Summer Mini Sessions
What to Expect & Session tips:
Thank you so much for booking a Summer Mini Session with us! We are so excited to be back, after taking a break due to Covid-19, we are ready to get to work!
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. We will do a few shots on the gorgeous blush couch that we just added to our prop collection, individual portraits of any children, some candids, etc. If you are looking for a specific shot or pose, please let me know in the questionnaire below.
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 is totally ok but it tends to be very reflective of the grass and trees if everyone has it on and can cast a green hue over your photos. Feel free to send me a message or email if you need help or ideas on outfits. I am more than happy to assist you in picking out your outfits.
These sessions are $150. A $100 retainer fee is to be paid within 48 hours of booking your session and the remaining $50 is due day of your session. I send emails out via PayPal to pay your retainer fee. Balances can be paid by cash, Venmo 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. Due to Covid-19 we are asking all of our clients to follow a few additional rules and procedures. This will ensure everyone's safety and comfort.
1. Please do not come to your session if you or anyone in your family has shown any signs of illness, fever, cough, etc. If you cancel ahead of time, we will reschedule. If you arrive at your session and anyone shows signs of any illness we will cancel the session on the spot and you will forfeit your retainer fee and the remaining session balance. Rescheduling will be considered but you will be expected to pay in full for another session.
2. While we don't expect you to wear masks, we will have masks on and maintain a proper distance of at least six feet. This is going to be tricky for me as I am used to shaking hands, hugging, hig- fiving the kiddos, etc I also do a lot of posing the kids, fixing their clothes so no collars are crooked, dresses are pulled down, position their hands and feet etc. Going forward, I won't be able to do that so I will be counting on you and your family to help with posing. I'll give you guidance!
3. I will lysol the couch that we are using for these sessions in between each families' session and any blankets we might use.
4. Non covid related but I recommend spraying yourself or at least the kiddos with some bug spray before coming out. The field we are working in tends to have some mosquitos. We won't be photographing you at the water but there is water nearby.
Thank you for your understanding! We promise to do our best to ensure everyone's health and safety.
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.
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!