Perhaps you're reading this right now thinking, "Well, this isn't for me, I'm not a procrastinator, no way!"  But then you gaze over to the empty space underneath your tree and feel a grip of panic seizing your breath.  Perhaps you are like me and filled with creative ideas but always run short on time and end up in a non-fulfilling gift scramble.  Never fear, I have compiled a list of simple solutions that still honor your creative genius but won't break the bank or keep you up til the the clock strikes midnight.

1. H2 Photography Gift Certificates!

Of course we're not biased at all, but we sure do think that our new gift certificate make a great gift for the amazing people in your life!  We get lots of people who tell us that they want to buy a Session for their friend/daughter/boyfriend/cousin but just don't know what session to pick.  Well, now you can take a deep breath and relax because with our Gift certificates you can give a great gift that they can choose themselves!  AND you can finish up your shopping while sipping cocoa in your PJ's!

2.  A Couple's Date Night

Trying to figure out the perfect gift for your friends that have everything and still coming up short?  How about putting together a date night!  Movie tickets, some candy, and even a little card to provide babysitting if they have little ones is an adorable idea that any couple would think is a delicious treat!  Wrap everything in a cute basket with some tissue paper, and be the hit of the day!

3.  From ME to YOU Coupons

Most of us remember doing this as children for our parents, but how about making some coupons for things you can do for your loved one in the future?  Taking a car to get washed, making him or her breakfast one morning, and letting them pick the movie next time you go out are all sweet ideas that you can create coupons for.  The only trick is that you need to honor them, so remember, don't make promises you aren't willing to keep!

4.  A "Warm Cozy" Basket

What's better than being cozy in the winter?  I'm a huge fan of all things cuddly and warm, so a cozy basket would be right up my alley!  Get a basket and fill it with a warm blanket, fuzzy socks, a coffee mug, and some hot chocolate mix, and you're set!  It's inexpensive, fun, creative, and most importantly, COZY!

5.  A Future Plan

Don't have lots of time right now to get out of town and go somewhere together?  Make a plan for a future weekend and then take care of all the arrangements!  Pick somewhere you think he or she would like to go, and then print off photos or brochures.  Tuck everything into an envelope and slip into the top of their stocking.  Everyone knows that the best gifts come in small packages, and whether it's a night in the mountains or a picnic at the beach in the Spring, having a day or weekend planned by you would be a blast to look forward to!

Procrastinators, it's time.  Hit the internet, your local Target, the craft store, or the movie theater this afternoon and unleash your creative genius on your friends and family!    Trust me, you'll be glad you did.  :)

Well, here we are in December!  The year is behind us, and it's time to start thinking about what this next year will bring.  But before we start making lists of our New Years' resolutions, let's just take some time to relax and think about all of the things 2010 has brought to us.  If January is the month of resolution, shouldn't December be the month of reflection?

As I sit here with a cup of hot chocolate in my hand (a December staple for me), I'm thinking of all the changes that have happened in my own life this year.  It feels great to look back on a year and see more success than failure, and from the failure see lessons learned.  If there was a standard by which a year could be judged, for me it would be that looking back in December I would be able to say, "I am in a better place now that I was this time last year".  I am thankful that this year, this is true for me.  As I look out my window to see twinkling lights, it's tempting to start planning the coming year, and where I'd like to be this time next year.  But this year, I'm going to take the rest of the month to live in the present and enjoy the season that I am in.  Planning can wait a week for January!

I would also love to take this opportunity to wish a very happy holiday season to you from us here at H2 Photography  We are so grateful for your constant love and support of the company, and many of you have been influential in our lives this year.  So many of you have taken the time to blog, email and call us to share your happiness with us, and it makes us feel very proud to work for this company.  We LOVE communicating with you, and we are very thankful to have an audience who is willing to communicate with us as well.

So as you read this, grab a cup of cocoa and a cozy blanket and snuggle in!  We'll see you next year!

I'm sure you're really wanting to know what they are... well here we go!!


{The Referral Program}
For every new client that you refer to me, you’ll get $25 off your next session (or package)*.  The person you refer will get a free 8×10 print.  There’s no limit on the number of people you can refer, so it’s possible to earn a free session!  Just make sure each referral mentions your name so that you can receive the credit!

*Credit will be rewarded after the referral’s session has been completed

{Gift Certificates}
Gift certificates are a fantastic gift for baby showers, weddings, birthdays, anytime! They are available in any increment but must include the full session fee.  Just shoot us an email and we'll get it all set up!

So I'm introducing something just for you!  It's called the Birthday Session!  I'm sure you're going to love it!

{Birthday Session | FREE}

I offer a complimentary 30 minute mini session with the birthday boy or girl for any one who has had a full length paid session with me in the previous twelve months. Birthday sessions include a private, password protected online gallery with 6 individually processed images from the session. The complimentary session does not include prints or products, but these may be purchased separately.

Wow, talk about an amazingly beautiful family!! Little Elliana is so precious and flashes those adorable smiles when she wants! She sure is a handful! But you can't go wrong when you have such amazing subjects!