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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.
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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

Massachusetts Fall Family Mini Sessions Round Two!

Hey families! You asked and I listened! A second date for Massachusetts Fall Family Mini Sessions is in the works for Sunday, October 23rd! Save the date! {The first set of 13 sessions sold out in less than 24 hours! Yikes!}

If you're interested in signing up, please email me asap. If there is enough interest, sign-up's will go live next week!

I will email those who have provided their email addresses as soon as the link goes live.

Mini Sessions Include:

*15 minute mini session

*High res images w/printing rights

*3 week turnaround guarantee

*Personalized online viewing gallery w/ 10 years cloud storage

*Digital download link

Price: Early Bird Special $185 if you book the week the link is posted; $215 after

Location: Houghton's Pond - Milton, MA

UPDATE: ALL 12 TIME SLOTS HAVE SOLD OUT.

Fall Family Mini Sessions are Coming to Rhode Island!

Great news! By request, I am bringing my Fall Family Mini Sessions to Barrington, RI! {For those of you traveling in, Barrington is just outside of Providence.}  Details below. Sign up here.

DATE: Saturday, October 22, 2016

RAIN DATE: Saturday, November 5, 2016

Mini Sessions Include: 15 minute mini session; High res images; Printing rights; 3 week turnaround guarantee; Personalized online viewing gallery; 10 years cloud storage; Digital download link

LOCATION: Barrington, RI (exact address will be emailed to participants)

PRICE: $185.0

UPDATE: THERE IS ONE MINI SESSION TIME SLOT LEFT. THESE WILL SELL OUT.

Fall Family Mini Sessions are Back!

Fall Family Mini Sessions will be held on Sunday, September 25th at the beautiful Houghton's Pond in Milton, MA. Thirteen mini sessions sold out in less than 24 hours but I have some good news!

1. I am holding a set of sessions in Providence, RI on October 22nd. Click here for more information and to sign up!

2. If there is enough interest in MA, I may be able to add a second date. If you would like to receive more information, please email me at tracy@thrgallery.com to be kept in the loop. Information is also always posted on my photography facebook page.

UPDATE: ALL 12 MINI SESSIONS HAVE SOLD OUT. THANKS, EVERYONE!

Walpole, MA Family Mini Sessions at Bird Park

Now that holiday cards have been delivered and framed prints have been gifted, I am excited to share a few images from this year's Fall Family Mini Sessions. While most of the year I focus on weddings, engagements and yoga photography, I love this annual tradition that allows me to work with so many amazing families. I absolutely love watching these families grow year over year and am already looking forward to next year's sessions. {Because of the overwhelming popularity of these sessions, I actually held two dates this year. Unfortunately, the second planned date was rained out and in an effort to finalized the images with time to create and mail holiday cards, you will notice a variety of backgrounds and scenery. The majority were taken at Bird Park in Walpole, MA} Seasons greetings to all! Enjoy!

Are you interested in booking a photo shoot? Contact me today!