Vintage Pickup Sessions 2016

Even though temps are still in the 80s each day and the new school year just started, we are gonna be addressing Christmas cards before we know it. Every year I vow to have our cards done by Thanksgiving.  I don’t think that’s ever actually happened, but it’s a good goal. September is a perfect time for fall photos.  It’s not likely to be cold, our schedules aren’t as frantic, and I like that the leaves are still green.  Because, those green leaves…they look really great with this red truck.

These Vintage Pickup Photo Sessions were a big hit last year, so I’m really excited to be bringing them back for 2016. These images really make the greatest Christmas card photos. I’ll even have a Christmas tree on hand that day, so bring your winter hats, a big blanket or your coats to wrap up in, and at the very end of your shoot, we’ll throw the tree in the back of the truck for a couple of bonus Christmas-themed shots as well.  It’s so much easier to just look like you’re cold than to actually be freezing during your photoshoot, right?

Here are all the details:

Saturday, September 10th

$195, includes 20 minute session and 10 full-resolution digital images of your choice, with the option to purchase additional images and/or prints

There will be a limited number of spots available so email me at melissa@melissatomsphotography.com or call/text 615-364-3807 to book now

Live Bunny Easter Mini Sessions

Really excited to announce something new we’re going to try.  Easter Mini Sessions featuring live bunnies.  Here goes nothing 😉

These test shots were taken at the rabbity where the bunnies live, but on the day of the shoot we will be on private property outdoors in Nolensville.  In the event of rain, we will move the sessions indoors with a cute spring backdrop. There will be minimal props, some baskets, stools, chairs, etc, but mostly we are just going for a simple look.  Just your little ones, in their Easter best, interacting with these adorable bunnies amidst the beautiful natural greenery of spring.  Now let’s pray for some warm temps and that all this brown grass and bare tress turn beautifully green in the next couple of weeks!

Live Bunny Minisessions
Saturday, March 19, 2016
1:30-5:30

Private outdoor location in Nolensville, TN

$75 session (includes 1 child, $10/add’l child)
15 minute sessions
Includes 6 digital images of your choice with the option to purchase more

Garden Patch Rabbity will be bringing out 4-7 adorable bunnies of varying sizes and colors.

Email me at melissa@melissatomsphotography.com or text 615.364.3807.

 

2015 SANTA PHOTOS

It’s that time of year again! Time for our Photos with Santa event at the Nolensville Toy Shop!  I truly look forward to this event all year.  We are adding an extra day this year and extending the time, due to popular demand.  These sessions sold out super fast last year, so contact me as soon as possible to ensure your appointment.

This years sessions will take place on:

Saturday, November 14 and Saturday, November 21

8:40-4:20

Nolensville Toy Shop 

$75 per session

(Includes session for 2 children, $5 per additional child)

Appointments are first come, first serve.

They will be booked in revolving blocks of 20 minutes, although each session will only last about ten minutes.  We are allowing about 3-4 minutes per child with Santa, and time for a group shot with all children together.  We just like to allow plenty of time to get checked in and for payment.

So sessions will be booked every ten minutes, as follows:

Session #1: 9:00-9:20

Session #2: 9:10-9:30

Session #3: 9:20-9:40

and so on…last session will begin at 4:20.

YOU WILL RECEIVE:

Your choice of 6 FULL RESOLUTION DIGITAL IMAGES, via digital download within 2-3 weeks.

You also have the option to purchase the rest of your images as well.

Please call, text or email me for appointments.

melissa@melissatomsphotography.com

(615) 364-3807

MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING IN YOUR MESSAGE:

Your name, email address, phone number, the ages of the children being photographed, and your preferred appointment time.

THINGS TO REMEMBER:

1.  It is not unusual for children to cry or not want to sit with Santa.  We have a few tricks up our sleeves for this but please know that this is just part of it and we cannot offer refunds.  However, we can capture the classic screaming-child-in-Santas lap pics which in five years you will love just as much, I promise 😉  You may also want to come prepared to be an ‘extra’ in case you have to appear in the photo.

2.  Feel free to bring letters for Santa or favorite Christmas Books.  We will have “Twas the Night Before Christmas” on hand, but if you have a special book, these can be a great distraction and/or prop.

3.  What to wear:  It is very helpful to tack down baby and toddlers’ collars with a little needle and thread so they don’t flip up over their face.  Basically anything basic or Christmas-y.  Avoid shirts with writing (other than monograms) that will detract from the photo.  Our set will basically look like it did in last year’s photos, same chair, same Santa, etc 🙂

4.  It is imperative that everyone arrive on time for their scheduled appointment.  This keeps our entire day on schedule and everyone’s children happy.    If you arrive late, we may be asked to wait or rescheduled if there are any available appointments.

Vintage Pickup Minisessions

I am SUPER excited about the fall/holiday mini sessions I will be offering this year.  Isn’t this truck amazing?? These are going to be so cute and fun.

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Here are my thoughts on how to get the most bang for your buck with these sessions…

Come dressed in your regular October-weather-appropriate clothing.  We can do most of your shots like this, then, if you’re game, bring your coats, hats, mittens, etc to throw on at the end of the session to do a few photos with the tree in the back of the truck. You’ll be all set with an adorable photo when it comes time to order those Christmas Cards.  BUT, it’s your session, so if you don’t want any Christmas shots, we don’t have to have them at all.  If you want your entire session to revolve around the Christmas theme, we can do that too.

What:  Vintage Pickup Truck Fall/Holiday Family Photo sessions

Where:  Nolensville, TN

When:  Saturday, October 3rd, 2015*****RAINED OUT****NEW DATE: OCTOBER 10th

from 8:30 am-5:30pm

$175

Includes 20 minute session, all images posted to an online gallery, with your choice of 10 full-resolution downloads

Who: These sessions can be for children, couples, or the whole family

(If you would like more than just immediate family, please let me know, so we can schedule more time.)

TO BOOK:  call 615.364.3807 or email Melissa@MelissaTomsPhotography.com

Hello September, Goodbye Summer

It’s hard to believe summer is over.  School has been in session for a month already and we’ve actually even had a few cooler days.  I am gearing up for fall and holiday sessions and we have some great things planned business-wise for the remainder of the year. More details on all of that in the next day or two.  We started this summer with a “bucket list” of all the summery things we wanted to do or accomplish.  Last summer was pretty rough for us, so we wanted to squeeze all the fun and togetherness we could out of these 2 short months of 2015.  We probably didn’t cross all the items off our list, but it was a good start.  I tried to be as present as I could with my kids this summer and left the big camera stowed away most of the time.  I love the photos I get with my iPhone camera, my waterproof point-and-shoot, and instagram.  Instagram is such a great way to chronicle your family’s life, and I find myself sharing a lot of things on there, more for my own benefit than anything else.  It’s so nice to have that quick, visual timeline to reference on occasion.  Almost like a scrapbook on my phone.  Here are some of my favorite shots from this summer. Check back in the next couple of days for more info on some fun fall and holiday sessions that are in the works!

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