Monday, September 19, 2016

Gettysburg family Photographer - Natural light photographer, Fall Mini Sessions- Fall What to wear - Tips for your dog at your photo session - making the most of your session

Fall is in the air.... do you smell it?  I do!  I also hear a lot of chatter about wanting fall family pictures, and for good reason!!  Every year about this time photographers fill their schedules.  In peer groups, we discuss different ways to step up the game and squeeze all of our clients into the beautiful season!  For this reason, so many of us do Fall mini's!

 Fall mini sessions are a great way to accommodate our clients love for fall, and make the most out of those precious daylight hours which are decreasing every day! Wow it is getting dark early these days!  As photographers we chase the light.... we manipulate it.... we work with the light to help us keep memories and tell stories through imaging. Because light is so critical, and fall is.... well, uncontrollable, the times and location will not be finalized till about a week prior.  I have a time and place in mind for each slot, but as a perfectionist, I need to scout my location closer to the shoot date and find the perfect light for you!

This mini session price is the lowest of the year (and last year too I believe!).... because I too love the fall color and light!  Session must be paid in full prior to sessions start.  If paying with credit card please specify when booking so an invoice can be sent through paypal. Our fall mini's this year will be around 15-20 minutes each.  Because sessions are scheduled with only a few minutes in between, I ask that you show up a few minutes early.  I will have two morning and two evening slots available for each day.  Cost is $100 for 8 digital images which will be provided to you via a downloadable password protected online gallery.  You will be given a print release at your session and may print up to and including an 8 x 10. If you wish to print anything larger, or purchase a canvas or other large print option, I ask that you go through me so I can check for fine detail in the chosen image, and so that I can help you get good quality prints -- it really matters in larger sizes especially!

Clients often ask me "what should I wear?" --I've never claimed to be fashionable!  So for inspiration I've turned to pinterest and collected a few links for you.  I will list them below!

(^^ this site has all 4 seasons, scroll down to fall)

Here is a great collection of colors for more inspiration!

Deep autumn colors:

Another frequently asked question.... "Can I bring my dog?" Answer: Yes!  Of course you can bring your fur baby!  If bringing your pet, please know that I can not control how your pet responds to the photo session.  I trust that you know your dogs limitations. I do have experience with dogs, and have one of my own and we will do our best to get your dog to sit and say cheese!!!  Here are a few dogs that visited me during our fall mini's last year!

Tips for bringing your fur baby to our fall mini's:

-Show up a little early to acclimate your pup to the area
-if your dog responds well to treats, please have treats available
-let me know those "key words" that gets your pups attention
-use plain color leashes, preferably without the bulky plastic handle.  
-plan on listening to me act like a crazy person and bark... because for some reason dogs respond to me by looking!  yes, I may sound crazy, but..... you'd be amazed what a photographer would do for that "perfect shot"!
-If your dog will be joining you, I can make arrangements for someone (most likely my 7 year old awesome daughter) to tag along with me to be an extra set of hands.  She's a great lovely assistant and never minds lending a hand!

Last but not least, bring a smile, and a positive happy attitude.  Photo's are moments froze in time, memories that you may have not remembered otherwise.  Make this a fabulous memory.  Make a plan to spend some time together the day of your photo session, so when you look back on these images in years to come, you remember the events of the day.... you remember the people you are with, the love you shared, the fun you had.... because when you get right down to it, LOVE is all that matters!!!!

Life is short- love the little things, embrace love!

Contact Carrie Wren Photography today to schedule your fall mini!!!

-Carrie Wren, Gettysburg area Family photographer

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