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Christmas Wrapping

Ho, ho, ho, woke up this morning with a scary feeling
Realized it was November 1st, Christmas oh my gosh it’s nearing

…I got up quick and ran to the mall, before my pain got any worse
What a stupid thing to do — I’m a sitting duck, in Santa’s Zoo

…Then suddenly I laughed and laughed, caught on to what was happening
Christmas magic’s brought this chill to a very happy ending

—”Christmas Wrapping”, Save Ferris
(go to the end of this post to learn more about this song!)

So … speaking of it being (after) November 1st, it’s time for me to talk holidays with YOU, my friends! I admit I’ve fallen terribly behind in putting up my promo as early as I’d thought of it (which was the beginning of October!), but I still have a handful of openings for portrait sessions open through December.

2010 Holiday Special – $125
– meet within Orange County, CA for a 30-minute session (for a group of up to 5 people and a pet)
– receive 5 hi-res images of your choice for holiday cards/personal use, etc.
– receive watermarked lo-res images of the complete session to share on Facebook, etc.
(entire hi-res CD is available for an additional fee)
– NEW optional add-on! Holiday cards are here! (see below)

AND, better yet, I have custom holiday cards here this year to make your holiday card design and delivery that much easier!

2010 Holiday Cards (price varies, see below)
– 5 templates to choose from
– all colors, copy and fonts are customizable
– printed by White House Custom Colour (my printer of choice)
– cards come in packs of 25 with plain white envelopes
– available on standard paper stock, or my recommendation: textured art paper (it’s GORGEOUS!)
– once you approve the design, I order them and have them drop-shipped directly to you to save time

PLEASE NOTE! If you are one of my fans and you are in Arizona, I’ll be in Phoenix over the Thanksgiving break (Wednesday, November 24th – Sunday, November 28th). Saturday the 27th is an ideal time for me to capture your post-turkey bliss, so contact me ASAP if you’d like to schedule your holiday portraits in Phoenix! Click my contact link above in the menu bar to get in touch with me.


Want to see what the templates look like? Check out the  images below …


And lastly, want to see what an edited holiday template looks like? Continue on below…


And, one last sample of a holiday card in all its’ delicious color and festivity:


Now… for more on the song “Christmas Wrapping” by Save Ferris

As many of you know, I’m an alt-music fan, and most specifically I listen to one of the leaders in alternative music, the radio station known as KROQ based here in Los Angeles. For many years, Kevin & Bean (the morning talk-show DJs) produced a holiday CD with the alt artists doing original songs or covers of holiday favorites with their own spin on it. This is where Save Ferris comes in (remember them? They did a very popular cover of “Come On Eileen“, originally done by Dexy’s Midnight Runners). Save Ferris did this very funny cover of the Waitresses 1980’s hit, Christmas Wrapping, except they put their own Channukah/Christmas fusion spin on it, talking about the dread of shopping and the holiday craziness.

Want to hear it? You can’t download it on iTunes, but you can hear it online on YouTube here. Enjoy!

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