Here are a few of Carey’s favorite things at Mpix.
Hands down, these are the easiest, coolest, most affordable high-impact gifts I could ever give! With Mpix's calendar software, I can create a beautiful calendar in minutes, and I can start the calendar with any month I want! I don't have hit the December-January calendar purchasing window any more! After our family reunion in Hawaii last year, I created Hawaiian calendars as gifts, and they were a huge hit.
Coffee Table Books
Creating a beautiful book seems like it would take forever, but with Mpix's drag-and-drop book software, it's a breeze! The "WOW FACTOR" hits at first sight when people see the gorgeous glossy full-color cover. The books look like something from a bookstore, and the high quality doesn't end with the cover! The paper quality, no matter which paper you choose, is scrumptious. The pages and photos always look fabulous. All that, and they always ship in 1 business day!? I don't know how they do it, but it's amazing stuff!
Let's face it: having a jaw-dropping holiday card to send to friends and family is just fun, but cards aren't just for the holiday season! Because Mpix's prices are so affordable, I create cards for my kids' class valentines, party invitations, announcements, thank you cards, and note cards. The pearl paper is my favorite, and I love that I can order cards on that pretty pretty pearl paper at no extra charge.
When I enter photo print competitions, I always have Mpix create my entries. I've always come away from competitions with awards, and I credit Mpix for helping make my work look its best. The printing and mounting are always gorgeous, and my beach pictures pop off the Fuji Pearl paper! It only ads a few more dollars to get small prints mounted, and smaller prints always feel so nice and sturdy when they're mounted on mat board.
Look through the crowd at any youth sports game, and you'll see proud parents (ok, usually the moms) showing off photo buttons with their children's pictures. Mpix buttons are the BEST, and the price is GREAT! I usually take pictures of all of my son's teammates and sell the buttons to the parents as a team fundraiser. My daughter loves her button that we made with a picture of our dog, too, so she can bring Molly to school with her on her backpack.
Carey Schumacher has been capturing memories for families since opening San Diego Barefoot Memories in 2002. Since then, she has emerged as one of the most well-known and sought-after modern family portrait photographers in San Diego and New York City. She has garnered multiple awards as a professional photographer, had her images published in multiple photography newsstand magazines, taught photography workshops, and spoken across the country on the business of professional photography, but she will tell you that her favorite roles in life are "wife" and "mom". This commitment family is why her portraits resonate so deeply with dads and moms, images which, as Carey says, "completely bypass the eyes and go straight to the heart."