So, for Engagement Sessions, Baby Sessions, Family Sessions, Trash the Dress Sessions, Boudoir Sessions and Senior portrait Sessions, I am doing something different for 2011-
For the past 6 years, I have been booking anywhere from 3 to 6 months in advance for sessions, which is not only very difficult for you to schedule that far in advance, but it also has been quite difficult for me as well. You see, because I work almost every weekend, during the week and on some Sundays is the I only time I get "me" time, or even time to spend with my family. For years I have been missing out on during the week soccer games, birthday parties and other family affairs because I was booked out so far for sessions during the week. To help alleviate your wait time as well as me being able to attend family functions and not be shunned by my parents (lol!) I am trying out the following for this coming year:
*The cost is $175 for Family/Children Sessions (for families up to five people); non-client Engagement Sessions, Senior Portraits, Trash the Dress Sessions and Boudoir Sessions. Payment is due the day of the session, and travel fees are as follows:
*Anything within 15 miles of Dearborn, MI 48124 there is no extra fee; 15-25 miles $35; 26-40 miles $45; (over 40 miles, please inquire)
*Engagement sessions for booked wedding photography clients of Amanda Williams Photography: $150 Same travel fees listed above apply.
*All available times will be listed on the right sidebar of my blog. These are the only dates/times I will have available for that month, and reservations come on a first come, first served basis via email. Whomever emails me first gets the date!
*A location must be picked out when booking the appointment
*A specified "bad weather" date will given to you at the time of booking the appointment, if we have an outdoor shoot scheduled. This is only for inclement weather and is not used as a "reschedule" date if you can no longer make your appointment. I will email you the morning of our shoot if weather is expected to be bad for a good part of the day, which will be at my call (bringing electronic equipment in the rain won't work, neither will sessions in the goopy mud since I like to do sitting/laying shots) lol) Please understand that if we have an outdoor scheduled shoot, if it rains the day of the session we cannot change it to an indoor shoot- these days everyone wants money for photos inside of their "haven," and it is too difficult last minute to schedule- we will just use the rain "reschedule" date I will give you when you book. If you are not available on the inclement weather date I will give you, unfortunately this will forfeit your session time for that specific month, and you will have to keep your eyes out for dates when I post them for the next month- I choose the inclement weather date based on my schedule/availability and it is the only date I have to give :(
*I totally understand that many of you are out of towners, and sometimes this can be difficult to schedule. Just pretty please understand that I am doing my best not only to be able to have a social life with my family, but also not to make you have to book out 6 months in advance like the past. On top of that, it is important to get photos to my peeps (you) in a timely manner, so this is helping with that :)
*If the dates I list on my blog don't work with your schedule, just wait until right around the 15th of the month when I post the availability I have for the next month.
Included in ALL the above listed session is the following:
*A one hour shoot
*Approx. 300 high resolution images captured
*Approx. 20 "edited" images- aka BW, Sepia, color enhancements, etc, which will be my favorite photos I make these enhancements to
*All images burned on DVD
*Leatherette folio which holds 8 4x6 images of my choice :)
*Photo release so you may make copies whenever and wherever you wish