Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Booking Now Open

Thank you all so much, all openings have been booked for 2017.

Good Morning!!!

I'm so glad you're here and are interested in booking a session with me!  Just a few things before you click the link to book. The online booking schedule is new to me!  I have tested it out with a few people and so far it has worked very smoothly.  This will take away a lot of the time discussing what dates work for BOTH of us.  Here is what I have, so you can decide what works best for you.  If you don't see session availability when you want it, I am so sorry.  This part of the business has always been tough, but I hope you can consider a different date. Sometimes switching up to another season can give your photos a whole new look.  If you are set on a certain season and don't see availability, I have lots of photographer friends.  I may not be able to give out referrals right away, but once I have my scheduling in place. . . I will gladly give out some names to see if they are a better match.  While I would love, love, love to work with you, I know style, price and flexibility are a big deal.  You should not have to compromise.  

Another thing I wanted to point out is that I have a few MINI SESSIONS on the calendar this year!  These fall on a specific date and the location is TBD, but will be in or near St. Paul.  Families will be back to back on this evening so punctuality is key for these. If you have worked with me in the past, I tend to shoot a long time.  These, however, will be quick!  Very quick.  If your focus is on an updated family photo and a handful of other shots. . . this would be a great fit.  I think it's best if you have a smaller family and your kids are fairly cooperative.  If your kids take 20 minutes to warm up, this may not be a good fit. While I feel like my strength is in story telling and details, I wanted to offer minis to open up some more availability, provide a shorter time frame and a different price range.

When you click on the link to book, please read the description.  It will tell you all about the length of time, the retainer fee required at booking and the cost of the entire session.  Please also consider the weather when booking. If you book in March, plan on an indoor lifestyle session.  If it's nice enough to hit the outdoors, we'll do both!  While reschedules may happen due to dark and rainy weather, I don't reschedule because it's too cold. We can layer up or spend some more time indoors.  If that's not the look you want, try to book for warmer months, but know Minnesota can be fickle either way!  

Last thing, on the days I have listed, I also listed a time.  In most cases, I picked the time that would best work for light and/or my schedule.  These may need to be tweaked slightly.  If you prefer morning, you can either ask me before you book and I'll see what I can do, or go ahead and book knowing that evening might have to work. 

If all of this looks good, please click on this link at the bottom of this post to book your spot today!  Please understand that some dates will go fast and that once I post this link it is out of my control which do.  I know it's hard to plan ahead, but if you see something that works. . . I would scoop it up!  Thank you again for your support and understanding as my business grows.  I appreciate you all so much!!! xo Sarah

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Introducing Heirloom Sessions

 This year I'm introducing HEIRLOOM SESSIONS. This is a special kind of session that is very dear to my heart.  This session is specifically for your parent(s) and grandparent(s).  It is a time to capture just them and their home.  We often pull out the camera during the holidays when family is all together. This session, though, will focus just on an individual or couple.  Are your parents moving out of your childhood home soon?  Is there an anniversary coming up? This is the perfect time to capture them in the place where both you and your entire family have so many memories.  I think it would make a wonderful  gift to give someone.  Booking for these sessions ONLY is now OPEN.  They will be scheduled weekday mornings and there is a introductory discount this year.  Please contact me for details!!  

 "The most treasured heirlooms are the sweet memories of our family that we pass down to our children."

Here is a sample of a few sessions I did this past year.  Thank you to these beautiful people for opening up their home to me and sharing a little bit of their life with me.  It was an amazing honor to have you let me photograph you and show people what this can look like. <3

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2016 Year in Review

I still have several blog posts to catch up from this past fall and winter, but I wanted to get my year in review up because it such a nice way to reflect on the past year before the new season begins. Speaking of the new season, my booking will open on January 24th, 2017 at 10 am.   Please visit my my pricing details HERE to make sure we are a good fit.  A retainer fee will be due on the day of booking to reserve your spot.  I will be providing a link on that day with available dates where you can find a day and time that works for you and pay your retainer fee all at the same time.  Easy peasy.  I hope. ;)

And here is a quick review of the past year.  I may have accidentally missed a few people, but know that I am absolutely thankful for ALL of you!  Thank you for trusting me to capture you year after year.  Thank you for letting me in.  Thank you for showing me how you love.