Do you know someone who'd really like to have a portrait session? A gift certificate is the perfect way to show you love them. Or maybe it's you that would like a portrait session and you're trying to work out how to pay for it, then a gift registry might be for you.

Gift certificates are great to give to someone that who'd love to have a portrait session. This could be to celebrate a birthday, weightloss, divorce, graduation, the list of reasons is endless.

I offer two kinds of gift certificates. There is the physical card that comes in a little box, perfect for giving something tangible that the recipient can unwrap. Unwrapping presents is so much fun! The boxed gift certificate can be delivered directly to either you or the lucky person.

If you're like me and sometimes leave things to the last minute, an electronic gift certificate might be quicker option. You make the purchase and enter the email address of the recipient, press the button and magic, your gift has arrived before the event is over.

So you're having a party to celebrate? Yay! We probably don't know each other well enough for me to come over and help you plan it but I can help in other ways. How about a gift registry?

Unless you're four years old, people aren't always sure what to give as a present. Then there are those people who really think they have that perfect gift for you since you were really into owls maybe ten years ago. Wouldn't it be nice to get something really nice for yourself with a little bit of help from friends and family?

Create a registry and share the link with the invitation to your event, and if you time it right, you can always send a photo from your session as a thank you note.

*I'm not trying to be a Debbie Downer on your gift giving generosity but please make sure that your gift is enough to cover my services or that it is something your friend was planning on purchasing and any contribution would be welcome. Session fees start at $299. Nothing worse than getting a gift that you can't afford to use.*