WE LOVE OUR FUR BABIES

Last year we had so much fun with our Valentine’s Day Fur Baby sessions that we are going to make it an annual thing!

ValentineChalkMarketingBoard 2018E-Mail me to pick your time slot!  Cathleen@cmcgrathphoto.com

We Love Our Fur Babies Mini-Sessions

$200.00

Looking for Christmas Gift Ideas?

Give your gifts some extra thought and meaning this year.

 

The hunt for the perfect gift is on, but what do you get the person who “has everything?”

The latest gadget will probably be outdated within the next six months and simply guessing what someone might need usually results in money being wasted on a gift that will more than likely be re-gifted in the coming months.

So instead of giving a physical gift, why not give the gift of memories?  Give the gift of photography.

Whether you’re a last minute shopper or you simply don’t know what to buy, this is the perfect gift idea that you’ve been waiting for.

Our photography gift cards are ideal because it allows your friend or family member to choose from an array of photography products and services, which include prints, engagement session, contemporary glamour session, senior session or a family session.  Scheduling and gifting a generation photo session for your parents or grandparents is a priceless treasure for the whole family.

Once purchased, we can either email the gift card to the recipient or you can give them the gift yourself.

Simply select a gift card to the value of your choice and place your order by emailing me at cathleen@cmcgrathphoto.com.  Christmas shopping has never been simpler.

Wishing all of my friends and clients a blessed holiday season and a prosperous new year!

Promo:  Mention the code “gift card” and get a $100 print credit for every $300 in gift cards purchased.

What Are You Thankful For?

I am thankful for family and the abundance in my life.  I am also thankful for all the special moments I have had the privilege of capturing this year and of all the clients I have gotten to know.  I loved discovering new places and sharing in your happiness and I look forward to many more of these moments in the coming year.

Thank you for making my days brighter!

Here a few tips to keep in mind this holiday season:
1.  While entertaining, keep your glasses, ice and beverages in the living room so that your kitchen doesn’t get too crowded.
2.  Fill big pots with soapy water after dinner so that you can soak smaller items such as utensils.
3.  Need to create space in your refrigerator?  Fill an ice chest with ice to store smaller items.
4.  Prepare any sides the day before to save some time the next day.
5.  Keep kids busy by getting them to help you with any desserts that require decorating.
6.  Remember your pets and the items that can be dangerous to their health:  turkey bones, sugar-free baked goods, chocolate, tinsel and ribbon, and holiday plants – i.e., mistletoe, poinsettia and holly.
7.  DON’T STRESS OUT!  Remember what is important in your life during this what is usually a stressful season, family and friends.  Your pup or kitty can feel your stress and get stressed out as well and act out – so for yourself and your household – take everything in stride, make lists and enjoy the season!

Promo:  When you are planning what gifts to give and you are going to be ordering prints from me, make sure to use the secret password “thankful” and get a complimentary 8×10 gift print of every canvas order you place during the month of November!

Together We Rise – Holiday Family Photo Sessions

 

 

“Every day, 1,200 kids enter foster care in the United States.”  Together We Rise is a non-profit that changes the way they experience the system.

On November 12, 2017, I will be hosting holiday mini-sessions at Yorba Regional Park.  The entire session fee will be donated to Together We Rise for their scholarship program.  See information here – as well as additional packages offered.

I cannot imagine for one second what these kids go through and I applaud the hearts of those that can and do open their homes and hearts for these kids.

But what happens to kids when they “age out” of the system?  I can’t even imagine the difficulty unless by some miracle they get lucky with a foster family that can continue to support them and pay for their school.  What are their options?  How are they going to work and go to school?  It must feel really hopeless and scary!  Together We Rise has partnered with the Fund ll Foundation (Family Fellowship) to support youth in foster care with financial, educational, and wrap around support.  They invest up to $90,000 per student.

I absolutely love the work that Together We Rise does for kids in the foster program and I hope you will join me in showing them some love this holiday season.

Also visit their website to see how else you can help!  There are a lot of really cool and fun programs for which you can volunteer to help!

HOLIDAY MINI-SESSIONS!

‘Tis the season for getting those family photos taken for creative special gifts and holiday cards for your loved ones!

Here is a list of the upcoming sessions and their locations – packages start at $150:

November 12 – Yorba Regional Park – benefiting Together We Rise – Scholarship Program – Entire Session Fee is donated

November 22 & 25 – Gum Grove – Seal Beach

November 26 – Horsethief Canyon Park – San Dimas  LAST ONE!