.
  • You must do the first two steps to be entered.
  • Last day to enter with your photo comment is May 31, 2017.
  • Facebook and Gleam are not sponsors nor are they associated with this giveaway.
  • Winner will be contacted via email as well as announced on my Facebook page on June 1st.
  • Winner must contact me within 48 hours after being contacted to verify their win and set up class dates/times.
  • Class dates do not have to be consecutive, they can be spread out as needed.
  • For more information about the Fresh Focus Workshop, click HERE.
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Bathing Beauties Mini Sessions

Bathing Beauties is one of our favorite annual sets. Kids have so much fun and parents love it!

Suggested ages for these sessions are 5 months through 2 years old. All babies must be able to sit up with no support. As always, fur babies (pets) are welcome as well! All fur babies must be under 25 lbs, house-trained, friendly with strangers, and obedient to their owners. If you have both a child & fur baby that would like to participate together, we can do that too.

Choose our studio set OR choose to have your session done at the Lavender Wind Farm in Coupeville.

Clothing is available to borrow or you can bring your own. We provide suggestions and preparation info ahead of time to help you with shopping.

Mini Session Includes:

  • 30 minute in-studio mini session
  • Up to 3 children and/or pets
  • Group & individual poses
  • 15-30 proofs to choose from
  • Print & Digital packages available
  • Complimentary web-sized images

Scheduling Information

Because my schedule is full for the next few upcoming weekends, I have chosen to make this set available from May 22nd through August 31st. What this means is that instead of having the set only available for 2 specific days in limited time slots, you may choose any date that works for you (date availability varies). You’ll want to take a look below at the session options and then give me a call to set up a date and time for your session.

****Lavender Bathing Beauties**** at the Lavender Wind Farm is only available on weekday evenings at 7:00pm or 7:45pm. Please note that it will be breezy and a little chilly. All babies will need to wide awake with a full belly. IMPORTANT: Lavender will only be available for a few more weeks. Call to schedule your Lavender Bathing Beauties session ASAP!

Session Fees: Choose the option that best fits your needs! No matter what you choose, we will have ALL of our prints & photo products
available for ordering in our product menu.

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    Basic ~ $45 (plus tax):
    • Session only
    • Prints/photo products sold separately.
    • No minimum order requirement.
  • Print Session ~ $75 plus tax ($105 Value):
    • Session plus 1 8×10, 2 5×7’s and 1 set (8) of wallets of you choice.
    • You may mix and match all images with exception to the wallets.
    • 10% off any additional prints/products
  • Canvas Session ~ $140 plus tax ($165 Value):
    • Session plus 3 5×5 Canvas Wraps (images of your choice)
    • 10% off any additional prints/products
  • Digital Session [Mini] ~ $145 plus tax ($245 Value):
    • Session plus 5 High Resolution Digital Images (of your choice)
    • Lifetime Personal Use Print Release
    • 15% off any additional prints/products
  • Digital Session [Large] ~ $295 plus tax ($445 Value):
    • Session plus 10 High Resolution Digital Images (of your choice)
    • Lifetime Personal Use Print Release
    • 15% off any additional prints/products
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