Lela joined our Watch Me Grow program recently, and her first session was a blast. We can’t wait to have her back for her next session. Shana made these images, and we are very proud of them.
Happy first birthday to Karalynn. To celebrate her big day, her mom brought her to the studio for cake. Before she made a mess with her cake, Shana photographed her in our outdoor studio. Then she came in for the big celebration. Just look how happy she is to get her hands on the icing. If you like these, you should see the 15 others that go with them! HILARIOUS !
Karalynn is now our latest member of the Watch Me Grow Annual Plan. She’ll get discounts on her sessions, special pricing, and free prints at all of our seasonal mini-sessions. If you have a child between the ages of zero and ten, come in and let us tell you about our Watch Me Grow Program. Its a great way to save money on our portraits, and get the same high quality products you deserve.
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.
This past weekend, Nicole Blackmon at Spoiled Rotten Children’s Boutique hosted our Annual Celebrate Spring Portrait Event. We featured our Enchanted garden set, complete with fresh flowers and live Chicks and Ducks. The kids had a blast, which is more than I can say for the chicks and ducks. I’m sure they were ready to go back to Midlothian Feed (thanks to them for loaning us the animals). Here are a few images from our event. Our next mini-session event is March 27th, here at our studio. It will be a more contemporary set, with lots of colors and fresh flowers. We will have the animals as an option for those portraits, as well. We still have appointments open, but they are filling fast. Call us at 972-723-2464 to book a session.
March 6th Enchanted Garden Sessions
Our March 6th Enchanted Garden Sessions will be held at Spoiled Rotten Children’s Boutique in Midlothian. We will have our “garden set” at Spoiled Rotten, complete with live bunnies, ducks and chicks for the kids. This is our more traditional look, and the kids absolutely love it. We have a stone wall, a set of stumps for the boys, and the animals are fun for everyone.
About the Photography
Our Seasonal sets are designed specifically for children. The Enchanted Garden set has a depth and richness intended to imitate a spring day at the park. The live ducklings, chicks and rabbits will bring a smile to everyone’s face. Best for ages 3 months to ten years.
March 27th Spring Colors Sessions
Our March 27th Spring Colors Sessions will be held here at the Ivey Studio in Downtown Midlothian. This set will be filled with TONS and TONS of Bright Spring colors and a giant display of flowers, courtesy of Ruibal’s Nursery. The preview photo is without the flowers, but we wanted to show the great colored backdrop we’ve constructed. Bring the kids in white, or any other color. The panels are green, blue, orange, yellow, pink and purple. We can switch them around for girls and boys, where appropriate.
About the Photography
Our Spring Colors set is a new creation that will be filled with bright pastel colors and live/fresh cut flowers. Perfect to show off your Easter dress or a new spring outfit. Best for children of walking age and older.
About the Pricing and Packages
Our Mini-Sessions are a perfect way to introduce your self to our studio. If you’ve never been in, we invite you to join us for the first time. If you are a regular, we look forward to seeing you again. Either way, the packages and prints are affordable for any budget. As always, our Watch Me Grow Members receive a free 8×10 print with their purchase.
Individual prints start at just $15.
Discounted packages start at $49. Our opening package includes an 8×10, 2 5x7s and 8 Wallets of your favorite pose.
We ask for a $40 minimum purchase. $50 for groups of 3 or more please.
Contact us by phone to book a session at 972-723-2464
We had a great time today at our Valentine’s Day mini-sessions. Here are a couple of our favorite photos. Ms Chloe and Ms Allie were rock stars ! We will have the sets open all week, and we’ve decided to extend the special offers through Wednesday of this week. If you still need a great gift, give us a call.
We had a great time at Nicole Blackmon’s Spoiled Rotten Children’s Boutique on Saturday. We converted her home into a Winter Wonderland and took lots of great photos of the kids. If you didn’t make it this year, be sure to get on our mailing list so we can notify you of these great discount events. They are perfect for kids updates and holiday gifts. We never advise letting one of these replace a regular session with us, but they are fun and we love doing them. Here are a few of our favorites from the 15-minute sessions.