School is back in session and there’s a new class in charge!  SENIOR CLASS of 2019!  We had so much fun with these two BFF’s two weeks ago when we did their senior portrait session near West Palm Beach.     Senior sessions with http://www.justtoseeyousmile.com are available NOW and can be booked on location or in our Boynton Beach studio.  We also offer an option to do both in studio and outdoor on the same day.

Here are a few tips to get ready for your senior portrait session!

  1.  Have a consultation with your photographer so they know what kind of “feel” you want for your senior session.  This will direct them on a location to recommend.
  2.  Gather  your wardrobe for the session.  Choose clothing that you can sit, stand, or pose in comfortably.  Be sure to show off your sense of style!
  3.  Bring accesories or props that mean something to you.  Be sure to discuss what you have in mind during your consultation so that your photographer can accommodate your request.
  4.  Be ready to have FUN!  Your senior portraits can only show your personality if you put it out there during the session.   Now is not the time to be shy 🙂

There are many other questions that might come up to help prepare you for your senior portraits.  Be sure to book them NOW to meet the deadline for your school yearbook!   It typically will take 2-3 weeks to get on the schedule for a photographer and it will take 2-3 weeks for the images to be returned to you.

Have a great SENIOR YEAR!  If you have any questions I can be reached at 561-350-4219 or stacy@justtoseeyousmile.com.

 

 

 

 

In honor of my 14th anniversary, for the FIRST TIME EVER…I am offering a *AUGUST ONLY* BACK TO SCHOOL outdoor mini portrait event.

It is so crazy to believe this little hobby turned into a full time job 14 years ago today…I have nothing but love for all that have supported me and my journey over the years.  I am overwhelmed with the thought of how many milestones and memories I have helped preserve for families and grateful for the clients that I also call my friends!  I hope you can join us to celebrate going back to school and our special milestone!

Details:

The session will take place at an outdoor location to coordinate with those that book.  We are going for a fun, modern, urban back to school feel.

This super fun 20 minute mini session is for children only to document their favorite outfit or school uniform to start the new school year!  Feel free to bring your new backpack or first day of school signs that we all love to share on social media 🙂  No family portraits offered for this event but you can upgrade to include sibling poses.  Babies and toddlers are not excluded in this offer!

Sessions start at $99+tax for one child and must be paid at the time of booking.  No cancellations or refunds, we will create rain dates if weather is a problem.  Limited sessions are available and expire August 22!  They start THIS WEEKEND so you must respond ASAP!

Comment on the FB post, or share this post on your social media with a “Come join us for a back to school mini photo session with www.justtoseeyousmile.com!”  If someone books as a result we will have a special gift for you 🙂  As always, thank you for your referrals!

Call 561-350-4219 or email stacy@justtoseeyousmile.com to schedule.

Thank you for FOURTEEN amazing years  with Just To See You Smile and I hope everyone has a great school year!

 

XO,

Stacy

 

 

 

Do you ever wonder what goes into making a beautiful newborn portrait?  Boynton Beach Award Winning Photographer, Stacy Toeniskoetter of http://www.justtoseeyousmile.com has been working with newborns for 13 years!  Creating beautiful, simple, classic portraits of newborns has many things to consider, here are her top THREE.

  1.  Prepare BEFORE your baby is born!  Hiring a professional and scheduling your DUE DATE is KEY to getting into the studio within the week or so of your baby being born.  It’s ideal to get the sleepy and curly positions while the baby is less than 10 days old.  Preparing before will also make sure the photographer you want is available.
  2. Consider photographing siblings and parents during your newborn session.  Your little one will only be this tiny for a very short time.
  3. Most professionals have many things to incorporate into your session, but it’s good to discuss if you plan to bring anything with you to include before the day of the session so that your photographer can be prepared.

Call us for a free consultation for more information on newborn portraits in Palm Beach County.  We can be reached at 561-350-4219.

This little beauty was referred to us by Dr. Jose Nodarse.  https://nodarseobgyn.com

If you looking for a newborn family photographer in Boynton Beach, look no further!  We specialize in newborns, family portraits and headshots for all ages.  Sweet little “G” was born the beginning of June and her mom immediately called to get on our busy schedule.  Getting newborn portraits of  your baby within the first ten days will allow you to capture these sleepy curled up poses.     We typically book newborn due dates months in advance to ensure we will be in town when the baby is fresh out of the womb so don’t wait until your baby is born to tentatively hold an appointment.  This little one was referred to us by a family that I have worked with for the last ten years, but not all sessions find me based on referral.  It doesn’t matter how you found us, we are just glad you did 🙂

Please call for a free consultation, we would be happy to answer any questions you may have about your session.    More of my newborn work can be found on our website here. http://www.justtoseesyousmile.com

Here is a sample of how Miss G’s  session went.

 

I had the pleasure of hanging out with Mr. “M” last week and it was a treat!  He met me at my  Boynton Beach photography studio and we captured his milestone portraits with his lively little personality.   The minute he arrived I knew we would be friends!  Milestone portraits are crucial to keeping these little moments alive.  As a parent of a child going to be a senior in high school next year, trust me when I say you will wish you spent the time to document your little one at age five!

Whether your little one is newborn or not so little and graduating college…milestones are meant to be photographed!    Please call me today for a complimentary consultation.  I look forward to hearing from  you!

You can see more of my work at http://www.justtoseeyousmile.com

Parents often wonder how in the world will I get their toddler to cooperate while trying to preserve this precious time in their lives.  The truth is, it’s NEVER a guarantee a toddler  or newborn will fall into my shenanigans but I know it is ALWAYS worth the effort to try!  This adorable Boynton Beach family has documented milestones in their family with me before.   Ashley called to schedule a newborn appointment and she literally said “good luck with this crew!”  A five year old, a just turned two year old and a four week old.   I was up for the challenge!

Here are three key things to make a session with a newborn and a toddler go smoothly.

  1. Trust your photographer!  Choose someone with experience so they know how to handle these ages.   Follow the tips they give before you arrive to your session.
  2. Let the photographer do their job!  It’s essential to come into the session with positive energy and a willingness to lend a hand without trying to bribe your kids into doing what you want.  BRIBES don’t necessarily work.   MOST of the time children will listen to someone they don’t know as well, so let the photographer give the children instructions.  If they need you to try and get smiles, they will let you know!  Come into the session with NO expectations.
  3. Book when the newborn is NEW!  Waiting too long might mean a newborn won’t sleep and this just means more chaos during your session.   Let’s be honest, we are going to be chasing a toddler, the last thing we want to worry about is an awake newborn trying to settle in.  Sessions tend to go more smoothly if the baby is less than 10 days old.    We were really lucky with this little guy who was 4 weeks old when this session was taken.

I have been serving Boynton Beach and the surrounding communities for almost thirteen years and I would welcome the opportunity to talk to you further about your newborn portrait session.  Newborn due dates can be held up to 6 months in advance.  Please see www.justtoseeyousmile.com for more information.

Do you have a professional headshot?  Do you have Linked In, Facebook, Instagram?  Do you have a job that requires you to meet with clients? Are you a board member or part of a networking group?  Do you volunteer?  ALL of these are obvious reasons to have a professional headshot.  In this post I want to dig a little deeper.

Here are the top three reasons why you need to have a headshot created by a professional:

  1. FIRST IMPRESSIONS are vital in today’s digital world and you only have a second to capture someone’s attention.
  2. Conveys PROFESSIONALISM.   It’s important that you put your best foot forward and present yourself as a true professional with a current headshot that represents who you are today.   A selfie or standing up against a plain wall and letting someone snap some pictures of you with your phone isn’t going to do the trick 🙂
  3. It measures SUCCESS!   Most important!  If you show your potential clients that you are willing to invest in YOU, they will be more apt to gain your trust and it shows them that you have the means to invest in them!  People want to surround themselves with successful people.

So what’s next?  Call me at 561-350-4219 for a free consultation or set up an appointment.   It’s my job to create an image that fits your style, brand and personality!  I want to make you look like your best you!   My studio is in Boynton Beach but I would be glad to book in your place of business too.

Meet my friend Joelle –  Independent Personal Stylist for men’s clothing with J. Hilburn  –  www.joelleleyden.jhilburn.com

 

 

 

 

 

Little Miss J and her family came to see me in my Boynton Beach studio a few weeks ago.  She was only four days old and such a delight!  Her brother made me work for it!  We managed to get this beautiful newborn baby girl and her family updated portraits.   I am currently booking February 2018 due dates!  Please call or email me with details on newborn portrait sessions!  #justtoseeyousmilephotography Photographer: www.justtoseeyousmile.com

Calling all business professionals! (and anyone who uses social media for networking)  I can’t tell you enough how important it is to present yourself with a professional headshot.  Showing your clients that you are willing to invest in yourself will help them trust what you have to say as a business professional.  More importantly, it might get you the appointment!  If you haven’t updated your  business headshot in the last 2 years (or ten!) now is the time!  Please call me for a FREE consultation to talk about the branding of your business so that we can get you a quality professional headshot to  put your best foot forward!  Here is a recent example I did for Family Homes by Design located in Boca Raton (https://www.facebook.com/FamilyHomesbyDesign/).    Good luck and wish you all a prosperous new year!

 

 

 

It’s time to teach an old dog new tricks 🙂  We are making changes in 2018 and we hope you like what you see!  Stay tuned for featured sessions that will be added here this year!    To start, I am featuring this families reunion session that took place in December.  “Reunion” sessions are only called that because they typically happen when families get together for special occasions.  Most families have loved ones that live out of the area so we want to let everyone know we are here to document your family when they are able to get together.  Call us for a quote for any size family big or small 🙂  Just be sure to capture your family when the dynamic changes to update!  A marriage, a new baby’s arrival, or a big milestone birthday or anniversary are some great reasons to update your extended family portraits! 

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