Monotony

Being an Artist, Creative Process, Personal, Photography, The Artist Life

Florida life is beautiful. It’s December right now and yet it feels like summer. I am seriously considering going to the beach today simply because I could. This might seem silly to someone who’s lived near the beach or vacationed on a beach frequently but for me, having grown up and lived in a landlocked state my entire life, the ability to visit the beach on a random warm day is quite a feat. 

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Currently, I am blessed and cursed with the luxury of endless time on my hands. Since I turned 16 I have always worked at least part time to more often full time or 40 hours+ a week. When I worked regularly I would fantasize about a time when I would have ‘time’ to pursue art to my hearts content and yet now here I am with endless time and I feel more unproductive than ever. There is a myth or lie that our culture teaches: busyness = productive. Of course, just because you are busy does not mean that you are being productive or successful. I heard someone say that Samsung is really busy, but Apple owns 90% of the smartphone market with iPhones. I’m not busy at the moment because I just moved to a new city, therefore I don’t really have any connections or obligations. I’m not working, although I will definitely say that watching my 16 month old is a full time job. With that said, I don’t remember ever aspiring to being a stay at home mom, yet I essentially am one. My life can be summed up in one word: Monotony.

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My desire is to create something, something great. Yet, I find myself immobilized and trapped by daily life with an infant/toddler. It’s hard to accomplish anything when the only time you really have to give something your full focus is the 2 hours when she’s napping. My head was spinning with an idea for a book but I barely accomplish the little blogging that I do so I don’t know how I would ever time for a book. Then, I have an idea for songs that I would love to compose on my guitar but it’s hard to play the guitar when you want your child to be sleeping. Plus, I feel a desperate need for a piano to help chord. I desire to paint but I would have to finish painting before the paint dries out…I love art, and I desire to do art and I don’t have anything draining on my time besides my one sweet child so why haven’t I created anything? I’m not sure if this post is more of a lament or more of a desperate command at myself to do the things that I want to do. Just do it.

Not feeling so fierce so I am telling myself my mantra, “be fierce”

(un) fiercely,

alexandria

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Portrait Pricing

Fierce Photography, Photography, Portraits, The Artist Life

Hello Fiercelings,

So you want to book a portrait session? That is fabulous! Are you curious about pricing and what booking a photoshoot entails? Here is everything you need to know!

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I have five photoshoot packages to choose from. If one of these don’t look like what you’re needing simply message me and we can tweak a package to specify your desires.

Moxie Mini: $125

Splendidly Small: $250

Marvelous Medium: $350

Lovable Large: $500

Fantastically Fierce: $700

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Here is what each package includes

Moxie Mini: $125. 30 minutes, 1-2 outfits, 1 location, 10-20 edited images, 8X10 print

Splendidly Small: $250. 1 hour, 1-2 outfits, 1 location, 20-35 edited images, 8X10 print

Marvelous Medium: $350. Up to 2 & a half hours, 2-3 outfits, 1-3 locations, 35-50 images, 8X10 print, choice of 2 additional prints up to 8X10. If you are wanting to book an engagement session, I recommend at a minimum that you get this marvelous medium sized package. 

Lovable Large: $500.  Up to 3 hours, 3-5 outfit changes, 1-5 locations, 40 – 60 edited images, 8X10 print, choice of an additional 4 prints up to 8X10

Fantastically Fierce: $700. Unlimited time, unlimited wardrobe changes, unlimited locations, 50-75 edited images, 2 8X10 prints, choice of 6 additional prints up to 8X10

Disk of images can be purchased for an additional $150

Email me at alexandriafiercephoto@gmail.com for questions and booking. I’m located in Jacksonville, Florida but am available for travel at additional cost for portraits providing you are booking at a minimum the Lovable Large package. Once you have booked a session with me I will meet with you to discuss (or we can correspond via email) what you want to accomplish with your photoshoot and will give direction about what to wear.

Phew! Well this post has been boring! Thanks for sticking with me through business stuff!388 love love love

Fiercely,

Alexandria