Graduation Announcements – Birth Announcements – Christmas Cards

I LOVE to get pictures and announcements in the mail from friends and family.  Many times they send them to share a life changing event or to wish us a Merry Christmas. Either way, I love them.  So much, in fact, that I have kept every single announcement and Christmas card I have ever received!  That’s right!  I have a lot of them!

Because I value the importance of announcements and cards, I have decided to offer them to all my customers.  Each card is custom designed with much thought and attention by me personally.  You pick the photos, and I put together a design to compliment them.  This service is offered exclusively to my clients.  It is such a fun way for them to share their special photos and memories with friends and family.

Below are some of the designs I have put together.  These are printed on a high quality 5″ x 7″ card stock   They are great for graduation announcements, birth announcements and Christmas Cards.  They are the high end option for someone looking to send the “wow” factor.



These next examples are 4′” x 8″ announcements.  These designs are only one sided and printed on photographic paper.



Win a Free $300 Shoot!


Here’s your chance to win a FREE $300 photo shoot from Purrington Photography! It will include an hour long shoot and $100 in free prints! You can use this for a maternity session, newborn session, engagement session, family or child session, senior session, or even just a fun portrait session for yourself!

To enter: Send an e-mail to that includes a photo or yourself (so people know who they’re voting for) and 3-5 sentences of why you want Purrington Photography to take your photos. Deadline to enter is Sunday, March 17, 2013.

To win: Your submitted photo and sentences will be posted online to be voted on from Monday, March 18, 2013 through Monday, March 25, 2013. The submission with the most votes by midnight on Monday, March 25, 2013 wins! Yay!

*Session cannot be redeemed for cash.
*Session must be booked and completed by May 31, 2013.
*Session location must be within 20 miles of Bemidji, MN.

Good luck, everyone! Can’t wait to see who wins!

See some of our past winners below!




Bemidji Newborn Photographer – Baby Oliver

Loved the lil bundle of sunshine I got to photograph during this rainy day!  It was so fun to try out some new ideas in this gorgeous home.  Every corner seemed to be the perfect spot to photograph this beautiful newborn.

Note that the photos taken in the bookshelf are composites.  Oliver’s mom safely held him the entire time.  🙂

newborn bookcase newborn in blue hatfun newborn propboy with dog

Outdoor Newborn Photos

I can’t even tell you how excited I was about this shoot!  What do you get when you put together beautiful family with a beautiful new baby girl, a vintage doll stroller, and a warm sunny day?  A PERFECT COMBINATION!  This shoot could not have gone better!  The little newborn’s name is Ivy, which made sense because she was right at home amidst the trees and flowers.  She slept so well as we rocked out the shoot.  I loved some of these images so much that I even entered the first photo shown into our county fair and won 1st place!  Huge thank you to this awesome family for letting me photograph you!  It was so much fun!

Get dolled up for your photoshoot!

Who is the first person you look for in a photograph?  C’mon.  Be honest.  You know it’s yourself.  How do I know?  Because I’m the same way!  We all are!

When I look at photos of myself I rate them on a scale of FRAME IT to DESTROY IT FAST SO IT CAN’T BE USED AS BLACKMAIL!  Photos are permanent documents reflecting who we are.  We all want to look our best in them.

I am a firm believer that everyone I photograph is beautiful.  My goal as a photographer is to capture that.  I want to show your beauty.  I want to show the world what I see in you.

Why am I talking about this?  Because it’s all leading up to a fun new announcement I have.  I am now offering the option of having your hair and makeup done for your session.  Not only does having your hair and makeup done help accent your beauty, but it’s also really fun.  I love seeing women being pampered and feeling beautiful.  Their photos show more confidence and less nervousness.  It also adds a little “wowzers”.

So, with that, meet Kaalene.  She is my amazing hair and makeup girl!  She is also a lot of fun to have around and will probably be the one dolling you up if you choose to get this fun add-on to your portrait session.  Look below to see her in action and some of her results!

NOW!  For the SUPER fun part!  Kaalene also does really fun hair and makeup for those extra fun shoots!  (I think I used the word fun too much in those sentences, but it really is all about fun!)  Check out how she transformed Ashley!  We got amazing photos from this shoot that are so unique and gorgeous!

One of the most amazing things about this great option is the price.  To have a professional come on location to do your hair and makeup is only $75!  Check out the details below.

1 Hair and Makeup Makeover – $75

2 Hair and Makeup Makeovers – $60 per person

3+ Hair and Makeup Makeovers – $50 per person

A la carte Hair – $50

A la carte Makeup – $30

Between you, me and Kaalene we are going to have such amazing photos.  I bet they’ll even have a “FRAME IT” rating if you’re using my scale!

Bemidji Newborn and Toddler Photos – Reese and Benjamin

I was so excited when Melissa called me up to let me know she was expecting!  I had photographed her little boy the previous year, and now I was going to get to photograph her little man again and also her new little baby girl!

Benjamin is a very tender and sweet little boy.  He’s also full of energy!  I remember the first time I photographed him I spent the entire session running to get ahead of him.  Well, not much has changed since then, except he’s faster…and I’m not.  Let’s just say it was a good workout!  Definitely worth it to capture his cuteness!

His new little sister was a treasure!  Melissa had an adorable little set of butterfly wings and headpiece for one of our setups.  I aboslutely loved it!  I also got to try out some new little girl props.  I’m so excited with the photos we got from her session.  She was absolutely precious and gorgeous!  What a fun afternoon!

Nadja – Bemidji Newborn Photos

I love this family!  I’ve had the privilege to photograph both of their daughters several times already, so I was ecstatic when Nicole announced they had a new addition on the way!  We put together a special “Baby’s First Year Collection” just for their new little girl on the way.

When baby Nadja arrived I had so much fun taking her photos.  She is a little pricess.  Her mom wanted to incorporate the “Princess and the Pea” theme which is one of my favorite ideas yet!  Nadja was the perfect little model!  I feel so blessed to be involved in a little part of her life.  I get to document her major milestones (birth, holding head up, sitting up, and walking).  I also get to look forward to the ones awaiting her.