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GUYS. Fall is filling FAST. I can’t tell you how fast. Fast enough that you need to book NOW if you want a session. There are THREE guaranteed slots left for mini sessions right now. That’s it. (how, you ask? HERE!)

I will keep this post at the top for a while and update available sessions here regularly. As of Tuesday, October 10th, here’s what is left:

CURRENT FALL SLOTS AVAILABLE, through end of October:
OCTOBER 14 MINI SESSIONS AT SCHERER FARMS
 
8am, 3pm
 
OCTOBER 22 MINI SESSIONS AT SCHERER FARMS
 
 10am
Again, you can book your session at this link: https://sarahdickersonphoto.acuityscheduling.com/
 
10/10/2017 UPDATE!! I have had a cancellation and have a 10am slot open on October 22nd. I also have an 8am and 3pm on Saturday 10/14.  OCTOBER IS FULL other than the above 3 sessions! Snag one if you want one! I will be bidding mostly weekdays off in November so I can spend some time with my husband, who isn’t as senior as I am at our airline and cannot yet bid weekends off like I can (I’m spending a grand total of 5 days with him in October so I can do photography for you all on weekends!). It does look like I will have the first weekend in November off (November schedule will be out for certain by October 18th), but outside of that I cannot guarantee any weekend dates. So snag one of these sessions if you need a weekend and want gorgeous fall weather! 
That all being said, THIS is what you could have to hang on your walls if you DO book a session! Here are some highlights from 3 sessions shot the 3rd weekend of September, enjoy!

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Fall mini session dates announced – book now!

September 1st, 2017

The SDP fall mini sessions have always been insanely popular. So far for fall of 2017, I have three dates set; two in September and one in October. A second October date (perhaps very early November) will be set when my October work schedule becomes available on September 19th, for a total of FOUR sessions; […]

 

The SDP fall mini sessions have always been insanely popular. So far for fall of 2017, I have three dates set; two in September and one in October. A second October date (perhaps very early November) will be set when my October work schedule becomes available on September 19th, for a total of FOUR sessions; two each in September and October. These dates typically fill up, so reserve your session now. On all days, sessions are scheduled every hour on the hour and last typically 30-40 minutes. The cost is $250.00 ($50.00 deposit required to hold your slot, balance payable at completion of session), and includes the session and a gallery of edited, full-resolution images for your download with print release (typically averaging 50 images, with a number of extra black and white versions thrown in to boot).

The fall 2017 dates are: 

Sunday, September 17th – Shawnee Mission Park, Shawnee, KS (a HUGE location offering everything from manicured park-type areas to tall prairie grass, lake, streams, and wooded areas)

Sunday, September 24th – Stocksdale Park, Liberty, Missouri (one of my perennial favorites for shooting in the fall, with gorgeous wooded and open field areas)

Sunday, October 22nd – Scherer Farms, Excelsior Springs, Missouri (a small farm complete with gorgeous red barn, maple trees, rolling hills, board fence and a picturesque pond with cattails)

I am SUPER excited about the new location at Scherer Farms. Clients choosing this location will have one-of a kind images on this barn (see images above of property) – this farm belongs to my sister, so won’t be used by any other photographers making it truly unique for SDP clients! Scherer Farms is about a 20 minute drive northeast of Liberty, Missouri, or 35 minutes northeast of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Complete directions will be provided to clients choosing this location.

Here are some FAQs about my mini sessions:

  1. What if it rains? There will be rain dates for each of these mini session dates. If the rain date does not work for you, I will work with you to get you rescheduled on a date that everyone is available.
  2. What if none of these dates work for me, or I want a location other than the mini session day locations? You are welcome to book on any other date I have available in my calendar, by visiting www.sarahdickerson/acuityscheduling.com – September availability is up, as is the October 22nd mini session date. Other October dates will be released by September 19th, 2017, when my airline work schedule is made available to me.
  3. Are there refunds? Unfortunately, no. Deposits are nonrefundable, though in circumstances such as client illness, we can absolutely reschedule your session. Due to my full time job and the fact it involves 100% travel, I have limited availability for photo sessions and must ensure that the slots I have made myself available for are filled and going to be used. Sessions are not refundable, either, due to the custom nature of the service and end product and the downloadable nature of the files.
  4. What types of sessions can I book for the mini session dates? Almost any type that can be done at the mini session locations! Family sessions are most common, but I have also photographed children, seniors wishing a more brief session, and engaged (and married!) couples also wishing an abbreviated session.
  5. Can I bring my dog? ABSOLUTELY. I welcome pets at my mini sessions!
  6. What time of day are the sessions? Sessions go from early morning (sunrise) up until lunchtime, then break until approximately 3pm and go until sunset. The best light can be found at the very beginning and end of the day, but by breaking midday for 3 hours, we avoid the harsh light when the sun is directly overhead for all sessions.
  7. I want to get in on this, how do I book? Simply visit my booking site at www.sarahdickerson/acuityscheduling.com and follow the directions! You’ll be able to select your date and time slot, and pay your deposit. If you have pre-purchased a session from me this year and hold a coupon code, you can absolutely use them for these sessions – just enter your coupon code and you will be able to book the date and time you wish, without remitting payment.

If you have ANY questions at all about the sessions or the booking process, email me! (phone calls are unfortunately very difficult for me to return when I am on trips, so emails are absolutely the easiest way to get ahold of me as I can return them during off hours. If you do call, please be patient as if I’ve just started a trip it can be a while before I can get back to you!)

I hope to see you at one of my fall session dates, or on another date I have available!

TO BOOK: www.sarahdickerson/acuityscheduling.com

EMAIL: sdickersonphoto@gmail.com

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the Henson Family – a sign of a great fall to come!

August 27th, 2017

I recently photographed the Henson family at a location very special to me. I LOVE these photos! This adorable family has been a client of mine in the past, and I was so excited to work with them once again. They wanted a country setting, with some wildflowers/Queen Anne’s Lace in fields; the location I […]

 

I recently photographed the Henson family at a location very special to me. I LOVE these photos! This adorable family has been a client of mine in the past, and I was so excited to work with them once again. They wanted a country setting, with some wildflowers/Queen Anne’s Lace in fields; the location I had in mind hit both aspects out of the park! Enjoy these photos – and stay tuned for a blog post about September availability and some very exciting news about VERY fall-like mini session dates in October!

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Kansas City family portraits

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Kansas City family portraits

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Kansas City family portraits

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Back at it!

July 3rd, 2017

Hello all. Recurrent training at my airline is over, and I’ve got my schedule for July set up on my scheduling page. I am so sorry this took so long; I’d promised it last week, and I know some of you all were possibly interested in shooting this holiday weekend. I unfortunately lost my grandmother […]

 

Hello all. Recurrent training at my airline is over, and I’ve got my schedule for July set up on my scheduling page. I am so sorry this took so long; I’d promised it last week, and I know some of you all were possibly interested in shooting this holiday weekend. I unfortunately lost my grandmother (my last remaining grandparent) less than 24 hours after returning home from training, and photography just had to take a back seat.

My July is not super open; I’m obviously gone part of the month for work and my vacation is also occurring at the end of the month; I’ll be in Wisconsin for a week. My grandmother’s services in two weekends also affects my schedule. That all being said, I do have SOME availability – so go check out my schedule and see if what I have available works out for you. August should be much more normal, and I intend to give you all as MUCH of my time as I possibly can this fall (September, October, and November) when portrait sessions really ramp up with fall colors and the holidays approaching. Please continue to watch my calendar each month that you are interested in booking. Again, I post my schedule around the 19th-20th of each month for the FOLLOWING month, once I have my work/travel schedule. I only know my work schedule one month at a time, until I bid the following month – so unfortunately, for example now, I do not know my work schedule beyond the last day of July. I will have August’s schedule by the 18th or 19th of July. Any questions about booking, of course, please do not hesitate to email me. Also, I DO take advance requests to be notified via email when a particular months’ schedule becomes available – so for instance, if you are dying for an October shoot, I can email you as soon as it is posted. (as of today, July 3rd, I’m still playing catch-up from training and my family’s loss…so be patient, I’m working on it today).

ALL that being said, I’m going to finally start blogging and sharing some of my fantastic spring shoots in the coming weeks. We will start with the Cotter family, who were one of my wedding clients several years back. One of my greatest joys is continuing to work as a family photographer for couples such as Emily and Tom as they start their families. So neat and rewarding to see! Enjoy these photos, and I’ll be sure to share more sessions in the coming days.

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2017 Session Information and a SPRING SALE!

March 11th, 2017

SDP has had a very quiet winter as I settle into my new career. However, Daylight Savings returns tonight, Spring is (mostly!) in the air, and it’s time to think about portrait sessions again! I continue to offer family, senior, engagement, newborn, or any other kind of portrait session on a part-time basis. My schedule is […]

 

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SDP has had a very quiet winter as I settle into my new career. However, Daylight Savings returns tonight, Spring is (mostly!) in the air, and it’s time to think about portrait sessions again! I continue to offer family, senior, engagement, newborn, or any other kind of portrait session on a part-time basis. My schedule is posted each month, by the 19th of the previous month, on my booking page which can be accessed here or by clicking the “availability calendar” link at the top of this page under the “info and pricing” tab.

Right now, I have session availability for this month (March) posted, beginning March 22nd, and continuing through the end of the month. April’s dates will be posted when I receive my April work schedule (no later than March 19th). I do hope to host a mini session day in April; however, this will be dependent upon me getting a good weekend day off next month! (A side note: I should have plenty of session availability in April and May, but June will likely be a very limited month for me due to my annual recurrent training at the airline, which requires a substantial amount of online coursework, study, and preparation.)

And the most important part of this post – I am, for the first time EVER, having a session sale! Book now and save on your session fee, whether a full or mini session! To do so, again, visit the links above to book your session, and instead choose one of the two “gift certificate” options. You will pay now, but can use anytime in 2017! You will receive a code via email that you can redeem for a session and book immediately with the quick link provided, or book later, even this fall! If you have any questions about the sale, which runs through next Friday the 17th, please shoot me an email.

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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. […]

 

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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!

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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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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!

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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!

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