I know it is only August and it seems silly to already be thinking about Christmas Cards but as a photographer Christmas is a BIG time of year. A lot of thought, preparation, and time goes into it.
After thinking and praying about this I have decided that I only have a few very special years with my young children to help them feel the magic of Christmas. I don't want to spend all month editing other people's pictures (no offense, I LOVE my clients you are truly amazing people) But I really want to spend Christmas with my children without the stress of work. So here is what I have decided.
Don't worry newborns are not on any kind of a schedule. I take them as they come :0) Just be aware that you may not get all your edits until after Christmas.
Early Bird- Full session $150 any location you would like (traveling fee may apply)
If you are an early bird you can schedule a family session any day of the week (except Sundays and Tuesdays) around 6:30 from now until September 1st. That is only a month away people. These sessions are Full sessions. They are 1 hour long and you get 20 digital images with the print release for $150. I have lots of fun locations here close by to choose from if you would like to avoid the $25 travel fee.
Mini Family Session - 30 min session $95
If you do not book your session for the month of Aug then you are limited to just weekends and just the locations specified. These shoots are mini shoots. They last no longer then 30 min. You will get 10 edited digital images with the print release to print wherever you would like. I will have lots of fun Christmas/family props available, Don't worry I will still make these costume for each family. I will have photos up eventually. It is just too late tonight.
So here is my schedule for the fall. Each day will have 3 slots starting 2 hours before sunset. (the time will change as the months go on)
Sept 13th Corona field
Sept 20 Corona Orange Grove
Sept 27th Oak Glenn
Oct 4th Yorba Regional Park
Oct 11th Old town Orange
Oct 18th Old Town Riverside
Oct 25th Oak Glenn
Nov 1st Yorba Regional Park
Day light savings ends :(
Nov 8th Corona Field
Nov 15th Corona Orange Grove
Mini Back to school shoot - 30 min $75 Aug 1st- Sept 13th any day during the week.
These are done in my in home studio with an adorable vintage desk. You will get 7 edited digital images with the print release. (I may also go on location but I haven't decided yet. I'll let you know)
Mini Fall/Halloween- 30 min $75 Sept 14th- Oct 30th any day during the week.
These are done in my in home studio with an adorable possibly a little spooky backdrop. You will get 7 edited digital images with the print release. (I may also go on location but I haven't decided yet. I'll let you know)
Mini Christmas 30 min $75 Nov 1st- December 6th (these are for children only no families)
I will have 3 sets to choose from. Christmas Fireplace, Frozen Ice Cave, or Candy Cane Wonderland. You will get 7 edited digital images with the print release.
I will be on Christmas break after this and will not be doing any shoots at all until after Christmas. Except for newborns of course :0).