Frequently Asked Questions
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PARTICPATE IN THE 50 OVER 40 PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE?
The session experience fee is $249. The fee not only secures your date and allows us to book in the hair and makeup artist for your shoot, it aso covers the consultation, photoshoot, one gorgeous print of your choice and inclusion the 50 Over 40 Portrait Exhibition.
+ WHAT DOES THE $249 INCLUDE?
CONSULTATION - to discuss your vision for how you want to be photographed and coach you on what to wear/styling
HAIR & MAKEUP - A professional makeover on your photoshoot date
**ACCESS TO STUDIO WARDROBE - you have unlimited access to our studio wardrobe closet of clothing and other fun accessories if you wish to wear them for your shoot
PHOTOSHOOT - a 1.5 to 2 hour photoshoot experience with Tammie.
REVEAL & ORDER SESSION - an in person reveal session (at our studio shortly after your session experience) to look at the images we have created for you. At this session you can choose the one complimentary image that is included in your $249 fee, and place your order for more images. Ala carte portraits start at $249 and portrait collections start at $249 and go up. The more photographs you purchase, the more you save.
PORTRAIT CELEBRATION + EXHIBITION - upon completion of the project there will be a celebration and exhibition to showcase the portraits of all 50 women. Your photograph will be included in this event.
VIP FACEBOOK GROUP - be a part of a community of women all participating in this project. Share your experience and cheer each other on.
FEATURED ON OUR BLOG + SOCIAL MEDIA - your images and story will be featured on our social media, blog and possibly youtube.
+ WHAT IF I WANT MORE THAN ONE PHOTOGRAPH?
Absolutely! When you see your stunning images we have created for you, you'll probably want them all! Extra photographs start at $249 each, but the more you buy, the more you save. You can save by purchasing collections. The more you buy, the cost goes down. Our Economy Packages start as low as $249 for four (4) 4x6 prints. We take credit cards and offer payment plans as well.
TELL ME ABOUT YOUR PRODUCTS FOR SALE - I offer beautiful products to store and display your new photographs, including matted prints, albums, folio boxes and wall art.
+ WHERE DOES THE SHOOT TAKE PLACE?
My 2500 sq ft portrait studio is in downtown Pauls Valley, Oklahoma.
+ WHAT DAYS DO YOU HAVE AVAILABLE FOR THIS SHOOT?
We have timeslots available for sessions Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday's by appointment only. Availability is first come first served. On your phone chat with Tammie she will share next available dates and make sure to find an opening that works for you. If you are SUPER EXCITED to particpate but just can't possibly make those times work let's chat about your availability. I want to be as inclusive as possible for this project but I am working around my hair & makeup artist's schedule too. We will do our best to accomodate you.
+ TELL ME ABOUT THE PORTRAIT EXHIBITION + CELEBRATION?
One of the most exciting parts of this project is to celebrate all 50 of our participants and share their images and stories with the community. There will also be a final celebration featuring all 50 women's portraits on display once this project is complete. Our venue will be announced as we get closer.
+ WHY ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT THIS PROJECT?
I will be 57 this year, and I can relate with all my 40+ sisters of the feelings we have about aging and how we are underrepresented in the media. There's no expiration date on being a fabulous, happy, fulfilled, and vibrant woman. You inspire me. Your story inspires me. You show me and our society the truth-- that a woman just gets better with time, like a fine wine! I am a huge believer in women's empowerment. There aren't enough platforms for women over 40 to share their story and their beauty.
+ I'M NOT PHOTOGENIC THOUGH! IS THAT OK?
Whoa, stop right there beautiful! I simply don't believe in "photogenic." It's my job as the photographer to make you look and feel amazing! And lucky for you I am a trained master at making women of all ages, shapes and sizes look amazing in photographs.
+ WHAT WILL I WEAR?
You can wear up to 4 different outfits in your photoshoot. We have a wardrobe closet you can browse through to play DRESS UP! Or, you can be casual in jeans and a black or white shirt. You can wear a sun dress. You can wear a fancy cocktail dress or jumpsuit. You can wear yoga clothes. You could even wear lingerie or your birthday suit. There are no rules. This is up to you! I want to photograph you based on YOUR UNIQUE VISION.
+ WHAT IF I'D LIKE TO INCLUDE MY CHILDREN, PARTNER, PET OR FAMILY?
Certainly! You can definitely include loved ones in your shoot! Extra hair and make up is $150 per person (if needed). Part of your story is the people (and furry pets) you love. So, if you want to include your loved ones, the more the merrier. And you also have total permission to make this photoshoot just about YOU!
+ CAN I REFER A FRIEND OVER 40 TO ALSO BE A PART OF THIS PROJECT?
Yes! I would love to also have your friends be a part of this project! Please spread the word.
+ WHAT IF I BOOKED MY DATE & PAID $249 AND THEN HAVE TO RESCHEDULE?
I totally understand that life happens! I do book in my hair & makeup artist's time to be at your photoshoot. Therefore, you are allowed one reschedule more than 7 days out from the shoot at no charge. If we have less than 7 days notice (or this is the second time you need to reschedule) we do charge a $100 rescheduling fee.
+ HOW ARE YOU CHOOSING WHO PARTICIPATES?
We aren't "choosing" anyone. Every woman's story is inspiring. Every woman is beautiful. So we aren't going to exclude anyone who wants to be involved. Basically, this project is first come, first served. If you are willing to connect with Tammie for a "get to know you" call, pay your $249 session experience fee, book your date, and are over 40 (or turning 40 this year) you can be a part of the shoot! YAY! The other limit is that we only have 50 spots available. Once we hit 50 women, we will create a waitlist of interested women.