Holiday Session Info

 
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Thank you for signing up for the 2019 Holiday Sessions!!
I’m so excited for these and appreciative that you chose me to photograph your family this holiday season!

There is so much info below to help you prepare, but if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask!

Info below….
Basic Info / Styling / Card Options / Product Guide / FAQs


Basic Info

Location:
10646 Applewood Rd. North Collins
I’m at the end of a dead end road. When you get to the end of the normal road you will see two wooden posts, drive past those onto the stone driveway and immediately on your right you will see a driveway & barn….just pull in there and you will see me!

What’s Included:

  • 15 minute session

  • Personal stylist if desired

  • Online gallery of final edited images to select from (approximately 10-15 images)

  • Digital download & print release for 5 favorite images (with the option to upgrade to all for additional $50)
    $199

    $149 is due at the time of the session (since you already paid $50 at signup)
    Cash, check, or credit cards can be accepted at the session.
    You may also choose to order cards, prints, or other items after your session right from your gallery.

    Photo galleries with final edited images will be ready in approximately 7-10 days after the session.
    Once you choose your favorites (or upgrade to all digitals) you will instantly receive your files.
    If you choose to order cards please allow couple of days for the designing process.
    Cards arrive to me next-day FedEx after ordering and you are either welcome to stop by and pick them up at your convenience, or if I’m in your area I can drop them off.
    If you choose to order prints or products from your gallery they can take anywhere from a couple of days to arrive (prints) or 1-2 weeks for specialty items such as canvas trios.

I always ask families how they feel about images on social media or my website, but I’m especially careful around the holidays. I know many of you like to save these photos to be gifts or surprises when the cards arrive. But I also know many of you are dying to see a preview and want a social media sneak peek asap!
So, please let me know your preference on this on the contact/contract form below and complete before your session.

 

Styling

One thing I love about this setup is that it can easily go with a variety of looks.
Come dressed in your best, be adorable in pajamas with cookies & milk, or just wear your coziest sweaters and scarves.
Having the neutral green couch and tree background also means you could easily wear any colors!
Or if you have no idea, I have a wonderful stylist, Jill, on my team that will help and give you ideas for the whole family and the links to order your perfect outfits.
(That’s her adorable little lady below)

 

This is completely complimentary to just help you have an easy and fun experience.
If you would like to use her services just fill out this quick questionnaire below with your preferences and budgets and she’ll get back to you with some options for everyone in your family and the links to the stores for ordering.

 

And many have asked where the red dress was from that the sweet little lady in the photo is wearing…..
Check out RAINEY’S CLOSET…..a rental company for children’s clothing. So many beautiful options!
And if you enter the referral number 503965 during checkout you should receive a small discount.


Cards

Every year I offer the option to add-on holiday cards. These are 5x7, with envelopes. and printed on an absolutely beautiful pearl cardstock paper.
A minimum of 25 required, but any number above that can be ordered.
I will have samples at the session for you to see and touch. I had a returning family tell me, “I tried shutterfly last year and what a nightmare, I told my husband I will never do that again and only order my cards from you!”
And I can’t keep track of how many people tell me they receive so many compliments on their cards every year.
Below are the 8 design options for this year.
And again, you can tell me at the session how many you would like to order, or you can order right from your gallery after you see your photos.
CARDS
25 - 5x7 Double Sided Cards
Includes Gold or Silver Lined Envelope
$40
$15 per 10 additional cards

 

DESIGN #1

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DESIGN #2

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DESIGN #3

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DESIGN #4

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DESIGN #5

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DESIGN #6

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*select 1-6 photos for this backside


DESIGN #7

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DESIGN #8

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FAQs

If I get any questions about the sessions I will update this section, because I’m sure if one of you are asking there are others that are wondering also!

What happens if the weather is bad?

I am always watching the forecasts that I probably have earned a meteorology degree by now.
If the weather is looking unfavorable as the date approaches I will provide you with options.
It might be a hit or miss thing where we can play it by ear and decide the morning of, or it might be an all-day issue and in that case I will offer you several options for makeups.
No worries, one way or another we will make your session happen!

Can I bring a special prop?

I will have some little items such as the candy cane lollipop seen in the photo, but if you are envisioning your own cookies & milk, special holiday item, etc. feel free to bring it!
I’ve had people bring everything from frames with pregnancy announcements to vintage holiday books.

Can I decide on gallery upgrades or cards after I see my photos?

Yes of course! I have families that come to their session with their check made out to include the image upgrade & 65 cards and know exactly which card design they want….and some families decide on everything after they’ve viewed their gallery and both ways are totally fine!