Thursday, March 12, 2009

Gifts your mother will love

Mother’s day is around the corner, and because many of these products take a month or more to create, I am starting this special early. I have put together a list of items that my own mother has cherished and loved or products that clients have told me their mothers have loved or would love. And what better gift for a mother, wife, or grandmother than keepsake reminder of the ones that they love so much! Each different product has its own special, running through the end of the month of April! Read on to find out what the specials are:

Accordian Wallet Books

This very affordable way to show off your kids/grandkids/pets or anyone you want is one of my hottest new items! For just over the price of a set of 8 wallets, receive 12 images in a neat little book that fits perfectly in your purse or pocket. Accordion Wallet Books are available in two sizes – 3x3" square and 2.5x3.5" wallet. Choose from 17 cover choices and four different paper types – Smooth Cover, Linen, Pearl, and Watercolor. My favorite combination is the linen cover with the Pearl paper. Minimum order of 3 is required, but hey, once you see how great these are, who wouldn’t want to give an extra one to their spouse/parents/grandparents, etc. Comes elegantly presented with a custom gift box. Only $34/each for the first 3, and only $24 for each additional book.

Special: Purchase 3 wallet books, get the 4th free!

Keepsake Coffee Table Books

Who wouldn’t love to showcase the ones they love in an elegantly designed and presented coffee table book. This is a great way to tell the story of your family – a perfect compliment to a “day in the life” session – or a more affordable way to have all the pictures you love in one place to browse through at your leisure. Or a great place for all of your favorite portraits when wall space is low!

Available in several sizes from a 10x10 to a purse-sized 5x5 and also with different finishing options (luxurious leather album to an inexpensive softbound children’s book) – my favorite is the hardbound with custom designed dust jacket. This book features a printed hard cover and a matching printed book jacket with designable inside flaps. It also comes with an exclusive black or red case with personalized hot stamp text. As in all of our books, the pages have a protective varnish coating or a laminate coating in a matte or glossy finish to preserve their appearance for years to come.

Prices begin at $450.

Mother's Day Special: 15% off of all asukabook orders


Custom Photo Handbags

Everywhere I go almost, I am stopped by perfect strangers who ask, “Where in the world did you get your purse! Is that your kids on there?” Besides being an attention getter, the is a great way to show off my adorable children whenever I am asked about my kids and a great place to keep all of my tons of stuff! Available in many different styles and with many different styling options, including soft supple leather accents. These bags have great interior features as well, such as zippered pockets, cell phone pockets, lobster claw key clips, detachable leather handles w/ nickel hardware, metal feet to protect the leather bottom, etc.

Prices range from $50 to $300, depending on the size and style.

Mother's Day Special: receive 50 free Mommy Cards or 4 4x6 prints with each handbag or purse purchase.

Gallery Wrapped Canvas

Fine art, gallery wrap canvases are a gorgeous alternative to framed enlargements. They give a beautiful contemporary look and are ready to hang! Your portrait (image) will be printed on museum-quality canvas and hand stretched onto a custom-built, 1.5” thick wooden frame. The image will be gallery-wrapped, continuing around the sides of the frame for a

beautiful print, ready to hang on your wall. No additional custom framing is needed.

Your print is made with the highest quality, archival inks that will never fade or discolor. Each print is sprayed with a UV coating for added protection and a gloss-type finish.

In addition to our standard sizes, we can produce any size you desire. Please ask us about custom sizes and shapes, whether it be a square or rectangle shape. Our canvas prints are perfect for filling any large wall space in your home.

Prices begin at $380 – inquire for larger and custom sizes.

Mother's Day Special: Receive 20% off all Gallery Wrap Canvas orders through the end of April.

Gift Certificates

Don’t have time for a session right now, but you know that a photo session is just the gift your wife will love most? Give a gift that promises to capture the love you all share and those precious children that make Mother’s Day such a wonderful holiday. Comes elegantly presented, customized to your needs, in a gift box ready to deliver.

Mother's Day Special: Receive a free mounted 11x14 portrait with the purchase of a $150 (full session) gift certificate to be given on Mother's day.


Storyboards and collages are a great way to showcase all of your kids on one framed print or tell a story using a series of images. Printed on the highest quality photographic paper at a professional lab. All prints are sprayed with a lustre coating to promote longevity. 8x10 and larger prints are mounted on mat board, styrene board or masonite for maximum rigidity. Print a 20x10 wall portrait for your home, and get matching 10x5 mounted prints for the grandparents – perfect for a frame or as a standalone print on an easel.

-20x20 collage print - $220 – includes custom design

-identical 10x10 mounted accessory print - $65

-30x10 storyboard print $260 – includes custom design

-20x10 storyboard print $145 – includes custom design

-identical 10x5 mounted accessory print - $45

Mother's Day Special: Receive a free "mini" accessory mounted storyboard with the purchase of each large mounted storyboard print (original order must be 20x10 or larger).

Mommy cards

Custom designed, complete with pictures of you with your children, or just your kids, Mommy Cards are a stylish option for mom's tired of scribbling their name and phone number when they meet a new friend at the park.

Similar to business cards, Mommy Cards present your contact information to make introductions turn into actual play dates.

Why a Mommy Card?

Top 10 Reasons to use your Mommy Cards:

1. New moms you meet and want play dates with

2. Contact info for Babysitter

3. Neighbors

4. Existing friends (the cards are just too cute not to share)

5. Put in holiday cards, birthday cards, thank you cards and more

6. When dropping off your child at someone’s house for a play date or birthday party

7. If your child is lost you can give out the card with their picture on it to help find them

8. Keep one in your suitcase or diaper bag in case it gets lost

9. Will make grandparents smile

10. Just for fun!

$45/ set of 50 or $125 for $250 cards


This beautiful and classy keychain is not only an elegant way to keep memories of the ones you love close to you while you are on the go, it is also my lifeline during Sunday Church Services (my 3 year old loves to look at the pictures of herself, her siblings and her cousins and to control who comes up on the screen!). This keychain comes with all images from your session, with room for more of your own that you can add at anytime. Plus, since you can connect to your computer, this product comes with all low resolution files from your session to email, post to Facebook, etc. Only available with a minimum purchase of $400. $85. Specs are listed below:

With the TAO Digital Picture Key Chains you can carry your most treasured photos with you wherever you go. Holds up to 100 picture at a time. Easily transfer images from your PC or Mac.

  • Gift box; cables, ac adaptor
  • Internal memory: 8MB
  • Photo Capacity: Up to 100 pictures
  • Software: Photo Manager ( Built in for PC; Download from TAO website for Mac)
  • Includes: AC adaptor, USB cable.
  • Battery: 1.0 hours
  • Dimensions: 1.8" x 1.8" x 0.5"
  • Weight: 1.9 oz.
Mother's Day Special: This keychain comes free with any collection order through the end of April.

1 comment:

Julia Harpston said...


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