Is it STILL 2020?
It’s been a long year, hasn’t it? I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on my business plans in the past year, and I’ve been mulling over where I want to be in the future. While I absolutely love weddings and don’t see myself giving them up any time soon, after a lot of thought I’ve decided that I want to shoot more family, baby and portrait sessions in 2020 and 2021.
I love family sessions. When there are little kids involved, they can be chaos – but it’s fun chaos. I love finding new ways to capture every family’s unique dynamic. I REALLY love hanging out with awesome kids and adorable babies and fantastic parents.
Wedding clients, don’t freak out – if you’ve booked a wedding with me, I’ll still be shooting it! And I’m still accepting new wedding bookings for 2021 and 2022. This just means that when I’m NOT shooting a wedding, I’d love to have more family and portrait clients to fill my time.
So to kick off my new let’s-get-excited-about-family-portraits focus, I’ll be rolling out a NEW family portrait pricing structure starting on Sept. 1, 2020. How’s it going to work? It’s a simple package system, but there are a few big changes for folks who’ve been my clients for a while.
Three packages: There will be 3 package options for portrait clients. The $199 Petite Session is 30 minutes, perfect for solo portraits, a quick couples’ session or families with young kids who may not last a full hour. The $299 Full Session is an hour, great for larger family groups, older kids or a full engagement session. And the $399 Extended Session is a 2-hour session, great for in-home baby photos or a longer outdoor session with a large group, in multiple locations or multiple outfits.
Choose your photos: You’ll receive 5 free full-size, edited digital images with the Petite Session, 10 with the Full Session and 15 with the Baby Session. Clients can choose their free images from a gallery of about 30-40 edited photos. Fall in love with more than the 5, 10 or 15 included images? You can purchase additional digital images directly from your gallery for $20 per image, or 5 for $90, 10 for $170, 20 for $300 or the full gallery for $450. Downloads are instantly available from the online gallery.
Print options: Want to hang your kids’ portraits on the wall? Now you can purchase high-quality prints, canvases and metal wall art directly from your gallery as well. As always, you are free to have your digitals printed wherever you want – but by purchasing through Lemonade Photography, you’ll receive the highest quality of prints from a professional photo lab that guarantees true colors and archival-quality prints that won’t fade.
I’ll start taking bookings for the new family session packages on Sept. 1, just in time for fall family photos. Any bookings started before Sept. 1 will be for the old family packages. As always, I will require a 50% non-refundable retainer to hold your date, with the balance due at least 24 hours before your session. Take a peek at my new Family Portrait Investment page with all the pricing and booking details. Starting Sept. 1, you’ll be able to use the Book Now link under each package to start your booking online.