What is a Home Portrait Party?
A Home Portrait Party is a wonderful experience and
opportunity to avoid lines, cramped in-store studio environments, restricted
appointments, and crowds. While attending a home portrait party, you can expect
to have a great time with friends and family. Most home portrait parties are
scheduled for a Friday evening, a Saturday morning, afternoon, or evening, and Sunday
afternoons in the home of the hostess.
What is the photographers setup?
The hostess and photographer will select a room in the home
that is best for the session setup. The photographer will have studio lighting
set up and will use it in conjunction with natural lighting if possible. If the
hostess requests for outdoor portraits, arrangements can be made to accommodate
that request as long as there is a suitable location and weather permits.
For Party Guests:
As a guest and friend of the hostess, you can expect a fun
and rewarding experience. Not only will your children receive a comfortable
portrait session, but you can relax, catch up with friends, and enjoy
What are the costs to participate?
The sitting fee is complimentary ($75 savings) and there is absolutely
no obligation to place an order.
What should we wear?
Solid color or minimal patterns are recommended. For family
portraits, a solid black (or white) top and jeans creates a wonderful look. Babies
usually photograph best without clothing on at all. Changing of outfits during
your session will lessen your chance of having more portraits to choose from.
Please take careful considerations of the
session times when choosing the clothing changes for your children.
When will my proofs be ready to view online?
Proofs will be ready within 2 weeks of when the party took place. The
hostess and guests will be provided with a web address to view your proofs
online and your proofs will be password protected for your privacy. You will
have 10 business days to place your order online. Credit Cards are processed
through our secure online ordering system.
Can you accommodate special requests?
Please direct all requests to Simply To Inspire Photography.
All special requests will be considered and if something just isn’t possible
during the portrait party, a personal session can be discussed.
As a hostess, you can expect to have a wonderful time with
friends and family while having multiple sitting sessions for you and your
family, and earning credits towards the purchase of your own prints.
What are my responsibilities?
As the hostess, you are required to plan the party, host the
party, and follow up on the party. You will be given the invitations, which
will be custom designed for your party. The planning includes inviting the
guests, directing the guests to www.stiphotography.com for more information,
and serving refreshments. Hostesses are encouraged to be enthusiastic and
outgoing. You must invite a minimum of 6 guests/families. Appointments are made
for every 30 minutes. You will be provided with a sign-up sheet for your
convenience. Hostesses are also responsible for paperwork that must be filled
out by the guests during the party. While Simply To Inspire Photography will
email all the guests when the online proofing is available, it is the hostesses
responsibility to contact each guest and make sure they know the proofs are
available, and when the deadline is for ordering.
Will I get a session during the party?
During the portrait party, you will have the opportunity to
have multiple sittings for your family. You may use this offer to take a
variety of portraits such as the children alone, the children together, the entire
family, or just the parents together. There is no obligation to place an order.
What are the rewards?
As a hostess, you will receive $50.00 towards your portrait
purchase plus an additional credit equivalent to 10% of all sales. The credit
may be used towards the cost of prints or custom designed photo cards from
simplytoimpress.com. There is no obligation to purchase anything more than the
credit you have earned from hosting the party.
orders must be placed before the deadline provided to you online and by
proofs will be removed from the online proofing area on the day after your
deadline day. There will be a charge of $25 to retrieve your proofs back
to online viewing.
will only receive credit for orders placed before the deadline.
must be received in full for all orders.
will pick up orders from Simply To Inspire Photography and deliver them to
the clients unless the client would like to pick up their order from Simply
To Inspire Photography.