Small Business Saturday 2016

Small Business Saturday 2016

Greetings!

This Nov 26, we want to celebrate Small Business Saturday(R) with you! It’s a special holiday created so communities can show love for small businesses like ours. And it wouldn’t be a celebration without customers like you joining us!

So mark your calendars for Nov 26, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and get ready to Shop Small(R) with us. Stop by ALL ABOUT YOU PORTRAITS online at https://www.allaboutyouportraits.com/ for special 50% off deals between the hours of 9am – midnight CSTSmall Biz Saturday 11/26.

And please don’t forget to share your favorite Small Business Saturday moments on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with #ShopSmall.

Thanks for your support. See you Saturday, Nov 26!
ALL ABOUT YOU PORTRAITS

“I Don’t Do Weddings!”

I Don’t Do Weddings!

It’s True. Most of the Time. Anyway…

I get so many requests to be a wedding photographer that I’d be making a good profit in this business if I did them. I usually reply with, “Sorry, I don’t do weddings, but I can refer you to someone who does them”. I met the married photographers at a wedding venue and spoke with them at length and saw the work they did. So I can recommend them with a clean conscience.

So far, I’ve had two people who had convinced me otherwise. One was a small, private wedding of just the couple and a minister. OK, surely I can do those without seating bullets. But the other, well they had 50 guests! How did the groom-to-be convince me? He told me he really wanted me to photograph his special day. See, I’ve gone to his fiancé ‘s home to photograph their foster dogs, pro bono as a HeARTS Speak artist for Bastrop Animal Rescue. The couple was so concerned that I didn’t get in any good shots with the dogs running all over the property and not posing for me. But they were extremely impressed with the photos I delivered from that session, that they decided I *had* to be their wedding photographer!

I mean, if I can produce photographs like THAT of moving dogs, surely I can be a wonderful wedding photographer! Ahem…

Right. Well, sort of… Let’s look at some of the reasons why I don’t do weddings as a rule.

  1. They require at least 4-6 hours of coverage. (I’m no spring chicken)
  2. They require nerves of steal. (Not me!)
  3. They require skill for working with “bridezillas”. (Ugh, I don’t WANT to do that!)
  4. They generally require at least 2 photographers to capture all the special moments during a traditional wedding. (I’m just one person)
  5. They require extreme physical fitness, between lugging so much equipment around and capturing things at all kinds of weird angles. (I’m working on it, but again, I’m no spring chicken)

The selling point in my agreeing to do the 2nd wedding – aside my ego being so kindly stroked – was that the couple only wanted two hours of coverage. Two! Plus I really, really liked them as people.

So I did it. I had fun at the event and especially when working with the wedding party. We had an out-and-out HOOT! I somehow became very extraverted and got them to do all kinds of funny antics. But don’t just take my word for it, the proof is in the pudding!

 

Two Exciting Offers!

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 prior to this sale. Sign up here: link

Offer #2, Ongoing Exciting Offer

My new Referral Program! You get a $50 credit and your referred friend gets a $50 credit towards any prints at All About You Portraits. Talk about a WIN-WIN deal!

2015 Smithville Senior Grad – Alyssa

do you remember what it was like for your senior pictures?

You stood in a long line until finally you were up front when a man called out, “NEXT!”? I sure do and I got crummy cookie-cutter senior photos that aren’t worth a hill of beans!

That is not the way a high school senior should be photographed the one day in their life that should be totally dedicated to them! I mean, just think about it; even when you get married, the photographs need to cover so many other people and the details of the bride’s dress, the venue, and the families. When else can a person have a day photographed dedicated just to them and them only?

So started All About You’s specialty in high school seniors! To create that one day totally dedicated to photographing the young person before he or she heads out to college or a job away from home. The one point in a young person’s life where they make the transition from child to adult, right before your very eyes! Capturing their many moods and expression to show off their own unique personalty.

CONGRATULATIONS ALYSSA! Best wishes to you as you head off to college!2015 Senior Alyssa

2015 High School Senior – Mia

 Do you remember what it was like for your senior pictures?

You stood in a long line until finally you were up front when a man called out, “NEXT!”? I sure do and I got crummy cookie-cutter senior photos that aren’t worth a hill of beans!

That is not the way a high school senior should be photographed the one day in their life that should be totally dedicated to them! I mean, just think about it; even when you get married, the photographs need to cover so many other people and the details of the bride’s dress, the venue, and the families. When else can a person have a day photographed dedicated just to them and them only?

So started All About You’s specialty in high school seniors! To create that one day totally dedicated to photographing the young person before he or she heads out to college or a job away from home. The one point in a young person’s life where they make the transition from child to adult, right before your very eyes! Capturing their many moods and expression to show off their own unique personalty.

CONGRATULATIONS MIA! Best wishes to you as you head off to college!

Mia B's senior photos

Mobile Album APP – What Is It?

Mobile Album App – What Is It?

An exciting, new way to share all of your favorite photos!

Not every photographer offers this item, but All About You Portraits does!

It is a custom mobile website created by your photographer for you to share. You can even save offline to your mobile device as an APP, so you can share them with no internet connection.

 You get a custom link that you can simply email and share with your friends and family! They also can install it on their smart devices to use it as an APP.

It is so AWESOME!

When you first access the link, it will look similar to this photo I took of my iPad and MacBook Pro:
Mobile Album Sample

Mobile Album Sample


As you click on each image, it will show in a much larger size. You can play its included music by clicking the white music icon on the far right under my logo. 🙂 You can also select to view it as a slideshow!

Additionally, here’s a sample album for your test driving pleasure: http://app.stickyalbums.com/2350/gallery/214639

I hope you find these mobile albums as much fun as I do!