Fall 2011 Newsletter - Important Holiday Dates from Irene Abdou Photography

From: Irene A.
Sent on: Thursday, November 3, 2011 7:15 PM
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Sunflower fields at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area
Sunflower fields at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area in Poolesville, Maryland.
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More Holiday Ideas
Recent Work
Senior Portraits
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Dear Montgomery County Photography  , 


Hello Fall!  Or is it winter already?  At least, that October snow we had the other day sure makes it seem like winter is here!  Anyway, I am finally having some moments to breathe and put together my fall newsletters (again nearly 2 months late!).  I hope you and your families have enjoyed your summer and fall and are looking forward to many joys to come during this holiday season and beyond.  Be sure to read the holiday ideas section below as this holiday season quickly approaches!


Last year, I wanted to get out to McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area to see the sunflower fields that I've been hearing people talk about.  I didn't have a chance to go last summer, so I made sure to get in a trip this summer.  So in honor of Maryland sunflowers, this quarter's feature photo (above) is "Textured Sunflower I."  Wouldn't this be a fun spot for an engagement or portrait photography session next summer?  It could be YOU there amidst the sunflowers!  Check out more sunflower fine art in my fine art photography archive here.

In honor of McKee-Beshers and its seas of fine yellow sunflowers, a fine art photograph of "Textured Sunflower I" is on sale at 10% off (use discount code SUNFLOWERI at checkout). 


What's more, purchase any two pieces of nature fine art photography, and receive 15% off your ENTIRE FINE ART ORDER, with discount code NATURE. 


Don't wait too long!  Fine art photography makes for a special and unique holiday gift for a loved one or treat for yourself, and these terrific offers expire in just one week on November 10, 2011, and are exclusive to readers of my newsletter!!! 


If you had a portrait photography session or wedding or event photographed by me this year, photographic prints and products make for cherished holiday gifts. Popular gift items include accordion books, mini accordions, and keepsake boxes.  Imagine this - it's Christmas morning, and your phone is ringing off the hook as tearful loved ones call right then and there to tell you how much they just LOVE their portrait of your family. Moms, dads, and grandparents can't go out to buy a portrait of your family...but YOU CAN!!! ...as long as you don't let time run out.  For Christmas Eve delivery of prints and products, your order must be placed by November 30, 2011.  Call in advance to schedule your ordering appointment.
I offer custom-designed holiday cards with photographs from your portrait session, event, or wedding!  Choose from multiple sizes, layouts, and art papers.  For Christmas Eve delivery of prints and products, your order must be placed by November 30, 2011. Call in advance to schedule your design/ordering appointment.
Custom-Designed Holiday Cards by Irene Abdou Photography
Custom-Designed Holiday Cards by Irene Abdou Photography


If you and your family haven't yet been photographed by me recently, it's not too late!  As this holiday season quickly approaches and you're searching for the perfect gift for your loved ones, give the gift of portrait photography session.  If you're a grandparent, wouldn't your children love portraits of their children?  If you're a parent, wouldn't your daughter who's a senior in high school this year love a glamour session for herself?  If you're a spouse, wouldn't your loved one enjoy a romantic couples session with you?  And you...what about YOU?  Wouldn't YOU love that beautiful, timeless portrait masterpiece of your family?  And that's what makes it the perfect gift...the gift that your family AND you can both enjoy...and enjoy together.  Call today for your portrait photography gift certificate.  In fact, invest in a portrait photography session gift certificate by November 30, 2011, and get a complimentary 8x10 luster art print from the session for yourself or as a gift.  (Offer may not be combined with any other discounts.)
NEW IN THE STUDIO!!!  Artsy Couture Gallery Blocks:
NEW IN THE STUDIO!!! Artsy Couture Floating Gallery Blocks: "The Center Stage"In a Floating Gallery Block (TM), one or more blocks of wood float over a larger wood block backboard.  The photographs are adhered to the blocks and wrap around the sides of the blocks.  In the "Center Stage," the larger middle photograph is on a block that floats off the backboard, which displays a collage of smaller images.  Artsy Couture Floating Gallery Blocks are chic, one-of-a-kind pieces of wall art!


Is there a budding amateur photographer in your household?  If so, a gift certificate for a 2-hr private photography lesson makes a great holiday gift, while helping your loved one start learning how to use that expensive camera in the closet!
Signed, fine art photography makes for a unique and special gift for a loved one or treat for yourself, and if you're an art lover seeking to fill empty spaces on the walls of home or office, or a spouse seeking the perfect holiday gift for your special someone, then browse our fine art photography archive of landscapes, nature, black & white, architecture, abstracts, travel, and more online.  Select your favorite piece of artwork online, or contact us for gift certificates.


Some six years ago on a day that seemed like any other, a gal named Katy and a guy named Matt crossed paths working at their local Red Robin Restaurant, and on that seemingly normal day, an everlasting bond was born.   And over the next years, this bond blossomed, flourished, bloomed, and grew into a true love that left no doubt in either person's mind that they would enjoy the rest of their lives together.  And as the three of us climbed Sugarloaf Mountain at sunset during their engagement photography session...as I watched Matt swing Katy around in a dance beneath the fall-tinged trees...as Matt leaned his head against Katy's shoulder, arm around her holding her close, perched on a rock crowned by a beautiful sunset...I saw a love and friendship that will endure to the end of time.   Click on the video below to hear what Katy & Matt have to say about being photographed by me!


Matt & Katy's Engagement Photography Session at Sugarloaf Mountain
Matt & Katy's Engagement Photography Session at Sugarloaf Mountain

I also recently joined proud parents Liz & John and 7-month old baby Brett for this precious one's very first portrait photography session at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland, just outside Washington DC.  Brett was his adorable self, and who could help falling for him and those big blue eyes?  Certainly not mom & dad, and certainly not this photographer!  ...And especially not after he munched on the grass and had it hanging off his cheeks!  John recently finished up a few years in the Army -- and is still in the Army reserves -- so we made sure to take this opportunity for a few photographs in his uniform with his many medals.  As he stood there at attention, a woman walked by and paused to thank him for his service.  My thoughts completely...  Thank you, John, and thank you, Liz!  It was so wonderful to meet you and to be welcomed into this special period of your lives as your baby photographer!


Video Testimonial - John and Elizabeth [masked]) (1024x768).flv
John, Liz & Baby Brett at Brookside Gardens

 View more of our most recent client raves & reviews here.


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Senior Portraits

High school seniors, that is!  And I'm not talking about school portraits where each student is paraded in front of an artificial backdrop and asked to smile for 10 seconds.  Rather, I'm talking about a unique, 1-hr on-location portrait session that's all about your child celebrating this special year of his/her life.  Does your son or daughter have a hobby?  A sport?  A musical instrument?  Skateboarding?  Hiking?  What about a particular location that he/she enjoys spending time at?  I can find a way to incorporate your high school senior's interests into his/her portraits to make this an enjoyable and special experience.  And...I provide a complimentary consultation to discuss themes and location ideas, and clothing and makeup suggestions...so there's no risk!  Call today for your complimentary senior portrait consultation.

Senior Portraits

I freely admit that I'm TOTALLY behind on blogging!  ...Hoping to catch up early in the new year.  In the meantime, here are a few more notable posts that you might be interested in:

Many, manymany thanks to all of you, my supporters and customers, for your support - your positive e-mails and attendance at my exhibits have really meant a lot to me.  And to those of you for whom I've photographed portrait sessions, events, and weddings, it's been an honor to have had the opportunity to witness and take part in such special moments of your lives.  Thank you!

I hope you enjoyed this update!  I look forward to meeting you or seeing you again soon at my next exhibit, workshop, or through my portrait, wedding, and event photography work!  Please feel free to contact me, and to forward this e-mail on to friends and family who may be interested!  And if you aren't already subscribed to these quarterly newsletters, art exhibit invitations, and other announcements, you can do so here.  And, if you haven't done so already, please "like" us on Facebook here!
Save up to 15%
Purchase "Textured Sunflower I" at 10% off (use discount code SUNFLOWERI at checkout).

Or, get an even better deal by purchasing any two pieces of NATURE fine art , and get 15% off your ENTIRE FINE ART ORDER (discount code NATURE)


Fine art photography starts at just $123.25 after the 15% discount!

Offer Expires: November 10, 2011
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