And 2012 draws to an end. It has been a great year for WATERHOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY. We would like to dedicate this Newsletter to our plans for 2013.
Our most popular sessions by far are those where we go outside. So, in 2013 our sessions will always include outside – one for the surrounding Auburn Hills area – the other at a location of your choice.
In 2013 all sessions will include complimentary photo finish make-up and hair by our regional Lancôme make up representative. It makes such a difference in confidence when seniors feel they look their best. Every one becomes that little rock star.
Finally, we are again looking for senior advocates at the high schools next year. We offer great incentives to them. So if you have recommendations, send them around to us. Also, any help you can give us introducing ourselves to your high school would also greatly appreciated.
2013 is wedding year for us. As some of you might know, we have launched our sister brand Cweddings – dedicated exclusively to weddings. Visit us on www.cweddings.net.
We will participate at the Bridal Expo at the Palace on January 6th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm with a 20-foot stand! This is huge for us. Those of you getting married or know of someone getting married – come our way. We will be raffling off a free (upgradeable) wedding package worth $999! Not only that, just by registering for the raffle you will receive a certificate that entitles you to a complimentary photo session with make-up, hair and $50 towards prints. Try to beat that!
We are especially excited about our plan to move into “couture” portraiture. The idea was born from our own experiences with life, our discussions with friends and our own insecurities. We are all so very caught up in the way we see ourselves. It is tough when the fashion world continues to project images of the “ideal” person on to us. But that person does not exist. Did you know that research indicates that 8 out of 10 women are unhappy with the image of themselves projected in the mirror? What many do not realize is that is not how others see them. Though it is possible to overcome these influences what is really difficult is to overcome how we see ourselves. We just love this little poem by Derek Walcott titled “Love after Love”.
The time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
The poem is about falling in love with our self again. It inspired our idea. The couture sessions will be about you.
Karla and Rica will spoil you with special attention. They will guide you, direct you and get you to feel comfortable and safe enough to let go and be yourselves. The sessions include photo finish hair and make-up. You can even bring friends to the session. They will also receive the special attention. We will even close down the studio for you. Afterwards – go out on the town. If you are quick – ring the studio, as there is an amazing launch special offered right now.
Disclaimer: We cannot be held responsible for how seriously “hot” you will look!
Happy Holidays every one. Thank you so much for using WATERHOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY as your photographers of choice. See you in 2013.