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What are you looking forward to this summer? Giveaway alert!

Those who know me know that I am enjoying time with my family and traveling Michigan with a few softball nuts 🙂  Our family really enjoys this time of year, but since our youngest daughter joined a “travel” softball team, we have been able to enjoy softball year-round.  Is there anything better?  I’m sure that there are folks out there saying, “Of course!”  Lucky for me, I don’t hear them 🙂  However, I do understand that there are other things that take up your summer days and nights.  Camping?  Travel?  Lounging by the pool?  What is it that you are looking forward to this summer?  I’d truly like to know.  Swing by my Facebook page or Google+ page and “like” or “follow” me and let me know how you plan to spend your summer.  Do so by July 15 and you’ll be entered to win a free mini-session!  A mini-session is a 30 minute session for up to 2 people, in-studio or outside, and includes a CD with 5-10 images and a print release.

CALLING ALL CLASS OF 2015 SENIORS:  We are running specials CONSTANTLY!

At this time, there is a special running thru the rest of June: Schedule and pay your session fee before June 30th to receive 10% off of your package order! 

The next special that begins July 1 ($35 value):

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July Special

In addition, EVERY package ordered comes with one of these very cool presentation boxes designed by Ashe Design LLC: https://www.facebook.com/TreasuredMemoriesLLC/posts/774285542595426

The cool USB in that photo comes only with the “Award Winner” package, but is available for purchase with any package for an additional $30.  I WILL have a couple of designs to choose from when you place your order.

I’ve created this really cool 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

 

Are you looking for Senior Portraits, but not a huge package?  Treasured Memories LLC has a “digital images only” special running for a short time.  Call now to secure your spot!

 

Digital Images ONLY

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Know anyone who has a Class of 2015 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!

 

 

 

 

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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Can be customized with color / design and YOUR favorite quote.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

~Tracy :)
~Tracy 🙂

Summer, summer, summertime…time to sit back and unwind…

Come on…How many of you sang that title with me?  Yes, I’m totally a music nerd.  I can’t help it!  I could have chosen the Shaggy song instead of The Fresh Prince…just keeping you guys on your toes!  🙂

So, it’s SUMMER!  We are very excited about that here at Treasured Memories!  Senior portraits are currently being scheduled, specials are being offered, and you don’t want to miss out!  The special running thru the rest of June: Schedule and pay your session fee before June 30th to earn 10% off of your package order! Do so before June 20th to get 10% off AND an additional $25 in free prints!  In addition, EVERY package ordered comes with one of these very cool presentation boxes designed by Ashe Design LLC: https://www.facebook.com/TreasuredMemoriesLLC/posts/774285542595426

The cool USB in that photo comes only with the “Award Winner” package, but is available for purchase with any package for an additional $30.  I WILL have a couple of designs to choose from when you order.

I’ve created this really cool 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

A FEW REMINDERS:

  • In order to keep up with shipping and photo lab costs as well as to help our little business grow, our pricing went up as of March 18, 2014.  Here is a link to the pricing / information page: SENIORS
  • “FRIENDS OF GABBY” gifts are available when you book your session by August 1, 2014.  Our oldest daughter, Gabrielle or “Gabby” is a Class of 2015 SENIOR and is looking out for her friends!  She has made a deal with us that if her friends book their senior portrait sessions with Treasured Memories before August 1, 2014, they’ll get to select a FREE GIFT from this list!  Check out this list of items to choose from!

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  • Know anyone who has a Class of 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.  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!

 

 

  • 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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Can be customized with color / design and YOUR favorite 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.

Classes Info

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

~Tracy :)
~Tracy 🙂

Class of 2015 Seniors…are you READY?

That’s right!!  It is our FAVORITE time of year!  Tiger’s Baseball is on, our daughter’s softball team is getting ready for action and IT’S TIME FOR SENIOR PORTRAITS!

Here’s some valuable information that you may need if you have a Class of 2015 Senior:

  • Generally speaking, yearbook committees require your senior photo to be provided in the fall so that they can finalize the layout and prep ordering.  Deadlines for seniors in our area:  Corunna is early October; Owosso / Perry / Morrice before December 1.  We know that all of it creeps up on you.  As a family, throughout the summer, you are probably dealing with vacations, sports schedules as well as open houses / weddings, etc.  It’s easy to keep putting things off thinking you have plenty of time to get them done.
  • You can always schedule your “traditional” session separate from your “casual” session.  We don’t charge extra for an additional session!  In fact sometimes, it’s just easier to do them separately.
  • LAYERS, Layers, layers!!  I can’t stress how helpful layers are when planning your portraits.  Even when offering “unlimited outfits” as part of the deal, changing your clothes takes time.  You can change your look by removing or changing a jacket / sweater / exterior shirt.  Also, some venues don’t make for a great place to change your clothes.
  • Finishing touches: If your going to have your nails painted, make sure that they are fresh (toes too, if they are going to be showing).  Make-up may need to be freshened depending on the venue…if you’re sweating, it’s likely to run.  Wear appropriate shoes.  Although they aren’t always in the photo, there may be a pulled back shot or two that needs to be axed because your shoes don’t fit the rest of the look.

Have more questions?  Need to book your session(s) but not sure about where you want to go or how to plan?  Not sure if we are the photography studio for you?  WANT A FREE GIFT?  We are having a Class of 2015 Senior Event with snacks, FREEBIES and answers to your questions.  Come and check out our portfolio, ask your questions, and book your session all at the same time / place.  You’ll get a look at our studio and become familiar with us.  April 26, 2014 from 2 – 5pm at our home studio.  Can’t make it?  Set up your own personal / private tour of our studio, get your questions answered, and check out our portfolio by contacting Tracy at 989.743.1132 or thyde@treasuredmemoriesllc.net

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REMINDERS:

  • In order to keep up with shipping and photo lab costs as well as to help our little business grow, our pricing went up as of March 18, 2014.  Here is a link to the pricing / information page: SENIORS
  • “FRIENDS OF GABBY” gifts are available thru August 1, 2014.  Our oldest daughter, Gabrielle or “Gabby” is a Class of 2015 SENIOR and is looking out for her friends!  She has made a deal with us that if her friends book their senior portrait sessions with Treasured Memories before August 1, 2014, they’ll get to select a FREE GIFT from this list!  Check out this list of items to choose from!

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  • Know anyone who has a Class of 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.  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!

 

 

  • 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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Can be customized with color / design and YOUR favorite 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.

Classes Info

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

~Tracy :)
~Tracy 🙂

 

Happy Valentine’s Day…It could be your LUCKY Day!

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Love is in the air!  Another Valentine’s Day is at our door.  That means that it’s time to shower the one you love with some affection that, even though we’d like to it just seems to be impossible to do every other day of the year.  It’s not that you don’t love or try to let him / her know you love them every day…this is your day to make a GREAT BIG fuss over them and REALLY let them know how you feel.

Valentine’s Day was named for St. Valentine of Rome, who (as the story goes) was imprisoned for marrying soldiers who were prohibited to do so as well as for ministering to Christians who were persecuted by the Roman Empire.  While imprisoned, Valentine is said to have healed his jailer’s blind daughter (the family then all converted to Christianity) and just prior to his execution (for attempting to convert the Roman Emperor Claudius II to Christianity while imprisoned) is rumored to have written her a letter in which he signed, “Your Valentine.”

AWW!  The very first “Valentine Card.”

The connection to the day of love and romance is a big goofy mess that no one can quite agree upon.  Some say that it has to do with the poem written by Chaucer depicting mid-February as the time for birds to find their mates and nest.  Others think that it has to do with mid-February being the time of the marriage of Hera to Zeus; and others believe yet something else.  Whatever the connection, a great many of people follow along with the celebration of romance; giving cards, chocolates, jewelry and other gifts.  Some even propose marriage!  Now that you know why St. Valentine was imprisoned, I’ll bet you are thinking that that is a fairly fitting thing to do on Valentine’s Day (I get it now)!

Don’t let your life get in the way of your showing the one you love how much you do!  It’s NOT TOO LATE!!  You can still purchase a gift to give that shows you would like them to stick around for a while.  That’s right!!  A Treasured Memories gift certificate for either a mini or a full session that creates photos of the two of you together should show them how much you care.

Let us help you with your Valentine’s Day gift and get a free gift with your purchaseIf you happen to get engaged on Valentine’s Day, contact us at thyde@treasuredmemoriesllc.net for a VERY SPECIAL GIFT.

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Senior Rep Card GabbyCalling all 2015 SENIORS!  Lucky for you we have decided that the pricing schedule will not change until March 18th!  Yep, we’ve decided on giving you the LUCK O’ THE IRISH, to get your senior portraits booked at a lower price if you book by St. Patrick’s Day.  On March 18th our pricing schedule WILL increase, so don’t delay; place your deposit to get in on the lower pricing!

 

 

THIS JUST IN: “FRIENDS OF GABBY” gifts are available thru August 1, 2014.  Our daughter, Gabrielle or “Gabby” is a 2015 SENIOR and is looking out for her friends!  She has made a deal with us that if her friends book their senior portrait sessions with Treasured Memories, they’ll get to select a FREE GIFT!  Check out this list of items to choose from!

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 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.

SAMPLE $25 Gift Certificate - Back

 

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.

Classes Info

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

~Tracy :)
~Tracy 🙂

 

Ringing in the New Year ~ Welcome 2014!

Like many of you who live in the same area (Mid-Michigan), we celebrated the Christmas holiday using our generator to power our home.  Fortunately, we use propane for our furnace, hot water heater and stove; otherwise I don’t think the SEVEN days without power would have been quite so do-able.  Oh, and trust me, I did my fair share of grumbling about the ice storm and number of days without power, but ultimately I’m thankful to those who worked so tirelessly to return power to everyone.  PLUS, I was able to get some beautiful photos due to the weather.

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Then the New Year came and brought it’s own crazy weather!  18.8+ inches of snow fell in our area, leading to a “State of Emergency” being called for in our county for the 2nd time in  less than a month 🙁  The kids were preparing to return to school, but were given an extra 3 days off due to impassable roads and dangerously cold temperatures.  Well, I HOPE that Mother Nature has THAT out of her system 🙂 and all of this craziness is behind us!  OH wait!  I forgot that today it is 40 degrees and raining…snow + rain and cold = ice…this is where I have to get creative with my word choices and just say…POO!  BUT I suppose it COULD be worse…I’ll count my blessings: I WAS so very thankful for the additional days with my girls since we were stressed with the power outage and all!  I did get to see my grandmother A LOT during the power outage because we were keeping her going too (AND I don’t get to see her often enough, so that was awesome).  My oldest brother and his family were home for the Christmas holiday and despite minimal power running, we were still able to enjoy Christmas Eve in our home with EVERYONE 🙂  I LOVED that!  I have SO many more that I could count, but we’d be here all day.

So, since we can’t change the weather 🙂  Let’s look forward to what’s coming up:

Valentine’s Day Minis Sessions!

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Click here for Mini information!

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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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8×10 print or full page for yearbook

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10×10 for book or print

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8×10 for print or full page for yearbook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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.

Classes Info

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

~Tracy :)

~Tracy 🙂

 

Small Business Saturday

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In celebration of the Small Business Saturday event, we are offering 15% off of any purchase.  This offer is good Saturday ONLY on gift certificates, classes, or package / session purchases (including minis)!  So contact us on Saturday to book your session / class or order your gift certificate.  Make your payment via cash, check or credit card and receive your discount 🙂

 

 

In addition, our Black Friday Sale continues and includes a Buy One Get One 1/2 off (of the same value) on gift certificates!  Get $50 for $37.50 OR $100 for $75!  Gift certificates are good on any session, class or extra prints from previous sessions!  Get yours today!

 

ONLY ONE DISCOUNT AVAILABLE AT A TIME.  PLEASE LET US KNOW WHICH YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE ON SATURDAY.

 

 

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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Christmas FacebookLast Call to get them back in time for Christmas:  December 7 & 8, 10am – 2pm

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Attention 2015 Seniors:  Book your upcoming session and place your deposit ($75) for your session by April 15, 2014 to get 10% off of your session.  Ask about our Senior Representative Program to get additional discounts.

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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Beginner Photography Classes:Classes Info

 

Ever consider going into business for yourself?  Not got ALL of the parts of portraiture down?  Just want to get better with the AWESOME camera you have?  You can purchase individual classes or the class bundle.  Private or small class sessions available.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Summer is winding down? Say it ain’t so!!

Well friends…it is the middle of August and as much as I hate to admit it, summer is on the down-swing  🙁  We have stayed relatively busy with some families, seniors, a wedding and celebrating with family this summer.  I’m super thrilled!web-2483

 

Other cool happenings with Treasured Memories this summer:

We started advertising with Varsity Monthly! A great publication that we first noticed at our dentist’s office, “Varsity Monthly is a full color, glossy, oversized magazine covering high school sports in Shiawassee, Genesee and Tuscola Counties. Each month we feature award-winning photos of Owosso, Corunna, Chesaning, Durand, Byron, Morrice, Perry, Laingsburg, Ovid-Elsie, Chesaning and Swartz Creek Hig[h] Schools. Our Thumb Edition covers all Frankenmuth & Bay City Area Schools, Huron, Tuscola and Sanilac Counties.”

 

You should take a look at them!  You can view the magazine for free on-line or get a subscription for a VERY reasonable price.  You can even check out our first ad on page 36 in their July publication!

 

We have also created a profile with Thumbtack, a website that helps to promote businesses.  You can type in what services you’re looking for and it locates them for you.  Here is my profile link…go check it out 🙂

 

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We started offering a Senior Representative Program.  This program allows for a great discount for referring fellow High School Seniors to Treasured Memories.  It has been going pretty well 🙂  More information is below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, we are putting forth a fundraising effort.  A young lady, very dear to us, is looking to raise some funds to offset team and travel expenses to follow her dreams toward playing softball for her favorite college.  She’s a 2nd base crusher who occasionally catches, and loves the game to her core.  Treasured Memories would like to help sponsor her in this goal.  Below is a list of dates for mini sessions offered in her honor.  Book your session to help her reach her goal.  There are 36 open spots but she needs to fill 20 of them to reach her number!  We will be donating our time for this cause, please consider helping her out! web-3132-2

 

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.**

 

FUNDRAISER Back-to-school Mini Sessions: $35

$25 of each session goes toward sponsoring a young lady for a fall / winter softball travel team.  Looking to raise enough to offset the team cost as well as some travel expenses.

Three dates only: August 15, 16 & 19 from 9am – noon & 1:30 – 4pm (36 spots available)

You get: up to a 30 minute session

Indoors or outdoors with props available.  Feel free to bring your favorite props 🙂

5 – 10 fully edited images on CD with release to print (available in 1 – 3 days after you select your images)

 

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

 

Attention 2014 Seniors:  Book and place your deposit ($75) for your session by August 31 and get a free gift from Treasured Memories LLC.   August freebie is 11×14 print on “gator board” (makes for a strong backing).

Still looking for some Senior Representatives from some of the local schools (Morrice & Perry).  Contact us to see if you can get in on this awesome deal for your Senior Portraits.    Please contact us with questions, or see the blog post for more information here: Senior Rep Blog

Treasured Memories will 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Summertime FUN

Forget the summertime blues!  We are so happy that it is summer in Michigan!  Picnics, parties and pool-time!  Let’s have some summer fun 🙂

Call 989.743.1132 or email Tracy at thyde@treasuredmemoriesllc.net to book your session today.

Senior portraits are in full swing and NOW is the time to book your session.  Treasured Memories is ecstatic about doing senior portraits and just can’t get enough.  Are you looking for a flexible photographer who is happy to travel to get the photos YOU want?  Need a photographer who will play around with an idea you have until you’re happy with it?  This is where you want to have your portraits done!  Call or email to discuss what you’re looking for, and we will help you get the portraits you want.

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CMU, 2013

 

U of M, MSU, WMU and CMU trips coming up!  Lake Michigan / Beach sessions are also coming up!  Contact us to join the fun!!  Where else do YOU want to go?  Let us know.

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Come join us on the beach!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.**

 

Back-to-school Mini Sessions: $35

Two dates only: August 9 & 16 from 9am – noon & 1:30 – 4pm

Your choice: (1) 8 x 10, (2) 5 x 7 and (8) wallets
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5 – 10 fully edited images on CD with release to print (available in 3 – 5 days after you select your images)

Indoors or outdoors with props available.  Feel free to bring your favorite props 🙂

 

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

 

Attention 2014 Seniors:  Book and place your deposit ($75) for your session by July 31st and get a free gift from Treasured Memories LLC.   July freebie is 16×20 print on “gator board” (makes for a strong backing).  July bonus: book by July 19 and PICK YOUR FREEBIE (from those offered since January 1, 2013)!

Still looking for some Senior Representatives from some of the local schools.  Contact us to see if you can get in on this awesome deal for your Senior Portraits.    Please contact us with questions, or see the blog post for more information here: Senior Rep Blog

Treasured Memories will 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.

 

Rep card for one of Treasured Memories’ 2014 Senior Reps

 

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

 

 

Looking forward to SUMMER…and PHOTOGRAPHY

As I sip on my coffee this morning, I look at my desk and see several things I need to do (including an actual LIST of additional things)…register my daughter for a softball camp at CMU (Fire Up, CHIPS!!), place a couple of orders for prints, design a few more graduation announcements, add the money from that iTunes card I got two weeks ago, check on the status of the grant I applied for…Man, the list goes on!  Anyway, the point is…we are ALL very busy daily.  I know that things sneak past you…please tell me that they do!  So, I’m just looking forward to the laid back style of summer and the chance to do something good for someone.

 

My birthday was last week on (the official opening of summer)  Memorial Day.  It was so nice to have the day off to spend with my family.  I took in a parade and snapped some nice pictures of the VFW ceremony and cried for those we’ve lost.  It made me think more about my family and how I would like to do something for those who do so much for us, often without an appropriate thank you.  Last year, for a short time, I offered free session fee’s for anyone who could show military or emergency services personnel identification (in honor of my personal heroes, my brothers).  Upon reflecting a little, I’ve decided to make it a permanent discountAny session, any time, bring your identification and your family and I will take your photos for free to say thank you for the sacrifice you and your family make everyday.

 

In addition, I’m looking for a family to provide a free mini session for.  Please submit your entry in the comment form below, or at my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/treasuredmemoriesllc and tell me about a MILITARY or EMS family that you would like to receive a free photo session (even if it is your family).  Valued at $50, the mini session would last about 30 minutes, in-studio or on-location and the family would receive either a CD with 5 – 10 edited images or prints (2- 8x10s, 2-5x7s and 16-wallets).  This will run thru the end of June.  I look forward to your submissions.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  TREASURED MEMORIES STUDIO WILL BE CLOSED FROM JUNE 12 – 21, 2013.  THE STUDIO WILL REOPEN ON JUNE 22 AND WILL HAVE WEEKDAY, EVENING AND WEEKEND HOURS.  THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING!

 

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.**

 

Summer Mini Sessions: $50

Your choice: (2) 8 x 10, (2) 5 x 7 and (16) wallets
or
5 – 10 fully edited images on CD with release to print (available in 3 – 5 days after you select your images)

 

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

Saturday: June 8, July 6 or 20 (starts at 12 noon).

Saturday: June 15, 29 or July 13 (stars at 9am).

Available on Sundays after Noon at request (so make it!).

 

Would you like to get your Mini Session done for free? 

Host a “Mini Session Party” and get your session as well as your choice of the “Mini Session packages” for FREE!

That’s right, I’ll come to you and your friends!  Book your party today!  

 

 

 

Example of Graduation Invitation / Announcement – there are several to choose from.

2014 Seniors:  Book and place your deposit ($75) for your session by June 30th and get a free gift from Treasured Memories LLC.  Your choice:  30 graduation invitation / announcements (5×7 design comes with envelopes) OR a License Plate with your favorite senior photo on it.

Hurry to get in on this NEW deal!  Only available for the month of June!

 

 

Don’t forget, we are still looking for some Senior Representatives from some of the local schools.  Contact us to see if you can get in on this awesome deal for your Senior Portraits.    Please contact us with questions, or see the blog post for more information here: Senior Rep Blog

Treasured Memories will 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.

 

Rep card for one of Treasured Memories’ 2014 Senior Reps

 

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!

Great gift for baby / wedding showers. Available in any amount or for your choice of package.

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 🙂

 

Spring has SPRUNG! So, plan ahead…

I don’t know about where you are, but here in Michigan, it has finally warmed up and begun to act like it is May!  It is exciting!  As a photographer who “blossoms” in the natural light, the change in weather finds me with increased energy, excitement and clients!

🙂  This makes for one happy photographer  🙂

It is that time of year though for many photographers: an increase in bookings for Senior Portraits, Weddings, Engagements…Plus, time for outside sports to kick up again (softball / baseball and track season!)  I know that I am loving it.  Working with smiling families just does something for me.  That being said, it is incredibly important that you are aware that it is the busy season for many photographers so that you don’t wait too long to book that session you wanted to get in this summer.  Contact us to make an appointment today.  It’s never too soon to book your August Family Portrait session.  It’s easier to tweak a time-frame than it is to push into a date that may have been scheduled off due to working 9 days in a row (or something like that).  I’m just saying, start thinking now and plan ahead.  I would rather plan out a couple of months than try to squeeze someone into a day that is sort of full and rush through a session and have it “look” rushed 🙁  Yuck!

I did have a wonderful time with my Mommy & Me sessions!  Have you seen the pictures?  Oh, they were so cool!  Here’s one of my favorites:

 

 

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.**

 

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

Saturday: May 11, 25, June 8 or 29 (starts at 12 noon).

Saturday: May 4, 18, June 1 or 22 (stars at 9am).

Available on Sundays after Noon at request (so make it!).

 

Spring Mini Sessions: $50

Your choice: (2) 8 x 10, (2) 5 x 7 and (16) wallets
or
5 – 10 fully edited images on CD with release to print (available in 3 – 5 days after you select your images)

 

Me & My Daddy Mini Sessions

 

 

 

 

 

Only available these two days!  Call to book this session and take advantage of this opportunity today.  This would be a great gift for any Dad!  Indoors or out…You pick!

 

 

 

 

Would you like to get your Mini Session done for free? 

Host a “Mini Session Party” and get your session as well as your choice of the “Mini Session packages” for FREE!

That’s right, I’ll come to you and your friends!  Book your party today!  

 

 

 

2014 Seniors:  Book and place your deposit ($75) for your session by May 31st and get a 11×14 print for $7 (regular price $15).  Hurry to get in on this NEW deal!  Only available for the month of May!

Don’t forget, we are still looking for some Senior Representatives from some of the local schools.  Contact us to see if you can get in on this awesome deal for your Senior Portraits.    Please contact us with questions, or see the blog post for more information here: Senior Rep Blog

Treasured Memories will 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gift Certificates are available in any denomination.  Call today to purchase a gift certificate for someone you love.  Do you know someone who got engaged over the holidays?  Are you or is a friend expecting a child?  Gift certificates toward 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).