It has certainly been a while since I last sent out any correspondence. I’m not going to lie. The Tubbs fire in 2017 was a doozy for my family and friends and took a significant toll on my business and me personally. I’m reaching out to you today for several reasons. Most pressing is that I have received calls and messages from a few of you, concerned about the fact that you saw a “for sale” sign in front of the KTP property. It’s true. We have decided to put the KTP building on the market. Don’t panic. KTP still exists to create artwork for you and your littles, headshots for the professional and commercial imagery for businesses. The decision to sell our lovely little studio was a difficult one; but ultimately one we are very excited about. The short of it is that we are hoping to locate and purchase a property which will support both the KTP business and our home on the same lot.
So how will we continue to service our clients once the studio sells?! Don’t worry- we’ve got a plan. I am still available for headshots and commercial work at any time. I will even open up a limited number of on-location sessions as my schedule allows. For all the other sessions which require more complex and thoughtful setup, I will schedule them within a 1-2 week period, every 4 months, and utilize a rental space as a pop up studio.
In the meantime the studio is still here and open for business! I intend to utilize this space for as long as possible. I love thinking about all the memories and imagery we’ve created here. I love thinking about the new friends I’ve made through KTP, and continue to feel joy as I look at all your faces in my portfolio.
To that end, I’m bringing back 3 of my most popular limited edition sessions, at a discounted rate for the months of May and June, as well as lowering another popular session type.
Thank you all for continuing to support KTP in this transition!
Unveiled in 2013, the "All About Me" session was a hit. This session is a super fun way to celebrate the energy and enthusiasm of your family members. It includes a 20x20 standout and a usb flash drive containing all 9 images used to create the standout. Additionally, I’m including a print release for each of the images, for up to 5x7. (I know, right?)
Offered in 2017, the “Old Masters” session was a unique way to create timeless artwork with a twist. Originally, these sessions were created with the sole purpose of creating large wall art. This time around we are offering another option. In addition to large scale framed wall art, we are offering a matted print collection. (5) 7x10 matted images presented either in a custom wooden box or on a tabletop display stand. “Old Masters” sessions are often more involved and require a great deal of client participation in design, but are well worth it in the end.
The “Hobby” Portrait is a fun one for sure. You have a child who plays the guitar? Let’s create an image that captures their passion for music. Or maybe their thing is karate, or dance, or building legos?? We’ve got you covered. This session is 45 minutes long and includes two 5x7 prints. Offered at $99.
Technically I’m not bringing this one back, as it never went away- but I am offering a nice discount on it for the next 6 weeks! The “Power Lunch” head shot, normally priced at $300, will be offered at $199, and includes one digital image.
To take advantage of one of these memorable sessions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Offers end 6-30-19 Thank you and have a wonderful day! -Katrina T. Thomas, C.P.P.
This is a quick post- the graphic below pretty much says it all. Want a Halloween portrait? Bring one (or two or three, or four...) canned food item(s) to the Haunted Dojo, this Sunday the 30th, located at 320 Tesconi Circle, Santa Rosa, and receive a complimentary Halloween portrait. If you can't come, but would still like to donate- please consider either dropping off the donated items to our Redwood Empire Food Bank barrel located inside the Family Martial Arts Center, (on Tesconi)- or even better- email me and I'll happily come to you to pick up the donation. Really. Every donated item is helpful. Thanks everyone!
Hello again, beautiful people! Please pardon the jumble that is this new blog site as we migrate all the old posts, and content over here. In the meantime, enjoy this picture of a cat. Because...well, cats. :)
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Inside the studio
Client spotlight with Anne...
People do boudoir sessions for all sorts of reasons. What inspired you to book one?
I was inspired to do a boudoir shoot when my deployed husband kept asking me for pictures. You can only take so many pictures in the mirror before all the poses are the same and are lacking variety! In addition, I wanted to do something to feel special for him to see the hard work I have been putting into cyclical ketogenic diet and workout plan.
How did you prepare for your boudoir session?
I wore loose clothing in order to keep clothing lines from showing up on my skin, curled my hair and continued to touch up my makeup and hair throughout the shoot. I also had my best friend Caitlin join me because she always helps lighten me up when I'm feeling nervous.
What was you experience during the session?
Overall this was a fun experience for me. I was finally able to show off my body. I knew from previous sessions that the images that Katrina was taking would turn out fabulous which put my mind at ease.
Where did your session take place and how were you comfortable with your surroundings?
Because I live in Florida and was visiting California, I decided to do my shoot in a nice hotel. In fact, I'm very pleased with that decision because the hotel offered lighting and variety that I do not have in my bedroom at home which was definitely a plus. Because of the luxury of the hotel room, there were more opportunities for a variety of poses. Overall I was very comfortable with my choice and would definitely book another session in a hotel or resort like setting.
How do you feel about the images from your session?
When Katrina and I sorted through the images, I was in love with pretty much every single picture! I couldn't wait to have the finished products in my hands.
Which products did you order and which is your favorite?I ordered a 10x10 lay flat album and four metallic print wraps. My favorite items are the print wraps because my husband can see them in our bedroom every day!
Some people are more modest than others and the idea of a boudoir shoot may seem daunting. What would you say to those people interested in booking, but are nervous about what to expect?
I would tell those who are uncomfortable with the thought of boudoir photography that there are so many different poses actually designed to flatter certain body parts. For me, it was taking shots of my tummy straight on. Once Katrina posed me and we did a preview of the pictures, I was amazed at how her guidance helped hide that area. The best oart is, it looked completely natural! Also, unless you want to, you don't need to be nude. Katrina and I did shots that implied nudity, but I was still completely covered up! I would also recommend bringing along a great friend. It's a great experience for everyone.