Hi, I'm Jess.
Give me a call or shoot me an email, I'd love to chat with you about taking photos of your family anytime.
Thanks for considering joining me for one of my Public Garden Minishoot Days! I offer one or two of these minishoot days each spring and each fall.
The first minishoot day I have scheduled for Sunday, October 1st, and the second is scheduled for Saturday, October 28th. Since weather in New England is our biggest challenge with minishoots, if you’re available for the earlier date, I’d recommend you reserve a spot on that date, because this’ll mean you see your photos a month earlier than if you book the second session, and our weather reschedules often push the late October date into November anyway, and then we often shift that November date as well due to weather...
-Sunday, 10/1/17*: 9am
-Saturday, 10/28/17**: 9am, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm or 3:30pm
If these dates don't work for you, let me know and I can add you to the waiting list. We move dates around a lot so it's likely we can find another time to do your photos this spring, just let me know your restrictions and I'll see what I can do.
*October 1st's rain date is Saturday 10/14, and if that day's also rainy, we'll do Sunday, 10/22.
**October 28th's rain date is Sunday 11/5, and if that day's also rainy, we'll do Saturday, 11/18.
I book these times as people email me, in the order I receive the emails. When you email me, please include:
1) Your name
2) Your cell number
3) Your child/children's names and ages (please note, all children included must be over one year old at time of the minishoot)
4) Your first and second choice of these available times
I will reply within a day or two to confirm your shoot time and will be in touch with more details as the date approaches.
I do keep a waiting list, because other commitments come up for families in the months prior to the shoot, and I also get last-minute cancelations in the days (and hours) before the shoot happens. If you're interested, send me an email to be added to the waiting list. When I have an opening I email the whole waiting list at once and the first reply gets the spot.
My minishoots are 20-minute sessions in the Boston Public Garden (offered to families with children who are all over one year old), booked on the half hour throughout one day each fall and each spring. This means I shoot 13 families during one day! Minishoots are $275 (compared to $400+ for in-home shoots), and include the shoot and access to the final images in a watermarked online gallery a few weeks after the session. As with all my shoots, every photo from the minishoot is presented in the online gallery in both b&w and color. Families receive access to the watermarked gallery with 25-40 final, fabulous-enough-to-be-framed images from one 20-minute minishoot. You can buy all the high-res files from a minishoot for $425 (compared to $650 for in-home shoots). You can also order just a few JPGs or prints or photobooks, whatever you'd like. All my print/product pricing is here.
The date (and subsequent rain dates) for the spring Public Garden minishoot day is usually announced in February or early March, to my Facebook fans and in a newsletter to my subscribers. Normally I shoot the spring session on a weekend day in April or early May. When families request a Public Garden minishoot before I've announced the date, I add their email addresses to my "contact first" list, making them eligible to book first, before I've announced the date to the public. When I've already filled a minishoot day but get more requests, I keep a waiting list that gives everyone an equal chance to book a time if one becomes available. If a spot opens, I email everyone on the waiting list, and the first family to reply gets the spot.
The date (and subsequent rain dates) for the fall Public Garden minishoot day is usually announced in late July to my Facebook fans and in a newsletter to my subscribers. Normally I shoot the fall session on a weekend day in late September or early October. When families request a minishoot before I've announced the date, I add their email addresses to my "contact first" list, making them eligible to book first, before I've announced the date to the public. When I've already filled a minishoot day but get more requests, I keep a waiting list that gives everyone an equal chance to book a time if one becomes available. When a spot opens, I email everyone on the waiting list, and the first family to reply gets the spot.
Babies get older! It just happens, I know. My first love is taking baby photos, black and white, in their homes, capturing moments with those sweet little ones and their families in the first year or two when they're smooshy and delicious. Pictures taken inside during this first year make the most sense for many reasons, but as children pass their first birthday and start to explore their world, it's fun to go outside for pictures.
My client database showed me that I've had over 1,800 photoshoots since I started my business in 2003—yikes! These guys just keep growing and needing more pictures, so I started offering Boston Public Garden minishoot days in the fall and spring each year because…
- I can devote most of my year's work to babies but also keep up with the demand for older children's photos. And…
- I LOVE seeing these guys grow up! And…
- I discovered that when kids are older than 1 or 2, we can easily get tons of great pictures in a 20-minute photoshoot in a beautiful location outdoors.
More Public Garden minishoot photos and posts from the past few years are on my blog.
Or email me to reserve a time.