20 under 21
tell your story
the 20 under 21 project.
What is it?
It's been a rough year for everyone. But the ones hurt the most through 2020 and 2021 are the school-aged kids. They've had their worlds drastically altered, not getting to go to school and then getting to go to school but with strict protocols. Worrying about disease, vaccinations, no vaccinations, adults arguing and debating about racism, vaccines, local and school mandates, and everything else. Kids are having a hard time just being kids!
Depending on age and circumstance, the experience has been vastly different for every child. This special project is to give them a platform for their voices and their experiences. I am photographing 20 young people under 21 years of age, interviewing them, and finally, putting together an end product of some kind, either a magazine, an exhibit, or some other kind of culminating product.
This project is meant to celebrate the beauty of kids, let them play, have a little fun in the spotlight, all while giving ears to their stories. I think we can learn a lot from kids!
DECIDE IF THE PROJECT IS RIGHT FOR YOUR CHILD
WHO IS IT FOR?
This project is for school-aged children 5-21.
He/she/they must enjoy receiving lots of attention and being photographed!
They must be willing to tell their story in a video interview.
They must give signed permission to allow their images on social media.
WHAT ARE THE COSTS AND WHAT'S INCLUDED?
The cost is $299.
2 complimentary printed and matted 8x10 (or 8x12, depending on the image) images in my artistically rendered style.
2 accompanying digital files printable to 8x12.
One image will be of your choosing and one image will be of mine.
More images will be available for purchase, but it is not required to buy more.
If you are happy with some photos as-is (not retouched) they will be available as digitals at a lifestyle price of $199 for 10 images.
An invitation to attend a unique gallery exhibit of the project.
Special Project Price:
- Save $486
Regular Fine-Art Portrait Pricing:
- $250 sitting fee
- $185 per print
- $100 per digital image (when ordering less than $600)
- $785 total
Sessions are held on Sundays and Monday afternoons.
If you are interested, please contact me and tell me why you believe your child would be a good fit for this project.
Please include age and gender (all genders are welcome).
I want to know all about your child! I will ask them a lot of questions! I will ask what colors and styles they would like to be photographed in and if they would like to use any items from my studio wardrobe. I will also make suggestions based on information about their personality and interests. We will also discuss props such as florals and crowns. We want to plan for 2-3 wardrobe/style changes. This will also be a time for you to ask questions as well.
We will go over all your expectations for the shoot so that I can plan and produce the images you are hoping for!
SCHEDULE THE SHOOT
You will schedule your session day and time, sign the contract stating you understand what you are receiving for the price, and pay the $299 fee to secure the spot. Cancellations within 2 weeks of the shoot will not be refunded, but the date can be rescheduled one time.
My intention is that you leave this session fully informed, excited, and ready for your shoot date!
The day has come!
Teens may want to have their hair and make-up done professionally. If so, I can arrange for a stylist to be on-site one hour before the shoot for the customary rate of $150. Most children will not request this service and can arrive at the time of the shoot.
The photo session will last about 2 hours. The number of set changes and clothing changes will depend on decisions made during our consultation. I will create a variety of images from which you will choose at your viewing session.
Lastly, your child will be interviewed on video about their pandemic experience and how they felt to have a special photoshoot just for them. The interview will be used to find quotes and anecdotal stories.
THE VIEWING SESSION and THE GALLERY EXHIBIT INVITATION
Two weeks after your shoot you will get to view your images! We can do this in person or via a shared screen on *Zoom.
You will choose the image you would like printed and matted with the accompanying digital file and I will show you the one I picked that will also be printed and matted. I will choose one that I deem worthy of showcasing! You have no obligation to purchase any more than the two complimentary images, but I will show you all the best images for you to decide.
Please see the prices on the
"PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE" page to understand package and a la cart pricing, in case you wish to purchase more. You will also have the option to purchase 10 globally edited (not retouched) images for $199 to be provided digitally.
I will let you know how I plan to culminate the project at a later date. The decision will depend on participation and interest in the project.
The culminating product or event will be a unique experience created to remind everyone that each and every individual is special, significant, and important. Every individual has a story to tell.
I enjoyed it a lot! All the times before it's been just regular, like jeans and a shirt. This was so much more creative! I got to pretend to be a character!
Age: 14, High School Freshman
It was great! But weird! I've never gotten to be in a shoot (of my own) before. I'm usually the one setting up the video and running to be in it.
Age: 20, College
I really liked it. When we've done (shoots) in the past it's been basic and normal, not extravagant. For this one, we got to dress up and wear tiaras!
Age: 12, Middle School
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