I have been thinking so much about you…your babies, your parents, your extended family and you. For the first time in 12 years my studio is dark (my team is either restoring their health, working remotely or awaiting what will come next) so my space for once is quiet. A quiet that would under normal circumstances fill me with creative energy is now empty and still.
It’s in this stillness that floods me with emotion and gratefulness for all the moments I’ve had the privilege to be part of in your life. I’ve held your beautiful freshly born babies, I’ve laughed with your 90 year old grandma, I’ve hugged you during times of nerves and laughed with you during times of pure joy.
Today, I wanted to let you know that I’m thinking of you and needed to reach out to say thank you. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your life, and thank you for being part of my life.
Please continue to take care of your family, don’t take chances; nothing is worth risking the well-being of your loved ones. Take time to just be still. The chores, the bills, the studies, work... all of it will be there on the other side of it all. I promise you, one way or another it will all be ok. I say this as much for you as I do for me. Like you, I worry about it all but I also know that this isn’t the end. There are many more joys and celebrations and new adventures ahead of us. They may look different than what we are used to or planned on but they will be there….I promise.
Love, blessings & abundant health to you and yours, Miranda
We are Here for You Given the impact of current circumstances, we may need to make changes to our studio but we are not leaving Long Beach and will promptly resume operations once we are allowed to.
All Pending Orders Will be Fulfilled Although our studio and professional lab is closed at this time, as soon as they reopen all orders will be processed. Nothing will be lost or removed from drives.
Safety All ordered that were placed before lab closures will mail directly from lab to your home. Orders in our studio that are ready for pick up can be done with pre-arranged instructions or scheduled for delivery.
Scheduled Sessions All will be honored at a future rescheduled time.
We Will Not Process Scheduled Payments For orders that have been placed on a payment plan, those scheduled payments will be suspended for the next three months (please reach out to us if you should need more time).
We are Available Although our physical space is closed, there are things that can be done remotely and therefore we will be checking messages in case you should need to reach us.
Celebrating Love & Family at Home
If you are starting to get cabin fever and needing to channel your focus onto something new, here are a few things I highly recommend.
-Go outside. You need the sunshine, physical movement and time out of the house. Keep distance from others and turn off social media notifications. Instead of scrolling use your phone to see the world from a different vantage point and document the beauty around you. You can even order camera attachments to play with tiny lenses.
-Back it up! You have a million pictures on that phone…right?! Back them up on your computer and then an external drive. Take a break from news and zoom calls to organize and back up your pictures on your computer and then protect them by backing them up onto external drives. Order extra ones online, external drives are cheap and will give you a duplicate copy of your treasured memories. Plus going through this process of organizing brings joy and memories of happy times.
-Share the love. Use your family memories to bring joy to others right now. If you have photo books or old images in boxes, take those out and share them. Make a night of it even, tell stories and relive memories. If you have access to images online, share them with friends and extended family. There is no better time than now to counter balance all the online stress with pictures of your beautiful life for others to reconnect with you, be inspired and uplifted.
-Print photos! There are so many online apps that will print those million photos off your phone, computer or even off your Instagram feed easily and will mail them to you in a jiff. Check out Chatbooks!
-Organize. Set aside or create a folder on your computer for your most favorite images so when you are ready to update a wall or have a custom piece made you will have them at the ready.
-Enlist help. There are so many services available to you remotely that can help you accomplish tasks, feel productive and establish a new norm. This is also a great way get a jump on your future schedule, take advantage of discounts and support your local economy.
-Do NOTHING...just because we are home and bombarded with indoor and online options to keep us busy, its also absolutely ok to do nothing. Give yourself grace and be ok with not doing or accomplishing one darn thing. It's ok, soon enough we will return to the life of chores, busy schedules and to do lists. For now, give yourself permission to do what is best for you.
We can help! (Safely and remotely) Our team is available for complimentary consultations, phone support, and a list of services below to help get you started on your next photo or business project.
Services: -Photo Scanning & Back up -Album Design -Wall Art & Legacy Wall Design -Business Branding -Coaching Services
Save & Support: Pre-Pay session fee for a future date and Blossom Blue Studios will donate $50 to the charity of your choice.
Special Family Menu: Available on all past session galleries & sessions pre-booked in April or May. Shop Online
Paid in full Collections receive complimentary session booking ($350 savings) & access to special menu.
Pre-design orders for albums and wall art receive 25% off
News & Updates
50 in 50 Project: For obvious reasons, all scheduled sessions have been rescheduled to fall. We will continue the planning and design of these sessions and resume bookings in June. Deadline will be extended to April 2021.
We Miss You! So for the next two months we will be sharing our favorite past session memories, videos and images to relive all the fun on social media. Join us and re-share with family and friends. Follow along on Instagram: @blossombluephoto and @blossombluestudios
Picture Window Project: We are in this together and I would love to see you (safely of course!) Over the next couple weeks on my way to and from the studio I will be altering my route to drive through new Long Beach neighborhoods. Along the way I will document any interesting thing I may see along the way. If you would like for me to drive through your neighborhood, drop me a note or give me a call at 562 706-0032 and I will make sure to grab a pic of you and/or your family in the window from street view. Tell your neighbors and we can make it a block drive by ;) It is an interesting way to share our collective experience, feel connected and stand together. I will be sharing the images I captured at some point in a gallery for us all to enjoy.
Thursdays w/Miranda: Every Thursday, starting Thursday April 9th at Noon, I will be making myself available for a virtual coffee (or tea) date with you. We can touch on family, health, general life, business or whatever you would like to share, ask and discuss. Drop in for a quick hello, listen in or chat…I’m here to help and support you. Mark your calendar and JOIN me for a good chat. Password is: 1Chssi
If you made it this far….you need a break! Go outside and call me later ;)