I’ve been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to volunteer with Penny Lane Centers, a center providing a multitude of services for children, for the last year or so and every single one of their fundraisers seems to top the previous one. The Penny Lane Center has an incredible team that spends months putting together fundraisers and it shows. This year, the “Cheers for Charity” event at Malibu Family Wines was a little different-there was no set program; just a lovely afternoon of wine tasting at Malibu Wines, and silent auctions (with some amazing prizes). For more information about the services that Penny Lane Provides, or, how you can help, please see their site here.
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Wow, where do I start? There’s been a lot going on around here these past few weeks: sessions, weddings, more weddings, events, my little pumpkin taking his first steps, more weddings…
With everything that’s been happening, I wanted to take a small step back and sort of reevaluate Karen Leah Photography: our philosophy, our clients, our reviews (amazing—thank you!), our service, and our pricing. Even before my own wedding, I always strived to make my packages as affordable as possible and tried to be flexible about pricing whenever feasible.
No matter where their wedding was, or at what time of year, if I had a client who was straightforward about their budget (or lack thereof) and asked if I could be flexible with them on my fee, I really went out of my way to try to do SOMETHING to help them when possible, because I feel that everyone deserves great photography. Now, were there people who took advantage of this over the years? Sadly, yes. But this was rare, and offering modified or discounted packages enabled us to give people an experience that they may have otherwise not been able to afford.
Having planned my own wedding celebration recently, I completely understand when couples want their weddings to be as cost effective as possible and prioritize costs where they can.
With this in mind, I’ve made a few slight adjustments to the packages. I’ve chosen some amazing album and print companies who will enable me to continue offering packages starting under $2000.
We know how stressful wedding planning can be, and we’re happy to introduce our effortless pricing to all of our couples. No matter what day of the week or time of the year your event takes place, we want to make our pricing as easy as possible for everyone.
A package #3 for a Sunday wedding will cost the same as a package #3 for a Saturday night wedding. A December wedding package will cost the same as a July wedding package, and all of our clients (as always) will receive the same great service we pride ourselves on. All of our couples will continue to get the same high-quality albums, and the same excellent photos taken by people who treat your wedding like their own.
Yes, we will still occasionally offer incentives and custom packages; however, with our new pricing structure, we can assure you that our package prices really are our best possible rates. We feel it’s important to be fair and respectful to all of our fantastic couples (and potential couples); and we believe that our new, effortless pricing will enable us to continue doing just that.
Mia and Danny planned a lovely wedding at the newly renovated Sportsman’s Lodge. It was a very classic, elegant affair; to the red and black color scheme and very personal ceremony-Mia and Danny carefully thought out every detail of their day. It was a day truly centered around family and friends-Mia and Danny felt that everyone there was important to them and it really showed.
And some of the other vendors that made their day special:
Mia and Danny opted for a first look and I couldn’t have been happier. They had lots of family and bridal party photos scheduled and this look allowed them a few precious minutes alone.
Mia is an absolute classic beauty.
This is probably one of the most beautiful looks I’ve ever seen a groom give his new bride.
We won the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards 2012! That means we are in the top 5% of Wedding Pros nationwide. Thank you so much to all of our couples! We really appreciate it!