Summer Specials vs Mini Sessions

Some of you may be wondering – Why Summer Specials, why not Mini Session?

Well, if you know me, then you probably know that I don’t like offering mini sessions. They’re great in theory! I love the length of the session (half an hour vs. an hour), and for my clients, it’s the only time that I offer the sale of digital files independently without their printed version. But they’ve always caused me so much stress. From finding a location, to scheduling and working around the rain and the lighting. But the biggest issue – coming up with a set-up. Oh, the set-up, my nemesis.

My style of photography is very clean and simple and having a set-up for my mini sessions to emphasize a theme broke my heart. Every. Single. Time. I went into the sessions stressed to the max and it may be unprofessional  to say this, but I think it showed in my work. (Except for my Halloween Mini Session, I truly do love those and they’re not going anywhere!)

I always felt the minis were lacking the personal touch of a full session. There wasn’t the usual pre-consultation before the session or in-person viewing session afterwards, and the sessions themselves were assembly line. Stand here. Do this. Smile. Next! And that is so not me and not the customer service I want to offer my clients.

So, then why did I do it? I always felt the pressure to offer mini sessions because, well, everyone else is doing it and my clients love it! A short little session at a good price point and the option to purchase digital files. All you could ever want, right?

Wrong! What about a 30 minute session that’s all about YOU. No more stress about what happens if your kids don’t co-operate, knowing you only have 30 minutes and there is someone scheduled right after you (and probably already waiting for you to finish).  YOU choose the time and – wait for it – THE DAY that works best for YOU. YOU choose the location. YOU choose the package that’s best for you. YOU receive a pre-consulation beforehand to go over outfits and location options and an in person viewing session (or video call view session during covid) to help you narrow down the images that want. And while I still strongly believe in printing your photographs, I know that everyone still wants digital files so I’m offering digital files in the packages.

I hope you’re as excited about these changes as I am! So, without further ado, here they are!

$99
Pre-Consulation (By Phone or Email)
30 Minute Portrait Session
In Person (Video Call) Viewing Session
20% Discount on Prints & Products

 

 


$249
Pre-Consulation (By Phone or Email)
30 Minute Portrait Session
In Person (Video Call) Viewing Session
(2) 8×10 Mounted Prints + Digital Files
(3) 5×7 Mounted Prints + Digital Files
(Regular Price of Prints – $155)
5 Additional Digital Files

 

$499
Pre-Consulation (By Phone or Email)
30 Minute Portrait Session
In Person (Video Call) Viewing Session
(4) 5×7 Mounted Prints + Digital Files
(2) 11×14 Mounted Prints + Digital Files
(1) 20×30 Mounted Print + Digital File
(Regular Price of Prints – $495)
23 Additional Digital Files

I will be booking sessions for the Summer Specials until September 15th.

Get in touch with me by email (liz.czinege@gmail.com) or call/text (905-931-4893)

 

 

 

8th Annual Costume Contest

Happy Halloween from Liz Czinege Photography! I hope everyone got enough candy to weigh them down in that storm that ripped through on Thursday!

This year I decided to do something a little different with the costume contest. Instead of the public voting for their favourite costume, I compiled a panel of 4 judges ranging in age and gender. Each judge was asked to select their first, second and third choices. The first choice had a 3 point value, second had a 2 point value and third had a 1 point value.

And, the winner was …..

Cruz as Trump

 I am SO happy that I didn’t have to choose the winner of the contest, because there is no way I could have decided! Here are the rest of the adorable kiddos in their costumes, in no particular order!

The Korten’s | Niagara Family Photographer

This family is the cutest! Coming into the session, Mama was concerned that Jensen wouldn’t co-operate. But I think we got some great portraits!  Demi is so bright-eyed!  A little Mama and Demi one on one time while her big brother was running around hog-wild.  I seriously love this natural shot, I think it sums up this family pretty well!

The Winner – ANNOUNCED

And the winner of the costume contest is ……

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!

As shout out to all the parents who put so much effort into costumes for their little ones. They were all so adorable. I’m glad that I didn’t have to choose the winner!

7th Annual Costume Contest

It’s that time of year again! I can’t believe I’ve done this for 7 years now. These mini sessions are hands down my favourite of the year. I love seeing all the effort that is put into the costumes! Good luck to all the adorable kiddos!

How to Vote:
Scroll through all of the kids and choose your favourite costume. When you get to the bottom leave a comment with the costume you’re voting for. Only one vote per email will be accepted.   CONTEST ENDS OCTOBER 31st at 8PM! Feel free to share this link with family and friends and encourage them to vote! Please remember that this is a friendly contest. All of the kids looked adorable in their costumes!

Check back for the results!

 

The Winner!

The votes have been counted – and double counted – and the winner is in! Congratulations to this little Ghostbuster, Chase! It was a very close race this year with the runner up only 9 votes behind. Thank you to everyone who came out to the mini sessions and participated in the costume contest, it’s been another great year!

Here are some more of Chase’s portraits. I love his face in this photograph. So sweet!

6th Annual Costume Contest

Thanks for checking out this year’s costume contest!

How to Vote:
Scroll through all of the kids and choose your favourite costume. When you get to the bottom leave a comment with the costume you’re voting for. Only one vote per email will be accepted. Because there were so many siblings with joint costumes this year their votes will be counted as one (So you don’t have to choose between them!)  CONTEST ENDS OCTOBER 31st at 9PM! Feel free to share this link with family and friends and encourage them to vote! Please remember that this is a friendly competition. All of the kids looked adorable in their costumes!

Be sure to keep an extra close eye out for all the kiddos Trick-or-Treating!

Happy Halloween from Liz Czinege Photography – and good luck!

Nicholas | Ancaster Child Photographer

czinege-photography-niagara-child-01 Happy 6 Months Nicholas! Times flies! I was loving this kids rocking’ style during his session last week. Denim and plaid, my favourites! Last time I photographed Nicholas he was so serious, this time he was all smiles! I love capturing portraits for the “Baby’s First Year” package. It’s awesome to watch them grow and hit milestones. Last time I was Nicholas he could barely hold up his head, now he is such a strong boy!
czinege-photography-niagara-child-02 czinege-photography-niagara-child-03 I love capturing the serious look on kids faces when they’re staring right at the camera, there is just something about it. czinege-photography-niagara-child-04 Hehehe, love that little chin!czinege-photography-niagara-child-07czinege-photography-niagara-child-08 czinege-photography-niagara-child-09Here’s a little triptych of his growth to date; see you in another 3 months little man!

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Nicholas | Ancaster Child Photographer

czinege-photography-niagara-child-01 Nicholas was in the studio for his 3 months portraits as part of his “Baby’s First Year” Package. It feels like yesterday that I was waiting to hear of his arrival and now he’s already 3 months old! I can’t believe how much he looks like his sister Isabella.czinege-photography-niagara-child-02 czinege-photography-niagara-child-03 czinege-photography-niagara-child-04 czinege-photography-niagara-child-05 Nicholas did so well keeping his head up, such a strong boy!!
czinege-photography-niagara-child-06See you in a couple months!

The Winner is…

Ghostbuster and the Stay Puft Marshmallow!
Congratulations Ethan and Elliott!

liz_czinege_niagara_grimsby_child_photographer03 liz_czinege_niagara_grimsby_child_photographer09 Here are some more of my favourites because all of the kids were so adorable in their costumes!! liz_czinege_niagara_grimsby_child_photographer02 liz_czinege_niagara_grimsby_child_photographer01 liz_czinege_niagara_grimsby_child_photographer06 liz_czinege_niagara_grimsby_child_photographer08 liz_czinege_niagara_grimsby_child_photographer04 liz_czinege_niagara_grimsby_child_photographer07 liz_czinege_niagara_grimsby_child_photographer05

Thank you to everyone who voted for their favourite costume. I can’t wait for next year!