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Reserve your session time by January 29th (to take place now through May 31st) and enjoy a special savings. Pre-pay your portrait collection and enjoy an even greater savings. 

What do all of the above images have in common? They were each captured during sessions that took place in the first five months of 2013--including one of my favorite outdoor family images of the year, captured in February!
From the incomparable light of winter (it does exist--just not in Philadelphia today!) to the early days of spring--it's a great time for a session.  Sessions that take place at your home are especially lovely in the winter; I'm able to capture your children where they're most comfortable and in the most personal of environments. And yes, we're even able to make 5-10 minute jaunts right outside even in chillier weather and then duck back in for more gorgeous indoor images. As the winter turns to spring, we're able to incorporate the outdoors even more (but I loooooove interiors . . . you may have noticed!). The studio offers similarly beautiful light.
Yes, by popular demand I'm bringing back last year's special winter + spring session event (and true, this is my none-too-subtle ploy to steal a few clients away from the summer and fall and share some love with the other seasons!).
How does it work? Reserve your session spot between NOW and Wednesday, January 29th at 5pm for a winter or spring signature session (at your home or the studio) and part of your session fee will magically transform into a print credit.  This means you can apply it to anything you wish to order from your session, just like cash--super easy. Your session may then take place anytime between now and May 31, 2014.
More specifics follow:

Book a signature session for Feburary to receive $250 of your $350 session fee as a print credit, applicable to anything you may wish to order from your session.

Book a signature session for March, April, or May to receive $150 of your $350 session fee as a print credit, applicable to anything you may wish to order from your session.

A very limited number of weekend and weekday spots are available for this promotion. If you'd like to claim yours, reserve here and/or send me an e-mail and we'll find a date that works for you right away. This special link and offer will go POOF January 29th.
This offer is available to new and past JSP clients.

Would you prefer a simplicity session on select weekdays at the studio? Let me know and I can fill you in on all upcoming available dates.

Thank you!!  Looking forward to working with your family this winter and spring! 
The Fine Print

All sessions for this event must take place prior to May 31st, 2013.

Your $350 session fee includes Joyce's time and talent for one to two hours; a custom-styled shoot at your home or alternate outdoor location; artistic processing of each image; 25-30 portraits presented in a private online slideshow for one week; and a custom online ordering gallery or complimentary portrait design appointment. A nominal additional travel fee applies for shoots more than 30 miles (roundtrip) away from the Main Line area. 

The session fee does not include your images, either digital or printed; these are purchased separately.

Clients pay the session fee to commission Joyce for their portraits, and may then choose their portraits from the the a la carte prices (no minimum purchase) or select from our popular collections which begin at $950. 

Limit 1 per person. Valid only for a signature session (at your home or the Wayne studio), not simplicity mini sessions.  Print credit must be used in one visit.

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I'm back from a week with no internet on the Disney Fantasy (and I survived, but WOW did I realize how many times I usually check my e-mail in one day).

I have loads of sessions to blog (thank you for your patience!) and will also be opening the fall calendar this Monday . . . check your e-mail for that announcement next week.  It's hard to believe that fall is just around the corner.  It's especially hard to believe when it's 97 degrees outside.  :)


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I'm delighted to have a celebrity photographer session spotlight in The Dream Issue (issue 4) of Chic Magazine, released today! They could not have chosen more beautiful girls, right?

Visit http://chiccritiqueforum.com/issue-4/ to get your copy!

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Kristina Young said:

Love it Joyce... so refreshing to see a REAL session with beautiful, not overly styled, clients.

(01.20.13 @ 10:40 PM)
janet bailey said:

Well done, Joyce!

(01.23.13 @ 10:25 AM)
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I am so excited and honored to be a Celebrity Photographer on Chic Critique!

Chic Critique is THE elite resource for women who love photography. Their Celebrity Photographers (that's me!) encourage, inspire, teach, and critique members.

During the month of February, I'll be doing Image Critiques for photographers via video! What better way to improve your images?

A "4-week Critique" is a private class where Chic members simply post images once a week for 4 weeks and get VIDEO critiques from a Celebrity Photographer

  • All critiques are given in VIDEO format so that you can listen and watch what the Celebrity is referring to
  • Lessons & assignments are not given, simply critique
  • Each 4-week critique starts the first Monday of every month
  • Each active student posts 3 images once a week anytime between Monday-Wednesday
  • The Celebrity Photographer responds to each active student's image post anytime between Thursday-Saturday
  • Each Critique class will consist of only 10 active students
  • A private classroom on the forum will be setup for each 4-week Critique
My Photo Critique begins February
4th- March 3 2013

Only 9 spots left!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. I hope to see you there!

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One more set of images for my clients who love Disney as much as we do!  :)  Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea were simply incredible.

Next up . . . a few session showcases!  Fall portrait season is certainly in full swing -- it's hard to believe that it hasn't even been a month since these 95 degree days in Tokyo!

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And we're back!  I've actually been back since September 1st but life has been busy between sessions, back to school fun, more sessions, etc.  I've even taken a trip to New York for sessions since being back.  Whew!

I feel as if I've barely scratched the surface of our Tokyo vacation images but here are a few.  I have to admit that I loved leaving the "real camera" behind and working with a smaller camera and, of course, the iPhone.  As they say, the best camera is the one that's with you at the moment. :)

Finally, you know I have to mention the crazy fall schedule--and I am so very grateful that it is indeed crazy each year!  : )  Weekend spots are full from now through November 24th.  If you were hoping for a session this fall, please send me an e-mail asap and we'll try to find a spot for you.  Thank you!!!

I hope that everyone had a lovely end to the summer and is enjoying the nip in the air today.  Can changing leaves be far away?

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Kirsty said:

Love seeing your take on Japan, it looked such a fabulous trip. And the Four Seasons just looks amazing for kids

(09.21.12 @ 03:06 AM)
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Registration is now open for May's workshop!  Thank you! : )Joyce Smith workshops logo.jpgRegistration for May's workshop opens at 11am today, EST. This post will be updated with the registration link at that time.  For more details, you may view yesterday's newsletter mailing and the workshop website.  Thank you!  Happy Friday, all!!!!

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The website at long last received a little sprucing up . . . do you see one of your favorite little ones there? Click the darling baby below to visit!

My favorite is the new "then and now" gallery.  :)

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Monica C said:

This image is gorgeous.

(02.15.12 @ 10:36 PM)
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Has it really been more than three weeks since I've blogged?  If that's not a sign of the busy fall/holiday portrait rush, then I don't know what is!  

The studio will be closing for the holidays from tomorrow through January 3rd.  For those super-organized moms-to-be who booked their newborn sessions for December, I will see you soon!  All other e-mails and calls will be returned beginning on the 3rd.

I have so many new sessions to blog and all winter to catch up, so for now I'll simply wish everyone a beautiful holiday season with the ones you love.  Enjoy every moment!



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While I was away this August, the hard copy of Professional Photographer magazine with my article on newborn safety arrived and I just realized that I never shared it here.  I especially wanted to show the pages with my adorable clients . . . this is for you, M. and R. families!

Stay tuned to the blog for some super exciting news that I hope to share very soon!


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