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.
We need something to look forward to, guys! Some flowers, some joy, some jumping off of park benches and some playing outdoors together pictures.
And when are we doing them? Who knows!?! That's the exciting thing. Maybe it'll actually happen on May 2nd (fingers and toes crossed) and maybe we'll reschedule to another gorgeous day this spring or early summer. Once you book a time, though, I'm commited to you and I will get your family photographed this spring/summer.
I'd be honored and grateful if you grabbed a time. Let's do this thing, guys - whenever we do it, it'll be awesome.
For now, the following shoot times are still available. Could be that we shift this.
But for now, I'm planning to shoot in the Public Garden all day on May 2nd.
Here are the times I have left that day:
-Saturday, 5/2/20**: 9am, 10am, 1:30pm, 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.
**May 2nd's rain date is Saturday 5/9, and if that day's also rainy, we'll do Saturday, 5/23.
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.
Curious about what kind of photos I take in a 20 minute minishoot? I did a blog post all about one year's fall public garden minishoots here. A sampling of spring public garden minishoots are in this blog post.
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 $500 (compared to $750 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.