Blog
  January 28, 2015  
Cherished Portrait Sessions
  News  
hi there me copy

 

You know that feeling you get whenever you have a problem, but nobody seems to be offering a solution? Ugh. Well you are not alone! Some of my customers have felt that way, and I've taken their feedback and created something amazing!

I have been super excited about what this will mean for my business this year!

exciting news

I am happy to announce that I am officially accepting appointments for my newest portrait concept, Cherished Portrait Sessions, exclusively by Bethany Erin Photography, yay!!! In honor of this I'll be giving away a free session, so read all the way to the bottom to enter!

cherished 1

The inspiration for these sweet sessions stems from my love for my own professional baby portraits, which I am so thankful that my mother invested in! I have an enormous amount of respect for the photographer that not only captured beautiful, emotive photographs of me as a baby and toddler, but that also captured it on film! As a photographer and lover of beautiful portraiture, I cannot express how much it means to me to have such precious keepsakes from my childhood, and I'm thankful that I'm not just stuck with a stack of low quality, emotionless images from a department store, cookie-cutter studio - blah!

cherished 2

The idea really began to take form while photographing my own sweet Amelia. I struggled with the weather being too hot for newborn photos, too windy for three month photos and too cold for six month photos. While I admit that I did have the luxury of waiting for better weather before heading out for her session, most parents do not have that option. Many of my wonderful clients struggle with scheduling outdoor sessions with their little ones because of various reasons: what if it's too hot/too cold/too windy/too rainy, what if my child is cranky, and what if I can't find the right outfit, oh my! These are all legitimate concerns when you are paying $450+ for a portrait session, I totally get that, so please know that you aren't alone if you feel this way! However, I do want to be photographing more of your precious children! I want them to look back on their photos as I do and love having such sweet mementos, so I have created the Cherished Portrait Session, an affordable studio session that focuses on documenting the essence of your precious sweetheart!

contest

To honor this super exciting announcement, I'll be holding a contest where one lucky winner can win a free Cherished session! Even though these were created with babies and small children in mind, they are certainly not limited to them, so those of you with older kiddos can still participate!

The contest is going to be super simple - I'm just asking that you tell anyone that you think might be interested about Cherished Portraits! Let them know that you thought they might be interested, and tell them that if they want to access to early booking opportunities and information on mini sessions they can ask to receive updates by clicking here: http://mad.ly/signups/130305/join

Easy peasy! Whenever someone contacts me to book a session, I will ask who referred them, and whoever has the most referrals by February 28th will also win a free Cherished session!

Thanks so much for helping me spread the word about my Cherished Portrait Sessions, I'm really excited about what 2015 has in store!

 

love & hugs,

Bethany

amelia6months-87
  January 23, 2015  
Join With Smile Train to Save Lives!
  Personal  

 
jax-4

What would you say if I told you that you could give the gift of free cleft repair surgery to TWO little cuties just by booking your portrait session with me prior to January 31st?!

Last month, tears streamed down my cheeks as I shared my desire with Jax's mom to do a fundraiser that would benefit cleft babies (that’s Jax, there on the right!). My heart is so perfectly broken for these little smiles, both before and after they receive their surgeries, and I am absolutely overcome with joy at the prospect of being able to help these children beyond just making a personal donation. After we set up Jax’s session, in a stroke of perfect timing, I got an amazing letter from Smile Train.

The Smile Train organization has been very close to my heart for several years - there's just something about those precious little faces that draws me in, and something so powerful about being able to provide them with a life changing gift. With Smile Train, a gift of $250 provides the funding necessary to offer free cleft repair to one child. However, in honor of reaching the incredible milestone of completing their ONE MILLIONTH free cleft surgery, a group of their strongest supporters have announced their amazing offer to match any donation given between now and January 31st, and not just dollar for dollar, but by a multiple of 5! Meaning that if we raise $250, they will increase that times 5 and make it $1250! I see this as an opportunity to make an even larger impact than otherwise possible, and I would love to see how many children we can help together!

jax-3

Being a Christian, it is extremely important to me to find ways to help others, to gain new perspective and to think beyond myself. I want my business to be as centered around Christ as my heart is. The Bible encourages us to do unto others as we would have others do unto us. To give, to love. We are told that whatsoever we do unto the least of these, we do unto Him. So this is one way that I would love to give back, by donating a portion of each session booked to what I believe to be such a worthy, life-saving cause.

For every session booked between now and January 31st, I will donate $100 to Smile Train, meaning that TWO children will receive free cleft repair! Your session can be scheduled for any time in 2015, but your deposit must be made prior to January 31st to be eligible for this particular fundraiser! If you feel that it is not in your budget to book a portrait session at this time, please please do not let this hinder you from giving! I encourage you to give to Smile Train in whichever way is possible for you!

jax-2

Every year more than 170,000 children are born with cleft lip and/or palate. Most can't afford surgery. Clefts are a major problem in developing countries where millions of children are suffering with unrepaired clefts. Most cannot eat or speak properly, and aren’t allowed to attend school or hold a job. Being born with a cleft in a developing country is truly a curse. Every baby born in Uganda with a cleft is given the name Ajok, which literally means “cursed by God.” Some newborns are killed or abandoned right after birth. The good news is that every single child with a cleft can be helped with surgery that costs as little as $250. How often do you get the chance to save a child's life for $250?

How often do you get the chance to save the lives of TWO children simply by scheduling a portrait session? You know you've been needing a session for a while now, why not take this opportunity to give back?!

Join with me and schedule your session today! For every session booked between now and January 31st I will donate $100 to Smile Train, which will then be matched by some of Smile Train's most generous supporters to equal a total donation of $500. For every session booked we can provide the gift of free cleft repair to TWO precious children! Visit smiletrain.org to learn more about this wonderful organization.

Thank you in advance for the love and generosity that fills your hearts for these little children!

 

With Love,

Bethany

Jax

p.s. Little Jax received his free cleft surgery on January 20. Just by seeing his photographs, it's obvious that he is an incredibly happy and adorable little guy, and it truly breaks my heart to know that there are babies just like him in other countries that are mistreated or cast away simply because of something that could so easily be fixed if enough people could find it within their hearts to give.

And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, in as much as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ - Matthew 25:40

1px

 
 

  November 27, 2014  
Woodsy Family Session
  Family  

jessicafamily00 jessicafamily01 jessicafamily02 jessicafamily03 jessicafamily04 jessicafamily05 jessicafamily06 jessicafamily07 jessicafamily08 jessicafamily09 jessicafamily10 jessicafamily11 jessicafamily12 jessicafamily13 jessicafamily14

 

Contax 645 | Fuji 400h

  November 21, 2014  
Sunny Outdoor Fall Family Session
  Family  

Love these beautiful colors and happy smiles!

beautiful outdoor family portraits on film

beautiful outdoor family portraits on film

beautiful outdoor family portraits on film

beautiful outdoor family portraits on film

beautiful outdoor family portraits on film

beautiful outdoor family portraits on film

beautiful outdoor family portraits on film

beautiful outdoor family portraits on film

beautiful outdoor family portraits on film

beautiful outdoor family portraits on film

beautiful outdoor family portraits on film

beautiful outdoor family portraits on film

beautiful outdoor family portraits on film

beautiful outdoor family portraits on film

beautiful outdoor family portraits on film

beautiful outdoor family portraits on film

beautiful outdoor family portraits on film

beautiful outdoor family portraits on film

beautiful outdoor family portraits on film

beautiful outdoor family portraits on film

beautiful outdoor family portraits on film

beautiful outdoor family portraits on film

beautiful outdoor family portraits on film

beautiful outdoor family portraits on film

beautiful outdoor family portraits on film

beautiful outdoor family portraits on film

beautiful outdoor family portraits on film

 

Contax 645 | Kodak Portra 400 Film

  November 21, 2014  
Golden Fields {Sweet Autumn Family Session}
  Family  

Such sweet memories for this beautiful family...

turnerfamilyjee_2_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_3_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_4_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_6_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_9_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_12_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_13_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_16_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_19_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_20_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_22_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_24_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_26_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_35_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_37_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_41_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_43_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_45_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_49_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_56_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_59_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_60_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_62_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_64_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_66_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_70_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_76_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_79_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_81_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_83_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_85_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_87_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_89_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_91_of_98 turnerfamilyjee_95_of_98

Contax 645 | Kodak Portra 400 Film

Subscribe

 

Fine Art Film | Dallas Family Photographer
Candid, emotional & beautiful!


Click here to visit us on Facebook!

WHAT I DO

Hi there! I am so thrilled that you are considering me to be your photographer! My wish is to put you at ease and to create beautiful photographs of you. You know that warm fuzzy feeling you get from that person in your life that always makes you feel like the most important person in the world? I love that feeling, and I love providing stellar customer service so that you are always aware that YOU are number one. I check my email and voicemail multiple times every day so that I can respond at lightning speed, and not leave you sitting on the edge of your seat wondering if your message got lost in cyberspace (boo, nobody likes that feeling!). I will be your personal stylist, your biggest fan, and your guide through everything in the realm of photography. I can offer input on ANYTHING that will visually impact your portrait session, so please don't hesitate to ask! I will give you the baby-step breakdown for every single pose so that you look stunning, regardless of your modeling background. My love for photography really began to expand whenever my niece was born, and has only grown deeper since then. I have been in business since 2011. My work has been featured in <em>Denim &amp; Grace Magazine, Magnet Street, The Event Crashers, Urban Style Blog, Glamour & Grace, The Indie Tot, Pretty My Party,</em> and several other blogs. Many of my clients are in the Dallas area, however, I love to travel and am open to covering any wedding destination! </span>

 

WHO I AM

I am based in the Northeast region of Texas, where I live in the country with my husband, our daughter Amelia, and two dachshunds. I have red hair and I'm tall (yay for not having to stand on a stool to photograph my clients with that downward, flattering angle!). I love to read, cook, play the piano, sing and talk! I'm a member of the praise team at my church. I'm passionate about everything I put my hands to. 

My greatest compliment has been being told multiple times that I felt more like a close friend than a paid stranger. I have a wonderful knack for infusing the atmosphere I occupy with harmony. My personality blends well with a large variety of people. I'm a guide, a photographic visionary, and a creative at heart. I'm a great manager of time, I try to keep every part of your day running along smoothly, and love to stay in close contact with your planner so that we don't get behind. I'm very meticulous and pay great attention to all of the details, trying to capture beauty throughout every aspect of your special day. I preserve the candid and spontaneous in a creative and unobtrusive way because I'm just kind of awesome like that. 

 

LIFETIME PEACE OF MIND GUARANTEE

If all that jazz wasn't enough to make you love me, then please allow me to introduce you to my Lifetime Peace of Mind Guarantee, provided for all photographic services rendered. What is that, you ask? That, my friend, means that your days of worrying about losing your precious images to the abyss are gone forever. Au revoir. Sayonara. When you book me for your wedding or portrait session, you will receive your images on a USB drive, in a downloadable online gallery (that will be available for 10 years, woohoo!), and you will also receive any negatives of film shot during your wedding or session. Beyond that, my recommendations are to make a copy of your USB drive to store in a safety deposit box, along with your negatives, and to <em>print your images!! </em>Having your photos stored in two or more locations, and across multiple types of media, is the safest way to preserve your memories for the future. Bottom line. End of story. You're welcome.

 

xoxo,

Bethany

 

Click here for more information on booking a session. Or here to view more of my recent work.

 

 

Scan to "like" Dallas Wedding & Portrait Photographer Bethany Erin Photography's Facebook page!
qr_code_bethany_erin_phot


Two Bright Lights 2014 Editor

For portrait session information and pricing, click here. I look forward to working with you!

We will never rent or sell your e-mail address. We do not spam.