Can you believe 2020 is coming to an end?! What.a.year. Soon, I will be returning to my day job (I’m a Reading Specialist in the Watertown Public Schools), and several returning clients have already reached out about 2021 availability. SO, after much waffling, here’s the plan.
January is my last month of leave, and I’d love to book a couple more sessions. BUT, I am only comfortable booking outdoor sessions as Covid numbers continue to rise here in Massachusetts. Outdoor winter sessions are a good option for maternity clients, or adventurous families whose children do well in colder temperatures. My schedule is lighter and I’m usually able to play a date by ear so we can find a day that’s not absolutely freezing.
February and March
I have one session booked for February and I am not booking any additional sessions as this is my return-to-work month. I’m admittedly a little nervous about how I’m going to balance teaching and photography with TWO kids, so I want to keep things really light. By March I hope I’ll be somewhat adjusted to my new schedule, so I have booked two sessions later in the month. I am open to booking one more early in the month, so please reach out soon if you’re interested.
Spring will be in sight and I’m already dreaming of warmer days! My plan is to book three Saturdays. I have two on the books right now, and I’m currently talking to a winter newborn client about moving their session to April, so I may or may not have an additional spot. I’ll update you all as soon as I know.
May/June and September-December
SO, this fall I tested out something new. I booked two families back-to-back every Saturday for 45-minute sessions. By shortening my session length slightly, I was able to see twice as many families and still provide large galleries without leaving my house twice as much. It worked out beautifully and I’m going to re-instate this model in May. This is good news as it means that even though I will only book three Saturdays each month, it doesn’t necessarily mean I will only see three families. However, if a newborn session is booked for a particular Saturday, then I will not book any families that evening. If you are interested in both 45-minute slots, you’ll have the option to book a Premium Session. This type of session will give us the time and flexibility to explore and include a greater variety of backdrops. Grandparents are also welcome to join! September through December will look like May and June.
July and August
While not always a favorite due to the heat, this is really when I’m going to have more availability each year. We plan on taking a week-long family vacation this summer, and probably one other weekend trip. Otherwise, I plan on booking each Saturday and one weekday session all summer. I’d also love to book a couple of fresh 48 sessions if Covid is more under control by then, too! I will open summer bookings as soon as we peg down our family vacations and then will make an announcement!
If you’re interested in a 2021 session, I encourage you to check out my packages/pricing page and my FAQ page. Returning clients will be extended a $50 discount and payment plans are available for both new and existing customers.
I hope to see many familiar faces and meet some new ones, too! <3