Blank Slate Photography by Carey: Blog http://blankslatephotographybycarey.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Blank Slate Photography by Carey carey@photographybyblankslate.com (Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Sun, 10 Sep 2017 20:23:00 GMT Sun, 10 Sep 2017 20:23:00 GMT http://blankslatephotographybycarey.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-5/u889847704-o927580485-50.jpg Blank Slate Photography by Carey: Blog http://blankslatephotographybycarey.zenfolio.com/blog 120 76 IN-STUDIO EASTER 2017 SESSIONS | Blank Slate Photography by Carey - a Houston, TX Photographer http://blankslatephotographybycarey.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/easter_sessions_2017 BASKETS, BUNNIES & BABES ... OH, MY !!

Carey Ann | Blank Slate Photography by Carey is now scheduling "In-Studio" Easter sessions. 

 

COST:  $99 plus tax (credit card and/or cash accepted - no checks please)

 

RSVP:  $50 RSVP retainer required at the time of booking; remainder at the time of shoot.  All paid session fees are "non-refundable".  

 

SESSION INCLUDES:

  • a 30-minute sitting
  • 5 complimentary, fully-edited digital images (additional images available, sold separately)
  • an array of print packages to choose from; cost of print products and additional digitals are due at the time of ordering

 

Due to limited shooting space, these sessions are best suited for one (1) child per sitting; a second sibling may be included, however, not guaranteed.  Also, these sessions are best suited for babies, toddlers & early elementary years.  Babies will need to be able to sit up on their own.  Also, please note that my studio is upstairs, if other accommodations are required, please let me know in advance.

 

For outdoor and/or family Spring sessions, please consider Blank Slate's Stroll & Shoot Sessions (click for details).

 

To reserve your Easter session, click EASTER 2017 Sign-Up Calendar

or contact Carey Ann via carey@photographybyblankslate.com 

(832) 855-0866 cell | (832) 800-4291 studio

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A Baby Shower For Emilia | Blank Slate Photography by Carey http://blankslatephotographybycarey.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/baby-shower-emilia I LOVE to photograph special portraits for friends and family especially when it comes to welcoming new babies. Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing my friend Michaelle's baby shower, she also happens to be a fellow photographer.

Everyone who knows parent's-to-be, Michaelle Janet & Emmanuel, are simply over the moon for this family and their precious little miracle, Emilia. Just a few more weeks to go before they are blessed with Emilia's arrival, and I can tell she will be a daddy's girl and her mama's world !

Share in this happy celebration given by the teachers and staff who work with Michaelle. This was such a beautiful shower and blessings galore were poured over the mom-to-be. Thank you so much for making me a part of your special occasion!

For more details on our maternity, newborn & family sessions, visit our Website at www.photographybyblankslate.com

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carey@photographybyblankslate.com (Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Baby Shower Family Lifestyle Maternity Newborn Portraits http://blankslatephotographybycarey.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/baby-shower-emilia Sun, 05 Mar 2017 15:32:55 GMT
STROLL & SHOOT MINIS | Blank Slate Photography by Carey - premier Houston, TX photographer http://blankslatephotographybycarey.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/stroll-shoot-minis I do believe Spring has sprung early in Texas !!  For the rest of February and March, Blank Slate Photography by Carey is offering "Stroll & Shoot" Mini Sessions. This is the absolute BEST time and weather to book and shoot your outdoor portraits.

 

Perfect session for EVERYONE ... here's just an idea:

 

Couples - Engagements, Anniversaries, Valentine's

Families - Easter, Mother's Day, Spring 2017

High School Seniors - Class of 2017

Individuals - Business & Career Portraits, Social Media

OR ... Just Because !!!

 

Blank Slate's "Stroll & Shoot" Mini is a 30-minute natural lighting, outdoor session; location is mutual.  A complimentary 5-Digital Image Package is included, as well as a Facebook Timeline Collage of chosen images  All images are fully-edited and downloadable online. Blank Slate offers an array of print and digital images packages, as well as print release options.

To book your session and/or for more details, contact Carey Ann via carey@photographybyblankslate.com or call (832) 855-0866 ASAP ... these beautiful sunny & COOL Texas days are limited !

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carey@photographybyblankslate.com (Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Career Portraits Engagements Family Headshots Lifestyle Portraits http://blankslatephotographybycarey.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/stroll-shoot-minis Thu, 09 Feb 2017 23:17:55 GMT
The Blank Slate Brand | A Boutique Photography Service http://blankslatephotographybycarey.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/10/boutique_photography Just a small business girl, making it in a big business world !!! Stay tuned for exciting news VERY soon ... I'm moving on up !

 

For more details and to schedule your Lifestyle Portrait Session, call Carey Ann at (832) 855-0866 cell or (832) 800-4291 studio,

 
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Olivia's First Birthday | Lifestyle Portrait Photographer - Houston, Texas http://blankslatephotographybycarey.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/olivias-first-birthday Happy "First" Birthday Olivia

Blank Slate Photography by Carey specializes in an array of boutique portrait sessions for the whole family.  As for Blank Slate's lifestyle brand, I capture milestone events for all sorts of families, to include engagements, weddings, maternity, birth, newborn, birthdays, graduations, and much more!  I take pride in getting to share these special moments with my clients -- my clients almost always become close friends and for the most part, they become an intrinsic part of the Blank Slate family.

 

I can't believe it has been almost a year since I featured Miss Olivia's newborn portraits and now, I'm shooting her First Birthday !!! Before Miss Olivia was born, I was chosen to photograph her parents' maternity photos, then Olivia's newborn photos, and now this huge milestone, her "first" birthday!

 

Just within the last couple of weeks, Olivia has learned to walk and we could barely keep her still long enough to take her photos -- she was practically running circles around us all but with her mom and grandma's help, we were able to capture some of the cutest photos ever !!! Her mom and I also had a blast decorating for the Cake Smash portion of the photo shoot, it was Pink Overload !  And, Olivia's favorite part, that deliciously sweet cake her mama made ... so let's wish Miss Olivia a "Very Special First Birthday" and LET HER EAT CAKE ! 

 

For more details and to schedule your Lifestyle Portrait Session, call Carey Ann at (832) 855-0866 cell or (832) 800-4291 studio,

 
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Career Portrait Session | The Giovanni Realty Team http://blankslatephotographybycarey.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/giovanni-realty-team A Career Portrait Session Sneak Peek - shot on location at The Vintage Park

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carey@photographybyblankslate.com (Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Career Portraits Headshots http://blankslatephotographybycarey.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/giovanni-realty-team Wed, 03 Aug 2016 21:27:11 GMT
Career Portrait Session | Tyra with Tyra Baxter Properties http://blankslatephotographybycarey.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/tyra-baxter-properties

Thank you to Tyra for an amazing Career Portrait Session !!!  Truly, it was a pleasure to shoot with Tyra and without a doubt, we were able to capture an array of beautiful portraits, perfect for her real estate business brand - "Tyra Baxter Properties". 

 

Both Tyra and I met through our real estate brokerage firm, JLA Realty, and quickly became friends.  Not only are we both new, up-and-coming realtors, but we are also both creative artists.  Tyra is a talented, freelance illustrator who studied at the Art Institute of Houston and is currently working with other realtors in our networking circle and creating hand-drawn, custom home portraits for real estate clients.

Tyra Baxter Properties Official Website  |  Tyra Baxter Properties Facebook

For Tyra's session, we decided to shoot most of her career headshots in my home studio.  And, for her editorial-styled portraits, we bravely endured the Texas heat and ventured outdoors to shoot on-location at Vintage Park.

 

Below, is a sneak peek from Tyra's session, as well as a brief sample of Blank Slate's Career Portraits to include career headshots and editorial-styled portraits, both in-studio and on-location.

 

 

 For more details and to schedule your Career Portrait Session, call Carey Ann at (832) 855-0866 cell or (832) 800-4291 studio,
 
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REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY by Blank Slate | Residential, Commercial & Editorial http://blankslatephotographybycarey.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/real-estate-photography  

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Leroy + Liza Beth's Engagement Session | Houston, Texas Wedding Photography http://blankslatephotographybycarey.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/leroy-liza-engagements More than 20 years ago, I met Liza Beth when she was just a toddler and now, I am shooting her engagement photos, what a JOY !!!  To watch a beautiful, young woman grow, mature and get married is such a remarkable privilege and I am extremely lucky to be a part of it.  When Liza Beth called and asked if I'd photograph her and Leroy's engagement photos, I jumped at the opportunity and couldn't wait to shoot!

 

Liza Beth and Leroy wanted to include part of Houston's iconic landscapes into their session and what better locations than Houston's Greg D. Hines Waterwall Park and the Museum of Fine Art's Cullen Sculpture Garden.  All three of us are transplants and not from Houston, so this was our first time visiting both places.  We were extremely pleased with the choices and if you have a chance to take in these sites, I highly recommend it -- perfect for a summer evening stroll with that special someone.

 

At the shoot, it was the first time I met Leroy and while I was getting to know him and shooting with them both, I knew right away these two were made for each other, they have that crazy-cute-couple-giddiness about them and I can tell they are both head over heals in love. 

 

Since it had been sometime since I had seen Liza Beth and was just meeting Leroy for the first time, I wanted to know more about how they both met and got engaged -- here is their Love Story ...

 

In 2010, Liza Beth and Leroy met and quickly fell in L O V E -- Liza Beth says it was Leroy's cooking that actually won her heart first.  They met while working together and almost immediately, the two became the best of friends.  To this day, they both spend all their quality time together and love to stay active. 

Their shared hobbies include rock climbing, running, long walks at the lake with their dogs, concerts, shopping and exploring the City.  They also consider themselves "foodies" and love tasting new foods, and Leroy is quite the cook.  Liza Beth also says they enjoy binging on their favorite TV shows and watching "nerdy" movies such as Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and the Marvels.  Liza Beth says, they simply prefer to just chill out over good food and drinks, and try to vacation whenever possible.  As a matter of fact, they both just got back from a birthday trip to the sandy beaches of South Padres Island, Texas.

And, after my own curiosity and yes, lurking on Leroy's Facebook (like any good aunt would do), I quickly discovered Leroy and I have something in common, finally a fellow Thronie (aka, Game of Thrones fan) !!!  This confirms my initial thoughts ... he's perfect for Liza Beth.

On July 25th, their 5th year dating anniversary, they came home after a long day at work, got in their cozy pajamas and exchanged anniversary gifts.  She gave him a Coach wallet and he gave her a ring!  Leroy opened the ring box and popped the question, he completely caught Liza Beth off guard but of course, she wholeheartedly said YES!

Liza Beth says, after 6 years of dating, they are finally getting married and that she couldn't be prouder, she can't wait to marry her best friend and "steal his last name".  She says, "I love Leroy more than anything" and on April 22, 2017 on South Padre Island, Texas, she will get to prove just that when the two finally become one -- Mr. and Mrs. Leroy and Liza Beth Garza.

 

Leroy and Liza Beth are beyond thrilled to share their engagement news and photos with all their friends and family, so without further ado, here's a peak at Leroy & Liza Beth's "Save The Date" announcement and engagement session photos.

 

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carey@photographybyblankslate.com (Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Engagements Lifestyle Wedding http://blankslatephotographybycarey.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/leroy-liza-engagements Fri, 08 Jul 2016 12:05:48 GMT
HEADSHOTS + CAREER PORTRAIT SESSIONS http://blankslatephotographybycarey.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/headshots-career-portrait-session
 
As a professional Photographer and Real Estate Agent, Carey Ann knows first hand the importance of making a great first impression and marketing "yourself" and your brand.  Professional portraits are essential to taking your business to the next level and Carey Ann can help you do just that with her career portrait photography.
 
For Career Portrait sessions, Carey Ann styles her portraits to be both professional and editorial|business, letting the client's personality show in their images.  Her portrait sessions are also designed and styled to fit her client's wants and needs.  Some professionals prefer suit & tie portraits, some prefer a more casual approach, either way Carey Ann will work with you to put your best "face" forward!
 
Carey Ann is offering two types of career portrait packages, "In-Studio" or "Outdoor | On Location". 
 
 
IN-STUDIO SESSION PACKAGES
Session rates vary and start at $59 + tax

 
In-Studio sessions are shot in Carey Ann's Spring/Klein home studio, however, if you have an office staff of 10 or more who are interested, she can travel and setup to shoot at your office location.  For in-studio sessions, Carey Ann uses her studio lighting and custom backdrops (white, black, egg shell and gray).  If your office has great window lighting in your conference, meeting or waiting areas, she can shoot in these areas as well using natural lighting and posing techniques.  Mix it up, it's client's choice.  
 
 
 
OUTDOOR, ON-LOCATION PACKAGES
Sessions rates vary and start at $125 + tax
 
 
For outdoor, on-location sessions, Carey Ann will work with you to plan and coordinate a personalized session package priced and coordinated just for you at a mutually convenient location and time.

 

Career Portrait Packages Include:

-  complimentary digital image package
 
- additional digital images sold separately - $20 each
 
- headshot & editorial portrait mix options
(headshot or 1/2 body options - no full body for in-studio settings)
 
-  retouched, fully edited images
 
-  print & web-resolution sized images
 
-  private, online proofing gallery
 
-  commercial use release
 
-  1-3 outfit change options
 
-  24-48 hour delivery of digital image proofs
 
-  Allow up to 7 business days for final image delivery
 
- Rush service option is available (fee)
 
- professional print product package options
 
- no travel fee required within 20 miles of Spring/Klein area for outdoor, on-locations sessions
 
- convenient payment methods, cash, credit or PayPal
 
- 8.25% Sales Tax will be applied
 
 
 
 For more details and to schedule your Career Portrait Session, contact Carey Ann at (832) 800-4291 or via carey@photographybyblankslate.com  |  www.photographybyblankslate.com
 
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carey@photographybyblankslate.com (Blank Slate Photography by Carey) business career portraits editorial headshots lifestyle portraits http://blankslatephotographybycarey.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/headshots-career-portrait-session Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:56:48 GMT
The Sweetest Thing | Miss Olivia Renee - Houston, Texas Newborn Photography http://blankslatephotographybycarey.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/9/olivia_renee At ONLY seven days old, Miss Olivia Renee is absolutely the sweetest thing!  Parents, Crystal and Wes, are purely smitten by their beautiful daughter and of course, I am over the moon to have been able to capture their portraits; first with the parents' maternity photos and second, with Miss Olivia's newborn session.  Miss Olivia was definitely a queen for the day!

This family wished for a miracle, and shortly after, Miss Olivia arrived! Congratulations to Crystal and Wes on their new bundle of joy.

Miss Olivia Renee

August 23, 2015

8 lbs. 2 oz.


For more details on our newborn and maternity sessions, visit our Website at www.photographybyblankslate.com

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Little Miss Lillie Turns ONE !!! | Blank Slate Photography by Carey http://blankslatephotographybycarey.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/8/lillie What a DOLL, Miss Lillie is just about to turn ONE YEAR OLD !!  To celebrate such a special milestone, Miss Lillie and her parents, April and Chris, chose to take family photos and let Miss Lillie play in cake and bubbles !!  Oh, to be a baby again.

Amazingly, just a few short years ago, I was taking April and Chris's engagement and wedding photos -- that is the circle of life and I am truly blessed to be a part of their special moments.

Happy Birthday Miss Lillie Vanessa, may you have many wonderful and playful years to come.

 

For more details on our milestone, cake smash and family sessions, visit our Website at www.photographybyblankslate.com

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A Beautiful Morning in the Park with Crystal & Wes | Blank Slate Photography by Carey http://blankslatephotographybycarey.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/7/Crystal_Maternity A beautiful morning in the park among the hanging moss and stunning sunshine yielded an amazing photo session with first time parents, Crystal & Wes.  Wes doted on both mom and the baby belly, and Crystal was absolutely glowing.  In less than a month their miracle baby, Olivia, will be here and I am beyond excited to capture her newborn photos !!!  Without a doubt, Miss Olivia is going to be blessed with the "coolest" parents on the block !!

 

For more details on our maternity, newborn & family sessions, visit our Website at www.photographybyblankslate.com

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carey@photographybyblankslate.com (Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Lifestyle Maternity http://blankslatephotographybycarey.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/7/Crystal_Maternity Wed, 22 Jul 2015 22:09:15 GMT
I ♥ Second Shooting Weddings | Carey Ann Johnson, a premier wedding & portrait photographer http://blankslatephotographybycarey.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/second-shooter WEDDING ASSISTANT  |  WEDDING SECOND SHOOTER

ABOUT ME

Currently, I am a "boutique" photographer who shoots an array of photography genres to include weddings and portraits.  As a growing photographer, I continue to build my client base and network regularly with other talented photographers in my area.  Since I am still in the initial stages of building the wedding side of my business, I have branched out independently to assist and second shoot for other wedding photographers who can benefit from my experience ... and vice versa


WHY HIRE ME

Why hire me to assist or second shoot?  For several reasons, but mainly for my ability to deliver quality and emotionally, story driven photographs.  As the industry of photography, especially wedding photography, continues to grow, so should we as photographers and we should take that extra initiative to learn as much as we can from each other.  As a second shooter or even as an assistant, I get to learn different techniques and shooting styles, not to mention some wedding day challenges I might not yet have experienced, all the while getting to share what I know, too - a great benefit for everyone in the mix.

 

Not all weddings are the same, however, I am extremely familiar with the flow of a traditional wedding and more than able to jump in with both feet.  For those less than traditional weddings, I am an excellent communicator and pride myself on getting to know just what each primary photographer's needs and expectations are, and coordinate with them to make sure everything about that day runs smoothly.  I have a background of working well under pressure and major time constraints, so my friendly smile and personality comes in handy when we work together as a team to deliver and make the client HAPPY!

 

From arriving early to assist with equipment packing/unpacking; lighting setups; shooting the venue, details, pre-ceremony prep, ceremony and reception backup; wedding party roundup and formals; backing up and/or culling images, ETC., I've got you covered.

 

EQUIPMENT

My experience is as a Canon shooter with a mix of lenses.  As for lighting, I am experienced with both on and off camera flash and lighting techniques using speedlites and stobes.  Also, you have the option to hire me to shoot with my equipment and/or with yours.  Currently, my available equipment includes:

  • Canon 5D Mark II
  • Canon 7D
  • Canon 70-200mm 2.8 IS
  • Sigma 35mm 1.4
  • Canon 50mm 1.4
  • Canon 85mm 1.8
  • Multiple Speedlites
  • CF Cards (prefer to shoot with primary's cards, however, I do have my own ranging in 4 to 16 gbs)

 

RATES

My rates are negotiable depending on dates, time and location, however, I do require a minimum of 4 hours of service.  Depending on location, a minimal travel fee may be necessary.

  • Wedding Assistant - $15-20 hr. depending on primary's needs
  • Wedding Second Shooter - $45 hr. (w/my equipment) or $35 hr. (w/your equipment)

CONTACT ME

Again, I absolutely love working and networking with wedding photographers and professionals in my area and should you wish to inquire as to my availability, feel free to contact me via carey@photographybyblankslate.com.

 

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carey@photographybyblankslate.com (Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Photographers Photography Coach Second Shooter Wedding Assistant http://blankslatephotographybycarey.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/second-shooter Wed, 15 Apr 2015 04:30:01 GMT
"To The Moon And Back" Little Miss Avery | Newborn Session - Blank Slate Photography by Carey http://blankslatephotographybycarey.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/Newborn_Session_Avery  

What a pleasure it was to get to photograph this sweet little princess' newborn portraits - Welcome Miss Avery !!  At two weeks old, she was absolutely adorable and definitely a natural in front of the camera.  Little Avery was quite the curious one and wanted to be awake almost the entire time and enjoy every minute of our entire session, and according to mom, happily slept the whole next day!

As first time parents, Avery's mom and dad are amazing with her and extremely blessed with such a beautiful family.  She's going to definitely be a "daddy's girl" and loved "to the moon & back" (and them some)!  I can't wait to shoot with Ms. Avery and her family again in a few months. 

 

For more details on our maternity, newborn & family sessions, visit our Website at www.photographybyblankslate.com

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Maternity, Newborn & Family Portraits

What sets Carey Ann apart from other photographers is her desire to give each and every client an extremely enjoyable and memorable photo session experience.  She takes the time to get to know her clients personally, determines exactly what they desire in their photos, and she brings those expectations to life in her images.  She goes above and beyond to present her clients with not only photos, but works of art they will cherish for a lifetime.

 

"One of my most passionate and rewarding photography genres to shoot is maternity and newborn portraiture.  Maternity and newborn portraiture allows me the opportunity to photograph and document my clients' special journey from pregnancy thru the first year of their child's life, which for me is truly a blessing and an honor. 

That breathtaking joy and emotion that my clients get when they see their images for the first time is simply amazing and exactly why I became a photographer. "

 

Maternity & Newborn Packages include:

Digital Image Packages sold in increments of 5, 10, 20 & 25

Convenient payment plans available for bundled packages

Beautifully edited and artistically enhanced images

A private, viewing album of best images

Maternity wardrobe & newborn prop consultation

On-location, in-studio or at-home location choices

An array of print, digital & product packages to choose from

Ask about our artfully crafted and designed folio albums, perfect for showcasing all session images

 

For more details, contact Carey Ann via carey@photographybyblankslate.com

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"What To Wear" - Wardrobe Styling

We believe that the photo session should be all about you and your personal style.  At Blank Slate, we like to keep portraits natural and simple, focusing on the person, not the clothes. 

When choosing what to wear, coordinate a wardrobe with solid colors, staying clear of crazy, bold  prints and patterns.  Always keep in mind the weather, your location and the photo setting when choosing your fashion style.  If you have hats, props or anything sentimental you would like to use in your photos, don’t forget to bring them along.
 

  • For families, simply try to coordinate your clothes so that everyone blends well together and compliments each other, again choosing solid colors and minimal prints and patterns.  Most importantly, we ask that everyone be prepared and dressed prior to the session.  These are full-body type portraits so consider your outfits from head to toe.

 

  • For newborns, no wardrobe at all !  The best photos are those naked and swaddled in a sweet, cozy blanket. Accenting your baby’s photos with colorful blankets, cocoons, cloths, hats, or hair accessories is just about all we will need, and Blank Slate has a ton to choose from. If you prefer a diaper, we recommend a stylish diaper cover, plain or ruffled.  ETSY.com is fab for hats, accessories and wraps.

 

  • For children and babies, solid colors with cute and colorful accessories are perfect.  Hats, scarves, tutus, jackets, etc., but most of all think of comfort.  We want to keep them as natural and comfortable as possible so that their cute personalities shine through, and definitely keep the weather in mind.

 

  • For maternity, comfort is key.  Flowing dresses, button-down shirts, tops, sweaters, comfy jeans, flowing fabric, etc., just as long as we are able to expose mommy’s belly easily and comfortably.  This session should reflect and flatter your personal style and capture this special occasion for a lifetime.  

 

  • For high school seniors, whatever you want that will reflect the stylish and fun you!  During your session, you will have enough time to change several times, so choose outfits that make a statement about you, your personality and your interests.  I have a whole board dedicated to fashion and posing ideas, and styling and inspirational tips on my Pinterest page.

 

  • For boudoir, choose 3 to 4 of your favorite lingerie items or simply something you are most comfortable wearing and that you feel the most beautiful inside-out, maybe even something special for his or her eyes only, and don’t forget the accessories.  The option for personal styling, hair and makeup is available.

 

For more information on wardrobe choices, contact Carey Ann via carey@photographybyblankslate.com


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Scheduling Your Session

The creative fee

Our creative fees vary and depend on the specifics of your session, or event, and cover our photographer’s time, talent, travel, equipment and post-image processing.  Professional prints, products and digital image packages are priced and sold separately and are not included in the creative fee.

 

Scheduling your session

We encourage all of our clients to schedule their photo sessions as far in advance as possible.  For those clients who wish to reserve Blank Slate for special event photography, the sooner you schedule the better.

All sessions are reserved with a $150 non-refundable retainer which is later applied toward the cost of your session.  Final payment is due at the time of your photo session.  If travel is involved or if the event falls shortly after scheduling, full payment in advance may be required.  Weddings are the exception.

We offer several convenient payment methods and plans to fit our client's budgets.  Cash, Credit Card and PayPal are accepted.

For all prints and product orders, payment is due at the time of placing your order.  


The consultation

An initial consultation is scheduled with each of our clients prior to the photo session so that we can get better acquainted and to discuss the client's session ideas, expectations and preparation tips.  The initial consultation also gives us the chance to discuss custom packages, location choices, wardrobe options and styling ideas.  A model/client release will also be provided at the initial consultation.

 

Location...location...location

One of the most important details when planning your session is choosing a location; where exactly you want to take your photos.  Whether it is on-location or in the comfort of your own home, Blank Slate will coordinate that right location just for you.


On-location sessions

Our on-location sessions are coordinated and designed using natural lighting techniques and simplistic backgrounds.  Here are a few on-location suggestions:

  • The local park, playground
  • Warehouses, old buildings - old brick walls make GREAT backdrops
  • Fields, barns
  • Urban, downtown areas
  • Trains, old cars, bridges
  • Rivers, lakes, mountainsides
  • Football stadiums, baseball fields, skate parks
  • Museums, historical sites
  • Coffee shops and old diners
  • Your home - great windows, perfect for natural light

 

Studio sessions

All studio sessions are by appointment only and scheduled Tuesday through Saturday.  We offer both natural and studio lighting for our tailored and styled sessions. 

 

Your Images

Blank Slate clients can expect to view their “proofs” within just a few days of your session via our private, online viewing album.

All Blank Slate images are stored up to 14-days for convenient ordering and then archived for up to three (3) months.  Due to limited archival storage space, images are deleted after three (3) months (with the exception of weddings).

For weddings, please allow 4-6 weeks to coordinate your images and to prepare for post-image processing.  Due to the volume of images, this process does require additional time and special attention.  Images are archived for up to one (1) year.

 

To schedule your session, contact Carey Ann via carey@photographybyblankslate.com

 

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carey@photographybyblankslate.com (Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Schedule Your Session http://blankslatephotographybycarey.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/Scheduling Sun, 05 Apr 2015 15:59:55 GMT
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Weddings by Blank Slate

Weddings by Blank Slate offers a wide array of wedding packages to fall in love with.  Whether your wedding is traditional or non-traditional, small or large, Carey Ann can accommodate your personal style and wish-list.

 

Wedding by Blank Slate offers "all-inclusive" wedding packages:

 

The Classic

A package designed for small weddings, anniversaries & elopements

Up to 4 hours wedding day coverage with one photographer

High resolution images on USB & online client album for viewing & sharing

 

The Luxe

Up to 8 hours wedding day coverage with one or two photographer options

High resolution images on USB & online client album for viewing & sharing

One complimentary A La Carte session

 

The Platinum

Up to 8 hours wedding day coverage, two photographers

High resolution images on USB & online client album for viewing & sharing

Two complimentary A La Carte sessions

$250 credit toward a luxury album purchase

 

** Ask about our Destination Wedding Package **

A La Carte Engagements, Bridal & Boudoir Sessions

 

We offer a vast array of fine prints, custom luxury albums and additional digital image collections.

Convenient payment options and plans are available to suit your needs.

Blank Slate is fully insured and loves to work with coordinators and all types of wedding venues.


Is your wedding outside our local area?  Not a problem, we are fully equipped to travel worldwide for your special event.

For more about our wedding packages, contact Carey Ann via carey@photographybyblankslate.com

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carey@photographybyblankslate.com (Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Bridal Celebrations Cultural Destination Weddings Weddings http://blankslatephotographybycarey.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/Weddings Sun, 05 Apr 2015 15:45:14 GMT
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Beauty by Blank Slate

Beauty by Blank Slate portrait sessions are individually designed and stylized for all types of clients.  Carey Ann works with a team of professional stylists and offers an array of beauty packages to choose from which include hair, makeup & wardrobe styling.


Blank Slate’s brand for contemporary and conceptual portrait photography.

Glamour

Beauty & Fashion Editorials

Pinup & Rockabilly

 

Beauty sessions prices vary, contact Carey Ann for details via carey@photographybyblankslate.com

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carey@photographybyblankslate.com (Blank Slate Photography by Carey) Beauty Editorial Fashion Glamour Pinup Rockabilly http://blankslatephotographybycarey.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/Beauty Sun, 05 Apr 2015 15:18:14 GMT