New Photo Directory

Photo Directory - connect familiesThe First UMC of Blairstown is updating our membership photo directory this year in honor of our 205th anniversary, and we need your family to be part of it.

Our new directory:
• Preserves this special time in the life our church
• Becomes a lasting record of our current membership
• Introduces our church to friends, the community and new members
• Enhances fellowship by helping us connect faces with names
We are partnering with Lifetouch for this important project. Lifetouch is providing the directory at no cost to our church. Every family photographed receives a complimentary directory and an 8×10 portrait.
We will be scheduling portrait sessions on Friday & Saturday, January 15&16, 2015.

If you live out of town or aren’t available on these dates, you can attend a photo session of a nearby church organization and still have your portrait included in your church directory.

HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?

You can sign up 2 ways:
1) Online Sign-ups! Click here
2) Sign Up at Church after Worship
It’s quick and easy. Make sure to include your email address and you will automatically receive a confirmation email with your date and time, plus an email reminder a few days before your session which includes a link to a $10 discount off any photography you purchase.  For folks that schedule online, please make sure you come by the sign-up table at the church building to pick up your Feed The Need bag, promotional offers, portrait guide and photography price list.
Feel free to bring something that says who you are to your portrait session. Perhaps a hat, pin, scarf, musical instrument, Bible, sports gear, whatever it is that’s important to you! Lifetouch also does generational photography. It’s a great opportunity to get the whole family together for one big portrait! Capture the memories for a lifetime!

lifetouch free 8x10Getting Ready

Clothing – Wear what you feel great in, whether it’s casual or formal clothing. Solid colors work best. Avoid busy patterns: they can distract from your face. Some poses are close up, others full length, so plan outfits completely including shoes.  As a general rule, darker clothes are slenderizing. Be careful of baggy clothes that might make you look larger than you are. Sleeveless shirts tend to make your arms look fuller. V-necks are always flattering. Wear a dark t-shirt under dark shirts—a white t-shirt under a dark shirt stands out in a portrait.

Hair – Avoid changing your hairstyle or cutting your hair right before your session.

Make-up – Apply make-up as you would normally would for an evening out. Pay special attention to your eyes: the focal point in a portrait. An extra coat of mascara can help bring out your eyes. Bring lipstick and powder for touch-ups.

Glasses – If you wear glasses all the time, you’ll want to have them in your portraits. That’s the real you!

For your convenience, your photography and portrait viewing will be completed during your appointment session at the church.  Purchases will be shipped directly to your home address. You will have a variety of poses taken, and Lifetouch never charges a sitting fee! One pose will be selected for the directory. In addition to your complimentary 8×10, you will have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits at attractive prices on the day of your portrait session.family album signup button

To thank you for participating, you will receive a free 8 X 10 photo and a complete photo directory, plus have the opportunity to purchase additional photography at very reasonable prices.

You may also invite other family members/loved ones, co-workers or friends to schedule their own photography sessions, even if they are not members, for non-directory sessions. And you may bring meaningful items that express your individuality, like sports equipment, musical instruments, hobby items, special toys or books.  Pets are welcomed as well.

How Much Will My Photos Cost?

Photo sheets start at just $25 with many packages and options available.  PLUS, LifeTouch is offering everyone 20% off their order since we’re having our pictures taken in January!  Check out the Price Sheet for details and other available discounts.

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