Archive for the ‘seniors’ Category

Print sale extended – and boudoir marathon date announced!

December 13th, 2013

A couple of announcements to make: 1. The print sale, due to end at midnight tonight, has been EXTENDED to midnight Sunday night (December 15th). I still have some clients trying to get their orders together and I figured having the weekend to work on orders would be more convenient for everyone. So please, shop […]

 

A couple of announcements to make:

1. The print sale, due to end at midnight tonight, has been EXTENDED to midnight Sunday night (December 15th). I still have some clients trying to get their orders together and I figured having the weekend to work on orders would be more convenient for everyone. So please, shop away! The discount code on both proofing sites is SDPHoliday (see full details of the sale here).

2. There is now a winter boudoir marathon on the calendar! It will be held January 25th at the studio. Sessions last one hour (with full hair and makeup by CaraSue Hall prior to your session). Clients have two options: the disc of edited images for $399 or a 6×6 custom leather album for $450. These prices include the session itself as well as your hair and makeup. Please email me if you are interested in booking – these typically fill fast! A deposit of $75.00 holds your time slot and the balance is due after your session is complete.

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the 2013 SDP Holiday Sale is almost here!

November 17th, 2013

For the 5th year running, I’ll be offering 25% off all online purchases for a two week period over the holidays. Starting on Friday, November 29th (otherwise known as Black Friday!) at 12:01am and running through midnight on Friday, December 13th, you can receive 25% off all products, digital files and images ordered online by […]

 

For the 5th year running, I’ll be offering 25% off all online purchases for a two week period over the holidays. Starting on Friday, November 29th (otherwise known as Black Friday!) at 12:01am and running through midnight on Friday, December 13th, you can receive 25% off all products, digital files and images ordered online by using the discount/coupon code SDPHoliday.

If your session/wedding/event occurred in 2013, you can access your galleries by going to www.sarahdickersonphoto.com, clicking on “proofs”, then navigating to your gallery – or at the direct link to my proofing site here.

If your session/wedding/event occurred prior to 2013, your gallery will be in my old proofing site at this link. Images are up clear back to 2009!

The discount code will work on both sites! If you have any questions about accessing your gallery or don’t remember a password, please email me and I’d be happy to help.

Happy shopping!

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Coming up! – and some notes on 2014.

August 31st, 2013

2013 has been a VERY good year so far. And 2014 is going gangbusters in the booking department for weddings. With that being said, it’s time for a periodic “State of the Studio” address and some reminders for 2014 brides. As I announced in the top section of this blog, I am not accepting portrait […]

 

2013 has been a VERY good year so far. And 2014 is going gangbusters in the booking department for weddings. With that being said, it’s time for a periodic “State of the Studio” address and some reminders for 2014 brides.

As I announced in the top section of this blog, I am not accepting portrait sessions right now outside of regular clients (of which I have several sweet “faithfuls” 🙂 ). This would include seniors, families, and “standalone” engagement sessions not booked with a wedding package. I am instead concentrating efforts on my forte, which is wedding work.

Now, for 2014 weddings. I only have a handful (and I mean *HANDFUL*) of slots left for 2014. Yes, the season is nearly booked. My inquiries have really picked up the past 3 weeks. If you have inquired and are thinking of getting together with me for a consultation, or if you have met with me already, please know that the 2014 books are very, very close to being closed. I would hate for anyone to be left out! Now, what constitutes booking? I want to make sure no one loses their date, first and foremost. I give all couples who meet with me, whether it be in person, via skype or via phone, 72 hours in which their date is held. After this time, if you still haven’t made a decision, that’s fine! But, please understand that your date is open, and at risk of booking. I cannot hold dates without a signed contract and retainer. A verbal “yes, we’d love to book you!” does not constitute a booking. (believe me, as much as I’d love to say it does, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told that over the years and the couple in fact did NOT book for whatever reason.) Your date is considered secured when I have your retainer and signed contract in my hot little hands. At that point, the date is yours and no one else can have it!

Sorry for the boring notes about the booking process, but I do reiterate it a couple of times per year so those that want to book understand the process! I try to make booking your wedding photography simple and no-fuss, but I have to operate in a manner that is fair to all parties. Booking is on a first-come, first-served basis as far as getting that contract and retainer in place. I take a set number of weddings per year, and once I reach that number, I close the books; and as stated earlier, I’m very close to that number for 2014.

Also, just to close out on the process, a reminder that final payment is due 14 days (2 weeks) prior to your wedding date. We’ll set up a final consultation prior to your date to go over the timeline and details, and after that point I create and send your final invoice. Of course, you may pay any amount at any time, and I do get couples who choose to break their balance up into payments over time and this is totally fine!

I am so looking forward to 2014 and so excited that my season is almost completely set in stone! Look for many wonderful weddings to hit the blog this fall as we head into “busy season number two” in September and October, plus a chance to meet some of my great 2014 clients as they begin shooting their engagement sessions. Below is a preview from one such couple, Matt and Alison, who shot their session during last week’s heat! Their blog highlights will be coming your way as well as Samer and Anna’s wedding highlights, both in the next few days.

Have a great holiday weekend!

-Sarah

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Mini session day scheduled for July 20th!

July 3rd, 2013

Bring your spouse, your families, your dog – I have scheduled the first mini session since late last fall for Saturday, July 20th! There will be two locations this day, and you may choose whichever one you’d like – I’ll start at the studio in the afternoon (perfect for some cute indoor shots of your […]

 

Bring your spouse, your families, your dog – I have scheduled the first mini session since late last fall for Saturday, July 20th! There will be two locations this day, and you may choose whichever one you’d like – I’ll start at the studio in the afternoon (perfect for some cute indoor shots of your kiddos, with lovely shaded areas outdoors around the building as well, located just off the historic downtown square in Liberty), then move to Parkville, Missouri and English Landing Park for a few evening sessions and some gorgeous late day light (as well as a great playground if you like candids of your kiddos playing).

The cost is $200, and you can select 10 digital files (with print release) when your images are posted after the session. Additionally, you’ll receive a coupon good for 25% off of any print or product orders placed through your gallery!

These sessions will fill fast, especially since weekend dates are EXTREMELY hard to come by in the heart of wedding season. Please email me at sarah@sarahdickersonphoto.com if you are interested in booking!

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SDP’s summer print sale is coming!

May 17th, 2013

I have print sales two times per year; over the holidays and this sale, which starts June 1st and runs through June 15! The discount code “SDPSummer” entered at checkout provides a 25% discount on all products that can be ordered through my proofing galleries (please note albums are not included). A bit of a […]

 

I have print sales two times per year; over the holidays and this sale, which starts June 1st and runs through June 15! The discount code “SDPSummer” entered at checkout provides a 25% discount on all products that can be ordered through my proofing galleries (please note albums are not included). A bit of a note for this year: I switched to a new proofing system at the start of the year; so, the procedure for accessing your gallery, no matter when your session was shot, is as follows:

1. go to my main website, www.sarahdickersonphoto.com
2. click on “client proofs”, which will take you to my NEW proofing site
3. If your session/wedding was shot in 2013, navigate to your gallery and have fun shopping!
4. If your session/wedding was shot in 2012 or before, click on the “2012 and prior proofs” link to the left of the slideshow on the main page.
This will take you to the old proofing site, and you can navigate to your gallery.

If you need any assistance, please email me . The discount code “SDPSummer” will work in both proofing sites! So….mark your calendars, start making your selections, and get ready to save starting June 1st!

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Olivia B’s senior portraits

May 16th, 2013

Olivia met me a couple of weeks ago for a last-minute senior session – driving up with her Aunt Susan (who herself has been in front of my camera before!) clear from south-central Missouri! We had a lot of fun exploring the Plaza and Loose Park areas and as you can tell, Olivia looked positively […]

 

Olivia met me a couple of weeks ago for a last-minute senior session – driving up with her Aunt Susan (who herself has been in front of my camera before!) clear from south-central Missouri! We had a lot of fun exploring the Plaza and Loose Park areas and as you can tell, Olivia looked positively beautiful 🙂

Kansas City senior portraits

Kansas City senior portraits

Kansas City senior portraits

Kansas City senior portraits

Kansas City senior portraits

Kansas City senior portraits

Kansas City senior portraits

Kansas City senior portraits

Kansas City senior portraits

Kansas City senior portraits

Kansas City senior portraits

Kansas City senior portraits

Kansas City senior portraits

Kansas City senior portraits

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Jayme E senior session | Liberty, Missouri

November 28th, 2012

Just. about. caught. up! (for now) I’m going to need a massage and a restock of my midnight oil supply after the hours I’ve been spending at the computer the past two weeks, finishing the last fall rush of sessions and last two weddings until late December! Next up is Jayme, a Staley senior who […]

 

Just. about. caught. up! (for now) I’m going to need a massage and a restock of my midnight oil supply after the hours I’ve been spending at the computer the past two weeks, finishing the last fall rush of sessions and last two weddings until late December! Next up is Jayme, a Staley senior who visited me in Liberty just before Thanksgiving for her senior session. We had a soft overcast day with just the slightest hint of a sunset – perfect! I think you all will agree with me that this girl has the absolutely most gorgeous hair ever!

Liberty Missouri senior portraits

Liberty Missouri senior portraits

Liberty Missouri senior portraits

Liberty Missouri senior portraits

Liberty Missouri senior portraits

Liberty Missouri senior portraits

Liberty Missouri senior portraits

Liberty Missouri senior portraits

Liberty Missouri senior portraits

Liberty Missouri senior portraits

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Hannah N | Liberty Missouri senior portraits

November 27th, 2012

Hannah met me a week and a half ago for her senior portraits – we had a gorgeous morning to shoot around the studio and downtown Liberty Square area. Hannah is quite the athlete (and accomplished one at that!) – just look at that letter jacket! (you should try to pick it up!)

 

Hannah met me a week and a half ago for her senior portraits – we had a gorgeous morning to shoot around the studio and downtown Liberty Square area. Hannah is quite the athlete (and accomplished one at that!) – just look at that letter jacket! (you should try to pick it up!)

Liberty Missouri senior photography

Liberty Missouri senior photography

Liberty Missouri senior photography

Liberty Missouri senior photography

Liberty Missouri senior photography

Liberty Missouri senior photography

Liberty Missouri senior photography

Liberty Missouri senior photography

Liberty Missouri senior photography

Liberty Missouri senior photography

Liberty Missouri senior photography