Christmas Tree Minis
What to Expect & Session tips:
Thank you so much for booking a Christmas Tree Farm Mini Session! These are one of our most popular mini sessions. They are usually pretty fun for everyone!
We will be having these at Frostee Tree Farm. The address is:
8926 Cowenton Ave, Perry Hall, MD 21128
Please do not park in their parking lot. Please park across the street at the little playground. The owner of the farm is kind enough to let us take pictures on the property but he likes to save parking for his customers. Fair enough!
With us you can expect a fun and relaxed mini-session. Your session will be 15 minutes and we will get as many shots as we can. You can expect us to do a seated pose, I will have a blanket for everyone to sit on if you like. We will also do individual portraits of any children and group photos of the children as well. We also like to do candid moments, children running through the sunflowers, smelling the flowers, etc. If your kids aren't into the photo session, we will be happy to chase them around a little bit and snap pics as we go. We will also enlist you to tickle them, play Superman, sing, etc. Relaxed kiddos always take the best pictures. I will have some props with me, like an old fashioned sled, a wagon, ornaments to decorate trees with, etc.
As we get closer to your session date, we can chat via email or telephone to go over any questions, ideas, etc. that you may have about your photo session.
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.
Your session's remaining balance of $75 is due the day of your session. You can pay by cash, check made payable to DreamCatcher Photography of Baltimore or PayPal.
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. The Christmas Tree Farm is pretty easy to navigate us, you just come down the hill and we are usually somewhere near the bottom. We are pretty easy to spot.
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.
I will bring a blanket if you'd like to sit on that instead of the grass. I will also have a few toys and a puppet to help get the kiddos warmed up. I will also have little treats or lollipops for afterwards. If you don't allow things like that, no worries, I always ask you first.
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.
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.
The links to your contract and super quick questionnaire are below. Please fill those both out and pay your invoice for the retainer fee and you are all set!
Anything else you need, please let me know!
We look forward to seeing you at the sunflowers!