Christmas is Almost Here. What Gift Can Keep Giving?

What do you want for Christmas? christmas childOK, besides World Peace.

How about our recent newsletter? :-) (Email me at  or fill out this contact form and I'll get it to you!)

Usually it's gadgets or jewelry.  No ties regifted item or fruitcake (the proverbial seasonal punching bag).

Gift cards are very practical and safe, but let's face it, they aren't very personal.

What personal item can you get someone that will stand the test of time?

Gadgets will be replaced with 6.0 or whatever new model next year.  Jewelry can be a good one IF the person likes it.  But clothes, movies, household items or home furnishings?  Meh.

I know of one gift that will stand that test and actually appreciate in value.

A beautiful family portrait.jim bartko matt knight arena eugene Oregon

Because if you think about it, what IS the most important thing on this earth to you?  Those you love.

Right now, until December 23rd, we are offering a 50% bonus special on our gift certificates. Spend $100 and we'll give you a $150 Gift Certificate*.  Spend $400 and you'll get a $600 Gift Certificate*  (*bonus limit of $200 and cannot be used for existing or past sessions, currently booked weddings, business head shot sessions or our discounted children's price list).giftcertificate

What can it be used for?

That often neglected professional family portrait-that will look wonderful as home wall portraits on the wall

Its something few of you have ever experienced, yet it is something that will be cherished through the years as wall decor in your home.

We start by offering you a free, no-obligation consultation with Megan (below)portrait consultant

to discuss styles, prices, locations and clothing.

We have times during the holidays where we can go to a special place of your choosing, or come to our studio or I can come to your home.  home family photo

Call soon, before we fill up our allocated times:  541-726-6119.

Plus on Saturday, January 24th, (weather permitting),we will be at Willamette Pass Ski Area for our 15 mini-sessions in the snow.  Price is just $79 and you receive a $75 print credit.outdoor family pictures

You could also meet us in New Orleans in March when I'm the wedding photographer of Shayla and Kyle during Mardi Gras or at the Oregon coast during Spring Break or in South or North Carolina in May when I'm back there speaking to the South East Professional Photographers organization in Charlotte NC.

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High School Senior Portraits:high school senior girl in Eugene Oregon photo

Or a Glamour or Boudoir photo shoot:glamour photos eugene oregon (10)

Right now our Glamour or Boudoir sessions are $50 off until Valentine's Day, but mention this blog and we'll take $100 off your session.  A 7 outfit session would be $95, a 3 outfit session, $50 or a single outfit for $25.  Call us for more details.

Families are Forever.  And I hope that sometime soon, I'll be able to create something beautiful for you to enjoy for a lifetime.

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When Santa visits you this year, I'd love to know (besides a nice portrait), what do you want?  

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