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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Just Got Back from Texas School of Photography!

Just Got Back from Texas School of Photography! What is this and why do I care? I have gotten my fix to stimulate my creative juices while at Texas School of Photography in April 2017. I spent an entire week studying under two mentors; this year I chose Videography...

Have You Heard the BIG News?

Have You Heard the BIG News? All About You Portraits is expanding their services to include helping small businesses grow their online market! That's right, now All About You Portraits will be helping small businesses in their community grow their client base by...

Video of One of My Sessions!

Here's a Video of One of My Sessions! But first, here's some background information about this special little boy... His mom writes, "Elijah is a vibrant 5 year old that is curious, friendly, and unique. He was born with a rare congenital defect called Goldenhar...

I am a HeARTS Speak Artist!

Effective January 2016, I am  HeARTS Speak artist! What does this mean to you? Probably not a whole lot! I dedicate one day a week or more to helping animals in need with quality photographs at my local animal shelter and animal rescue. In my spare time, I help other...

We Are Family!

We Are Family! Define "family" From Merriam-Webster, " Simple Definition of family : a group of people who are related to each other : a person's children : a group of related people including people who lived in the past" One boy, one girl, and a mom and dad. But...

Two Exciting Offers!

Two Exciting Offers! Offer #1, Time-Sensitive Exciting Offer Black Friday! Black Friday sale is for 24 hours only and is 50% off all online print orders, including canvas and metal! You must use this link for your coupon and I must have received it at least 72 hours...

Harris Ranch

Photographing people on a ranch with their animals is my new love! A thoughtful daughter from Iowa purchased this portrait session for her parents' anniversary present who live in Smithville, TX! These people really love and care for their animals and I think I...

Why Does Custom Photography Cost More?

Why Does Custom Photography Cost More This article was written by Marianne Drenthe of Marmalade Photography http://www.marmaladephotography.com and can be found at the Professional Child Photography site at http://www.professionalchildphotographer.com Today I'd like...

A Typical Beauty Shoot

The other day I had the honor of photographing the beautiful Sophia May. She is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. She donates much of her time to raise awareness and funds to support comrads in her home country, the Ukraine. I love making women feel...

Event Photography

What an honor it was to photograph Deana Doroshenko's birthday bash at the gorgeous The Oasis restaurant. So many friends and family came to celebrate with her. Photographing everyone at sunset was an extra treat. The colors were a beautiful addition for the...

Me and My “Other Life”

A prominent board member of the Bastrop Animal Rescue (BAR) group had this to say about me: "The dogs at the Bastrop County Animal Shelter are fortunate to have award winning photographer Marlene Lebel in their corner. For years, this Certified Professional...

COVID-19 News

 

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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