Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Eco Friendly!!

My Eco Friendly printing is on hold. Due to advertiser wording at the print house, I'm further investigating whether they truly do Eco Friendly photographic prints.

I've been searching around for a way to bring Eco Friendly portrait prints to clients. It was difficult to find but I finally found one and am really excited to be able to offer this service! Not only that but it'll include eco friendly mat boards, and frames. :-) Yay! I don't know what the pricing will be yet, but I will soon. So be sure to keep checking in my pricing section. I can't offer ala carte in eco friendliness yet, but will be offering packages.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Current Prices, April 12, 2009

My current prices for Photography are as follows:

$50.00 Session Fee for 2 hours of unlimited pictures
($20.00 travel fee IF over 20 miles from my home in Walworth)

For Senior Photo Pricing and Packages, follow this link.

À la carte Images (Order minimum is 2 units without package, example 8x10 and 5x7 )
8 Wallets.......$10.00
DVD Slide Show...$25.00
CD of all images 4x6, WITH package purchase...$25.00

CD's purchased separately:
(Includes rights to print)
5 images, 5x7: $115.00
5 images, 8x10: $150.00
10 images, 5x7: $155.00
10 images, 8x10 $225.00


Please follow this link to find package pricing

Baby's First Year Deals
Includes free Belly Shots for mom and FREE Photo CD of all images size 4x6!

Option 1: Newborn, 3 mos, 6 mos, 9 mos, 12 mos: $200 payable in 1 or 2 payments (Either pay in full at first session, or 2 payments due at first session and 6 mos session, non-refundable, under contract) (Price includes any belly shots, and a photo CD at EACH session! Add on a 20 image 6x9 photo book for just $85.00 and save $35.00!)

Option 2: Newborn, 4 mos, 8 mos, 12 mos: $150 payable in 1 or 2 payments (Either pay in full at first session, or 2 payments due at first session and 4 mos session, non-refundable, under contract) (Price includes any belly shots, and a photo CD at EACH session! Add on a 20 image 6x9 photo book for just $85.00 and save $35.00!)

A Day in the Life of...
My style of photography is typically considered Documentary Style, meaning candid, real life, and non-posed, though I do some posed. A Day in the Life of... is a long photo session ranging in 3, 6, 9, or 12 hour blocks on one day. I take pictures most of that time without saying "Look over here" or "Smile!" I simply catch you or your child's day. This is perfect for Brides wanting to commemorate their big day's preparations, just the reception, or even an all day, non-typical wedding photography session. Your day, whatever it might be, is captured and then recreated in a leather bound 8x10 photo book that is included in the fee, as well as a FREE photo CD of 4x6's for you to print anywhere you'd like, with copyright release. As always, I will put them on my website under a private password, and they will NEVER be removed...view them whenever you like and share them with whomever you like. This is a great alternative to Senior Photo Sessions! Get the 3 hour session, choose a 6x9 album with 20-24 images, get a Photo CD of all images in 4x6 size, AND get 100 wallets, all included in the session!

3 hours.....$250.00
6 hours.....$400.00
9 hours.....$550.00
12 hours...$700.00

Photo Book Prices
As an add on to any order, or ordered separately prices are as follows:

4x5, 4x6, or 5x5 with 20 images: $100.00
6x9 with 20 images: $120.00
8x8 or 8x10 with 20 images: $160.00
4x5, 4x6, or 5x5 with 24 images: $120.00
6x9 with 24 images: $150.00
8x8 or 8x10 with 24 images: $190.00
4x5, 4x6, or 5x5 with 32 images: $160.00
6x9 with 32 images: $200.00
8x8 or 8x10 with 32 images: $260.00

Each additional page (2 images) for 4x5, 4x6, or 5x5 is $10.00
Each additional page (2 images) for 6x9 is $12.00
Each additional page (2 images) for 8x8 or 8x10 is $16

Wedding Prices Coming Soon!

AND STAY TUNED! I am looking to add ECO FRIENDLY print packages (as soon as I find a printhouse who has eco friendly practices and papers)!!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

My Website's Open!

My Website's Open!
Originally uploaded by CathieRainwater
My website is officially open! It features 5 galleries to view selections of my work (Gallery 1 is my daughter Claudia, Gallery 2 is a featured client gallery from Senior photos last year, Gallery 3 is one of my first clients, and my first baby client, Gallery 4 is my daughter Katelyn, and Gallery 5 is non-people. Gallery 5 images are examples of things I sell as art or greeting cards, etc. I can do scenic photography on a commissioned basis). I have a link to this blog from there, and the web address of the site it: http://playdatephotography.net. There is a calendar of available dates to make appointments, an email contact form that you can use to request appointments or request an email from me or a call from me to ask questions or make comments. There is a section for clients to login using a password to view their images and PURCHASE their images (currently payment is offline...cash and check only, paypal with contact to me not through site yet), and share with friends and family. My links section is for links of interest...such as NIKO who provided the music in the background. If you would like a link added let me know! (Sorry, won't be linking to local photography unless we're working together but if you're out of NY, I'd be happy to). And don't forget to sign my guestbook and leave me some feedback! I love to hear from everyone! Thanks so much! Without everyone's words of encouragement, I wouldn't have gotten here. :-)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Time Warner...you people amaze me...

...and not in a good way. You won't see any pictures of the outside of a Time Warner store here. The reason? If I went over there to take a picture, I'd go in and discuss this situation with someone and they don't want me to discuss this with them. Apparently they feel that they should charge based on usage. After years of not. Uploading and downloading eat up GB and that will make your usage go up. So...say...uploading customer images, will end up costing us a mint in the end. I need to find a different provider.