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  • Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you'll take some time to peruse this blog. I will be using it as a way to post my favorite images from my sessions, provide sneak peeks for my clients and share some of the things that inspire me. I am so blessed to have a job that allows me to do what I love, spend time with some of the most special little people and capture what it is inside them that makes them who they are. So grab a cup of your favorite beverage, get comfy and enjoy your visit.

littleprints by lifeprints | Maternity, Newborn, & Baby Portraiture in Gainesville, FL

For the last several years, I have been studying maternity and newborn portraiture… one-on-one mentoring, online workshops and classes, and a lot of practice, practice, practice! The Newborn Photography industry is full of so many incredibly talented photographers, some of which have shared their experience and expertise! My goal has been to constantly learn as much as I can to make a Little Prints by Lifeprints Newborn Session the most beautiful, comfortable, and safe experience for you and your precious baby.

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Your newborn is only this little for a short time. When Brayden was born, I was nowhere near starting Lifeprints and I regret not having professional images taken of him. Yes, I took some myself, but oh, what I would give to know then what I know now!! This is a picture I took of Brayden… yes, it’s cute and yes, he’s smiling. But the quality? Not there!

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The truth is, no matter how expensive your camera is, there is so much more that goes into newborn portraiture. And you owe it to yourself to hire a professional to document this time in your baby’s life! Someone who has been trained and is experienced in making sure you get the beautiful images you want and is keeping your baby safe in the process!

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Over the past few years, I’ve had several different types of collections and I feel like I’ve finally found a nice variety for everyone. And to complement the announcement of my new pricing structure, there will be a contest, OF COURSE! Contests make things so much more fun, don’t you think? I’ve teamed up with Dynasty CrossFit, Spa Royale, and Rebecca Cain with Thirty-One Gifts to give you the ultimate prize! Here’s how it will work…

 

1. Take a selfie of you and your belly.

2. Post this selfie on Facebook and share something about being pregnant… something cute, something funny, a crazy craving… whatever has been a memorable experience for you!

3. Tag Lifeprints Photography.

4. Send Lifeprints Photography a private message saying that you posted.

 

Everyone is a winner!! If you participate and do all four steps, you will automatically be given a $50 credit to use toward a newborn session! For everyone who schedules a newborn session, you will be entered into a drawing. The winner will receive a complimentary Maternity Mini-Session or Sitting-up Mini-Session, a Maternity Massage from Spa Royale, a “Lucky Mom” necklace from the new Thirty-One Gifts jewelry lines, and three personal training sessions from Dynasty CrossFit! In the spirit of pregnancy, this contest with be 9 days, ending on Sunday, June 13th! So get those selfie sticks out, show me that belly, share a good story, and check out the new pricing guide, and let’s win some cool stuff!!

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Summer 2015 Beach Sessions | Gainesville and St. Augustine Family Photographer

 

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Beach Sessions. Seriously, my favorite session location. Maybe it’s because I’ve been going to St. Augustine for as long as I can remember… maybe it’s because I’m a Cancer and it’s a water sign… who knows. All I know is that the smell of the salt, the sound of the waves, and the sand beneath my feet make my heart happy. Living in Florida, this is a must for all of my families. And this summer presents a few options!

Option 1: Beach Mini-Session | $449

A 40-minute session

Approx. 15-20 images, ready for download

30% off your print order

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Beach Mini-Sessions | St. Augustine, FL

Thursday, July 30 | 7:00 and 7:40

Friday, July 31 | 7:00 and 7:40

Saturday, August 1 | 7:00 and 7:40

Sunday, August 2 | 7:00 and 7:40

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Option 2: Extended Beach Session | $649

A 60 minute sunrise or sunset session.

Session will be held on a date of your choosing, rather than grouped with a mini-session.

This session includes approximately 25-30 images, ready for download.

30% off your print order.

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Option 3: Classic Beach Session | $150

A 60-90 minute sunset session. 

Session will be held on a date of your choosing, rather than grouped with a mini-session.

An online gallery of approximately 30-35 images.

$525 minimum order

Portrait Collections can be viewed by clicking HERE 

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Mini-Sessions are first come, first serve and can be reserved by paying in full or by paying a $99 deposit (with the remainder due one month before session; payment plans are available). To schedule your session, email me at shandon@lifeprintsbyshandon.com with your top three dates and times, with Beach Mini-Session in the subject line.

Classic Sessions require the $150 session fee to hold the date and time. Please email me at shandon@lifeprintsbyshandon.com with the dates you’re interested in.

TERMS:
Session is for up to 5 people.
$20 per each additional person.
All spaces are first come-first serve.
Payments must be made to reserve your time (by paying in full or $99 deposit; balance is due one month before the session).
Payments can be made via Cash, Check or Credit. Payment plans are available.
There are no refunds. Credit toward a rescheduled session at the discretion of the photographer.
Make-up days will be announced if the weather is an issue. Rescheduling at the discretion of the photographer.
Travel fee waived for Beach Mini-Sessions. Travel fee for Extended and Classic Beach Sessions is $35.
A link to the gallery of images will be emailed to you within 7-14 days and will include a code for download (for Mini and Extended sessions only). All images will be fully-edited and ready to print up to 8×12.
All images must be printed at mpix.com or showprints.com for the best print quality. Images printed elsewhere may not have correct color due to non-calibration of systems (such as drugstores and other online photo companies), and Lifeprints Photography will not be held responsible for poor print quality.
There will be a charge for requested edits that go beyond the norm (fees will be discussed prior to charge).
30% discount on unframed prints is good toward your  beach session images only and cannot be applied toward any other sessions.

Wall Art Sale | Gainesville, FL Newborn, Child, & Family Photographer

In celebration of Easter weekend, and usually the start of spring cleaning, I thought to myself, “What better time than to have a Wall Art Sale to help my clients display their photographs!” Raise your hand if you’re guilty of not displaying your images! Go ahead.. I want you to actually raise your hand! Yep! We all are. Even me. Let’s change that… Through this Monday, April 6, 2015, I am offering a special promotion to all of my clients… 30% off all wall art products! That means unframed fine art prints, framed fine art prints, canvas wraps, wood prints, Organic Bloom custom frames, and bamboo panel mounts. BONUS: A select number of frames are in stock and included in this promotion! Keep scrolling for more details of each!

 

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FRAMED FINE ART PRINTS | print included

Gorgeous photography deserves equally gorgeous frames. I believe that there is great value in completing your images through a polished final product. Presenting your photographs in archival matted frames elevates your portrait investment to the status of art, transforming your walls into a gallery to be experienced and enjoyed daily. Wondering how to get yourselves up on your walls? (Here’s a hint: don’t go to Michael’s.) I offer museum-quality frames to elegantly present your session’s images, and will help you arrange those photographs in a showpiece display. This line of low-profile, high-impact frames is designed to complement any decor–classic, modern, beachy, or rustic. Their clean style ensures that the frames don’t compete with the image, but enhance and elevate it. Made in California with sustainable American materials, real glass (not plexi!), and acid-free mats, the frames’ archival construction protects your photographs, ensuring that your images will remain an heirloom once hung in your home.

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11×14 frame, with 8×10 mat | $80 $56

11×14 frame, with 8×10 mat | $80 $56

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BELLA SILVER | in stock

11×14 frame, with 8×10 mat | $80 $56

16×20 frame, with 11×14 mat | $115 $80.50

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WOODWORKS ESPRESSO | in stock

20×24 frame, with 16×20 mat | $165 $115.50

20×24 frame, with 16×20 mat | $165 $115.50

 

 

Pricing for all Wall Art Products can be viewed here (PRODUCT PRICING), and the 30% discount will be applied to the listed price.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

The Wall Art Sale discount applies only to wall art products and cannot be applied toward something else.

Fine Art Prints are prints that are 11×14 and larger, however 8×10 prints are also included in this promotion.

Prints 5×7 and smaller are included only when ordering with a frame.

Florida Sales Tax is not included in the prices listed.

Payment must be made by 10:00pm Monday, April 6, 2015 to receive the special discount (via cash, check, or PayPal).

All orders must be placed by 11:59pm on April 12, 2015 (unless otherwise approved by photographer, such as reserving a product for an image from a gallery that has not been posted yet).

No refunds. Credits may be given at the discretion of the photographer.

Professional Headshot Mini-Sessions | Gainesville, FL Photographer

 

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Let your professional image help you stand out among a sea of traditional head shots. The relaxed, natural light style will show that you’re approachable, relatable, and forward thinking. This Mini-Session Collection will include a 10-15 minute session and one high-resolution, fully-edited and touched-up digital image sized at 16×24″ and 300 dpi (provided in both print and web-ready formats). Price is $125 per person; additional images are available for purchase.

Wednesday, March 11th* | 8 spots
Morning Sessions: 8:30, 8:45, 9:00, 9:15
Evening Sessions: 5:45, 6:00, 6:15, 6:30

* Wednesday, March 18th will be the alternate date for this sessions, should the weather not be optimal on the 11th.

 Send your top three time choices to shandon@lifeprintsbyshandon.com with Headshot Mini in the subject line. Upon receipt, I will let you know which time is yours, send you a contract and invoice to hold your time.

TERMS:
Session is for one person.
All spaces are first come-first serve.
Payments must be made to reserve your time.
Payments can be made via Cash, Check or Credit.
There are no refunds. Credit toward a rescheduled session at the discretion of the photographer.
Make-up days will be announced if the weather is an issue. Rescheduling at the discretion of the photographer.
A link to the gallery of images will be emailed to you within 5-7 days and you will have 7 days to make your selection.
Final images are copyrighted and cannot be edited in anyway, except by the photographer.
There will be a charge for requested edits that go beyond the norm (fees will be discussed prior to charge).

2015 Spring Mini-Sessions | Gainesville, FL Child & Family Photographer

It may still be cold, but spring seems to be in the air! I’ve had an overwhelming amount of inquiries about my Spring Mini-Sessions and I’m so excited! I have a couple options for you this year — Wooded Minis and Wildflower Minis. These sessions are actually longer than my traditional minis, in that they will be 40 minutes, rather than the normal 20-30 minute session.

Spring Mini-Session | $449

A 40-minute session

All digital images (approx. 15-20)

30% off your print order

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Wooded Mini-Sessions | location to be determined

Friday, April 10 | 5:30, 6:15

Saturday, April 11 | 2:45, 3:30

Sunday, April 12 | 2:45, 3:30

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Wildflower Mini-Sessions | Alachua, FL

Wednesday, April 22* | 7:00

Friday, April 24* | 6:15, 7:00

Saturday, April 25* | 6:15, 7:00

Sunday, April 26* | 6:15, 7:00

*Due to Mother Nature’s plans, we cannot be certain exactly when the flowers will be in bloom. While they generally bloom at the end of April, we just can’t 100% count on that, so I have backup dates reserved (also in the event of weather). These dates are Wednesday, April 29th through Sunday, May 3rd. We will remain in touch leading up to the original dates in the event anything needs to change.

Sessions are first come, first serve and can be reserved by paying in full or by paying a $99 deposit (with the remainder due one month before session). To schedule your session, email me at shandon@lifeprintsbyshandon.com with your top three dates and times, with Spring Mini-Session in the subject line.

TERMS:
Session is for up to 5 people.
$20 per each additional person.
All spaces are first come-first serve.
Payments must be made to reserve your time (by paying in full or $99 deposit; balance is due one month before the session).
Payments can be made via Cash, Check or Credit.
There are no refunds. Credit toward a rescheduled session at the discretion of the photographer.
Make-up days will be announced if the weather is an issue. Rescheduling at the discretion of the photographer.
A link to the gallery of images will be emailed to you within 5-7 days and will include a code for download. All images will be fully-edited and ready to print up to 8×12.
All images must be printed at mpix.com or showprints.com for the best print quality. Images printed elsewhere may not have correct color due to non-calibration of systems (such as drugstores and other online photo companies).
There will be a charge for requested edits that go beyond the norm (fees will be discussed prior to charge).
30% discount on unframed prints is good toward your spring mini-session images only and cannot be applied toward any other sessions.

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