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bay area kids photographer | heather l. hunt, photographic artist - Part 2

Happy Fall

Hi everyone! Happy Fall! I made it to November, phew! I never thought I would. October is always insane. Six more weeks of the holiday rush and then I can kick my heels up for a few days and enjoy the holidays with my family! I wanted to say how disappointed I am that I had to turn so many of you down this year for holiday sessions. *dislike* I have finally enlisted some help so I’m thinking that by next year I should be able to manage my time better and take on more clients since I’ll have help with all the editing. That reminds me! I have been meaning to post about editing. It goes a little something like this! (Note: This is from my photographer friend, Nicole, and I could not have said it any better or different so I asked her if it was okay to post. And, I’ve been meaning to post it for 8 weeks now! How bad is that?!) I shoot hundreds of frames during a session. It takes me 4+ hours just to look through the 1,000+ and edit it down to the best images. From there I use editing software to add brightness, contrast, and black to give the images a pop. I also crop out anything distracting or unflattering. Then, I do minor retouching on the images (wrinkles, blemish removal, scratches or kid snot removal). Finally, I’ll make copies and convert some copies to black and white and then add further contrast, brightness, etc. When that’s done the images are saved, saved to a backup location and then uploaded to smugmug (so...

2010 HOLIDAY INFORMATION

Hi everyone, Yep, it is that time again already! THE 2010 HOLIDAY SEASON is just around the corner! I am so excited. It’s the best time of year and my 2010 holiday cards are super cute! *smile* I’m not going to be able to update the blog very much until I get through these next few months, but I’ll try from time to time! Between work, editing, holiday packages, special orders, family and the holidays it’s going to be extremely busy. Delivery time on photos will be a little longer than usual. If you have one of the last holiday sessions in early December your photos will be rushed. I close down December 6 until January 3. I finally have the 2010 holiday packages together and organized my calendar, phew! Keeping it very simple this year. I know many of you are looking for that ONE fabulous photo for your holiday cards! Of course I will still be offering regular photo sessions, but they are extremely limited. I am already almost completely booked so you should schedule now. Holiday Package 1 20 min. photo shoot 1 Hi-Res photo from your online gallery 10-15 images in a private online gallery for viewing and ordering $100 Holiday Package 2 20 min. photo shoot 2 Hi-Res photos from your online gallery 20-30 images in a private online gallery for viewing and ordering 50 4×8 holiday photo cards with matching envelopes $225 *** TO SCHEDULE: Please choose from the below dates, times, and locations. E-mail me at Heather@HeatherLHunt.com or tel. 510-206-1148 with your preference. Please also list a second choice and the names/ages of the people in your party. The photo...

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