The Studio

October 20, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

As promised, here are some photos of the new studio!  I was going to wait to post until the studio was completely finished.  But I think I've come to the realization that it (and I) are a work in progress - always changing.  So here's how it looks right now.   I am open by appointment but if you ever see lights on feel free to stop in and meet me! The address is 118 N 3rd St in Marshall.  I would love to meet all of you! When the craziness of fall slows down I will plan an evening for an open house.  Watch for details!

 

 


What to Expect at your Reveal & Order Session

October 02, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

After your photo session you will be anxious to see all of your gorgeous photos and I can't wait to share them with you! To prepare for your reveal, I'll ask you to send me a photo or photos of walls in your home where you're interested in displaying some of your photos.  We'll use these photos later at your reveal session.  
 

Why do you need to come in to see your photos?  Because I want you to be the very first one to see your photos.  Because I want you to go home with top quality prints and canvas that will last 100+ years.  And because you deserve to enjoy the experience of a full service photographer!
 

1. We'll schedule a time to meet at the studio where you can sit back, relax with a cup of coffee(or wine...whatever) and you can view all of your digital images in a slideshow on the TV. 
 

Here's a sample slideshow from a recent session with Miss Kennadee.  She is a perfect little model!  One of her photos will be displayed on a 20x20 canvas in my studio! 
 


 


 

2. I'll then hand over the ipad and you get the job of flipping through the photos one at a time and you can mark each one as a yes, maybe, or no. 
 

3. You can decide which favorites you'd like to order and in which sizes.  This is where those photos of your walls come in!  I can show you a mock-up of what your photos will look like on your walls!  There are lots of options for collages and sizes - canvas or framed prints.  If you don't have a photo of your walls we can look at a showroom version(like this)
 


 

4.  Too many favorites to display on your wall?  Check out the book samples!  Photo books come in several materials, sizes, and designs and are a great way to showcase all of your favorite photos.  The reveal slideshow is also available for purchase.  And don't forget the gift prints for Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Bob, and for your desk at work!
 

5. Is your photo wish list breaking the budget? I accept all major credit cards or I also offer payment plans!  No interest or fees - just set up monthly payments and your print order will be placed once the order is paid in full.
 

6.  Once the order arrives, I'll contact you to set up a time to pick up your order at the studio.  Or let me know if you need help hanging your new portraits.
 

I hope you will be excited to tell all of your friends and family how much you love your photos and how great your experience with Heidi Swanson Photography was.  Thank you for all of your referrals!
 


 

Next blog...a tour of the new STUDIO!  I'm so excited to share once it's all together!
 


The New Studio, Booking Process, Pricing

September 24, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

The new Heidi Swanson Photography studio will be ready for indoor sessions October 1st, 2015.  I am so excited to share about all of the improvements that I have been working on over the last few months.  There are honestly too many to share in just one post. So let’s start with the new structure.

Get ready for a completely custom portrait experience! I’d love to get to know you and your family because I want you to love your photos! I offer only top quality print products so you can share them with generations to come.

Booking process

  1. Call me at 507-401-6727 or email heidiswansonphotography@gmail.com for availability and full pricing guide.  
  2. Pre-session Consult - either at the studio or over the phone.  I want to get to know you! We’ll go over all of the details for your session and sign the contract.  We’ll also schedule your reveal and ordering session for approximately 2 weeks after your session.
  3. Session day! Relax, smile and have fun. Your session fee is due at this time.
  4. Reveal & Ordering Session at the studio.  Your digital images will be presented as a slideshow and you can choose which products you’d like to order to showcase your beautiful images.  Payment for your order is due at this time.  Payment plans are available.  You will also receive a link for an online photo gallery, available for 2 weeks, to share with friends and family.
  5. I will notify you when your order is ready to be picked up at the studio. 

 

Session Fees

Regular Session

$75

Includes: Up to 1 hour coverage, outdoor or in studio, up to 5 people. Most regular sessions will have 20-30 images to choose from.

Session types: Babies 1 month and older, children, families, engagement, senior, boudoir, maternity

The session fee includes the photographer’s time and talent, pre-session consultation, post-session editing, photo reveal session, online gallery hosting, order preparation and fulfillment, and custom design work.   The session fee does not include any prints or digital images – these must be purchased separately.  Please request a full pricing guide for product information.

Newborn Session

$200

Includes: Up to 2 hours coverage, in studio, for babies up to 3 weeks old and family up to 5 people.  Most sessions will have 20-30 images to choose from.

The session fee includes the photographer’s time and talent, pre-session consultation, post-session editing, photo reveal session, online gallery hosting, order preparation and fulfillment, and custom design work.   The session fee does not include any prints or digital images – these must be purchased separately.  Please request a full pricing guide for product information.

Wedding Pricing

Starts at $1000.  All wedding packages include a free engagement session! Please request a full wedding pricing guide for more information. 


Easter Mini Sessions

March 19, 2015  •  Leave a Comment


Last weekend I had blast photographing some of the cutest kids in the area in their Easter best!  They were too adorable not to share!  It was so great to catch up with some old friends, see returning clients, and meet new people.  I hope you enjoy these springy pictures!

The chicks weren't real but the kids sure loved them! 

 

EEEK!  Is she not the cutest little bunny you've ever seen?   Oh and I didn't edit her skin...she has the most beautiful porcelain skin!  And those baby blues....lucky girl!

Here are  few more of my favorites from the day!

 

 

Thank you all for the fun sessions!  I hope you all have a very Happy Easter!  Now I'll be super happy if I can get my own 2 kids in the studio for Eater pictures.  Wish me luck! 


New Year Sale!

January 14, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
 
New Year Sale! 20% off all regular priced session fees, packages, prints, products & digital downloads from my website now through January 31st, 2015. Please use coupon code "jan20". If you've been thinking about ordering, now is the time! I will also reopen old galleries for this sale with no reopen fee. Just reply to this email and I'll unlock your gallery. I will be placing a print order this Friday too, so if you want to pick up your order at the studio - shipping is free! *$20 minimum order is required. Sale does not apply to wedding or senior packages. Regular session fees are discounted for sessions taking place during January only. Not valid with any other promotions.


Happy New Year!
Heidi Swanson Photography

 

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