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I had so much fun with my Christmas sessions this year! Some of my clients were returning, while others were brand new. I really enjoyed capturing these individuals and families interacting and doing things they love. Did you notice: I even did a motorcycle session! (I’m going to do a whole separate blog post about that in January….so stay tuned.)

Even though autumn-looking trees are few and far between in Florida, I managed to get some pretty colors in several of these images. I love how each session is so different. Honestly, one of my favorite things about photography is that every single session has a story of its own. I’m fortunate to be able to create quality portraits that families can enjoy now and in the years to come. I consider myself very blessed.

Now that we’re just a few days before Christmas, I’m going to enjoy this “off” time with my awesome husband and kids. And my extended family will be here soon from Chattanooga, Tennessee!

I hope you are having a blessed Christmas season!

 

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You can choose from two dates: Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016  OR  Sunday, Jan. 8th, 2017.  Both SnapBasics sessions will take place at my home (near Ed White High School) from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.  This class is specifically for people who own a DSLR but only use it in automatic mode.  I will show you how to maximize your camera by shooting in manual mode.  Bring your DSLR with a fresh battery and an empty card because this is a hands-on class!  Each session of SnapBasics is limited to six participants.  Your payment of $45 reserves your spot!  (Some seats are already taken, so please contact me soon!)

 

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My SnapArt class is for anyone with a camera that wants to improve their photography. I’ll teach you how to look at things from a photographer’s point of view.  We’ll discuss composition, lighting, posing techniques, etc.  You can choose from two dates: Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016  OR  Sunday, Jan. 22th, 2017.  Both SnapArt sessions will take place at my home (near Ed White High School) from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.  Bring your camera with a fresh battery and an empty card because this is a hands-on class!  Each session of SnapArt is limited to six participants.  Your payment of $45 reserves your spot!  (Some seats are already taken, so please contact me soon!)

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I have a confession to make. I’m pretty much obsessed with raw gemstone jewelry right now.

I love the organic, casual quality that raw stones provide. I’m naturally drawn to vintage/boho things, and this raw topaz gemstone set in hammered sterling silver is no exception! This particular beauty is from Lemesto and designed by Arielle Rassel. I selected it from her California collection, which features several other lovely raw gemstones as well.

And I’m sure you can’t help but notice the fabulous gold calligraphy by the talented Brittany Russell, owner of Letter Lane Design Studio. Brittany does gorgeous work, focusing on wedding stationery, calligraphy, and branding design. The hand-lettered vow really shows off this lovely piece.

I think this is a stunning combination!
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I’m super excited to offer two fantastic mini session packages for your holiday portraits! Here are all the details:

Both packages include a 20-minute session and a private, online gallery.  Each option also includes a keepsake canvas ornament. (Ornament shape and picture must be selected by November 30th.)

Option One ($130) includes three high-resolution digital images, and Option Two includes seven high-resolution digital images.  Print releases will be issued for those files.

Option Two ($245) also includes 25 custom Christmas cards (with envelopes). One revision is allowed. Of course, more cards may be purchased for an additional fee if you need them.

 

Dates:

Saturday, Nov. 19th  (ONLY FIVE sessions are available starting at 3:00 pm up until 5:00 pm. Sessions start on the hour and half-hour and last for 20 minutes each.)  Saturday sessions will take place at Tillie Fowler Regional Park on Hwy. 17.

Sunday, Nov. 20th  (ONLY FIVE sessions are available starting at 3:00 pm up until 5:00 pm. Sessions start on the hour and half-hour and last for 20 minutes each.)  Sunday sessions will take place at Boone Park in Riverside.

Book early!!! Only ten slots are available. A 50% deposit is required to reserve your mini session.

Please message Susan@SusanDixonPhotography for available times. You may pay your 50% deposit by check or credit/debit card.  7% sales tax will be added to your package. The balance (including sales tax) should be paid at the time of your mini session.

 

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I recently did a MASSIVE make-over of how I store and backup my my digital images. Seriously, it took a total of three days. But my computer runs so. much. faster. I know I’m going to save tons of time because now I’m not going to have to spend extra time waiting for my computer to respond.

Many of you know that I did quite of traveling this past summer. Every year, Troy and I vow that we are NOT going to be gone all summer. But, every single time, we end up being gone over 50% of the time. I guess I really shouldn’t complain. We are so fortunate to be able to travel!

In the midst of all of our trips, I did a session for this A D O R A B L E family. And we did it at one of my favorite parks in town. It’s one they actually go to as a family. I think that’s pretty awesome! And they are just as sweet on the inside as they look! It was quite warm that day, but you would never know it from these images. I love it when clients embrace the idea of pictures–even when the weather isn’t exactly “perfect.” Truthfully, if you’re waiting for the IDEAL time here in Florida, it will probably never come. So go for it!

 

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