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SENIOR STUDIO MINIS

September 26th, 2022
30 Minutes of Capture Time
One Outfit
Samantha Joy Studio
Access to your own client portal
Senior Style Guide
1 free sneak peek download
Edited Hi Resolution Image Files
30 Day Online Gallery
25+ Images in your gallery to choose from
3 Complementary Individual Digital Downloads
Friends are welcome to join with a signed model release
(no more than 3 total per session)
Full Gallery or Individual Downloads Available for Purchase after session





$175
Use a spokesmodel discount for 10% off!

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Not My Image: Photo from SJS Instagram: Photo by Tori Beechler Photography

Not My Image: Photo from Samantha Joy Studio

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FALL MINI SESSION

Sunday, October 16, 2022
Crahen Valley Park 4355 Leonard St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
15 MINUTE SESSIONS
UP TO 6 family members
ONLINE GALLERY FOR 30 DAYS
5 INDIVIDUAL HIGH RESOLUTION DOWNLOADS FROM THE SESSION
I'll be working on getting a couch in this color

* Pets are allowed if you know they can handle a quick session. TREATS AND a HELPER STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
*For larger families you will need to email Kara after your booking to extend your time and double your payment. 10 people max due to time.





Early Bird Pricing $175
$225 after October 1st

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Recommended Apparel Color Options

WHEN CHOOSING COLORS FOR YOUR OUTFITS, I RECOMMEND selecting softer, lighter tones and more muted shades. By avoiding ultra-bright, bold colors, it will help bring all the attention to your faces and let the eye focus on the way you feel about each other. The camera loves shades of soft pink and muted blues, mixed with sophisticated light neutrals like heather gray, creams, leather brown and white. That softer color palette fits beautifully into almost all natural outdoor environments, and especially complements the Michigan landscapes.

LONG, FLOWY SKIRTS/DRESSES with feminine ruffles, multiple layers of fabric and the ability to blow and move in the wind will always photograph beautifully!​​​​​​​​

COORDINATE DON'T MATCH your outfits. If someone has a pattern then use that pattern's colors. Give everyone their own dominate color and pull from the outfit with the pattern if needed.

PATTERNS: Too many patterns can make your images unpleasing to look at. If someone has a pattern then everyone else should compliment those colors not create more patterns. I also suggest staying away from polyester tops and shirts with logos.

KHAKIS VS. JEANS if you want your images to be as bright as possible instead of your viewer's eyes first seeing your legs.

HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS

SUNDAY DECEMBER 4, 2022
WEST END GR
15 MINUTE SESSIONS
UP TO 6 family members MAX
ONLINE GALLERY FOR 30 DAYS
5 INDIVIDUAL HIGH RESOLUTION DOWNLOADS FROM THE SESSION
THIS IS ALSO A REALLY FUN SESSION FOR COUPLES


Early Bird Pricing $150
$200 after NOVEMBER 1

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WHEN CHOOSING COLORS FOR YOUR OUTFITS, I RECOMMEND selecting softer, lighter tones and more muted shades. By avoiding ultra-bright, bold colors, it will help bring all the attention to your faces and let the eye focus on the way you feel about each other. The camera loves shades of soft ivories and cream and muted greens, mixed with sophisticated light neutrals like heather gray, and leather brown. Sometimes going with a very formal holiday wear looks amazing as well. 

LONG, FLOWY SKIRTS/DRESSES with feminine ruffles, multiple layers of fabric and the ability to create movement will always photograph beautifully!​​​​​​​​

COORDINATE DON'T MATCH your outfits. If someone has a pattern then use that pattern's colors. Give everyone their own dominate color and pull from the outfit with the pattern if needed.

PATTERNS: Too many patterns can make your images unpleasing to look at. I also suggest staying away from polyester tops and shirts with logos.

KHAKIS VS. JEANS if you want your images to be as bright as possible instead of your viewer's eyes first seeing your legs. Lighter colored shoes with light colored pants can also do the same.

FAMILY OUTFITS

30% Retainer required to hold your spot

FEQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I booked a session but now I want to add more than 5 individuals. Can I do that?

Each time slot allows for 15 minutes of capture time. Any more than 5 indiviudals in a session would require time to be added. If there is a time block next to yours that is available I would be happy to double your session time, cost, and individual downloads. This however would need to be requested.

How do I access all of my session information?

Each session has it's own information located in the client portal. Whomever scheduled the session will have the login and password. The client portal can be found on my website under "Clients"

How long do I have to access my gallery after the session?

What happens if someone in our group is late?

Each gallery and it's complimentary downloads are available for 30 days after it is delivered. If you do not purchase or use said downloads before that date then you will no longer have access. No exceptions so don't wait!

Make sure everyone in your party is early and ready to go by your time slot. You'll have only the 15 minutes booked so if anyone is late it will take over some of your capture time. However I am always able to begin capturing individuals first if needed.

Will we only get 5 images in our gallery?

In short, the answer is "no" However you will receive however many photos we can take in our 15 minutes of time. You'll be able to choose 5 of your favorite images as a complimentary download. Anything else you would like can be purchased within 30 days of your gallery delivery.

Have other questions? No problem, send me an email and I'd be happy to get the answers for you!

What happens if it rains?

We live in Michigan, we all know this means the weather is not dependable. If the weather is not looking good I will email the afternoon of the sessions. Please note that if it's a light drizzle and there is no lightning then the sessions will still take place. If postponed an alternative date will be given. If that date doesn't work then your retainer can be used towards a future session with Kara Hanes Photography.

3-5

MINI SESSIONs

per year

5

IMAGES

With a print release

6-12

Session

openings per time

40+

FRIENDSHIPS

begin each year

I loved working with Kara! She took beautiful pictures of my entire family! She was so helpful, kind, fun and professional...all in one!

-Patricia

Holiday Mini Session 2021

Kind Words From Lovely Folks

I was impressed on how beautiful the pictures were in our 15 min mini session and the fast time of response, these details make the complete difference between a professional and an amateur. Also the bonus to have neutral pictures not just The Christmas ones that we paid for, It was totally worth it!!!!
-Cinthya

Holiday Mini Session 2021

Kind Words From Lovely Folks

After my Christmas mini session with Kara, I shared with her that she made me feel like I had booked a wedding with her. This was just a 15 minute time slot, and I initially had doubts about whether She’d be able to execute in that time. Let me tell you… SHE DID. The pictures exceeded every single expectation that I had. The customer service was amazing. She was always incredibly responsive with any and all questions. Even after getting my pictures back, I had questions about holiday cards; she gladly shared all the wisdom she had regarding the matter.
-Marleca Lane

Holiday Mini Session 2021

Kind Words From Lovely Folks

Working with Kara is the BEST! you might go in nervous or uncomfortable but when you get going its such a great time - She makes you feel so comfortable and at ease to make those happy memories pop out of her pictures. She picks the best locations for the thought you have in mind. For our mini session it was the beautiful glass house - for when we did a Golden Girl photo shoot with my mom she knew the best location at the beach. I will always be contacting her for any photo needs.
-Holly Pendergast

FALL 2021 MINI SESSION

Kind Words From Lovely Folks

We loved working with Kara! Such a professional and she captured such joyous moments of our kids! Highly recommend!
-Kaila DiNallo

SPRING 2020 Mini Sessions

Kind Words From Lovely Folks

Kara is so great to work with! She is professional, efficient and fun. We were in and out in 20 minutes which fits great into our crazy schedule! She is focused on small details asking us to “smooth your hair” or “straighten out your shirt” and knew exactly how to position us. Somehow she captured smiles and laughs from my two teenage boys! She listening to what we needed and we received our photos in record time. I’d recommend her to anyone who needs family pictures, we love our pictures and so does everyone else!
-Becca Lehman

Holiday Card MINIS 2020

Kind Words From Lovely Folks

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