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I just wanted to reach out to those of you whom I haven't yet met chat a tad bit about your Fall and Holiday Family Portraits!
If you already have a photographer, no worries, I completely understand, but those of you whom don't... PLEASE READ A BIT MORE ABOUT Nicki Rutledge Photography !
Ladies if you don't like your photos taken, or just haven't gotten around to updating those heirlooms.... it's time to get it over with! And don't worry, I am your girl to get them done for you, painlessly! I keep things quick and fast paced. I know how men are so I know simple and sweet is key, because otherwise Dad's face says it ALL! There is not Faking It til' you make it ever at all with Dad... or any boy really for that matter! lol.. so no worries, The only real effort you have to make is getting yourself and everyone else ready and get there! And Trust me, that's stressful enough as it is right there... I get it ladies... trust me.
WHAT TO EXPECT
BE PROMPT ON ARRIVAL:
Please plan to arrive ten minutes early to ensure you arrive on time and are able to locate me, I will not exactly know my pin pointed location until I physically arrive that day and I determine the best possible lighting scenario. It changes slightly every year. If clients arrive late, they will only be given the amount of time which remains during their sessions reserved time frame. There is no time allowed during the day for sessions to be made up unless clients chooses to pay the additional fee to the farm if there is enough time left after my scheduled sessions are completed.
DURING THE SESSION: I will be moving quickly! Your sessions gallery will be filled with a variety of images, including the traditional posed portraits and those organic captured candids of your family interacting within one another. I like to have the best of both worlds to kind of tell a story and also have something for the Mantle at home.
I always begin with the family portrait and then pull the parents out and then stick them back in the background and blurred.. either kissing or a sweet forehead to forehead shot.. something kinda artsy fartsy for my ladies. Then I get the kids both individually and together and then with each parent alone and together same if grandparents are attending, then I also include a three generation shot for those heirlooms keepsakes.
All of the images captured during the session will be presented within the online gallery for you to select your favorites from. The only ones which will not be presents will be those which my focus didn't hit and sometimes even those get included as well, sorry, I am not one for culling images when I start to do the basic edits in camera raw.
But the good news is .... The rest is all done online! Thats right! Clients View Their Images Online and Favorite them within your Personal Online Gallery! Galleries will be ready and sent to view within two weeks of the sessions date. I generally have the galleries to clients within a couple days of the session, but just to be safe depending on how busy the season is going, I must give myself enough time to keep my work in order and not rush the editing process. Your favorited images I can see from my end and all I need is a confirmation of image numbers and the selected image for your Free Print if it is included within your session! Sweet Right! Your Final images will also be delivered within two weeks of the sessions date also, but your final print may take as long as 1 month from the date your order was submitted. Please be sure to note the deadline for submitting your final images as I do charge a late fee. This is due to clients placing orders late and then costing me extra is shipping etc when there isn't enough orders to combine for free shipping etc, and then it gets confused and lost amongst the chaos because it wasnt included in the original group of orders. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
SESSION DETAILS: time slot, image delivery & print release
All Mini Sessions are between 15 and 30 minutes depending upon the session, and include anywhere between 3 and 10 retouched and enhanced digital mages delivered with a print release! That means you are able to take the images anywhere you wish and have them printed upon any product you so desire. The only thing I ask is that clients use the watermarked version when sharing images online to social media. This prevents the theft of my work from being stolen by a wanna-be photographer. Throughout the year I offer mini sessions which styled to the current season.
COTTONFIELD MINI SESSIONS OCTOBER 6th 2019
The sessions will be held in Rutledge, Ga. at a Private Residence.
Currently I already have One Full Day of Cottonfield Mini Sessions booked for October 19th, so I decided to open up a second date since we are still so far out....
There is a $150 session fee which will include the following:
15 minute Portrait Session
Online Gallery of Images
Clients choice of 10 digital Images
SANTA Mini Sessions @ Thompson's Tree Farm w/Old Blue Truck
are scheduled for November 4th and November 10th 2019
November 4th is Fully Booked
November 10th Available Times: 4:!5pm, 5:15, 5:30 and 5:45
The sessions fee is $150 and includes
15 minute portrait session with Santa
3 + "looks" will be captured during that 15 minutes time
~An Organic Tree Farm Image with No Props
~The Tree Farm Image with Props
~Posed with Santa sitting on the Truck or around the truck
This session includes Clients Choice of 3 digital Images chosen from your Personal Online Gallery and redelivered with Print Release.
Also as my Christmas Gift to you...
Clients are able to select one of there final images to be printed upon a FREE 8 x 10 PRINT!
Additional time may be purchased for only $25 extra if you think your family might be too difficult. These sessions are designed for immediate family only. IF you would like to bring a friend or another member of the family that is a cousin etc. there is an additional $10 fee for each additional person included. However immediate family members, including grandparents, are able to be apart of these sessions at no extra cost. Sorry mom and dad but your brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles will be charged the extra $10 per person. The more people the more time it takes and harder it is... as they are not use to grouping themselves together like your immediate family is already use to doing naturally.
SEMI-PRIVATE SESSIONS- $175 Session fee
If your family cannot attend either of the session dates above but are interested in booking a session with me overall...
I have decided to allow for Semi-PRivate Sessions which will be similar to Private Sessions. These sessions will be held at a location of your choice from the list below on any available date which we are able to agree upon.
SEMI- PRIVATE SESSIONS WILL CONSIST OF 30 Minutes of Photography, with Images placed within a Personal ONline Gallery and Your choice of 10 digital images with print release.
No prints are included within these sessions, but are available to order form your gallery cart.
THE ONLY ADDITIONAL POSSIBILITY OF COSTS
if you have a suggested location, I would love to hear about it. If your suggested location however is farther than 45 minutes travel time from 30047, there will be an extra fee added for travel costs.
If there is a overhead cost for the rental of the land I will cover that cost, however if you wanted a specific set at the location there will be an additional $25 charge for those... for example...
Choose your location from the following list:
PROSPECT FARMS : Tall Grass or Swings Tree farm backdrop
THOMPSONS TREE FARM: Christmas Tree Farm
THE ABOVE LOCATIONS OFFER A VARIETY OF
Optional Upgraded Location Sets
Decorated Mantle, Kids Christmas Trees for Sale stand, Old Red Truck, Old Blue Truck, Old Ford Tractor, etc...
Vaughters Farm: Old White Barn with Tall Grass
Arabia Mountain: Rocky Area with Ruins on site & Waterfall
Freemans Mill Park: Barn, Old Mill,Waterfall
LIttle Mulberry Park: Pretty Lake Scenery with Tall Grass & Wooden Bridge
Yellow River Park: River, Large Trees, Paved Path, Fall Foliage
Stone Moutain Park: Old Mill, The Rock Query, The Covered Bridge, etc..
DEPOSITS I am accepting deposits for all mini sessions currently until October 1st 2019 with the exception of semi-private mini sessions booked which their deadline for final payment to be made is the Sunday Prior to their sessions date.
However any session booked After October 1st, The sessions fee must be paid in full at time of booking in order to reserve.
All clients whom do no have their sessions paid in full by their deadline will be charged a $25 late fee per week unpaid. All deposits are non refundable, and are unable to be exchanged and used towards another session due to the costs rendered by the photographer in the inability to fill the session resulting in loss of funds and clients. Once again thank you in advance for your understanding. Should the client not arrive to the session, it will not be rebooked all funds will be retianed by the photographer, and entire session fee must be paid again. SHould the client have to reschedule, client must paid another $50 deposit towards the cost of another session for the cause of loss in funds from the ability of booking. NO session is allowed to be sold or used by another person whom is not on the digital contract signed. The funds retained by photographer from the clients inability to following set guidelines will not be allowed to use towards the costs of goods rentals, products digitals etc.
PRINTS & DIGITALS
I offer a variety of prints and products which clients are able to purchase and I am able to custom make almost anything your heart desires. Including collages, photo jewelry, Christmas cards etc. SImply firstname.lastname@example.org me your ideas and I will bring them to life!
Digital image are sold individually for only $10 each or in sets of 10 for $75, 20 for $125 or clients may purchase the the entire gallery for only $175 howevber only 20 of your favorited images will be retouched and enhanced plus the images included within your sessions fee.
If you have any additional questions please don't hesitate to ask!
I have briefly summed up many questions a lot of your may have had above, but I am sure there are plenty more questions I could answer and I would love to hear from you, so don't be shy!
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