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.

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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.


 

During our birthday glitter session with Evie, a Chronicle reporter stopped by our studio as they were doing a Hidden Gems piece on Mill No. 5. I was, of course, not prepared to be on the other side of the camera but thrilled we were photographing our own kiddo showing off all her awesome. If you have yet to check out Mill. No. 5, I highly recommend it. We have a great cafe, independent theater, yoga studio, record shop, my very own {ok not just my own} cheesemonger, a 50’s style soda fountain, plus many other amazing shops run by equally amazing humans. If you want to check out more of Evie’s birthday session, go here

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Pet  Sessions $99

 


Your session fee includes a 15 minute session in our studio at Mill No. 5  and 1 web-sized digital file to share on social media. There will be approximately 10 different images to choose from. All prints, products, and hi-resolution digital files are additional. 

Here is a sample of extensive product listings:

$20 – 5×7 Print, $60 – Wooden Ornament, $75 – 30 Holiday Cards, $120 – 5 Digital Files. 

This session is for pets only. No humans! If you would like to book a human session and include your pet, please sign up for one of our holiday mini sessions! We love all animals! Have questions before you book? Please email us at hello@pizzutiphotography.com 


SESSIONS ARE LIMITED. BOOK NOW!

 


 

 

 

We just wrapped our 2017 tree farm mini sessions and they were a huge success. It was a bit cold, but no wind and great light all day. I’m so excited to share the images with my fabulous clients. Seeing most of them use them for holiday cards and gifts I try not to share too many. There was also a new first. Evie has begged us to take her on more shoots and we finally felt she was mature enough to handle it, though I have to admit I was a bit nervous. She’s in the studio often when I have shoots, but this was all day outside. Not only did she do great she was so helpful! She eventually got board outside so she went to the gift shop and helped them put pricing stickers on their ornaments as they prepare to open for the season.  It was pretty amazing and definitely a turning point in the adventures of parenting. I’m just wondering where that little baby I had not long ago went. We started the day with testing out our sets and lighting and ended the day with messy hair and a perfect sunset. We can’t wait to go pick out our tree in a few weeks. Thank you, Evergreen Farm for allowing us to host our annual mini sessions and allowing me the chance to create these images of my not-so-baby. 

I had a pleasure of working with Joselyn and her mom planning her fun beach senior portraits. We were blessed with perfect weather on this New England evening in August at Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester, MA. We wanted to make sure we incorporated her love for dance and mother nature gifted us with a perfect sunset just in time for her ballerina ensemble.

I’m so in love with this session. This family is my longest client. I’ve photographed their engagement session, wedding, and every three month baby plans for both their kiddos. This was Charlie’s first birthday session. I’m not going to lie when I say things got a little emotional and I pulled out of their driveway. I love that they chose a lifestyle session at their home to really document who they are as a family. Instead of a cake smash, we did an art smash! The kiddos each creating a painting. Check out some of their other sessions


+ Spring Mini Sessions +

30 Minute Session  | $199 | Ends April 30th


We are a full service photography studio and will help you plan your session from what to wear to what to hang on your walls. Complementary wardrobe planning for your 30 minute spring mini session for your little cuties in our adorable downtown Lowell, MA studio with our limited time spring sets. After the session we help curate your favorite images into quality photography products. Our sessions do not include digital files, however they are available for purchase. Prints and  products start at $20.

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Questions?

hello@pizzutiphotography.com


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Let Them Eat Cake!!

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On a warm summer day, a project that had been in the making for over year was unfolding before our eyes. Evelyn our almost five year old was in the limelight of pageantry as we dressed her up as the queen of France – Marie Antoinette.

The idea started with a tearful hair brushing episode and a box of fabric I’ve stashed away from the age of 12. Coincidentally, the fabric was given to me by my great grandmother Naoma, Evie’s middle namesake. We all loved the waist length ringlets that bounced behind here, but that was a lot of managing for it to not completely dreadlock through the course of the day.  She was asking to cut it off. My mothering + memory hoarder were kicked into overdrive. She would be turning 5 in a few months and knew I needed to do an epic shoot that visually  illustrated the mental expression of a preschooler, all while playing tribute to her baby curls. After tossing some ideas back and forth with my husband, Rich – talking about the things she loves: playing princess and eating cake. The project became clear … “Let Them Eat Cake”.

So I presented the idea to Evie for her 5th birthday shoot. She had one condition, that we design and sew her dress together. We started pulling out all my boxes of fabric and found the box that my great grandmother, (who taught me to sew), had given me along with some lace and buttons from Rich’s grandmother (also coincidentally, Evelyn’s first namesake). I’ve been saving them for something ‘special’ and I knew this was it. Evie got started on drawing things out and I started building her custom dress form. Trying on material and pinning fabric on a 5 year old for hours wasn’t going to go very far, so the extra step of a dressform was essential. It was actually really fun to make, especially duct taping her to create her body double.

After a couple of months of working on it with her after school, our masterpiece was complete. There was just enough fabric left over to create a matching hat.  With the dress done, it was time to plan the set for the shoot. Evie again helped with this part, drawing what she thought would be the scenery. We took inspiration from the 2006 Sofia Coppola movie. Thanks to youtube and being able to only watch  only kid appropriate scenes. We also only loosely told her what happens at the end. That will be a conversation for much later. 

In the meantime, I worked on borrowing props, making a dog sized powder wig and finding a bakery to help us with the treats. Luckily the awesome Auntie Ellen’s Creative Confections was more than generous with helping put together the parlor scene. I enlisted our good friend and insanely talented artist Emily Ashman over at The Illustrated Room to create the parlor backdrop.  I know many talented HMUA but there really isn’t anyone  better than Nathan Prescott of Styled by Nathan that could pull off  this insanity quite like him. He was perfect and I was thrilled when he agreed to help with the shoot. Our normally wiggly 4 year old sat through 3 hours of hair and makeup like a champ. She very much played her part as the star.

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A special thanks to my wonderful husband who supports these crazy ideas as they come to life, my assistant Steve who went between keeping the talent happy and my ever changing lighting needs and last but not least, Sir Guinness of Lowell who is the most patient dog I’ve ever worked with. Guinness and his dad, Ken, run Serpentine books, our neighbors at Mill No. 5. 

The actual shoot feels like a blur and about a month after the studio shoot we knew Evie would be growing out of the dress quickly so we snagged a beautiful day and headed to The Crane Estate at Castle Hill in Ipswich, MA just to get more images. Why not! 

 

I would love to hear what you think. Leave your comment below.

Check out these awesome Behind-the-Scene Photos & Video by our good friends Masao, Emily and Mike. 

 

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