Posts Tagged ‘Kansas City Family Photography’

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 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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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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Kansas City mini session portraits

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Kansas City mini session portraits

Kansas City mini session portraits

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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!

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Stacey + Phil | engaged….and some quick 2015 studio notes

February 5th, 2015

Today I’m featuring a special couple – because it’s my sister and her fiance! (no, I am not shooting their wedding! 😉 ). They get married in just a short 10 days from now, on Valentine’s Day. We did this session last fall, at the last minute, in an opening I had come available. What […]

 

Today I’m featuring a special couple – because it’s my sister and her fiance! (no, I am not shooting their wedding! 😉 ). They get married in just a short 10 days from now, on Valentine’s Day. We did this session last fall, at the last minute, in an opening I had come available. What a gorgeous day it ended up being.

Before we get to the photos (I know you want to see them!), here’s a quick studio notes for this season. First, I’m almost booked for weddings for this year, so if you are interested in getting on board, do so quickly! As of now, most of my availability lies in November and December, though I do have scattered dates available through the rest of this year. 2016 inquiries are *just* starting to roll in. So…you think you want to have me photograph your big day, and perhaps your engagement session. How does this work? First of all, give me an email to get the downloadable price list and wedding guide. My weddings start at $2650, and although I do have packages, they are highly customizeable. If you really like what you see, great, let’s talk! We can schedule a time to meet in my studio in Liberty, MO for a consultation – or via phone or skype if you aren’t local. At that point, you’ll have a contract that I’ll go over with you. If you decide you’d like to book your date, I do hold all wedding dates for clients for 72 hours after the initial consultation. After that time, dates become available and are first-come, first-served. Meaning, the first bride and groom to submit their signed contract and retainer for a date get that date. It’s the only fair way to conduct business, especially for highly sought-after dates during peak season!

Secondly, portrait sessions – which include families, boudoir, seniors, and pet sessions – I’ll be releasing dates for my mini session dates and boudoir marathons for ALL of 2015 next week. I will also release new full-session pricing, which will be greatly simplified this year, at that time. I’m very excited about this year and plan to unveil a lot of new options for sessions shot at my studio in Liberty, that I’m pretty darn excited about! Please note that I will only be shooting mini sessions on set mini session dates! Otherwise, I book full sessions. Look for the full details on these mini session and boudoir marathon dates next week, and a link to my new portrait pricing! It’s not too early to start thinking about spring sessions, holy cow, it’s getting into February already!

So, now that all of the housecleaning is done, here’s Stacey and Phil!

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Kansas City fall engagement session

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Kansas City fall engagement session

Kansas City fall engagement session

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I LOVE LIGHT! 🙂
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the Robbins family

July 1st, 2013

I’ve known this family a while; after all, they are our neighbors! Dad Tony also is the chief flight instructor at ATD Flight Systems, where I’ve also flight instructed (on a very, very part time basis as my photography business allows!) since 2005. We started this as a dual session, with some portraits for daughter […]

 

I’ve known this family a while; after all, they are our neighbors! Dad Tony also is the chief flight instructor at ATD Flight Systems, where I’ve also flight instructed (on a very, very part time basis as my photography business allows!) since 2005. We started this as a dual session, with some portraits for daughter Kenzy, then on a wonderful sunny evening got the whole fam (and dogs!) into the act.

First off, Kenzy’s session!
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Kansas City family photography

Kansas City family photography

Kansas City family photography

Kansas City family photography

Kansas City family photography

Kansas City family photography

Kansas City family photography

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…and the whole fam!
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Kansas City family photography

Kansas City family photography

Kansas City family photography

Kansas City family photography

Kansas City family photography

Kansas City family photography

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Isn’t little Layla the CUTEST? Seriously – you just want to sop her up with a biscuit!!

Liberty Missouri family portraits

Liberty Missouri family portraits

Liberty Missouri family portraits

Liberty Missouri family portraits

Liberty Missouri family portraits

Liberty Missouri family portraits

Liberty Missouri family portraits

Liberty Missouri family portraits

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the Morgan family | Liberty Missouri family portraits

November 27th, 2012

the Morgans met me the weekend before last at the studio for a family portrait session with a decidedly Christmas theme – they came armed with some CUTE ideas for Christmas cards! Of course, I’m not going to post those themed shots – so that their cards are a surprise to their friends and family! […]

 

the Morgans met me the weekend before last at the studio for a family portrait session with a decidedly Christmas theme – they came armed with some CUTE ideas for Christmas cards! Of course, I’m not going to post those themed shots – so that their cards are a surprise to their friends and family! 😉 Here are a few other images from their session. Enjoy.

Liberty Missouri family photographers

Liberty Missouri family photographers

Liberty Missouri family photographers

Liberty Missouri family photographers

Liberty Missouri family photographers

Liberty Missouri family photographers

Liberty Missouri family photographers