Thursday, September 4, 2014

Merry Christmas Yall! Christmas Mini Sessions 2014

Christmas Mini Sessions 


It's that time of year again!  Booking starts now, please hurry because availability is limited.   Sessions are from now till November 20th.

Mini Sessions will include 
  •  45 minute Session
  • Online password protected gallery
  • Facebook Timeline 
  • Facebook and blog sneak peeks
  • Your selection of high resolution image downloads - either 5, 7, or 10 high resolution images included(see early bird special below)
  • $50.00 credit (no cash value) off the regular USB investment with all edited high images from the session (approx 75 images)
  • Returning Christmas Mini 2013 families receive $25.00 off this year's package!

This year, I'm offering the Early Bird Special!!!  September Sessions will receive 10 High resolution images!  October will receive 7 high resolution images!  November will receive 5 high resolution images!

Sessions are for an individual up to a family of 5.  Have more people???  I can make arrangements and a special package just for you.

Sessions are in the following locations: Tomball Historic District, Tomball Blessed grass field, Tomball shady tree park, Old Towne Spring (Mondays only), and Cypress Station.  I will also be offering two weekdays in October for downtown Galveston historic Strand locations (announced at a later date).   Make it unique with your own props or use some of mine.

Sessions will be held in the mornings and early evenings.  Location selection may depend on the sun at the specific time of day.  

BONUS SPECIAL:  Are you a returning Christmas Mini client from last year 2013?  You will receive $25.00 off the package!

Got STYLE?  New this year... Offering an optional available stylist for hire to help style your family clothing selections .  Personal Stylist, Jackie White can shop for you within your assigned budget and sizes, shop with you, or simply consult via phone/email. or text 281-630-1800 please mention Debby Ditta Photography when scheduling.

Visit the fine print below for more info or call/text me at 281-723-6491.  Debby Ditta.

Frequently asked questions:

What if I have to reschedule?  What if it's snowing, raining, melting outside? 
Most of the time, this is no problem.  We can simply reschedule for the next available time slot for you.

I have a really big family and we have 19 kids and counting, can I schedule a Christmas Mini?  
I would love to photograph your super duper family!  The Christmas Mini's are intended to be a convenient and rather quick answer to having the annual beautiful custom family pictures.  We can have a "regular" family session that will last longer than the allowed 45 minute time for Christmas Mini Session.  Please email me for a custom package quote.

I live in Paris...Texas, that is.  Can you come to my house and photograph me in front of the tree? 
The Christmas Mini Sessions are only scheduled for select local Tomball, Spring, and Cypress locations for convenience to clients and myself.  I can possibly schedule a "regular" session for you with travel expenses to your area or I can refer you to a closer photographer friend in your area. 

Can you make me look skinnier, younger, remove my braces, acne, whiten my teeth, add a person, etc? 
All of my images receive a special touch by my editing.  I do for your pictures exactly what I do for my own...minor retouching (a little skin softening) .  You still want to look realistic and the best "you".  Due to time constraints, I will not remove braces or major retouching.  I have outsourcing lab references that can do this for you if needed.  If there is anything you are self conscious about please let me know before the session and I will do my best to help style or disguise any possible issues.  

I only need one digital image, or a little session, for this or that reason, can you give me a discount? 
As much as I would like to discount products and sessions for friends ( I consider my clients friends too), I still have to pay taxes, dues, pay for website, equipment, etc.  It is in my heart to offer several package donations yearly to benefit auctions and special circumstances of people in need.  So, on a professional level,  I cannot bargain with packages and products.  What if your boss asked to only pay you for 50% of your hours?
However, I do offer referral rewards to existing clients that bring new clients my way.  Once the referral has booked and completed their session, the referee will receive $50.00 credit towards a future session, prints, or USB (not redeemed as cash).

I saw a cute picture on pinterest, can you copy exactly, exactly, exactly this picture?
I love Pinterest!  I really do!  So many great and creative ideas.  I would love to see your ideas and some examples of things you like!  I cannot however promise you that my style, locations, your children, or props can be an exact match.   Chances are, you have seen and know my style and that's okay with you anyways :)

When will my gallery be ready... tonight?  Why does editing take so long?, not tonight.  Maybe not even next week... At a typical session, I shoot about 200-300 images.  I open up and look through every...  Just choosing which 100-150 images to keep can take 5 hours alone.  I also edit and adjust color balance, density, crop, soften skin for every...single...image.  One session of editing is literally 8-12 hours or more to edit... and multiply that by other clients sessions, sneak peeks, blog posts, and being a mommy, wife, and eating every once and a while, carpool, uploading to the website, you get about 7-10 days.

Can we do a mini newborn session for the Christmas Mini?
Sorry... My love is newborn photography and I cannot possibly do a newborn mini, I don't even know how this is possible with the feedings, changings, fussy times, and all that comes with a newborn session.  We have to keep them warm and cozy after all.  Let's plan a boutique newborn session in my studio room, please?

Can you rush my order?  I need these pictures by this weekend.
As much as I want to make everyone happy... during the holiday season, I cannot rush orders.  I am starting Christmas Minis in September to allow families time to plan ahead.   Cutting in line is not allowed in my class :)

The fine print

Debby Ditta Photography is abbreviated "DDP"
TERMS & CONDITIONS: By purchasing this mini-session, the Client acknowledges that they have agreed to all terms listed below, and will provide this information to all involved parties. If you do not understand the terms of the agreement, please contact Debby Ditta prior to purchase. The Client agrees that Debby Ditta Photography will provide the services of portrait photography for the purchased date and time. To reserve your session, a non-refundable deposit of $50.00 must be paid in full by Paypal.  The remainder of  $150.00, to be paid in full by cash or Personal Check upon Session date. Receipt of payment reserves Debby Ditta Photography’s services for the selected date and time. Only one session is permitted per person/family. A maximum of 5 family members is permitted for a single mini-session. Additional family members will be accommodated at an additional fee to be paid separately from this agreement.  Session date determines the quantity of images available for download included in your package.  September Sessions will receive 10 high resolution images, October sessions will receive  7 high resolution images, and November sessions will receive 5 high resolution images.  To receive the "returning client" credit of $25.00, you must have had session completed during the 2013 Christmas Mini Promotion. 

CANCELLATION:  In the event of cancellation by the Client, the deposit fee is non-refunadable.

THE SESSION: Sessions will take place Tomball Historic District , in Tomball,TX and will last 45 minutes. Sessions will start promptly at the time indicated upon booking, meeting at the predetermined location. Late arrivals will result in a shorter session and possibly fewer images received. The client agrees to allow Debby Ditta creative control over the session.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Debby Ditta DDP will have no responsibility for fire, theft, damage/loss in the mail in regards to returned images. Debby Ditta DDP will not be liable for failure to supply any service when prevented from doing so by death, emergency, equipment malfunction or causes beyond Debby Ditta’s control. In such case, Debby Ditta’s DDP  liability is limited to a refund only for the services/products affected. Debby Ditta DDP will not be held responsible lack of coverage resulting from weather conditions, location restrictions, or complications caused by subjects involved in the session. Debby Ditta DDP is not liable for any injury or vehicle’s towing which could occur during the session.  Debby Ditta DDP is not responsible for loss or damage to person or property before, during, and after the session. 

IMAGE GALLERY AND DOWNLOADS:  Two weeks from the session date, the  images will be online in a password protected gallery.  An email will be sent to notify client of the website and password for viewing.  Client will select the 5, 7, or 10 images they want to download.  Photographer must be notified to order the selected images.  Photographer will then prepare the high resolution files for download from the website.

CREATIVE LICENSE & RETOUCHING: Images will be edited prior to delivery, with Debby Ditta Photography being granted total artistic control. The images produced will be consistent with the photographer’s displayed work. Debby Ditta is not responsible for the retouching of any image, including but not limited to the blemish correction, hair, makeup, weight loss, anti-aging, clothing, or removal/insertion of objects.

LIMITED CLIENT OWNERSHIP: Permissions include use of the digital images for personal use to produce prints, holiday cards, etc. The Client will not submit images for publication without the consent of Debby Ditta. Permitted print/web publications must include a credit to Debby Ditta Photography. The client has permission to post the images to personal/social media websites & will credit Debby Ditta Photography in all postings with the name Debby Ditta Photography , or a link to

RELEASE: The Client agrees that Debby Ditta may reproduce, publish, or display any photographs from the session as samples of photographic work to be shown or used in any form or medium deemed useful by the photographer. Debby Ditta owns all original files and retains the rights to all images produced in connection with this agreement. Profiting off of any Debby Ditta Photography photograph is prohibited under Federal Copyright Laws.

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