Seniors: it’s time to start thinking about graduation parties and invitations!
I’ll be sending out your official emails on the 15th to start talking designs, but if you already have some ideas, PLEASE email me/message me/text me/whatever so that I can get a head start!
If you’ve seen some designs that you liked, show me! I’ll do my best to capture the aspects you love.
Below I’ll post some designs I’ve done in the past (and some for this year that I’ve been doing just messing around) in case you need to spark some inspiration! Your design can be done in one of these sort of templates, or made completely from scratch to match your unique personality.
Class of 2015! Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about senior photos!
I am accepting 8 members of the class of 2015 (only 2 per school!) to represent amanda.matilda.photography this year! Sessions for representatives are only $100 and include tons of bonus rewards for helping me spread the love! Applications are due by May 1st, so why not apply today!
Looking to update your social media pics?
Need some headshots?
Love the look of senior photos but already in college?
Just want to have a fun time with friends?
From February til the end of March, I will be offering Mini E-sessions (Min-E Sessions) for just $50! These sessions will last 30 minutes and include an online gallery of 10 photos for you to download.
(Additional mileage investment will be needed for travel to Ames or Des Moines. This single investment can be split between a group of friends, but each person will pay their own E-session fee.)
I first had the pleasure of meeting Wren back in October when I photographed her and her friends who’ve been best friends since kindergarten. I was excited to be approached by Wren and her mom to take her official senior photos as well! Plus, she was helping me fulfill my winter session goal of taking photos at a botanical garden!
After a slight delay due to snow (*shakes fist at fickle Iowan winters*) we met up at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens for our adventure. Take a peek at some of my favorite frames from the experience:
Friends, I am sick of winter. Sick of it. I get this way every January, as the festivities of the holidays come to a close, and the January birthdays come to pass, and spring seems a far-off dream.
So you can imagine how excited I am to be stepping out of the wintery cold tomorrow and into the Botanical Garden in Des Moines for a wonderfully warm senior session!
I’m also working on reorganizing/designing my office space; I’ll give you all a tour when it’s finished
Also on my agenda is a redesign of my website and a pricing adjustment. Prices won’t be going up much, persay, I’m just adjusting them for what my clients are looking for. For example, as I book more and more out of town senior sessions, I’ve decided to switch to a location-based fee with more variety of add-ons for products and digital files and such. I think it will be a much better set-up; more tailored to what you guys want and much easier to glance at and understand, rather than taking some explanation. Look for those changes to be released in late spring/early summer! .
And let’s all cross our fingers for an early spring this year. None of that May snow crap we had last year! (Honestly, I don’t think my tear ducts could handle it. Haha)
Today I wanted to share with you a conversation I had with Stella‘s mom during her session.
Stella’s mom had talked with me about how grateful she was that I could come to her house to do the photo session. While talking with my mom about the session a few days ago, I mentioned this comment. She remarked how much she dreaded getting photos of my brother and me done as children because of how much hassle there was to get us all dressed up, loaded into the car, packing up a change of clothes, and praying that we wouldn’t mess ourselves up on the way to the studio.
I had never really publicly promoted the fact that I do home visits for photo sessions, outside of client inquiries, because I was embarrassed about not having a studio space of my own yet. But now that I have these insights, I’d like to share more with you about home visit sessions!
For home visits I will transport my professional studio lighting to your home, along with any props or backdrops from my stash you’d like to incorporate. This way your children will be where they are comfortable and familiar with their surroundings. The photos will be more natural and calm that way too (Plus there’s no fighting the cold in the dead of winter!)
I offer home visit sessions for kids/babies sessions or family sessions with young children. If you’d like more information, or are thinking about booking, you can contact me:
Friends, I am offering something a little different this year.
Each quarter of this year I will be booking a session as a “pay what you can” session!
Here’s how it works:
One session booked between January-March, one between April-June, one between July-September, and one between October-December will qualify for this offer.
The sessions will be first come, first served. They can be booked any time as well — the Oct-Dec slot could be booked in February, for instance.
You will sign a contract and put down a deposit of $30 to reserve your session that I will return to you in full once the session is complete. This is to prevent instances of booking early and cancelling once the date comes up. No session, no refund.
After your session, I will put up a private online gallery with your finished, hand-picked photos. You will at this point pay what you think they are worth. Upon payment, you will either receive a download code for you to download the gallery, or you may opt for receiving the photos on a CD.
Frequently asked questions:
Is this really free?
No, it’s not free. The clients I will take on come to me because they appreciate my work and value my art. People are willing to pay for those cherished memories. This just puts the pricing gun in your hands, so to speak
Will you accept weddings with this deal?
I will not be accepting weddings under this offer this year. But if all goes as well as I anticipate, I hope to offer weddings with this deal next year!
How do I decide what to pay?
Based on your experience with me and the quality of the photos you see as the final product!
Isn’t this risky?
Sure. But this allows me to do what I love–taking photographs and building connections! I know some people may be intimidated by pricing lists. Hopefully this takes the focus off of the numbers and onto the product and the relationship we build!