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aliceparkblog_motherhood series blog(bw)

 

We’re so thrilled to announce the debut of a powerful new series celebrating mothers and motherhood.

If you follow me or know me well, you’ll know I’m a big advocate for having moms step away from behind the camera and in front of the frame.  As our children grow older, they need to see us in these portraits – holding them, laughing, smiling and exuding the JOY the bring out in us.

Join us this month for a morning of in-studio mini sessions with our beloved new child photographer Jenny Widmaier.  Signup is now open with details outlined below.

Details:

When:  Saturday, March 19th, 2016

Where:  Our Atlanta studio location

Pricing: $125 for the session.  Collections begin at $450.

What:  A 15-20 minute in-studio session with child photographer Jenny Widmaier.  We’ll capture approximately 15 intimate portraits with mom and her children, individual portraits of each child, and of course – everything that happens in between!

Signup:  Space is limited!  Email us at hello@aliceparkphotography.com to reserve your session.

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Are you looking to join a dynamic team of creatives in a fun and growing work environment?

Alice Park Photography is seeking a part-time Production Assistant who is excited to be part of a boutique-style photography company and having the luxury and flexibility to work from home.

Job Description:  Part time Production Assistant reporting directly to Alice Park and lead Designer.  Work in partnership with the Alice Park Photography team to fulfill post production work and marketing campaigns for principle photographer, Alice Park.

Responsible for:

  1. Editing raw images and post production work for principle photographer, Alice Park and team associate photographers
  2. Creating client galleries and slideshows
  3. Print order fulfillment, tracking, packaging and delivery
  4. Designing client session albums and annual baby albums
  5. Managing the daily and weekly workflow of production, order fulfillment and design
  6. Communicating with staff members of studio workflow and order status
  7. Communicating with clients for album design and print production
  8. Blogging and social media outreach for Alice Park Photography
  9. Creating beautiful email marketing campaigns and newsletters
  10. Video post production work

Attributes we look for:

  1. Enthusiastic, positive and eager to work in a team environment
  2. Self-motivated, goal-oriented, fantastic time management and organization skills
  3. Strong people interactive and communication skills
  4. Can work under short deadlines, last minute, and on time-sensitive projects.  Deadline-oriented.
  5. A quick learner and creative thinker
  6. Attention to detail
  7. A people person
  8. Professional approach to time, costs, and deadlines

Skills/Qualifications:  

  1. Graphic Design Skills and proficiency in:  Adobe Creative Suite – Photoshop CS, Illustrator, InDesign
  2. Photography retouching and production knowledge
  3. Video production experience
  4. Knowledge/experience in transferring large batches of photos and finished files via FTP/Dropbox/etc
  5. Technically savvy and can setup system profiles, web/email accounts, etc
  6. Webdesign and knowledge in WordPress and all social media platforms

Hardware/Software Requirements:

Production Assistant must possess their own laptop/desktop and design software to complete job

How to Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to hello@aliceparkphotography.com

For more information about our company, please visit http://www.aliceparkphotography.com and http://www.aliceparkblog.com

halloween-blog

 

 

It’s crunch time!  With Halloween less than 2 weeks away and most of the decent ‘purchase-off-the-rack’ costumes gone, I’m finding it so hard to find the perfect costume for my kids.

Thankfully, I have some of the most talented and creative friends on the planet.  Take a look at some of this fantastic DIY costumes they blogged about that any child would love!

1-  Batgirl

2 – Young Maleficent

3 – Little Red Riding Hood

What are your kids dressing up as this year?!

 

Alice Park Photography Family Day 2015

Alice Park Photography Family Day 2015

Every year, we invite all our clients and past clients to spend time with us at a park. We schedule back-to-back mini-sessions designed to capture beautiful individual and family portraits against the glittering Fall leaves. Alice will then apply her signature toning and black & white techniques on her favorite 10-15 images and burn each of them on CD (printable up to 5×7) for families to make as Christmas cards, gift portraits, and to archive for their own personal use. Signup is NOW available!

Dates & Times Available:

Saturday, September 26th from 8am – 12pm (only 2 spots remaining)

Saturday, October 17th from 1pm – 5pm (only 4 spots remaining)

Pricing:  $600

Location:  Available upon signup

To Sign Up: Email us at hello@aliceparkphotography.com with your desired date!

planners-blog

 

For those who know me, they will agree I am a bit neurotic when it comes to my daily planners.  I have tried them all.  In fact – there was a time when only stores like Office Max and Staples sold calendars & planners, and I considered designing my own line.  But alas – after a little bit of research and reaching out to some of my equally OCD friends, I’ve found 6 fantastic, well-thought-out daily planners that I love.  And I know you’ll love them too. Here’s the list and what I adore about each of them:

1)  Emily Ley’s Simplified Planner:  Emily is a busy mom, a designer, and creative entrepreneur.  SHE GETS IT.  She understands that we want something functional and beautiful and equally inspiring.  We’re all busy, so why not organize this crazy life of ours in a gorgeous spiral planner?  Check out Emily’s entire line of products – each one is designed to perfection.  Oh!  And if you’re on Instagram (because everyone is on Instagram, right?!), be sure to follow her.  MAJOR cuteness overload with her new set of twins!

2)  The Simplified Planner App:  If you’re like me and are always on the go, but do not love lugging your planner around – this app is my absolute favorite.  This digital version of Emily Ley’s Simplified Planner just released, but it’s already received raving reviews from folks who have used it.  It’s clean, it’s simple, and it’s incredibly easy to use.  And it’s the perfect one-stop-place to host your calendar, to-do lists, weekly dinner plans, and notes.

3) The Passion Planner:  Although I have not tried this planner personally, I’ve heard AMAZING things about this one.  This planner is unique in that it specifically helps us define our personal goals and dreams and put them at the forefront of our attention.  It then allows us to break down our long and short term goals into actionable steps and gives us a place to incorporate these steps into our daily lives.  This can be helpful for the biggest dreamers as well as to the daily doers.  Definitely one to check out!

4)  The Purposeful Planner:  This planner was designed for the busy stay-at-home-mom/creative/entrepreneur trying to fit it all in.  Corie understood the complex responsibilities we juggle as women – from the children’s busy schedules, the business meetings, to everything in between.  It’s intended to help us lead a life of purpose and intention.

5)  TeuxDeux App:  This digital app is MADE for those who love making to-do lists.  Like myself. The idea was to build a bare-bones, but visually compelling and highly usable to-do app.  It’s the perfect addition to any of the above planners.

6.  Whitney English’s Day Designer:  I have been a big fan of Whitney English since she debuted her stationary line years ago.  Her clean lines and sophisticated design really appealed to me.  So, when she introduced her new day planner – I immediately purchased one.  Her design translated perfectly into her new planners, and I have been using this particular one every year since.  You just can’t argue with the classic.

Friends, what are your favorite planners?