Family Photography by An Eye for design photography

Welcome

I am so pleased you have chosen An Eye for Design Photography and look forward to working with you to exceed your expectations. Custom portraiture is an investment in beautiful artistry that will be treasured for generations to come and I am committed to offering natural, fun photography to capture sentimental moments for your family and to offer heirloom products to enjoy for a lifetime.

This welcome kit shares what you can expect from your custom photography experience with An Eye for Design Photography and provides helpful, important information about the uniquely rewarding experience I offer.

If you have questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact me. I am excited to begin our creative journey with you!

Very friendly, fast service. Open to ideas! Beautiful pictures!! Will be booking another session again! - Stephanie H

The An Eye for Design Photography Experience

Have you had your portraits taken before and the disk or USB is sitting in a drawer somewhere? Have you been meaning to get those images printed and hung on the wall? Does this task seem overwhelming and too time consuming for you? Well, if you answered yes, I am here to help. An Eye for Design Photography strives to make sure that you are getting those precious family memories out of a drawer and displayed for you and your family to cherish for years to come.

An Eye for Design Photography is a full service boutique photography business. My goal is to make sure you not only have an amazing session that leaves you with fun memories but also to provide you with heirloom quality prints and products that will last a lifetime.

No more files hidden away in drawers for no one to see! About two weeks after your session you’ll have your reveal night where you’ll get to see all of your images for the first time. That night we’ll work to create amazing products to showcase your entire session. From custom collages and wall art to image boxes-An Eye for Design Photography has a full range of products to meet all of your needs!

I’m guessing that right now you’re saying “But I want the digital files!”. Don’t worry I completely understand where you’re coming from. I value digital files as much as you do (otherwise I wouldn’t have an external hard drive full of photos with precious memories!). An Eye for Design Photography offers collections that include digital files along with the quality products for your family to enjoy. You’ll get the best of both worlds AND get them for a lower price when they’re combined in a collection. Doesn’t get much better than that! I am excited to begin this creative journey with you!

Planning Your Session

Are you dreading planning your session? Are you dreading trying to get all those kiddos to smile? As a mother to a bunch of animals (since I don't have any kids but sure act like kids) believe me when I say, I know how you feel! It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the planning of the outfits, choosing the perfect location and keeping everyone happy long enough to at least look happy in the photos. It’s a good thing for you that all of those are my specialties!

Here are a few tips as we begin to plan your session. Remember that I’m here with you through the whole thing so be sure to relax and let things flow!

When we’re deciding on a location think about places you and your family LOVE and have the most fun. This could be your backyard, the beach, or a favorite park! Wherever it is we’ll make sure to capture your family being your family in a natural way and having FUN!

When choosing outfits refer to the “What to Wear” portion of this guide and remember it’s likely you can choose right from your own closets!

Stressed about convincing your child (or husband) to give the perfect smile? Don’t worry, I’ve got it covered. The best thing you can do to help make this happen is to relax and let me handle it. I pride myself on taking the time to get to know your family, to relax, play and have fun. During this time I’ll grab the fun candids but also convince your children that they like me enough to smile for those perfect shots!

Keep the bribery at home! Most likely we won’t need it and if we do, I come prepared! I’ll have a special something for each of your children for after the session...if they’re not cooperating that usually does the trick!

What to Wear

What you wear is key for a successful session. Clothing complements who you are as a family, speaks to the environment in which the session is taking place, and coordinates with the home where final images will be displayed. Your style should be as unique as your family, so I’ve put together some clothing advice for a creative, comfortable session.

Be sure to plan your outfits completely a few days before your session. Here are some general rules of the road for making picture-perfect fashion decisions:

Choose a palette of 3-4 colors and mix it up, including both pants and dresses. You want a cohesive feel, but without being overly ‘matchy-matchy’. Picture a page in a clothing catalog where everyone coordinates, but nobody stands out more than the rest

  • Light clothes look better on lighter backgrounds, and dark clothes look better on darker backgrounds.
  • Generally, sleeveless shirts and shorts on adults tend not to flatter, but layered clothing is fabulous.
  • Arrange your outfits ahead of time on a big bed, including accessories.
  • Make sure all clothes are clean and pressed and on hangers a few days before your session.
  • Remember, shoes must be clean and stylish, too.
  • Babies and Kids can be bolder with color and style.

After the Session

You’ve already had a blast at your session but now things are about to get even better! Two weeks after your session we’ll have your reveal night (we’ll schedule this at the same time we schedule your session to make sure you see your images as soon as possible!). On your reveal night you’ll see all of your images for the first time. It’s definitely something to get excited about!

That night I’ll come to your home (that’s right no babysitter and you can even stay in your jammies if you want!) and show you a custom slideshow with your images. I will also bring along prints, wall art and products that you touch and feel.

After you’ve experienced the slideshow you’ll have some time to go through all of your images and take a look at all of the product samples. Seeing everything in person will really give you a sense of what products are most important to you. My favorites are framed collages and image boxes (because I can never decide on which images to choose)

20x24 collage print
8x10 custom image box with 20 8x10 prints

You’ll have plenty of time to ask any questions, to hold up images to different walls in your own home to see what sizes will work best and enough time to pick out your favorites.

The collections on the following page have been put together to give you the absolute best quality product for the best value. Those collections are available on reveal night only. No need to worry if the products in the offered collections don’t fit you’re needs, all products are available a la carte as well and are 20% off on reveal night!

The goal of the reveal night is to finalize your order so we can get your prints and products to you as soon as possible. To help make this stress free it’s a great idea to take a look through all of the different products and collections so you can go into it with an idea of what might work best for you. Once you’ve seen your images that may change but it’s always good to have an idea when we get started!

When all the fun of the reveal night is over, you’ll have a short wait before you’ll have those images in your hands! Digital files purchased will be made available within 24 hours and you can expect to have your prints and products in hand within 2-4 weeks. When everything is in we’ll schedule a time that I can hand deliver everything to make sure it gets there safely!

Collection 1

  • 20x30 canvas
  • 8x10 custom image box with 20 8x10 images
  • 5 gift prints (4x6 or 5x7)
  • CD slideshow
  • Online photo gallery
  • 20% off a la carte menu at Reveal Night
  • Gift certificate for next session
  • $1400 ($1900 value)

Collection 2

  • 20x24 framed print/collage
  • 5X7 image box with 10 5x7 prints
  • 5 gift prints (4x6 or 5x7)
  • Online photo gallery
  • 20% off a la carte menu at Reveal Night
  • Gift certificate for next session
  • $1200 ($1400 value)

Collection 3

  • 16x20 canvas
  • 4x6 custom image box with 10 4x6 images
  • 5 complimentary prints (4x6 or 5x7)
  • Online photo gallery
  • 20% off a la carte menu at Reveal Night
  • Gift certificate for next session
  • $1000 ($1200 value)

Depending on the type of session you're deciding on there will be a creative fee due at the time of booking your session. That creative fee includes a pre-session consultation, up to 90 minutes of shooting, editing time, and a fun reveal night! Prints and products are not included in the creative fee and will be available at the above special rate during your reveal night.

A LA CARTE

PRINTS

  • 8 WALLETS OR 5X7....$20
  • 8X10...................................$40
  • 11X14...................................$50
  • 16X24................................$70
  • 20X30...............................$80
  • 30X40...............................$90

CANVASES

  • 11X14............$60
  • 16X20.........$80
  • 20X30........$100
  • 30X40........$120

FRAMED PRINTS/COLLAGES

  • 5X30 PANEL................$50
  • 16X20 MATTED...........$100
  • 20X24 MATTED..........$150

ALBUMS

  • 5X5 SIGNATURE ALBUMS (10 PAGES)..............$90
  • 10X10 SIGNATURE ALBUM (10 PAGES)..............$110

CUSTOM IMAGE BOX

  • 5X7 CUSTOM IMAGE BOX (1O MOUNTED IMAGES)..........$80
  • 8X10 CUSTOM IMAGE BOX (20 MOUNTED IMAGES)........$130

DIGITAL

  • Full Digital collection................................................$100
  • WATERMARKED FACEBOOK IMAGES..............$80
  • CD SLIDESHOW.........................................................$90
"An Eye for Design Photography - offering natural, captive photography to capture sentimental moments your family to enjoy forever."

If you're ready to book your family photography session, or if you'd like more information, I would love to hear from you!

You can email me at aneyefordesignphotography@gmail.com.

www.aneyefordesignphotography.com | 309.863.1862 | aneyefordesignphotography@gmail.com

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