Grady and Georgia (though we all call her Peach) are the children of my dear friend Dee (and her awesome husband George)! I use to work with Dee and during that time we became very good friends. I like to think Peach & Prue are going to grow up to be good friends too (they are only a few months apart. Dee and I were pregnant at the same time). Dee wanted me to do an Easter Mini Session, but it wasn’t something that I could get scheduled. Instead I told her I’d come to her home and do a mini session for her at her house. We had a great time, Grady and Peach did a great job during the shoot. They are two adorable kids & I look forward to many more sessions in the future. I just love Peach in her Easter hat, isn’t it super cute & Grady is looking so handsome in his shirt and vest.
Dee, thanks again for having me come to your home to capture your two lovely kids. It’s always fun to see you all. If you are interested in a mini session check out our portrait site for more information www.portraits.mrdrewphotography.com
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 email@example.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!
We are dying for Spring to come here at the Correia household (who isn’t in New England?). Yesterday was Sunny and in the low 50’s so Prue and I went for a walk and ended up at a small park near our house. She was super excited to play on the swing and run around outside. After playing for a little bit we headed home. I am glad we got out yesterday as today it’s been a dreary rainy day. That’s the weather in New England for ya in the Spring. I think tomorrow is suppose to be sunny again, fingers crossed that we start to get more sunny and warm days. Enjoy Prue being the sassy little girl that she is.