Charm City Minis
What to Expect & Session tips:
With us you can expect a fun and relaxed mini-session. We will do some posed group shots, some individual portraits of teenagers or children in the group as well as pictures of any couples (Mom & Dad for example), as well as candid moments. We will get as many shots as we can during your 15 minute mini session. We will meet at the top level of Federal Hill Park. You should be able to easily spot us near the front of the park that overlooks the Inner Harbor. If you can't find us, please text or call me at 443 845 8838. -Kristina Stotler
If the weather looks like it might be bad, I try to wait until the day of the sessions to cancel but will call it as early as possible. In the case of bad weather, we will meet for your session during the rain date- the following week.
If you need ideas on what to wear or how to plan group outfits, I have some great ideas on our Pinterest page. Please feel free to take a look and follow us too! Things to stay away from are neons, character clothing and everyone in all white shirts. Our goal is to have your photos displayed within your home so also consider what you might want to see on your walls in terms of color schemes, patterns, etc. Here is a link to our Pinterest if you'd like some inspiration:
Your session's remaining balance of $75 is due the day of your session. You can pay by cash, PayPal or Venmo.
The day of your session, we ask that you arrive a few minutes early to get everyone ready for pictures. It's always a good idea to wipe faces, noses, etc. This also allows time to find parking and locate us. We run a very tight schedule and if you are late to your session, it will reduce the amount of time for your session.
The best advice I can offer after doing these mini sessions for several years now is to let your children relax and be themselves. Just let them know that you are heading somewhere to play and that you are going to have a good time. The best photos are the ones where everyone is relaxed and having a good time. We will work around your little ones.
You will have a 15 minute session with my husband Greg who is the photographer and myself. I am there for helping with lighting, posing, entertainment, etc. I will have puppets to make the kids laugh and smile as well as a blanket for any seated photos.
Within 1 or 2 days of your session, I will post one Sneak Peek image. You can share this image, tag people, etc. If you do not want anything posted on social media, that is totally fine. It is optional.
About 5-7 days after your session, you will receive a gallery of proof images. I will add a few edited images in your gallery so that you can get an idea of what a final product will look like but for the most part, the images will be unedited.
More information regarding these galleries will be sent out with your gallery. A total of five edited and retouched, high resolution digital picture files are included with this mini session package.
Additional edited images can be purchased for $25 each. Only the images that you choose are available for you to keep.
Once you make your selections, I will then edit them and send you back a finalized galley within 2-3 weeks. I try to aim for 2 weeks because I know how excited our clients get but sometimes I need that extra week.
You will also receive a personal photo print release so that you can have prints made or you can also purchase prints from us. We use high quality, professional photo labs only available to professional photographers.
Anything else you need, please let me know! If there is anything special that you would like for me to know about you and your family, please message me and let me know. We will see you on Sunday!