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Seniors 2013 – August Special


It’s our 2013 senior photography special!  During the month of August take $50 off any package!  Be sure to mention this special when scheduling your session.  Our senior line for this year has an amazing package that includes the DVD of images with printing rights!  Please email or call for a full price guide.

All of our senior sessions are shot on location (2 locations per session), include 3-4 outfits, and offer unlimited images!


I’m back! Update on what’s coming on the blog!

So it’s been awhile.  Gosh, I need to get better at this!  I keep saying I will but then I go for a long stretch without blogging.  Spring always gets away from me.  There are end of the year parties, my kids’ birthdays, lots of photo shoots and of course weddings.  Now, that is not an excuse!  I promise I will get better.

Here’s what you can look forward to seeing on the blog over the next few days:

1.  Camping themed birthday party

2.  Senior specials for July & August

3.  New kids sessions opened for the summer – camping theme included!

4.  Releasing new photo bootcamp classes and shooting field trips – level 1 & 2 included

5.  Erin & Jeff’s wedding photos

6.  Caroline & Michael’s wedding photos

7.  Kelly & Anthony’s wedding photos

And that’s a wrap!  Keep your eyes posted!

Sweet little lambs photo shoot – don’t miss it!

This past week we did a photo with Jack and his friends Vivian and Beatrice who are 1 month old lambs.  I had so many comments on these photos that I thought it would be perfect to bring the lambs back for a super fun Easter shoot.  Here are the details:

When:  April 6, 2012 – Good Friday – 10:00am-1:00pm

Includes:  20 minute session and DVD with printing rights

Cost:  $200


Take a super mini session – 10 minutes – $125 – includes DVD and printing rights! 

Details:  wear your beautiful Easter clothes or just dress fun for spring

Location:  Historic Village, Franklin County Fairgrounds, Hilliard

How to book:  email bankspix@yahoo.com or call 614.214.2359

March Madness begins – The Big Ten – Babies

This week the madness begins.  In honor of the big ten tourney, I am offering a huge special on 1 year baby packages.  I only have 10 available!  Tell you friends and family!  Any referrals will receive $25 in Banks Bucks!  Here is what the special includes:

1.  (6) 30 minute sessions with DVD and printing rights – maternity, newborn, 3, 6, 9, and 12 month – Regular price $1400

2.  One 8×8 first year book (press product)- Regular price $350

Regular price total:  $1750

Your price this week only: $1400

In a nutshell, you are getting the first year book for free by booking this week! 

Here are the details:

1.  You have to sign up and put down a $400 deposit this week

2.  This cannot be applied to any previously purchased one year packages

3.  This can be used by one family/baby only


Banks Babies – all your questions answered


It’s a Banks Photography baby boom!  I have been shooting tons of babies lately and have had so many questions that I thought it would be a good idea to create a blog post dedicated to giving you details about our baby shoots.

1.  Do you offer 1 year baby packages?  Yes.  Our one year packages include maternity, newborn, 3, 6, 9, and 12 month sessions.  Sessions can include DVD of images with printing rights.  Please email me if you are interested in viewing the full price guide.

2.  When and where do you shoot newborn sessions?  Newborn sessions are shot in your home or mine in the first two weeks of life.  Peaceful, sleeping babies and the best for shoots and you will find this  type of baby mostly in the first two weeks.

3.  Do you have baby props?  Yes.  I have a handful of things that I love to shoot with but I am also open to you providing blankets, bowls, baskets, etc.  It is always fun for the family to use things that have meaning to them!

4.  Should we, the parents, be in photos?  Until the baby is at least 6 months, you should plan on being in the photos.  Sometimes babies do not cooperate (I know, surprising 🙂 but if you are able to hold the baby and be in the photo, we can still get great stuff!

5.  Should I wait to shoot the 6 month session until the baby can sit up?  Yes!  Most babies will sit on their own between 6-7 months.  It is best if they can sit on their own for the 6 month session.  I can then capture a big step in their development.

6.  Do you offer 1 year books?  I do offer 1 year books.  I have high end coffee table books, smaller albums for grandparents, and affordable press products.

7.  How long are the sessions?  My baby sessions are generally 30 minutes.  The newborn session can range from 30 minutes-1 hour depending on how cooperative the baby is.

8.  How long does it take to get the DVD?  The images and DVD are ready 1-2 weeks after the shoot.

9.  Can I make payments on the 1 year package?  Yes, you can definitely make payments.  You will make a full session payment at each session and then the discount will come on the final session.

10.  Do you offer a referral bonus?  Definitely!  For each person you refer, you will receive $20 of Banks Bucks, good towards any session, class, or product that we offer.

11.  Where can I view more of your baby work?  Please view our work on the website or on Facebook.

That all being said, I would LOVE to shoot you and your baby during the first year.  We are now taking new baby clients for 2012-2013.  Please email if you have interest in our first year package or individual sessions.

And here are some shots from our recent baby shoots!

Eat clean – day 25!

Can’t believe I’m almost there.  Day 30 is so close!  That being said, I am not stopping there.  Just going to continue this lifestyle.  Once you get rolling it’s hard to stop.  I have felt so great these past 30 days!  I have not been perfect but I am definitely close.  I have had 2 cheat meals in 25 days and a third one on its way this weekend.  I also treat myself to coffee with a little cream everyday.  It is my lifesaver.  OK, enough of the rambling, let’s talk menu.  I have had super great feedback on chicken fried rice, jambalaya, kung pao chicken and turkey breast in the crockpot.  What have you liked?  Need some feedback.

Meal 1:  Black bean soup (add shredded chicken) – revisions to this recipe are as follows:

1.  Use frozen corn (no sugar added) instead of canned corn

2.  Use organic black beans

3.  Use organic/clean tomatoes (Krogers had these on sale this week!)

4.  Add shredded chicken if you want some meat (my husband cannot eat soup without lots of meat!)

Meal 2:  Spaghetti with meat sauce – I made up my own recipe for this sauce.

1.  4 cans organic tomatoes

2.  2 lbs ground Jennie O turkey

3.  1/4 chopped fresh basil

4.  1 pepper – diced

5.  1 small onion – diced

6.  Olive oil

7.  salt and pepper to taste

8.  Garlic – 2-3 cloves

Pour oil into pan and saute the peppers, garlic and onions.  Add turkey and brown in pan until cooked through.  Puree tomatoes in food processor then pour into crockpot along with the meat mixture.  Add basil.  Cook on low for 4-6 hours.  Serve over whole grain spaghetti noodles.

Meal 3:  Thai Coconut Shrimp


Snack idea:   Cranberry oatmeal and chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies – both are awesome!  The first recipe calls for Chia seeds.  You can find these at whole foods in the bulk section.

Time to get cooking!  Give me some feedback!