Local Love- We Could Use Your Hope!

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These are certainly hard times for all. And we are doing all we can locally to keep our community afloat, volunteering and shopping locally. We’ve also been thinking of ways to support our own small business and the four families who depend on us.

We’ve created a few special offers for our clients with the purchase of a gift certificate.

Package 1 – Buy a Summer or Fall Session Gift Certificate which will include our 45-minute session with an 8×10 print and a beautiful slide show which works on iPhones and can also be enjoyed on your TV screen. This package has a value of $790. Purchase a certificate for this package for just $495.

Package 2 – Buy a Summer or Fall Session Gift Certificate which will include our 45-minute session with an 8×10 print AND a 5×5 album which has a value of $1,245. Purchase a certificate for this package for just $875

Package 3 – Remember all those gorgeous images that you saw at your presentation but did not purchase? Choose from your family images in our archives and purchase prints at a discount. In addition to these precious images in any size or format, we will give you social media-sized digital files to share with family and friends. Take 50% off our regular pricing.  As upcoming birthdays, Mother’s Day and beyond make shopping in these times challenging- wouldn’t a photo be the perfect way to remember better times?

Please contact me via e mail for more information or call me at 917 312 5923.

Spring Refresh

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As the temperatures rise I find there are a few actions I can take to change things up for this much-anticipated seasonal change.

Refresh your home
I can feel Spring in the air and have even seen a few blossoms on trees and peeking out of the ground. With the new season I have a ritual of changes to celebrate its arrival. As Spring approaches I change my throws and pillows in the living room from fur to lighter linen and cotton options. I book the window cleaner for a visit to take the salt and dirt from the windows which makes a huge difference, allowing the light to come into our home. Other small changes that changes the look and feel of a room are new table lamps or candles.

Refresh your wardrobe
In anticipation of the change of season, take the time to go through your Winter items for donate or toss (why store them another year?) and go through and inventory Spring and Summer garments to identify what you need in the coming seasons. I like to do this in anticipation of my bi-annual trip to the Neiman Marcus fashion show at Hudson Yards. I’ll report back after the show in two weeks on trends for what to wear for the new season from my friend and super-stylist Sonia Minetti.

Refresh your mind
Meditation has been proven to improve energy and relieve anxiety, stress and depression. Mac recently shared a wonderful meditation app he discovered by neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris called “Waking Up” which has an introductory course that I have started. I’ve found that burning some Palo Santo (a wood incense-part of the citrus family with sweet notes of pine, mint and lemon.) as it has similar properties to sage and cedar and helps clear stagnant spaces.

4/25 Spring Park Sessions to Benefit Women Rising JC

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Liberty State Park Sessions to Benefit Women Rising

The hardship of women and families in unsafe situations has always been a cause that struck close to my heart. I have been looking for a way to use the time I have available since the girls are away at school to get involved in a meaningful way with an organization making a difference in women’s lives. Women Rising is a local organization that came to my attention. Their amazing work in empowering women to achieve self-sufficiency and live safe, fulfilling and productive lives is exactly the kind of organization I want to support. I arranged with the group’s leadership to make this offer.

On Saturday, April 25th Hartshorn Portraiture will be conducting sessions in Liberty State Park to benefit their work. Each family will receive a 15-minute session and an 8×10 print 

100% of the $125 session fee goes to support this group and their goal of helping at-risk women. Call the studio at 201.610.1199 for details and to book your session. Please mention that you are interested in a session for Women Rising.