2019 Holiday Mini Sessions

HOW IT WORKS:

To book your session you will pick your date/time using the links above. You will be asked to pay your session fee/retainer to hold your spot with a credit card via Paypal. We will follow up with you the following business day to work out any scheduling conflicts, and start preparing you for your session.

⇢ $189 Session Fee

Your session fee covers our style guide, working with you to plan for your session, time with Ashley photographing you an/or your family, careful curation of your session and a proofing and product consultation.

Once you are officially booked, you will get our style guide and a pre-session consultation to help plan for your session with us. Along with a series of helpful preparation guides to get the most out of your session.

⇢ PHOTO DAY!

Our mini sessions are quick but thorough and scheduled every thirty minutes in our studio located in downtown Lowell, MA.

The session will generally start with one or two family poses, if including adults, siblings and then individuals. Sessions can include everyone in your immediate family including your pet! Please reach out if you are interested in a multi-family/generation session or would like to include your fur baby.

There are several sets we will work though but contain a consistent look.  Family poses we tend to keep simple and classic to display year-round.

We keep things fun and relaxed and provide a great photography experience for all involved.

⇢ IMAGE PROOFING

ONLY PURCHASE THE IMAGES YOU LOVE! With our a la cart pricing structure, you are only paying for the images you really love in a format that works best for your family. After the session, you have the choice of proofing your images in person or through a web gallery. There are pros and cons to both.

IN-PERSON – Meet in our studio about a week after your session to go through the images together on a big screen and be able to see our products in person. We design your holiday cards on the spot. You are proofing without watermarked images and can compare images side by side with my professional assistants.

WEB GALLERY – We can provide you with a timed web gallery to proof your images approximately one week after your session. You have the convenience of proofing in your home on your time, however, the images will be heavily watermarked. And no ability to zoom in or compare.

>> Approx. 20 Images to choose from  <<

⇢ PRODUCTS

With our system, you get to pick the format that works for your family. Every image purchased gets our full signature retouching applied to have your family look their best selves. All our products are of top quality. Digital files are emailed within a week of selection.

We do offer product collections of our most popular products at a discounted rate. Most clients generally spend $400 on products from their session but there is no obligation to purchase.

Product Sample Rates. Click here for our full product offerings.

  •  25 Custom Designed Holiday Cards – $75/$3 Each
  • Digital Files $99 each ∙ 5 for $399 ∙ 10 for $599
  • 5×7 Gift Print – $24 ∙ 8×10 Gift Print – $36

How do I book my session?

Click on which session you would like to book below and it will prompt you to pick an available spot and pay your session fee with a credit card via Paypal. Once we receive that we will reach out to complete the booking and provide you with our style guide.

If you prefer to book with cash or check. Use this link. We cannot hold or guarantee dates until the booking process is complete.

Can I book my session with a cash or check?

Yes, of course. Please fill out this inquiry form and we will book your session manually. 

What happens if we have rain or get sick?

Life happens! We will work with you on getting you rescheduled as soon as possible.  Preally please do not bring anyone sick to the session. No one photographs well when they don’t feel good. Please let us know right away if you need to reschedule, those who do not show up to their session without notification forfeit the option to reschedule. 

Can I bring my grand parents, cousins or pets?

We can accommodate large groups however we may need to book one or more session spots. Please send us an email: hello@pizzutiphotography.com to see what we can do. 

PETS ARE WELCOME with the exception of the Tree Farm as they do not allow outside animals on the farm. Please let us know during the planning phase. 

What should I wear?

Once you are booked, you will get our style guide emailed to you as well as the opportunity to schedule a planning phone or in person meeting at our studio to go over outfit and styling options.

Can you hold the date for me?

While we try to accommodate everyone’s needs we cannot hold spots for people, we have limited spots available and work on an automated first come first serve basis.

2019 Fall Mini Sessions

Foliage Mini Session

Chelmsford, MA

SATURDAY – 9/28
MONDAY – 10/14 –  – Sold Out
SATURDAY – 10/19 – Sold Out
SUNDAY – 10/20  – Sold Out

Tree Farm Mini Session

Sterling, MA

SATURDAY – 11/9 – Sold Out
SUNDAY- 11/10
MONDAY – 11/11 – Rain date

Glitter Mini Session

Lowell, MA

SATURDAY – 11/02 – Sold Out

Studio Mini Session

Lowell, MA

Monday – 11/06
through SUNDAY – 12/8

HOW IT WORKS:

To book your session you will pick your date/time using the links above. You will be asked to pay your session fee/retainer to hold your spot with a credit card via Paypal. We will follow up with you the following business day to work out any scheduling conflicts, and start preparing you for your session.

⇢ $189 Session Fee

Your session fee covers our style guide, working with you to plan for your session, time with Ashley photographing you an/or your family, careful curation of your session and a proofing and product consultation.

Once you are officially booked, you will get our style guide and a pre-session consultation to help plan for your session with us. Along with a series of helpful preparation guides to get the most out of your session.

⇢ PHOTO DAY!

Our sessions are quick but thorough. We generally start with one or two family poses, if including adults, siblings and then individuals. All sessions with the exception of the tree farm can include your pets. Please just let us know during the planning phase. We keep things fun and relaxed and provide a great photography experience for all involved. 

⇢ IMAGE PROOFING

ONLY PURCHASE THE IMAGES YOU LOVE! With our a la cart pricing structure, you are only paying for the images you really love in a format that works best for your family. After the session, you have the choice of proofing your images in person or through a web gallery. There are pros and cons to both.

IN-PERSON – Meet in our studio about a week after your session to go through the images together on a big screen and be able to see our products in person. We design your holiday cards on the spot. You are proofing without watermarked images and can compare images side by side with my professional assistants.

WEB GALLERY – We can provide you with a timed web gallery to proof your images approximately one week after your session. You have the convenience of proofing in your home on your time, however, the images will be heavily watermarked. And no ability to zoom in or compare.

>> Approx. 20 Images to choose from  <<

⇢ PRODUCTS

With our system, you get to pick the format that works for your family. Every image purchased gets our full signature retouching applied to have your family look their best selves. All our products are of top quality. Digital files are emailed within a week of selection.

We do offer product collections of our most popular products at a discounted rate. Most clients generally spend $400 on products from their session but there is no obligation to purchase.

Product Sample Rates. Click here for our full product offerings.

  •  25 Custom Designed Holiday Cards – $75/$3 Each
  • Digital Files $99 each ∙ 5 for $399 ∙ 10 for $599
  • 5×7 Gift Print – $24 ∙ 8×10 Gift Print – $36

How do I book my session?

Click on which session you would like to book below and it will prompt you to pick an available spot and pay your session fee with a credit card via Paypal. Once we receive that we will reach out to complete the booking and provide you with our style guide.

If you prefer to book with cash or check. Use this link. We cannot hold or guarantee dates until the booking process is complete.

Can I book my session with a cash or check?

Yes, of course. Please fill out this inquiry form and we will book your session manually. 

What happens if we have rain or get sick?

Life happens! We will work with you on getting you rescheduled as soon as possible.  Preally please do not bring anyone sick to the session. No one photographs well when they don’t feel good. Please let us know right away if you need to reschedule, those who do not show up to their session without notification forfeit the option to reschedule. 

Can I bring my grand parents, cousins or pets?

We can accommodate large groups however we may need to book one or more session spots. Please send us an email: hello@pizzutiphotography.com to see what we can do. 

PETS ARE WELCOME with the exception of the Tree Farm as they do not allow outside animals on the farm. Please let us know during the planning phase. 

What should I wear?

Once you are booked, you will get our style guide emailed to you as well as the opportunity to schedule a planning phone or in person meeting at our studio to go over outfit and styling options.

Can you hold the date for me?

While we try to accommodate everyone’s needs we cannot hold spots for people, we have limited spots available and work on an automated first come first serve basis.

 

A Magical Mother’s Day

 

When Liz reached out in October of 2017  looking for a portrait session for her foster daughter, she explained to me how Gisele came into her life. Gisele was born extremely premature, weighing  1 pound 14oz suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome, and withdrawing from cocaine and heroin. It would be a long road to recovery. Her parents were dealing with their own struggle with addiction and found it difficult to visit their incapacitated newborn. When she was 5 months old she was strong enough to be transferred to another facility for post-acute care. 

Liz had always dreamed of becoming a mom, but shortly before meeting Gisele she was told it was not medically possible. Devastated, she put her focus on her work as the director of nursing at Franciscan Children’s Hospital in Boston. She had always had a deep love for children and getting over the fact she would never biologically have one of her own, she hadn’t even considered adopting at this point. That was until one day a nurse pulled out of the elevator as Liz was walking by with Gisele and locked her big blue eyes on to Liz and it became love at first sight. After spending as much time as possible with Gisele during work and well after her shifts were over, watching her grow stronger by the day. It was becoming clear that at some point she would be released from treatment without a home to go to. With her huge heart, already established bond and pediatric background, Liz was the perfect candidate to foster her. 

Being her foster mother was everything to Liz, but adoption was never a guarantee. There was still a strong chance she could end up reunited with her birth parents. Liz wanted professional images created of their time together to show their history regardless of the outcome. It was important to preserve this time in history they had created together. We decided doing a home session would be best. This way I could create some portraits of the two of them at a nearby park and capture their life together at home. Like Giseles’ favorite past time of unrolling the TP in the bathroom. Her baby room was beautifully decorated and it was clear how much Liz loved and doted on her.


 

Over the next year, Liz and I kept in touch a bit, telling me her desire and hope that adoption would be coming soon. In Early October of 2018, I received a very exciting email that the adoption hearing has been set and would I please photograph it for them as well as their family party a few weeks later. I was already booked up for the month, but I worked my magic to make sure I could be there for both. It was already an honor to be a part of their story, how could I say no!

During the hearing, there wasn’t a dry eye in the courtroom. The honorable Judge Gershengorn, who presided over the case had everyone sit after she entered but she remained standing in honor of Liz and the amazing task she was taking on. It was a moment very much earned by Liz and one that I will never forget. Many of Gisele’s caseworkers and Liz’s extended family including Gisele’s new cousins, made the long drive down to the south shore courthouse for the big day. During the family party, it was clear what an amazing community Gisele was going to grow up with. She will never be without an abundance of love. 

About a month later the Boston Globe reached out to use some of the adoption images as they were going to be doing a featured story on Liz and Gisele. The Today Show aired an interview with them, little did we know how far and wide the story would spread inquires started pouring in. CNN, USA Today, Washington Post, and People.com,  just to name a few of many. Then there were the fan letters since my name was tied to the images, Liz and I established a media vetting system. I know she was overwhelmed with the light suddenly shining brightly on her and wanted to be as much help as I could. It was both overwhelming and exciting. 

A few weeks ago I reached out to check in with her as it was starting to quiet down on my end. I invited her back into the studio for a little mother-daughter session as it’s already been six months since the adoption. It was so great to catch up with her and to see how much Gisele has grown, at almost three there is little “baby” left of her, replaced by this incredibly bright, happy and very busy toddler. I am incredibly honored to be their family photographer and call Liz my friend. 

Happy Mother’s Day Liz! You are truly an inspiration. 

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 – 2018 Studio Pet Portraits –

 

30 Minute Studio Session – Pets only

 

Session Fee $99

 

Prints & Digital Files are additional and start at $24. 

Holiday Gift Deadline – 12/15 – Gift Cards Available.

 

Space is limited. Book Now!

 

Halloween 2018 – Evie as Hermione Granger

“I mean, you could claim that anything’s real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody’s proved it doesn’t exist!” – Hermione Granger

My favorite thing in the world is planning styled sessions with my kiddo. She really does put so much thought into her character and there is no better character to represent who Evie is right now than Hermione Granger from Harry Potter. She is calculated and studious, a rule follower for sure, but also kind, caring and oh so brave when she needs to be. Some days I think she is seven going on thirty-seven. A huge thanks for our friend over at Hive and Forge in Salem, MA for letting us use your amazing new space. We are so excited to see where this journey will take you. We are also grateful for Wynotts Wands and Searles Castle for letting us pop in on a whim and make some quick images for this fun project. 

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2018 Glitter Mini Sessions

 

 

 11/17 & 11/18

Glitter is my favorite color! This is a limited sparkletastic event! 

$199 with a la carte product options

Location: In studio – Lowell, MA

Inquire below

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Custom Holiday Card & Product Design

Please inquire for a full pricing list


Potato Press Holiday Cards

We care about your child’s future our paper press products are derived from potatoes! Not only protecting the trees of our world, but creating a beautiful velvety paper with a luxurious texture and vivid colors. Your friends and family will love displaying these keepsakes. Every card is hand designed during our meeting together and come with envelopes. 

 

Bamboo Ornaments

Printed on sustainable bamboo for an eco-friendly gift with a natural, vintage look.

Great way to document holidays every year.


 

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2018 Mini Sessions

We have a fun year planned for our fall mini sessions. Foliage mini sessions will be the weekend of October 6 & 7 and the always popular Christmas tree farm mini sessions will be November 3 & 4. We moved them up a couple weeks in hopes it’s a bit warmer and also so clients can get their holiday cards out by Thanksgiving. I don’t want to spill the beans yet, but we have an AMAZING new tree set up. I just want to make sure the pieces fall into place. 

New this season is our glitter session! Who doesn’t like a good sparkly glittertastic holiday session! We will do a mix of glitter tossing and classic portraits. 

Lastly, our studio sessions can be booked at any time between now and December 10th. Full holiday decor will be up the first week in November. However, weekends are filling up fast and will be gone soon. We are going with a forest theme set and have our new simple natural light white box corner that we built this spring. As always we have simple props allowing for the focus of the image be on the subjects. 

The session fee is $199 with the option to purchase digital files, prints, and holiday cards a la carte when we meet to look through the photos together after the session. This is our third year with this post-session reveal and I can’t tell you how many times clients have said it takes the stress of choosing the photos, trying to decide what to do with them. I love being able to help clients choose what is best for them, which can be an overwhelming process. 


$199 Session Fee


Tree Farm

November 3 & 4 – Sterling, MA

MORE INFO

Glitter

November 17 & 18

MORE INFO

Studio

Now through 12/10 – Lowell, MA

MORE INFO


BOOK NOW!!!

 


2018 Studio Mini Sessions

 

 

Now Threw 12/10

Decorated holiday tree goes up the first week of November 

$199 with a la carte product options

Location: Lowell, MA

Inquire below


Custom Holiday Card & Product Design

Please inquire for a full pricing list


Potato Press Holiday Cards

We care about your child’s future our paper press products are derived from potatoes! Not only protecting the trees of our world, but creating a beautiful velvety paper with a luxurious texture and vivid colors. Your friends and family will love displaying these keepsakes. Every card is hand designed during our meeting together and come with envelopes. 

 

Bamboo Ornaments

Printed on sustainable bamboo for an eco-friendly gift with a natural, vintage look.

Great way to document holidays every year.


 

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2018 Tree Farm Mini Sessions

 

 

November 3 & 4

$199 with a la carte product options

Location: Sterling, MA

Inquire below


Custom Holiday Card & Product Design

Please inquire for a full pricing list


Potato Press Holiday Cards

We care about your child’s future our paper press products are derived from potatoes! Not only protecting the trees of our world, but creating a beautiful velvety paper with a luxurious texture and vivid colors. Your friends and family will love displaying these keepsakes. Every card is hand designed during our meeting together and come with envelopes. 

 

Bamboo Ornaments

Printed on sustainable bamboo for an eco-friendly gift with a natural, vintage look.

Great way to document holidays every year.