Celebration sessions (getting to know each other)
I try to make my photography as fun and relaxed as possible because I feel this leads to the best photographs. Part of this is getting to know a bit about you before your wedding day. At our first meeting I will bring my camera along and while we talk about your day and requirements I will take a few pictures of you both. If you book me I will send a selection of the images taken at no additional cost. If you decide we aren’t a good fit and don’t book me (shock horror!) then you are welcome to purchase the photos at my standard rates.
I started the Celebration Sessions after reading a seminar from a renowned American Wedding Photographer who was looking to streamline her business but yet still maintain all the other facets she offered and she started offering a sitting similar to my celebration session to prospective wedding clients.
I was finding that people would come to me for our first meeting and ask me a list of questions that some wedding magazine or e-article had suggested they ask that may or may not have been of any importance to them and it was stiff and hard to get an idea of all our personalities, or alternatively would just book me on line and we wouldn’t even meet until the rehearsal. So I developed the Celebration Sessions a more condensed version of the traditional Engagement Sitting (without the sitting fees at an already expensive life venture). With the added benefit to me of standing out from a very crowded wedding market and giving me a chance to photograph you before your wedding day to see how you photograph and which poses and angles work best. It gives you a chance to see what it will be like to have me as your photographer, some photos which you can then use on your save the date cards, wedding websites, or even framed with a mat board for guests to sign on your wedding day, while still getting a chance to ask me all the questions you want. A much more productive use of all out time.
Allow around an hour for your Celebration session and I am more than happy to suggest locations or work in with your own personal location. The more personal you can make it the better and I am happy to incorporate props or pets if that helps make your session personal to you.
Here are some images from a recent Celebration Session I did.
Josina and Ash had a quick turn around from booking with me to having me photograph their wedding not long after their Celebration Session and you may have seen some of their wedding images on my facebook page.
To book your Celebration Session or if you have any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
As I finish up the busy wedding season and sit down to look at my taxes, and other fun things, I have also reviewed my prices and collections and decided that it is necessary for me to have a price overview. My current prices and packages will be valid for any bookings made within the next 6 months. After that new bookings will be at the new pricing structure which I will release when I have updated my literature. Don’t worry it wont be a huge price increase but it has been many many years since I increased my prices and I was horrified when I worked out my hourly wage for the amount of time I spend processing photos. To clarify if you book within the next 6 months for a 2016 or 2017 wedding my current prices apply. please email me at email@example.com if you have any questions or would like to make a booking.
Day 12: It’s the under ground house
When I told my kids about the 100 Days Project they wanted to get in on the creative action as well. Being only 5 and 7 I knew they would struggle to commit to all 100 days so said they could add their creations on to my project.
Todays effort is brought to you by my 7 year old…
Today I went on minecraft and built a underground house. It had a pool, a library, and a crafting and bed room. I like it because it has a pool and underneath the pool it has lava behind the glass to heat the water up.
My very special friend Deb is participating in the Accor Race to Survive Fiji – to find out more have a look here www.accorracetosurvive.co.nz
I’m doing my bit to help her fund raise so if you are thinking about booking a portrait sitting then now is the time – email me to book a sitting and I will donate $40 from each sitting to the Accor Race to Survive Fund on behalf of Deb!
NEW SUMMER PORTRAIT SPECIAL $199!
– Photography 1 hour at a location of your choice (within the Auckland Area)
– 10 5×7 images included
– Images on website for friends & family to order from
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a sitting
We wish you & yours a happy, safe and very merry 2014!
Sorry to all you that are waiting patiently – I am powering through all my processing at the moment – but due to a before Christmas rush I am a bit slower with my turn around than usual. It would be so useful to be able to clone myself about now…
Am having fun playing with my newest addition have just added a 60D to the collection as a good support camera. Watch this space for some exploratory images!
11th of the 11th of the 11th and of course I have a wedding, but not at 11, it’s at 4pm!
Whew what a busy weekend even though Saturdays work was cancelled by the never-ending showers! Fireworks, 13 babies, family of 14, wedding rehearsals… now to process it all.