Posted on September 9, 2011
Who are these mini-sessions best for? These minis are only 20 minutes long, so they are best for families with 4 or fewer children. We will not have time for individual portraits of each family member, siblings together, and full family shots. My priority will be full family portraits unless you indicate otherwise. These mini-sessions are NOT ideal for newborns or toddlers. If you have newborns or toddlers, please know that we may not get 10-12 good portraits during one mini-session. We will do the best we can, but remember that it sometimes takes a toddler 15 minutes to warm up to a camera!!
I would ask those who are having regular sessions in Sept, Oct, or Nov. (especially Milestones Baby clients) to please reconsider booking an extra holiday mini-session spot. If you would like me to squeeze a family picture or two into your baby’s mini-session, I would be happy to do that for you! There are over 40 people on the mailing list who want a holiday mini-session and not enough spots to go around. Thank you!
Can I upgrade packages after I see my photos? Yes – you can purchase the Send some Cheer package now and upgrade to the Deck Your Halls package by paying the difference after you see your proofs! Instructions on how to upgrade will be sent with your gallery!!
Can I substitute items in the package? Because of the specialty nature of these offerings, the packages are standard and no substitutions or exceptions can be made. I will have a la carte items (additional sets of holiday cards, mini-accordion albums, prints and gallery wrapped canvases) available to add on when you see your proofs.
Where are the locations? Specific location information will be announced as we get closer to the dates. Morning sessions are going to be held at a beautiful beach in the Norfolk/VB area and evening sessions will be held somewhere green and lush. The location is not nearly as important as your smile!
What should we wear? I will be sending out a wardrobe guide for you about a month before the mini-sessions with some hints and ideas!
What happens if I can’t make it? Because of the high-demand, $100 of your deposit is non-refundable. If you are late to the session or have to cancel at the last minute, you forfeit your spot and your deposit.
What is the turn around time on prints/digital files/cards? All images will be proofed within 10 days of the session. Holiday cards will be proofed to you within two days and they will be ready for pickup within a week. All holiday cards will be in your hands by mid-November at the latest to ensure that you can send them in a timely manner for the holidays!
Sounds great – how do I get a spot? Click on this link to go to the booking site at http://kimberlingray.bookmonline.com where you can choose your preferred date and time (only those spots left will show up!) and then click through to pay via PayPal.
Look forward to photographing your family in October!!
Posted on June 27, 2011
I just had to sneak peek a few of these beautiful family photos from last night’s beach session. It was a celebration – with 14 family members from Virginia and Canada (yep, our neighbor to the north!) celebrating these twins’ baptism weekend. They are absolutely the cutest pair I’ve seen – well since my last pair of cuties! :D But seriously, don’t these two melt your heart?
I don’t want to get carried away with this ‘peek’ – but I’ll just share one of the grandparents and their little grandbabies:
And then my signature silhouette. I posted this one on Facebook where I’ve shared quite a few maternity silhouettes before. This time not a pregnant belly, but the whole family! I just loooove how it turned out!
Posted on June 12, 2011
It was a HOT ONE last night when we trekked all the way out to Smithfield to try out a new location! We originally had talked about this session on the beach, but I usually dissuade those with babies under 2 from the beach unless they are very comfortable little beach babes! The humid air made me a sweaty mess, but they held it together wonderfully! I am so excited to share these few with you all! Enjoy!
Posted on May 27, 2011
Ask any photographer and they will tell you that the more challenging ages to photograph children are about 3-4 months old and then about two years old. This family session was double the challenge with BOTH those ages! Now, I have a two year old who lives in my house, so I know exactly how to work with that age and pulled out all my usual tricks. I first photographed him about a year ago and then his baby sister right after she was born – and we put up with all the pouts in order to get some really sweet family beach photos. Enjoy your sneak peek!!
Posted on May 22, 2011