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The busiest time of the year is upon us!

August 28th, 2015

Hello all! September, October, and the first half of November are RIGHT around the corner and that stretch is my busiest time of the year, by far. Historically I have shot 75% of my annual portrait sessions IN THIS STRETCH ALONE. I book up extremely early for especially October, and this year is no different. […]

 

Liberty Missouri family portraits

Hello all! September, October, and the first half of November are RIGHT around the corner and that stretch is my busiest time of the year, by far. Historically I have shot 75% of my annual portrait sessions IN THIS STRETCH ALONE. I book up extremely early for especially October, and this year is no different. September, at the time of this post, has more availability than October does, and I anticipate that October may be fully booked by some time shortly after Labor Day. November is a gorgeous time of year to shoot as well, especially early in the month before the last of the fall color is gone. My October 11th mini session day is almost completely booked. Right now I have two mini session slots left – 1pm and 2pm. If you would like to snag either, please send me an email ! I am considering adding a second, half-day of mini sessions on November 1st….but this is not a guarantee until I fill the October 11th date. For my regular sessions, whether it be family, engagement, senior or otherwise, I have a defined list of the dates and times I have remaining in September, October and November that are still available; if you are interested in booking, please feel free to email me for this list! Once they are gone, they are gone and I am booked for the fall season, so jump on it! You can view my pricing on each respective sub-site of my main site, so follow the links below!

High school seniors

Family, baby and engagement

Boudoir

Again, I expect to be fully booked for fall very shortly, so if you are even considering a session please shoot me an email! Enjoy this weather!

Sarah  

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Summer is here! Get your portrait sessions in before the fall rush!

June 15th, 2015

Who doesn’t love a good sale? Summertime is a great time to shoot portraits! It’s a bit of a lull for me as far as weddings go; and honestly portraits as well. Come September and October, my schedule gets QUITE tricky as I have weddings booked every single weekend both months (a few of which […]

 

2015-summer-portraits

Who doesn’t love a good sale? Summertime is a great time to shoot portraits! It’s a bit of a lull for me as far as weddings go; and honestly portraits as well. Come September and October, my schedule gets QUITE tricky as I have weddings booked every single weekend both months (a few of which are out of town and involve travel time outside of Saturday), and I get absolutely inundated with portrait session bookings. So, for those that want to plan ahead, now is your time to capitalize! I am offering 25% off full portrait sessions (mini sessions are not included, though I do have slots still available both July 12th and October 11th for those sessions, see here for information!) during the months of July and August. The session must be photographed in one of those two months. This is a great opportunity to get ahead of schedule with your soon-to-be high school senior, or perhaps shoot a boudoir session for your husband-to-be. Or schedule your family portraits or newborn session during this time! Getting married away and just need an engagement session? Now is your chance for that as well! To see my pricing and details for various portrait sessions, please visit one of the following links:

Boudoir sessions

Family/child/infant sessions (also includes “standalone” engagement session pricing)

Senior sessions

Rules? Yep, there are a few, but nothing too crazy. 😉 As mentioned, the session must be shot in July or August. Don’t worry, if we are photographing outdoors and the forecast is for 100 degrees, yes we can reschedule! To book your date, you MUST return a portrait agreement and a nonrefundable $75 deposit which is applied toward your balance – that will be due at the session. There are no exceptions to this – my dates are limited and the date is not yours until I receive the agreement and deposit. I hate to be the “booking police”, but I’ve had a rash of people “booking” dates this spring and not following through, which is disappointing. If I hold a date for a client, I need to know they are serious about the session – or I will have to move to the next client in line. 🙂 All you have to do to get booked is send me an email – and we’ll decide on a date and time and I’ll get the agreement to you! You can either return it via email and call with a credit card, or return it with a check via USPS – and you are booked!

As stated, the summer is a great time to get a session scheduled without the craziness that fall brings – and each fall I unfortunately do have to turn away clients because my schedule is completely full. So plan ahead, and save some money while you are at it!

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A few reasons to book a mini session! (plus new portrait pricing for 2015 is here!)

March 23rd, 2015

As promised in yesterday’s mini session post (you are planning on booking a session on May 16th, July 12th or October 12th, right?), here are a few highlights from a very small handful of mini and micro sessions late last fall and this past winter. Like what you see? Contact me to get your session […]

 

As promised in yesterday’s mini session post (you are planning on booking a session on May 16th, July 12th or October 12th, right?), here are a few highlights from a very small handful of mini and micro sessions late last fall and this past winter. Like what you see? Contact me to get your session booked now, as the three aforementioned dates are available on a first-come, first-book basis! (again, review mini/micro pricing and booking information here!) Just a peek below. And, if you are interested in a full session – whether it be family, a senior session, engagement, or anything else, my new 2015 Portrait Guide including full pricing is out. I’ve simplified pricing to include digital files (with print release) in my packages for this year. These sessions can be booked anytime!

And here’s just a few from my mini and micro sessions over the past 4 months or so!

Kansas City mini session portraits

Kansas City mini session portraits

Kansas City mini session portraits

Kansas City mini session portraits

Kansas City mini session portraits

Kansas City mini session portraits

Kansas City mini session portraits

Kansas City mini session portraits

Kansas City mini session portraits

Kansas City mini session portraits

Kansas City mini session portraits

Kansas City mini session portraits

Kansas City mini session portraits

Kansas City mini session portraits

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2015 Mini Session Dates announced!

March 22nd, 2015

SDP has always had a host of popular mini session dates and I’m pleased to announce this year’s dates, locations, and information. Dates and locations are as follows: May 16th (Saturday) – English Landing Park/Parkville, MO July 12th (Sunday) – SDP Studio/Liberty (indoor, outdoor, or a combination of both settings available for this date – […]

 

SDP has always had a host of popular mini session dates and I’m pleased to announce this year’s dates, locations, and information. Dates and locations are as follows:

May 16th (Saturday) – English Landing Park/Parkville, MO

July 12th (Sunday) – SDP Studio/Liberty (indoor, outdoor, or a combination of both settings available for this date – great for little kiddos!)

October 12th (Sunday) – Stocksdale Park/Liberty, MO

Two types of sessions are available to book on all three of these dates; mini sessions, and the brief micro sessions. The difference is as follows. Mini sessions are 35 minutes long, and the client will be presented a gallery of images from which to select their favorite 20 images, which are then provided in a download gallery, where you can access the files for direct download. You may print and share these files to your heart’s content – a print release is included! You may also purchase additional image files (even them all!) or prints at 25% off the listed pricing within 2 weeks of your gallery posting date. The cost for the mini session is $250.00.

The micro session is a shorter, condensed version of the above at 15 minutes and is perfect for a quick set of portraits or an updated family photo. Clients may select 2 images from their galleries, which are included in the price with a print release and are sent via email or dropbox. You may also purchase additional image files (even them all!) or prints at 25% off the listed pricing within 2 weeks of your gallery posting date. The cost for the micro session is $75.00.

I am accepting bookings for all three dates effective NOW! Pets are welcome (and encouraged!) at all three of these sessions. A nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve your time slot, which is $50.00 for mini sessions and $25.00 for micro sessions and may be paid via credit card over the phone or by mailing a check. All slots are first-come, first served, and if I do not receive your deposit in a timely fashion, you will risk losing your time slot. You may ask, “So Sarah, what happens if my kiddo is sick, or it’s storming?” Never fear, the deposit is transferable to another date within 6 months of your originally scheduled date. If weather affects one of our outdoor session dates, I will get everyone rescheduled as soon as possible.

Ready to book? Great! Email Me to get your date and time secured. Not *quite* convinced yet? Stay tuned for a blog post tomorrow featuring some mini session highlights from the past 6 months!

2015-minis

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It’s time for the 2014 SDP Holiday print sale!

November 26th, 2014

For the 6th year now, I’ll be offering 25% off all online purchases for a two week period over the holidays. Starting on Friday, November 28th (otherwise known as Black Friday, THIS Friday!) at 12:01am and running through midnight on Friday, December 12th, you can receive 25% off all products, digital files and images ordered […]

 

For the 6th year now, I’ll be offering 25% off all online purchases for a two week period over the holidays. Starting on Friday, November 28th (otherwise known as Black Friday, THIS Friday!) at 12:01am and running through midnight on Friday, December 12th, 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!

*AN IMPORTANT THING TO NOTE ABOUT GALLERIES PRIOR TO 2013!!!!*
I switched gallery hosting 2 years ago. I have been paying to keep old galleries up, prior to the 2013 season, for that period of time, and it’s time to say goodbye to the old galleries. They serve no purpose other than an ordering system (unlike my new gallery hosting, which also serves as an additional online backup of full-resolution images), so it’s time to shed that additional cost. IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING PURCHASING anything PRIOR to 2013, please do so! Not only can you take advantage of this sale, but these galleries will go OFFLINE on JANUARY 1st, 2015. After this point, if you need a gallery re-posted, I will have to charge a $25 unarchiving fee to dig the files out and create a new gallery, on the new system, since it does take time. Consider this a fair warning, you have 5 weeks 🙂

NOW BACK TO THE SALE.

The discount code SDPHoliday 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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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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Alison + Matt | heading up a busy fall of Kansas City engagement sessions

September 7th, 2013

Alison and Matt met me on a rather warm evening for their engagement session recently – and we had a lot of fun shooting around the Country Club Plaza and Union Station areas in Kansas City. Can’t wait for their June wedding next year! They are the first of many engagement sessions to come this […]

 

Alison and Matt met me on a rather warm evening for their engagement session recently – and we had a lot of fun shooting around the Country Club Plaza and Union Station areas in Kansas City. Can’t wait for their June wedding next year! They are the first of many engagement sessions to come this fall for 2014 couples!

Kansas City engagement session

Kansas City engagement session

Kansas City engagement session

Kansas City engagement session

Kansas City engagement session

Kansas City engagement session

Kansas City engagement session

Kansas City engagement session

Kansas City engagement session

Kansas City engagement session

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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!