Thursday, September 19, 2013

22 Lou Give Away

I am SO excited about this new shop in Paragould. don't understand...I am extremely, immensely, 1000% excited!

Somehow, despite the down economy, boutiques seem to be popping up everywhere.  I think it's pretty great, because I appreciate small businesses (ya know...since I own one), but with all the inventory, how can a brand new shop stand out...and cause so much excitement?


When Elisa first contacted me about doing a shoot for her new boutique, I was hesitant.  It's not what I normally do, and I didn't know if our style and taste would match.  I'm so happy I didn't just say, "No, I'm sorry, that's not what I do.  I shoot babies."  Elisa is very welcoming, and we learned that we approach our businesses similarly; keep the quality high, prices manageable, and the style fresh.  I'm glad to be a part of this store in a small way, and I'm very hopeful that 22 Lou is a smash in Paragould.

22 Lou (located across from Brick Oven in Paragould) sells clothing, accessories, jewelry, housewares, even bath products.  The sweet sisters behind this gem of a boutique strive not only to provide quality, stylish items at affordable prices (no clothing over $50, jeans as low as $28), but also do their best to support local vendors. They like to use designers from the Natural State, and artists from the area for as many needs as possible.  Who doesn't appreciate people who try to keep business local? :)

22 Lou opens Friday, September 20th.  Come check it out!  

In the meantime, let me give you an idea of why 22 Lou is so great...Give away details at the bottom of this post :)

Seriously..what would Johnny do?  (throw pillow, vintage record player as decoration, wide variety of scarfs, teacups, throw pillow, picture frame)

A little bit of everything (boot socks, housewares display, candle sticks, top, 22 Lou necklace, soaps, headbands made by a Jonesboro crafter, top)

Have to share this, as well....  It turns out that our families go WAY back.  The lady in the middle of this Golden Tones album is my grandmother, and Elisa's aunt and  uncle are on the right!  Pretty neat :)

22 Lou/Kathryn Richey Photos Give Away
$30 Gift Certificate to 22 Lou
$30 Gift Certificate to Kathryn Richey Photos

Drawing Friday, September 27th

To enter:
1) Like 22 Lou's Facebook Page
2) Like Kathryn Richey Photos' Facebook Page
3) Share 22 Lou's post to this article
4) Come by 22 Lou, and tell Elisa or Ali you liked, shared, and want to enter the Give Away drawing
Winner* will be announced Friday the 27th!

*Upon drawing a name, we will check to ensure the contestant "likes" both Facebook pages, and shared the link :)

Sunday, September 15, 2013

25 FREE Christmas Cards for Fall Family Sessions!

In our world of social media, digital everything, and constant text/Facebook/E-mail messages, how exciting is it to actually receive a piece of mail with a hand written address?  I know I always get ancy to see what's inside!  With Christmas coming up, we all have the perfect excuse to brighten the day of someone we love with a hand written address on the envelope holding a card with a Christmas greeting, and pictures of our smiling families!

I'm doing my part to make that easier than ever ;)

Every single Fall Family Session done in 2013 will receive 25 custom Christmas cards for NO CHARGE :)  You can always order more if you have a jumbo family, like me.  These aren't just your everyday cards ma'am!

These cards are heavy card stock and come in pearl, linen, felt, or classic paper finishes.  The cards are front and back, and include a foil lined envelope.

Here's our card front from 2012...

...and I can honestly say, each person I sent this to made sure to tell me how much they appreciated it, and most put it up in the house long after Christmas passed!

Simple gestures can mean so much :)  Journey over to the pricing page, then send me an email or Facebook message, and get on the schedule to enjoy your family portrait session experience!

Pricing Page

Here are the details on making your session a reality!  To book, the $60 session fee is due and can be paid by card, check, or PayPal.  When it is your time in the spotlight--your session--a portrait deposit in the amount of $100 is due, and is fully applied to whatever you order.  Proofs are made available in an online album 2-3 weeks after the shoot, and your order and payment are due 2 weeks after the proof album is opened.  Order sessions are available for those who have any trouble deciding what their bare walls need! The minimum order is $150, and can be paid by card, cash, check or PayPal.  Have more questions?  Email me at or send a Facebook message! 

Thanks for the interest!  Hope to work with you soon!

See examples of the following grouping packages on my Pinterest Board (and don't forget to follow me!). Direct link here.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Darius | 1 Year

Mr. Darius came to see me, and stole my heart!  We had so much fun...he made me excited for my little man to be this big!  Enjoy!


Anna + Tracy 2013

These. Girls.
I have been shooting them since I began my business, and every year they return with more personality, more smiles, and more of that thick beautiful hair!  I so enjoy these two little ladies :)

Pacey | 9 Months

 If you follow me on Facebook, you may remember this shot....

Or this one...

Each are faves of mine, and each are of Miss Pacey. She is a sweet, smiley little lady, so it's no wonder her nine month shoot was just as special as her three and six month shoots!

One more oldie of Pacey and her beautiful momma from 6 months...