Hello everyone! I wanted to reach out and go over some details for your upcoming mini session.
Available props include a red plaid blanket, white blanket, mini Christmas trees, fake snow to blow (which is really instant mashed potato mix!) , 2 christmas wreaths, multiple signs, a wooden crate to sit little ones or display props, non-glass ornaments If you would like to incorporate anything specific or personal, feel free to bring it along to your session!
Helping the Kiddos:
For young children, please plan to get in their nap and a filling lunch before your session (if applicable) Feel free to bring anything else that may make your child feel comfortable. Small snacks (Cheerios, Puffs, etc.) work great even in between shots and aren't messy! A favorite small toy, or music may help put them at ease. You know your child best.
This year, I will also be bringing along an actual treasure chest filled with Fruit Roll-Ups, lollipops, and small containers of play dough. Feel free to use the treasure chest to motivate your child. If necessary, we can keep the chest visible & they can choose treats from the treasure chest at the end of their session. If you do not want your child to be given the option, please let me know and I will tuck it away during your session.
For final payments, please bring a check or the exact amount in cash in an envelope. This ensures that money handling does not cut into your shoot time.
All mini sessions are booked back to back. This means that if your session ends at 12:30, a new session begins at 12:31. For this reason, it is critical that you are on time. I will not be able to extend your session past the end time indicated on your contract if you are late arriving. While I ask that you be on time or a little early, please be respectful to the other families. Having an audience (of strangers) may distract young children or make people uncomfortable, so please keep a little bit of distance between you & the family that is shooting while you wait your turn.
If you are unsure of your starting time, please refer to your contract or send me a quick email or text and I will let you know =)
If you are unfamiliar with the park, you can plug this address into the GPS. 92 68th street Brooklyn, NY 11220 It will bring you directly across the street from the main entrance. There is no parking lot, but parking in the area is usually not difficult.
We will be shooting past the entrance and to the left where the Evergreen "Christmas" trees are located. There are a collection of trees parallel to the sidewalk, and also further into the park up the hill. The exact tree may change from session to session due to the changing position of the sun. The trees are spread out, and I will have a pretty big collection of stuff with me, so it should not be too difficult to find me. If you have ANY trouble finding me please reach me on my cell at 718-864-1180.
Should it rain on Saturday, your session will be moved to Sunday as noted in your contract. You will retain the SAME APPOINTMENT TIME as Saturday. A call will be made and you will be notified through email as we get closer to our session date and the forecast becomes more reliable. If it is very cold, please dress your children warm for their session and bring hats, gloves, blankets, etc. These can be incorporated into the shoot, or used in between shots. It may also be fun to bring them your child some hot cocoa in a cute cup or mug. I would love to have this available at the session- but due to the duration of the sessions- it would not stay hot.