Portrait Party | have fun & get great portraits of your kids!

I use to sell Lia Sophia jewelry and am familiar with the different at home “parties”.  I love how it’s a great excuse to invite your friends over.  You get to browse some cool products and if you want, purchase something.  All the while the hostess is earning some cool products.  I have also been thinking about how I can reach new clients and offer something where the initial investment is lower then our standard sessions.  I put those 2 ideas together and have come up with the idea of Portrait Parties.

Let me give you a brief overview of how a portrait party works.

You have an adorable child and decide you want to host a party so you can get a free session & hopefully some discounted prints.  The party can be at your house or a nearby park.  You invite your friends who also have kids to the party (about 4-7 kids max).  The cost is $35 (per child) to attend the party, this covers my time shooting and editing the images.  They also receive a credit for an 8×10 print (they can upgrade to a larger print if they’d like too).  As the hostess of the party the $35 session fee is waved.  The party lasts about 2-2.5 hours and I am shooting the entire time.  I spend 10-15 minutes with each child to grab some shots of them as well as shooting while they are all playing together.  48 hours after the party I will have edited and uploaded the images to our client site.  Each guest gets their own gallery with about 15-20 images.  Your guests have 2 weeks to order additional prints or products.  With each purchase your guests make you get closer to earning a free 1-1.5 hour portrait session and discounts off prints & products from the portrait party.

If you are interested in hosting a party you can contact me at amanda@mrdrewphotography.com

Portrait Party FAQ:

What are the advantages for me and my guests?

  • Low Session fee + 8×10 print credit.
  • Online gallery viewing within 48 hours.
  • NO buying at the party (no pressure)
  • Credit Cards accepted (through paypal)
  • Hostess receives portrait credit rewards from orders & a free standard portrait session

How many people do I invite?

  • We will provide you with invitations and a save the date file for emailing.
  • You need to have 4 minimum sittings different sittings scheduled for the party (7 maximum).
  • The online gallery will be available within 48 hours of the party.
  • The galleries will be live for 14 days for your guests to order!

How much do the pictures cost my guests? Do you charge outrageous per print fees?

  • We have standard portrait prices plus a few Portrait Party only specials.
  • We’ll email you our product guide which you can share with your guests before the party.

What are my responsibilities as the hostess of the Portrait Party?

  • Invite your family and friends over for a fun few hours.
  • An area large enough for the portraits away from the main party ~ preferably an outdoor setting.  (We can also meet up at a nearby park)
  • Providing a light refreshment for your guests is always welcomed.
  • Invite at 4-7 children (and parents) to your portrait party.

What are the benefits to hosting a Portrait Party?

  • You will receive portrait rewards based on the total party’s sales (10% of the parties sales)
  • If your guest orders total $800 you also earn a certificate for a free family session for anytime (expires in one calender year)
  • You can earn a 5×5 20 page lay flat album if your guests decide to schedule a portrait party of their own.

I will send you all the information needed so you can start inviting your friends to your portrait party.  The $35 fee is required from each guest to reserve their spot at the portrait party (they can pay by check or paypal).  I will also need their email addresses so I can send them important portrait party info.

 

The first to inquire and host a portrait party gets a free 11×14 print from the party so don’t wait!

2 thoughts on “Portrait Party | have fun & get great portraits of your kids!

  1. Michelle Montgomery

    what a great idea!! I would love to have one closer to Evie’s 1 st Birthday!!

  2. Keri Jalbert

    Hey Amanda!! This is an awesome idea!! Whats your schedule look like for a party the end of April beginning of May?? Would love to have the party outside.

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