It was early , and I was attempting to jump-start my portrait photography business after moving to a brand new town. I quickly discovered that no one knew or trusted me enough to book a session, especially with all of the other photographers already in the area. It was the perfect recipe for large, round tumbleweeds in my bank account and long, sleepless nights. After months of religiously attending networking events and handing out my business cards, I knew I had to do something different, and soon. The decision to throw a portrait party was a game changer for my photography business. It was instrumental in gaining momentum, clients, income, a strong portfolio, credibility, testimonials, reviews, referrals, and even a persistent buzz around town.
The Benefits of a Portrait Party: Let Me Count the Ways
What's a Portrait Party?
Portrait parties bring together friends and family for professional portraits taken in a relaxed, natural environment. These sessions give everyone a custom portrait experience with Courtney Hizey Photography along with some extra perks. A portrait party is an event hosted at a specific location park, beach, etc. How do they work? Portrait Parties are hosted by one person who provides or sets the location, coordinates the guest list, and schedules the sessions in 20 minute intervals. Party time!
First thing’s first: What is a portrait party, and why should you care?
Portrait Parties are a great way for you and your friends to have professional portraits taken in a way that both fun and affordable. A Portrait Party is an event hosted at a location such as a local park, a waterfront location or home where I will take professional portraits of you and your guests. Portrait Parties are perfect for friends, family, Moms and babes, and co-workers. The host arranges a location and coordinates the guest list. Fees are paid at the time of the session and photos from the session will be available within a week. Payment can be made by Cash, cheque or EMT. The host and each guest being photographed will need to sign a model release form.
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