Photo sessions are something that so many families want but struggle to make happen. Year after Year, nothing.
If you keep on doing what you've been doing, you will keep on getting what you've been getting.
How about a PLAN to help tackle PRICE because it can be expensive. A plan to tackle Scheduling, because that's always an issue... A plan to make sure you get on the calendar before the weather changes and other things like... How do you avoid an awkward session? What locations should I choose? What if you don't like your pictures?... Is there a satisfaction guarantee? All of it, is Overwhelming and typically leads to Procrastination. Who has time for all of this?
When you sign up, you begin automated monthly installments that end after 6 months. Your total investment will be 50% OFF normal package prices, due to the 6 Month Trial Run. In the future, plans will run a 12 month term, so now is your chance to save big. Packages may included high resolution files, the amount of time needed to create them, Basic Editing/Processing, and a set of prints too.
OR just let the system pick for you. 10 days after you sign up (or sooner) you will be able to choose your session location, date, & time. Reschedule as needed before the session.
The Package PLAN makes things SIMPLE for you. So technically, there is nothing you NEED to do.
Details like where to meet me for your session, where to park, what to expect, and other information will be emailed to you as the session date gets closer.
Your images are available online within 14 days. (or sooner) A Sneak Peek is available minutes after your session ends.
So.... there is nothing to think about. Just ENJOY the Package PLAN system !
The Package PLAN system is MOSTLY a weekDAYS, type of thing.
Limited weekEND slots will be available to those who choose the LIMITED "Package PLAN". However, Monday & Friday will be the default days to schedule sessions for all other packages. I'll add an additional weekday as needed, when possible, to make this work for everyone.
It's difficult to have a healthy family life if I'm gone every weekend. I shoot 20 weddings per year between April & October. Leaving only 6 or 7 warm-ish uninterrupted weekends to spend with Family & Friends.
Set it and Forget it.
You dont have to think about it. Just pick the PLAN that fits your budget. Each monthly installment will be automatically withdrawn until the end of the term. Since this is a Trial Run, the term ends 6 months after you sign up. Which is why you'll save 50% OFF normal package prices.
You're gonna like your photos, I guarantee it. If not, we can re-shoot or cancel your plan to stop any future payments. Simple as that.
I'm comfortable showing images on the spot, because they already look good in the camera, without editing. I mean... That's the point of hiring a pro, right ? --- PLUS --- If we finish the session on time, you'll get to choose a couple Sneak Peeks too. I'll send those to you minutes after the session in exchange for a Share and a Tag on social media. #ReferralsAreLife. ;-)
LIMITED Package PLAN sign ups:
Custom APP for iPhone & Android:
RANDOM Freebies to RANDOM Members on a RANDOM Basis:
I'm serious. I want this to be good for you. If you're not happy then, I’m not happy. Simple as that. Yes. This is risky for me and no other photographer will offer this but I feel this is the way it should be. Also, there is no contract, So feel free to cancel whenever you want. Likewise, there is a STRONG “No Refund Policy” in place. This is the ONLY way I can offer such an insanely awesome service on an affordable monthly payment plan system.
YES... eventually. I'm limiting the trial run to 30 people. Once the 30 spots on my roster are full, I will close the doors to the Trial Run for this year. I plan to promote this to 5 waves of people and invite more & more people to the Facebook group. However, everytime I promote this system to a new wave of people, the chances of YOU securing a spot on the roster will shrink dramatically. Those that DO sign up now, will also secure their spot on the roster for next year, if they choose to continue. The current goal is to stay small, and work out unexpected issues.
In the future, Open Sign Ups will be held once per year at the beginning of the year. (Between January and February) As the Package PLAN gains popularity, the available spots on my roster will fill up even faster.
Yes! However if everyone is happy with the system and they all stay onboard for the next year...well... there is really no need to take on any new members. I may or may not accept more Package PLAN members in 2019.
Yes! When you choose the date of your session you are simultaneously choosing the Location too. Locations will get assigned to specific dates and you can choose the DATE & TIME. (if you want to)
My favorite locations include a Park, an open field, an old down town area, an urban area, a barn, and overlooked areas that most people would not even consider or notice. Beaches, Hiking trails, & Chicago are considered "X-Factor" locations since they require more time. These locations and a few others will be available later, on a higher tier plan.
Here is an example: Beaches, Camp grounds, down town Chicago, or activity based ideas like bike riding, hiking, camping, paint ball and water balloon fights to name a few. I LOVE X-Factor locations and I wish I can shoot at least 2 of these a month but unfortunately logistics are an issue. Locations can affect how fast I work and the amount of people I can work with in a day. Some locations do not offer as much variety as I need for a full day of working with multiple members. Others are not as accommodating and in turn, require more time preparing, shooting, and money. Parking fees, entrance fees, and if I'll need an assistant or not are also taken into consideration. I am working on a way to offer this in the future, on a higher tier Package PLAN and on a very limited basis per year. Likely only 1 or 2 per month in the summer.
If this is something you have your heart set on… then email me to let me know that you want an X-Factor session at info@TimeShotsInc.com. Use the subject "X-Factor Session". We'll discuss your ideas and take it from there. These are my favorites.
YES. This can be a mix of two families or even multi-generation. You'll need to sign up for the LIMITED Package PLAN tommake this happen.
YES. 2 years and older will be just fine on any plan.
YES and NO. You need a calmer and more customized session. Your Baby controls the entire session. So parents and I are forced to go with the flow. I prefer to do these session in your home. I'm happy to make a special Package PLAN just for you and discuss your needs. So please email me. info@TimeShotsInc.com
YAAAAssssss.... Jump on-board. These are so much fun for me. The BASIC & STANDARD Package PLAN will give you enough time for one outfit. If we hustle a little bit, we can squeeze in a 2nd outfit too. However, I recommend the LIMITED plan for any Senior Session because we'll have more time and won't feel rushed which results in a better experiance and better images. Also you will end up with enough images to make a ver nice photo-book too.
YES, you can totally be apart of this system. Since most headshots and profile pics do not show much background, location options might not affect you. There are a few other things to consider besides location when doing headshots so if you're trying for a specific goal in line with a personal brand or theme, then I recommend you email me at info@TimeShotsInc.com
YES and No. Indoor & Outdoor Lifestyle sessions are a time consuming approach to a session. It produces some of the most heartfelt images you can get but requires me to spend almost half a day with only one client. It also requires more preparation before the session on your end as well as on mine. Naturally this will cost more. However, I am working on a way to offer this later on a higher tier Package PLAN.
If this is something you have your heart set on… email me at info@TimeShotsInc.com and use the subject "Lifestyle Sessions". We'll discuss your ideas A.S.A.P. and take it from there.
Yes. You can be a part of the Package PLAN system but I'll need to make a few customizations to make it work for you. Just sign up on the Limited or STANDARD Pacakge PLAN. Then email me so that we can discuss your needs. info@TimeShotsInc.com
YES... I send all photoshop requests to a Photoshop guru who gets it done faster and better than me. Saving me time and allowing me to get back out there and shoot more, instead of staring at a computer screen. It's super affordable too. Typically between $20 and $60 a file. If there is something specific you want done, we can submit the request and he will give us a quote.
ALL Sessions will be outdoors. This means you'll have to be willing to cope with the possible reschedule, if weather doesn't line up for us.
YUP. The most common reason is due to weather. Rain is the biggest issue, but sometimes it might actually be too hot or too cold. I'll typically decide a whether related reschedule, the day before the session. Another reason to reschedule is if someone is ill. I'm a fan of sayings like "Tough it out" and "Just get it done" but NOT when you're sick. C'mon now... Keep in mind, rescheduling is risky. What if it's a packed month for photo sessions? That might mean you miss out on the summer look and get bumped back to the end of the line for fall sessions. So rescheduling last minute complicates things and I really want to avoid it as much as possible. Weather, illness, and emergencies are just out of our control.
It means the images will go from the camera straight to you and will not ever see editing software. They still look great online and in prints 8x10 and smaller but anything bigger will need a High Resolution file that's been Processed/Edited.
The LIMITED and STANDARD Package PLANS include the Editing and High resolution files of your favorite pics, PLUS --- ALL other images Straight From Camera.
Typically in 14 days or sooner. All images will be placed online for you to review and choose your favorites. After you choose your favorites, I will edit them, upload the new edited versions to your online gallery, remove the watermark, and email you an update letting you know you can now download your high resoluiton favorites. If you do not choose your favorites with in 14 days, I will happily choose them for you. Lastly... ALL Straight From Camera files that were not edited will be available for download, (watermark free) at the end of your Package PLAN term, after your final monthly installment has been made. Of course, you would need to have purchased a Package PLAN that includes ALL other files Straight From Camera.
PLAN A: is to enable you to choose your own session date using an online calendar of availability, but I know that some of you will get busy with life and not do it. Sooo… the last day to choose a session date, time, and location will be emailed to you after you sign up. However, after that specific date, the Package PLAN system will activate PLAN B: which is to begin automatically assigning dates, times, and locations to each member. This will ensure things move forward. Your session may be scheduled for a date in July, August, September or October. You can reschedule your session after it has been assigned, but ONLY if there are available spots remaining. If you have waited too long to schedule/reschedule your session and all the spots are taken, then we’ll have to go to PLAN C: Which is to ask the Members of our private Facebook Group, to see if anyone is willing to switch their date. If that doesn’t work, we go to PLAN D: which is to some how, magically, squeeze you in somewhere on the calendar. I’ll do my best but this might not be possible if I’m already rescheduling other members due to bad weather. If this doesn’t work, then we go to PLAN E: Which is to ask local professional photographers, that I know & trust, to help us out. If after all attempts, you're still not able to make something happen, then your plan will be canceled. I encourage you to choose your session date a soon as possible. It's the easiest thing to do, it will ensure the best experience, and it will help me avoid a few stress headaches.
This is a private online calendar that you will use to schedule your session Date, Time, and Location. Members on the LIMITED Package PLAN will be the 1st to see this calendar and schedule their sessions. After 48 hours the calendar will be made available to members on the Standard Package PLAN. After 48 hours the calendar will be made available to members on the Basic Plan.