2016 Fall Mini-Sessions | Modern Milwaukee Family Photography

Hello! Hello! Hello!

It’s time! Fall Mini-Sessions are here!

Fall Mini-sessions are similar to how they have been in the past, and last year went so well, the all-digital pre-purchase (Buy-It-Now) option has returned!

The same? The lollipops, the fields and forests, the style of photography we’re shooting. All sessions are 30 minutes with one rain date, and we have a fun, NEW-LAST-YEAR purchase option, “Buy It Now!”

The difference? The digital option now has an added 10×10 printable MOSAIC.

Similar to the past, our session fees are separate from our prints and digital products. We now also have a buy-up-front *FULL RESOLUTION*, full gallery set of images (includes some color and some black and white), and if you pay up front, not only are you likely to see more social media previews as we edit, but you are also going to have the ability to download your gallery in one click when you receive it. One click, folks. That email dings and you open it and you can grab your gallery in one-click. That’s pretty brilliant, right? You are also likely to receive 10-15 more images than in the regular 30 minute shoot-to-gallery sessions— because, after all, we won’t know which your favorites will be and so we’re going to give you a good bunch of options, and then let you peek through and pick your favorites (plus, you know how sometimes family members have different favorites? THAT. You’re welcome. 😉 )

So, $99 for a 30 minute session (15-25 images), and you’ll have the ordering options as listed on a PDF sent you via email (plus a few more, we don’t toss all our info on the internet after all 😉 ).

Or $550 for “Buy it now”, and grab your whole gallery (25-40 images) and go the day it hits the world wide web.

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Here are the dates, and if you’re pre-registered, please go ahead and sign your name via Facebook comment or blog comment to confirm it, and I’ll pull your name from parentheses at that time. (I mean, who wants to be squished in parentheses?) Please also read all the fine print below. We’re super-not-into hiding info from you, so we roll it all out. When you receive your contract, we don’t wish to surprise you with any tricks. So, read on, my friends, and then for making your way through all the text and contracts and online payments, mad-prop treat yourself to a cookie or one of those new fancy homemade organic (free-range?) popsicle things I keep reading about on the internet. Or a tiny cookie. Or a giant one. I recommend the giant cookies. From the public market. And you should never buy just one. Truly.

Ready? Here we go:

Saturday, September 10  (location to be released to booked clients)

8:30am (BOOKED) Iwanksi

9:00am (BOOKED) Brianna Nigro

9:30am Amanda Bothwell 

10:00am (BOOKED) Andrea C. Butchart

10:30am (BOOKED) Nicole McBane

:::Afternoon:::

3:30pm Lindsey Kresge

4:00pm (BOOKED) Kelley Yunk

4:30pm (BOOKED) Harper Martin

5:00pm (BOOKED) Jodi Bertsch

5:30pm (Temp hold) Tiffany Arnold

6:00pm (BOOKED) Dawn Bowen

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Sunday, September 11 (Rain Date)

If you book, please note that September 11 is our rain date. Time slots will slide to Sunday. Please realize that if Robyn moves the sessions to Sunday, you must be available Sunday. Robyn is the sole determiner of whether or not we are “rained out”. This could be decided ahead of time, or on-site. If you have not received notice that the session is cancelled, please show up. Bring an umbrella. We have been rained on for 9 minutes before, and all we saw was a 9 minute delay and the day returned to shooting quickly, as is often the case when we are right on a great lake. It is always easier to shoot than reschedule, so that will be the priority. In the case, however, of a total Milwaukee washout, we will hold Sunday as an option. Plan for it.

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Saturday, October 1  (location to be released to booked clients)

8:30am (BOOKED) Kate Hallenbeck

9:00am (BOOKED) Meg Kurlinski

9:30am (BOOKED) Kelly VanDam

10:00am (BOOKED) Jess P

10:30am (BOOKED) Jackie Kawa

:::Afternoon:::

3:30pm (BOOKED) Hannah Johnsen

4:00pm (BOOKED) Kari Klasen Lisi

4:30pm (BOOKED) Kavita Naik

5:00pm (BOOKED) Kaitlin Corrao

5:30pm (BOOKED) Hess

Wait list:

  1. Karen Zilinksi
  2. Andrea C. Butchart

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Sunday, October 2 (Rain Date)

If you book, please note that October 2 is our rain date. Time slots will slide to Sunday. Please realize that if Robyn moves the sessions to Sunday, you must be available Sunday. Robyn is the sole determiner of whether or not we are “rained out”. This could be decided ahead of time, or on-site. If you have not received notice that the session is cancelled, please show up. Bring an umbrella. We have been rained on for 9 minutes before, and all we saw was a 9 minute delay and the day returned to shooting quickly, as is often the case when we are right on a great lake. It is always easier to shoot than reschedule, so that will be the priority. In the case, however, of a total Milwaukee washout, we will hold Sunday as an option. Plan for it.

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HOW TO BOOK:

If you’ve worked with us before, comment below with the time/date you’d like. Use your Facebook account to comment, or the comment module. And then hang tight, we will send contracts every 2 business days.

If you’re new to us (AKA not in our system as a current client), please leave a comment below AND click through here and fill out this form so we can can send you a contract.

We will then send you via email a PDF, a digital online contract, and an online payment form. With your contract you will be able to choose which package you’re ordering— the $99 session only, or the $550 Full Resolution download option. The $550 option is only available if purchased up front, prior to the session. This year $550 Buy It Now includes a BONUS MOSAIC printable to 10×10 inches, selected and designed by Robyn.

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(Print packages will also be in your client PDF.)

FINE PRINT BUT IN CAPS AND BOLD TEXT SO YOU DO NOT MISS IT!

This year all mini-sessions are parents and children only. No engaged couples, anniversary sessions, no multi-generational sessions. No cousins. Single-generation family, no extended families (please and thank you). NO POKEMON CHASING. I’m kidding. Obviously we’re all going to be chasing Pokemon… or working around the people who are. (I’m not sure which emoticon to put here…)

If you are late, your session will be reduced by the number of minutes you are late.

Unless it is actively raining, we are shooting. Last year it rained for 9 minutes, and then it stopped and was awesome instead. Bring an umbrella. Weather moves fast.

If you are sick, please call Robyn immediately. If she cannot replace your session, you will need to fill the spot yourself.

Galleries will be live for 10 days. 10% early bird print discount for first 3 days. $50 gallery extension. Galleries will be online and heavily watermarked. Screenshots and downloads from galleries prohibited by copyright law.

You will receive a PDF with clothing and session prep advice. Because mini-sessions are discounted sessions, please do not contact the studio with extensive questions about clothing and prep. Extensive styling consultations are reserved for full family sessions that start at $299 per family on weekdays.

Prints & digital files are purchased separately from the session fee. If you commit to the session, you’re committing to purchasing a minimum package costing $200. A La Carte items are not sold until a package has been purchased.

Sample items to purchase after your session:

$200- 2 8×10, 3 5×7, 1 set of wallets, 10 digital files printable to 4×6 inches

$250-1 11×14, 2 8×10, 3 5x7s, 10 digital files printable to 5×7 inches

$350- 10×20 mosaic canvas, 5 5×7, 25 digital files printable to 5x7inches

$99 upgrade to all images

Digital file Scrapbooking Fun Collection printable to 4×6 inches $299, no previews

Digital file Gift Print Holiday Collection printable to 10×10 inches $449, no previews

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  • Kavita Naik - We’ll take the October spot at 4:30pm!ReplyCancel

  • Kavita Naik - Sorry, my email was incorrect in the above post, please use this one! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Phelps - Looks great Robyn, can’t wait!ReplyCancel

  • Kaitlin Corrao - So excited! PS: Running a marathon on Sunday so here’s to hoping we don’t have to rain out and shoot Sunday. If so, I will try my best to stay awake. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Robyn Beckley Vining - Commenting to follow 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Brianna Nigro - Confirming 9/10 @ 9am! 🙂 (P.S. with a new addition to the family, should I re-do/update the questionnaire from last year?) Thanks!!ReplyCancel

  • Meg Kurlinski - Confirmed. Thanks Robyn.ReplyCancel

  • Kari Klasen Lisi - Confirming – thank you Robyn!ReplyCancel

  • Beth Hess - We’ll take Oct 1 at 5:30 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Van Dam - Oct 1@ 930 confirmed! Can’t wait!ReplyCancel

  • Robyn Beckley Vining - Commenting to follow 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kelley Ratza Yunk - Hi Robyn – Could we have Sep 10th at 4pm?ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Bothwell - Hi Robyn, Please consider us for the backup slots on Sept. 10 (you have temp holds on them currently). Either the 9:30 am or 5:30pm times. Thank you, and crossing our fingers!ReplyCancel

    • Robyn - okay! And I can also consider adding an 8am or 11am, if needed— we need to get you in this year, Amanda! =) -RobynReplyCancel

      • Amanda Bothwell - Yeah! The 9:30 is awesome, I’m so glad this is going to work… all your other dates we already had booked. But this one, it was definitely meant to be!!! I just submitted our contract, but haven’t seen an online payment option yet, I’m guessing that will come through in the invoice BUT if I’m wrong, please let me know. Patrick and I (and the kids) are looking forward to seeing you soon.ReplyCancel

        • Robyn - Hi Amanda, Elizabeth is being my super-right-hand and running all the contracts and invoicing for us- once you sign a contract, we will counter-sign it, you’ll get a receipt, and she will then know from your contract which package you selected (since we have two options). That will enable her to create for you an invoice. It’s usually 24-48 business hours between each step.

          SO excited to see you! <3 Please tell your kids I'm SO excited to see them!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Crivello Butchart - Sept 10 @ 10… Would Oct 1 if any thing opens upReplyCancel

  • Lindsey Elisabeth Kresge - Robyn. Can I have the 4:30 spot on 9/10?ReplyCancel

  • Ilia Neuman - Well, I’m very late to this party:( I’d like to be added to the wait list for October 1st. Any time, of couse. Thanks!ReplyCancel

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