Hey, hey hey! Calling all child models! Lately, I have been very busy behind the scenes trying to prepare for this. For quite some time, I’ve been vacillating about where I wanted to take my photography and I believe I have settled on fine art portraits for children. Fine art portraiture may not be for everyone and I understand that, that’s why I will continue to offer my regular portrait style as well, but my concentration will be in the fine art arena. Why? Because I want to do something a little different for me. I want to be able to style my clients and create the images that I want to create for them. Yes, I understand that my client needs to like the images that I create but if they didn’t like my style in the first place, they wouldn’t have booked with me.
If I’m being totally honest, part of it may have to also do with me being a little bit of a control freak. Don’t worry, I’m not out of control with it. I do know what I can and can’t control. The thing is, after meeting my clients, oftentimes I already have in my mind how I want to photograph them and fine art really excites me. It’s something that’s out of the norm, especially for children. As with my regular photography, I want people to see the story and for the images to evoke emotions. My goal is still the same, only my method has changed. It has been over the past few years that I started realizing what I really enjoy about photographing children. Capturing them being themselves has always been high on my list. Now I want to capture them in a way that their parents don’t normally see them. I want to truly create wall art that can be passed down, generation to generation.
So, this model call will be starting on April 12th and ending on April 24th. There are only 12 spots available and there is a nominal fee for the session. Even though it is a model call, since I will be dressing the children myself with clothing that was either purchased or rented, I need to charge a fee. With that said, there will be a significant discount. Instead of the retainer being $500, it is $150 and that is for two children. Any additional children or mom will be $100. Now dads can get in on the action too. I probably won’t be able to rent or purchase their wardrobe but I will definitely help them coordinate with their child. Who knows, by the first session, I may actually be able to dress the dads. We’ll see.
Here is a link to my landing page with the information. From there, you will be able to enter your information and let me know that you are interested. You will then receive an email that will allow you to book a consultation with me. This is really exciting for me. Trying something new is usually scary but not this. I guess because I’ve already been doing it from time to time and now it’s official. Just to reiterate, I only have 12 spots available, so if you want to take advantage you should. If the timeframe doesn’t work for you, then you can always book a regular-priced session for the date that’s best for you. Also, if you know anyone else who is interested, please pass along this information. If they book, you’ll automatically get a $100 print credit to use for your next session, but not at the discounted session. One last thing, the images produced from these sessions would make great Mother’s Day gifts. That’s why they are starting and ending when they do because I wanted to make sure there was enough time to photograph, edit and deliver the products in time for Mother’s Day. Just a thought… Don’t say I didn’t give you any ideas.
“Unless you open yourself up to trying new things, you can’t find what you love.”