Hello everyone! Labor Day is over and it is time to buckle in and prepare for the Holiday season! I have numerous things to share with you including the 2014 styled mini sessions, fun events, news, and an out take from the most recent GCP photo shoot.

As always, we thank you so so much for your continued support and love for GCP and our Frankfort studio. We are so blessed to work with the same amazing families and watch them grow, and to be meeting all of these new families. All of us love what we do from the bottom of our lenses (ah, hearts ūüėČ )

Make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see an outtake from our most recent GCP photographer photo session. You will not feel so bad about your kids “not cooperating” at your last session, we promise.

~BOOKING: all sessions are booked through Amy  Amy@GinaCristinePhotography.Com. Please do not be offended if you email your photographer to book a date and Amy replies. This is the official busy season and this helps us give the clients we are currently shooting, editing, or designing for our full attention.

The pretty face that returns your emails:

~Digital Files: Many of you have already seen out beautiful new gallery for your photos. You are able to download the high resolution files one at a time directly from the site and ORDER PRINTS! The company we use for the gallery does require a $29 fee if you wish to extend your free 30 day gallery to a year (thus keeping them saved since they are the high resolution files) and be able to download all your images at once. This is not a GCP rule, this is the gallery company’s rule. Therefore we still send a cd. Now here is the important part: ONCE YOU RECEIVE YOUR CD, BACK IT UP, PUT A COPY IN A SAFE DRY AND SEPARATE LOCATION THAN THE ORIGINAL. GCP IS NO LONGER RESPONSIBLE FOR KEEPING YOUR FILES ONCE YOUR RECEIVE THE CD.

A screen shot of the new gallery:

~2013 BOOKING:  I (Gina) am booked for the remainder of 2013. I am just fitting in mini milestones at the studio and I have a few more spots for newborns. Brittany and Paula still have availability and Nicole and Shannon are doing training sessions and have availability as well. Email Amy for details. ***Nicole has a Halloween styled mini session 10/6 with spots still open, email Amy!

~HOLIDAY CARDS:  That is right, I said it! Please remember we hold samples in the studio and do not allow two clients to send out the same template in a season. Our cards are unique, luxurious, and customizable to you. It is not too early to order your cards if your photos are complete. Our deadline is November 15th to place your order to guarantee by the Holidays, so that means schedule  your photos before November 1st so they are turned around in time to pick and order your cards by November 15th.

Sample templates from one of last year’s collection:

~Styling: Do not be afraid to consult your photographer!!! We are here to help and want your pictures to look just as good as you want them to. Send us pics of what you are thinking. We love funky color palettes, patterns, and bold accessories for fall.  If you want to have everything done for you and all you have to do is shop, contact the Style Goddesses over at The Little Style File. You fill out their questions, give them your budget and style, they send you a image board and links to wear to buy the clothes! So easy and you will look amazing!

~Hair and Makeup:¬† ¬†My fabulous friend Carolyn opened up the sweetest boutique salon right down the street from the studio! Wouldn’t it be perfect to get your hair and makeup done before your shoot? Call MacKenzie Hair Parlor and make your appointment today.

~Upcoming Events: 

WINE WALK September 29th 2013: This was such a fun event last fall! Get your tickets here http://frankfortwinewalk.eventbrite.com  and for every Wined-ing through historic downtown participant that stops in the studio, you will be entered to win a $100 gift card to use towards for your 2013 GCP Holiday cards! (can only be used towards Holiday Cards 2013 and using only images taken by GCP)

SAVE THE DATES 10/26/13 Frankfort Halloween Event and 12/7-8/13 Christkindl (LIVE REINDEER!) Both events we will be raffling off prizes to those who stop in the studio AND taking one photo of your child in costume for Halloween or family for Christkindl when you stop by the studio. We are going to have cute little styled backgrounds. More on this to come!

PINTEREST PARTY for THE LITTLE STYLE FILE’s 2nd anniversary! Next month TLSF will be hosting a pin party with some fabulous prizes! GCP will be giving away an Organic Bloom Frames! Keep an eye on our FB and blog for more information.

~2014:¬† We are now booking for 2014. It is never too late to secure the time and date you want for next year. Especially fall! Please remember I ¬†(Gina) only book at the Studio and Downtown Frankfort on Tuesdays so if you want to try another location you need to book on a Thursday . Email Amy to get everyone’s schedule to see who works with the dates and times you need. Make sure to also check out all of the portfolios to the right to see which photographer’s style you prefer.

~2014 STYLED MINI SESSIONS  Booking begins next Tuesday at 8 a.m. We have some amazing ideas for next year. Easter with a live bunny, Sandlot for boys, Hollywood Glamour for girls, Falling for family (perfect for a non holiday themed family session), and of course our ever famous Holiday minis. All styled by Jen. We may announce others themes with other GCP photographers soon. Follow this link to get ALL THE DETAILS.

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~GCP NEW PICTURES:  You may have noticed we took a new GCP photo. I am so lucky to be working with amazingly talented and gorgeous  women!

But that doesn’t mean we do not have our issues during our own photo shoot.

Good thing we all respond to bribes of wine and beer. Which resulted in this:

oh, and a few of us are OBSESSED with The Real Housewives, Which resulted in this: 

We are working on our little bios, that we promise will not disappoint. So stay tuned for them. Everyone’s Headshot is stunning.

So I think that is a wrap. Let us  know if you have any questions!

So much love,

GCP