June Mini-Sessions

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The weather is warming up and nature is in renewal here in Michigan.  A wonderful season for updating your portraits.

MSP has designed sessions this time around ideal for updating any online profile.  Personal or business.

Also great for updating family portraits for holiday cards or seasonal announcements.

One week booking period applies to Mini-Sessions also they do not adhere to the regular sessions $300 MOR (minimum order requirement).

Note all sessions though not listed in individual lists include 5×7″ spiral bound, frosted cover print proof books.  

Save $ with referrals! $20 off your session with each friend you refer that books a time-slot in June Mini-Sessions.

Families* please wear colors that compliment each other.  All blue-jeans or khaki’s are a good start / base.  Men in slacks and women in sun dresses is another suggestion.  If you want contrasting colors make sure they are complementary to one another.  Consultation available without additional charge.

Locations & Available Time-Slots:

Durand:
To secure these Time-Slots booking must be completed by 06/14/14 (Saturday).

Hockey Rink | 06/21/14 (Saturday)
12:00PM – 12:25PM
12:30PM – 12:55PM
1:00PM – 1:25PM
1:30PM – 1:55PM
Main Street & Alley | 06/21/14 (Saturday)
2:30PM – 2:55PM
3:00PM – 3:25PM
3:30PM – 3:55PM
4:00PM – 4:25PM
Basketball Court | 06/21/14 (Saturday)
5:30PM – 5:55PM
6:00PM – 6:25PM
6:30PM – 6:55PM
7:00PM – 7:25PM

Fenton
To secure these Time-Slots booking must be completed by 06/15/14 (Sunday).

Silver Lake Park (Car entry fee of $5.00) | 06/22/14 (Sunday)
12:00PM – 12:25PM
12:30PM-12:55PM
1:00PM – 1:25PM
1:30PM – 1:55PM
Streets of Old Fenton | 06/22/14 (Sunday)
2:30PM – 2:55PM
3:00PM – 3:25PM
3:30PM – 3:55PM
4:00PM – 4:25PM
Millpond Park | 06/22/14 (Sunday)
5:00PM – 5:25PM
5:30PM – 5:55PM
6:00PM – 6:25PM
6:30PM – 6:55PM

Howell:
To secure these Time-Slots booking must be completed by 06/21/14 (Saturday).

The “famous alley” | 06/28/14 (Saturday)
12:00PM – 12:25PM
12:30PM – 12:55PM
1:00PM – 1:25PM
1:30PM – 2:00PM
Train Station & Tracks | 06/28/14 (Saturday)
2:30PM – 2:55PM
3:00PM – 3:25PM
3:30PM – 3:55PM
4:00PM – 4:25PM
Train Track Bridge | 06/28/14 (Saturday)
5:00PM – 5:25PM
5:30PM – 5:55PM
6:00PM – 6:25PM
6:30PM – 6:55PM

Durand:
To secure these Time-Slots booking must be completed by 06/22/14 (Sunday).

Amtrak Train Station | 06/29/14 (Sunday)
2:00PM – 2:25PM
2:30PM – 2:55PM
3:00PM – 3:25PM
3:30PM – 3:55PM
Graffiti Bridge | 06/29/14 (Sunday)
4:30PM – 4:55PM
5:00PM – 5:25PM
5:30PM – 5:55PM
6:00PM – 6:25PM

Howell:
To secure these Time-Slots booking must be completed by 06/22/14 (Sunday).

The “famous alley” | 06/29/14 (Sunday)
8:00PM – 8:25PM
8:30PM – 8:55PM
9:00PM – 9:25PM
9:30PM – 10:00PM

Specific addresses and meeting points will be disclosed at booking.  

Fans of Meeshi Sense Photography Facebook Page receive 10% off their product purchase.

Order from the regular package product menu as well as an exclusive menu for Mini-Session participants.  These menu’s available to order from up to two weeks after you receive your print proof book.  Orders placed outside two week period will be left to chose from the á la cart menu.

Contact
Samantha Perry of Meeshi Sense Photography
Phone 9AM – 9PM 530.633.7440
email me anytime meeshi.sense.pho@gmail.com for any inquiries or bookings.

 

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MSP Winter Mini-Sessions

Call your hair-stylist or barber; photography savings here!

Before we get into the details of this years first mini-session offer we would like to go over a few thing’s first.  We are changing the way we offer mini-sessions.

Instead of one day of limited slots we are now opening up the board to six day’s open for on-location shoot’s and one for studio shoots.

Also like to introduce the mini-club. Mini-Session participants will have exclusive access to items even when ordering on full sessions.

Celebrating the start of the mini-club we are excited to introduce twenty new items:  bamboo mounted prints, photo printed playing cards, sleek new rep cards, photo printed notebooks, iPhone binder style case, iPad sleeve, hard iPad case, snap-on iPhone cases, wood napkin holder, coaster set w/ wood base, note holder, wood arched bookends w/ photo display, ladies photo wallet, mens photo wallet, photo purse large / small, messenger bag w/ printed photo flap, photo printed license plate and photo jewelry; metal cuffs.

Another perk- High-res digital copies of images for mini-session participants on mini-session and full session orders are $10 ea.  Regular price $12.00 ea.

Want to make your mini-session cheaper?

Your session cost decreases by $20 per friend you refer to MSP and book their own time slot on the same mini-session offer.  Yes, you can refer enough people to get your mini-session free.  Right now this is mini-club exclusive.  Pending on how well it goes it may be merged into full sessions as well.

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MSP Winter Mini-Sessions $180

Studio
-20 min shoot.
-5-10 images.
-5 x 7″ Spiral bound proof book w/ frosted clear cover.  Includes entire session.  4 x 6″ image on each page with black border.
-Private online gallery with entire session, watermarked, social media size.  Share gallery with friends or D/L and share on your social networks. *Excluded when purchasing entire session high-res images on CD.
-Your choice of one of the mini-session print options.
-Product artistically packaged with care and shipped to your home.

On-Location
-30 min shoot.
-5-10 images.
-5 x 7″ Spiral bound proof book w/ frosted clear cover.  Includes entire session.  4 x 6″ image on each page with black border.
-Private online gallery with entire session, watermarked, social media size.  Share gallery with friends or D/L and share on your social networks. *Excluded when purchasing entire session high-res images on CD.
-Your choice of one of the mini-session print options.
-Product artistically packaged with care and shipped to your home.
*Locations listed below products menu

Mini-Session Products add-on Options:  (Choose One).
-50 “rep” cards.  2×3.5″ Standard paper or option of Art Linen, Art Watercolor, Art Recycled or Premium Matte.  Image on front, valentines message on back.  Great replacement for valentines cards!
-8 x 10″ 3mm black styrene backed print
-12 x 8″ Dry erase board w/ photo.
-Metal Photo Cuff
-Ladies photo wallet.
-Photo Notebooks:  Photo printed cover, blank pages inside.  Set of four 2.5×3.5″
-Photo Notebooks:  Photo printed cover, blank pages inside.  Set of two 5×7″
-Snap-on iPhone 4/4s/5/5s case w/ photo of your choice.
-Men’s photo wallet.
-Kindle pouch small.
-Photo printed license plate.

Special Mini-Session Product Menu:
-Custom designed and professionally printed CD case and CD.  Case has magnetic close, linen wrap around a hard cover with lustre coating.  Vivid color and detail.  Entire session high-res copies.
10 IMG sessions $100 ($160 value).
5 IMG sessions $50*.
-Kindle pouch large $60.
-iPad Sleeve w/ photo of your choice $60.
-Coaster set (square cork board) w/ wood base $60.
-Wooden note holder: Rectangular wood piece with square photo set inside at top and a hanging note pad $60.
-Playing Cards $70.
–5 x 7″ Bamboo mounted print $70.00 ($100 value)
-iPad Case w/ photo of choice $75.
-Hard iPad snap-on case w/ photo of your choice $75.
-25 “rep” cards.  1.375×3.5.  Paper types: 100% Recycled, Smooth, Linen, Pearl, Premium Bamboo and Premium -Cotton.  Image on front, valentines message on back.  Great replacement for valentines cards!  $80.
-Small photo purse (square) $90.00
-Wood arched bookends with photo set inside.  Option of different photo on ea. bookend $90.
-Wood napkin holder w/ square photo tile. $100.
-Messenger Bag w/ photo printed flap $100.
-iPad case:  Binder style w/ black leather binding and photo printed on faux suede $100.
-Large photo purse (rectangle) $120.

* (not available outside mini session orders, even to mini-club members.  Full session

high-res image CD purchases minimum $100).

Any additional product / print orders can be made from the regular a la cart menu (within ordering time limit) or the regular MSP products menu.  Both can be found in the MSP price guide here (link).

Mini-sessions are not subject to MSP regular instilled MOR (minimum order requirement) of $300.  You are not obligated to any additional purchases outside session purchase.

Locations, dates and time slots for sessions:

01/21/14:  Durand Graffiti Bridge
Time slots: (Afternoon)
2:20-2:50
3:00-3:30
3:40-4:10
4:20-4:50

9AM – 1PM At home appointments available.

01/23/14:  Bronners Frankenmuth
Time slots: (Afternoon)
2:20-2:50
3:00-3:30
3:40-4:10
4:20-4:50

9AM – 1PM At home appointments available.

01/25/14:  Studio | At home appointments | Detroit, MI
Studio:  (Morning)  Minimum 2 bookings needed for studio day to work.
10:30-10:50
11:00-11:20
11:30-11:50
12:00-12:20
On-Location / At home appointments (afternoon)
2PM – 5PM

01/27/14:  Fenton Gazebo 
Time slots: (Afternoon)
2:20-2:50
3:00-3:30
3:40-4:10
4:20-4:50

9AM – 1PM At home appointments available.

01/29/14:  Pinckney Trails (behind Kroger).
Time slots: (Afternoon)
2:20-2:50
3:00-3:30
3:40-4:10
4:20-4:50

9AM – 1PM At home appointments available.

01/31/14:  At home appointments | within 100 miles round trip of Byron, MI.
9AM – 5PM

Booking your time slot / appointment:
Booking is due by 1/20/14, session payment in full due at time of booking.  Regular MSP policies apply for cancellations / missed appointments.   Payments can be made over the phone, online or in person.  Cash or credit / debit.  No personal checks.  In person payment is recommended so we can get a personal consultation in before the shoot.

Also:

It is best to be 10-20 minutes early to make sure that you and your party are collected and ready when your time slot begins.

Address and location details will be given during consultation / booking.

MSP Mini-Sessions have a minimum booking requirement.  If six sessions are not booked than all sessions are refunded and it’s a no-go.  So please share with your friends!

Contact Samantha Perry
Call or text: 810.623.9896 OR 530.633.7440
email: meeshi.sense.pho@gmail.com
FB: http://www.facebook.com/MeeshiSP

MSP Seven Year Anniversary this May

websfrontpage03One of my first online advertisements for my business, branded with (if I remember right) my second website attempt.  Still broke at this point (still broke now) I was working off free web hosting; which is a really inefficient way to run a business, no doubt.  We make do with what we can though and work for better day’s.

Look at me, you can tell something is missing from my life.

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In 2008 I was returning home from living in Portland, OR for under a year.  I was without a job, without much savings in the bank and most my friends had moved away while I was gone.

This wasn’t the end of the world though.  I had enough to survive while I looked for new work, and you can always make new friends.

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2008, canon powershot. Portland, OR.

By April I had created a new circle, new memories and somehow forgot to really look for work, but the matter couldn’t be ignored for much longer.  Then one of my new friends got a hold of me in a desperate situation. He needed dental surgery or face severe medical consequences.  He had six months previous purchased a new Canon EOS Rebel xti.  Still owing about a grand on it (apparently his dentist doesn’t take credit) he needed the cash and sold it to me for $300.00 which at this time was a steal as it was still one of the newest models for hobbyist photographers.  This was the rekindling of an old obsession.  I quickly set to work to learn everything I could about the new camera, having only dealt with SLR’s or digital point and shoots previously.

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My first paid shoot in 2008, October.

It was like I was in high school again with my first Kodak dock digi point and shoot.  I was taking pictures of everyone, all the time, everywhere.  I was taking four hour drives around the state looking for new things to shoot, often finding nothing all that inspiring.  Looking back now I could have assigned all sorts of limitations to a day to create inspiring from nothing, but live and learn.  These habits could also be to blame for my being broke, it was a hard decision as to whether to invest in gas to find shots or invest in building branding.

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One of my first landscape shots, hand held before I realized the importance of a tri-pod for even the fastest speeds.

I can admit I guiltily got swept up in all the crazy lightroom editing trends.  Over processing my way to embarrassment before I came closer to my artistic center and leveled out.  Although it didn’t take me long to level on my portrait work; I struggled with mastering my saturation / contrast with landscapes for a little while.

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When I started to get a better feel for my lenses and landscapes.

There was also the issue of equipment, it took me awhile to build the things I needed for the variety of genre’s I had planned to attack.  I got plenty of bad advice along the way, a regular lewis carol adventure navigating the photography world.  I am still recovering from some of the bad advice as it linked directly into important gear like lenses.  I will bounce back one day and in the meantime people seem slightly impressed with what I have managed to do with what I have.  I find those to be some of the greatest compliments.

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My second paid shoot. This family was one of my best clients until they moved.

My progress has been slow although my learning came quickly and continues.  Sometimes it surprises me how many styles I have been through, and some I wonder why I left behind. HDR might have been one of the hardest styles to perfect and I don’t think I’m there yet, though I am a lot closer than I was year’s ago.  I thought after already purchasing Photoshop that I would have to buy separate software good for HDR editing.  Thankfully I was wrong and found a good process with photoshop HDR editing.  A process previously shared in the blog.

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Mid 2009 portrait / documentary style series for a musician.

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Mid 2009 portrait / documentary style series for a musician.

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Mid 2009 portrait / documentary style series for a musician.

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Shot 2010 in Monette, AR. First HDR edit, blown out and over saturated. Previous my learning proper HDR editing in PS.

Shot from 2010 in Monette, AR.   Second edit in 2012 after learning new HDR process.

Shot from 2010 in Monette, AR.
Second edit in 2012 after learning new HDR process.

I know seven years isn’t a special milestone or anything but it seems unreal to me that this much time has already passed.  I guess when you look at my work though it’s easier to believe.

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My first clone shot attempt in 2010. Howell, MI

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A few months into my clone adventures, Oct. 2010 at Cass Tech High School – Detroit, MI

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My clones got attention. Violin Monster wanted to be cloned / shot by me in 2012, Ann Arbor, MI

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I wouldn’t have gotten a lot of my practice out of the way without these two. Clone shot 2012, Summer, Linden, MI

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Night time clone shots in Ann Arbor, summer 2012.

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2011 self portrait clone, Brighton, MI

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Self portrait clone, 2012 Summer

Seems like 2013 was the first year since I started clones that I haven’t done any.  It was a busy office year on top of a ton of personal things happening, I am hoping to get back on my photography game in 2014.

At least in 2013 I still worked on general portrait work.

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Thinking about doing something special for MSP seven year anniversary, not sure yet.  Maybe I should just wait until I reach ten years, if we make it.  Here’s hoping.

Ludington, Michigan.

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Ludington, Michigan.

MSP added phone captures (over 50 of them) to the MSP web store.

Click photo to be directed to MSP web store.

Phone shots $25 ea or 4 for $70!

DSLR shots start at $75 ea with multiple order discounts in place. See about section for discount details.

Peek-a-boo – Yet Another Return.

Taken on a rainy night in 2012 while on the phone with my boyfriend Victor Franklin.

Taken on a rainy night in 2012 while on the phone with my boyfriend Victor Franklin.

I am surprised to log back in after so long and see that I have two faithful readers still, checking in to see if I’ve given any word.  To you I give a big thanks.

The year has been hectic and busy, full of opportunities and changes.  Mostly business but some personal that has both accelerated and some slowed my progression.

This blog wasn’t the only thing that was ignored while I toiled away at various jobs and my business.  Pulling order to the chaos that is my schedule.  I ignored some people very dear to me, I had little time to be there for someone who needed me.  I can not change this but it only fuels my drive more.

In May I lost my ex-boyfriend.  We weren’t together at the time, on and off again for five years.  I tried to stand by him during his addictions and falls but when it started to be physically dangerous for me I had to take many steps back and come around him less often.  I didn’t want to abandon him all together because I couldn’t give up on him and knew he needed me.

Sitting down talking on the side of a road in TN.

Sitting down talking on the side of a road in TN.

As time went on I felt he was trying less and I focused more on myself and my business.  Playing catch up from time spent watching over him.  Every moment worth it.  Eventually though I told him I was giving up on him ever getting better.  I thought I had lost faith in his promises at a good life for us.  So I told him off for wasting my time and said my goodbye.

In our hotel room in Indianapolis Indiana

In our hotel room in Indianapolis Indiana

Eight day’s later on Memorial morning, or perhaps the late hours of the night before he over dosed on Morphine and I buried him (literally) the end of that week.  I stayed behind to watch them lower him into the ground and sent one of the diggers home early as I took his shovel to heave in piles of dirt over his tomb.

The least I could do for all he had done for me.  Though stability wasn’t his thing due to the nature of the lifestyle he lead, uncannily he was always there when I really needed him.  With his loving arms and eyes or his pocket book to save me from financial ruin.  He helped me in so many ways and in the end taught me a life lesson that I needed.  Even in death he lent me help, though losing him was hardly worth it.  Had I learned that lesson sooner, maybe he would still be here… but there is his addiction to factor in.

Perhaps I should have stayed next to him instead of withdrawing and using myself as a reward for his sobriety… I’ve always been hard on those I love and choose to ruthlessly motivate rather than needlessly reward.

Now that he’s gone I can see in so many way’s how I kept him close to me while we were apart, even in my business.

Few day's after Christmas, 2011 at his sisters house.

Few day’s after Christmas, 2011 at his sisters house.

He was my biggest fan.  Listening to him swoon about me and my work was embarrassing (in a good way) and elating.  I miss the way he looked at me, the smile in his eyes and the love that exuded from every facial expression and the tenderness of which he held me.

I am disappointed I wasn’t there for him more, that I couldn’t be stronger to guide him through and I wish he were still with me today.  Its very true we don’t know what we have until it’s gone.

To view vines from my time at his place of death, and the place he grew up view my Meeshi Sense twitter feed.  Late May posts.

Quick snapshot before we fell asleep, though he was clearly halfway there.

Quick snapshot before we fell asleep, though he was clearly halfway there.

Outside his vices he was a brilliant guy.  He had interests in horticulture / earth science as well as technical fields like engineering.  He used to read one page from the dictionary every morning and try to use as many words from that page before he went to bed.  He was a dedicated and hard worker, always beloved by his crew and appreciated for his work ethic.

He was a talented artist who never settled long enough to really work on his natural skills.  You could tell though as he doodled on the back of menu’s and in notebooks that he found peace in the lines he created on paper.

He drew a million hearts with flowers featuring a ribbon that said “I love you” Or “Samantha” on them, leaving them for me everywhere.  I am thankful to have a few still laying around.

He could sell you water while you were drowning.  He could make you feel like you were being saved with his smile even though you were dying.

He was kind, caring, and loving to all those who were important to him.  He would have made a great father and husband if he could have loved himself as much as he loved others.

He was always doodling but never really committed to his art.

He was always doodling but never really committed to his art.

He is missed dearly by many people, still having a hard time coping months later.
Spend time with those you care and love, try and be supportive of those around you… you never know who might be suffering.  It might not be as easy to spot as it was in my case.  Take care of those you love, let them know that you care and don’t miss a single moment with them.

Now I am charged with new energy ready to attack new business plans.  A zest for success driven by the loss of someone I could have spent more time with.  A thirst to make him proud, wherever he is, if only a fragmented memory echoing in my mind.  Every day I manage to keep positive I can feel him smiling, whether that’s just a movie I’m playing in my head for myself as a reward, it’s powerful and motivating.

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Under a bridge in Harrisburg PA outside Greyhound / Amtrak Station. Waiting to head home to MI. 2010.  I printed this photo out and placed it in his casket at the service.  

Thankfully the day after his funeral I was confronted with an exciting new project that I have already executed and am in the editing stages.

Stay tuned for less saddening entries with more up beat subjects of beautiful fashion creations by local artist.