Holiday photos – such a colorful and memorable time.
You’re going to want to book your photography sessions early.
For only $250, you’ll get:
Session consultation & planning meeting;
1-Hour family photo session;
Personal photo selection meeting;
Framed 8″ x 10″ Legacy Print;
250 wallet prints (2″ x 3.5″);
Free online digital photo gallery.
I like to plan things out to get the most out of our time together! That’s why I like to have a consultation and planning meeting to discuss any questions and make a plan for your family to get the most from your session time. This can either be in person at a bookseller like Barnes & Noble (preferred) or over the phone. Just a note on meeting in person; we will be able to connect face to face for a short time, but long enough to “break the ice” on meeting and to visually share ideas and concepts directly. Pinterest is one of my favorite planning tools! If you don’t know about it, I encourage you to check it out – it’s FREE.
Your 1-hour family photo session can take place at your home, on your property, or at a favorite location. There is enough time for the family to get plenty of group photos and individual portraits. I will be using a basic shooting kit (camera, lenses, tripod, off-camera flash and reflector). You choose the “Backdrop scene” (or supply the actual backdrop materials) for your photos, they should be easy to setup or stage with pegs at your location of choice to maximize our time. I do have a backdrop kit available as part of the “Portable Studio Kit” upgrade. Wardrobe changes will be discussed in the consultation; depending on the number of participants, there is a limited amount of time for wardrobe considerations (think “transformable” layers for options).
Once the session is completed and I have built your catalog of photos, we will meet again to select your Top 10 favorite photos to be processed into perfect images. From those, you select the photo for your 8 x 10 framed Legacy Print, and the photo for your wallet prints.
The Legacy Print is a beautiful Commercial-Quality print, framed nicely.
The 250 wallet prints are either Horizontal (preferred) or Vertical and are the same size as a business card, so it will fit in nearly every wallet.
Custom printing upgrades and sizes are available for both the Legacy Print and wallet prints. We can also discuss any additional printing options you would like, like Custom Postcards.
Your online gallery will be hosted on the reliable SmugMug gallery, where you’ll be able to download or share your images from the gallery as you like. You can even order any prints and products that SmugMug offers as you like.
Your prints will be personally delivered.
What next? Simply decide to book your date. A 20% deposit will guarantee your Holiday Session and date selection, and if the weather causes delays, we can reschedule for the closest makeup date. If you would like a 10% discount, then pay for your Holiday Session at the time of booking. When you decide to book your Holiday Session, we will schedule the consultation & planning meeting and your session date. From there, it’s preparation time! I have handy checklists that I will give you to help with the planning on your end, and if you have any checklists for me, you can offer that at our meeting.
CONTACT ME and expect a response within 24 hours unless I’m out on a project, in which case I will contact you as soon as that project allows. Please include in your comment any dates, questions and if you prefer a phone call, text or email.
Thanks and God bless you and your family!
Some restrictions & upgrades naturally apply to Holiday Sessions. (“Without boundaries, mayhem thrives.” – someone wise said that to me) I don’t want to list a long list of jibber-jabber, I’m also not going to “fine-print” this section. When we meet and start planning, we can properly discuss any areas of conflict or that need to be considered an upgrade. Most of the restrictions & upgrades are fair ones and common sense, for example: 1-hour session is 60 consecutive minutes, not “cumulative” minutes, additional time is a $100 per hour upgrade; Location must be cleared for photographic activity or respective location shooting permits must be obtained in advance by a family member; “Holiday Sessions” are a single-family of up to 12 participants depicting a “Holiday” themed session; an “Engagement” or “Wedding” themed session is a $200 upgrade; Multi-Family Participants (more than one family or more than 12 participants) is a $100 upgrade; a “Newborn” themed session is a $50 upgrade; Multiple locations (or an “Adventure Session”) is a $50 upgrade; “Downtown Nashville” themed sessions will require additional time and transportation (golf-cart taxis or GreenLine bus), and is a $50 upgrade (Free 1.5-hour garage parking is available); a Portable Studio Kit (strobes with umbrellas on stands, backdrop support, props) will require power, and is a $50 upgrade (I do have a portable power supply that is an extra setup step, however, it would benefit our time greatly if we are shooting within 100′ a power outlet); “Boudoir” themed photos are not an option.