Family Photo Session
What to Expect & Session tips:
With us you can expect a fun and relaxed photo 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. If you provide me with a list of additional combos of people and groups you would like photographed, I will bring it with me to your session and check them off as we go. That way you can sort of relax and enjoy the photos and let us do the work.
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. Some white shirts are okay of course, but if everyone is in white, some people might get lost in the photos.
Your session's remaining balance of $150 is due the day of your session. You can pay by cash, check made payable to DreamCatcher Photography of Baltimore, PayPal or credit card.
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 best advice I can offer to you after doing this 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 for any smaller groups we take photos of sitting down 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 60 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 $15 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!