Category Archives: family

Adoption Fundraiser

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Hey, guess what?  Our friends are adopting!

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Meet the Atkinsons.  Atkinsons….You.  You….Atkinsons.

There.  Now we’re all acquainted.

Check out my little buddy up top.  He’s gearing up to be a brother soon.

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We’re so excited for them and for the little one who will be a part of their family soon.  To help raise money for the adoption we’re offering “donation only” photography sessions.

3 days only: Monday, July 8th – Wednesday, July 10th

During those days we will not have a set price for photo sessions, but will ask instead for a donation towards the Atkinson’s adoption.  For 3 days 100% of the money we make helps get a little boy or girl safely home to this sweet family.

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Here’s what we’re offering:

  • ½ hour session
  • Disk of high-res images.  At least 50 images.
  • Copyrights to the pictures so you can make your own prints.

PLEASE NOTE!  We usually offer rain-dates, but because of the 3 day time-frame will be doing these sessions rain or shine.  If it’s a heavy rain or a storm we will reschedule, but for light rain we will pack our cute umbrella and play on!

E-mail karen@mattsonpictures.com, or message us on Facebook to set up your appointment, and please feel free to spread the word!!

Thank you to everyone who has reserved a session for the adoption fundraiser!  We have no more spots available.

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this here album

So, I’ve got this album.  Isn’t it pretty?

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It has a little scratch and so has been setting on our shelves for 5 years…watching all the other albums find homes.

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Today we are seeking a home for this sweet little book by auctioning it off to the highest bidder.

Included in the purchase of this album is:

– Lovely album pictured above

– 1 hour photoshoot (family, engagement, kids, you name it) included!

– 20 gorgeous 5×7 prints matted and mounted in this album.

You don’t have to do any downloading, printing, or framing!   You just show up, have a fun session, and this book shows up at your door.  Yea!

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Oh, you want to see a few more shots of the album?  Sure thing!  So glad you asked!

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So there you have it, folks.  Name your own price!  Hop on over to our Facebook Page and place your bid.

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It is no surprise that this adorable couple had such a sweet little baby girl.  Congratulations you two, she is a gem!  Welcome to the great adventure of parenting!

Chris & Haley’s Maternity Session

This little baby has no idea what he’s getting into.  He already has so many people who love & protect him.  Congratulations, Haley & Chris!

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What a sweet little family.  Those girls were so patient and helpful.  Big sister said she’s going to come work with me someday!

And then the “2” headed out for their part.  I’ve always wanted to shoot at the train station out here.  Thanks to for making it happen, Amanda!

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Thank you guys for a silly, busy, kitten-filled, good time!

Part of what made the session so fun was that the kids had so many ideas of what they wanted to do for pictures.  It’s so delightful to see what they set up.

Some of their ideas worked really really well…

Some not as well.  But what they lacked in composition they made up for in charm…

Then it was Mom & Dad’s turn to just be alone.

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This session was so much fun because:

1.  She’s an absolute doll.  See below.

2.  We got to catch up with some old friends.

3.  They fed us “polynesian” hotdogs.  (With pineapple, cilantro, and Hoisin sauce.  Do it.  You won’t regret.)

Introducing: The 2+Crew Session!

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As wedding photographers we’ve been blessed to celebrate a lot of brand new marriages.

Today we want to introduce a session that celebrates the family, and the couple that started the family.  In the craziness of work and raising kiddos, it’s hard enough to make time for just the two of you, let alone make pictures of the two of you.  Lots of married folks (including a pair of photographers who shall remain nameless) haven’t had a good picture with just their spouse since their wedding day.  Maybe we all just need an excuse.

Ta-da!  Here is your official excuse….

The 2 + Crew Session

What’s a 2 + crew session?  I’m so glad you asked.  It’s our new spin on the classic Family Portrait session and it looks like this….

  • 1/2 of the session is lots of silly-fun with the whole crew
  • The other 1/2 of the session is just for mom & dad. The kiddos stay with grandma or a babysitter and I take the parents out for some photo-goodness and little time alone.  (And your kids don’t have to see you kiss…ewwww!)

 

E-mail karen@mattsonpictures.com to reserve your spot! 

Holly & Tom’s Maternity Session

I was so happy when Holly contacted me for some maternity pictures.   Not just ’cause it’s fun to see wedding clients again (which it is), but also because Holly & Tom are about as sweet as they come and it’s fun to just be around them.

And I wanted to mention they came up with some great “prop” ideas!  I encourage people to bring their own “stuff” to their session.  It helps give you something to do, and often adds a narrative layer to the images.  They brought instruments, a journal (they’re writing to the baby…I told you they were sweet), and some childhood toys.  Perfect!

Congrats you two!!