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Portrait Parties

What is a Portrait Party?

Portrait Parties are an exciting opportunity for you and your friends to have professional portraits made in a fun and affordable way. Portrait Parties take place in your home (if you are the host) or any other suitable location. The host invites between 8 to 12 families to the party and for the hosts hard work enjoys credits toward portraits for hosting. It is a low stress fun opportunity to have beautiful portraits made of yourself or your children in a low pressure, relaxed atmosphere.

How do Portrait Parties work?

The Portrait Party is organized by the party Host. Hosts provide the location, coordinate the snacks, and drinks, and create the guest list and schedule the 20 minute session times. Guests enjoy a great time and their children enjoy a short and concise sitting. Everyone involved will have a good time and the children will actually look forward to the next party! After the party, the guests will visit their own personal online portrait gallery to view and order their portraits.

How do I schedule a Portrait Party?

Contact Chasing Lilies Photography to ensure availability – you might put together several prospective dates to ensure everyone’s schedules match up – and to find out everything you need to know to have a super successful party. Once your party date is scheduled you will receive a packet of information and forms to help you better plan your party.

What are my responsibilities as a Portrait Party host?

The Portrait Party is organized by the party Host. The Party Host is the key ingredient to a successful party. Hosts invite guests, coordinate the bringing of snacks and drinks (if not providing themselves) and the scheduling of sessions. Successful hosts follow up with their guests with reminders and to ensure that every session block is filled. After the party, the guests will visit their personal online gallery to view and order their portraits. After all guests have ordered the host will then be able to place an order based on credits from their guests’ purchases.

Do I receive free portraits if I host a Portrait Party?

Absolutely! The primary benefit of hosting a party – aside from having a blast is to pay no sitting fee, receive a Portrait DVD of all images from your family’s mini session & build enough portrait credits to pay for your family’s pictures.

What types of Portrait Party themes do you suggest?

***Themes for Portrait Parties are only limited to your imagination***

Ideas: Pets, Maternity, Newborns, Teen, Family, Playgroups, Preschool, Birthday, Christmas, Mother’s Day Out, Tea Party, Petticoats, Halloween, Easter,4th of July, Hawaiian Luau, Sports…the list goes on an on….

I’m attending my first Portrait Party, what should I do?

As a guest at a portrait party you get to have the most fun! Your host may ask you to bring a snack or beverage to share. You will need to fill out a Portrait Party Guest Form before arriving at the party.

Pricing Information

Each family pays a sitting fee of $25.00, due the day of the party. Guests will have two weeks to order prints from their own personal online portrait gallery. Other products such as photo books, canvas wraps, and albums are also available.