Carey Schumacher: Blog https://www.barefootmemories.com/blog en-us (C) Carey Schumacher (Carey Schumacher) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:22:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:22:00 GMT https://www.barefootmemories.com/img/s/v-12/u673778867-o345411611-50.jpg Carey Schumacher: Blog https://www.barefootmemories.com/blog 115 120 Save $BIG$ on Zenfolio : promo coupon code: barefoot-20 https://www.barefootmemories.com/blog/2017/9/zenfolio-discount  

ZENFOLIO DISCOUNT CODE:  barefoot-20

I've been using Zen for years to show & deliver images to all of my Barefoot Memories families.

Recently, I ditched my old website and re-built my entire Barefoot Memories website with Zenfolio, too!  (I waited way too long to do that!)

Whether you’re a pro or an enthusiast, Zenfolio is the best online gallery system out there.  

I'm not just being dramatic here. I've tried so many of them, evaluated all of them, and I even owned my own company that provided online galleries for photographers back in the day.  

If you're ready to take the leap and get an amazing online gallery & portfolio system, check out Zenfolio. If you like what you see, use this code to save a bunch of $$ (more taco money -- yay!!)

Zenfolio coupon code: barefoot-20
Zenfolio promo code: barefoot-20
Zenfolio discount code: barefoot-20

 

If you want to fill your own orders with NO FEES or offer upscale items that aren’t available in consumer markets, you want the ZENFOLIO ADVANCED PLAN!

When you choose your plan, use zenfolio coupon code: barefoot-20

Zenfolio added this plan so all of you great pros can now sell professional prints through your galleries at prices you set. You can build packages, specials, and coupon codes that will send your sales numbers through the roof.  If you have clients outside of the USA or Canada, you can also set up pricing from their international photo print labs!   There are many more labs you can use, too. Check them all out here.

If you want a simple and effective way to present galleries and offer online print sales at a lower price, sign up for their PRO plan.

There are so many labs & vendors you can choose. My son’s soccer team, for example, has a bunch of kids with European relatives, so I set up European ordering for them, and they get to order prints easily, too! Ciao Bella!

Don’t want to sell anything? Simply turn off print ordering for that gallery, and use Zenfolio to share an awesome gallery of images! (and their Facebook/pinterest/instagram integration is fab!)

I’ve been through the entire online sales universe — inside & out! I owned a software company that let photographers host their own online 

This area of the photographic industry has skyrocketed in the last ten years, and I was smack dab in the middle of it. Because I know so much about online photo sales, as both a photographer and a supplier, I wouldn’t throw my support behind anyone but the best, and ZENFOLIO is the best. Low cost, great support when you need it, EASY maintenance, BEAUTIFUL galleries, infinite flexibility, and simple for your clients to navigate. Try it out! You won’t be disappointed.

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(Carey Schumacher) zenfolio https://www.barefootmemories.com/blog/2017/9/zenfolio-discount Mon, 11 Sep 2017 20:39:10 GMT
It's a Barefoot GIVE-AWAY! https://www.barefootmemories.com/blog/2017/7/giveaway

Now is your chance!  You can win a FREE Barefoot Memories Mini Platinum session!  

Christmas cards? DONE!

Senior photos? BAM! DONE!

Here are the rules:

1) Hop over to the Barefoot Memories Facebook page and/or Instagram!  

2) Share or re-post the "I want Barefoot Memories!" image, TAG A FRIEND in your post, and you're entered! If you enter via Instagram, be sure to tag a friend AND @barefootmemories in your re-post so I can see your entry!

There will be a new image EVERY DAY this week that you can share, and each share will be an entry!  You can enter up to once per day on Facebook and once per day on Instagram! (up to 2 entries daily through Saturday July 22, 2017)

I will put all of the entries into a list and use a random number generator to choose one winner next Sunday, July 23, 2017.

You can redeem your Mini Platinum session, up to 5 people, any time in 2017! (subject to availability, but if you know me, you know we can always find a day & time that works!)

"What if I live out of town?"  Enter anyway! If you win, you can gift the prize to a SoCal friend, or let me know you would like me to donate the prize to a a San Diego enlisted military family  -- good Karma all around!

What are you waiting for!? Get your entries done!

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(Carey Schumacher) https://www.barefootmemories.com/blog/2017/7/giveaway Mon, 17 Jul 2017 02:09:33 GMT
Happy Anniversary! https://www.barefootmemories.com/blog/2017/6/happy-anniversary These South Dakota lovebirds were married 40 years ago in their home town, right after Paul had joined the US Navy.  Their honeymoon was a cross-country drive to his new home port of San Diego. After his time in the Navy, which included time in my old Navy-brat home of Yokosuka Japan, they came back to their beloved South Dakota and raised their three daughters.  God has blessed Paul and Lori with sons-in-law and adorable grandbabies (with more to come!), and they brought the entire family out to San Diego to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary in San Diego.

We met on Coronado and ventured out to the beach on North Island NAS to create wonderful family portraits and memories for the entire family.

Happy Anniversary Paul and Lori!  Anchors Away, and God Bless Our Troops!

 

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(Carey Schumacher) beach coronado family photographer portrait san diego https://www.barefootmemories.com/blog/2017/6/happy-anniversary Mon, 26 Jun 2017 02:24:17 GMT
Welcome Summer! https://www.barefootmemories.com/blog/2017/6/welcome-summer

It's Summer in San Diego!  

(that's somewhat redundant... since, ya know... It's always Summer in San Diego)

This adorable family brought the new little bro to the beach last weekend, and we had a blast!

It also happened to be Father's Day weekend, which made the morning even more special for this Super Dad. 

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(Carey Schumacher) https://www.barefootmemories.com/blog/2017/6/welcome-summer Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:33:58 GMT
TBT of my very own https://www.barefootmemories.com/blog/2017/6/tbt-of-my-very-own

Here's one of my very favorite "TBT" images, because those are my very own kids.

That little dude in the swim trunks is about to start college in a few weeks (#lanceup), and his little sister is about to start her 10th grade year.

Molly, our beloved ShihTzu isn't quite as fast these days and she has quite a bit of gray hair, but she's still the princess of the family.

These pictures were taken at Dog Beach on Coronado

 

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(Carey Schumacher) coronado dog beach family portraits https://www.barefootmemories.com/blog/2017/6/tbt-of-my-very-own Thu, 15 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT
Gig 'em https://www.barefootmemories.com/blog/2017/6/gig-em

This awesome young man is exploring Israel right now, then he's off to join the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas!

Gig 'Em, Antonio!

If you'd like to book your own senior portrait session, check out this page for booking info (or just email me: barefootmemories@gmail.com)

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(Carey Schumacher) la jolla photographer photography portraits senior https://www.barefootmemories.com/blog/2017/6/gig-em Wed, 14 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT
Tyler is growing up! (and he still so totally rocks) https://www.barefootmemories.com/blog/2017/6/tyler-is-growing-up-and-he-still-so-totally-rocks Have you seen the Barefoot Memories mini-movie?

If not here it is:

A good friend of mine made that movie for me a while ago to showcase Barefoot Memories and what a family photography session is like.

As I was working on this new website last week, I came across that old movie and saw that little guy Tyler jumping off the rocks...

Well, that little dude, TYLER, is growing up fast. He and his family are one of my favorite families from NYC, and I see them every year when I make my annual trip to The Big Apple.

I've loved watching him grow up.

Little Tyler:

Tyler this past Autumn:

Here's the mom & daughter, then...

and now...

(happy tears....)

 

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(Carey Schumacher) NYC central park family new york city photographer photography https://www.barefootmemories.com/blog/2017/6/tyler-is-growing-up-and-he-still-so-totally-rocks Tue, 13 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT
#classof2018 ! Get your senior portraits done this summer! https://www.barefootmemories.com/blog/2017/6/-classof2018-get-your-senior-portraits-done-this-summer Graduation season is almost over, and that means the Class of 2018 is ready to take on the world of senior portraits!

Contact me to schedule your senior portrait session! HERE is a page with booking info and a calendar.

There are quite a few options:

1) You can have your own session just for you -- you get a larger variety and we focus completely on you!

 

 

2) Share a session with a friend! You each get your own senior portraits done, plus we can create some fun "BFF" pics

3) Use the session to get some family pictures done at the same time! We'll get the senior portraits done, and you'll have your Christmas card picture, too! (this is great for guys, since they usually don't want a lot of time spent on their pictures anyway)

For each of those options, a Mini Platinum session is the most popular option. It's the perfect amount of time for seniors.

From time to time, I also do large groups of seniors who have all gone to school together for years. If you like that idea, email me for a custom quote. 

Each senior gets his/her own portraits done, plus we create a large group picture, too.

Here's a recent group from Scripps Ranch HS:

 

Check out more Barefoot Memories senior portraits HERE.

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(Carey Schumacher) beach family la jolla photographer photography portraits san diego senior https://www.barefootmemories.com/blog/2017/6/-classof2018-get-your-senior-portraits-done-this-summer Mon, 12 Jun 2017 22:45:00 GMT
NYC dates announced! https://www.barefootmemories.com/blog/2017/6/nyc-dates-announced

Every year I head to the Big Apple to create family portraits for my East Coast clients.

We meet in Central Park and other gorgeous locations around Manhattan (like Grand Central and Washington Square Park!).

This year, I will be having sessions on Friday November 3rd, Saturday November 4th, Sunday November 5th, and the morning of Monday November 6th.

If you would like to reserve a session, I have a few openings left.  

Email me (barefootmemories@gmail.com) or txt me: 619-370-8843

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(Carey Schumacher) https://www.barefootmemories.com/blog/2017/6/nyc-dates-announced Sun, 11 Jun 2017 22:45:00 GMT
Baby on "Board" :: San Diego Maternity Family Photography https://www.barefootmemories.com/blog/2017/6/baby-on-board-san-diego-maternity-family-photography

How stinkin' cute is this??

The Mom & Dad -to-be wanted a fun way to announce their upcoming arrival to friends and family, and I'd say we knocked it out of the park!

We met on a gorgeous morning on Mission Bay (the water is so much calmer in the morning!), where this couple loves to stand-up paddle board. They brought along a baby-sized board with this adorable sign, reserved for their bundle of joy.

 

 

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(Carey Schumacher) family maternity photographer photography pregnancy san diego https://www.barefootmemories.com/blog/2017/6/baby-on-board-san-diego-maternity-family-photography Sat, 10 Jun 2017 22:27:38 GMT
Welcome to the new Barefoot Memories website! https://www.barefootmemories.com/blog/2017/6/welcome

 

 

 

Pardon me while I go jump into the ocean like this kid.... because I can finally get away from the computer ..... because the new website is LIVE!

As usual, lots of hours went into this labor of love.

This is a lot to explore. I hope you enjoy it!

Let me know what you think in the comments.

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Save $BIG$ on Zenfolio : promo coupon code: barefoot-20 https://www.barefootmemories.com/blog/2017/6/zenfolio-discount  

Zenfolio is a great way to display, share, and sell your photos!

You can also use Zenfolio to create your entire photography website, like I have here.

Zenfolio coupon code: barefoot-20
Zenfolio promo code: barefoot-20
Zenfolio discount code: barefoot-20

Whether you’re a pro or an enthusiast, Zenfolio is the best online gallery system out there.

If you want to fill your own orders with NO FEES or offer upscale items that aren’t available in consumer markets, you want the ZENFOLIO ADVANCED PLAN!

When you choose your plan, use zenfolio coupon code: barefoot-20

Zenfolio added this plan so all of you great pros can now sell professional prints through your galleries at prices you set. You can build packages, specials, and coupon codes that will send your sales numbers through the roof.  If you have clients outside of the USA or Canada, you can also set up pricing from their international photo print labs!   There are many more labs you can use, too. Check them all out here.

If you want a simple and effective way to present galleries and offer online print sales at a lower price, sign up for their PRO plan.

There are so many labs & vendors you can choose. My son’s soccer team, for example, has a bunch of kids with European relatives, so I set up European ordering for them, and they get to order prints easily, too! Ciao Bella!

Don’t want to sell anything? Simply turn off print ordering for that gallery, and use Zenfolio to share an awesome gallery of images! (and their Facebook/pinterest/instagram integration is fab!)

I’ve been through the entire online sales universe — inside & out! I owned a software company that let photographers host their own online galleries on their own website, filling the orders themselves. I’ve used more online sales systems than I can count.

This area of the photographic industry has skyrocketed in the last ten years, and I was smack dab in the middle of it. Because I know so much about online photo sales, as both a photographer and a supplier, I wouldn’t throw my support behind anyone but the best, and ZENFOLIO is the best. Low cost, EASY maintenance, BEAUTIFUL galleries, infinite flexibility, and simple for your clients to navigate. Try it out! You won’t be disappointed.

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(Carey Schumacher) zenfolio https://www.barefootmemories.com/blog/2017/6/zenfolio-discount Thu, 08 Jun 2017 04:40:18 GMT
Bring on the Summer! https://www.barefootmemories.com/blog/2011/5/Bring-on-the-Summer  

BRING ON THE SUMMER!

I’ll be off in Orange County for a soccer tournament this weekend (wipe that look of fake surprise off your face — you’re not fooling anyone), but I wanted to share some great beach images with you to kick off the summer!

This family from Kansas is adorable! I loved playing on the beach with them for a little while. I’m very excited to see their Christmas card this year, because I think it just might have a beach theme!

Have a great (and SAFE!) summer!

 

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(Carey Schumacher) https://www.barefootmemories.com/blog/2011/5/Bring-on-the-Summer Thu, 26 May 2011 15:05:27 GMT