Quick Smile sessions are designed for families with children ages 5+ only. We find that with cooperative subjects we can easily accomplish a goal photo and sometimes a bonus or two pretty darn quickly. Of course, you know your child best. Sometimes I've had children over age five who absolutely do not want to be photographed and put up a fight or who are terribly shy and need more time to warm up to me. My own daughter is almost five and telling her to look at smile means gritted teeth and wandering eyes. It's not my goal to force any child or disappoint parents so please only sign up if you feel this would be a stress free option for you and your child. Refunds are not given due to non-cooperation for these session types.
5 minute mini session at a to-be-determined location on Linvilla Orchards
Private proofs gallery
1 high-res digital image download with personal use and printing rights
Additional images $20 or download the entire gallery for $119
Eligibility: Families of up to six family members. All children, if any, must be ages 5+ (read above for more).
Expectation: Five minutes is not a lot of time to organize a group photo, and posing is not my specialty (flying toddlers is more my jam lol), so our goal is literally just ONE quick pic. This is perfect for something like an updated family posed pic where you don't need further breakdowns of the family members. Or it's great as an engagement or maternity session where only two people are involved because we could potentially accomplish a few pics in that time. But again, come in with the goal of one gorgeous photo, and I'll do my best as always, to underpromise and overdeliver.
Our scenery: I think it goes without saying, but just to cover my butt, please remember that I have absolutely no control over the scenery. I can't guarantee blossoms or a sunset sky any more than I can sun vs clouds (although some past stormy dramatic sessions have been AWESOME). May and August Quick Smiles may even take place in the farm market parking lot (a personal fave)I will use my best judgement to request a location within the orchard that will give us the best light for your photos. Most of the spring and summer is just plain beautiful grass and trees and fall goes from green to bare pretty quickly. Keep expectations simple and realistic.
Rain: Each of these take place on a Wednesday. The following day (Thursday) will be our rain date. Please only sign up if you can make the rain date if needed or are willing to forfeit your session if you cannot make it.
The mean rules: I am not responsible for any glitches or checkout errors from Big Cartel/PayPal's checkout process. A PayPal receipt in your email shows successful purchase. No refunds will be given for accidental purchase, illness, lateness, etc. If you are unable to make your session date you may sell your spot or trade times lots with another client as long as both parties agree.
Time slots: The time you sign up for is approximate depending on sun vs clouds that day and if we are in an area of the orchard that is open sun vs shaded woods. Your time may change +- 30 minutes as this is an approximation for now.
Clothing Style: Our family sessions definitely have a certain look. A mixture of romantic, whimsical, boho and vintage. Lots of natural fabrics and colors ranging from neutrals to pale pastels and muted tones. I ask clients to dress in pieces that reflect this so I can keep a cohesive look to my photos. In other words, avoid the bright colors and patterns and just go simple and subtle. My style isn't for everyone so that's why we want to make sure this is a perfect for you for before we book.
Social media use: My pricing reflects the ability to show off these beautiful sessions on our social media and share them with Linvilla Orchard's marketing team. Plus, it's a fun way for me to post sneak peeks for you while I edit. I don't use full names or tag clients without their permission, but if you'd prefer total privacy for your photos just let me know before booking. We have a small $25 privacy fee which will keep all images completely private to you.
Within a week of purchase, I'll send over contracts and details to the email you used to purchase this with. If you prefer another email just let me know at email@example.com
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