Booking: holiday family sessions 2022

If you’re looking to book your session for holiday photos, now is the time! We have some dates left for full family sessions (45-minutes) at your preferred location in South OC, as well as a limited number of mini-sessions at Rancho Las Lomas in Trabuco Canyon on November 21 and 22.

For full family sessions, please fill out our Google form to select your preferred date and location. Sessions are 45-minutes long and cost $245.

For Rancho Las Lomas mini-sessions, please email us at photography.jarmstrong@gmail.com with your preferred date and time. These sessions are 20-minutes long and cost $150. We currently (as of 10/12) have three sessions still available:

  • Monday, November 21st at 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 22nd at 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 22nd at 3:30 p.m.

What does each session include? Whether a mini-session or a full session, all photos are delivered via online gallery. Through that gallery you can easily share your link and password with family and friends, order prints, or download the full gallery or select specific photos to download so you can incorporate into your holiday cards.

How many photos will I get? We do not have a maximum number of edited photos provided – any photo that is worth editing will be edited and included in your online gallery. There are no additional fees to receive your photos or any specific quantity of photos. For mini sessions, the average number of photos is between 15-25. For full sessions, the average is between 20-45 photos. Could be more, could be less, just depends on the session.

How does booking a session work? Once you confirm your interest, we will send a contract with the specifics of your session and payment instructions. A $100 deposit is required for full sessions with the remainder of the payment due by your photo date. Payment in full is required to book a mini-session.

What kind of payments do you accept? We accept payment via Venmo, Zelle, cash or check.

Need help designing your holiday cards? If the online templates are not cutting it for you, feel free to reach out for a custom designed card. I can never find one online that has the right format for the photos I want to use, so inevitably Jeff ends up designing our card. He can design yours too! Email us for details.

Taking the Plunge

Written by Alex

To say 2020 has been a year of change and demanding flexibility for almost everyone is an understatement. In our little home we’ve had to adjust to distance learning schedules and losing our primary caretaker for our three boys (among all the other COVID stuff). 

It was pretty clear from the outset that we wouldn’t be able to manage long term to both work full time and give our boys the time and attention they need. As a couple, we’ve often discussed the idea of Jeff working for himself, doing photography, carpentry, and art. Sitting in a cubicle every day has never been his goal, but it gave our family the stability we’ve needed for the last few years. 

Given our current need for someone to be home with our boys, we decided now was the time to take the leap. It’s been a stressful couple months (mostly for Jeff who has had to manage still working and kids full time) while we talked through our options and made sure we could do it without putting our family under a big financial strain. 

As scary as it is to leave something familiar and stable (Jeff was with his company for almost ten years!), we’re so excited for this adventure. We hope you’ll join our adventure by thinking of us for all your photography needs (or custom wood/art work!), referring us to your friends or family, or simply by liking/sharing/commenting on our social media posts. 

Looking forward to whatever the future holds!

COVID Mother’s Day