I absolutely love doing my preschool photos. People think I’m crazy for wanting to photograph kid after kid for 3 days in a row, but I love it. Each one had their own distinct personality and they settle in to their own sweet poses. I try to give them as little direction as possible while keeping them in the right spot to get the best light. Kids are wiggly, and they move fast so I have to work quickly. I only have a few minutes with each one, so I have a few tricks to get them warm up and interact with me. This is one is TOO.STINKIN.CUTE!
These guys were a lot of fun. I love watching siblings interact, they all have their own unique way with each other. I find it absolutely sooo sweet.
I’m planning on posting some tips relating to photography that I think my clients would like. I thought this article from Fundy Software was extremely handy. I have a friend that is always taking awesome phone pictures of my kids when they are at her house. She writes hilarious hashtags too – but that’s getting off topic… She tags me on facebook and I always forget to download them and save them with my other family pictures. With this handy Facebook app, I can download them all.
Our awesome head of tech-gizmo-ology, Mike Krell, found this super cool plug-in for Facebook. It allows you to download every photo you’ve ever uploaded to Facebook. And it even puts all the photos into their respective folders all organized and neat for you. How cool is that?
Let’s go through the process. The site is a little spammy with the ads and whatnot, but it’s free and if you follow these steps you’ll have no problems at all.
Go to PickNZip
Click OK (don’t worry about the uber access you are giving the app, as we will uninstall it once our photos are downloaded.
Click “Find My Photos & Videos”
Under the download tab, choose Download all photos and when the pop up asks you, choose ZIP
It takes a bit to load all the photos.
And here is the final output
Pretty cool, huh?
If you would like to remove this app’s access to your Facebook account, click on App Center on the bottom left of your Facebook page. Then delete the app.
October 12, 11:00 (only one session available)
October 21, 11:00, 3:00, 3:30 and 4:00
October 22, 11-1:30 every 30 minutes
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What does a Mini cost?
$50 Session fee due at scheduling time to hold your spot.
What is a “Mini Session”?
The Mini Session is a 20-25 minute photo shoot that is offered on a limited number of dates throughout the year. Dates and locations are announced periodically through email, facebook and the website.
Note: It’s best to keep your session limited to just kids or a family of 4-5 depending on ages. Since we only have 25 minutes to shoot, it’s important to set it up for success. Big families, toddlers who need a long warm up time and babies will do better with a regular session so we can relax and not have time constraints.
How do I schedule a Mini Session?
A limited number of sessions are available throughout the year and are reserved quickly. The best way to schedule your session is to email or call the studio. The reservation fee is required at the time of scheduling to hold your spot.
How is the Mini Session different from a typical session?
These sessions are 20-25 minutes long and have a specific date and location. You will have at least 20 proofs to choose from. Mini sessions cost $50 and regular weekend sessions cost $150.
A regular photo session provides a, custom portraiture experience. These sessions provide a wider variety of images to choose from and more location options. More importantly, these sessions are designed around your needs, with more time to bring out your family and child’s personality.
How do I order images from the Mini Session?
Approximately one-two weeks after the photo shoot, we will have an in-studio ordering session. During this session, I will show you a slideshow of your pictures and help you place your order. I have special software that will allow me to import a picture of your walls at home to show you exactly how your pictures will look on your wall to scale.