Monday, May 13, 2013

Babies/Toddler Session



One of my favorite parts of taking photos of kids is the real moments we see. I love capturing real moments that are candid just like the kids I shoot. All of the giggles, laughter and honest moments they create. 

Your Session: I like to suggest we focus on what types of things the baby/toddler is into. This session is intended to capture the ever growing baby/toddler and their special "baby" features that they'll soon grow out of. My photography style for these shoots is laid back and taking time to just "play" with the baby/toddler. I like to mix in candid shots with laid back posed shots to get a great mixture of both.

What To Wear: This depends on what type of baby/toddler they are. I suggest picking something they're comfortable in and go from there. Bring at least four or five changes, you don't have to wear them all but you'll want enough choices to choose from while on spot. I suggest clothing without logos or wording as they'll stay timeless during the years to come. Instead of the old school rule of matching think of coordinating schemes to go with. Keep in mind if we're doing something themed you'll want to dress them accordingly. If we're doing studio work with sets we'll want to discuss what you're planning on doing so we can plan to incorporate color themes as well as props ahead of time.

What To Bring: I encourage you to bring along anything and everything your baby/toddler shows special interest in. Anything that highlights this point in their life. Big into princesses or cars? Bring  them along and don't forget to throw in their special books that grandma gave to them too! Don't forget to bring along anything they've become particularly attached to, it's a keepsake they keep close to them and a great way to remember that stuffed animal they cling to for future remembrance. I like to visit ahead of time to discuss what specific set-ups you want so I have everything prepared ahead of time for when you get there.

Time & Location: For on location shoots, I prefer shooting right before sunset, that's always the best lighting but we can do a morning session if needed. I also do have a studio set up that we can use for this type of session with backdrops that will go great with their specific sessions with window light if it's available. Sessions usually last about two hours depending on locations and the amount of changes we do. If we need to go longer than the two hours I will honor that as I want to make sure we get the perfect photographs. We can agree on a location choice or if you have several places in mind we can arrange something that works. If you have a specific place that has sentimental value or significance to your make sure you let me know and we'll be sure to incorporate it into the shoot. 

Session Fees: A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required to book your session with the remaining balance due on the day of your session, prior to starting. The items listed below are what your session will cover. I will honor the session price quoted if you've requested one up to four months after the quote request but prices are subject to change.

Baby/Toddler Session Fee is $110.00 

Session Fee Includes:
  • One to two hours of shoot time
  • Location of your choice as discussed prior to the day of the shoot
  • Unlimited outfit changes 
  • 15 edited high resolution images
  • Black and white conversions of all edited photos
  • Album located on my website with all of your images displayed, we can add pass code if you'd like as well
  • Photographer's time, talent, editing and travel expense :)
  • 25% Discount on all print products for the month after your session is completed

          Extras: Something new I've launched this past year in 2014 is that I am no longer offering a cd with full print rights included in my packages. To read more about my reasons for choosing to change this please read my post with the details. Instead I've choosen a "a la carte" style package so you can pick and choose what you'd like to include with your purchasing from your session.
          • Social Media Digital Downloads - $10 
            These are low resolution files with Dirt Road Photogrpahy logo on them to be used for social media sites. These are mainly intended for those who are wanting to share what fun they had during their session but don't have intentions of ordering other digital related prints.
          • CD with all edited images and full copyright release - $75
            This is for you to take your images and have them printed wherever you prefer. I realize that a lot of people have worked with other photographers and this is simply the easiest way for you to receive hard copies of your photograph's but 85% of clients do not even print their photos. I highly suggest printing them right away!
          • Prints off of website - 25% Discount 
            This is something I offer for all sessions so you can get lab quality prints at a lower price. I like to give clients a discount to encourage them to order right away so they don't forget! It's also a nice way to share with family members that they're welcome to order prints for themselves as well!
          • Proof book- $45
            Some people like to have a book to show others what they can order from their session, it's also a great way to have all your pictures printed into one book to look at later and share with friends
          • Additional Edits - $10/image
            If you would like more images than allotted per package we can add them onto your session. Keep in mind that by adding more images to your session it may take longer for you to receive them as I will need more time to complete your session.
          • Specialty Products - Prices Vary
            There are so many customized fun products we can do with your pictures so make sure to check out the link with other product ideas. From phone cases to customized invitations we can do it all!
          To book a session, please visit the "Contact" tab at the top of this page, or shoot me a direct e-mail at:

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