Yes! You all know how excited I get during Portrait in the Park season. For those of you who are new, once a year (during the fall) we have our biggest Portrait event called Portraits in the Park. We schedule families one right after another at the same park. These are not mini sessions. They are full blown family portrait sessions. We just maximize our time by planning them all on certain days. This is especially a popular time since kids will be home from college and the portraits will be ready just in time for the holidays.
Portrait in the Park ($79 session fee)
Sunday October 13th
Saturday November 9th
Sunday November 10th
Saturday November 23rd
Home for the Holidays ($99 session fee)
Wednesday November 27th
Friday November 29th
the entire month of December
What?! Is it fall already? Yes, and not to startle you or anything, but Thanksgiving is just 8 weeks away and Christmas is a mere 12 weeks from now. Don’t panic, we can help with all of your gift giving needs. There is no better gift than a gift that keeps on giving forever. Yep, I’m talking about a family portrait.
For a very limited time, we are including YOU in our 25th Anniversary by offering a Portrait in the Park session for $25 PLUS $25 off your portrait order. (for those of you NOT paying attention, that equals FREE)
The details are simple! Grab your calendar and pick a Portrait in the Park date
Follow these steps
- Call 972-492-2983 or email us to schedule your session
- Pay the $25 session fee (you will receive a $25 credit toward your portrait order)
- extend our special to a friend and receive an additional $25 credit toward your order
- Start planning your clothing. (let me know if you need help)
To make it even easier, fill out this form.
Life seems to be moving so fast that I tend to overlook stuff… occasionally. Okay, a little more than just occasionally. So, just in case you are like me, I wanted to remind you about our upcoming 2018 Portrait in the Park Events.
We’ve made it super simple for you!
- choose a date below that works for you and your family
- give us a call or email to schedule your session. 972-492-2983 or Lmanis@verizon.net
- decide on your clothing (read our previous post, check out our website for samples, and/or give us a call and we will be happy to help you)
- We’ll see you at our portrait session.
I get asked all the time “what should we wear for our family portrait?” Well, this is a great time to discuss this since family portrait season is FAST APPROACHING!! What am I saying? Family portrait season IS HERE!!
A great family portrait begins with a great family portrait session. And the way to achieve that, is to start planning RIGHT NOW! So, before you go any further, give us a call and get on our calendar for either our Portrait in the Park Event or our Home for the Holiday Event. Details for both of these events are on our website.
Now, let’s talk about clothing. First, think about where you plan to hang your portrait. Will it be in your relaxed family or game room? Or will it be in a more formal room? That will help us set the style. Going formal or casual in your dress, will depend on where the portraits will hang and what style you prefer. After that, choose a color pallet that will go with, or compliment that room.
Now, let’s say you have no idea where your portraits will hang. No problem! Just choose colors that look good on your family and will stand the test of time.
To start, you might have a great dress or shirt that you LOVE and want to wear for the portrait. Great, let’s call this our inspiration piece. An inspiration piece will give you a place to start. Pull out a couple of colors from your inspiration piece and have everyone wear those colors.
Let’s say you LOVE blue. Everyone can wear jeans and a different shade of blue for their top. Or have the grown ups wear similar dark blue tops and the kids wear different shades of blue. Don’t be afraid of prints or to add a third color to your pallet. Be creative and add a little bit of your personality to spice things up.
I hope this is some good information. If you still need help, give me a call. That’s what I’m here for. I have included some samples below of some families who nailed it! You can also check out our website for some other examples.
Don’t delay, send us a note below and we will contact you about scheduling your 2018 family portrait. Talk to you soon, Lisa
Summer is fast and furious for me… a senior, wedding and family photographer. Some might call me “just a photographer” but it’s not like that… not at all. My seniors, brides, and families invite me into their personal lives to share their very important life milestones.
If I was “just a photographer” then I wouldn’t get this lump in my throat as a dad walks his daughter down the aisle to hand her future over to a young man that can’t possibly love her as much as he does…
…or when I see endless tweets of last season’s high school seniors packing their cars to head off to college. Who is going to feed them, protect them, love them?
Being a mother and daughter myself, I can feel both sides of the fence. I remember how excited I was to marry the love of my life. But, I remember my dad asking me if I was sure I was ready.
I also remember packing my car and heading off to college. I was SO excited. But, I also remember my parents driving off without me.
The funny thing is that we all know it’s coming. At the start of our senior year, or the beginning of your engagement, we know where we are headed. If we prepare properly, then we are ready. It’s the way life goes. Ready or not, it’s time.
As summer is winding down, I continue to share these life milestones with my families. I’m technically “just your photographer” but, really I feel more like part of your family.
So, from the family member who is on the outside looking in, my advice to each one of my 2016 seniors, parents of 2016 seniors, brides, grooms, parents of my bride and grooms, and now my 2017 seniors and their parents…
Live in the moment! Take it all in and enjoy every second with your loved ones. We are exactly where we are supposed to be. Thank you for including me in your family!
Do you know someone who needs a professional photographer? We’d love to be part of your family too.