WHY ADD STUDIO SESSIONS?
I am and always have been a natural light photographer and that’s not going to change any time soon. I love playing with light and I love exploring new nooks and crannies at different locations…the possibilities are endless! But what happens if it rains? What happens if it’s REALLY windy (hello, Santa Ana winds!). Until now, the only option was to reschedule, but that’s all about to change.
When I posed the option of studio sessions to my current clients, I was shocked at how excited and on-board with it they were! I knew right then and there that, to properly serve my market here in the Santa Clarita Valley, I needed to add studio work to my services, not only as a backup plan, but also as a service option.
You know what? The truth is, I love studio work just as much as natural light work, ESPECIALLY PHOTOGRAPHING NEWBORNS! Studio work truly holds a completely new set of possibilities and a clean, uniform style.
Studio sessions will be priced the same as natural light sessions ($195 session fee) and will also run 1 – 2 hours in length. Newborn sessions may run up to 3 hours to allow for feedings, diaper changes, clothing changes, etc.
Many more props are available for studio sessions than natural light sessions (I wish I could lug all of this with me on natural light sessions!). For newborn sessions, I have baskets, bowls, blankets, hats, headbands, and more! For family / child sessions, I have chairs, stools, toy props, dress up clothing, and more! A variety of backdrops are available for different and unique looks.
Starting today, I will be accepting reservations for studio sessions on a first-come, first-serve basis, including newborn**, family (up to 4 family members), and headshot sessions. For the time being, reservations will be limited, as they will take place at my home studio so I can properly judge the level of interest in this service. If the level of interest is sufficient, there is a plan in place to rent an official studio space, at which time, availability will be expanded.
RESERVE YOUR STUDIO SESSION
Please note that Cristen Farrell Photography is closed from July 30 – August 7th (for a last bout of family fun with my kids before school resumes!). I will however be returning calls and emails periodically.
*Although initial sessions will take place in my home studio, all studio equipment is of the highest, professional grade quality. This is the same equipment that would eventually be transferred to a permanent studio.
**If booking a newborn studio session, please remember that it is highly recommended to book your session in your newborn’s first 1 – 2 weeks of life.