Why am I updating my pricing, process, and products?

As I continue to grow as a business, I have decided to really look into what you want and come up with somewhere I can meet you in the middle.

Kaytee Lorentzen Photography is about to turn four years old and I thought I would do a little bit of research into what I can do to help you out when making purchasing decisions. These went into effect June 1, 2019.

Based off of surveys and some feedback, I have decided to take out the digital gallery buy-in and add it to the session package with the FULL printing rights. (If you are not sure what this means, check out my blog post on copyright, which includes a description on what the difference between copyright and printing rights are).

This did mean that my pricing had to change to reflect this decision, so even though the prices have gone up, that does give you printing rights to the photographs.

I have also taken away product collections as there was very little interest in them, as well as narrowed down to a few products for me to still offer. Since you will now be getting the printing rights, it’s not very often that I will be getting product orders. However, I have kept two options (metal prints and photo albums) as I trust my lab with the most spectacular items (and I can explain them to you more as well as design them for you).

My process (as in the timeline) has been updated to reflect all of these changes.

I have included the new updated pricing sheets for you to see! If you want to see more information, head to my Session Information page.

If you have any questions regarding this, feel free to comment below or fill out a contact form!

 
 

When is it time to refresh your photographs?

During this holiday season, when walking throughout my house and my family members houses, I noticed that a lot of the photos throughout the houses were outdated. Not that it is a bad thing what so ever because it shows the history. However, if you are having people over who have never seen your family, they may question how your baby is doing and you may get confused because your "baby" is now a teenager.

That example may be a little dramatic, but you may be asking yourself if it is time to update yours. When is the right time to refresh the photos that you have?

I tend to go for the answer, at least once a year if you have kids. As an adult, at least every time you change your style or every 2 years (especially for professional headshots) - you don't want someone meeting you and not thinking you are who you say you are based off of your photos.

Personally, I love to have new photos each year. It is nice for people to see exactly who they are working with and so I try to get them updated at least once per year. Plus, I love my photographer. I love seeing her and I love how well she does. Any photo of me on my website is her work.

Refreshing your photographs is fun and can give you memories to look back on.

New Year, New Photos Mini Session

This year I have decided to partner with some local charities around Bloomington in order to give back to the community. I have always wanted to do more, but was not sure how to do so. I am going to be offering 5 days of scheduled mini sessions this year which will have all the session fees ($100 each session) donated to the paired charity.

What does that mean for you? All you have to do is schedule a 30 minute session in an open timed slot for the day of the mini session. You would pay the $100 and that will be donated to the organization that is paired. The photos will then be available for purchase. Each scheduled mini session day will have a specific location.

This month's theme is New Year, New Photos! I am pairing with Stone Belt for this session! Start the new year off right by updating your photos. This is open to families, couples, and for individual portraits. This will be held in a photo studio. Since this studio is not mine, but I am borrowing it for the day, the address will be only given to people who book a session.

Stone Belt is a nonprofit organization that provides resources and supports for individuals with disabilities. Stone Belt was established in 1958 and is now the oldest and largest agency of its kind in south central Indiana, currently employing over 500 individuals and serving over 2,000 clients. They offer a full range of programs and services in Monroe county, empowering people to demonstrate self-determination, contribute to the building of community, and experience quality of life. Their services are accredited by CARF (formerly the Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), and they are an affiliate of The Arc and United Way of Monroe County.

They provide residential, employment, manufacturing, life skills training, family support, child development and psychological services to help people actively participate in the community. Services are provided with a person-centered, customized approach that focuses on a person's capabilities and interests. Their beliefs are self-determination is essential; learning creates empowerment; all people have contributions to make; housing/home life must be self-directed; employment is a fundamental part of adult life; and social life and relationships help create quality of life. Stone Belt has earned a very positive reputation for assisting individuals with developmental disabilities, especially those with challenging behaviors, to be meaningfully included in community life.

They believe in the uniqueness, worth and right to self-determination of every individual. Therefore, it is their mission, in partnership with the community, to prepare, empower and support persons with developmental disabilities and their families to participate fully in the life of the community. Most of their services are paid for with third party reimbursement from Medicaid and other state and federal government sources. But, while vital, state and federal funding only provides for the health and safety of recipients. They rely on community partners to maintain a margin of excellence which allows us to provide appropriate training to staff and more enriching programs to their clients.

In order to book a session, you just click this link to fill out a form! You will then receive a follow up email from me confirming your time with the exact location of the session.

Message me with any questions or if you would like to know more!