SAT/ACT Tidbits....

  • Published January 24th, 2012 by Sherry Piche, Certified Professional Photographer, Katy & West Houston Areas, High School Senior Portraits, Katy Baby Photographer, Katy Family Portrait Photographer, Katy Photo Pet Photography
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Prepping for the SAT and ACT? Ace college entrance exams the first time with these easy tips and tricks!

PREPARATION

• Use Collegeboard.org’s SAT daily question email to get one sample test question in your inbox every day. It’s a simple, less overwhelming way to get your brain warmed up for the real thing. It’s also available as an iphone app! 
http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice...ion-of-the-day
• Take a test prep class. Kaplan offers courses that are tailored to the SAT or the ACT. Check out their website:
http://www.kaptest.com/College/SAT/index.html
• Use a tutor to help you target your weakest subject.

TESTING

• Make sure you bring a watch, and don’t linger on one question longer than two or three minutes.
• Answer the easier questions first and go back to answer the hard ones last.
• Use the process of elimination to give yourself better odds on each question. If you know two answers aren’t right, that gives you a 50% chance of getting the right answer instead of only 25%.
• If you have to guess, the answer with the most information is usually correct.
• Never leave an answer blank. You should at least guess one of the options, because leaving it blank guarantees that you get it wrong.
• If you read the question and come up with the answer before reading the multiple choice options, this will help you avoid getting confused by “all of the above” or “none of the above” type of situations.
• Trust your first instinct—it’s usually correct!

Happy Testing!

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NOVEMBER is National Child Safety and Protection Month!

  • Published November 1st, 2011 by sherry Piche, Certified Professional Photographer, Katy & West Houston Areas, High School Senior Portraits, Katy Baby Photographer, Katy Family Portrait Photographer, Katy Photo Pet Photography
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November is National Child Safety and Protection Month!

Take a minute to teach your children these simple yet essential safety tips!

Strangers
Learn how to deal with strangers on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s website.
http://www.fbi.gov/fun-games/kids/kids-safety/

911 Safety
Talk about when to call 911 with these tips on kidshealth.org
http://kidshealth.org/parent/firstaid_safe/emergencies/911.html


Tips on Bullying
Learn responsible ways to handle bullying at McGruff.org
http://www.mcgruff.org/#/Main

Even a few minutes reviewing these safety measures can make a big difference. Help your little ones stay safe!

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New Senior Spotlight Page!

  • Published October 26th, 2011 by sherry Piche, Certified Professional Photographer, Katy & West Houston Areas, High School Senior Portraits, Katy Baby Photographer, Katy Family Portrait Photographer, Katy Photo Pet Photography
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I am really excited to announce a new page to Spotlight 2012 seniors!

Take a peek at our first Senior Abigail! 

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High School Senior Portraits - The best time is in October/November and April/May/June to beat the heat, but October/November can be more relaxed since it avoids the end of school year craziness.

  • Published August 3rd, 2011 by Sherry Piche', Certified Professional Photographer, Katy Texas & West Houston Texas Photographer
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KATY PHOTOGRAPHER LOOKING FOR 2012 HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR MODELS! FREE SESSION - KATY, WEST HOUSTON, and SURROUNDING AREAS

  • Published July 11th, 2011 by Sherry Piche', Certified Professional Photographer, Katy Texas & West Houston Texas Photographer
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 WANTED: 2012 HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR MODELS.  BOOKING NOW THRU

AUGUST 15th. 

 

Looking ALL OVER for new 2012 Senior girls and guys to be PICHE Photography models
 for our NEW senior website and marketing pieces.  Come help us show off our new styles and ideas for 2012. 
No Obligation to purchase anything!  Really!  
 
CALL TODAY! (281)660-5532  - Space is limited
 
HOW DOES IT WORK?
 
1. You must be a High School Senior graduating in 2012.
2. Friend Sherry Poirier Piche on Facebook. 
3. “Like” PICHE Photography on Facebook. 
4. Call 281.660.5532 to schedule your model session. You need to bring 3 favorite crazy and fun outfits along with accessories (belts, shoes, jewelry, jackets, boots, hats).  I will select one. Also bring your iPod loaded with your favorite play list.  We're going to blast some music and have FUN!  Your session may be an indoor or outdoor studio session lasting approximately 10-20 minutes.  Please allow one hour total time.  
5. You must bring a parent to the model session.
6. I will select one or two of my favorite images and post on Facebook for you to share with your friends.
7. That's it! 
 
WHAT IF I WANT TO VIEW IMAGES FROM MY MODEL SESSION?
 
We will set up your viewing appointment for one week after your model session to view your images.  You will receive 15% off our regular studio prices if you choose to purchase any of your model images. Your model images will only be available for purchase on that date. 
 
Remember - there is NO Obligation to purchase anything. On the day of your model session if you SET THE DATE and pre-pay for your regular senior session 100% of your fee will be applied towards your portraits.  You also will receive a bonus of 35% off your model session images. You will also receive 16 free wallets from your senior session, a free yearbook design AND a coupon for a FREE family* session! A value of over $400!
 
DON’T WAIT.  Appointments will go FAST.  
 
CALL (281) 660-5532 NOW!
  
*Immediate family only, can not be combined with any other offer, discounts or coupons.
 
 

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JUNE/JULY SPECIAL - 2012 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

  • Published June 12th, 2011 by Sherry Piche, Certified Professional Photographer, Katy & West Houston Photographer
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♦JUNE/JULY 2011 SPECIAL♦

Senior Portraits: UNIQUELY YOU! - Express yourself.  Simply the BEST!  Why settle for less?

Congratulations to the Class of 2011 and best of luck in your future endeavors.

That means for the Class of 2012, this is your year.  YOU ARE A SENIOR NOW!  What an exciting year you have ahead of you.  So many important decisions you’ll be making this year.

Did you know that you are obligated to go to your schools contracted vendor in order to have your photograph put into the school yearbook?  Yes, this is true; however, you do not have to purchase their packages.  If you want your senior portraits to reflect you and your personality, then you need to come to PICHE Photography. This is your chance to show off the Unique YOU!

A no obligation personal consultation allows us to get to know one another and view the cool new senior products.  Together we’ll design a senior session that is UNIQUELY YOU!  At PICHE Photography, I guarantee you’ll absolutely love your portraits.

* FALL SENIOR PORTRAIT OFFER * 

Be one of the first SIX 2012 Seniors to book and pre-pay your UNIQUELY YOU! session for a September or October date and 50% of your creation retainer will go directly towards your portraits. Act now and you will also receive a complimentary design layout for your yearbook ad. 

You must call 281.660.5532 by July 15th to qualify! Don’t wait!  Call TODAY!

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"How Important is a Photograph to You?" by Piche Photography

  • Published May 25th, 2011 by Sherry Piche, Certified Professional Photographer, Katy & West Houston Areas
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This past week, when the news broke about the devastating tornadoes that hit in the central region of our beloved country, the thought of the numerous lives lost just broke my heart. I pray that each of those families can find comfort in each memory of their vanished loved one. When hearing about the loss of more lives, I can't help but think about my own family and how much I love them. I try to make sure I tell them so as often as I can.
 
Every year for the past 21 years, I have been taking yearly photographs of my own children - usually around the Thanksgiving holiday. In the beginning they were pretty good snap shots, and I was quite happy with them; as time went on, I was able to proudly display the images I had taken on my mantel of the kids from babies to young adults.  It is one of my favorite traditions, and I can remember those beginning years like it was just last week.  Every photograph I take helps to keep my memories alive, and I treasure each and every image. When I began working in the portrait industry 16 years ago, the importance of a phenomenal family portrait taken by a trained professional suddenly became important to me. When my youngest was 4 and the twins were 8, we had our first professional family portrait taken.  It was then that I noticed the highlight in the hair and the soft directional lighting that sweeps across faces giving shape and dimension.  I still have this family portrait hanging on my wall. This is where my passion and appreciation of a great portrait blossomed into a desire to capture memories for families who want to hold on to each one. 
 
 In 2004, the first class I took at the Professional Photographers School of Texas was with Don Macgregor (http://www.macgregorstudios.com). From the day I met Don, I knew he was an extraordinary man with an overwhelming passion for his craft and an unbelievable willingness to share it with anyone who would request his services.  Studying with such a man had a life changing impact on me emotionally; furthermore, he gave me a new perspective on viewing portraiture.  He showed me how to “see the light” in a way I never had seen it before.  He told a variety of stories about his portraits and the types of characters in each family and the value of his portraits to his clients, especially those who had lost a family member. 
 
I especially remember the last day of our class; he shared a very personal, yet compelling story of a beautiful woman and what she endured, and then played a slideshow of his photographs set to music. I believe there were about 25 of us in that class, and I tell you, everyone was sobbing, including Don. The power behind the story was woven into this simple slideshow and it was stunning how impactful photographs can be. Thank you, Don, for your passion and love of photography. 
 
My prayers go out to all the families devastated by loss of their loved ones. May their memory be treasured in those portraits you have of them.  
 
So here is where I ask:
 
How important is a photograph to you? 

 

 

 

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