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Back at the BLOG!

My how time flies when you try to keep up with your kids!  One in college and one on a travel softball team means that I am short on time for some of the special things that keep me sane 🙂  I’m making time for myself again and have gotten back at the BLOG thing, but we all now how hard it is for me to keep up, so bear with me!

Still working with Seniors, Families and everyone else!  Please don’t hesitate to contact me for a special occasion, I can work out a package for you that won’t break the bank – I promise!

CALLING ALL CLASS OF 2017 SENIORS:

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You know you are my favorite group to work with.  There are so many things we can do to show off your personality.  Talk to me about what you do and love and we will make sure that it makes its way into your Senior Portraits.  After all, how many times do you get to graduate high school?

A couple of cool things that you may not be aware of:

  • Treasured Memories includes a really cool USB with your favorite image on it in the “Award Winner” package, but is available for purchase with any package for an additional $35.  You can select from any of your portrait images, or ask to have a couple of designs to choose from when you place your order.
  • We created this super cute video from my 2014 (and one 2015) Seniors and uploaded it to our Facebook page!  Check your volume for the song that accompanies the video and click on the following link to view, I hope you like it:  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=785597211464259
  • Looking for Senior Portraits, but not a huge package?  Treasured Memories now has a “digital images only” package available as well.

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Know anyone who has a Class of 2017 Senior, recently got engaged or is expecting a child?  Get them a GIFT CERTIFICATE for a session with Treasured Memories!  Gift Certificates are available in any denomination you like.  We’ll also give YOU a referral gift!  How often do you get a gift for being generous?  It’s just OUR LITTLE WAY of saying THANKS!

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Treasured Memories also does custom designs for invitations / announcements.  Let us know what you’re looking for and we’d be happy to create something JUST FOR YOU!

 

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you find the time well spent and that you’ll come back again!

~Tracy :)
~Tracy 🙂

Our deepest fear…It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

I know that it sounds funny, but I have been enjoying some softball this winter.  Yes, I said SOFTBALL.  Those of you who know me well, know that I LOVE baseball and softball and that my youngest daughter plays softball.  We’ve enjoyed a couple of indoor tournaments this winter and are looking forward to indoor practices, hitting instruction and checking out a new batting cage that is pretty cool!

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My husband and I noticed at a recent practice that our girl was ready with her things, but lagging behind a couple of girls who are higher up in the batting order and play the infield (she is currently batting last and plays outfield, but relieves 2nd base – her favorite position – and is 3rd catcher on the team).  Later, as a family, we sat down and talked about doing your best and not just “hanging out” because that’s what everyone else is doing; about pushing yourself and doing your best without worry that you will hurt a friend if they are trying to be better than you.  I told her about a story I read while working on something for my students, from the book 7 Habits of Healthy Teens.  The author told about how his college football coach had asked him what he was doing, and if he wanted the younger players to pass him by.  He said something that really struck a nerve with me AND my daughter.  He said that you have to get over your fear of being good at something.  Then, my husband found our new mantra:

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I especially like the part: “There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.”  I have to admit, as an adult I have not always “stepped up” because I was afraid of what other people would think, say or do as a result.  I believe that there is a lot to be learned from this beautifully written piece, and I will be dividing it into 4 sections to design something colorful in Photoshop with it.  Then I’ll print them on canvases to hang in my daughter’s room as a reminder, as well as for my office to do the same for me.
Let’s look forward to what’s coming up:

Valentine’s Day Minis Sessions!

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Book your Mini and get an 8×10 similar to this one for FREE.

 

Seniors ~ Class of 2015

It’s hard to believe it, but it’s THAT time of year again!  Time to start planning your Senior Portrait sessions!  Here are some of my gorgeous Seniors who will be graduating this year.

All of these collages are customizable and can be ordered in print form.

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10×10 for book or print

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ATTENTION:  PRICING SCHEDULE WILL BE CHANGING AS OF FEBRUARY 15, 2014.

Book and put your deposit down by Feb 15 to get current pricing.  To view current pricing schedule, please visit our Pricing page for 2014 Seniors.

 

Know anyone who has a 2015 Senior, got engaged or is expecting a child?  Get them a GIFT CERTIFICATE for a session with Treasured Memories!  Gift Certificates are available in any denomination you like.

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Treasured Memories also does custom designs for invitations / announcements.  Let us know what you’re looking for and we’d be happy to create something JUST FOR YOU!

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Customization includes color and quote.

 

Finally, Treasured Memories has begun offering beginner photography classes.  Call or email to set up your group or private classes.  Have a group who’s interested in taking the class together?  Contact me for a discount for 3 or more people.

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Thanks for visiting!  I hope you find the time well spent and that you’ll come back again!

~Tracy :)
~Tracy 🙂

 

The HOLIDAYS already?

WOW!  I can’t believe how quickly they showed up!  Seems like it was just the other day when the kids were going back to school…none the less, they have come knocking on the door and who are we to not answer? 🙂

Well, hopefully the holidays find you well and ready for all of the happenings.  I know that it can be a stressful time, so please pay attention to those you love and make sure that they are taking care of themselves.  In the hustle and bustle of life, we can forget to do the things we need to in order to keep us running at top condition (I’m a terrible culprit of this and my husband reminds me that the dishes will wait while I rest my shoulder and neck so that they will heal).  Make sure your loved ones rest and eat (and take their medication if necessary)…take time to sit with them and listen to their stories because we all need someone who will 🙂

 

I’m wishing you  a very HAPPY and PEACEFUL Holiday season, whatever it is you celebrate!

 

Here’s what else is happening at Treasured Memories:

**Mini sessions are 20 – 30 minutes, with up to 2 people included in the price ($5 per additional person) and one change of clothes. 

Indoor sessions includes props, outdoor sessions may include props depending on the season and weather permitting.**

 

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10am – 2pm

 

The studio will be decorated for Christmas!  Come and get your family Christmas portrait completed!

 

Book early and get 25 personalized Christmas cards (5×7 with envelopes) for only $20

 

Call 989.743.1132 or email thyde@treasuredmemoriesllc.net to book your appointment.

 

 

 

Attention 2014 & 2015 Seniors:  Book and place your deposit ($75) for your session by December 15 and get a free gift from Treasured Memories LLC:  25 personalized photo invitations (5×7 with envelopes).  You can select from current designs or we will design an all new one for you based on your suggestions.

Treasured Memories is happy to come to your location or suggest locations based on what you are looking for with your Senior Portraits.  It is our desire to make you as comfortable as possible and happy with your once-in-a-lifetime experience.  Please tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll help you get it!

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Gift Certificates are available in any denomination.  Call today to purchase a gift certificate for someone you love.  Do you know someone who recently got engaged?  Are you or a friend / family member expecting a child?  Gift certificates toward a session, printed images or canvases is a great way to share your love!

Ask about loyalty discounts!  Great for any family, especially: expecting parents (maternity, newborn and 1st year packages available), couples (engagement, wedding, anniversary).

I’m looking forward to working with you!  Please let me know if I can answer any questions for you.

~Tracy