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A little before & after comparison during this little lady’s 5 minute photo shoot a couple weeks ago for her official 2 Year portraits. She didn’t want to leave Momma’s side at all (like crying if she wasn’t on her lap), so I rolled with it and told Mom to lean back so I could edit her out. Sure it took a little longer in post processing than a normal 5 minute session would, but just because it’s a mini-session doesn’t mean it gets treated any differently. Sometimes situations just need a little TLC in post (and as a mom with a toddler myself, I totally get it!). Look at that smile!! And we got 5 more just like it (all with Mom edited out!), plus a few with her parents. Too cute for words! Convinced enough to give it a try? Just $60+tax!

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It’s here! My 4th Annual NICU Then & Now Session Series!

Dates:

Sat Mar 18 |  5pm – 6pm

Sat Mar 25 | 9:30 – 10:30 am

**If you can’t make either date happen, email me for options**

Location: Antioch Park, SOUTH parking lot area

Duration: 5 minutes

Who: Anyone who has had a child in the NICU, scroll down to bottom for FAQ!

Cost: $10 deposit + suggested cash donation of $40 on the day of the shoot

Proceeds from these sessions go toward funding the complimentary NICU portrait sessions I’ve offered to families in the KC metro, this year marking my 7th year!

I would LOVE to help tell your story this way through the NICU Then & Now series, I hope you’ll sign up!

To book head on over to check out to pay your deposit online (https://squareup.com/store/jessica-strom-photography-llc/item/nicu-then-now-session-deposit) and write in the notes what day/time you want, then I will put you on my schedule for the closest available time if the exact time isn’t available. You will then get an auto text and email appointment reminder for your session, easy peasy!

FAQ:

Q1: You didn’t photograph my child in the NICU, can I still sign up for a session?

A1: YES! Absolutely!

Q2: What do I need to bring with me? What size print do I need?

A2: Just bring you and your family! There are no prints needed this year as I will have you email me your child’s NICU photo and I will digitally insert it into the frame you or your child is holding. This is both cost effective to you as well as quality effective, as with prints we get glare from the sun, taking a photo of a photo it doesn’t appear as vibrant, or even often all parents have are cell phone photos and they don’t enlarge for prints very well.

Q3: Who can be in the photos?

A3: Your child and his/her immediate family, we’ll get photos of the family holding the photo frame, the child holding/next to the photo frame, and a family photo without the frame. You can see examples of last year’s sessions at www.believeinpreemies.com, it’s the first blog post you’ll see (desperately need to update the site and add so many beautiful NICU sessions to it!)

Q4: How long is the session?

A4: We’ll be done in 5 minutes!

Q5: What will we get for the session?

A5: Each family receives their portraits in retouched digital images within about a week of their session, approx 5-7 images. These are treated the same as my regular 5 minute mini-sessions at a $60 value, however I’m not asking for that much to be donated.

Q6: Why can I only donate in cash?

A6: As I am a one-woman operation, donating in cash is the easiest way to make sure the money directly helps me give so much to families in the NICU. It helps pay for my gas (1/2 tank and 2+ hours of drive time every time I go to the NICU due to the distance), helps pay for a babysitter to watch my son (I needed someone consistent and close to the hospitals rather than asking around who can watch him for free every time I had a sign up), and misc costs such as parking at KU. I also have a special camera I use specifically for NICU sessions as the shutter is quieter, as well as many other costs involved such as website, time away from my family, and more. I do have an IRS recognized 501c3 non-profit that we are trying to get up and running again as when I had my son and we moved an hour away it got put on the back burner. So in the mean time, this is the best way to help me fund donating these sessions to families in need. Thank you for understanding!

Q7: My child has special needs, such as not being able to sit up on his/her own, can you accommodate that?

A7: Absolutely! What I would ask is that we schedule your session last or close to last if at all possible so I can spend some extra time with you to find the best position your child feels comfortable in. Whether that’s being held, in a special sitter, stander, or wheelchair, or even on his/her back on a blanket with me photographing down over them. I’m very flexible with kiddos with special needs and will do everything needed to accommodate and include them!

Q8: Where can we see your NICU related work? How long have you been doing these sessions in the NICU for?

A8: I have a separate website for my NICU work called Believe in Preemies at www.believeinpreemies.com It is desperate need of updating but you can see my most recent work on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jessicastromphotography.
This year marks my 7th year of offering free sessions to families with babies in the NICU here the KC Metro!

If you have ANY other questions, shoot me an email at jessicastromphotography@gmail.com

Thank you and see you soon!

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Meet my friend Rachelle.

Rachelle is a new Pop Pilates instructor that needed some new promo shots but with 4 little kids didn’t have the budget to spend a lot on headshots. So she found the 5 Minute Photo Shoots and since one wasn’t quite enough for what she needed but she didn’t need much more, she bought two back to back. (Did you know you can do that?)

We met up during one of my session days at Park Place in Leawood and were able to knock out what you see below in 10 minutes. Gorgeous and fast headshots, she didn’t even break a sweat. =) I get what it’s like to be a small business owner, that’s who you are working with when you work with me. I directly support my family through my small portrait business, as well as donate countless hours of my time photographing babies in the NICU for free to parents (I personally absorb the costs). So when your small business chooses to work with my small business, everyone wins.

So, if  you have a small and unique business that you need headshots for, be like Rachelle and schedule your 5 minute photo shoot (or two)  this year. Shoot me a message with any questions you have, I’d love to collaborate with you!

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ALL 5 minute mini-mini sessions are just $60 + tax and INCLUDE a minimum 3-5 high resolution digital images (usually more!) made available to you via digital download approx 1 week after your session. Be sure to check out the FAQ for more info!

BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT NOW

Regular 5 Minute sessions are only scheduled on specific dates/times available for booking through our online booking system. Please be sure to book in advance!

Questions? Shoot me an email at jessicastromphotography@gmail.com

Want to be in the KNOW on future dates, exclusive newsletter only discount, advance notice of pop up sessions (Sunflowers anyone) and more? Click on the link to sign up below!

Be sure to follow me on Facebook for the latest after the newsletter goes out!

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A Before & After to show you that I treat my 5 minute mini-mini sessions as well as anything else I shoot, it’s all in the details! I’m finishing up Ben’s photos from his back to school session last summer and the reflection from the glass of his picture frame was driving me crazy. I could even see myself! That just wasn’t going to work! I emailed his mom to see if she had the image file and once she sent it to me, I superimposed it onto Ben’s photos and voila, MUCH better! So even though it’s a short session (that’s easy on your budget with a one week turnaround, yay!), your images will always be treated like gold!

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ALL 5 minute mini-mini sessions are just $60 + tax and INCLUDE a minimum 3-5 high resolution digital images (usually more!) made available to you via digital download approx 1 week after your session. Be sure to check out the FAQ for more info!

BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT NOW

Regular 5 Minute sessions are only scheduled on specific dates/times available for booking through our online booking system. Please be sure to book in advance!

Questions? Shoot me an email at jessicastromphotography@gmail.com

Want to be in the KNOW on future dates, exclusive newsletter only discount, advance notice of pop up sessions (Sunflowers anyone) and more? Click on the link to sign up below!

Be sure to follow me on Facebook for the latest after the newsletter goes out!

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