EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PORTRAIT SESSIONS
Regardless of the season that you’re in, and whether your babies are big, small or furry, this time in your life deserves to be captured by something other than your iPhone. Family sessions were born from past wedding couples asking us to document their growing families and now we just can’t get enough!
We love creating photos to remind families that in spite of the fact that the car of their floor is covered in cereal, their laundry room looks like an episode of hoarders, and mom and dad are in a permanent state of exhaustion, their love and their story are beautiful!
So let’s plan a day, pick a location that is meaningful to you and create a slew of images that will fill up the frames your walls for years to come!
We offer family, children, and newborn sessions at our downtown loft studio located in the heart of Grinnell, IA or several local outdoor locations. Want a session elsewhere? Let us know what you have in mind! We travel!
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Family isn’t just an important thing. It is everything.
– Michael J Fox
Our beautiful downtown loft studio is perfect for newborn, family, and milestone sessions. But we also LOVE nature! We have several beautiful outdoor locations that we are happy to recommend.
The Jennifer Weinman Photography studio is located at 917 Broad Street, Grinnell, Iowa. Sessions are by appointment only.
The sooner the better! It is not uncommon for sessions to be booked 5-6 months in advance. Popular fall dates go quickly! Most family sessions take place on weekdays. Need a weekend? We suggest joining our mailing list so you can learn about upcoming mini-sessions, which are typically held on Sundays.
We’re happy to make outfit suggestions for you and help you with your planning! I know this can be a stressful part of the process, but I’m here to help! We love soft neutrals, but if you’re more colorful or funky, GO FOR IT!
First, don’t worry about the kids. The more you worry or stress, the harder it gets. Just trust me, and BE PATIENT. I’m well versed in capturing even the busiest little ones, and even so, that’s the way they are now! So let’s not force them to be perfectly still – it wouldn’t be accurate!
Within a few weeks of your session, you’ll receive a link to a digital gallery that will allow you to download high resolution images.
The gallery is also set up to make ordering prints, canvases and other keepsakes as easy as turning on a Roomba to clean your floors. Easy peasy!
Our full family sessions are great for annual photos of the whole crew. We’ll get group various group combinations, individual photos, LOTS of variety! This is our most popular option because it gives the most flexibility when choosing dates and locations.
Our milestone sessions and maternity sessions are shorter and only involve ONE person in the photoshoot. So if you’re looking for a maternity session with siblings, you’ll need our full session. Typically held in our studio or a predetermined location, these sessions are about 30-45 mins. Short and sweet!
Mini sessions are held on pre-determined dates and at set locations 2-3 times a year. These sessions are 15 mins long and work great for families who just want to get things done!
We are more than willing to travel for your session! For travel to Des Moines, Iowa City, Ames and surrounding areas that are an hour from us, please add a $75 travel fee. For sessions in Pella or Newton, there is a $30 travel fee.
READY TO WORK TOGETHER?
Full Family or Newborn Session: $750
Hour long portrait session with family office or smaller.
includes 25% off products
Milestone & Maternity Sessions: $500
30-45 Min session, perfect for birthdays & soon-to-be mamas
Mini Session: $350
15 Min Quick Session; 20+ Images
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Includes photoshoot, online gallery of images, downloadable files, and print release. Prints & custom products sold separately.