Family Photos

Family Photos Done Right!

 

Family photos represent an important moment in time and you will want a professional to deliver a quality experience and premium product that will last forever.  Hiring an amateur to take your photos, or shooting at a strip mall photo studio will leave you with an inferior experience and sub-par photos.  Instead, schedule your session with Winn Photography, where you will enjoy making your photos and memories that last a lifetime!

 

Winn Photography provides on-location shoots that cater to the needs of any family.  Colorado is the perfect place to take your shoot outdoors and capture some of the natural beauty, greatly enhancing your experience.

 

Take a look at the information on this page, and when you’re ready, contact us to book your family portrait session.

 

 

 

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Preparing for your Session

 

Here is your step-by-step plan to help you prepare for your shoot.

 

  1. Pick your date.  Availability is limited, particularly during fall-colors and Christmas Card seasons. Booking your shoot well in advance will help ensure you get the time that works best for you.
  2. Book your shoot/sign your shoot agreement: All shoots require a shoot agreement be signed detailing what is included in your shoot and terms of the session.  This must be signed or your shoot will not be scheduled.
  3. Pay your session fee.  To book your shoot and secure your spot on our calendar, the session fee, acting as a non-refundable retainer of services, must be paid.  Please note that your session time slot will not be secured until your session fee is paid.  It is critical that you pay your session as soon as possible, or you may lose your intended time slot.
  4. Coordinate your wardrobe.  Paying attention to the details of what your family wears will go a long way in creating the foundations of a good portrait.  Avoid wearing the exact same thing and make sure that all your outfits look good together.  Black shirts and blue jeans are a good start, as are complimentary colors. Avoid wearing bright whites.
  5. Consider your Personal Style: Maybe it’s time to break some of the rules of the traditional  family portrait!  Are you a fun-loving family?  Why not kick off the shoes, roll up the jeans and all step into the creek.  Splash around a bit, laugh together, and have a great time!  Is your family an outdoorsy one?  Bring your bikes, skis, or hiking boots and we’ll get creative.  Let your family’s personality shine through in your portraits!
  6. Communicate your Needs: Tell me about any special plans for your shoot so that I can make accommodations, and bring any special gear that is needed.  For example, if we’re doing a night shoot, I’ll need to know so I can show up with low-light gear.  If we’re shooting at a ski area, I’ll need to know so I can come with extra batteries.

The Session

Your photo session comes with the following:

  • Unlimited costume/wardrobe changes:  Keep in mind that the longer it takes to get ready for your shoot, the less time we have for photos.
  • Up to an hour of shoot time:  See our packages below detailing shooting time.  If you require or would like more shoot time over what is offered in our packages, additional time can be purchased at a pre-negotiated rate, starting at $60 an hour.
  • Local travel at no extra charge: Extended travel to locations outside of the immediate metro area will incur travel charges starting at the point of origin.

Shoot Day

This is the easy part.  With all the preparations made, just show up and smile!  We’ll make you feel right at home, and you are guaranteed to have a great time.

The Process

Book

Book Your Shoot.

 

Select your shoot day, location, and determine your needs. Prints, extra shoot time, and other upgrades are available. Contact us with any special requests.

Sign

Read and sign your contract.

 

Contracts outline terms and conditions of your shoot, ensuring everyone is on the same page. Paying your deposit secures your session time in our schedule.

Shoot

Shoot Day!

 

Prepare for shoot day and enjoy your shoot! Bring clothing options, water, a snack, and makeup (if needed) and hair care accessories for touch-ups.

Pick

Pick your photos!

 

View your digital proofs, pick your photos, and receive digitally delivered watermarked photos shortly afterwards.

After the Shoot

 

Generally, photos take 3 to 5 days to process.  Please note that this time can increase depending on the workload we are experiencing at the time.

 

We will schedule a photo viewing and ordering meeting approximately a week after shoot day.  You will view proof photos, marking your favorites and narrowing in on the best of them. This makes ordering prints a breeze.

 

You’ll be shown the most common print sizes and be notified about any special print considerations, including cropping concerns, etc.  Any questions you have will be answered at this time.

 

At this time, you will order and pay for your prints.  Either using our pre-assembled photo collection packages, or creating your own with our ala-carte menu, you will be able to order as many or as few prints as you’d like to meet your needs.

 

Getting Your Prints

 

Photo print products are sent off to one or more professional photo labs. Prints may take 3 business days and up to 2 weeks to ship, depending on what and how much you order.  Please note that special items such as canvas wraps and photo albums take longer for our print shops to produce.

 

Should you want additional prints, or should your friends and family want them, photos are available for order for one year following shoot day. Photos are not guaranteed to be archived longer than one year.

 

Pricing

 

Here are the shoot packages we currently offer. You may customize each session to create the perfect shoot for your needs.

  • $149
  • Silver Package
    • Up to 1 Hour Shoot Time
    • Unlimited Wardrobe Changes
  • Most Popular!
  • $249
  • Silver Package
    • Up to 90 Minutes Shoot Time
    • Unlimited Wardrobe Changes
    • Free 8×10 Print (A $50 value!)
    • 10% off Photo Print Collections
  • Best Value!

Add-ons

A full range of add-ons are available, including:

  • Prints and print packages
  • Additional shoot time
  • Additional locations
  • Additional family members (including pets and infants): $20 per head
  • Travel out of the Denver Metro area
  • Group shoot discounts
  • Additional photo edits

Contact us for more information on available add-ons and pricing. Add-ons need to be discussed prior to the shoot and require notation in the signed shoot contract.

Contract, Retainer, and Fees

When scheduling your shoot, you will be sent a shoot contract that will detail what is included, including requested add-ons. The contract will detail terms of the shoot, cancellation policy, etc. This contract must be signed at the time the retainer is paid.

Your photo session fee is considered a retainer of services and must be paid to secure your spot in our calendar. Failure to pay the retainer in a timely manner may result in loss of your intended session time and date. Please note that this retainer fee is non-refundable.

Please note: The photographer will NOT allow payment of the session fee following the shoot.

Additional shoot time add-ons are to be paid via invoice following the shoot. Photo print products, including prints ordered during the photo viewing and ordering meeting must be paid in full prior to your prints being ordered.