St. John's First Communion
For a few years now, Love & Lenses team members have been photographing many of St. John's events. Last year we started offering 10-minute mini-sessions to the families receiving their adjusted First Communions and will do so again this fall.
We have many clients within the parish who we have been working with for a while, and we're excited to not only see some familiar faces but to make some new friends as well!
What We're Offering
For $50 you will receive a 10-minute private mini-session which you may use for portraits, detail pictures, and/or family pictures. Your online private gallery will be "unlocked", which means full-resolution non-watermarked images are all included in your package.
You will also have the option to additionally purchase product credits at a discounted rate. These product credits can be used online through your gallery for purchasing prints and other select products. You can choose between paying $25 for $30 worth of products or pay $50 for $70 worth of products.
Scheduling your Mini Session
Option 1 for Mini Sessions: Day-Of First Communion Mass
If your mass is the only First Communion mass on that date
Mini-sessions will be booked before mass. Leads will be scheduled first-come, first-serve, with the first session to be booked starting 25 minutes before mass starts. For example, for a 5 pm mass the first booking time will be 4:35, followed by 4:25, and so on.
Saturday, September 18th, 5pm mass
If your mass is one of two First Communion masses for that date
Mini-sessions will be split with 4 slots available before mass, and 4 slots available after mass. On the form, you will be able to select if you would like a slot before or after -- please note this is ONLY FOR DAYS WITH TWO MASSES. The "after" slots will start approximately an hour and 20 minutes after mass starts. For example, the first slot time for a 12pm mass would be 1:20 pm.
Sunday, September 19th, 10am and 12pm masses
Sunday, September 26th, 10am and 12pm masses
Option 2 for Mini Sessions: Specified Weekday Afternoon
If you are concerned about getting the pictures done the day-of your mass, we are also offering select Wednesday afternoons for mini sessions. These mini-sessions will start booking for 4 pm, with a maximum of 12 available spots per day. While you will have the choice of which of the selected Wednesdays, the times will be booked first-come,
Or Book a separate half-hour session
If you would like more than 10 minutes to ensure you get several options for portraits and detail shots, you may also book a half-hour session with either member of Love & Lenses for any available day/time.
**PLEASE NOTE** Our prices and policies have changed since last Spring. We will still honor the half-hour session rates posted on the flyer handed out last Spring for St. John's First Communicants for this fall.
We also have a policy now starting for sessions being booked after September 1st that weekend sessions have a $25 additional charge due to high demand for weekend sessions.
For more information and to book a half-session, please visit our site here.
How It Will Work
To register and purchase a mini-session timeslot, please fill out the form below. Our system will send you an immediate reply to make sure we didn't end up in your spam folder. You will then hear back from us within a few days to confirm your registration, letting you know your assigned time slot, and giving you the information for processing your quote (signing a contract, making your payment, etc).
**PLEASE NOTE** To keep things simple for everyone, timeslots will be assigned on a first come first serve basis.
INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING TIMESLOTS (Read: please don't skip over this part):
After you fill out the form below, you will receive an email with your quote to process to pay for your session and sign your contract. Please note that each quote has an expiration date. If you fail to process your quote by the expiration date, your quote will expire and you will forfeit your previously assigned timeslot and will have to sign up for a new one.
Your mini-session is 10 minutes and will be booked back-to-back to aid with time restrictions and other masses and sacraments being received at the church. Because of this, we ask you to please be extra respectful about your assigned time.
We cannot make up for lost time due to being late for your time slot. We are on a tight timeline and will not be able to accommodate late arrivals. Payments will not be refunded for late/missed timeslots.
Due to the tight timeline restrictions, we cannot accommodate multiple extended family group portraits. The more people that are involved, the more time it will take out of your 10-minute window.
When the service is over, your children will be directed to the altar to take a group photo. Please follow the church's guidelines about who is to remain, and who is to leave the church when mass is over and how.
The designated meeting spot will be just outside the side doors of the church closest to Valley Street. Please be there just before your time slot so we don't use up your session time.
After the Sessions are Over
When your gallery is ready, an email will be sent to you with the link and password information. If you purchase a product coupon, it will be sent to you in an email within a few days of making the payment. Please don't lose that email!