Tulip Mini Sessions
What to Expect & Session tips:
Thank you so much for booking a Tulip Mini Session with us! Sherwood Gardens is absolutely magical and gorgoues!
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.
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.
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. I will be in touch, day of, to let you know where you can find us at Sherwood Gardens. It will depend on lighting, the tulips and how crowded it is there. I will have my cell phone on me and check periodically for texts and calls. If you can't find us, please let me know asap.
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.
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.
In case of bad weather, I will not cancel sessions until the day of but will be in touch as soon as possible about it. Rain dates are scheduled for the following week.
Below is a link to your contract and a link to pay your retainer fee. The retainer fee is $100. I will send out invoices the week prior to the session for the remaining session fee.
Anything else you need, please let me know.
We look forward to seeing you at the tulips!
443 845 8838