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Thursday, March 28, 2013

New Treats: Charge it! Pottstown Portrait Photography

I am loving all of the new products and custom pieces that I've got lined up for my clients this year.  But this new little treat might be my clients' favorite.  Because this little treat allows my clients to get their hands on all the other fun little treats with the greatest of ease.

Meet The Square!

The Square is a fantastic tool that plugs right into my iPhone and allows clients to use their credit cards to pay for their sessions, products, and collections right away.  How easy and how awesome is that?

With one swipe, orders are placed, and clients are one step closer to the awesome pieces they've trusted me to create.  And even better, clients can use their credit cards whether in person with me or over the phone.  

It's a tiny little tool, but it is powerful and it is freeing.  I don't like restricting my clients and now I don't have to.

I have a feeling I'm going to love this little Square!

Keep smiling!

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Monday, March 25, 2013

For Dads! Pottstown Family Photography

It is snowing as I write this.
I am so done with snow, so done with winter.
And so I am blogging about spring!  And warmer days, and outdoor fun!
And Mother's Day!

Wait... what?

OK, so I'm really thinking ahead.  But it's never too early to start thinking about it right?  Or better yet, planning it?  So here's the scoop.

I'm putting together something super awesome for all those dads out there who want to gift their wives with something extra special this year- and who don't want to have to figure it all out themselves!

Want to know what it is?
Well, then stay tuned!  I'll be announcing it in the next few weeks!
(Just enough time for all you moms out there to pass this post on to your husbands!)

In the meantime, stay warm today, and THINK SPRING!
And keep smiling!

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Gwendolynn's Salon & Spa: My Not So Secret Weapon!

As a professional photographer, I've got a lot of great tools to help my clients look their absolute best.  I know lighting, I know posing, and I know my camera.

But one of my best tools can be found a few miles down the road in Limerick.  Gwendolynn's Salon & Spa knows beauty and I've been blessed to have them in my tool kit for just over a year now.

Not only do they do an amazing job beautifying my high school seniors before our shoots, but they've done many of my mom clients for our family sessions!  And many of my clients have become their clients, because even more than being amazingly talented at what they do, they are some of the friendliest, most wonderful women I've ever known. 

These ladies know real beauty- both inside and out!

Go see for yourself how awesome these ladies really are!  
And be sure to mention Jen Lebo Photography to save 20%!

Thanks ladies, for all you do for my clients and for me!
You truly are one of the best tools in my camera bag!

Keep smiling!

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Quick Tip to Rock Your Session: Go Pro

One of the most effective ways to take your portrait sessions to the next level (the FABULOUS level) is to have your hair and make- up professionally done.  Professional hair and make-up artists know how to give you the perfect look for being in front of the camera, which will take some of the pressure off you on your big day.  Not to mention how luxurious it is to be pampered before being in front of the camera.  Being treated like a star before the shoot lends itself well to feeling like a star during the shoot.

Many professional photographers have recommendations for where to have your hair and make-up done, and I have my team of favorites as well.  I have partnered up with Gwendolynn's Salon & Spa for the last year and their team of stylists is extraordinary!  You'll hear more about them in my next blog post!

And I also love Shannon DiMichele of Classic Bella.  Shannon and I have collaborated on several model sessions, and she rocks at what she does.

You'll find this tip along with pages of more great ones in my FREE Ebook "Rock Your Senior Portrait Session".  Simply click on the link to check it out, download it, or print it to take with you.  It's got some super easy and super effective ways to make your portrait session an amazing experience.  And it's free!

So go enjoy this awesome little read and then get ready for a fabulous photo shoot!

Keep smiling!

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Is It Time To Panic?

March is flying by!  Before you know it, spring will be in full bloom, and graduation will be just around the corner. 

But it's not too late! 

Take advantage of Spring Break now to have the gorgeous senior portraits you need to capture your special year, to announce your big moment, and to invite your world to celebrate with you!

Hurry and book your date.  There are only a few openings left!


If you book now, you can get the exclusive scoop on how you can have the BEST pre-prom at your school!  I'm choosing ONLY ONE group per high school for this awesome special and it hasn't even been announced yet!  Get the scoop and snatch this up before someone else from your high school does!

(Mom will love this too!)

Call me and let's make a date!

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Family Life: Breaks and Blessings

I thought I'd share with you the crazy weekend our family just had.
On Friday, our little girl fell off her bike and broke her left tibia- the larger of the two shin bones.  After 2 days in a splint, we took her yesterday to have her cast put on.  And what a cast she got- toe to thigh, bright pink, just enough room for a few little painted toenails to pop out.  Her brothers could not wait to sign it!

It's funny though, how even the most challenging moments have the most amazing blessings.  I love how God works like that.  Not that I would have ever wished a broken leg on my little B,  but I have found tremendous blessings in these past few days.  This experience has forced me to slow down and take time for her, to spend quality time with her, helping her through her fear, helping her do the little tasks that just days ago came so easy, holding her hand through every step.

Not to say this has all been a super wonderful experience, and not to say that I've passed every mom test this weekend with flying colors- far from it!  I am just realizing that this trial has been a blessing, as it has given my B and me some time quality "girl time", some days to really draw close to each other again, to hold tight to each other (literally and figuratively), and to cherish each other again.

And so when it came time for me to sign her cast, I chose the spot for her- a spot that would be in her line of sight most often.  And I wrote my special words for her, those few words I tell her every night and every day, so she'd hear my voice whenever she'd see them.

Love you, B.

In a couple of months, the cast will be off, and she'll be running around again, hopefully getting back on that bike quickly.  And I'm sure that there will be times between now and then that she'll drive me crazy and try my patience (she's really good at that!).  But this morning, I am thankful for the blessings in the breaks.  Because I know that God has blessed me with the chance to stop and see my precious B in all of this chaos.

And I am thankful that I am so blessed to be the mommy she clings to through it all.  

Love you, B.

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

New Treats: Session Videos

I love to wow my clients!
  I consider it a success when mom is grabbing for the tissues after viewing the images from our recent session together.

And so I am loving this new treat like nothing else!
(you can view the video below just by clicking on the video, but you can view it larger by clicking on the red text below and going to the video link!)

How wonderful is this?
All of my clients will now enjoy watching a video like this of their own portrait session.  And these videos come included with some of the packages now offered by JLP!  Seniors are going to love sharing these on YouTube or Facebook- or playing in the background at their graduation party!  Moms are going to love having special DVDs of these videos, whether of their young ones in a family session, or of their seniors before they head off into the great big world.

I cannot wait to make your video!
Just make sure you've got your tissues ready!

Keep smiling!
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