HOPE | A PHOTO SERIES
I suppose there are good days and bad days all the time, and now is no exception. I had a hard time finding hope today, for some reason. When it comes right down to it, the best cure for my anxiety has always been food. So, here we are. I turned the last of the bananas into comfort food. lol 😜🤦♀️
Have a wonderful day!
HOPE | A PHOTO SERIES
Funny post for today – I was told off by a pair of cantankerous squirrels this morning. In their defence, I was probably way too close to their nest and I probably would have done the same thing if I were them… I was actually looking at the moss on our woodpile in the backyard. Set against the backdrop of the heavy fog out there today, I had an idea for a neat photograph. As I knelt down though, little dude up in the tree started screaming at me, and then seconds later it’s mate hoofed it up on top the wood pile and assumed a position that looked like she meant to throat punch me. Maybe not all that “hopeful” of photographs, but it made me laugh, and we could all use some smiles right now, am I right!? 😛
As mentioned, feel free, every day on every “Hope” post that I make on Facebook, to share a photo that you’ve taken that inspires hope in you too.
We can find ways to lift each other up during this, and my way is to encourage you all to find the beauty in your lives at this crazy time.
Have a wonderful day!
Stephanie, Raindance Photography
I have thought long and hard about this decision, and it physically pains me – especially considering my beautiful new studio is literally JUST finally finished and ready for business! You all know what I’m about to say, by this point, I’m sure…
While I sit here fretting about how I will pay my bills (as far as I can see, at this point, self-employed folks like me aren’t getting anything in the way of financial relief or assistance) it’s not lost on me that my children are worried – not about money – and their worries are the most important thing right now. When I put my daughter to bed for the last bunch of nights, her typically happy-go-lucky, not-a-care-in-the-world little face has had traces of anxiety peeking through. Unfortunately, she’s part of the “higher risk” population, and we’ve had to explain to her a little more about why she needs to be extra careful, as a result. I can tell that she’s trying not to let it get to her, but when she goes to bed at night, I can see it weighing on her little mind.
For her, and for people like her, I will be temporarily closing my doors, and doing my part to encourage “social distancing” until further notice. All bookings that were on my March calendar have been postponed, and no further bookings will be accepted until it’s safe to do so. I’m happy to book people in for sessions 2-3 months from now, and am not taking deposits for those bookings at this time. I am finishing up all of the retouching for sessions that happened before this pandemic was announced, and I will be offering online downloads of files for those folks until they feel comfortable picking up their packages.
I thank you all for your support and understanding. This closure is temporary, and I cannot WAIT to open my doors again (hopefully soon!)
Stay safe, stay home, and wash your hands.
Well folks, it’s been a week, hasn’t it? Last weekend, I saw a meme floating around on Facebook that mentioned daylight savings time, a full moon, and Friday the 13th happening all in the same week. I laughed, and then sat back and watched madness unfold in front of my eyes over the next 5 days.
I’m not the type that gets caught up in mass hysteria. Heck, I don’t even generally watch the news. This week though, I’ve been following the development of Covid-19 and its impact on the world very closely. As a mom and a small business owner, I am left with some very important responsibilities: 1. Ensure the safety of my family (which includes 2 individuals with chronic lung conditions) as well as my most vulnerable clients; and 2: Continue providing a quality service and product to clients who need it, while also ensuring a clean and safe environment for all.
As a result of growing concerns, in order to protect both my own family and all of my clients, I am taking the following precautions in my studio:
I understand that this is a trying time for everyone, and photographs are probably at the bottom of anyone’s list of priorities right now. However, if you do wish to book a session, but are unsure about the current climate and are afraid to put down a deposit to secure your space, I am waiving my Deposit/Retainer Policy for the next 12 weeks. Typically, in order to book a session, a client is required to put down a deposit to secure their time-slot. Due to uncertainty at this time, I will waive this requirement with the request that you give me at least 24 hours’ notice to cancel or reschedule in the event of illness. Full payment will be due at the time of your session, but my hope is to eliminate any booking anxiety.
If you have any questions or concerns or would like to book a session for yourself, please contact me via this website or by emailing email@example.com If you don’t receive a response from me within 48 hours, please check your junk folders. 🙂
You’ve asked for mini sessions, and I’ve listened! I’m so excited to finally release the entire list of Mini Events for 2020 as well as their tentative dates for you to bookmark in your calendars. If you would like to make sure that you do not miss booking when it opens for each event, please “Like” and “Follow” my Facebook page. 🙂
Easter/Spring Mini Sessions open for booking TODAY! If you would like to book one of these sessions, please contact me and I will send you the booking form. If you do not receive a response within 24-48 hours, please check your junk folders. 🙂
What’s the Package? Easter Mini Sessions include your 20 minute in-studio mini session on the set shown below, private online ordering gallery, and 8 digital files of your choice delivered via online download in both colour and black and white. Upgrade options are available.
When? The Easter/Spring Mini Event will take place on March 27th and 28th, 2020, with timeslots from 10am-3pm available.
Where? Raindance Photography Studio, Callander (By Appointment Only)
2020 Mini Event List (with tentative dates)
Easter/Spring Minis – March 27/28
Celebrate Mom Minis – April 4/5
Pure & Simple Baby Minis (for babies 3-12 months) – April 16/17
Sweet & Simple Pet Minis – April 18
Celebrate Dad Minis – May 30
Tea Party Minis – June 6
Gone Fishin’ Minis – July 11
Pet Portrait Fundraiser (all $$ raised donated to local animal rescue) – September 19
Halloween Fundraiser (Free portrait event with donation of new unwrapped toy) – October 31
Christmas Baking Minis – October 10
North Bay Tree Farm Minis – November 7
Christmas Minis – Bed Set – November 13/14
Christmas Minis – Xmas in the Park Set – November 13/14
Santa Fundraiser – November 15
Celebrate Mom Minis will open for booking next week! Watch for it! 😀
Door Crasher Event Number 2 is now available! These sessions are a great opportunity for you to come and see my beautiful new space in Callander, Ontario, and get some amazingly fun portraits at a fabulous price point!
Personality Portraits are a child’s portrait series that has been designed to celebrate their individuality! Each child’s personality is unique and different – quiet, contemplative, shy, outgoing, wild or crazy, this series is meant to capture THEM! These sessions take place on your child’s choice of backdrop colour, so feel free to include them in the decision making process when planning this session.
Only $99+hst, this package comes with a 20 minute in-studio mini session, private online ordering gallery, and 8 digital files of your choice to be fully retouched in both colour and black and white and delivered via online download. Upgrade options are available.
AVAILABLE ON THE FOLLOWING DATES: March Break! Sunday March 15 – Friday March 20, 2020, timeslots available between 10am-3pm.
Ready to book? Awesome! I can’t wait to meet you! Please click here and fill out the booking form to snag one of these timeslots: http://raindancephoto.ca/mach/view.php?id=65934
The Regular Annual Portrait events schedule (think Easter/Spring Minis, Mommy & Me, Daddy & Me, Pure & Simple Baby Minis, Pet Minis, Halloween, Christmas, and MORE) will be released this Friday and booking will open for select events at that time.
Raindance Photography is Callander’s exclusive newborn, baby, child, family, maternity and pet photographer. Specializing in studio photography and outdoor portrait sessions and servicing clients from Callander, North Bay, Barrie, Orillia, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Midland, and Penetanguishene since 2011. To book your indoor or outdoor photo session with Raindance Photography, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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