All About You Portraits Referral Program!

Have you heard about our referral program?!!

$100 Gift Certificate

Read all about it! All About You Portraits has a referral program that gives YOU $100 credit towards your next portrait session. 

For each new client you refer to me who books a portrait session, you receive a $100 gift certificate. I will give this to you either hand-delivered or mailed for your convenience.

Word-of-mouth referrals is how I grow my business and this gift certificate is my way to thank you for your referral.

I humbly value the trust you have placed in me to take your photographs. And I promise to give the same time and care to any of your friends or family that you refer to me.

The only way I can continue my business to give memories to last a lifetime is by growing my client base.

Remember, I’ve invested the time to learn how to control different light forms.  I’m committed to continuous learning  and am trained and certified as a professional photographer by the esteemed Professional Photographers of America. 

I do all this to ensure you, and all my clients, look their very best in their portraits.

Certified Professional Photographer

I have an air-conditioned residential studio available for everyone’s comfort during times of inclement weather or unbearable heat, .

As you know, families are more mobile than ever before.  This makes it more important that the images you have today, last for generations.  Therefore, they can be  placed on your walls as artwork, or on your coffee table as a beautifully created album.

As a certified professional photographer, I know how to recognize and find quality products.

I am really looking forward to working with you again!

The U.S. Presidential Election

U.S. presidential election infographic

The U.S. Presidential Election

Are you as confused as me about how someone wins the U.S. presidential election?

With all the misinformation available on the internet and social media sites, what information is considered trustworthy?

I am hoping the information provided by the U.S. government itself, should prove to be, https://www.usa.gov/election. If you’re anything at all like me, a visual diagram would be most helpful. Thankfully, this website provided an infographic diagram of the whole process.

I believe the most confusing part of the entire process concerns the electoral college. So why vote – many seem to ask.

It does indeed count after you cast your ballot for president, but your vote goes to a statewide tally. In  Washington, D.C.and 48 states, the winner gets all the electoral votes for that state, however, Maine and Nebraska assign their electors using a proportional system.

While the Electoral College consists of 538 electors, a majority of 270 electoral votes is required to elect the President. In the posted infographic above, you’ll see the allocated number of electoral votes post for each state currently. That number was determined based on the Census. Each State is allocated a number of votes equal to the number of senators and representatives in its U.S. Congressional delegation—two votes for its senators in the U.S. Senate plus a number of votes equal to the number of its Congressional districts.

Every State, except for Maine and Nebraska, have a winner-take-all policy where the State looks only at the overall winner of the state-wide popular vote.  However, Maine and Nebraska appoint individual electors based on the winner of the popular vote for each Congressional district and then 2 electors based on the winner of the overall state-wide popular vote. 

Well I don’t know about you, even with the facts presented, my head is spinning! Regardless, be sure to get out there and vote, because your vote does count – at least indirectly!

 

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COVID-19 News

 

Continue to clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.Stay at home as much as possible.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people (at least 6 feet).
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.

As businesses start opening on a limited basis as of April 1, 2020, it’s important to maintain safety steps to ensure no further outbreaks occur.

We OPEN for business.

 

 

 

Now Offering School Pictures

Class Picture

Is your child in a school where there are no school pictures or you’re not happy with their school pictures?

Then please let your school administrator know how much you’d like for All About You Portraits to come take the school photos!

I am offering professional portraits at your school’s location at very affordable rates. We just finished our first school portrait session in Rosanky. We learned a lot and are ready to put our skills and knowledge to work at your school!

What We Learned

  1. It is very helpful to use an iPad to preview the photos much larger than they show up in the camera’s viewfinder or its LCD screen. This is especially important when taking pictures of an entire class.
  2. Using the iPad, allow the teachers to select the class photo that they liked best – in real time!
  3. The devil is in the details. Careful inspection of each child is completed on the iPad to ensure their clothing, pose, and facial expression is ideal.
  4. An assistant to the photographer is highly beneficial in double-checking these details, and for saving time in setup, shutdown, and everything in between.
  5. Hang the largest backgrounds sideways, to get the very widest portion of it behind the larger classes.

Click here to see a sample of individual and class school pictures taken.

Don’t they look great? Be sure to recommend All About You Portraits to be your school’s professional photographer!

HS Senior Competition

High School Senior Competition

Hello Peeps! I’ve got an exciting competition for you!

Do you know a High School Senior who is deserving of FREE senior session with Marlene of All About You Portraits? Then be sure to enter this competition below.

The person with the most entries by the end of the contest wins the free senior session
The session must be held by 10/31/2019 and be within 20 miles of the studio location (1751 Hwy 304, Smithville, TX).

 Nominate A HS Senior Competition