Monday, September 13, 2010

Fall and Halloween Specials!

Spooktacular Portrait Packages!

beginning at only $50.00!

It's that time of year again. Time for Halloween costumes, fall outfits, pumpkins, and hay. We are doing our second Halloween costume contest. This is one of my favorite portrait contest events and I have been looking forward to it all year long!

On October 10th from 2:00-5:00pm we will be available for mini studio sessions on our fall harvest scenic set at Random Studios in Everett WA. Spots are limited so we encourage you to get on our calender quickly to schedule your session. Studio is located at: 2815 Baker Ave. Everett, WA 98201

Spooktacular Portrait package - only $50! includes a 20 minute sitting for family, or just your child(ren)! After your session you can choose from 15 retouched proofs (viewable on our password protected online gallery)and choose your favorite shot to have printed in size 8x10. Your CD of all 15 edited photos is also available for purchase for an additional low price of only $50!

Available Options:
If you're like me, you'll have a hard time choosing your favorite photo since they're all so fabulous!! The available option to include your CD in the package also includes an additional 5x7 print and 4 wallet sizes to share with family! This is an exclusive offer only available during this exciting photo event! Don’t miss out on this sweet deal. Contact me to get on our calender! We are expecting this event to book up quickly and space is limited!

The fun doesn't end I mentioned earlier, this is also a costume portrait contest! If you wish to participate, arrive for your mini session in costume! We will choose a winner from all the photos taken during this event and the winner will recieve a complimentary Christmas mini session! with complimentary prints!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Yesterday was a big day for us...a request casting for Chloe by Nordstrom's.
As her mom, I was especially hopeful because Nordstrom was my first big client and throughout my modeling days I was often booked for their catalogs and store posters.

At the casting, Chloe did everything right. She was excited and radiated confidence. The art director had her try an outfit on to do a few shots of her in and the clothes fit perfectly! She popped off about 5 beautiful frames with variations in expression and poses. I was very proud!

At this point, you are all probably wondering, "did she get the booking?...just tell us!" So, I'm getting to that. This morning while Chloe was at school, the agency let me know that she did not get the booking. I was not looking forward to telling Chloe the news even though I was confident she would take it well. Still, rejection is rejection and none of us enjoy enduring that feeling.

I remembered when I started modeling it took me a couple of tough years to get my career off the ground. In Los Angeles and NYC I must have gone on hundreds of castings that mostly resulted in rejection. I remembered suddenly that how I broke through the ceiling was really the cliche that opportunity happens when hard work meets a stroke of luck, or something like that anyway. This is the case with most things in life worth having but in the modeling industry this is the norm.

In modeling rejection is simply par for the course. It takes a LOT of confidence to be a model and what better way to build confidence than to have it tested and still remain intact and whole. Despite some opinion, modeling is not always the cake life and getting "discovered" really only happens in movies or fairy tales. In actuality, most models endure years of rejection before finally getting that one booking that triggers a snow ball affect and you begin working steadily. This was how it happened for me and I know many other models who experienced it exactly the same way. Supermodel Cindy Crawford for example was told by many photographers, clients and agents that she would never have a successful career unless she had her trademark mole surgically removed! She stuck to her guns by not succombing to that wrongful advice and a supermodel career was launched!

Modeling requires patience, confidence, desire and thick skin. Since Chloe has all that so I began to feel better about delivering the unfortunate news that she didn't get the Nordstroms booking....this time. There would be others! As long as she wants to do this, I will not question whether all the rejection will be damaging to her young self esteem. I will just make make sure she knows she should never take any casting rejection personally and why she should never doubt herself.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

bambini logo contest

bambini is looking for some creative kids to join our design team. Parents, are you often impressed with your kid's drawing abilities and creativity? If so, this is for them! We are looking for a new logo design for our website!

Simply have your child draw us a design with our name bambini Studio. (Our "b" is intentionally uncapitilized so please take note of that.) We'd love to see our name appear as the focus of the design and that their concept incorporate our provided services...children's photography. Other than that, they can bring their imagination to the piece and feel free to express their inner master artist!

Our winning design get's a complimentary photoshoot, recognition on our fanpage and blog AND the joy of seeing their design on our website!!

Open to ages 4-14
All entries must be emailed to
All submissions must be received by March 1, 2010
Our winning design will be my vote which will take place March 3, 2010. Our winner will be selected by March 5, 2010.
Submissions need to be clear and done in marker only, unless created online. Photoshop/paint drawings are also accepted as long as the child receives no parent help.

Send with your entry:
Child name
Parent's name
Child's age
Parent's email address

Tell us little bit about the design and why it's special.
That's it! Easy as pie (eating one...not baking one!) We're looking forward to receiving your child's artwork and thank you for participating!
** Although our contest is open to all children, due to geographic contraints we can only award the complimentary photoshoot to a child who resides in or around Seattle and neighboring counties, however, our contest is still open to all children of our fans and winning entry will be published on our website, blog and fanpage! The outdoor location for the photoshoot will be determined together with parent after consultation, i.e a park setting, beach, urban location, etc.
** complimentary photo shoot is of our winning bambini artist. This is our signature bambini session, a value of $150. Package details can be viewed on our website,, under the pricing tab.
** Our winning logo will be published on our website for 2-4 months. At such time, bambini reserves the right to update logo or leave published on site for unspecified amount of time.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Something Sweet for Valentine's

Valentines is a time a for something sweet. Skip the candy and treat yourself to a sweet and fun photoshoot of your baby, child or teen! Since Valentine's is a time for expressing affection, why not pair your child up with his or her best bambini friend? They'll l be delighted to share good times and fun pics! and their photographs will be keepsakes to forever cherish!

Package $100, includes: 45-60 minute session, high resolution CD with 25+ digitally edited images, a password protected slideshow gallery to enjoy for up to 2 weeks while you await your final CD, 20 courtesy 4x6 prints! and 60 miles roundtrip photographer travel time. Additional mileage will include $50 travel fee (we are based in Lake Stevens, WA) and are available throughout the greater area of Seattle and surrounding counties.

Reserve your session today! For ages 4 -14

Package available thru 2/14 Schedule today! 425.268.6417

to view our galleries visit our website.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

bambini studio specializes in babies, kids and teens photography. We excel at capturing your child's true nature. Kid's love to play and when they do they reveal all aspects of their personalities that is so endearing. A bambini photo session encourages your child to feel comfortable, joyful and confident. We encourage play and spontaneous movement and follow your child's lead with patience and laughter. We are dedicated to providing you with photographs you will treasure for a lifetime!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

bambini Giveaway!

Living Beauty
Living Beauty is an informative book on beauty tips for women of "a certain age". We are giving this book away this month to a lucky bambini Kids' Photography fan.

What is Living Beauty?

Bobbi Brown celebrates mature faces. She encourages women to "age gracefully" without unnecessary plastic surgery by living healthy, taking care of their skin, and utilizing a few tricks with makeup, hair and clothing.

This book is coffee table worthy and the photographs are beautiful! It retails on and in bookstores for $25.00! We're giving it away (shipping included) to one lucky fan!

Why this giveaway?

We're interested to hear what "Living Beauty" means to you. How do you stay in mental shape, find joy, live beauty and feel young at heart? This would make a great Valentine's gift for yourself and all you have to do is leave a brief comment.:)

We look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

bambini is gearing up for 2010!

Happy New Year!

Our goals for 2010 start with providing our wonderful clients and future clients with exceptional products and photographic services. As parents ourselves, our expectations from products used by our children is that they are safe, natural and beneficial. With that expectation in mind, we sought out products we would be happy to use in our family.

bambini is excited that the first of our retail plans is expected to launch by month end. Our store will include our unique and adorable baby shower gift baskets!! These sets will include a gift certificate for a photography session and a variety of sweet baby essentials such as booties, baby blankets in minky cheetah prints with matching totes, all natural free products free of dyes and irritating ingredients for mom to be and baby, hand made goats milk baby bar soaps, and more!

The baskets will be beautifully presented and a gift you will be extremely proud to give. Per our vision in believing that all families and children are entitled to beautiful photographs that fit within a family too will these beautiful gift sets!

You can expect these to be availabe in our website store front by Jan 31st!

Happy New Year to all our wonderful clients, fan page and blog friends! We appreciate all of your support!