This review/giveaway is a long time coming. I have rewritten this review four times (I wish I were exaggerating)! Every draft is so gushy that I sound like a ten year old girl talking about Justin Bieber. Uncool but I can't help it. I LOVE LOVED LOVED Alicia! She was wonderful! I can't help but wondering now why I have put off having pictures taken. (The last family photos were taken over seven years ago. And I hated them.)
Anywho, Alicia is amazing. She was great to suggest loads of places to take the pictures and even emailed me examples. She was understanding when we had to reschedule due to my kids and I being sick. And she was ON TIME for our appointment. I know many of you outside of Utah won't understand how unusual this is. Everyone here seems to operate 10-20 minutes behind schedule all of the time. As a person who is chronically early for things, this drives me crazy. And, as a mother trying to get a decent picture of a recently sick toddler, being on time for pictures means we just might get those pictures taken before he starts getting cranky and wants a nap. And we did! Alicia was fantastic about discussing the types of pictures I was looking for. She also showed an extreme amount of self-control....I wouldn't have blamed her if she had strangled my little sweety who decided to throw pebbles at her nice, new equipment. The kid was excited about being out in "nature" and was showing us all the cool things he found but I was mortified! She was fantastic with the kids and the pictures turned out great:
Fantastic aren't they? And her prices are great! The regular session fee is $75.00 and you get a cd of all of your photos (so you can make as many prints or gift items you want). Alicia also does an amazing job editing. Eli had a large scratch on his face that she seamlessly removed. She also removed a few other things (I would tell you what but I'd have to kill you). She charges $5.00 per edit. And that isn't per photo either. Five bucks and that stain on your child's shirt is removed from every single photograph from the session!
Of course, I loved Alicia so much I had to convince her to do a giveaway. ****Giveaway is now closed****If you are in Utah/SLC County (or don't mind a fair bit of traveling) you can enter to win a free session! And, as always, there are a few ways for you to enter:
1. Leave a comment (say hi or tell me how fantastic I look, you know, whatever)
2. Like Alicia Jones Photography on Facebook and leave a second comment telling me you did.
3. Check out the Alicia Jones Photography website and come back here to tell me what your favorite photograph is.
Easy-peasy. Three chances to win. One week to enter. And, if you aren't our lucky winner, you can still book with Alicia. Let her know I sent you and you will get $25 off of a regular session if you book by October 31, 2010. She is also doing mini-Halloween sessions for just $40 that you can read about here. I know I am going to be booking one! I just love Autumn pictures!