Special Offers

All about the Living Social Deal, November 8th {Life Prints Portrait Design}

Posted on November 8, 2010. Filed under: Special Offers, Studio Information |

Hi Folks!

Thanks for coming over to check out our blog and get your questions asked about today’s deal through Living Social.  We’re going to try to answer some questions you may have and then, if you want to leave a comment or ask a question here, we’ll be responding to them throughout the day.

The Deal:  $79 (value $255) That’s a 69% savings!  With this deal you will receive an in studio portrait session that will last up to 1 hour.  You will also receive 15 custom designed holiday cards. 

**Prints and other products are available for purchase.


  1. How far out are you scheduling sessions for the holiday cards?  Good question!  We will be booking sessions through Sunday December 5th.  If you get in before then, we’ll be able to get your holiday cards back to you in time for you to mail them out for Christmas.  If you don’t need them before Christmas, then we may be able to book some sessions through the 15th of December.
  2. Can I get a portrait session at a park, my home or other location?  If you would like to purchase this deal and then upgrade to an on location session rather than a session in the studio, we can certainly do that.  The additional fee for on location sessions is $100 during the week and $150 on Saturday or Sunday.  Payment for location fees will be due when you call to book your session.
  3. When can I call to schedule my session?  You can start calling us on Tuesday, November 9th to reserve your session time.  If you’re limited on when you can come in and want to see if we have a specific time available prior to purchasing your deal, then go ahead and give us a call and we can answer that question for you.  Then just make sure to call first thing on Tuesday once you’ve purchased your deal so that we can get you on the schedule for that time slot.
  4. What hours are you open for sessions?   Due to the holidays, we’re extending our hours to include weekdays from 11am-6pm (8pm on Wednesdays) and weekends from 10am-8pm.  Weeknight and weekend spots are limited as we fill up VERY quickly this time of year.  So call as soon as possible to reserve your spot.  All sessions are by appointment only, so make sure you call before you come into the studio!
  5. What if I don’t want to use my session for the holidays?   No problem.  Your Living Social voucher is good for six months and we have lot’s of people book sessions for other times of the year.  The custom cards that we design for your session can be used for Birth Announcements, Graduation Announcements, Engagement Announcements, Thank You Cards… we’ve got all kinds of ideas!  If you decide to wait to use your session, you can still call now to get your date and time reserved.  If you’re not in a hurry, we recommend scheduling your session after the new year when all of the holiday hoopla has calmed down!
  6. How many people can we include in our session?  The Living Social deal is good for up to 5 individuals (big or little!)  You’re more than welcome to include more people.  Each additional person is $15.
  7. The Living Social deal mentions “one pose only”.  Does that mean you only take one picture of us?   We’d like to apologize for the confusion on that one!  We had asked them to take that wording out and we guess we missed one!  We actually take a variety of poses during your session.  You’ve got a whole hour with us in the studio and we try to keep it fun and moving so that nobody gets bored.  We also don’t limit you to a certain number of poses to use for your prints.  You can have a different image on every print if you like!
  8. Can we get the digital files from our session?  We provide all of our clients with 3 web ready images from their session.  You are welcome to use these in emails, on Facebook, etc.  Our high resolution files are not available in order for us to control the quality of prints which folks are seeing from our studio.  If you’d like to read more about this, you can find information about it here on our main website.
  9. Can we include our family pets in our portraits?  Absolutely!!  We love pets.  Dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rats, snakes… horses?  Sure, we’ll include your horse but that’s going to require a location session!!  And for those of you pet lovers who are a bit camera-shy, we can do holiday portraits of just your pets if you don’t want to be in the portrait.
  10. How can I find out about additional pricing?  We are going to have some great packages that we’ve put together just for our Living Social clients.  Our Living Social packages range in price from $75 which include gift prints, wallets, & additional holiday cards to $950 for the premium collection including gift prints, wall portraits, mini “brag books” … the works!  Of course, you are always more than welcome to purchase prints and other products individually as well.
  11. What if I need more than 15 holiday cards?  We’ve got you covered!  We have options for purchasing additional holiday cards built into our special package pricing, as well the option to purchase additional cards in sets of 25. 
  12. What do the holiday cards look like and do they come with envelopes?  The holiday cards that are included with your deal are gorgeous!  They are flat 5×7, two-sided cards and they come in a variety of paper types to choose from.  Semi-Gloss, linen (our most popular) & watercolor papers are available.  If you’d like to upgrade to folded cards, square cards or any other designs we offer, we can do that for you for an additional charge.  We design all of our cards based on clients preferences on color and theme and we include both custom text and multiple images if you like.  They really are beautiful and we guarantee they’ll be better quality (and design, of course) than anything you could pick up at Costco or Walgreens!  We know you’re going to love them!

Soooo, what other questions do you have for us?  Post your question here and we’ll answer it.  You may just be getting an answer for somebody else too… so ask away!

We can’t wait to here from all of you and we look forward to meeting you soon.

By the way, don’t forget to opt in to the Facebook deal through Living Social.  You’ll save a buck on your deal by “liking us” on Facebook and we’ll be able to keep you updated with special deals just for our Facebook fans.  Just make sure you opt in after you purchase your deal.



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1st Annual Halloween Portrait Party and Food Drive {Life Prints Portrait Design}

Posted on October 20, 2010. Filed under: Special Offers |

1st Annual Halloween Portrait Party and Food Drive

We are SOOOOO excited.  If you don’t already know about it, you’re just in time!

On October 30th, 2010 Life Prints Portrait Design is holding it’s 1st annual Limited Edition Halloween Portrait Party and Food Drive.  We’re going to be doing custom mini-sessions all day to photograph your little ghosts and goblins… and princesses too of course!

Our Halloween Portrait Party is also a food drive to benefit the Oregon Food Bank.  Everyone who brings canned and/or boxed food with them is going to get a discount on their Halloween mini-session.

So here’s the deal…

  • We’ll be open from 9am-6pm Saturday October 30th
  • All sessions will be 15 minute “mini-sessions”
  • We’ll do pictures of the whole family or just the kids (come on grown-ups, you can do it too!) & we’ll take both a group shot and an individual shot of each child
  • Because this is a Limited Edition event, special pricing is in place and must be paid for in advance
  • Each package is only $39 + 2 cans/boxes of food.  What’s included with this package is the mini-session, 1 8×10 print, 2 5×7 prints, 8 wallet prints & 1 web ready image on CD of each child (If you don’t bring in a food donation, there will be an additional $20 due on the day of event.)
  • Additional prints can purchased by the unit.  Each additional unit is $30.00 UNLESS you bring MORE FOOD!  With an additional can/box of food per unit, you can get them for only $15.00 (A unit is 1 8×10 or 2 5×7’s or 4 4×5’s or 8 wallets)
  • Additional units can be purchased the day of the event by cash or check only.
  • We’re also going to be holding a contest to give away a family portrait session with a 16×20 wall portrait (valued at $361.00!)  To enter the drawing, just donate $10 into our food drive bucket.  This is a great way to help some folks this time of year!
  • To prepay for your package and book your mini-session, go to the main website www.lifeprintsportrait.com and click on Pay Now at the bottom of the page.  Choose the Halloween Event and pay with your credit or debit card.  Then give us a call to set up your time to come in.  (We’ll take down the link for payments once we’re booked up for the day.)
  • The studio is located at 707 NE Broadway Ave. Suite 208 Portland, OR.  We’re on the corner of NE 7th & Broadway near the Lloyd Center.

We’re going to have a special Halloween stage setup for all your little trick or treaters to be photographed on and the studio will be all decked out for the big day.  There’ll be snacks for everyone and an activity table for the kids to keep them busy while they’re waiting for brothers and sisters to finish up in front of the camera.

We always feel it’s important to give back to the community, and Halloween is our big kick off for the best time of year to help those in need.

We’re going to have a blast and we hope you’ll join us!  Tell everyone you know so that they don’t miss out. 

See you soon

Lora & Sue


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We found a charity! {Special Promotions, Life Prints Portrait Design}

Posted on September 8, 2010. Filed under: Special Offers |

We are VERY excited to have found an organization that we are teaming up with for this holiday season. A while back I had put a request out on Facebook for suggestions on people’s favorite charities because we were really wanting to get involved with a group that we could help out this year.  It didn’t even occur to me that I had one sitting there waiting for us who I dealt with on a daily basis… or at least five days week!

My son attended YMCA day camp this summer and it was a fantastic experience for him.  He had kind of a rough year last school year, and with the help of an amazing staff member at the Y this summer, he has made huge strides socially and emotionally in preparing to enter this school year (which he did two days ago… I can’t believe my little guy is in the 2nd grade!)  Anyway, I was at the end of the year BBQ for his day camp and I realized how very much I appreciate this organization and what was done for my son over the summer.  I remember attending a YMCA week long camp when I was a kid and it was fantastic, but they do so much more than just summer camps for the community. Many of the kids who are able to take part in the camps, child care, etc are able to because of the scholarships that the YMCA offers.  They are a non-profit organization and much of what they are able to do in the community is due to donations.

So as a thank you for what our family has received through them, I wanted to announce a special charity promotion that we are running.  For every client who books a session by Oct 31st, we are going to donate $50 to the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette.  Our goal is to donate $5000 to the YMCA by the end of the year and we want to reward our clients who help us out in reaching that goal.  With every session that is booked and prepaid by October 31st, you will receive 25 custom designed holiday cards.  WE LOVE doing these cards for our clients and our clients rave about all of the comments they receive when they send them out to family and friends. 

We will only be booking holiday portrait sessions through November 25th in order to get all of the cards out in plenty of time, but spots have already started to fill up.  We are promoting this in close to 50 YMCA locations as well as through the blog, Facebook & Twitter, so we are expecting spots to fill very quickly.  Give us a call early to schedule, or you may miss out this year.

Thanks in advance to everyone for your support in helping out this wonderful organization that is so important in our community, especially during such tough economic times for so many of our neighbors.  Use code YMCA when you call to book your session in order to receive your complimentary holiday cards.

Take care!


Life Prints Portrait Design
Portland, OR- USA
WEB:  www.lifeprintsportrait.com
BLOG:  https://lifeprintsportrait.wordpress.com
FACEBOOK:  www.facebook.com/lifeprints

And remember, “like us” on facebook and we’ll send you a $50 gift certificate!  Just for becoming one of our fans!

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Spring into Summer Photo Contest! {Life Prints Portrait Design}

Posted on June 15, 2010. Filed under: Special Offers |

Hey Gang!

We’re having a FANTASTIC event on July 17th & 18th that we want to tell you about.

We’re going to be offering “mini-sessions” at the studio that weekend and each session includes a package of prints.  The cost is $79 but is valued at $302!  That’s a 74% savings!!

Then, everyone attending is going to be entered into our Spring into Summer Photo Contest! Baby girl with tongue sticking out

Come take a look over at the main website to get all the details.  http://www.lifeprintsportrait.com/photo_contest.htm

And don’t forget to refer your friends too! 

You’ll earn referral rewards towards your own session!

Talk to you soon!


Remember, become a fan on Facebook and we’ll send you a $50 gift certificate! http://www.facebook.com/lifeprints

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Fantastic Deal for Expectant Mamas {Promotions, Life Prints Portrait Design}

Posted on April 28, 2010. Filed under: Special Offers |

Hey folks, we have got a great opportunity for ten new clients.  From May 1st to May 31st, we are going to provide a voucher for a free newborn session to the first ten new clients who prepay for a maternity session.  So you can “buy one, get one free”! 

The maternity session simply has to be paid for by May 31st to get one of the vouchers.  Then we’ll book your maternity session so that it takes place approximately during your 8th month.  It doesn’t matter if you’re 10 days along or 8 1/2 months along… any new client with a prepaid session qualifies.

But the catch is that we’re only making 10 of these vouchers available.  So if you or somebody that you know is pregnant and wants to have the beauty of their pregnancy captured in a fun, unique maternity session, call right away!

We can’t wait to hear from you!


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We’re still looking for some very special newborn babies and expectant mamas to be the faces of our studio!!

Posted on March 10, 2010. Filed under: Special Offers |

We got some great responses last month to our model search and we’ve been able to shoot some sessions with the cutest little babies around!  We still have a need for some pregnancy and newborn sessions though, so we’ve decided to continue our model search for a bit longer.

 With the start of the new year, we’ve got some fantastic new lighting techniques and all around great ideas that we need to perfect and get sample images of.  Because of this, it’s your lucky day if you’re chosen to be included as one of our models!

We still have two categories for which we are searching for models, but we’ve narrowed the search down a bit:

We need approximately 5 expectant moms who will be between 7-9 months pregnant at the time of the session. 

We also need 8 newborns, and our criteria for the newborn sessions are very narrow.  We will accept applications for newborns who will be under two weeks old at the time of the session, however, what we REALLY need are little ones who are under one week old.  Our preferred age is 4-5 days old. 

Have you ever seen images of newborn babies where the little one is all curled up in a ball sound asleep?  These little contortionists loose some of this flexibility after their first week, so our goal is work with them during this special time that they still sleep most of the time and are oh so flexible.  Then we add some special elements to the images to accentuate your little ones sweetness.  All of this is what adds to the magic of those amazing images we are able to provide to our clients. 

And we’d like you to be a part of creating these magical and touching newborn images for our website and other studio uses.

Once we find the expectant moms and babies that we feel will work best for the sessions we are planning, we will meet with each of them for a session planning meeting.  For the maternity sessions, we will be covering a range of styles both indoors and outdoors, as well as a variety of clothing options from fully clothed, to draping material to fully nude.  We reserve the right to conduct the session per our criteria, but those that apply can specify which types of sessions they would be willing to pose for. 

Here is what our model search participants will receive (at no charge!):

  • An on location portrait session
  • a $50 product credit to use towards purchasing prints from the session. As an added incentive for this model search, we will increase the product credit to $100 for our moms and dads who are able to get their newborn session completed before the baby is 7 days old.
  • a 20% discount off any purchases you may choose to make from the sessions.  (If you are chosen as one of our models, there is NO obligation to purchase any images from the sessions and there will be no pressure to do so.)

As an added bonus for our maternity models, they will be given first priority in having the opportunity to have their newborn photographed as one of our baby models.  In order to take advantage of this, the newborn session must be completed within 7 days of the baby’s birth.

We are looking forward to having a blast with all of you ladies and the little ones!  If you would like to apply to be one of our models and receive a free session, just email us at info@lifeprintsportrait.com.  In your email, please make the subject line “Model Search” and in the email include your name, telephone number, your due date or baby’s current age, and please tell us about why you would like us to considered you or your baby as one of our models.  We will contact you within 24 hours. 

We are looking for a wide variety of people, so please don’t hesitate to get a hold of us and apply.  We love working with pregnant women and babies… it’s what we specialize in!  Because of this, we promise you that this will be an amazing experience for you.

We’ll talk to you soon!

Lora & Sue

PS- If you know any other mamas and papas who might be interested in this opportunity… don’t be shy!  Spread the word  🙂


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Sweet Deal … my partner thinks I’ve lost my mind!

Posted on July 26, 2009. Filed under: Image Posts, Special Offers |

Okay folks, here’s the deal… we have five days until the end of the month. My partner bet me that I couldn’t book 20 new sessions by August 1st. BUT, she didn’t say what I could or couldn’t do to book those sessions!

Soooo, I am making an offer to you to wave our $250 session fee from now until midnight on July 31st.

No, you didn’t read that incorrectly… our standard session fee is $250, but if you call and book a session by 11:59pm on July 31st, I am offering to do your portrait session for free! Does this seem crazy or too good to be true? I guarantee you that it’s not. You see, I just hate to lose, lol.

And to sweeten the deal even more, if you call and book your session and then have your friends and family call to book their sessions, I’ll give you a $25 credit towards prints and other products for every referral!

Now, just so you know a little about us in case you’re new to the studio, and so that you don’t think that I’m just some crazy woman…

My name is Lora McKnight. I am the co-owner and principle photographer for Life Prints Portrait Design. I have been a photographer for over twenty years and specialized in Maternity and Newborn photography for three years with my studio in Boise, Idaho before moving to Portland in September 2008. I now have a partner, Sue, who is my get it done woman (in other words, I’m the flighty creative one and she pretty much keeps us organized and moving forward!) As you can tell, I’m pretty easy going and LOVE what I do.

Because we just re-established our business here in Portland after the move from Idaho, we have some spaces in August to fill. And I’ve decided that I’m ready to start August with a bang! Thus my crazy offer to completely wave our session fee for the next week. Here are the details of what you need to do to take advantage of this offer…


Follow this link to read the details http://www.lifeprintsportrait.com/promotions

So, what do you think? Does this still seem too good to be true? I guess there’s only one way to find out… call us now (and help me win my bet with the “get it done woman“!) I promise you’ll be glad you did! 



And remember…  Life is Beautiful

PS-Don’t forget to add yourself as a fan on Facebook!

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July End of Month Special… Don’t miss out!

Posted on July 17, 2009. Filed under: Special Offers |

Hi Folks! 

I just wanted to let you know about a couple of great offers that we’ve got going for the end of July. 

First is for our portrait clients.  If you book a session between now and July 31st, we are going to DOUBLE your product credit that comes with your session.  That’s right… DOUBLE … 2X the regular amount.  So for the price of your session ($250) you are going to get a full color bound proof book as well as $150.00 product credit.  That is an amazing deal that you don’t want to miss out on!  And we are almost completely booked for the rest of July and first half of August… so don’t wait to call to set up your consultation and get your session booked. 

Our second special is for our clients interested in booking a wedding or commitment ceremony.  If you reserve your date with us by August 1st, we are going to give you $250.00 off of one of our wedding collections.  Just call us for your wedding consultation, we’ll meet with you to answer all of your questions and then with your paid reservation fee we will instantly knock $250 off of the wedding collection you choose! 

We know our valuable clients are the life blood of our business and we want to reward you for sharing your experiences with us with your friends and family… or even strangers for that matter!   For every referral that books with us that gives us your name, you’ll receive a $25.00 Life Prints gift card which you can use towards your own portraits or event.  And there’s no limit to how many gift cards you can redeem.  So don’t forget to pass this along to your friends and family so that you can earn some thank you’s from us!

Everyone have a great weekend, and remember…  Life truly is Beautiful


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