Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Last Call for discounted senior sessions!

As our discounts for senior session fees nears an end, we thought we'd prod those of you who "mean to" call, to pick up the phone and save some money. Our current 25% discount expires on July 1st, with sessions to be completed by July 15th (and there are not that many openings left!) So don't delay.

Be smart, like Amelia, who visited the studio yesterday. Amelia, from Nashua South, is a vivacious girl. Photographing her was a pleasure. We had fun, and will be doing a location session soon!

Here are a few to whet her appetite:

Get it on the fun by calling the studio: 603.886.0957

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Exciting news for the Studio!

Studio Mark Emile is proud to announce its acceptance into the Click Group.

“The Click Group is America’s fastest growing group of independent portrait photographers. Only studios with exceptional skills and that have the highest levels of customer service are able to join. Each studio is personally vetted by The Click Group’s International President who together with his team carefully monitors each studio continuously to make sure that they continue to offer each and every client the very best photographic experience possible.”

The Click Group is currently running an unbelievable promotion. A FREE session and complimentary 5x7. All it takes is a phone call. After they get your information, they forward it to the closest studio. You will be contacted by the studio to set up the session, which requires a refundable $20 deposit. So long as you show up to your session, you get the $20 back, or credited to any additional prints or products you may choose to purchase. But the session and the 5x7 are free. What a bargain!

Here's how to get in on this incredible promotion: (and this works all over the US!!!)


Friday, June 18, 2010

Dalianis House Ribbon Cutting

Today was the ceremony to mark the opening of Dalianis House, transitional housing for veterans. Named in honor of General Griffin Dalianis, and sited at the former home of Avery's Furniture, Dalianis House has been totally transformed. Various dignitaries attended this morning's ceremony, along with a throng of people. Studio Mark Emile is happy to have been chosen to create the portrait of Griff which will hang in Dalianis House.

Quite a crowd!

Raise your hand if you are a veteran

Counting down

And the ribbon is cut!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Announcing the Inaugural Visual Arts Scholarship Recipient

Studio Mark Emile, in recognition of the importance of higher education in the arts, instituted a Visual Arts Scholarship this year. Designed to provide assistance to a student interested in pursuing a talent in the visual arts, it was opened to any Alvirne High School student who had committed to a program of studies in the visual arts.

To apply for the scholarship, in addition to filling out the general scholarship application, each applicant needed to submit a piece of artwork for evaluation. The scholarship would be awarded to the person submitting the artwork that demonstrated the most promise.

The judging was not that easy. There were photographs and drawings and graphic art pieces entered. Each entry demonstrated potential. After deliberations, a pencil drawing of crumpling paper bags by student and artist Karen Kuhns was deemed the winning entry. The detail and subtle shading were the main factors pushing this entry over the top.

As Karen did not make the Scholarship Awards Night, we had her into the studio for a picture of her with her winning entry.

Studio Mark Emile is proud to have instituted this scholarship, and would like to expand to additional schools in the coming years. We would also like to thank fellow merchants who also contributed to the scholarship fund, allowing us to provide a $1000 check to Ms Kuhns. Fred Ramos, of Showtime Computers in Hudson, Wally Miller of Walter Miller Electric, and Amanda Garner of Motives Cosmetics- thank you SO MUCH for your support for this worthy cause. We would encourage the readers of this blog to make use of the goods and services from these fine folks who give back to the community so generously.

Sweet babies!

We have been blessed lately with some very sweet babies to photograph! First were the 3 month old twins, Colby and Ashlynn. My, how they've grown since their newborn sessions! Such sweet little babies. Mom and dad are clearly in love with their little ones. It was a joy to photograph them

Next up was the lovely Hand family. Niky and Jeremy brought in their new bundle of joy, Aylin Rose, for her first trip to the studio. What an active and alert 2 week old! I thought she was going to roll herself over. Then a proud Jeremy showed us a cell phone video of her doing just that!

We had a very eventful session, right Niky? LOL. But seriously, we had a lot of fun and even got Miss Aylin to cooperate for some sleeping baby images. What an angel!

If you have recently had a baby, you need to get in on our Baby Plan. It's a great way to preserve the memories of the first year, and comes at a very attractive price as well. The end result is a 10x30 matted and framed composite image from 4 sessions taken during your child's first year. This would normally cost $599 by itself, but if you invest in the Baby Plan, you pay only $299 up front, which includes the first session, and the 3 subsequent sessions are only $50 each (a savings of $25 per session). That's it. In all you save over %50 over the cost of the sessions and framed composite purchased individually.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

And the regular senior season begins...

Now that the Class of 2011 seniors are in the homestretch of their junior years, we have begun to get some action on the senior portrait front. For those of you that missed the 50% off senior session fee deadline, you still have time to get in here and save 25% on your sessions! The 25% discount ends on July 1, for sessions to be completed by July 15.

Damian comes to us from Texas, via Alvirne. He has completed his studio session, and will be back for a location session. One of the big advantages of this approach is that you learn a lot about the experience during your first session and are better prepared for the second session, not to mention that your comfort level is such that the warming up period is a lot shorter!

Here are a few shots of Damian