Thursday, May 29, 2008
$400 for Monday through Friday appts.
What this price includes:
- a 30-60 minute location session for up to 4 people
- proofing time
- a blog feature
- a cd with 30-40 color images and 10-15 of those images also converted to black and white
-a reprint release for all images on the CD
$25 fee per person after 4
I include a reprint release with all my cd's so that you are at liberty to use the lab of your choice and make enlargements at your leisure. However, if you're interested in purchasing prints in addition to your cd, I can provide you with a pricing list of very affordable professional-grade prints.
Payment must be made in full the day of the shoot. I will accept a check made out to me, Viviana Killion, Heartspun Imagery, or cash. If you would like to pay via credit card I accept payments through Paypal. Just be sure to let me know so I can email you an invoice.
I do NOT charge travel fees for shoots in Crosby, Atascocita, Liberty, or Baytown.
$75 travel fee to the following locations:
Mercer Arboretum, Discovery Green, The Heights historical district, Theatre district, Downtown Houston
$75 travel fee to the following locations:
Spring/Cypress area, Pearland/Friendswood area
$100 travel fee to the following:
Galveston (fee can be split if 2 families book back to back shoots)
All packages will be mailed to your doorstep! Within 2 weeks of your shoot you should have the CD in your hands!
Information on enlargements and prices will be included with your CD.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Do you remember the feeling of wanting so badly to be "free" from the drudgery of high school? It's the time of year when I get to shoot seniors and it's always so nostalgic for me. I can vividly remember what it felt like to finally be graduating and yet here we are planning our 10 year reunion.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
My best friend didn't come by these pictures easily. She graciously subbed my kindergarten class for 8 weeks while I was on maternity leave and
did an awesome job. I know she has a new appreciation for teachers :) Anyhow, it was fun to get to do something for her. Don't I have such a pretty friend? LOL!
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sorry for the lack of pictures this week, but I didn't have any sessions last weekend. I'll have a couple this weekend and so I'll have something new to share next week!
However, after having Natalie I am back on the weight loss wagon and I found two awesome blogs that have been great inspiration.
If you like weight watchers you will love these two sites!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Stay with me for this story. Lots to share. We begin the day with a typical in-home shoot. As far as Doug is concerned, we're just shooting some fun couple shots and then some shots at the church in their wedding attire. Doug has no idea that today is the day he's getting married! Got your attention, huh?
So, a few shots from home...
Wardrobe change to drive around for some shots in wedding gear.
And then we're off to the church for some more pics:
Mind you that Doug still has NO CLUE THAT HE IS ON HIS WAY TO GET MARRIED!!!! So the whole time I'm shooting and chit chatting I keep reminding myself to not blurt out something stupid and ruin the surprise.
We get to the church and as we are entering the church to "look around" family starts pouring out of the building in wedding dress.
SURPRISE!!!!! Doug immediately knows what is going on. I think it would've taken me a few more clues to catch on if I had been in his shoes :) This was a moment to remember and one I'll never forget.
Dad gets one last hug before walking his daughter down the aisle.
It was a sweet and perfectly imperfect wedding. Hours were not spent consumed with the minutiae that goes into wedding planning. There were not 300 guests. Thirty maybe. No bridesmaids, no groomsmen. No elaborate decorations.
Love - yes. Excitement - yes. Joy - yes.
God bless your marriage. Thank you for trusting me and allowing me to be a fly on the wall. What a great view.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Okay, so not really. A girl can dream, right? Have I mentioned how much I love Harry Connick Jr.? LOL. Hubby and I got to see him perform in Chicago last year and he was amazing!
Wedding post and pics tomorrow!Promise!
Ahhhh...one of the many challenges of wedding photography - low light shooting without cheesy flash. Kudos to you that do this all the time and have to adapt to whatever the night may bring.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Is custom photography for you? You may think it's too expensive when you can go to a chain store and get bulk packages for super cheap, but you get what you pay for. I thought this would be informative for some of you that wonder if it's really worth the extra money. Here's a shot I took last weekend (Stay tuned for the story behind this shoot).
I like this shot straight out of the camera. It's natural, the exposure is pretty good, I like the composition, and they're a good-lookin' couple! It's definitely different than what you would get at WalMart. I've taken the time to talk to this couple and get them comfortable around me. This is why we get personalized shots like this. Alone, the shot is far better than what a chain store could offer. However, this is not the end of the story. I come home and post process every picture I offer to my clients to get an even better shot like this:
The differences are subtle, but noticeable when you have something to compare it to. I've made the shot even better without any dramatic changes that would compromise the integrity of the original picture. I want my clients to love themselves when they see themselves in my pictures. I want to offer a great product not just an 'okay' product. Let's try a side by side:
So, yes custom photography is more expensive, but so much more goes into it than what you would ordinarily get. It has personality and a snappiness that you can't get from average photography studios. Consider it an art. This is my art.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Anyone interested? Because of my busy schedule, I don't get the opportunity to travel to distant locations often. However, I thought I might give this a shot this summer. I'm looking to book 3 sessions on June 14th all at the Japanese Gardens in Houston. Each session would be one hour and would include a CD with 30 images, 10 conversions and a reprint release. If I book all 3 spots, I will not charge a travel fee. The sessions will be $325 and I will need to collect $200 of the fee within a week of booking the appt. in order to hold your spot.
The date : Saturday, June 14th (rain-out date Saturday, June 21st)
Times : 8:00, 9:00, and 10:00 a.m.
Let me know if you're interested or pass this along to anyone who might be. Email me at email@example.com
Sorry I've been missing my daily posts, but I was hospitalized for 4 days with gall bladder problems. All is well and I am now home recovering!