Did you know that Easter is coming early this year?

Easter is April 1st, 2018.

There is so much to prepare for: Dinners, Gifts, Scheduling Events, Etc. Allow us to take some of that weight off of you. We will create professional portraits, just in time!

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Our average turn around time for your custom portraits to be hand-delivered to you is approximately 3-4 weeks. During this busy time, we are prioritizing YOU and promising your beautiful memories before Easter if you session takes place on or before March 18th, 2018. This date is now only a week away.

We are putting out a LAST CALL for those seeking a gorgeous keepsake this season.

All sessions include a complimentary consultation [[plan outfits, try on our gowns, learn about ALL options available to you, select a few that work best for your family, schedule a date, option to place an advanced investment/payment, and get priority booking!]]

access to studio wardrobe [[choose from many gorgeous outfits we have in-studio for you to wear, or get styling help on your own closet. Together we will choose a timeless look for your modern artwork.]]

…a custom portrait session [[enjoy a location and time that work best for your unique family. The details have been planned just for you, and images are shot to fit your favorite options from the consultation. Our sessions are not restricted to a time-frame – we spend the time needed to capture those precious moments with your family.]]

professional retouch and processing [[view and choose from final, professionally processed images. Our animals are added in during post processing to remain within our legal rights, as well as protect your child and the fragile animals seen within our advertisements. We take our time with this process to ensure the best results for you.]]

image and product guidance [[have the assistant in choosing colors, materials, images, etc. to create custom art work for within your household. Enjoy the luxury of not needing to have all of the answers or a definite end result in mind. Sit back and allow us to guide you through the process and make selection easy.

…an in-person viewing & ordering session [[why choose products and images that you have yet to see? Join us in-person to view and select your life-long keepsakes! We will be there to help guide you through the process and choose what fits your style best.]]

hand-delivery of images [[no more worrying about being there when the mail truck arrives because your images will be hand-delivered to you. Together we select a day and time to do a reveal party of your final products. We can meet again in studio, or deliver to your home or office!]]

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Don’t need portraits back by Easter? Enjoy these sessions through the end of the month.

 

Who can participate?

We welcome all ages and groups to join us! We can work with your children individually or your whole family. There is no additional charge per family member, so bring them all! Our sessions are perfect for newborn, children of ALL ages, and adults alike! Your never too old, too big, too tall, or too young to have the experience of the season.

 

How do I book?

Quite easy, really! Just contact us and let us know that you’d like to begin the process.

We will ensure that you get a slot in our books for this month. You are a priority!

If you would like your portraits back before the Easter holiday (April 1st, 2018), you will be put on prior booking. You will want to make sure that you make note of that urgency in your inquiry to us. Thank you.

 

We hope this helped.

Have a Hippity-Hoppity-Happy Easter!

In case you had forgotten, we are here to remind you: we spring forward tomorrow – March 11th. Yep! It’s that time again: Daylight Saving Time!

 

When did this silly thing get started anyway?

It actually didn’t begin until 1986! You can thank Mr. George Vernon Hudson and Mr. William Willett, who proposed the time shift, twice annually.

 

Ok…But REALLY, why? 

As annoying as it may be to keep up with it, and as much as it may disrupt our schedules, sleep particularly, the proposal was created with the best of intentions. The idea is to allow for our days to be longer and overall more productive. The name is quite truthful when implying that it’s an attempt to save daylight!

 

And we all have to do this?!

Nope – not all places in the United States participate in the time-shift, anymore! Arizona and Hawaii have opted out, as have a few US Territories and Amish communities.

 

AGAIN – Whyyyyy?

Truthfully, it seems we could argue that all day. Despite what many thing, this time change was not intended to help farmers. In fact, they were very much against it! Their work goes by the sun, not by man-made time; arguing that it conflicted with and threw off their schedules (sounds familiar, right?). It was actually the urban community and industries that pushed for this change. Their argument of energy conservation has yet to really be proven, however.

 

Interested in more fun facts? Head over to the http://www.history.com/

You can thank Daylight Saving if you work Monday-Friday,  9-5, and want to book a weekday session with us! With this time change, it now puts our ideal time-frame for the PERFECT session between 6:00PM – 7:30PM start-time. Plenty of time to change, grab a quick dinner, and head out for the session of your dreams. 

 

Don’t forget to change your clocks!

Or…Don’t.

Tell the boss you totally forgot and overslept.

This is only your first strike, right?

 

 

 

 

On July 7th and 8th…

SHENDANOAH

We asked the community to open their hearts.

 

Over the course of a day and a half, nearly 20 families came out to celebrate our anniversary. During this event, we gave our time and talents to each family in exchange for a donation of towels and washcloths. These are items that the Shenandoah Women’s Center in Martinsburg, WV desperately needed.

They put out an announcement to the public, asking for donations.

After seeing all that this organization does for the community, Erica Danile Photography decided to involve them in part of their twice annual charity sessions.

 

 

A mix of new and past clients came out to make this goal a reality. Everyone brought with them towels and/or washcloths. Those that were unavailable for our Meet ‘n Greet, charity event date, still chose to drop a donation off at the studio.

 

This morning we have delivered well over 50 towels and washcloths to the Shenandoah Women’s Center. They are overjoyed with the love and support from the community and what we have done for them.

 

A large thank you to all that helped with this process.

Those who came out, those who dropped off donations, and those who spread the word!

 

We are truly blown away with how the community has come together for this event. Erica Danile Photography cannot wait to schedule our next charity event – in the winter.

Please take a moment to head over to http://swcinc.org/ and see how you can further assist this wonderful organization here in our city! Thank you.

 

 

Join Erica Danile Photography for their first ever Meet ‘n Greet

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Mark your calendars for July 7th and 8th

Erica Danile Photography is offering a complimentary mini session in exchange for gently used or new towels and washcloths. These items will be collected and then donated to the Shenandoah Women’s Center – here in Martinsburg, WV.

This collaborative event is a celebration of the business’ first year in Martinsburg, WV and an effort to help with the current needs within our community. Enjoy a professional portrait session of your choice, while giving back to the community and being a part of the solution to current issues.

Give a little…get a lot!

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Shenandoah Women’s Center has expressed their appreciation for this effort, from not only Erica Danile Photography but the community that is getting involved.

Due to limited spacing, these sessions are being offered by appointment only.

To reserve your appointment today, reach out to Erica Danile Photography on one of their many platforms. If you are on social media, you can head over to their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ericadanile. Their website can be found at www.ericadanilephotography.com. You may also choose to email info@ericadanilephotography.com or call/text (304) 676 – 6503.

It’s that time of year…yep…

Kitten Season!

 

Shelters are packed and people are trying to re-home kitties left and right. No one wants to see the fur-babies put down, but many of the current owners are not able to keep these litters that keep popping up. Locally we have so many feral cats that it is nearly impossible to keep up with the spay/neutering of these cuties – so when spring & summer come…kitten season launches!

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Erica Danile Photography is making efforts to help find homes for these kitties!

[If you, or someone you know, has kittens or cats that they are trying to find homes for, please contact info@ericadanilephotography.com . We will schedule a *free* session to photograph the kitties and share the images to help get the cuties adopted. So far our posting has reached over 6,000 people in only 3 days – we will help you find homes.]

 

All Kittens pictured in this blog are up for adoption – free to a good home!

[You will be provided with a copy of the image of your kitten – if desired.]

 

 

Please contact Amanda W. or Erica Danile Photography for information!

 

Thank you for your contribution in helping to save fur-babies just like these! Please take the time to share this blog posting with your friends & family. You can also head over to our Facebook, and share the post there! Do not hesitate to contact us if you have a kitty that needs help being re-homed! Thank you.

 

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“Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower. “

-John Harrigan

 

This beautiful family joined me for a bit more a spontaneous shoot.

With living in a valley, it is not often that we can find an open area to photograph – let alone an open area that is covered in flowers. It was by sheer luck that we stumbled upon this flower patch. I began quickly posting all over, to try and make use of this natural beauty before the flowers were gone. Without knowing how long they had been there, it was hard to tell how long they would stay in bloom!

 

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We improved – pushing things that would usually be discussed over a consultation into a day to complete these photographs. It is hard to deny that the results are amazing!

 

So much love and energy is captured within these images. The personalities of each girl shine through, as well as the connection, the bond, that they share as a family.

 

 

The gallery is filled with candid moments: real moments of laughter and love!

Many hugs and kisses were passed to one another during the session. There were whispers in ears…there were sibling spats…there was laughs until near tears.

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No two galleries are ever the same. It is the personality of each being photographed that bring the photographs – the moments being photographed – to life. I am blown away by the love and energy projected by this precious family. Their bond is untouchable and it was a pleasure to preserve these moments and memories for them.

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Little girls dream in fairytales…

…We bring those dreams to life!

 

My years growing up were captured within the walls of a chain portrait studio. I remember very clearly the blinding lights, uncomfortable posing, and 90’s style overly fake backdrops.

Over half of the images were taken with fake smiles, perhaps even tears… :'(

As my passion & knowledge for photography grew, I knew that this is not what I wanted from my portraits – this was not the experience I wanted my clients to experience.

 

 

…and thus…our magical sessions were born!

So far we have offered princess, zombie, reindeer, mermaid, and the list grows on!

Our current magical sessions are princess & unicorn! During this type of session, we encourage girls to treat themselves to the life of a princess while in our studio!

The girls are able to dress up in their favorite dress, or choose a gown from our photography wardrobe. There is access to complimentary hair, makeup, and nail design!

When we arrive on location, we turn on Pandora to listen to their favorite songs. Together, we dance, talk, and laugh for the next hour as we snap away candid photographs – without a care in the world!

The magic continues in post processing where the unicorns come to life!

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[Erica Danile Photography does not use live animals]