Host Your Own Portrait Party with Tom Carr Photography
Professional photography sessions for all of your guests at a very affordable cost to everyone! The best part is, the host receives a minimum of $50 worth of prints FREE!
What is a Portrait Party?
Portrait Parties are a wonderful new way for you and your friends to have professional portraits taken in an exciting and affordable way. Portrait Parties take place in your home (if you are hosting) or a location of your choosing. You invite 8 to 12 friends or families to the party and for your hard work as host, you enjoy credits toward your portraits (based on the sales of the other families). It’s an easy and fun opportunity to have beautiful portraits made of your family in a relaxed and fun environment. Host will also receive special gifts for each party attendee who then hosts their own party.
How do Portrait Parties work?
The Portrait Party is organized by the host. You provide the location, snacks and drinks, activities, the guest list, and the session schedule. Sessions will be 20 minutes long (perfect for little ones who do not like sitting for photos, or for older ones who like it even less!). Guests enjoy a fun time together and a professional portrait session. It’s a great time for everyone involved!
Guests are required to pay a $25 session fee in advance which will then be applied to their online purchase from the gallery after the party. The host is responsible for collecting the $25 session fee from each guest prior to the date of the party. We require a minimum of 5 people to agree to participate in the party with a maximum of 15. Discuss dates with your guests to see which dates will work best for all of you. Think of the best location (Spring & Summer sunshine make parks and backyards work lovely). Once your date is set you can put together an invitation and get the party started!
In about a week after the party, each persons images will go on line for viewing and placing orders. The guests will then have 10 days to place their order directly from the gallery, eliminating you from dealing with all the hassle of keeping track of all of the individual orders. Once all of the orders are placed, the host will then have 10 days to place their own order based on credits from their guests’ purchases. Feel free to to get creative with your ideas and style for your party. The more creative the better! The sky is the limit.
How do I schedule a Portrait Party?
Simple! Just complete the form and submit it and we will be in touch to discuss your party date and to get you the forms needed to put your party together. We will help you step by step through the planning process to ensure your party runs smoothly and wonderfully! We can even help put together an invitation which you can send out by email or postal mail. Contact me and let’s get started!
What are my responsibilities as a Portrait Party host?
The Portrait Party is organized by the host, so you are the key ingredient to a fabulous and successful experience. Hosts invite guests, coordinate the bringing of snacks and drinks, and organize the session schedule (we can discuss the schedule as you’ll want to book your sessions as close together as possible to ensure the most sessions and thus, the most possible credits towards your own order! We will provide the scheduling forms). The host is responsible for collecting the $25 session fee from each guest prior to the date of the party. Successful hosts also follow up with their guests with reminders on how and when to place orders. The more effort you put in, the more credits you’ll come out with for your own portrait order.
Do I receive free portraits if I host a Portrait Party?
Absolutely! The number-one benefit of hosting your own party (aside from the fun factor) is to build enough credits to pay for your family portraits. It’s a great way to buy those larger pieces that you wouldn’t normally purchase (like large canvas prints). Sure, it’s a bit of work, but after hosting your first party, you will find yourself looking forward to the next opportunity to host, and planning what great portrait products you’ll be purchasing next time! What a great way to collect precious and gorgeous memories of your family at little cost! And don’t forget- for each guest who then hosts their own Portrait Party, you will receive a special gift! What’s not to love about this?
What types of Portrait Party themes could I throw?
- Family & Friends
- High School Seniors
- Dance Class
- Sports Theme
- Preschool Classes or Play Groups
- Holidays or Seasons
- Create your own idea…the possibilities are endless!