What’s the Deal?
-30 minutes of photography for groups up to 5
-In studio ordering and viewing session
-2 Complimentary Facebook images
-20% off for orders over $500
-Session Fee $50
Bring the little ones, bring the family, or come as a couple. Dallas Blooms is one of the most spectacular flower displays in the world. We suggest you bring a picnic basket and enjoy the park after your session. If you haven’t been, you owe it to yourself to see the park. If you go every year, put your camera in the bag and let us do the work this year. We have 8 appointments available for the day, starting at 9am. Parking and fees to enter the park are not included.
There is a $250 order deposit required to book your session.
Holly and Skip brought the kids for a family session. This wasn’t an ordinary family session, because all but one of the kids is grown, and we’ve added one with a recent wedding. We had a great time making these images and enjoyed spending time with these guys.
This past weekend, I spent ten minutes with the Croix Family. They wanted a family portrait, but their busy schedule, and young kids don’t allow for too many one-hour strolls in the park for a portrait. So we met at a park near their home, and included their Golden Retriever, Abby. Their kids are 5, 3, and ONE. So you can imagine the slight chaos at the park, with the dog, and the kids going toward the playground equipment in the distance. BUT, they had to head to a birthday party and our window was 15-minutes. You can see the results here, including a full family shot, including Abby!
Make time for a family portrait. It isn’t a big deal, and its the most important thing you can do for your family’s heritage. If you do it here, it can be amazingly fast, or we can make it an adventure. You choose.
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.
Happy New Year. We took advantage of the good weather on Monday to photograph the Reynolds Family. Mom, Dad and their beautiful girls made it easy. Their new family photo over the fireplace will serve them very well in the coming years. Here are a few favorites from the afternoon.
We recently photographed the Bottkol Family on one of my favorite locations. This great old bridge is perfect for a fall photo and even better for boys and dads to throw rocks from! Here are a couple of favorites from the day.
If you are wondering if it is too late for a family portrait for Christmas, it is not. We have appointments available and can return prints for sessions up through about December 15th. Call today to book a session. 972-723-2464.
Ava turned two recently and her mom and dad brought her out for some new photos. We met on Turtle Creek in Dallas and got a bunch of really cute images. Ava started out in her pink zebra stripes, but then changed into her watermelon outfit. Mom even brought real watermelons to make it all authentic. Here are a few of mom’s favorites, some funnier than others :-).