Hey guys and gals! Are you back from world-changing adventures because you now believe you can change the world? I hope so! I’ve got a few updates for you that might not change the world but they may at least change your day. Maywhobiddyhaps. But for starters, let me mention that I made a Smokin’ Sausage Quinoa for dinner this evening and I took pictures, as I was thinking of sharing the recipe with you later. Would you like the recipe? Lemme know.

{This post is the start of a few giveaways that will be coming your way over the next several days… so let me just mention that now so that you check back this week and next to see what else you can win!}

{I already showed you this picture in this post about the shoot with the last Giveaway Winners the other day…but man, I just love it!}

Up next on the docket, I want to mention that Quiver Tree Photography is launching our Senior Sessions Package. It is totally awesome and has lots of bells and whistles. (Where does that expression come from?) Basically for $300, the fantabulous seniors in question will get:

  • A 2 hour photo session (with the Hero Hubs, of course)
  • Multiple Outfit Changes and at least two locations
  • A disc of images with printing rights with a minimum of 80 awesome edited photos from the shoot
  • AND. A 20 page custom hardcover photo book with images from their session OR a 16 x 20 gallery wrapped canvas print.

Seniors also have the choice of going with an a la carte option — I’ll have those details up on the Quiver Tree site soon, but the basics include choosing from:

  • 2 hr photo session @ $150
  • Images on Disc with printing rights @ $150
  • Custom Hardcover Photo Book @ $100
  • 16 x 20 Gallery-Wrapped Canvas Print @ $100
  • Prints and Canvases a la carte, as priced at Quiver Tree. (i.e., 4 x 6 print @ $4.00…)

Sounds good, right? We just have one little problem. That fantastic senior session package described above needs a fantastic name. And this is where you come in. I know I’m usually pretty good with words, but this pregnancy gig and all our hard work starting this business are taking a toll on my sleep patterns. My brain function, she is a tad bit low. So.

Let me first pause to mention in case any of you folks from outside of the USA are wondering what I’m talking about — it’s common around these parts for young folks to have a series of professional photographs taken to commemorate this special moment in their lives, their last (Senior) year of high school. So, not Senior Citizens…although they’re welcome, too. Now that that’s clear…

I’d like to ask you fantastically clever people to put on your thinking caps and come up with a name for Quiver Tree’s new Senior Session Package. 

We’ll give you until Saturday night, August 11th at 12:00 midnight to work your wordsmith magic. If you come up with more than one name that you think is a winner, feel free to leave more than one comment. If more than one commenter comes up with the same name, we’ll have to award the prize to the winner who left the comment first. Y’all play nice.

All my ideas so far have words like “Epic” and “Gladiator” in them. But they’re just not… the one.

The person whose name is chosen as THE name for Quiver Tree’s Senior Session Package will have a choice (don’t you love it when you win something and you get a choice about what you won?) between an 8 x 10 canvas print of any image from Quiver Tree’s Fine Art Collection {which basically includes just about every pretty picture you’ve ever seen on this website, or on the Hubs’ site} OR you can attend Quiver Tree’s first Photography Workshop (details below) for just $35! That’s half price…how cool is that?

We’re looking for a name that will appeal to rising seniors (and their parents??)… something fresh and edgy. So leave a comment when you come up with the magic!

Okay. There are two more details to cover in what is becoming a rather lengthy post! I need cookies and milk and sleep!

Quiver Tree Photography Workshop :: Introduction to Digital Photography

Our first Introduction to Digital Photography workshop will be starting here in wee Washington at the beginning of September! These are the details:

The course will introduce the fundamentals of exposure and composition, and you’ll learn practical tips and techniques that will improve the outcome every time you pick up your camera. Topics covered will include:
+ camera controls & settings
+ basic composition techniques for taking better pictures
+ understanding aperture
+ shutter speed & ISO
+ metering basics & exposure

There will be time for Q & A at every session, and the cost for the course is $70. (You will get $10 off the price of the course if you invite a friend who also signs up for this workshop!)

Our first workshop will run for two hours per session on two consecutive Tuesday evenings in September – the 4th and the 11th. There will also be a full-on four hour session which will cover the same material on Saturday, September the 8th from 8:30 pm to 12:30 pm. And y’all know I’ll bake something tasty for the attendees.

If you have any questions about this, please feel free to leave a comment and I will get back in touch with you! Now the last detail to cover is…

Quiver Tree Photography’s {Awesometastic} Referral Program

I cannot for the life of me remember whether I’ve mentioned this to you guys before, but we are very keen to get the word out about our photography business. And I believe in the power of word-of-mouth more than just about anything. You know what I mean. So, we consistently want to say thank you to the people who are helping spread the word — in a tangible way. Here’s how we do it:

  • If you refer someone who books a regular photo session with us (family, children, maternity or newborn) you’ll get $10 in Quiver Tree booty. {description below}
  • If you refer someone who books a Senior Session {awesome name to be announced} with Quiver Tree, you’ll earn yourself $20 in Quiver Tree booty.
  • If you refer someone who books a wedding package with Quiver Tree, you will have just pillaged and plundered your way to $100 buckaroos of Quiver Tree booty. 

Here are the multiple ways you can cash in on Quiver Tree booty:

  1. Use it toward the price of a photo session of any kind.
  2. Use it to purchase something from the Quiver Tree Gallery located at 158 W. Main Street in Washington, NC.
  3. Use it toward a Quiver Tree Photography workshop.
  4. Use it toward the purchase of a print or a gallery-wrapped canvas print — your photo or ours!

So that’s how our referral program works! Just make sure the person who’s booking lets us know that YOU referred them to us. We are so thankful for you — many of you have encouraged us every step of the way as we’ve launched into this new adventure. You already know I’d give you all a heap of freebies if I could do it and we’d still be able to pay the bills! Love you!

There’s more to come on this subject, and some giveaways around the corner… but for now, let the Senior Session naming begin!