Back to School

One of my goals for this year is to book more high school senior sessions. They are so fun! I offer two different high school senior portrait packages. The first is $300 and includes 20 photos that you choose from an online photo gallery. Photos are taken at one location of your choice plus a studio portrait session. Photos include printing rights and additional photos may be purchased for $20 each. Prints and canvases of ANY image may also be ordered through the online gallery and fulfilled by Miller’s Lab. The second package is $500 and includes all finalized images (a minimum of 40). Photos are taken at two locations of your choice plus a studio portrait session.

For both packages, included photos include printing rights, so you are free to print wherever you would like. I also include a friend discount! Have a friend hire me for their senior portraits and bring them along to the sessions, and you’ll each get $50 off. This is a fun way to keep nerves down and it also allows me to shoot two sessions in about the same amount of time as it takes me to shoot one.

Community Garden Fundraiser

My family and I are starting a community garden on the corner of E. Logan Street and Garden Court, a half mile from downtown Round Rock.

We have decided that we are going to make the garden FREE for members of the community to enjoy! To make this happen, we need to build several more garden beds, purchase more soil, add another gate, and install a water collection system so that the gardens can be watered with collected rainwater.  We would also like to add a toolshed as well as a picnic table to make the lot more usable as well as comfortable. We have already put up a fence, one gate, and built four garden beds but all of this costs money.

To help make the community garden a reality, on Sunday, April 14th from 1-5pm,  I will be holding a headshot and portrait event at my home. All proceeds will go toward the garden. For $40, customers will receive two photos. Each session will last up to 15 minutes in length. I want you to LOVE your headshot. Therefore, everyone will receive a gallery of several photos from which they will choose their final two images. Now is your chance to update your website, business cards, or profile. Additional photos may be purchased for $15 each. If all the spots fill, I will consider adding another date at the same promotional pricing. Can’t make the scheduled date? Contact me to book a session any time now through the end of April for $50.

Email me to book your session at kimberly.wickham@icloud.com

Professional Headshots

As I’m preparing to hold a studio headshot event to help raise money for our upcoming community garden, I wanted to take a moment to explain aspect ratios.

I deliver headshots in a 3:2 ratio. You may be thinking, “Why? Aren’t headshots supposed to be in portrait mode and not landscape?” Good question! While most people use their headshots in a traditional, vertically-oriented rectangular crop, delivering photos already cropped down greatly limits how you can use the photo. For example, what if a person wants the entire back of their business card to be a photo of themself? A vertical crop would make that impossible (or force the person to design a nontraditional, vertically-oriented business card). Or, what if they need a square photo for LinkedIn or Facebook? Cropping a portrait mode photo into a square will force you to lose the top and bottom parts of the image rather than the sides, resulting in a tight shot that’s all face (which may work in some cases but not all). Remember: You can always crop an image smaller but once it’s cropped, you’re stuck with it!

By delivering photos in a 3:2 ratio, I give my clients the flexibility to use their headshots how they want to.

original 3:2 aspect ratio
Traditional 8:10 ratio, cropped from the original 3:2 image
Square, cropped from the original 3:2 image
Square, cropped from the already cropped 8:10 image. REMEMBER: You can always opt for a tighter crop but making a square from an already cropped image greatly reduces your options!

New pricing!

I have a confession: I don’t like mini sessions. I am not good at reducing 20-25 really great photos down to just a few. I especially hate having to delete a photo that I think my client may like just because it’s too similar to another. This is why I’m excited to announce that mini session clients can now choose their final six photos from an online gallery. This means clients get to see more of their photos! Clients also have the option to purchase additional photos or even the full gallery, essentially upgrading their mini session to a full. Message me for more info.