This summer feels like it's gone by in a flash. The kids are back to school and the Holiday plans are already in the works. But I am nothing but excited and ready for Fall to arrive. I love everything about Fall, the weather, the smell, my birthday, my anniversary but most of all the family time. My calendar is filling up and I’m so excited about another beautiful season here in the Midwest.
In order to get ahead of the game, I’ve decided to schedule 3 Mini Session days this Fall and start the scheduling early! This is your opportunity to capture updated photos of you with the ones you love. There is no reason to wait, so get on the calendar ASAP, because the Holidays will be here before you know it.
Like all of my sessions I want to be a part of telling your story and make beautiful photos for you to cherish. I want to connect with you and put you at ease, so no need to stress about energized kids or chaotic toddlers, it’s my job to capture life and beauty especially when kids are being kids. This year I want to also make room for couples, not having little ones does not rule you out of having beautiful autumn photos for you and the ones you love!
Also don’t miss out on our incredible referral program this year! After booking your session, feel free to share this post and if any other family books from your referral you’ll get $25 off!
Be sure to read all the frequently asked questions below! Please contact me if you have any other questions or concerns before booking your session!
2016 Autumn Mini Sessions:
Saturday, October 1st 2016
(The October 1st, Morning Sessions will be held at Minor Park, Grandview area)
1. 8:45AM – 9:15AM | OPEN
2. 9:30AM – 10:00AM | OPEN
3. 10:15AM – 10:45AM |RESERVED
(October 1st, Evening Sessions will be held at Swope Park)
4. 4:45PM - 5:15PM | RESERVED
5. 5:30PM – 6:00PM | OPEN
6. 6:15PM - 6:45PM | OPEN
(Sunset is 7:00PM.)
Saturday, October 8th 2016
(October 8th, Morning Sessions will be held at Swope Park)
1. 8:30AM – 9:00AM | RESERVED
2. 9:15AM - 9:45AM | RESERVED
3. 10:00AM – 10:30AM | RESERVED
(October 8th, Evening Sessions will be held at Ironwood Park, Overland Park)
4. 4:15PM – 4:45PM | RESERVED
5. 5:00PM – 5:30PM | RESERVED
6. 5:45PM – 6:15 | RESERVED
(Sunset is 6:50PM.)
Saturday, November 12th 2016
(November 12th, Morning Sessions will be held at Black Hoof Park, Lenexa)
1. 8:45AM – 9:15AM |RESERVED
2. 9:30AM – 10:00AM | RESERVED
3. 10:15AM – 10:45AM | RESERVED
4. 11:00 AM- 11:30AM | RESERVED
(The November 12th, Evening Sessions will be held at Kessler Park, Downtown)
4. 2:30PM - 3:00PM | OPEN
5. 3:15PM – 3:45PM | RESERVED
6. 4:00PM – 4:30PM| RESERVED
(Sunset is 5:00PM.)
Frequently Asked Questions.
How do I book?
Click one of the "Request Reservation" links above. Or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to request a reservation.
What should we wear?
This is a great question I get this question a lot and its sort of hard to answer but in an effort to give you some ideas I made a Pinterest board for inspiration, feel free to check it out HERE . My biggest piece of advice is to pick something that you feel beautiful and comfortable in then just like that everyone else will work well together. Take some time and pick an outfit that you love and feel like you can MOVE in, possibly sit in the grass in, then plan everyone else's outfits around you. Mellow, solid colors, textures and layers photograph wonderfully, just try and avoid anything with graphics or anything too ‘matchy’. Once you book, I am also definitely here to give any feedback through email.
Do you use "Props" or "Pinterest" shot lists?
My style is not like everyone else’s, my hope is always to give you real life photos. Our sessions are very organic and laid back. If you like my photographs, what you're seeing is a reflection of this...I don't want the end result to feel contrived. I really strive to connect with each family, and photograph in a way that feels right with each family.
So the answer is mostly no but I do have a couple “Yes” props for families. If you have kids that are wiggily, bring a beautiful quilt or blanket for them to "land on", it can be a really natural way to get everyone in one frame together! And if you are announcing a new little one or the date of your wedding, try and think outside of the box, here is another great Pinterest board for a little inspiration on “yes” props.
How many images will I receive?
50+ Hand-edited, high-resolution and web-sized images with personal print release. Delivered by an online gallery (CDs are also available)
How will my images be processed?
I go through each session and pick out the absolute best images of you and your people. Once your session has been "culled" I go through each photo individually and hand edit it. I love giving you a balance of mostly color with a couple black and whites thrown in. Editing is such an art for me so I love creating a cohesive story with not just the photos I choose but also the style and coloring.
How long will my session last?
Sessions will last 30-40 minutes from "hello" to "all finished! You guys are going to love these" It is important to be about 5 minutes early so that everyone is ready when we meet.
When will my images be ready?
All sessions take 1-3 weeks to process after the date of your session. But all will be done before December so you can all have them finished before you want to send out any Holiday cards or updates.
All galleries delivered via online gallery.
What is the price?
Price: $125. A full payment is due at time of session and a signed contract must be signed to reserve your date and time.
Where will the session take place?
Sessions will be held in unique locations either woodland or open spaces! I will be working to think outside the box for where each or all of our sessions will be this year, but trust me it will be beautiful and Fall color filled.
If you have a specific idea or a special place for your family please send me a message at email@example.com to set up another time for your special family session.
What happens if the weather doesn't cooperate?
Overcast, even drizzly weather can make for good photographs...Umbrellas are fun! I understand that it’s not feasible for all situations. If the weather is looking “questionable,” I will check in with you and we will determine if our session will take place or should be rescheduled. Due to a very limited booking schedule, I do my absolute best to hold sessions on your reserved day and time. If we have to cancel due to POURING rain, our session will take place on the following day. Sunday, same place and time.
If You Have More Questions Or You Wish To Book, Request a Reservation Here with the day and time