Dow Gardens, Midland, MI
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What is a mini-session? How is it different from a regular session?
Mini sessions are majorly discounted sessions! I shoot in one location, for a shorter period of time. When you book me for a full session, those usually last 1.5 hours and we are able to do wardrobe changes and a few locations. Mini sessions are scheduled every 45 minutes…but don’t worry! We got a LOT of good shots in 45 minutes!
What kind of session is it?
Anyone is welcome at these sessions! They are great for engaged couples, couples that are just in love and want to update some photos of themselves, kids or families 😉 These sessions aren’t so great for babies, or for newborns that can’t yet sit on their own.
So…What do I get for $100?
You get one 45 minute session. A CD with 5-10 edited images on it (maybe more if I get shutter crazy!). A copyright release so you can print the photos yourself, and facebook posts with your photos in them 🙂 These sessions are good for up to 5 people. Got more than 5? It’s $10 an extra person over 5. I try to limit it to 5 though, so we can really focus on just a few people 😉
I have 3 day passes available for you to use. The cost of admission into Dow Gardens is $5 for aduls, $1 for ages 6-17 or with student ID, and 5 and under is free, if you have more than 3 adults in your group, you will be responsible for the entry fee. Just ask me if you are unsure 🙂
Can I book 2 sessions back to back?
I’m glad you asked! You sure can! I reccommend doing this if you have small children, so they have time to warm up to the camera. If you book 2, I will give you a 10% discount on your second session.
Where are the sessions located?
Dow Gardens 1809 Eastman Avenue Midland, MI. I will be holding summer mini sessions at the State Park Beach in July 🙂
What time slots are available?
I will be starting at 1pm and shooting every hour until 8pm. The late sessions fill up fast, so reserve your time slot today! If I get enough morning requests, I will consider shooting as early at 10am too…
Sessions will be marked at “Filled” as soon as I get a request for that time slot. If they are empty, that means they are still available!
How long until I can see my photos?
In many cases, you will have a preview on facebook the day of your session, within 24 hours of the session. The rest of your images from the day will be mailed to you within 2 weeks after your session date!
What do I wear? What props do I bring?
I love, love, love BRIGHT colors! Especially against the green backdrop of Dow Gardens! I love women who have fun jewlery on, and funky headbands and bright poppy colors for kids! Bring any fun props you can think of that are easy to carry…maybe you have a favorite toy for your child, or a great colorful blanket, a fun chair for your little one, or some bright red balloons! We don’t need too much because there isn’t a whole lot of time, but bring something that means something to you that will photograph well 🙂 I really don’t like matching outfits, be brave…be bold, be daring! Mix and match your family colors! You will be a photographers dream! Show that spunky personality! If you need more suggestions, just ask!
What about Rain?…or Snow (Kidding…sorta)
We will definately reschedule your session if it rains during your shoot!
When should I arrive?!
Try to arrive at least 10 minutes before your session begins. This will help us to stay on schedule for the rest of the day 🙂 If you are running late, or having problems, please call me and we can arrange something.
When is your next mini session?
I am thinking July…Beach sessions!!!
Still have any Q’s ?
Email me at [email protected] and I can help! Or ask below 😉 Please email me to set up your time slot. Payment of $100 is required to hold your time slot. You can pay me via paypal or check.