Sudbury Boudoir – Cheap Boudoir Photography

OoooooOoOoo I’m sure I’m going to ruffle some feathers with this one.

CHEAP!? WHAT?!

Hear me out.

Every time someone emails us with questions about a boudoir session, they get a personal email back, as well as an email that also has pricing information. And I would say about half the time, we never hear back. I asked someone recently if they had any luck finding what they needed, and the response was “you’re too expensive.” I didn’t know whether to be flattered, or offended. So I asked her, what information did you find elsewhere that you decided to choose them instead? She said that she was going to get the 2 hour session with unlimited outfits, and CD of unedited images for $99.

~Nails on a chalkboard~

At that point, I congratulated her on her upcoming wedding and wished her the best of luck, and we hung up. She wanted CHEAP BOUDOIR. There are so many things that I could say about this. There are so many posts about why photography costs what it does, so I will leave that to the financial experts. What I really want to focus on is the bottom line:

When you’re taking your clothes off in front of someone you don’t know, is CHEAP really a word that you want to use to describe the experience?

There is so much that goes into this experience, believe me when I tell you that it’s not just about getting your picture taken. There is an enormous amount of preparation beforehand, on your part, and on our part. Will your cheap photographer be there to help you pick out lingerie that will flatter your figure, and talk you down when you’re nervous the night before?

Another thing to think about: PRIVACY. These are photos that are intimate in nature, and while we always keep them classy, not every photographer is like that. These are photos that, when poorly done and shared, could potentially ruin careers. Personally, I don’t think that boudoir should be as taboo as it sometimes is, but let’s face it – the entire world doesn’t necessarily feel that way. Are you willing to trust those photos to someone who A.) may be kind of creepy to begin with and B.) might put the photos online for God knows what? Is that savings worth the potential backlash that could come from hiring someone you don’t trust?

We have “fixed” several boudoir sessions in the past year or so. By fixed, I mean that my clients had a boudoir session done elsewhere, a “cheap” session, and hated it so much that they came to us to have some quality photos, and an amazing experience.

I believe that there are certain genres of photography that carry a higher responsibility than others. Yes, all photographers should be accountable for their quality of work, and their business ethics, but there are some photos that you will never, EVER get back. My top three: wedding, newborn and boudoir. For wedding and newborn – you never, ever get those days back. Newborn sessions usually take place when that new little life is less than 10 days old. Two weeks later, you’ve lost that newborn look, the snuggly cuddly smushy face. It’s gone, and you never get it back. Weddings are highly stressful and require a cool head, organization, and problem solving – and again, you never get that day back. When your dad hugs you a little longer as he’s giving you away to your groom, if your photographer misses that, it’s gone. Yes, you can stage it again – but it’s never really the same.

And finally, boudoir. I could go on and on for hours about this, because it frustrates me SO much – but when you have a woman undress in front of you, she is vulnerable, and if you do a poor job or make her feel bad, you are not only taking bad photos, but you are messing with her spirit. You are reaffirming the thoughts that she probably already has in her head, negativity that she doesn’t need because she’s already telling herself mean things.

We refuse to lower our standards to the point where any woman walks out of our studio feeling bad about herself. Some photographers are okay with that, and some women are okay with that – and that’s okay, they aren’t our clients. I will stick to my standards and the WHY behind what I do.

One of the clients that came to me after a horrible experience elsewhere recently told me:

“When you pay cheap, you look cheap.”

For some things, that might be okay. Cheap toilet paper might be uncomfortable, but it won’t hurt you. Cheap boudoir can not only hurt your feelings or your privacy, but could leave you feeling bad about yourself from an experience that should make you feel amazing.

Don’t settle for cheap when it comes to something this personal and intimate.

And because every post is better with a testimonial her are three from recent boudoir clients.

“I did a boudoir photo shoot with Riki back in November for a Christmas gift to my boyfriend. I had a blast, she made me feel comfortable and confident that I could do this. I went back to get a few more photos and she helped me narrow it down, as she had taken so many amazing photos. Honestly I would go back and do it again. It’s an interesting adventure but I can tell you, you build a lot of confidences doing this.”

Mrs. M.

“I did some boudoir pictures with Riki as a wedding gift for my husband. I was extremely happy with the whole experience. Riki made me feel very comfortable and confident which made my pictures awesome. And Riki got all the best angles! 😉 I would definitely recommend Riki and Pixatron if you are planning to do boudoir pictures. Best experience ever!!! Thanks again Riki!!!!

Mrs  C.

“Ricki did such a great job with my boudoir photos! Not only was the photo shoot a super fun experience, she also made me feel completely at ease and the photos are like something straight out of a magazine! I would highly recommend a boudoir photo shoot with Ricki to anyone who wants to feel incredible about their body. She’ll bring out the best in you!

Mrs. McD.

And of course an quick sample of our work.

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Please note that we do not post any images from our boudoir session without the consent of our client first.

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We are about one weeks away from our second Jedi Day photo session here at Pixatron Portrait Studio.

We only have 4 spots left for this awesome new themed session.

Our last Jedi day sold out in days and this one is booking up before we even released a date.

These sessions are perfect for the star wars loving child in your family. Perfect for any young girl or boy age 3 to 11.

“Always in motion the future is.” ***YODA

With that being said, we held a first of its kind, the first one the world has ever seen, JEDI DAY. On Jan 9th 2016.

It was amazing. So many young padawans. So many happy Starwars fans

 

Our next Jedi Day will be February 13th 2016.

Our Jedi sessions are $74.99 and we are booking now. The cost includes a 5×7 deluxe print.

but there’s more….

If you have already seen the New Star Wars movie, bring your movie stub in and you will receive another 5×7 deluxe print free. (You must have a ticket stub to receive this. Only one ticket stub per session).

Call the studio to book your young Jedi session today!
705-524-5713

May the force be with you.

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Pixatron Portrait Studio has a brand new set to off to it’s clients.

PIRATES!

 

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Our pirates session is perfect to boys ages 3-10 who love pirates.

Come find our treasure or hide your own.

We provide the costume, you provide the scally wag.

Sessions are one day only.

Feb 27th 2016.

All sessions must be prepaid at time of booking.

 

See is your can beat the curse!

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Elsa has arrived at Pixatron Photo Studio.

For one day only!

We are offering our Sudbury exclusive Frosted portrait Sessions.

February 5th 2016

Call to book your session today.

705-524-5713

Space is limited to only 15 sessions.

All session must be paid in full at time of booking.

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Valentines 2016 special

This offer is INSANE! Maybe even crazy? We are giving away a $550 value with every FLIRT Pillow Talk session we shoot. But there’s  a catch. You have to share this post on your Facebook timeline, comment with the works “Hell yes, I want this!” and of course book your flirt session with Riki.  That’s right a $550 value for only $39.  But that’s not all. If you like, share and comment on this ad from Jan 2 to the 16th, you will be entered in a draw to win a free pillow talk  flirt session scheduled before January 23rd.  This is a once in a life time crazy, insane deal from Pixatron Photo Studio in Sudbury. Our Pillow Talk boudoir sessions are shot exclusively by our female boudoir specialist Riki Holmes. She is an amazing, fun and talented young lady. Don’t miss out on your chance to get the best boudoir photo shoot experience Sudbury can offer.  Our staff are professional and your privacy is always number one. Our studio is a closed set for your session and you have a private changing area plus your view session is private as well.  Book your Pillow Talk Boudoir photo shoot with Pixatron Photo Studio today and give yourself the best gift ever, Confidence, Beauty and Empowerment!  Call today 705-524-5713.

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Warm hearts and cold hands can mean only one thing?

 

 

Elsa has arrived at Pixatron Photo Studio.

For one day only!
Just in time for Christmas.
We are opening up on Monday November 16th for our Sudbury exclusive Frosted portrait Sessions.

Call to book your session today.

705-524-5713

Space is limited to only 15 sessions.

All session must be paid in full at time of booking.

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Inspired by the newest fairy tail princess, we have put together a beautiful set of ice, snow and of course magic. Theses sessions are magically priced to include either an 8×10 or 2 5×7 prints (samepose). You can bring in your own costume, or you can use one of ours.

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We will have prizes from our prize chest as well. This is set out to be an amazing experience.

We are still accepting booking for our exculsive “FROSTED” portrait sessions.

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Space is limited, book your session today.

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All sessions are pre paid and must be so, before we can book your session.
Call the studio for more details. 705-524-5713

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Rock Star Day is here once again. For one day only. AUG 19th 2015.

 

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Dress you little rocker up and bring on the coolness and the attitudes.

Space is limited Book your session before Aug 8th and receive a free 5×7 print (valued at $25)

 

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Perfect for boys age 3 – 9…..but Girls are welcome too!

 

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Wear you favouite band shirt and sunglasses or bring your own skateboard.

 

 

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HURRY! Sessions are limited!

 

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It’s all about being hip, cool, grungy and, well, letting that inner bad *ss show through!

 

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These sessions are booking fast. Don’t miss out! Call today for to reserve your spot.

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Hello Everyone!

Riki here! I hope everyone has been getting outside and enjoying the beautiful weather we’ve! We’ve been having a blast here at the studio! Meeting lots of new people and catching up with some old friends!

As you may know we photograph everything from babies to huge family groups. But did you know that we have a specialized boudoir photographer in the studio?! And that photographer just so happens to be ME!

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With all the birthdays, weddings and anniversaries happening this summer, it’s hard to think of great gift ideas, especially to give to the lovely man in your life, who has everything! We offer so many great gift options with our ‘Pillow-talk’  sessions! Albums, calendars, even air fresheners!
I absolutely love shooting these sessions, my clients and I always have a great time! Most times women are a little shy/nervous coming in to the session, but that gets wiped off the slate quite quickly! All of my clients leave feeling beautiful and extremely confident!
We get to meet for a consultation before the actual session, which makes it a little easier for both of us. The consultation comes free with your session. This is where we get to talk about the session, so we both have a game plan going into it.

We have an awesome deal happening this week, to celebrate the hot-hot Summer! Our Summer Sizzle deal, which means, our Flirt session is only $45!!! (regular $90)  – or you can upgrade to a larger package and you save 20%!
You have had some time to work off all that yummy Christmas baking, because we know it lasted a few months, right? 😉 And it’s prime time for tanning outside, so everyone is walking around with these beautiful natural glows! What better time to get some beautiful photos done!

Not that you need a reason to admire your own beauty, but what better way to do so?  This doesn’t have to be a gift for someone else, why not do it for yourself, prove to yourself, what everyone has been telling you all these years, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!

I can’t wait to collaborate with you, to showcase your beauty!!

Cheers!

Riki Holmes

Summer sizzel 2015

Riki is at it again. Offering an amazing summer deal with her Summer Sizzle Sale. 50% off for our 45 minute boudoir session.

Book your session before Aug 1st and receive a free $30 gift print.

This is the last sale of the year, at these prices.

Our Pillow Talk Session Prices will be going up as of Sept 1.

So don’t miss out on this amazing deal.

Space is limited and this is a one day only event.

 

 

 

 

 

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Your wedding is over, your dress is a little dirty, what do your do with it now. Do you get it cleaned? Do your put it away dirty? Why not wear it one more time.

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Book your TRAST THE DRESS session with Pixatron Portrait Session before August 27th and receive 25% off.

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Please note: Not all TTD sessions actually trash your dress. It may get a bit more dirty, it may come out cleaner (if your in the water), or if you want to totally TRASH IT we’re up to capturing all the destruction. The choice is up to you?

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Call now 705-524-5713 and mention you saw this ad on Facebook to get 25% off your session.

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Here is our Fall 2015 and Summer/fall 2016 Full day Wedding Price Guide.

Click on the Wedding Guide cover below to check it out.

 

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Enter to win a FREE “FROSTED” session from Pixatron Portrait Studio. It’s easy, first you have to like our facebook page. Second you have to share this post on your page, and third you have to comment under our post “Yes, I want this!”. It that easy. Like, share and comment. If you have already booked your session, and you win your session fee will be credited to your account. So come on Sudbury and “Let it go!”

Draw will be done April 21st and the winner will be announced at noon.

Session are only $39 and if you book before April 17 you will receive a free 5×7 print. Call to book you session today space is limited. 705-524-5713

 

 

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Valentines 2015 special

 

This offer is INSANE! Maybe even crazy? We are giving away a $550 value with every FLIRT Pillow Talk session we shoot. But there’s  a catch. You have to share this post on your Facebook timeline, comment with the works “Hell yes, I want this!” and of course book your flirt session with Riki.  That’s right a $550 value for only $30.  But that’s not all. If you like, share and comment on this ad from Jan 3 to the 17th, you will be entered in a draw to win a free pillow talk  flirt session scheduled for Jan 27 at 1pm.  This is a once in a life time crazy, insane deal from Pixatron Photo Studio in Sudbury. Our Pillow Talk boudoir sessions are shot exclusively by our female boudoir specialist Riki Holmes. She is an amazing, fun and talented young lady. Don’t miss out on your chance to get the best boudoir photo shoot experience Sudbury can offer.  Our staff are professional and your privacy is always number one. Our studio is a closed set for your session and you have a private changing area plus your view session is private as well.  Book your Pillow Talk Boudoir photo shoot with Pixatron Photo Studio today! 705-524-5713.

 

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If you’re a high school senior this year(2014-2015), and are super involved with your school. Pixatron Photo Studio is looking for you!We are currently looking for High school senior ambassadors. This is YOUR year! You are the top DOGS!

High School Senior Photography (not senior citizen, as in retired folks, but seniors in High School- Grade 12) is a new and radical concept in grad portraits. Not to be confused with cap and gown traditional portraits, these photography sessions are high-impact and fun!

Spots are very limited for ambassadors. We have availability for each high school within the greater city of Sudbury.

These will be one-of-a-kind photo sessions. They’re fun and easy and you get FREE stuff. Yes FREE stuff.

Interested?

Send me a short email telling me a little about yourself, what activities you’re involved in at school, and why we should choose you as your schools ambassador.

email us at: info@pixatron.ca

We are currently seeking boys and girls from all local area high schools.

Be your High Schools celebrity this year!

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We are offering another totally awesome deal coming in August. Due to some renovation coming in the studio we need to take down and move our dock set. For two day only this we are offering our Gone Fishin’ portrait session for 50% off. That’s right our Gone Fishing portrait session will only be $25 for two days. These portraits are perfect for the fishing families, or the dad that just loves to real in the big one and of course grandpa. Who can forget grandpa the master angler. We have the props you bring the bait. Give us a call to book on of these sessions. I promise they won’t last long.

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The other day I had the privilege to photography and very beautiful and amazing young lady. Tiffany Fahey is a new and up and coming model in the Sudbury area. She loves dance and modeling, but most of all she loves singing. She’s the lead singer of an amazing young rock band. Good luck Tiff with your modeling and keep rockin on.

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This offer is INSANE! Maybe even crazy? We are giving away $450 value with every FLIRT Pillow Talk session we shoot. That’s right a $540 value for only $89.99. This is a once in a life time crazy, insane deal from Pixatron Photo Studio in Sudbury. Our Pillow Talk session are shot exclusively by our female boudoir specialist Riki Holmes. She an amazing, fun and talented young lady. Don’t miss out on your chance to get the best boudoir photo shoot experience Sudbury can offer. Book your Pillow Talk Boudoir photo shoot with Pixatron Photo Studio today! 705-524-5713

 

 

 

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After an amazing year of offering our NEW “Pillow Talk Sessions” at an awesome introductory price, we have now solidified our 2013 pricing for these sessons. And once again to kick off the new year with some kick butt boudoir photography just in time for Valentine’s Day, we are offering an steal of a deal through WagJag. Check it out todays Northern Life for this deal or online at http://www.wagjag.com/?w=EqaDE

 

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Totally forgot about this session. Why Trash your dress? BECAUSE, it’s fun and you can get images like this…..

 

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Some of our clients have been, and so can you.  We are know offering custom magazine covers.

 

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Most little girls, at some stage in their life, have dreamed about be a super model. Well now you make the dream a reality. Pixatron Photo Studio in Sudbury is once again holding it’s second annual most photogenic contest. This contest starts today June 15 and will run until Sept 2nd 2012. The contest is open to anyone between the ages of 10 to 40. Come in and show us what you got. Entry fees start at $30 and includes a studio test shoot and gets your favourite image from that shoot entered into out contest. Grand price is new iPad 3. So if you’ve ever want to feel like a model, here’s your chance. Call the studio at 705-524-5713 to book your session and enter our 2012 Most Photogenic Contest.

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We had the privilege of photographing the head shots for  Sudbury’s first ever, Fabulous Over 40 Contest. The  contest winners were photographed here in our studio after having they’re make overs done and just before they were to be revealed on stage at the Sudbury Women’s Show April 20 2012!

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Last night was prom night for several high schools in the Sudbury area. We’ve seen lots of grads come through the studio for cap and gown shots, and now the fun begins with the parties of prom. Jenny, Josee, Peter and Lindsay all came to in for some sick prom portraits.

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Yesterday, we had a blast with Jadah. She was one of five models from the Norther Model Search held in Sudbury this year that won a free modeling shoot with us. The girl is amazing, and full of pizazz. She truly lives life to the beat of her own drum and has a style that is totally unique.

 

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It’s back!! The search for Sudbury & area’s next top model

 

 

Pixatron Photo Studio’s Most Photogenic Contest is back! Our 2nd annual model search will be running from June until August 2012. If you have ever wanted to be a model, or just wanted to experience modeling for the fun it, here’s your chance!

Pixatron Photo Studios’ 2011 Hotshots Most Photogenic Contest Winner:

 Tiffany Caldwell of North Bay

Contest entry fees start at $29.99 for a 15 min. screen test photo shoot*. This is the entry fee and gets you entered into our photogenic contest. That’s it that’s all. This is your opportunity to Start your modeling profile or to add to an existing one.

The Most Photogenic contest is open to anyone between the ages of 10-40, with two categories 10-16 (Jr) and 17-40 (Sr).

All session upgrades are done by appointment only and must be pre-paid at the time of booking. This is a non-refundable fee. The two upgrades we have available are: 1) The Urban Photo Shoot ($59.99) – 30 mins. Outdoors, location of choice within 15mins. drive from studio*.  2) The Deluxe Photo Shoot ($99.99) – One hour session, location of your choice within 15 mins. drive from studio (or studio)*.

A la cart prints are available from any one of these sessions. Free gift print (valued at $200) with every order over $300.00.

A make-up artist is available at a cost of $40.00 per look. I you are interested in make-up we must know at time of booking to ensure her availablity.

We do not provide a hairstylist.

For ideas of what to wear, look thorugh fashion magazines, music videos or online and try to create a unique look. Something different from everyone else, helping you stand out amongst all the other contestants to grab the judges’ attention. You can wear as many outfits as you wish, within your alotted time frame. There is a $10 per each additional outfit worn.

If your worried about posing, the best advise I can give is relax and have fun! Photogenic is all about being you. Plus our photographers will help you with posing to make sure you look your best.

*note: every additional outfit $10

            all time limits will be respected, to ensure fairness with contestants

            prizes will be annouced June 1st.

            all entry fees must pre-paid

Pixatron Photo Studios’ 2011 Hotshots Most Photogenic Contest Winner

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Yesterday we had the privilege of having Patricia job shadow at the studio. We had her help with setting up our first appointment of the day, then model for Holly as she was testing some lighting. The rest of the day was spent with Mike learning marketing, customer service, Social media and photoshop. The following image was retouched completely by Patricia. She is an amazing young lady.

 

 

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I had an amazing time out Charm Plus’ Northern Model Search back on February 12th held in Sudbury. I super excited to picked as one of Sudbury’s best photographers to judge this event, along with Rob Provencher, James Hodgins, Erik Lovin, and Alfred Boyd. I must tell ya….it was a total honour to be among friends, peers and mentors. I choose 5 models from the 100+ that participated to come into the studio for a complimentary photo shoot.  We have since had Tecla come in for her complimentary photo shoot. She was so nervous sounding on the phone when she booked her session. She was unsure of what she wanted to do, what kind of look she wanted, she just told me that she had no clue what she wanted to do. After a brief talk about my ideas and thoughts, Tecla was pumped, super excited and ready for this photo shoot.  Here are a few images from her session.

 

Beautiful and unique, a total combination of outer and inner beauty.

 

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When our make up artist Kristen came to me asking to use the studio for an up and coming wedding make up trial, I gladly said yes. I love having new people come into the studio to see what we can do. As Kristen’s client Anne was leaving, I asked her if we could use her for a quick test shot. I needed to test my light for the Sudbury Woman’s show Fabulous over 40 contest winners. I took the first shot of Anne, made some minor adjustments to my lighting and the second shot was what we ended up with. Anne was so amazed at how easy it was to capture this image Thanks Anne for  allowing me to capture this beautiful image. Can’t wait to see you back in the studio. 🙂

 

 

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This was a totally non-traditional, yet awesome, kick ass wedding. These girls are so freakn’ fun, it’s un believeable. Even after a bit of blood shed, (Kelly you know what I mean…LOL) their day was beautiful and perfect.

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I just got in some new flooring that I ordered, and I have been itching at the bit to try them out. Well today Olivia came in for her 9 month shots and once I saw what she was wearing, I said “oh yeah!”. This is the set for you. Mom loved the set and Olivia, well, she’s never looked cuter.

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Our Hot Shots contest will be extended till the end of the month. That’s right if you didn’t get a chance to enter and get your session in before Sept 2nd, now’s your chance. We are extending it till the end of Sept. Remember the the Grand Prize is an iPad2. How cool is that.  Second prize is a  half day spa from la Renaissance Spa and our third prize is $200 in tanning from Heat Wave tanning.  Just in time for back to school. Keep in mind that this is a Most Photogenic contest and you don’t have to be a model to enter.  The studio has been crazy busy with our new on location weddings by Michael Blinn, along with all of our reg sessions. Here are some from our most recent Hot Shots Contestants, Devin and Tiffany. (These two have never modeled a day in their lives, honest)

BTW, for those of you that know me well, you know that I tend to fall all the time. 🙂 Well this session went with our incident. We had to cross a creek to get to the last location and as we were come back across, don’t ya know, I fell in the drink. LOL. Yeap…all my equipment was saved and the only think hurt was my pride that I had to have these two beautiful ladies help me out of the water. Oh well, I guess it could have been worse,eh?

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Pixatron Photo Studio is offering for the first time, a photogenic contest for the Sudbury region. Minimum entry is $29.99 for a 15 minute screen test shoot. Other entry option available including a deluxe photo shoot on location or in studio for only $99.99 (reg/ $174.99) for 60-80 mins of session time. Grand prise is an iPad courtesy or Best Buy, a total portfolio session, and chance to have your portfolio view buy one of Ontario’s top Modeling agency’s. Details can be found if you click on the image below. Good luck to all, and let your inner beauty shine.

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