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I’m not a school photographer. It’s not that I have a problem with school photograph. It’s just that that’s not where I market myself.
It’s also not really my style. The whole posing in front of a static background, everyone looking the same, sorta deal.
In any case, a few years ago, I was really taking about any job I could get. I saw that a preschool was looking for a photographer, so I took the job.
I was in no way disappointed. That day I photographed about 8 children. I think that was really the perfect amount to make it worth my time, but not overwhelming.
The next year came, and not surprisingly, I didn’t hear anymore from them. Seriously, I didn’t expect it to be an ongoing relationship. I mean, that would have been awesome, but it was a small school and I really just thought that was it.
Imagine my surprise when the director/teacher emailed me this year! She wanted me to come back!
It’s true, repeat clients are the greatest compliment. I think it’s somehow more uplifting when you think a client has forgotten about you, then the contact you all “Remember me?”. I absolutely LOVE it!
So… Here are a few shots from that day. (this was also one of the only days in history that my husband has assisted me. His help was MUCH appreciated but it was a different experience having his help. Thanks darling!)
A lot of photographers do mini sessions.
A lot of photographers do them differently from one another.
I’ve tried a couple different… methods? and this is me telling you, I’m going to try one more (not because the others failed, I just like variety. I’m sure it will be something different next time. I’ll have to see what I can come up with.)
For this weekend only (ending 11:59pm on Sunday, July 17th) you (or whoever) can go to my booking site and schedule a mini session for any time between August 1st and August 15th (that’s available of course)
What you get: 30-45 minutes of my undivided attention, with lots of shutter clicks.
An online gallery for proofing within 5 days of the shoot (It usually only takes 2-3 days, but I try to err on the side of caution)
Your favorite image printed as an 8×10, or 2 5×7′s, along with up to 4 images edited for facebook/email/etc.
(and of course you can order more if you feel so inclined)
Where: These sessions can be held at Shawnee park, or downtown, along the riverwalk/waterfront.
How much: Sessions at Shawnee park will be $40, while sessions downtown will be $50. $25 payment must be made in advance (remainder due at time of session, after booking, you can email me, or I’ll email you, to make payment arrangements. I accept paypal, credit card (via paypal, no need for an account), cash, check, and money order)
I think that covers everything! If I left something out, or you have a question, feel free to comment here, or contact me directly!
Whitney is one of many who called me to request a bellies to babies session. I really love these multi session packages (as I mentioned in my last post) because it allows me to watch families and individuals grow. To document them.
When I was in college (studying photography) the first… field? that jumped out at me was documentary. Eugene Smith, Lewis Hines, and so many others just stole my heart.
Having a family of my own, and striving to provide some amount of support for them with my work, makes the actual field of documentary pretty far fetched for me, so I chose portraiture. Being able to go back time and time again to see the same family as they evolve. To watch as their comfort with me, as well as mine with them, grows. That’s one of the biggest perks to this job.
Whitney and her husband were super sweet and welcoming. I met them at their home, where I did a few shots of just her and the “bump”, then we went outside to get some of all three of them together.
There is some beautiful property surrounding their home, and at one location we were even greeted by a Mallard duck couple. They would fly up about 20 or so feet to hang out with us, it was the cutest thing! (I’m a big fan of ducks. Can you tell?)
I can not wait to meet their sweet little baby!