2018 CHRISTMAS MINI-SESSIONS
I cannot believe it is that time of year again!
Where has 2018 gone??
I am so excited to partner with Red Gates at Kelly Creek in Moody, AL for Christmas Mini's this year!!
What is included in the mini session?
You get an online gallery with 15 edited images for you to download with print rights. But I have saved you the trouble of taking them to the store because you can print directly from the website!
What is the theme for Mini-Sessions this year?
We will be heading to Red Gates at Kelly Creek in Moody! It is a barn venue that hosts weddings and it's GORGEOUS! I will be doing a white, Victorian couch with an antique mantle decorated behind it. We will be set up in the doorway of the beautiful barn doors that you can check out <<HERE>>
What is required to reserve my spot?
The full payment of $175.00 is due at the time of reservation to claim your slot. I will send you an invoice to collect your payment. These slots are first come, first serve and I announce dates through my Social Media so be sure to follow me for updates! You can use PayPal, Venmo, Cash or Check.
Will I have my photos back in time to order Christmas cards?
What happens if it rains?
Let's hope that it doesn't! BUT this venue has a rain plan so there will be no need reschedule!
What should we wear?
You should wear simple, classic clothes that you feel comfortable in. Lighter neutral colours, like off whites and greys, work well, particularly close to your face.
Be aware that baggy or flowy clothes can make you look bigger than you are. Pencil skirts for ladies are very flattering :)
For the guys, a nice blazer and khakis are always masculine and classic.
Accentuate your best features and use clothing to minimise or hide parts of your body that you dislike. For example, it you don't like your upper arms, be sure to wear sleeves.
Have your family members dress in colours that compliment each other; not all the same colour, but not so different that you're clashing.
Don't wear clothes with brand names, logos, wording, pictures, cartoons or graphics, because they tend to be very distracting.
Please remove everything from your pockets and those smart watches which quickly date your images.
Simple patterns like polka dots, stripes or delicate florals can look great. Anything more than that can be distracting.
Use makeup to bring out your features, sometimes the camera can make people look a little washed out.
I usually advise women to wear their hair down because if you wear it in a ponytail it can look like you have no hair from some angles.
It is very important that you arrive on time, or even 10 minutes early. If you arrive late and stressed out, this will come across in your photos and that's not what we want!
I like to catch candid moments. Sometimes those moments have to be 'set up', so I might ask you to think about something, or tell me a story, or whisper something to your partner and so on. Sometimes this will feel awkward but please trust me!
Food. I suggest making sure the kiddos are fed and happy before coming to the shoot. Hangry is not a good look ;)
Don't stress yourself out! I will make the session fun instead of JC Penny, Olan Mills style--so loosen up and enjoy this sweet time with you family.
Know that almost everyone feels awkward in front of the camera. The best advice I can give is to try to relax and have a bit of fun. Try to keep in mind that for a little bit of awkwardness, you will get images that your family can enjoy for a lifetime.
Please note that the final images I deliver to you will be selected by me. An important, dare I say essential, part of a photographer's work is to edit down the images from a session to the final, best images. I will take many images during the session, and while these images help me to create the final product by allowing me to test the light, exposure, poses, facial expressions and so on, they are not the final product themselves. Trust me, I will give you the best images and select them as if I I were hanging them in my own wall!
DIRECTIONS TO RESERVE YOUR SLOT...
1. Fill out the contract and information sheet below.
I will send you an invoice for your payment--please note that you do not have a slot reserved until you have paid in full :)
2. Sign up to book your slot by clicking <<HERE>>