Saturday, September 27, 2014

October Calendar

The leaves are changing colors and the air is getting sweeter.  What that means is it is that time of the year again!  It is time to make the most of the outdoor color and good weather while it is here!

As requested, I have opened up three Mini Session dates:

Saturday October 4th in the A.M. at Rood Bridge Park, Hillsboro
Saturday, October 11 in the P.M. at Cook Park, Tigard
Saturday October 18th in the P.M. at a S.E. Portland location.
*please note as my schedule has filled, the original dates/locations have been moved to reflect the current calendar page on this post*

I also have a couple Half Sessions available on Thursday on the East side of Portland.

Family and Studio session times are available as noted, with some flexibility on day/time if you can't find a spot that works for you.




ALL PACKAGES INCLUDE:

Session & Post Processing Time/Talent
Online Password Protected Gallery
Printing From Website at Cost Value
Photo CD of Images
Copyright Release
Travel up to 20 miles of 97223

$125 MINI SESSION
(select dates only)
15-20 Minutes
10 images on a CD

$175  HALF SESSION
Studio or Outdoor Locations
30 Minutes
15 images on a CD
(photographer selected)
1 Backdrop for Studio Sessions
Outfit changes not suggested


$275 FAMILY SESSION
Studio or On Location
One single family
No limit on individuals
Family, Maternity, Newborn**
60 minutes
40-50  images on a CD
1-2 Backdrops for Studio

Multiple outfit changes are okay 

For all sessions, a $50 reservation fee is required at time of booking to reserve your date on the calendar. 100% of this fee will be applied to your session fee. The remainder of your session fee is due in full on or before the time of your session. Please note, prices and packages are subject to change. If you would like to lock in your rate, gift certificates may be purchased at any time.



 If you would like to snag an October spot please send me an inquiry at crystalpettitphotography@gmail.com.  All the dates/times listed below are still available.  October is usually the busiest month for photos, so with that in mind, please be sure to get your deposits in if you have a pending session!

I hope to see you soon!



Monday, September 22, 2014

Ever After Resale Fall Event


Once every spring and fall I have the privilege of doing a simple studio set up at the Ever After Resale Events in Beaverton, OR.  It is a ton of fun for me, and parents love it because it includes an absolute free sitting!  There is no session fee, but each image can be printed at low cost from my website or downloaded for only $10 each.  I meet a lot of new families, but it is super exciting to see familiar faces too.  There were a few this year and some even had a new sibling!

I was a little uncertain of how the Burnt Orange backdrop would do, but paired up with my brand new chevron chair from Target and a new floor option, I think it worked well.  I think I might have sold more chairs for Target (talk about popular!) than future Photo Sessions, but I am pleased with the turn out.  Here is a little preview of all the cuties I was able to photograph this year.  Enjoy the cuteness!




Rain, Rain, Go Away!


I checked the forecast the night before, everything looked good.  Although it was overcast driving to meet this family, I didn't expect to encounter a downpour on the way to our location.  This has been my third year taking this family's photos.  It is so much fun seeing how the boys have grown each time, so when the rain drops started cascading down my windshield, my heart sank a little.  On the phone with Mom and we discussed the options.  We could either reschedule or go ahead and shoot.  We decided to meet and wait out the rain.  Fortunately, we didn't have to wait at all.  The rain had nearly stopped once the family had arrived, and we went for it!  It stayed dry the whole time!  It was a perfect Half Session at Dawson Creek Park in Hillsboro, OR...with a ton of cuteness!  So thankful!