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Nicole’s Dallas Bat Mitzvah – Party Mamas TV Show – Temple Shalom & FIG

We recently were lucky enough to photograph a Bat Mitzvah in Dallas for a lovely young lady named Nicole.  Her Bat Mitzvah service was held at Temple Shalom on Hillcrest and her AMAZING PARTY was at the Fashion Industry Gallery FIG on Ross in Dallas.  The party was SO big, that the Canadian Television Show “Party Mamas”, seen here, will be featuring it on upcoming episodes.  This was the first event we’ve photographed where a TV crew had more access to the client than we did, but we worked closely with them to get the shots we needed.  In the end, they were happy to be photographed themselves.  Carol Abram of Amazing Events put the whole thing on, with a to die for “Twist it up with Nicole” game theme.  Here are a few of our favorite images.

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The Party Mamas TV Crew Interviewing Nicole

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The Crew + Nicole's Brother

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The Bat Mitzvah Girl, Nicole

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Nicole's Portrait at Temple Shalom

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Nicole and Family at Temple Shalom

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Entrance Decor with all of the colors of the party

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The Candyland Room

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The Candyland Room Detail and Color

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Fiona and Her Party Hats crew

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Nicole and her dad enjoying the Party Hats

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Nicole and her mom and sis enjoying their Party Hats

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The awesome TWISTER themed dinner tables

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Closeup of the cool giant Twister Spinner

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Center pieces in the cocktail area of the FIG

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Nicole during the traditional Horah to kick off the celebration

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Nicole's dad's turn atop the crowd during the Horah

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Nicole shares a dance with her dad

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Nicole enjoying the party

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Cool long exposure shot of the party during Hava Nagila

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Great shot of Nicole's dad enjoying the party

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Nicole livin' it up with her family dancing on the stage

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The celebration ended with a giant confetti bomb

 


Location, Location, Location . . .

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.


Katie’s Bat Mitzvah – Temple Shalom, Dallas & Shops at Legacy Marriott

Katie’s Bat Mitzvah was an AMAZING EVENT.  Seriously.  It was literally, coordinated by Carol Abrams at Amazing Events!  Aside from the fact that her party was crazy, she and her family were so gracious, and so great to work with.  We really enjoyed photographing Katie’s Bat Mitzvah.  Enjoy some of our favorite images.

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Ben’s Bar Mitzvah – Temple Emanuel, Dallas Museum of Art

Ben celebrated his Bar Mitzvah recently at Temple Emanuel and the Dallas Museum of Art.  The event was planned by Mathes and Company, and was a blast to attend.  Here are a few of our favorite shots from the evening.  Please contact us if you are planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah in Dallas.  We already have dates booked for 2011.  Photos by Shana Woods and Chandler Smith.

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Policy Changes, Pricing, Minimum Orders: Effective 2012

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.

Pricing
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.

Order Deposit
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.

Session Fees
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.

Consultation
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.

Thanks
Ivey Photography


Winner: The Texas Star Award, Best Team Effort – Bock Bar Mitzvah

We are proud to announce that Ivey Photography was awarded a Texas Star Award for our part in a Bar Mitzvah last year. Thanks to Yvette Audrain of Premier Special Events for coordinating our entry.

Officially, the Award reads as follows:

Best Industry Team Effort $50,000-$100,000

“Step It Up for Lance”

Yvette Audrain CSEP, CPCE Premier Special Events

Marla Watson-Werst, CSEP, CTA PeaPod Group

Gary Peto Shag-Carpet Productions

Chris Smith, Shana Woods –  Ivey Photography

Brooks Kendall KenRan Productions

Jennifer Burns Lite Dallas

Luana Stoutmeyer Encore Productions

Wendy Krispen Wendy Krispen Catering

Bar Mitzvah Texas Star Award Winning Photograph

Lance’s Bar Mitzvah Party was held at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas.  The theme was built around the Movie “Step it Up”, a break dancing movie.  We were very proud of the photos, and you can see them in our Mitzvah Sample album at the studio.  Congratulations to all of our colleagues who were a part of this great event.

Bar Mitzvah Texas Star Award Winning Photograph

Bar Mitzvah Texas Star Award Winning Photograph

Bar Mitzvah Texas Star Award Winning Photograph


David’s Bar Mitzvah – Shearith Israel and Marc Events

We recently photographed David’s Bar Mitzvah. His ceremony was at Shearith Israel and his party was at Marc Events in Dallas. This movie shows his final album layout.  Thanks to Yvette Audrain of Premier Special Events for making this possible.  Checkout the Watchmen Comic theme throughout the photos and the album.

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