These are images from 2018. The set-up for 2019 will be different.
Within two business days of signing up for your session, you will receive a digital contract to sign within four days.
And the $100 plus tax, non-refundable retainer fee can be paid by using credit card with the linked invoice. The Digital file Collection amount of $75, $150, or $225 will be due upon gallery delivery, and can be paid using credit card, cash, or check (made payable to Rebecca Leigh Photography). The digital files are discounted in the above Collections and are normally $20 each when purchased a la carte from your gallery after the session. Digital files are delivered through a password-protected online gallery via download and you have print release and rights to share on social media. All galleries will have a minimum of 30 images from which to choose your Collection.
Cost: STARTING at $175
Signed contract and $100 plus tax, non-refundable session retainer fee to book.
Retainer does not include digital files for download or print products.
Choose Digital file collections for download upon gallery delivery
Rebecca Leigh Photography in Ellicott City, Maryland
Where: Greenway Farms Christmas Trees
15101 Frederick Rd. Woodbine, MD 21797
When: November 16th, 2019 (Rain-date November 17th-same time slots) ALL BOOKED
November 23rd, 2019 (Rain-date November 24th -same time slots) ONE SPOT LEFT
Please ONLY sign up if you can make BOTH the planned date AND rain-date!
No Refunds for not being able to make the rain-date.
Great for Christmas Card portraits, Family portraits, Maternity portraits, children portraits
I bring my camera and you bring your fun, playful attitude for authentic images!
Session: 15 minute session with 5 minute buffer between clients
The theme this year is Natural Decor with most items made from nature and in neutral colors, predominately shades of brown. This set-up will be optional during your session. You can also do a combination of environmental portraits without the decor and some images with the scene. The scene will complement any outfit choices you make.
Christmas Tree farm Mini Sessions
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NOVEMBER CAN BE WARM OR IT CAN BE FREEZING COLD! BE PREPARED! Here's some tips for cold or freezing temperatures. Wind included.
1. If you have a newborn or baby, consider if you want to be outside with your baby in freezing temperatures for 15 minutes. If you are concerned, consider signing up for holiday studio minis instead.
2. DRESS IN LAYERS!!! Option 1: Dress in your awesome family coordinated outfits, but make your outerwear your main wardrobe for the photo session. Wear your fancy red wool dress coat with a cute hat and gloves set. Earmuffs anyone? And do the same for your kids. Make your outerwear stylish and festive and voila, nobody has to freeze, unless you want to for a few photos! We can do this however you want; start the session with a few images without your coats, scarves, hats, and gloves and get a few family portraits. Then everyone can put their outwear on for the rest of the session, or vice versa. If you and your family members are good at faking not being cold for 15 minutes, then you may not need to wear outwear during your session at all. If you are planning to wear outerwear, don't make it an after thought. It takes some planning to coordinate. I'm pretty sure my kids' coats do not look good together in photos.
3. Option 2: If you prefer not to wear outwear in your photos but still want to stay super warm, then turn your normal clothing into your "outerwear." Buy "thermals" for your children to wear under their normal clothes. If you don't have thermals, find some tight fitting long sleeve shirts and leggings for your children and they will be much warmer during the session. This goes for both boys and girls. Even mom can wear tights under jeans. Sometimes a mix of these two options work. Instead of having to coordinate coats, add hats (or ear muffs), gloves, and scarves to your outfits. This is especially helpful for younger children.
During your Session
Thank you for your interest in Rebecca Leigh Photography! Mini sessions are the perfect option for families (of 6 people or less) who want an updated family portrait and individual portraits of their children. Your gallery will have many beautiful images from which to choose your digital file collection for download. You can expect full family portraits, siblings, individuals, mom+kids, dad+kids, and even a few candid moments. If you have toddlers, keep in mind that they are usually more interested in moving, so these sessions will be very active, rather than sitting still for portraits. With young children, it is normal for your family portraits to be more candid in nature, but that doesn’t mean we can’t try for that one shot of everyone smiling at the camera, toddler willing! We want to have fun and if you relax, I promise we will get some images that you will love. I will have holiday props that children can hold during the session which may help keep their attention.
Before your Session
When the session date gets closer, I will provide details on where to meet me at the location. I recommend arriving about 10 minutes before your scheduled session time to make sure you find parking and have time to get situated. The session length is 15 minutes and I have 5 minutes in between clients as a buffer. I will do a weather check, up to the day of the session. I will make a decision the day of the session to reschedule if there is rain. I will make the final call at the time that I would have to leave my house to get to the location before the start of the sessions. If rain is in the forecast, I will keep you posted. Please add my email to your contacts so these important updates don’t go to your spam folder. Coordinate your outfits for the best overall look in your portraits. Outfits do not have to match, but should look nice together. See more details in What to Wear in Family Photos below. View Style Collections by Rebecca Leigh Photography, to get some ideas. Also, you can google the topic on what to wear for family photos. Please dress for the weather and location so that you feel comfortable during the session. More on this topic in "DRESS FOR THE WEATHER TIPS" below. If you will be using these images for holiday cards, incorporating some holiday colors into your outfits always adds some festivity to your images. If you dress the family in neutral colors, like creams, beige, tans, grays, and other earth tones, you can also add a pop of Christmas colors in small amounts, in the form of scarf or necklace for example.
After your Session
Much of the work I do takes place after your session. I select the best images, and bring them to their full potential. Once you view your online proofing gallery, you will let me know which digital collection you will purchase for download. Each individual image you select for your digital file collection is hand edited for color/tonality and retouched for skin blemishes/scratches, etc. In the event that your images need additional retouching within the normal scope outlined in your contract, your proofing gallery will be presented for you to make selections before this additional editing/retouching is completed. This makes the editing process more efficient and allows you to receive your gallery sooner. For proofing galleries that need skin retouching, you will use the heart icon to "favorite" your selected images and send me a note that you've made your selections. If your selected images don't require additional retouching, they will be ready for download as soon as payment is received and I am able to provide you a download link. Your online, password-protected gallery will be ready within 2 weeks post session. You will have the option to purchase more digital files for $20 each, as well as professional prints and products.
Christmas Tree farm Mini Sessions