Jessica Guthrie Photography | March 2017 Monthly Newsletter: Free Tween Sessions and more!

March 2017 Monthly Newsletter: Free Tween Sessions and more!

February 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

After sone down time with my family, I'm ready to start taking on a variety of Spring sessions! There is lots going on, from Tween and Senior sessions to Just Gorgeous Generations sessions!

Here is the latest news from the Jessica Guthrie Photography studio...

Sessions Booking Now

FREE Tween Sessions

It's a personal mission of mine to make females of all ages feel gorgeous, inside and out. Some of the toughest times in a girl's life are the Tween years... ages 10-12. In the hopes of making a difference in some girls' lives, I am offering the Who I Am Project during the month of March. You can learn more about these special, limited-time sessions here: FREE Tween Sessions in March










Just Gorgeous Generations Sessions

A day of hair and makeup, portrait and laughter with the lovely ladies in your life? And the images to enjoy for generations to come? Amazing! Celebrate your mom, grandmother, daughter, by booking a Just Gorgeous Generations session. These sessions include professional hair and makeup application, individual and group images. Sessions are for up to four people and start at $259 per person, with a $150 non-refundable deposit per person required to reserve your date. Book your session by calling (217) 407-4448, sending an email to me at or messaging me through the Jessica Guthrie Photography Facebook page. You must pay for the deposit at the time of booking and the deposit goes toward the portrait products you choose... I accept credit and debit cards, cash and local checks. You can also learn more about Just Gorgeous sessions by clicking here.


Senior Portrait Open House March 13th!

If you're a member of the Class of 2017 or 2018, it's time to plan for your senior portraits! I will have an open house at the studio from 7-9 p.m. Monday, March 13. Stop by and check out my work, tell me what you're looking for in a portrait session, and look at the fun portrait products available. Plus, I'll be giving sessions away.... For details, click here.





Birthday Mini Sessions April 1!

One Saturday each month I will be offering an afternoon of discounted studio sessions for birthday portraits of people of all ages. The only requirement is that their birthday be in the current, previous or following month! This is limited to six sessions each month, and the next one will be April 1 from 1-4 p.m. March, April and May babies welcome! Check the ad on the left for details and book your session by calling (217) 407-4448, sending an email to me at or messaging me through the Jessica Guthrie Photography Facebook page. You must pay for the session at the time of booking... I accept credit and debit cards, cash and local checks.









Passport Photos Available!

I can now take your passport photo! $12.99 ($14, with tax) will get you four 2x2-inch images within an hour. You can call to make an appointment, or stop by the studio anytime during regular business hours, which as Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. I highly recommend coming in before 4:15 p.m. because natural light makes the best photos and the sun is going down way too early these days!


Give a timeless, priceless and VERY personalized gift with a studio gift certificate!

Birthday, anniversary, engagement, wedding... just because... Giving Jessica Guthrie Photography gift certificates mean you will give the gift of captured memories... and those are priceless, timeless and incredibly personalized!

I can have a personalized gift certificate ready for you in moments... just stop on by the studio at 101 South Madison on the historic Pittsfield Courthouse Square, or I can have it ready for you to pick up. Just call (217) 407-4448, send an email to me at or message me through the Jessica Guthrie Photography Facebook page. You can also find me on Instagram and Twitter.


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Just Gorgeous Junque: More headed to new homes

I was thrilled to have sold some more Just Gorgeous Junque last month. I still have other pieces available, of course. If you like up-cycled furniture you'll be happy to know that the majority of the pieces in the studio are for sale! Everything for sale is tagged with a price... you can keep tabs of new things I've created by visiting the Just Gorgeous Junque Facebook page. Know of someone who might like my Junque but doesn't live nearby? Through Etsy Just Gorgeous Junque can ship just about anywhere in the States. CHECK OUT THE ETSY SHOP HERE.


Spring Photography Workshops Announced!

I have published the spring schedule for photography classes and they start this month! Everyone must take Photography 101 first, but can then branch out and take any of the other workshops. The first workshop, on March 25th, only has one spot left! Register by emailing me at Participants must be 14 years old or older. For details go to the Classes page of this site.






Help Wanted

I am looking for freelance hair stylists and makeup artists who would like to partner with me for Just Gorgeous sessions. These professionals should understand the techniques needed for photography and be willing to learn new styles, if necessary. 

Models Wanted

Thank you to those of  you who shared my request for models with your friends and family. I have had some great people who have stepped up to work with me.

I still have a few concept shoots I would like to do and need YOUR help finding the perfect “models!” Models for concept sessions must sign a model release allowing me to use their images (or their child's image) for advertising (I never sell my portrait images to third parties!) and will receive free digital images and discounts on image products showcasing the session’s portraits. Minors under 18 must have parental permission. If you are interested in being one of these models, please contact me with a photo of yourself (or child).

Red-headed young lady

I have found a blonde and a brunette for a concept shoot based on three medium-sized evening gowns I have. I now need a redhead/auburn woman age 16-21 who is size 6 to 8. 


New Spring Studio Hours

Spring studio hours start March 6th! Jessica Guthrie Photography spring studio hours are Noon to 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, and other times by appointment or special event. With the weather getting warmer, I'll be working more away from the studio! Occasionally I need to close the studio additional days for personal reasons. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause my clients, but my family comes first! Even if the studio is closed, I will still check email and Facebook messages during these times, so feel free to send me a message!


Photo Tip of the Month

Sometimes portraits are more interesting when the subject is off-center. This plays in to the Rule of Thirds tip I shared in the November 2016 Newsletter. The human eye is so used to seeing symmetrical things that when something is slightly off-set, instead of directly in the middle, it tends to be more eye-catching. And don't we want all of our photos to be eye-catching? Of course we do!



In Conclusion

So you made it all the way to the bottom of this!? Whew! Thank you for your dedication! Be sure to join my email list to ensure you get the latest news and first crack at limited portrait sessions!


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