KIDS ONLY MINI SESSION:
I’ve been wanting to do a session that focuses on the kids. I came up with the kids only mini sessions as a way to get updated portraits of your children, without the distractions of scenery. Using an all white set will help the focus remain on the features of their face(s), and help to capture the essence of their personalities.
The Kids Only Mini’s will take place in my Glen Ridge studio on April 23rd. The session will be for the kids only.
I’ll photograph each of your children individually and we’ll get a sibling shot accomplished too.
This session will be free of any props or distractions. The idea is to get you clean, modern, crisps shots of your kids.
Each session will last between 10-15 minutes. I’ll ask the kids to play, make silly faces, jump around, and generally have a good time.
All ages are welcomed at the kids minis! I will say this particular session is perfect for the older kids. With my older kids/tweens/and teens it can be hard to find a balance between what their parents want in a photograph and how they’re feeling about being photographed. My method with them is to always defer to what they want , and show them their images as I’m taking them. They’re old enough to be in charge of how they look and how they want to look in photos. It’s important to me to have an honest and open relationships with all of my clients. With my little ones, they have the chance to be silly and be entertained while we’re together, with my older clients we have to find that balance with open communication. As kids get older there are few things that are ONLY about them. This is a good way to remember them at this age, but also give them a chance to feel special.
What to expect:
Clean headshots of each of your kids.
Clean full body and mid body photographs of each of your kids.
A sibling photo.
What to Wear:
I always default to putting the kids in anything they’re comfortable in. With an all white background the safest bet is to dress them in shades of cream, white, grays, navy, and black. This will return you the most classic of images and also makes black and white images stand out. I prefer white on white in studio lighting, that will give you the most “airy” look (think Pinterest). When these images are framed in your home I want them to look clean, modern, and sophisticated.
The dressier your child is, the dressier the photo will look.
Accessories like a hat, headband, bow, jewelry, etc. are always a fun way to add personality to a photo.
What to Bring:
If your child is a attached to a stuffy/lovie, by all means bring that in with you. Please bring in any special item you’d like your child photographed with. I’m happy to add them into a photo- just be sure to remind me during the session to add the item in! For my younger kids, please bring water and snacks with you to the studio. I don’t know why but my littlest clients are always hungry 🙂 I will have a few treats for the kids- like fruit snacks and lollipops. If I can convince my oldest daughter to make some cookies- we’ll have those too.
What Do I Get:
The Kids Only Mini Session is $100.00 session fee. Deposits are non-refundable.
Once the images are edited and placed in a private gallery for your viewing you will have the option to purchase 3 images for $200.00, 5 images for $300.00, or all of the images ( completed download) for $400.00
You’ll let me know how many photos you’ve selected in the gallery by pressing the star button. I can see the images you star. Once those are selected email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know you’ve selected your favorites and you’ll Venmo me for the total.
You also have the option of purchasing images as prints. You’ll simply create a print order in the gallery and I’ll take care of the rest.
I try to make this process as easy as possible. The pricing on prints is competitive with Kodak or snappish. It’s honestly just easier to purchase prints directly from your gallery- and I can control the color, framing, and crops, as I work directly with the lab.
Kids Only galleries will deliver about 2 weeks after our session.
What if my tiny human looses his/her mind:
Don’t worry. It’s completely fair to have a meltdown. I’ll just ask you to take a brief walk and re-set, you’ll come back to me when they’re ready.
What if it rains:
These sessions will not be re-scheduled as they are in the studio rain or shine!
How Do I Book:
Use the link below to book your KIDS ONLY MINI SESSION
*Sessions are limited