Running your own business can be lonely and frustrating at times, and it’s so important to have your cheerleaders, your mentors, pick-me-uppers and bring-me-back-down-to-earthers, and I am so lucky to have all that and more in one very special photo-friend, the very talented and lovely Sarah Stone of Sarah Stone Photography.
We started in biz at around the same time, and have been firm friends ever since I plucked up courage to send Sarah that first ‘You don’t know me but I’ve been stalking you’ message…. We’ve laughed, cried and had lots of fun together, and just recently started doing more collaborative shoots, which has been good for both of us as we continue to learn lots from each other, and great for clients as they get a kind of ‘BuyOneGetOneFree’ deal! ‘Second shooting’ is common amongst wedding photographers, but not so much in the Portrait world, but we’ve found it works great for us.
So, what next?
Well, summer is well and truly here and many of our children will break up from school this weekend, so we thought it would be great to celebrate summer with a special type of photoshoot. Today, we are announcing our first series of ‘Photography Taster Sessions’, which will be held within the grounds of ‘Uplands’, the home of Light and Day Photography, just outside Chepstow. Here we have fields and ponies and woodlands and pretty gardens, a perfect backdrop for these Taster Sessions.
Here is a little glimpse into what we get up to on our shoots – this lovely video was shot on location in the spring at Uplands.
What is a ‘Taster Photography Session’?
Well, quite simply it’s a ‘taste’ of what you would receive as part of a full photography session with either Sarah or myself; but it’s shorter than a normal photography session and includes a set package of digital files instead of print packages and bespoke products (although these are still available upon request).
The sessions will be held within the grounds of Uplands, near Chepstow. You will be greeted and taken to the designated area, which has beautiful lighting, ample distractions for the children and a perfect backdrop for stunning images of your children.
When are the ‘Taster Photography Sessions’?
Wednesday 14th August 2013
Wednesday 21st August 2013
5 Sessions are available on each day.
What is the cost and what is included?
The cost for a ‘Taster Photography Session’ is £200, includes 5 high-resolution files of your choice on a USB fob, plus a bespoke iPhone App as a keepsake of your shoot. Additional images, products such as wall-art and canvases and bespoke personalised gifts (such as iPhone and iPad covers) can be purchased separately by arranging an in-person viewing session.
Sarah and I will be working together to create a natural and vibrant mix of images in a short amount of time. Sessions are fun, full of energy and really capture your child’s personality. This photoshoot is perfect for you if you’ve never had a photography session before; it will provide you with a perfect keepsake of your little one and allow you to share your images easily with family and friends or get creative with the digital files.
This session is not suitable for a large family portrait or a large group as it is designed for children and siblings only at this time. If you are not sure if this is the right photography session for you, please feel free to get in touch and we’ll be happy to advise you.
We look forward to meeting you!