Fall Holiday Portrait Sessions and Fine Art Print Sale

Family Portraits

Fall Portrait Sessions

It's well into September, which means a few things. Summer's over, though you wouldn't know it from the weather! School is back in session—a particularly big one here at the Sakasegawa house as our oldest started kindergarten this year. And, of course, it's time for fall portrait sessions!

Starting this fall, portrait sessions will be $300. Your session fee includes a 1-hour family portrait session at a location of your choice; an online, password-protected proofing gallery with 30 of the best images from your session; and three high-resolution digital files, which are great for holiday cards, family calendars, or just sharing online. The holiday season is right around the corner, and a nice 8x10 desk-sized print or a beautiful 16x20 wall canvas makes a great gift for the grandparents! A la carte prints are available from $20 and print collections start at $150.

Returning clients may notice that prices have gone up since last year, so in order to ease the transition I'm offering one last opportunity for both new and returning clients to get in at the old prices. If you make your reservation by September 30, your session fee will be just $150!

And don't forget about the referral program. Tell your friends and family to mention your name when they make their reservations, and for each one who does, you'll receive a free digital file from your session!

Contact me to make your reservation by email at mike@michaelsakphoto.com or by phone at (858) 722-2738.

Print Sale

Fine Art Print Sale

I'm also excited to announce my second fine art print sale. From now until the end of September, I'm offering a selection of my personal photography as 8x10 or 16x20 archival pigment prints, signed and numbered. Check out my personal website for all the details.

Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Spring Mini-Sessions

It's springtime, the weather is starting to warm up, and Tax Day is receding in the rearview mirror; what a great time for some mini-sessions! Come join me on Saturday, May 19th in beautiful Presidio Park for some fun, affordable family photo sessions. For just $100 you will receive:

  • A 20-minute family photo session
  • A 15-image online, password-protected proofing gallery
  • 3 high-resolution digital files
  • Digital collection available for $200, and print collections from $150.

Reservations are required, so call 858-722-2738 or email me at mike@michaelsakphoto.com to reserve your time slot. I will require at least four reservations in order to go ahead with the event, so be sure to tell your friends and family.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

And the Winner Is...

The first ever giveaway here at Michael Sakasegawa Photography is now over, and the winner is: Rhiannon Meshot! Congratulations, Rhiannon!  You win a free 20-minute session at my mini-session event in Balboa Park on August 13th, including a $100 print credit and 50% discount off all regular print and collection prices.

For everyone else, I do still have sessions available, so if you've been wanting new family portraits, hurry to take advantage of this great deal!

See you on the 13th!

New Business Cards!

There's something about business cards that I've always loved.  It probably has a lot to do with all the time I spent in my mom's copy store when I was growing up, seeing all the cards she designed and printed for her clients.  Whatever it is, the day I got my business cards at my first real job after college made me feel like I'd arrived--even though, to be honest, the cards were pretty ugly.  You might think that after ten years in the working world, the shine might have come off a bit, but today when a package from MOO.com arrived at my desk, I couldn't help but get a little excited.

Huge thanks to Liz Turner from Valley Typesetters, in Carmel Valley, CA (my hometown, which is different from Carmel Valley, the San Diego neighborhood) for helping design my awesome new logo!

Summer Mini-Session Event

Summertime means a lot of things to me: sunshine, barbecues, trips to the beach, taking my son to the park. But most of all, summertime means fun and relaxation, and making new memories with my family. And what better way to capture those memories than by joining us in Balboa Park on August 13th for a family mini-session? What's included:

  • 20-minute family photo session
  • $100 print credit
  • 50% off my normal prices on all prints and collections!

All for just $100!

But you know what's even better?  I'm also going to be giving away a free mini-session, everything included, to one lucky family!  All you have to do to enter the drawing is go "like" my Facebook page then come back here and leave a comment on this blog post saying that you'd like to enter.  Easy-peasy!  I'll announce the winner on August 6.

Can't wait to see you all on the 13th!