2017 Family Photo Schedule Announcement

I can’t even believe that I’m writing these words… and that the fall season is almost upon us… and that it’s already freaking AUGUST!!!  I’m pretty sure my bank account hasn’t recovered from Christmas yet, so let’s all start hyperventilating together, yes?  As if, the busy-ness of the fall season isn’t enough, I’m going to be the jerk who also throws in the idea of family photos too!!  Please hold onto those rotten tomatoes that I can already sense are being imaginarily tossed at your computer screen, because as always… we aim to make family photos a fun time of year… and if they aren’t fun, then we’ll at least aim to be drunk in order to get through them, okay??!!  Deal.  ;)

If you booked a session with me in years past, then you already know the drill… and not much has changed, but if you’re a newbie to J. Anne Photography, then welcome to The Dance, and keep on reading to find out how this process is going to work!

I am announcing the dates that I’m opening for family photos today, and the dates usually sell out relatively quickly.  The weekend dates will go first, and then the October dates will go next because we all want to push this thing out as far as possible!  So, in order to get a prime spot you’ll have to do the following:

  1. Email me  (jodi@j-annephotography) with your date of choice.  I won’t accept DM’s… text messages… Facebook messages or telegraphs.  This process gets crazy for me, and I’ve had to use email time stamps in order to determine who was the first to call dibs.  I will email you back as quickly as possible to let you know if the date is yours or if you need to re-select.  I will also keep this list on this blog updated with the dates that have already been taken and what is still available.
  2. After you get an email from me saying that your date is temporarily secure, I will send a contract and an invoice for the full session fee.  You’ll have 24 hours to sign and pay, or your date will go back out onto the black market for further bidding.  Your date is not fully secured until you have paid your invoice in full and you have signed the contract.

Here is a list of frequently asked questions about the shoot:

What time of day will the shoot be booked? 

I have added the tentative time to each listing; however, as we approach daylight savings the times might adjust a bit!  I’d suggest having hair and makeup done an hour ahead of the time that you actually need to be finished so that there is wiggle room!

What do I get with the session fee?

You will receive a one-hour photo session at the location of your choosing (with my approval), an online viewing gallery with cloud storage for up to ten years, and the rights to reproduce and distribute the images as you see fit.  You will not receive all of the images I take, as this would be insane and you definitely want me to throw out the ones of you screaming at your kids… so be prepared to see around 50-75 jpeg images in your gallery depending on how easily your kids or pets get with the ballgame.  ha ha ha!  The images are high resolution and will blow up to 30×40″… and if you need anything bigger then you can email me directly for even larger files.

Where will the shoot be located?

You get to choose where you’d like to shoot, but I help you in this process!!  Don’t forget that you could choose to use your home if it has pretty light!!  My Instagram feed is a great place to start looking for places I like to shoot… but I can always offer suggestions and help with wardrobe styling!

What should we wear?

I’m always here to help with styling, and I usually give almost everyone advice on how to coordinate without matching and what will look best in a photograph.  I tend to enjoy neutral colors that will go with any room in your home if you wanted to get a large print or canvas made, and I also like to keep the season neutral, as well!  I want you to love these photos year round, so if you want an Ugly Christmas Sweater themed canvas in your living room all year then rock on with it!  ha ha ha!  In short, don’t hesitate to send me an email to help with styling!!

How long will it take to get our photos back?

Girrrrl.  Your guess is as good as mine.  ha ha ha!  No, just joking, kind of.  My schedule seems to get busier and busier every year, and every year I tell myself that I’m going to be better at managing it… but it’s been a rough year so far, and I’d be lying if I said that I kept up with a good editing schedule in the Spring.  So, with that being said, I’ll do my best to have them back to you in about 2 weeks…. but for sure before the end of November.  ha ha ha… just kidding, again! ;)

 

Okay, without further ado… here is the schedule… get crackin’ !!

COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!!

Saturday, September 2 • 4pm • $700  BOOKED!

Saturday, September 2 • 6pm • $700 BOOKED!

Monday, September 4 • 5pm • $550 BOOKED!

Wednesday, September 6 • 5pm • $550 BOOKED!

Friday, September 8 • 5pm • $550   BOOKED!

Saturday, September 9 • 4pm • $700    BOOKED!

Saturday, September 9 • 6pm • $700   BOOKED!

Monday, September 11 • 5pm • $550   BOOKED!

Wednesday, September 13 • 5pm • $550    BOOKED!

Monday, September 25 • 5pm • $550  BOOKED!

Wednesday, September 27 • 5pm • $550   BOOKED!

Thursday, October 5 • 5pm • $550   BOOKED!

Monday, October 9 • 5pm • $550   BOOKED!

Wednesday, October 11 • 5pm • $550   BOOKED!

Thursday, October 19 • 5pm • $550   BOOKED!

Monday, October 23 • 5pm • $550   BOOKED!

Wednesday, October 25 • 5pm • $550   BOOKED! 

Friday, October 27 • 5pm • $550   BOOKED! 

Saturday, October 28 • 2:30pm • $700  BOOKED!

Saturday, October 28 • 4:30pm • $700   BOOKED!

Wednesday, November 1 • 4pm • $550   BOOKED!

Friday, November 3 • 4pm • $550   BOOKED!

Wednesday, November 8 • 4pm • $550   BOOKED!

Friday, November 10 • 4pm • $550   BOOKED!

Saturday, November 11 • 1pm • $700   BOOKED!

Saturday, November 11 • 3pm • $700    BOOKED!

 

Let’s Do Work, 2017.

I hope that everyone will forgive me for this post being about 28 days late.  The beginning of 2017 started off in a crazy frenzy with Kris and Jessica Bryant’s wedding, so it has taken me a little bit of time to recover and start getting my head on straight for what is about to explode in 2017.  The last few days in my office I have been wrapping up the edit on Kris and Jessica’s wedding, editing Ashley & Jake and Sarah & Matt’s engagement sessions that happened earlier this year, and giving my yearly planner a run for its money as 2017 gets penciled in faster than I could have ever expected!

This coming year I have something BIG happening with the addition of a new photographer to my business.  I haven’t given a formal shout out to Lianna yet, but it is definitely coming!  Lianna spent most of 2016 training with me, and will now be cranking out a full year of weddings on her own for the J. Anne Photography brand.  On top of Lianna being added to the mix, I’ll be shooting my normal 15-20 weddings this year with my trusty side-kick, Janelle, by my side.  Add to that all of the engagement photos, boudoir sessions, and the fact that my three boys are involved in more activities than ever now that they’re getting a bit older…. I imagine that 2016 is going to look like child’s play in regards to the scheduling that is happening for 2017, but I’m ready.

We’re traveling to Santa Barbara twice this year for what are sure to be some amazing weddings, and I will also be hopping  the pond to Paris and down into the South of France later this Spring.  This summer I’ll be heading to San Francisco to shoot at San Francisco City Hall for the first time and I could not be any more thrilled to check that adventure off of my bucket list!!

There are still a large handful of couples who haven’t done their engagement session yet (Ashley & Blake, Jen & James, Jackie & Tony, Halee & Heath, Heather & Nick, Archana & Diego, and Jeanne & Kyle!!)… but of the engagement sessions that have wrapped you guys can see that it’s going to be yet another year of insanely gorgeous people making my Instagram feed look far better than I could ever manage to do on my own!

On the left is Sarah & Matt!  They’re going to knock my socks off with a white on white on white wedding at the International Peace Education Center in April… on the right are Lindsay & Mark who will be married in October on the beautiful grounds of TPC Summerlin!

This adorable couple below are Cole & Alyssa who are also getting married in October, but they’re taking us on a little scenic tour up to the Paiute reservation for their gorgeous wedding!! 

Ashley & Jake are below on the left and they are the next wedding up on my docket for the year!!  Mandarin Oriental will host their black tie affair this coming March and I’m over the moon excited for them!  Ashley and Will are below on the right… and these two babes are taking us up the coast of California as they will be married at Bacara in Santa Barbara in July, and it will basically be everything that my dreams are made of!  Caitlyn & Scott are below on the left and they are seriously the sweetest two people you might ever meet.  They will be having a dreamy lavender wedding at Dragon Ridge this Spring while Olivia and Brad on the right are kicking it old school in September at the classic and amazing Las Vegas Country Club!! I seriously can not wait to see both of these babes walk down the aisle!

Last November Newfly Films came over and made a video for me to show to my ladies during Bridesgiving dinner… in that version of the video I cried like a little baby telling all of my 2016 brides how much they meant to me, and that my business would basically not survive without them… I wasn’t about to let that cry face make the internet, so I asked my guy Stefan over at Newfly to make me a new cut of the video because it  is just too much fun not to share some bits and pieces of my hoes!!

Soo…  let’s fucking do work, 2017!

 

 

Family Sessions Booking Now :: 2015

Hello friends!  Can it really be?  Can it really be that time of year again?  Well, maybe not quite yet, as I’m jumping the gun a little bit on starting to book family sessions.  But, here’s my beef with last year… it kicked my ass.  Plain and simple.  I scheduled shoots too late into the year… which November doesn’t really seem like it’s all that late… but when the holidays set in, those bitches don’t mess around.

So, I’m starting a bit early, which will hopefully allow me to sleep a little bit during this holiday season, and hopefully help you guys out a bit too!!  Unless you like the idea of standing in a never-ending line at the post office with 200 cards to mail out, all of which need to be weighed and stamped… which might require a bit of vodka to dip your candy canes into.  So… yeah… I’m hoping this suits all of us!

As you guys know, this is the ONLY TIME OF THE YEAR that I book family sessions.  So, if you’ve been chatting with me about doing a shoot… now is the time!!  Family sessions are going to be booked exactly like last year!  Your session will be $500 for one hour of shooting.  You’ll get a lot of fun, interactive and candid moments along with a few options of a full family photo for your holiday card.  You will have plenty of photos… likely around 50-70 images… that you will hopefully want to litter your walls with, as well as your holiday card.  We will shoot outdoors at the location of your choice, within the Las Vegas area.  Likely, those locations will include Spring Mountain Ranch, Wetlands, Floyd Lamb, Corn Creek, Dry Lake Beds, etc…. Whatever suits your fancy.  :)  I’d also love to have some adventurous families who wanna let me try some new locations around Lake Mead, and even some around the Colorado River area just past Hoover Dam.  Those locations will be reserved for the families whose Dad’s aren’t pissed about the idea of family photos.  Because… road trip.  ha ha ha!!

We will shoot in the evening hours, usually around 4 or 5pm… maybe even later just depending on what the sun looks like as we approach daylight savings and the location you have chosen (ie:Spring Mountain Ranch might even be 3pm since it’s so close to the mountains).

In order to book the date you have to contact me via email (jodi@j-annephotography.com) and let me know which date you want.  I will send over a contract and payment event.  In order to book the date, the session fee has to be paid in advance, in full, and is non-refundable.  However, I’m not a complete asshole.  If something comes up and you can’t make your shoot, I will likely NOT steal your money.  We can always work to reschedule.

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Alright, here are the dates that I have available… Last year they were swooped relatively quickly, but it’s not like they’re gonna be gone before the weekend or anything, so don’t stress.  :)

Here we go…

September 17th
September 18th
September 19th
September 20th
September 24th
September 25th
September 26th
September 27th

October 8th
October 9th
October 10th
October 11th
October 22nd
October 23rd
October 24th
October 25th

It’s August 11th, and I’m signing off with…

Happy Holidays!!