First of all, let's address the potential elephant in the room! Yes, I know people have been asked to stay home. My understanding is that there is no ban on going for a walk or bike ride with your family. I am completely aware that some folks might not agree with taking your family to a park for a portrait. However, after being asked by 2 families, I have decided that there is a demand for it. We are not congregating with big groups... this is for your own family, not an opportunity to get grandparents and aunt's/uncles together! Having said that, here's the message I had prepared to post:
These are certainly crazy times we're living in at the moment, but one thing that I see consistently on social media are families enjoying time together, which is awesome! It was brought to my attention by two families that said this would be a good time to have a family portrait done outdoors. I decided to offer very short, 20 minute sessions at one location. This way, we are out in the open, can stay a fair distance from each other, and whilst your college kids are home (or whatever your reason) you can create a special family portrait. Most people are usually just too busy, and kids are scattered across the country sometimes. This might give some families the opportunity that they've been looking for.
On top of that, we're going to make it SUPER affordable! My personal home is definitely pulling back on the spending, so I understand that may be the same for you. I hope that you agree that my prices are more than fair...
Sunday March 29 1-5pm
20 minute sessions
Preset location along the Naperville Riverwalk
PRICE - $75
Price includes a selection of family portraits, including the entire family, and some of the kids together
Since this is meant to be a "special", please realize this isn't mean't to be one of our "full blown" sessions.
If we have time, and you'd like your children photographed individually, we can do that for an additional $20 per person.
What's my final product? I will send you a nice selection of images to you via DropBox - you do NOT need an account to receive and download the images.
How large are the files? The image files will be large enough to print up to an 8x10 on your own.
Can I purchase printed photographs? Absolutely! I will be offering HUGELY discounted 11x14, 16x20, 20x24 and 23x30's all mounted on art board and sprayed with a protective finish.
11x14 - $75
16x20 - $150
20x24 - $195
24x30 - $275
How do I schedule my time slot? Please email Jackie at NeilGatesPhotography@gmail.com. Let her know your requested time, and she'll get back to you.
How do I pay? We will be sending you an invoice that you can pay online with your credit card. The reservation fee is $25. The balance will be paid after the session, but before we send the final images.
Do you have a guarantee? YES! If you are not thrilled with your experience and images, just let me know, and I'll refund 100% of your money.
What are the time slots? I will try my best to keep the times up to date by deleting the ones that have been taken.
1:00 - Reserved, 1:20, 1:40
2:00, 2:20, 2:40
3:00, 3:20, 3:40
4:00. 4:20, 4:50
What if the weather isn't good? We picked this date since it looks like it should be around 50 degrees. If it looks bad on Saturday evening, we'll reschedule the date.
There are no slots left, am I too late? Well, email us at the above email letting us know you're interested. If we get enough people, we'll create another day.
We look forward to hearing from you, and feel free to call or text me (Neil) at 630-528-0497