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December 19, 2012
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we know that we haven’t kept the blog as updated as we usually do and that’s because we have been out and about working with some of the coolest families ever! this has been our busiest holiday season and we have traveled far and wide to capture family memories for some past clients as well as making some new friends. when realizing how many days it would take to post all of the sessions individually we decided to just do a big, beautiful post of all of this family love! ….including a long overdue session with kristie and her family :) we have had such a great time working with all of you and look forward to seeing you again in 2013!

we wish you all a wonderful holiday season and the happiest of new year! xoxo

santa paws is quickly becoming our favorite dog days event – this was our second annual holiday shoot and the response was so great! not only did our amazing clients drive in from as far as baltimore for a 25 minute session, but collectively we raised over 525lbs of dry pet food, 32 large cans of wet food, oodles of toys and bags+boxes of every treat imaginable for safe haven animal sanctuary. some of our clients who couldn’t make it even had some food shipped in! being that we’re all huge dog lovers, it’s a day to have fun and spend time with friends and their pups. it’s also the perfect way to wrap up such a busy and wonderful year. we simply can’t thank you enough for your generosity toward a cause and organization we’re passionate about. your love will go a long way and we’re SO appreciative! we’re looking forward to our next spring dog days sessions at the beach!

happy holidays!!!

This past Saturday we hosted one of our favorite Dog Days events – Santa Paws!  We collected 450 lbs of dry food, 25 cans of wet food, oodles of toy + treats and best of all, played with 35 lovable dogs! :)  Some of our amazing clients who couldn’t make our annual event even shipped in food to help our cause!  All of the donations are going to Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary - a no kill shelter.  We were so glad to see some old friends and to make some new ones.  Thanks to everyone who made this event such a success!  It was a perfect way to jump start our holiday season here at GPA and we had a blast!  Be sure to keep a lookout on the blog for our post about this fun filled day of woofs + wags! :)

November 23, 2012
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November 04, 2012
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I know, I know… it’s not even thanksgiving yet! it’s too early to even think about christmas! and I totally agree with you :) however, a lot of our clients have been asking about holidays cards so we wanted to get this year’s templates up on the blog asap so folks have time to look them over and pick their favorites. we’ve brought back some of our most popular cards as well as adding some new designs. on most cards, words, fonts and colors can be changed to your liking. all cards with the exception of the 5×5 inch three fold card at the beginning of this post can be printed in either a 3×5 or 5×7 format. if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at rayevalion@gilletteportraitarts.com

it’s that time of year again! as the weather cools, folks are thinking about family photos and holiday cards. every year we block out a full day to do mini sessions where we stay in one location and can accommodate a bunch of our awesome clients :) this year our dear friend susan had an amazing idea and offered her family’s gorgeous orchard, vessey orchards  as one of this year’s destinations. complete with hay bales and a stunning fall afternoon, we had the pleasure of working with so many fabulous families. we had kids of all ages and pups of all sizes who made the day that much more fun! thank you again susan for being you and such an awesome hostess – we love you!!

thanks again to everyone who joined us at the orchard! if you missed it, we are still having our annual beach mini sessions at assateague island on november 11th see all of the details by clicking here and email us at rayevalion@gilletteportraitarts.com to reserve your spot!

October 15, 2012
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our first set of mini sessions at vessey orchards was amazing (and will be featured on the blog this week!) but because we have done mini’s on the beach for the last 2 years, folks have gotten to the point that they look forward to an off-season trip to the beach. so you have asked and we aim to please! we will be holding this year’s minis on assateague at the national seashore and at this time of year, pups are allowed! (we’ll bring the treats, you bring a leash!)  here are the details:

  • date: saturday 11.11.12
  • times: 1 – 5pm
  • location: assateague island
  • $125 session includes: 25 minute sitting fee/fully edited online gallery of up to 50 images/1 8×10 and 2 5×7 prints
  • if you book by 10.31.12 you will receive a 20% discount on you total holiday card order
  • if you refer a friend, you will receive a FREE 11×14

to reserve your spot, please email us at the studio rayevalion@gilletteportraitarts.com and we’ll get you on the schedule. we are SO excited to see old friends and make new ones as we always do at this time of year. see you soon!

see you soon!

you’ve asked for more mini-sessions this year and we heard you! this year our fall mini’s have an amazing location picked out. our good friend and client susan has generously made her orchard available and it’s gorgeous! complete with hay bales and seasonable blankets we are so excited to work here!  AND friendly dogs are welcome (we’ll bring the treats, you bring a leash!)  here are the details:

  • date: saturday 09.23.12
  • times: 3 – 7pm
  • location: vessey orchards – westover, md
  • $125 session includes: 25 minute sitting fee/fully edited online gallery of up to 50 images/1 8×10 and 2 5×7 prints
  • if you book by 09.13.12 you will receive a 20% discount on you total holiday card order
  • if you refer a friend, you will receive a FREE 11×14

to reserve your spot, please email us at the studio rayevalion@gilletteportraitarts.com and we’ll get you on the schedule. we are SO excited to see old friends and make new ones as we always do at this time of year. see you soon!

December 12, 2011
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last weekend we held our 3rd and final dog days event of 2011 – SANTA PAWS!! we had such an amazing time with all of the pups and their owners who came from as far as baltimore :) food donations were requested for safe haven animal sanctuary and our clients, as usual, were rockstars! we collected hundreds of pounds of food as well as toys, chewies and financial donations. I seriously don’t remember when I’ve laughed so hard - both while we were shooting and while editing the photos. the dogs that we photographed were awesome! all together we had the pleasure of working with emma, lola, zues, bo, beija, bella, ida claire, raegan, pearl, bunker and paxi. and so many thanks go out to all of their “parents” for helping us get their attention and getting them accessorized :) we have some really cool ideas for our 2012 dog days events – all dog events benefit local animal charities and organizations and we’re so grateful to help even in a small way with all of the wonderful things they do – especially in this season of gratitude.

thanks again to everyone who joined us for a great day – happy holidays to all of you!!

November 24, 2011
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