Since Tara’s wedding on New Year’s Eve at The Joule Hotel in Dallas was on New Year’s Eve, we can prodly show some of the most beautiful, and fun, bridal portraits we’ve ever done. Tara has supermodel good looks, and the backdrop was fantastic. Thanks to Meredith at The Joule Hotel for allowing us the creative freedom with all of the great spaces at the venue. Tara wore a great mermaid style gown with lots of great beading and detail work. It fit perfectly, and she wasn’t afraid to show her personality in the photos. We finally just had to say “STOP – WE HAVE TOO MANY GOOD ONES!” . . . And here are a few of her favorites.
People often ask us, “Where are you located?”. And if you are coming to see our studio, that is a valid question, and you may need directions. We are located in Midlothian, TX at the corner of 6th and Main St. Our new studio is 1800 square feet and is the perfect place to view your images, learn more about us, or take a wide variety of portraits.
BUT, if you are considering Ivey Photography as your wedding partner, or need us to photograph a Bar Mitzvah or corporate event, you’ll be happy to know we work all over Dallas and Ft. Worth. In looking at our list of recent events, we have experience in many of DFW’s most popular event venues. I think sometimes it helps to know we’ve worked in these venues, and we have experience with the location, the staff, the lighting, and the layouts.
The Hilton Anetole, Dallas – Corporate Event
The NYLO Hotel, Las Colinas – Bar Mitzvah
The Flour Mill, McKinney – Wedding
Winfrey Point, Dallas – Wedding
The Gaylord Texan, Grapevine – Bridal Portrait
The Mansion on Turtle Creek – Bridal Portrait and Wedding
Perkins Chapel at SMU – Wedding
Highland Park United Methodist Church – Bridal Portrait
Belo Mansion, Dallas – Corporate Event
The Dallas Petroleum Club – Wedding
The W Hotel, Dallas – Wedding
The Magnolia Hotel, Dallas – Wedding
The Dallas World Aquarium – Wedding
Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas – Bar Mitzvah
…and the list goes on and on. When considering your next event photographer, remember, it isn’t the location of the studio that matters, its the experience out of the studio that gets you the shot you want.
We planned to photograph Karen at the Canals at Las Colinas. The wind said otherwise. It was blowing 40 outside, but was perfect weather inside the Atrium at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine. We pulled a few strings and we given permission to work for just an hour or so. Karen’s wedding was last Saturday night, so we can finally reveal the bridal portrait!
We had the chance to do a bridal session at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas with Lacie. We had a great time, and made some beautiful images. Meredith Strode, the Event Host at the Nasher, was gracious enough to host us after hours, so we had the whole place to ourselves! Here are a few of the images from Lacie’s bridal album.
Now that Courtney and Brandon are married, we can finally share Courtney’s Bridal Portraits. We photographed at the Texas Discovery Gardens inside Fair Park in Dallas. We were there during the Butterfly Exhibit, so the atrium was filled with giant butterflies. Here are a few of our favorite images from the day.
Effective May 1st, we will have some changes to our pricing policies. Until then, our $25 reservation fee and minimum order policies are in effect. On January 15, our pricing structure will change.
For our standard family, children’s, maternity and engagement sessions, we no longer have “packages”. We experimented with packages, or Collections for about a year, and decided that we are not a “package” studio. We create custom products for your home. Sometimes you can call it a “package”, but most of the time, its just what you want. We do offer bonus incentives and discounts for larger orders, but you can expect custom creations and products designed for YOU, not Packages designed to sell you “stuff you don’t need”. We’ve also lowered some prices on Wall Portraits and Custom Albums. As always, print prices start at about $50.
For MOST of our sessions, we require an order deposit at the time of your session. This means you will pay money to be used during your ordering session. We look at this like a “security deposit” from you. We are happy to photograph just about any time, anywhere, but we can’t afford for clients to take advantage of our time and not place an appropriate order with us for their portraits. Of course, if you don’t like your portraits, or are not happy with our service for any reason, your deposit and session fee are refundable. The order deposit varies from $150-$500, and generally sets an expectation for you on what to anticipate starting your order with. We will never tell you how much to spend, but we do want you to be aware of what is possible, and the order deposit will at least get you started.
Family, Engagement, or Maternity Photography: Our new Session Fee is $75 for weekday appointments and $125 for weekend appointments. There is no minimum order and we’ll work with you to design products that are best for your home. Print prices begin at around $50, with sizes available up to 70×100 inches.
Children and Baby Photography: Our Session Fee is $75 on the weekdays and $125 on the weekends. There are no minimum orders, so buy what you like. We do have minimum order requirements for our seasonal and discount programs. Please ask for details on those special sessions.
Senior Photography: Effective for the Class of 2012 Sessions, we will offer three session types. The Mini, The Half, and The Full Session. Our mini sessions require an $195 minimum order. Our Half Session requires a $300 minimum order, and our Full Sessions require a $500 minimum order. What you ultimately spend depends on the length of your session, the number of outfits, and the products you choose. Call us for a complete consultation and we can give you a complete price guide. The minimum orders for Seniors are not designed to tell you how much to spend, rather to direct you into a session that is appropriate for you and your budget. You can spend ANY amount, no matter the length of the session, but you must spend more for the longer, more elaborate sessions.
For each session, we will now ask that you give us a few minutes of your time PRIOR to the session so that we may consult with you in detail about your session, the products you may want, and the spaces we may fill with your images. We can conduct the consultation in your home, here in the studio, or by phone. It just takes a minute of your time, but goes a LONG way toward helping us deliver our very best work to you.
We never enjoy discussing business on our site, but we feel it is important to announce these changes. Our new pricing structure allows us to be more of a custom art studio, rather than a “package” studio. We design custom products for your home using priceless images we create. Sometimes that costs a little, other times that costs more. Our minimum order policy was hampering us and causing confusion for some clients. With every rule, there is the exception. Our Senior Sessions, Watch Me Grow Sessions, and Seasonal Mini Sessions will still carry appropriate minimum order requirements.
We appreciate all of the business and look forward to capturing memories for you very soon.
Since Mindy and Travis were married on Saturday, I can now show Mindy’s bridal portrait. Mindy and her mom chose SMU and the Highland Park Methodist Church as the location for the session. They wanted a more Classic approach to Mindy’s bridals, so we were happy to see them at this location. The setting was beautiful, the bride looked amazing and here are a few of our favorite photos from the day.