Changes Coming to Rebecca Lassiter Photography

You asked and I've listened.

There have been a lot of changes happening at the studio. I'm now in my third year of business and as the business grows and shifts, so does the cost of doing business. Some of my long-time clients have noticed adjustments in my prices and offerings. Along with these adjustments, though, I've been hearing a loud and clear request for digital only packages.

I love the printed image. I love the idea of having something tangible in a world that is increasingly in the proverbial cloud. I know many of you love print, too. But I've also come to understand, thanks to my wonderful friends and clients, that there is a value to digital as well. I'm learning that it's okay to love both. So, going forward, Rebecca Lassiter Photography will be offering package options to fit your individual needs.

Here's how it works: when you contact me to schedule your session simply tell me what package you're interested in, digital or print. My digital package is $375 for a one hour session (in studio or on location) and up to 35 fully edited, high resolution images available as digital download. All digital packages include a 30% discount on any print products you may want to purchase. The print package is $200 for a one hour session (in studio or on location) and your choice of 1 8x10 or 2 5x7s. Once you spend $200 in print products, additional prints will be 40% off and you receive digital files for each image printed.

In the coming days, I'm going to be updating the website with a full listing of products I offer as well as more information regarding the varieties of prints available. I will also be introducing a new member of the Rebecca Lassiter Photography team. I'm happy to announce that I now have an in-house makeup artist working with me. I'll be introducing her in an upcoming post as well as talking about some incredible specialty sessions we have planned.

I know that you have a choice in who you trust to take your photos and preserver your memories. I'm beyond honored to be the person so many of you entrust with that most precious task. I'm looking forward to taking even more photos and making more memories with these changes.

The One Resolution You Should Keep in 2017

2016 sure was something. Can you believe it's already 2017? Whether you're in the good riddance 2016 camp or not the one thing that's certain is that with the turning of the calendar comes something of a clean slate. Yep, that means resolution time. It's time to decide to eat better and exercise more, at least until the shine wears off and sometime in February the new year feels a little worn in and those resolutions are long forgotten.

What if this year could be different, though? Now, eating better and losing weight are fantastic resolutions, but taking care of yourself isn't just about what you put in your body. It's also about how you frame your life. If 2016 taught us anything it's that life moves and changes in a blink so this year, why not resolve to cherish the moment?

Think about it. When is the last time you stopped and really just enjoyed the moment? Coming out of the holidays, most of us are a little tired, more than a little worn out, and probably spent more time in the last couple of months doing things rather than enjoying them. We've all probably gained a couple of pounds (there are just too many good foods to resist during the holidays!) and that resolution to lose weight is looking pretty good, but it's easy to get caught up in everything else we have to do now in the new year. Taking the time to cherish the moment, to pause even just briefly, can help us keep track of what's important to us. It can keep us on track for our goals.

A moment to cherish forever

A moment to cherish forever

That isn't to say you need a massive life change to take time to enjoy the little things. Cherishing the moment can take a lot of small forms. It can mean taking just a couple of minutes to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning without distraction. It can mean calling a friend instead of just texting. It can also mean making and preserving memories with the people we love. And what better way to cherish moments and preserve memories than with beautiful photographs? This year, why not take the time to have professional portraits taken? After all, you can't be in the picture if you're taking it. You'll have beautiful pictures to treasure long after your session has ended. You can even enjoy them during those other moments you're taking the time to cherish through 2017 and beyond. Time moves so fast. It will be 2018 before we know it. Be kind to yourself and hold on to now just a little longer with photos. You'll thank yourself.

Keep the resolution to cherish the moment. Contact me to book your photo session today.

Lifestyle Photography

I kind of want to cry because winter has truly arrived.  I do not like to be cold.  I am the person who needs sunshine, who wants to be outside watching my kids play on the swing set, taking walks after dinner.  I have found some beautiful spots to photograph and I want spring to come quickly so I can take my clients to these amazing sites and help them create amazing images to keep for a lifetime. That being said.  It is winter and Lifestyle photography is the perfect thing to explore during the winter.

What is Lifestyle Photography?

It is photography that is generally captured in the clients home, non posed and with out stress

The house is the backdrop, usually parents bedroom or kids bedroom, living room (get creative with space)

What kind of Pictures do you take in these sessions?

Take pictures of kids reading, parents reading to kids, kids reading to siblings, kids and pets, kids playing with toys,

bath time *with lots of bubbles and nothing exposed, safety first* 

These pictures are a snapshot of a day in the client in their home. Ironically the kids tend to mind better and be on their best behavior during these sessions. I had a mom jokingly ask me to stay once because her kiddo was acting so good while I was there.

Benefits of Lifestyle Photography?

Less Stress - No one is running around worried they left something at home for the photo shoot

When the kids get hungry, which is inevitable, you are home and can get them a snack

If they want to get a toy, they can, they are home

If they need a bottle, a diaper change, are being potty trained and you are concerned about the traveling during this time... you are home.

Are all photographers created equal?

Nope, no we aren't. Just like with any trade some specialize in a certain area of the trade than the other. You need to look at their work. Some times you will find that a photographer is new to the world of photography as business and their work is growing. Make sure their work is GROWING, IMPROVING. If they are and you LOVE their work then make sure they understand indoor lighting.

Just because someone charges a lot of money does NOT mean they are the best or are good for that matter, so do your home work.

Same with the opposite. Just because someone isn't expensive doesn't mean they aren't creating lovely works of art. 

You need to look at their work and see if you like what they are doing. 

Also, message them, call them, or email them and see how they are with communication. If they are easy to talk to then, good. If you feel like they are hard to reach or you difficult to communicate with then maybe they aren't someone you want to do business with.

I would love some feedback, have you done a Lifestyle shoot? What was your experience?