I can’t believe that last year around this time I started Erin Nisi Photography. I never imagined I would be where I am today. I have put so much into this dream and I can see that it is really starting grow into what I hoped and prayed it would be one day. All I can say is THANK YOU!!! It’s because of my amazing family, friends, and clients that I am where I am today! If it weren’t for all of you ENP would not still be up and running! I have spent this year learning all that I can to make ENP the best it can be.
I have learned so much about myself and the type of business I want to run. I promised myself that I would take this year slow, I would learn all that I could by taking workshops, joining online forums, and having mentors. I also promised myself I would practice photographing everything. This year I did that I photographed everything from newborns to parties, even a wedding. Although I have loved all my experiences I now feel confident in where I want to focus my photography. While learning I have also been able to reflect on how I can make ENP even better and with that comes change.
The first change and one that will effect you most directly is pricing. This is the hardest change I have had to make. When I calculate the hours I spend traveling to locations, photographing, editing, and packaging up your prints, I realize that I can’t continue to produce a quality product at my current rates. I put so much into each session and I can only keep doing that if I value my time and talent more. I am going to continue to offer digital images but something new that I am going to offer are prints. I can’t tell you how many times a client has sent me an email or called letting me know they printed somewhere other than the company I recommend and their prints didn’t turn out as they had hoped. I have learned that using a professional printer is essential when you are investing in custom photography. I am going to offer an incentive to you to order your prints through me so that I can be confident all my hard work will be seen when you display your images! To see my new session fees click here http://www.erinnisiphotography.com/investment/ .
The second change has to do with newborn sessions. I have struggled with this decision even up until writing this post. I have decided that at this time ENP will only be offering lifestyle newborn sessions. Now if we already have a session booked, don’t panic! This will be in effect for all new sessions booked. What does that mean? It simply means that if you are looking for those adorable newborn posed baby photos I am not your girl. The good news is I have some amazingly talented photographer friends that I will be more than happy to refer you to but this photog is sticking to real life newborn shoots. Here is a peek of a newborn lifestyle session. Keep an eye out for a lifestyle section under my portfolio where I will be adding all my lifestyle work.
Speaking of lifestyle photography, I absolutely love it and you will see a lot more of it from me this year. This is an area where I really want to grow my business. Having said that if you book a lifestyle session in the month of April to be used anytime before 11/15/2013 you will receive 20% off the session! Lifestyle sessions are not just for newborns!!!
Now on to the exciting stuff! Somewhere along the way to making it to a year, ENP hit 1000 fans!!! I can’t even believe it. I remember last April thinking will anyone find my page? Now we are over 1000 fans, 1000 people know the name Erin Nisi Photography!!! I am so humbled by that! We need to celebrate and I want to thank you all! We are having a giveaway!!!
I am going to giveaway one full session and a 16×20 canvas of your favorite image from the session! This session can be on location or in your home for a lifestyle session!!!
This session is valid for 1 year after the issue date.
To enter, you must:
- LIKE Erin Nisi Photography’s Facebook page if you haven’t done so already!
- You must share the link to this blog post on your Facebook wall by pasting this link into your status and telling your friends about the giveaway!
- You must come back to this blog post and leave a comment that you did the two previous steps. This comment is considered your entry, so don’t forget this very important last step!
The giveaway will run from Thursday, April 4th until Tuesday, April 9th at 9:00 PM. The winners will be selected using an online random generator and announced Wednesday morning. The gift certificate will be mailed to the winner.
Thank you all SO much for being the best clients ever. Good luck!