A family session is a 90 minute shoot in a location (locations) of your choice within the Minneapolis metro area. I encourage clients to think of locations that have special meaning to their family, including (but not limited to) their home. If doing something is your family dynamic then YES! Let's DO that! Canoeing on Lake Calhoun? I'm in! If you love it, I LOVE IT TOO. **NOTE** Doing something you LOVE together will naturally produce dynamic images that you will adore. I promise. The full family option is much more of a "lifestyle" shoot. For PhotoGazelle, that means capturing a whole bunch of the "good stuff" in-between the set up shots during a shoot. A full family session gets a full on-line gallery with access to download/print their images. 60 images are guaranteed with this option AS WELL AS a variety of family interactions and groupings.
Need a shoot of your ENTIRE family? Grandma, Grandpa, brothers, sisters and your family dog? Yep. I can do that! It will work EXACTLY like a full family session, however, it will take longer and require more time together and the potential for more family mix-ups and photos! Again, I encourage you to choose a family location that is meaningful to your group. Grandma's old farm? Or perhaps Gramps' cabin on the lake? YES! YES! An extended family session gets a full on-line gallery with access to download/print their images. 75 images are guaranteed with this option.
Mini-sessions are only offered a handful of times a year per my discretion and typically advertised on Facebook/the blog. Mini-sessions mean the photographer picks the location and the time slot is limited to 30-minutes AND others will be photographed in that same location. Often these are back-to-back shoots. Mini-sessions are a terrific option if your family caps out at 30 minutes (I'm speaking to you families of toddlers! I understand times ONE MILLION!) Although you cannot schedule a mini-session in advance you CAN inquire and let me know you'd like to be notified of future mini-session dates! A mini-session gets a full on-line gallery with access to download/print their images. 25 images are guaranteed with this option.
This fantastic option is for expecting parents! This package allows you to schedule three sessions over the course of one year capturing all of your favorite milestones along the way. Some options to choose include maternity, newborn, six months, nine months & one year. You can choose how you'd like to use the sessions over the year and we'll schedule along the way! These sessions can be on location, in your home or in my studio. The payment can be split and paid in equal parts at each session. Choosing this package can save you $250! A minimum of 40 images will be delivered via an on-line gallery after each photo session.
Seniors, I love you! I loved EVERYTHING about my Senior Year of High School, including having my Senior Picture made. Such fond memories! However, when I did it, it was in a dark studio and it was a bit on the corny side. No matter, I LOVED THEM. I'd like nothing more than to give each Senior the photo experience they desire, the shoot that truly captures YOU. I like to figure out WHO you are and WHAT you like ... to make images that tell the story of YOU!
There are two unique options to choose from in deciding which Senior Portrait session might be best for you or your budget!
The "Punch" portrait session is an offering that gives you one location of your choice in the Twin Cities vicinity, two outfit changes, a minimum of 50 high resolution photos delivered via an on-line gallery and the same great FUN experience! This session lasts between 60-90 minutes including our travel & shoot time. Although we will only be at one location, I make sure we use a variety of spots within that location and that choice of location will be completely up to you, although I'm happy to offer opinions based on your wishes!
The "Knockout" portrait session gives you two locations within the Minneapolis metro and up to a 3 hour time period. This time allows for travel, 3-4 outfit changes and shoot time. The knockout session gets a full on-line gallery with access to download/print their images and a minimum of 75-100 images guaranteed with this option. The Knockout includes a 40 page archival quality album of images from the shoot. This is a GREAT keepsake and a lovely addition to a Graduation gathering of any sort!
No matter which option you choose, your Senior photo session will for sure be a unique, fun & engaging experience. I urge you to BE YOU! I'll work to capture the magic that truly lights you up inside. I want you to share all of the parts of you that make you special - dance, instruments, magic, your sport or passion - all of it makes for a truly magnificent photo experience so make sure to allow that to SHINE and together, we can make magic!
Approximately three times per year I travel to Kansas City and offer full family, senior and mini-sessions during these times. Travel announcements are made via Facebook. You can follow me on Facebook to get notices OR you can message me to let me know you are interested in a shoot and I will keep you in the loop. I also try to make an annual trip to St. Louis, which usually occurs in the summer. I am willing to TRAVEL ANYWHERE, as long as there is enough interest. To go to another city and shoot, I need to have at least 4 interested families willing to book!
**all sessions require a $75 deposit at the time of booking to secure your date. The deposit will go towards the overall session fee and the remainder of the fee is due at the time of the scheduled photo shoot**