The most advantageous time do the session is when your children are well rested and content. If we do outside shots, the best lighting is either first thing in the morning or towards evening. Sessions normally last between 30 minutes and 2 hours. I feel as though there is no need to rush the session, and children are encouraged to take a snack or play break as necessary.
What to Wear
When making clothing selections, please avoid distracting patterns such as plaids and stripes as they tend to distract from the face. Newborns are generally photographed naked or with a solid onesie or sleeper. Feel free to bring a special blanket or stuffed animal with you for your portraits. Bare feet look better in pictures than shoes. For newborn shoots please bring a black shirt with you so I can take picture of you holding your infant, this way the focus will be completely on your baby.
For group shots, I recommend wearing soild color tops and jeans or kahki pants.
Your images will be available in an on-line gallery for viewing within 7-10 days of the photo session. You will have at least 20 images to choose from in both color, black & white, sepia and a few color enhancements. These are your “proofs” and will only be viewable for a limited time (usually 7 days).
A complimentary 5 x 7 print, using the picture of your choice, will be a gift to you if your order is placed within 48 hours of the proofs being posted on-line. There is a fee of $20 for re-posting the gallery.
Your portraits will be kept on file for six months.
Your prints are guaranteed to be ready for pickup or delivery within two weeks of your order/payment. I will contact you when they come and either ship them to you or schedule a time for pickup.
Please DO NOT bring your own camera to the photo session. This is NOT allowed, thank you ahead of time for your understanding and cooperation.
SALES AND PAYMENT
All sales are final. Checks, major credit cards via PayPal, and cash are accepted as forms of payment. Half of your order total is due before I place the order, the other half can be paid when you receive the prints. Since I am booking sessions so far in advance, for 2013 you will be required to pay half of your session fee when you book your session, the other half on the day of your session. This is a non-refundable fee. Session fee may be transferred one time, in case your session must be rescheduled due to illness or weather.
This special offer is available to you for only $275 for the entire year. The $275 includes four studio sessions and a 10×20 story board collage using one photo from each session. It’s a perfect way to showcase the first year of your child’s life. I normally do a newborn session, another at 4 months, 8 months and the 4th session at one year. Contact me for more information email@example.com
High School Seniors
For every paying friend you bring to your photo shoot, you receive $25 off your package, up to 5 friends. Each friend you bring will receive a complimentary 5×7 print from their session. See pricing for senior picture information.
Book a maternity session with me and receive 50% off a newborn session, offer ends December 2013.
Instead of spending the majority of your time during your children’s birthday parties worrying about whether you have taken enough pictures to fill the photo album, allow me to assume that responsibility. I have been in such a position with my children’s parties before, and it is not fun.
With as much time and effort you put into planning these parties, you deserve to sit back and enjoy them, just like all of your guests normally do.
I begin taking pictures at least 30 minutes before the party starts, in order to create images of the cake, decorations and party preparations. I then stay at the party for up to 2 hours, capturing every aspect of the party.
The party photos I take are usually pose-free. I let everyone enjoy the party while I capture the event with minimal disruption. However, if there are any specific group shots, or other poses that you would like me to capture, I can accommodate that as well.
The price for everything included above is only $245.00.
For every friend you refer who has a session with me, you will get a $40 print credit towards a future session with me as a thank you for the referral. No limit, you earn $40 for each referral so tack them up 🙂