Friday, October 18, 2019

Senior Couture Session - Part 1

Fall is the perfect time for Senior Portraits. The light is soft, and it's perfect timing to get your photos in before yearbook deadlines!  Hannah is Hilltopper from Los Alamos High School.  For her first two-hour session we photographed downtown and also up in the foothills for a contrast of urban and natural terrain!  I don't think it's possible for her to take a bad photo!!!  Can't wait for her second session in a few weeks!








Family Photos in the Foothills


I've been photographing Liam since he was less than a year old. It's been fun to see him grow. He has this little smile that when he grins, he just makes your heart chuckle!




There is something whimsical and yet real about this loving image of Liam's parents as he plays around them.






Headshots... And then Some

Andrea came in for some headshots for her company, and while we were waiting for her next colleague to be ready, we had a little fun for some personal photos. :)







Thursday, July 18, 2019

There are three more themed mini-Sessions for 2019 and we have two promotions that end in July:

#1  If you book all 3 mini-sessions, you get a promotional print credit of $50 to use for your Fall Family Session - expires at the holiday printer deadlines 2019 around mid-December.

#2 Take advantage of the "Christmas in July" digital image specials for the Santa Sessions on Dec 7th!  Save $50 on printable digital images.  We are already almost half booked.


Now, it is easier than ever because for all three, you can sign up online!

ALL NEW!! Superhero Mini-Session Sat, July 27th





Halloween Costume Trick-or-Treating and Mini-Sessions Sat, Oct 26th


 






Santa is coming to town Dec 7th


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Albuquerque Santa Mini Sessions 2018

Ell Photography Santa Mini Sessions 2018


This year we have Santa coming to visit Albuquerque, New Mexico! Santa is stopping by Ell Photography on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 to see who made the naughty and nice lists!  This event is great for ages 3 months and up!  We have several activities to warm children up to get good smiles and have a good time with Santa.

6 month old baby with Santa in Albuquerque


3 month old baby with Santa in Albuquerque

Checking Santa's List if you are naughty or nice

** Please note that event tickets are non-refundable, but are transferable**

WHAT TO EXPECT:
Santa is excited to meet all our ABQ kids! I happen to know Santa personally. He will be flying in from the East Coast just to visit our kids. He has an authentic white beard and is great with children! Sessions will be held at our studio, where most of your kids are already comfortable. Mini-Sessions are 10 minutes long (25% longer than the Mall Santa and twice as long as some of the other studios). You will get all the pictures from your mini-session digitally delivered within a week of the session! In the session, Santa will ask your little one what they want for Christmas, maybe read a story, or do other age-appropriate activities with Santa to warm them up, then we will take photos of your munchkin with Santa. If parents can also jump in a family photo with Santa, we can get the whole family too. If you think your child might not want to sit on Santa's lap, our loveseat has room for either Mommy or Daddy to sit down next to Santa for the photos.

Our last several mini-session events have run on-time and moving the package structure to a digital package without a viewing worked really well to keep things flowing! We are going to include ALL the good digital images in this package and if you pick an Add-On Product above, you can choose from your digital delivery images for product fulfilment. Please pick your product images within two days of receiving the images to make sure that your prints and gifts will arrive before Christmas! For prints, gift boxes are available above in the Add-On drop-down menu.

If you have multiple children or really want to make sure that your children are smiling together, or you want individual photos as well as sibling photos, you might consider adding extra time by booking a sibling session. (We highly recommned it!) Please contact the studio to make sure back-to-back times are available and so we can update the inventory for the checkout buttons. We have reserved a few unlisted spots for families that need some extra time.

Due to time constraints, the mini-Sessions are all going to be with Santa in the same spot. If you want holiday portraits without Santa, we are going to offer a separate day on the same set without Santa (please call to inquire 505-933-5585). OR if you want BOTH Santa photos AND Family holiday photos without Santa, we are offering 4 double sessions on the beginning and end of Santa's lunchtime and break where you can get both types of photos (Please Use the "Double Family Sessions for Photos with AND without Santa" purchase button for available times.)

** For base packages starting at $45 - call to book (505) 933-5585.

Albuquerque Santa Mini-Session Tickets

SOLD OUT

Albuquerque Sibling Santa Mini-Session Tickets with Extra Time

SOLD OUT

Albuquerque Santa Mini-Session Tickets with Family Holiday Portraits

(Sessions have time with AND without Santa)
SOLD OUT

Santa Add-Ons (High Res Images, Ornaments, Prints, etc.)




CLOTHING IDEAS:
Festive dress is encouraged. Fancy dresses can be super cute, but if you think the material will be itchy or tight or uncomfortable, you might consider other alternatives to keep your children happy and full of smiles. Ugly sweaters, holiday pajamas, or elf costumes can also be super cute!! Right now I am obsessed with Buffalo Check Plaid, so that could be super cute too!!

TROUBLE WITH CHECKOUT:
If you have trouble checking out, or it won't allow you to purchase a ticket for a certain time, that time might be sold out. (The Paypal button doesn't update the dropdown for sold out times, but won't let you checkout. I will be updating the button once a week).

If you continue to have trouble, please send me an email to kira@elltography.com or a text to 505-933-5585 and I can investigate to make sure there's not a bug.

POLICIES:
Since this is an event, you are purchasing a ticket for a certain time and your fee retains your time on the calendar. Photos will be taken smiling or screaming. Santa screamers can also be cute, but hopefully the familiar studio environment will put your child at ease. Please arrive early so you do not miss your timeslot. Event tickets for mini-sessions are non-refundable, but may be rescheduled to a different available timeslot up to 48 hours prior to the time. Event Tickets are also transferable to another family as long as you have the proper type of session for the number of kids in the new family. If you cannot make your time slot and would like to transfer the session, please give me the new family's names and contact info so we can update "Santa's List". If you miss your timeslot, we will allow you to stay on standby in case someone else misses their slot, however it is not guaranteed. Since the mini-sessions are short, please arrive at least 10 minutes before your timeslot to sign in and prepare. If you think your child might need more time to warm up, you may come earlier and play in the lobby, but you may not watch in on other prior sessions.

Autumn Babies

This October, I've photographed a lot of newborns... and they were all boys!  Here are some of my favorites from the past few weeks. 



This family procured vintage dolls from "Where the Wild Things Are" to do a newborn session.


For the month of October, the hospital gave these sweet little pumpkin hats to each of the newborns,






2018 Halloween and Fall Mini-Sessions

Here are a few of my favorite images from our 6th Annual Halloween Mini-Session Event!!  I have to say... the Fall leaves were a hit! Who doesn't like to make a mess!?!























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