I’m beyond excited to announce that because I submitted THREE separate entries into the We are the SEEN December photography challenge…and all three were considered strong enough to be chosen for the top 10, they gave me a SPOTLIGHT award featuring all three entries. Check out all three winning entries featuring ifalSEENteam members Calen, Grace and Frances!
I’m super excited to announce that out of my three different Winter themed photo shoots that my SEEN team did in November, one of them was selected as a top 10 entry to be featured nationally on the We are the Seen website, and of the other two entries that didn’t make the top ten, one image from each theme was selected to be featured on the website as well in the “On the SEEN” gallery (basically the runners-up). I’m super proud of my team for braving the cold and windy conditions, helping me set up the “snowy path” and all of the unknowns that went along with that, and being willing to really get out their comfort zones to allow Claudia and Lindsay to take the hair and makeup concepts farther than ever gone before.
So here’s a shout-out to Ben, Jake, Amanda & Erica for their participation in my Pride and Prejudice/blustery winter themed session. They looked amazing despite cold temps and crazy wind, and helped bring to life one some of my very favorite literary characters. This theme won a spot in the top 10.
Julia, Jala and Abigail participated in the “Hazy Shade of Winter” concept session, which drew inspiration from 80’s music videos and girl bands. Claudia and Lindsay did an amazing job on their hair and makeup, and the girls all nailed their outfits.
Sadie and Kayla went the farthest out on the limb for the “Frozen” themed session. They spent hours helping me mix and haul fake snow then had to sit for hours of hair and makeup before we finally made it out to shoot. Only one image of the four…one of Kayla alone…made it into the On the SEEN gallery, but I was proud of all of the images submitted, and just loved getting creative and pushing the envelope with all three of the Winter themed sessions.
Schedule your 10, 20 or 30-minute mini-session in October or November. Some weeknight sessions also available upon request. If you’re looking for a more personalized session, give me a call, and we’ll plan an amazing Preferred Portrait session and find a date that works best for your family.
Sunday, 10/11 – morning – Haymarket FULL
Sunday, 10/11 – afternoon – acreage – FULL
Saturday, 10/17 – morning – East Campus
Saturday, 10/17 – afternoon – acreage (2 spots left at 3:00 and 3:30)
Sunday, 10/18 – morning – Haymarket (1 spot left at 9:30)
Sunday, 10/18 – afternoon – OMAHA Old Market – (1 spot left at 3:30)
Saturday, 10/24 – morning – East Campus
Saturday, 10/24 – afternoon – Holmes Lake
Sunday, 10/25 – morning – Haymarket
Sunday, 10/25 – afternoon – Acreage
Saturday, 10/31 – morning – East Campus
Sunday, 11/1 – late morning – Haymarket
Sunday, 11/1 – afternoon – Holmes Lake (+1 sunset session)
Session pricing for fall sessions:
Images for a Lifetime is committed to offering session options for a wide range of needs; from a quick updated family picture to an artistic, expansive personalized session complete with location and wardrobe consultation, wall art and albums. Our flexible session lengths as well as digital and print options allow you to choose the session that best fits your need and budget! For any of the park sessions listed above, you can choose from the following session lengths and options:
10-minute session: $150, 1 main goal, 5 digital files with full print rights that you choose immediately following your sessions. File package upgrades available. This session was added in to meet the needs of the most budget-concious. 5 amazing images that you have the rights to print on your own, as large and as many as your want!
20-minute session: $300, 2 main goals, 10 digital files or $250 full-service print credit. This session is closest to our old Mini-Session, with a $50 built-in session fee, but now a choice between a full-service print order or 10 digital files with full print rights.
30-minute session: $500, 3 main goals, 20 digital files or $400 full-service print credit. This session is closest to our former “Meet Me at the Park” session, with a $100 session fee built in, and now a choice between a regular full-service print order or 20 digital files that you have full rights to.
1+ hour Preferred Portrait session: $200 session fee, $600 order minimum. You get to choose the time and session location that work best for you. Never rushed, this session gives us the freedom to shoot for art and fun, going beyond just portraits into the realm of photographic storytelling. These sessions are amazingly stress-free and creative, and while the investment is a little more, they’re worth every penny!
Join me and my incredible 2016 ifalSEENteam for an evening of good old-fashioned fun and dancing! Dance lessons start at 6:00 so you can learn the basics of the swing dance. My team will perform a choreographed dance number between 7:00 and 7:30, and then the Bobby Layne orchestra will provide the evening’s music as we dance the night away! Proceeds will benefit the Lighthouse After School Program. Get your tickets here and join us for an amazing evening. “Swing era” (loosely 20’s to 50’s) attire encouraged but not required!
I’m so excited! For the 4th month in a row, one of my submissions has been selected to be featured in the We are the SEEN monthly image challenges.I’ve gotten an “honorable mention” twice, and ONE of my images has made the top 10 before, but this is the first time one of my entire submissions has made it to the top 10. I’m so excited for these monthly challenges. They are pushing me to be a better and more creative photographer, and that in turn means better and more creative images for my seniors. This month’s winning entry wasn’t even a session that I specifically shot for the challenge, just some images from Lauren’s actual senior session that I took because I knew that June’s challenge was direct sunlight, so I made sure to try some direct sunlight images!
Not only did Lauren’s dance submissions make the top 10, but two of Lauren’s other images got an honorable mention feature, as did one of my images from the “guys” sunlight session I did with Ben, Jake, Max and Calen…all members of my ifalSEENteam…when we paired up with the Post & Nickel on a fashion photo shoot. What a great day!