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Marshfield, MA Engagement Session at Green Harbor Beach {Kerry + Chris}

Earlier this month on one of those super warm days we had, I met up with Kerry and Chris to photograph this lovely couple. It was so unseasonably hot that we were even able to walk barefoot in the water, such a treat for an October day. I loved photographing this beautiful couple and am so excited to share previews from their engagement session at Green Harbor Beach with you today. Enjoy! {PS. You may remember this lovely lady and this scenic location from Kerry’s yoga photo shoot in 2017.}

Happy Anniversary, Jonathan + Christyne

Happy anniversary to Jonathan and Christyne!

Last October, I photographed Christyne and Jonathan's beautiful wedding at the Loon Pond Lodge in Lakeville, MA and today I'd love to wish them a very happy one year anniversary!

SIGN UP LINK: Fall Family Mini Sessions THIS SUNDAY (Sept 16)

This post is going to look pretty similar to one you saw two weeks ago because I’ve added more last minute minis! This Sunday (9/16/2018) I'm opening up four Fall Family Mini Session slots and they're going live ... now!

 The Boynton family earlier this month with their 12 week old peanut!

The Boynton family earlier this month with their 12 week old peanut!

Family Minis include:

  • A three week turnaround guarantee

  • A personalized online viewing gallery with 10 years of cloud storage

  • A digital download link

The price is $300.

Returning Fall Family Mini clients take off $50! (So, $250 if you've joined us for Fall Family Minis in previous years. Enter code FALL50 at checkout.)

Payment must be made in full to book your timeslot and is nonrefundable.

These will be held at The Endicott Estate in Dedham, MA.

Minis are great for families looking to get a short stack of images so to speak. If you're looking for a few images for a holiday card, this is your session!

They are quick in nature so they're good for young kids who don't have a ton of patience to be photographed for a long period of time. And, dads rejoice! Just kidding. But not really.

They are back to back with other families so there isn't that super personalized individual vibe you'd get from a full session but I strive to still capture the unique energy of your family and children.

I ask all families to let me know their priority shot. Are you hoping to get one of the whole family, just the kids, kids individually, kids just with mom or kids just with dad? Let me know and we'll shoot in that order. We likely won't have time for everything I just listed, so if you tell me what's most important to you, we'll shoot that first and go from there.

My style is candid so while we can try to get one with everyone smiling at the camera, I find the candid tickle fight style images to be the most adorable and memorable.

I am hoping to add more this season so check back here and on Facebook and Instagram.

When I have more time, I reach out to returning clients first and give a one day pre-sale. Given the short notice, there was not time to do this with these but I will look to give that benefit again in the future.

Check out this Blog Post on How to Prep for your Family Mini Session and comment below or shoot me a message if you have any questions..

Dedham, MA Fall Family Mini Sessions Round One

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of photographing three beautiful families for a very last minute start to my Fall Family Mini Sessions. As many or you know, I am currently at home with my one year old but the opportunity came up to shoot that Sunday morning so I quick scouted a new location to me, The Endicott Estate in Dedham, MA and found the perfect lush willow tree for our background. With just two days notice, I was very happy to have three families available to photograph and I’m excited to share a few previews from their sesssions with you today.

And! I’ve added some more last minute minis on the calendar for you! This Sunday (9/16/2018) I'm opening up four Fall Family Mini Session slots and they're going live ... now!

If you’re interested in joining in for the next set, here is more information.

Family Minis include:

  • A three week turnaround guarantee

  • A personalized online viewing gallery with 10 years of cloud storage

  • A digital download link

The price is $300. Returning Fall Family Mini clients take off $50! (So, $250 if you've joined us for Fall Family Minis in previous years. Enter code FALL50 at checkout.) Payment must be made in full to book your timeslot and is nonrefundable.

Minis are great for families looking to get a short stack of images so to speak. If you're looking for a few images for a holiday card, this is your session!

They are quick in nature so they're good for young kids who don't have a ton of patience to be photographed for a long period of time. And, dads rejoice! Just kidding. But not really.

They are back to back with other families so there isn't that super personalized individual vibe you'd get from a full session but I strive to still capture the unique energy of your family and children.

I ask all families to let me know their priority shot. Are you hoping to get one of the whole family, just the kids, kids individually, kids just with mom or kids just with dad? Let me know and we'll shoot in that order. We likely won't have time for everything I just listed, so if you tell me what's most important to you, we'll shoot that first and go from there.

My style is candid so while we can try to get one with everyone smiling at the camera, I find the candid tickle fight style images to be the most adorable and memorable.

I am hoping to add more this season so check back here and on Facebook and Instagram.

When I have more time, I reach out to returning clients first and give a one day pre-sale. Given the short notice, there was not time to do this with these but I will look to give that benefit again in the future.

Check out this Blog Post on How to Prep for your Family Mini Session and comment below or shoot me a message if you have any questions..

SIGN UP LINK: Fall Family Mini Sessions THIS WEEKEND

You read that right! This Sunday (9/2/2018) I'm opening up six Family Mini Session slots and they're going live ... now!

Dedham Family Mini Session Photographer

Family Minis include:

  • 15 minute mini session

  • High resolution images with printing rights

  • A three week turnaround guarantee

  • A personalized online viewing gallery with 10 years of cloud storage

  • A digital download link

The price is $300.

Returning Fall Family Mini clients take off $50! (So, $250 if you've joined us for Fall Family Minis in previous years. Enter code FALL50 at checkout.)

Payment must be made in full to book your timeslot and is nonrefundable.

These will be held at The Endicott Estate in Dedham, MA.

Minis are great for families looking to get a short stack of images so to speak. If you're looking for a few images for a holiday card, this is your session!

They are quick in nature so they're good for young kids who don't have a ton of patience to be photographed for a long period of time. And, Dads rejoice! Just kidding. But not really.

They are back to back with other families so there isn't that super personalized individual vibe you'd get from a full session but I strive to still capture the unique energy of your family and children.

I ask all families to let me know their priority shot. Are you hoping to get one of the whole family, just the kids, kids individually, kids just with mom or kids just with dad? Let me know and we'll shoot in that order. We likely won't have time for everything I just listed, so if you tell me what's most important to you, we'll shoot that first and go from there.

My style is candid so while we can try to get one with everyone smiling at the camera, I find the candid tickle fight style images to be the most adorable and memorable.

In the past, these have sold out within a few hours of posting. But, I've never posted one before with only a couple days notice. So, if you want one, book it up since there are only six!

I am hoping to add more this season so check back here and on Facebook and Instagram.

When I have more time, I reach out to returning clients first and give a one day pre-sale. Given the short notice, there was not time to do this with these but I will look to give that benefit again in the future.

Check out this Blog Post on How to Prep for your Family Mini Session and comment below or shoot me a message if you have any questions..

How to prep for your Family Mini Session

So you've signed up for your first mini session and have a million questions. Start here and shoot me an email or comment below if there's anything I've missed!

Dedham Family Photographer

First and foremost, if there's a current mini session being offered, I'll include a button to sign up here.

Dedham Family Photographer

What to Wear

  • Most importantly, dress for the season and weather that day.
  • Aim to be coordinated but not be matchy matchy. Try to be on the same spectrum of casual to dressed up and coordinate your colors.
  • Avoid neon, busy patterns like thin stripes or small checkers, clothes with stains or tears, and clashing colors. Make sure clothes fit well and aren't too baggy or too tight. At locations like The Endicott Estate, The Arboretum and Larz Anderson that have so much lush greenery, avoid wearing green.
  • In 15 minutes, we won’t have time for an outfit change but I do recommend bringing a backup outfit for all family members just in case something gets dirty.
  • White naturally reflects light and therefore photographs very well.
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Getting Kids Excited

  • My biggest tip is to never bribe children for photographs. If you do, they’ll look at it as a chore or something they have to do but don’t want to, like getting ice cream for getting their hair cut or eating their veggies. Instead, let’s make it fun for them. Talk about how excited you are for photo day!
  • Feel free to load me up with their favorite songs, jokes, silly characters, etc. The more I know about what makes them giggly and happy, the better!
  • You can bring their favorite toy so long as you’re okay with them having it in the photograph. This can actually be pretty adorable when it’s their favorite teddy or a memorable item that you’d like to have captured. If they're still in the everything in the mouth phase, we'll save it as a last resort.

When to Arrive & When you Arrive

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes early. Given the tight time frame, we will have to end at your session end time even if you arrive late so that the family after you can have their full session.
  • I will email you the address and parking information so take a look ahead of time. Some locations have longer walks than others from the parking lots to the photo shoot location.
  • When you arrive, you can do any final touches like brushing kids hair, putting their shoes on, delinting (I always have a lint brush on me if needed) etc. Please remember to take all items out of your pockets so they don't bulge in the photographs. And make sure to not be chewing gum! 

What's Important to You

  • Let me know your priority shot at the start of your session. Are you hoping to get one of the whole family, just the kids, kids individually, kids just with mom or kids just with dad? Let me know and we'll shoot in that order. We likely won't have time for everything I just listed, so if you tell me what's most important to you, we'll shoot that first and go from there. And if that whole list sounds great to you, let's follow up with a full family photo shoot some time.
Dedham Family Photographer

Props

  • If requested, I have a Radio Flyer red wagon available to families if they would like to use it. It does not have the wooden side panels so this is great for kids who are stable and able to sit on their own.
  • If you have additional props that you would like to incorporate, please feel free to bring them.

Photo Follow Up

  • Photographs will be made available to you via a personalized online viewing gallery emailed to you within three weeks. You will be able to download all of your high resolution images from this gallery and have the option to print high quality prints from White House Custom Color, or print on your own.

Photo Crediting on Social Media

  • Please remember to give a shout out to Tracy Rodriguez Photography when posting on Facebook and Instagram.

What's Included

  • 15 minute mini session
  • High resolution images with printing rights
  • A three week turnaround guarantee
  • A personalized online viewing gallery with 10 years of cloud storage
  • A digital download link
Dedham Family Photographer

Introducing Individual Yoga MINIS!

Boston yoga photographer

Hey yogis! I have a little update for you ... a mini one, if you will! I'm adding a new photo shoot to my offerings! Drum roll please ... introducing ...  Individual Yoga Minis!

I heard you loud and clear.

Yoga minis are thirty minute yoga sessions that are designed to be quick, easy, and at a less expensive price point.

I know many of you are looking to follow up after an initial photo shoot together, to shoot more often, in different locations, both indoors and outdoors, updated for the season, to highlight a new workshop you're marketing, etc. so that's where minis come in.

Mini sessions will never replace a full sixty minute session, but they aren't designed to.

As with all of my sessions, you will receive a personalized online gallery to both view and download your images, high resolution images, a 15 mile travel allowance from me in Dedham, and a 3 week turnaround guarantee. Individual yoga minis are $400. (Full 60 minute sessions are $600.)

Boston yoga photographer

Now I am pretty sure I can guess your next question. Does this mean I am back from maternity leave? Not quite. Truthfully, I am absolutely loving being at home with my little one year old. And my plan is to stay at home with him for the time being for the majority of my time. That said, I miss shooting. I miss all of you. And I am finding that I have pockets of time where I can dive back into my business. So, you'll see me pop up here and again when I have dates available. Follow me on Instagram and Facebook to keep in touch with me as dates become available.

I will be reaching out to my full list of those of you who reached out over the last year. And you can always follow up with an email at tracy@thrgallery.com just please know I am spending most of my time these days with my little nugget. So, if you're looking for someone who can respond within the hour to all of your emails, I totally get it and am happy to refer you to other photographers.

Have questions? Ask away!

And, you can check out all of the details on my yoga sessions including pricing and frequently asked questions.