I am done putting together this set for Tet & Lunar New Year photoshoots at the studio. I wasn’t planning on offering Tet photos but I bought a new ao dai for London and she looked sooooo cute in it that I couldn’t help myself.
When we were young, my mom always made sure we took photos during Tet.
“We were so poor so we were only able to afford 4-5 photos,” she said.
They didn’t own a camera back then but during the Lunar New Year, there was always this one photographer that would go from one house to the next throughout the village to offer professional photos for families that want them for memories.
And per tradition, every new year, each kid gets 1-3 new, pretty outfits to wear on New Years Day. The above picture was of me and my brothers and sister (who was only 1 then) in our living room with the cherry blossom branches that my Mom cut from the tree in our backyard (technically the neighbor’s backyard but the branches spread over to ours). The orchid was from our farm (my parents were farmers with large land filled with flowers and vegetables). The wild greeneries came from the forest where Mom and I usually meander to find pine cones used for cooking.
(I moved to the US when I was 9.)
The below picture was taken at Grandma’s house when we visited to wish her good health and got our red envelopes.
This was last night when I got London to be my model with the new set.
My little wild child & all of the random things that she does.
HERE ARE THE DETAILS TO BOOK YOUR SESSION:
Sessions can be for your child(ren) alone, with their cousins, with you guys or even with the grandparents who would like to dress up and be in the photos this year for New Year.
All sessions include the photoshoot for up to 6 people and 1 outfit (unless indicated) and a print release. For parents: the time is approximately and may take longer or shorter depending on how much fun (or challenges) we’re having. Since we never know with kids.
Please schedule it based on when your kids are happiest and away from nap time.
My regular portrait session is $400 for a 1 hr photoshoot and 25 edited digital images, $600 for the photoshoot and up 50 edited images and $1000 for an extended photoshoot and all of the edited images. Sessions may run a little longer depending on how much fun we’re having. Prints can be purchased additionally afterward. For the lunar new year, I am offering mini session for the set. They are:
MINI SESSION: $275
– 20-30 minute session
– 10 edited high-res digital images of your favorite photos
MINI PLUS: $360
– 20-30 minute session
– 20 edited high-res digital images of your favorite photos
FULL MINI SESSION: $450
– 20-min session
– ALL OF YOUR FAVORITE IMAGES (20-40) depending what you love
- + 20 minutes+ 15 additional digital images: $125
- + A gift print package (3-8×10 and 6-5×7 ): $150
- + 24×36 canvas: $295
- + 3- 16×24 canvas collage: $435
- + Enjoy free shipping and 15% off all print order placed between now and Dec. Can be applied to previous sessions.
From January 11 to January 26, 2020
Weekday from 9am to 5PM are very flexible and preferred for me but I know lots of your children are in school so let me know if you need a time outside of those hours. Here are the weekends that I am available. Spots are available on a first come- first serve basis so please contact me soon to get the most convenient time for YOU:
Saturday, 1/11: anytime
Sunday, 1/12: anytime
Saturday, 1/18: 9am, 10am, 11AM, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm
Sunday, 1/19: 9am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm
Saturday, 1/25: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm
Sunday, 1/26: 9am, 10am, 11am, 4pm 5pm
My studio is located in Elk Grove by Huy 99 Between Elk Grove Blvd & Grant Line. The exact location will be released after you paid the deposit.
TO BOOK YOUR LUNAR NEW YEAR SESSION:
Sessions will be booked on a first come-first serve basis.
Below, please tell me a little about you, what your preferred date and time are, who will be coming and why do you want to do Lunar New year photos.
A non-refundable retainer fee of $150 is required to book your date and time. Should something happens and you’re not able to make it to the allotted photoshoot, I will work with you to reschedule 1 time. After that, there is a $50 charge to reschedule.
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Oh, in case you thought it was all flowers & butterflies at the model shoot with London bear, here are some outtakes on that. lol.