Tuesday, July 8, 2014

5 Reasons to Choose Studio Mark Emile for your Senior Portraits

Quality

It's not just a buzzword at Studio Mark Emile; it encompasses everything we do. From the first contact to the final delivery, every aspect of the experience is centered around quality. We offer a wide variety of sessions each of which can be tailored to your specific wants and needs. Prints may be purchased in packages or a la carte, and we can customize your purchase to be exactly what you are looking for. All of our products are created in conjunction with the top vendors in the industry, providing you with the security of knowing your investment will bring pleasure for many years.


Variety

We offer great variety both in terms of session choices as well as products available. Whether you want a mini studio session or an extended beach session, we have just the right session to provide you with a memorable experience as well as a wide variety of images to choose from. On the product side, we have albums, framed collages, image gallery blocks, metal prints and so much more. The range of available products is limited only by imagination and budget, and each is individually crafted to be a piece of art designed to grace your home.

Individuality

Your senior portraits should be as individual as you are. That's why we craft our sessions to reflect each individual. Our goal is to capture you, in this moment, as you are. In a very few short years your life will change profoundly. You'll be on your own. Jobs, mortgages, families are all in a much shorter horizon than you think. We want you to look at these photographs and be transported back in time to this milestone moment in your life.

Value

It is not our desire to be the cheapest photography studio around; it is our mission to provide the most value for your hard earned dollars. Senior portraits are an investment. We understand that for many families, this investment is a sacrifice. That is why we pack so much value into our portrait packages. You can be assured that every penny is well spent.

Complimentary Cap and Gown Photos

As parents ourselves, we well remember the cap and gown photos we bought of our children at their graduation. They were horrible, and expensive. If you come to Studio Mark Emile for your senior portraits, you don't have to waste money on these photos. Every package we sell comes with a complimentary 5x7 of you in your cap and gown. This is a photo you'll want to have- well lit, good color, clear and sharp- not a blurry snapshot mess of a photograph.

Our Guarantee

We guarantee that you will love your senior portraits, or we'll refund your money. If we can't create portraits that you are enthusiastic about, we don't get paid, period. There is no risk on your part.

Pick up the phone. Call us right now to secure your session. (603) 886-0957






Friday, April 25, 2014

Mother's Day Special

Your mother is special, so we are running a Mother's Day Special!

You get a studio session and an 8x10 print for only $99. This is a $90 savings!

You can use this to give mom an 8x10 of you, or you and your siblings, or your entire family. You can include mom in the session. It's up to you and your imagination. Mom is guaranteed to love her gift this year. There's no worrying about getting the right color or size, fighting the crowds at the mall, or anything.

If you want to give this as a gift certificate, you can call ahead and we'll have it all filled out, in a nicely embossed box with a bow. It will look like this:


Or you can actually show up and do a session, and present her with a print, like so:


Either way, we have solved your annual dilemma of what to get mom for Mothers Day.Give your mom something she will enjoy the rest of her life: the gift of yourself.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Time to Apply to be a Spokesmodel!

It's that time of year again. Studio Mark Emile is looking for students from the class of 2014 to serve as Senior Spokesmodels. This is an opportunity to get the best senior portraits, and earn studio credit, cash, and prizes just for showing off your pictures to your friends.


 The Spokesmodel program at Studio Mark Emile is limited to a select number of students at each school in the area. Interested students must fill out an application and submit it to be considered.


There are many benefits to being a senior spokesmodel of Studio Mark Emile. Firstly, you pay no session fees. While there is a financial commitment needed to become a spokesmodel,  ALL of the money goes directly to the purchase of your package and products. You get extensive sessions both in the studio and on location, so you get the widest variety of images to choose from of anyone. And you get your images first.


The program is about students representing the studio to their peers and offering a discount to their friends and acquaintances on the best senior portraits in the area. In turn, the spokesmodels get discounts, earn studio credit, cash and prizes for their referrals. It's a win-win situation. The top prize is an iPad, so we reward our senior representatives.



 If this sounds interesting, you can learn more and fill out an application or contact the studio.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Positive Reinforcement

It's always nice to know that people are happy with our work for them. Our mission is to create portraits which families will enjoy and pass down from generation to generation. We love getting feedback so we know how we're doing.

So we'd like to share a note we received this week from a client whose extended family we photographed last summer in Maine. We don't mind traveling to create portraits your family will love!

It reads:

Dear Mark and Betsy,
Thank you for your recent note and gifts. We have been meaning to send you a note to let you know how much we are enjoying the photos you took for our family. The large photo is hung in the living room and framed locally in a driftwood-like frame. It is gorgeous. What a wonderful gift from our kids for our 50th Wedding Anniversary. You are so talented and captured all 16 of us. Thanks so much.

 Sincerely,
Bob & Caryl Donovan

P.S. Many friends also enjoyed the Christmas cards too!

This is the wonderful family whose portrait we were privileged to have been selected to create:


Call the studio today to schedule your own portrait consultation or session. Your family deserves this, too!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Eminence Award Finalist!

It is with a combination of pride and humility that we are able to announce our that we are a finalist for Small Business of the Year in the 11th annual Nashua Chamber of Commerce Eminence Awards! Our nomination, a second for us, came as a complete surprise. We are thrilled to have our work recognized.

We have been nominated along with two other excellent companies: Nashua stalwart Alec's Shoe Store and relative newcomer The Silver Knights baseball team. It is a thrill to be in such fine company.

The event will be held next Friday, March 7th, at Sky Meadow. Register for the event

Monday, December 16, 2013

Photography Classes: a Great Gift Idea

As DSLRs are the hot Christmas gift idea, photography is into more hands than ever before. Soon after the joy of opening the box fades, the realization that having a shiny new camera does not automatically mean producing better photographs sinks in. This is where a little training makes all of the difference in the world. Studio Mark Emile is here to help. To help maximize the joy of these gifts, we are happy to announce our "Digital Photography for Beginners" class, starting up shortly after Christmas. What timing!

Our course of study will be 6 weeks of training for the modest price of $250. Classes will be held from mid-January to the end of February on either a Monday or Tuesday evening. This is a perfect Christmas gift for that special person on your shopping list that has (or will be getting) a DSLR and wants to learn how to use it.

We will be covering a wide range of topics from image capture to final output. This hands on course will teach you about how to operate your camera for the best results, how to make the best image captures for various conditions, what to do with the images once you've captured them, and how to prepare them for final output.

To take this course, you should have your own DSLR and at least one lens. A laptop with a version of Photoshop or Photoshop Elements is a plus as we will be going over image manipulations in class.

We are taking reservations now at the studio for this class NOW. Gift certificates are also available. Class size will be limited, so sufficient attention can be given to each student's needs.

Topics include: The Camera, and what all the buttons and settings are for Exposure, and how it is achieved Elements of Successful Photographs You've Made Your Capture: Now What? Photoshop: What the tools are for and how to use them Preparing Your Photos to Display


Friday, November 29, 2013

Photos with Santa!

It's that time of year, time for a visit from the North Pole! That's right, Santa is coming to Studio Mark Emile! Santa will be here at the studio on Saturday, November 30th from 5:00-7:30pm. As this will be during Nashua's annual Winter Holiday Stroll, we will be taking walk-ins only. Santa will return to the studio on Saturday, December 14th, from 1-3pm, and for this appearance we WILL be accepting reservations (as well as walk-ins.) So if you want to avoid the lines, you can take your chances on November 30th or make a reservation for December 14th. Photos with Santa start at only $20. For those that are going to ask, we photograph children, and/or pets, and/or adults. So if you want pictures with Santa, "Yes, we do that." See you at the Studio!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Time for Christmas Cards

One of the great uses of family portraits is on Holiday cards. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Solstice, or whatever, the holidays is a wonderful opportunity to share portraits of your family with your friends and family. It is also extremely cost-effective.

When you share a custom designed card from Studio Mark Emile, you get to set the message yourself. The images come from your session, and are exquisitely presented in a design that is unique to you. These are the sorts of cards that people keep. It is not unusual for us to come across them hanging on someone's refrigerator years later.

If you've already had a session this year, we can use those images for your card, even if they aren't images you've already purchased as prints. If not, no problem, we can schedule in for a studio session. Don't forget that we have sessions available on nights and weekends, because, let's face it, most of our clients work during the week and it's difficult to schedule a family portrait during the normal workday.

As you can see in the examples below, we offer a variety of designs and color schemes. What you can't tell, though, is the many different types of card stock we offer. Whether you like the rich colors and shiny surface of a UV Coated card, prefer the subtlety and feel of watercolor paper, enjoy the texture of linen or any of our other surfaces, we offer a wide variety to complement your card design and really make your cards stand out from the pack.






Set your holiday cards apart from the crowd, and share images of your family from Studio Mark Emile. Our designs are fresh and unique, and our value is off the charts. Call to set up a design appointment today!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Never been a better time

Than right now! For seniors. We are deep in the middle of senior season right now. The phone is ringing. Sessions are booking up. The days to "wait until later in the summer" have come and gone. It's time to get your session booked. We're having a blast, with sessions nearly every day. When is yours? Here are a few from recent sessions:

Monday, August 5, 2013

Masterchef, Pro4um Style

Fox has a show called Masterchef, which is a bit of a riff on Iron Chef, which is to say a "reality" show which purports to find the best chef in a challenge/game format. Well, a professional photographers forum to which I belong recently implemented its own version of the game, only it's photographers vying to be the top photog. Fun, right?

So Pro4um is an expensive and exclusive forum, for professionals only, and the level of talent there is remarkable. It's a great place for pros to learn from other pros. that's why I'm there.

The second round was a tough assignment: photograph a shoe, as if for a commercial/advertisement. Just one shoe, not a pair. Aside from that, it just had to look like a commercial shot. We had 24 hours to complete the assignment.

I grabbed several shoes from my wife and daughters and brought them into the studio, photographing each and making them into an "ad".

When the judges were done, mine was picked to be 2nd place (out of 25!) So I'm the captain of the blue team.

These are the shots I made.




This is my final entry:


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

5 Years on Main St- Help Us Celebrate!

We are rapidly approaching the 5th anniversary of our opening of our studio on Main St. We've seen other businesses come and go during this time. Some who'd been here for a long time, some who came and went in an instant. In the midst of the worst economy in a generation, we've made it. This is worth celebrating!

The Deal: $5 Sessions

 In honor of this momentous occasion, we are offering $5 studio sessions for the entire month of June. That's right, a full studio session for a sawbuck, a fiver, a Lincoln. You can't beat that!

How It Works:

When you book your session, you will pay the regular session fee, but you will get a $95 print credit towards your order. This makes a studio session only $5!

How much for a baby session? $5


How much for a senior session? $5



How much for a family session? $5


How much for a pet session? $5


That's right, only $5 gets you a full session for the entire month of June. Sessions must be held by July 15th. Call the studio TODAY!

Like the Studio Mark Emile Facebook page for access to additional specials during our month of celebration! http://www.facebook.com/StudioMarkEmile

Friday, May 17, 2013

Fun with Emma

We certainly have our share of beautiful babies here at the Studio. And we seriously love them all. Quite frequently we are visited by babies on the occasion of their first birthday, as was the case with the lovely Emma. For a baby's first birthday, we like to end the session with a cake or cupcake. You never really know what they are going to do with it, whether they will like it, or not. Just for fun, We put together this little animation with a few shots from the end of Emma's session. We hope you enjoy it!