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  • Linda Maveri ...Seriously Fun Documentary &

    Vacation Home Photos & Film

    Whimsical, Non-Traditional, Irreverent ...

    With A Splash Of Mischief

    What is Family Vacation Home Photography?

    These are the photos you would like to have a photographer take at your "real" home, but you may not have had the time or energy to do so...or all your family and friends in one spot at the same time.

    Some of the many pluses to having your family photos taken at your vacation home:

    • You don't have to clean your house
    • Everyone is relaxed (It is a vacation, after all)
    • Vacation homes usually allow for "clutter free" backgrounds in photos
    • Chores don't need to get done
    • No one has to run off to work, school, or practice of some sort
    • Everyone is most likely in a playful frame of mind
    • Extended family and friends often stay or visit your vacation home ... so no hassles getting everyone together in one place ... even the dogs might be there
    • Everyone gets to be a part of the memories and fun. No one is left out.
    • The person who always ends up taking photos on vacation (like me) will be featured as a part of the family (for a change)

    Whether you go to the same resort year after year, or you choose to mix it up, you can plan for a great album, wall print, and slideshow photo shoot. How wonderful to see the good times chronicled for the family to look at year after year. We all love going back in time to see how everyone looked and what everyone was doing in years past.

    Activities can be as simple as cooking and eating family dinners, family dance night, game night, hot tub fun, baths and brushing teeth, or if you are a super creative family...bring on the costumes, the mystery dinners, or steampunk scavenger hunts.

    Go To LINDAMAVERI.COM to take a look at my main website...and a lot more mischief

  • What Do We Do First?

    Contact me using our contact section on this website, use the link below to go to my full website, or contact me at:
    LindaMaveri@gmail.com

    • You will say something like: Hey, we're coming to Central Oregon to stay in a vacation home and we want photos of our family.
    • I will say: Great! Let's do it. What day would you like to do your personalized shoot?

    I will send you an email and include:

    • Frequently asked questions 
    • Information about the kinds of things we can do
    • How to plan for the shoot (and since this is documentary photography, and your house is ready to go...there's not much to do)
    • Our fun family questionnaire (questions for your dog as well), so I can get to know each of you better before our photo shoot. I want to find out if you are a quiet, silly, loud, active, snuggly, costume loving type family and what types of things you like to do together. I also want to know if your dog is a diva or a shy introvert, rambunctious or a laid back snoozer
    • Pricing information -  I want you to know the cost of everything before your photo shoot, so you can relax and enjoy our time together

    What Happens Then?

    Email me with the following:

    • Choice of  1, 2, or 4 hour session
    • Your completed questionnaire
    • The date you would like your photo shoot
    • And then...complete our painless online contract

    Is There A Session Fee?

    • The session fee is included in your 1, 2, or 4 hour photo shoot investment
    • 50% of your vacation shoot investment is to be paid upon booking. Session fees are not refundable, however, you can change the date of your shoot up to 2 weeks before your photo shoot date
    • If you need to change the date, you may certainly do that (but this must be done at least two weeks before your planned shoot)

    Special Family Activities & Events

    You should plan 3 or 4 fun activities for your family to do while I'm there. Cooking, Snuggling in Bed, Bouncing on the Beds, etc. These activities make everyone more comfortable and get them engaged (even teens...well, most of the time). People will forget the camera is around. Examples: Family Making Picnic Sandwiches, Making Blanket Forts, Games With Grandma and Grandpa, Blowing Bubbles, Roasting Marshmallows (to name only a few)

    • Once you've booked your photo shoot, I'll send you a list of possible fun activities to plan for your family (Remember...these are just suggestions...I'd love to see what you come up with as a family)
    • Should you wish for us to travel around your resort for some photos, please let me know what types of things you might want photographed (family picnic, sack races, kite flying, etc.)

    Your Privacy

    I am the anti-poster. We have a family member who works in cyber security, and so I know all too well how social media can be wonderful, but also wreak havoc on our lives. Yes, I know...photographers love to share their work online...it's important for our business. I would love for you to share my work online and give me credit for the photos. I want the choice to be yours. So while most photographers are Snapchatting, Instagramming, Facebook posting, etc. I will be out taking great pictures of families...and you can feel secure that I won't put anything online that you don't approve ahead of time...and in writing.

     

    You Never Know What "Firsts" Will Happen At A Vacation Home

    You just never know what I might capture during my time with your family. I look forward to taking photos of some of your very favorite family memories.

     

    Whether you're in your jammies on the Polar Express ... or just lounging in your living room ... memories are being made

  • What Types Of Sessions Can We Get?

    For more information: See Frequently Asked Questions below the "Contact" section

     

    1 Hour Session

     

    In home or outdoor session

    • Unlimited number of family and friends staying at resort home with you
    • No outfit changes
    • 2 planned family activities
    • Slideshow presentation with music for your big reveal 
    • Receive 20-25 processed photos ready for you to share online (additional photos added when ordering Album)
    • $100 print credit for specially designed Album or Wall Prints

     

     

    2 Hour Session

     

    In home or outdoor session

    • Unlimited number of family and friends staying at resort home with you (Dogs are family too)
    • No outfit changes
    • 3 planned family activities
    • Slideshow presentation with music for your big reveal
    • Receive 35-40 processed photos ready for you to share online (additional photos added when ordering Album or Memory Box)
    • $200 print credit for 20 page specially designed Album or $125 print credit for Memory Box or Wall Prints

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    4 Hour Session

    "Day In The Life"

    In home, outdoor, or combination

    • Unlimited number of family and friends staying at resort home with you
    • Outfit change okay (especially if it's a costume)
    • Daily vacation life photos + up to 4 planned activities
    • Slideshow presentation with music for your big reveal
    • Receive 50+ processed photos ready for you to share online
    • 20 page (40+ images) specially designed Album
    • $150 print credit for Wall Prints or Memory Boxes

     

  • Contact Us

    Don't be afraid to reach out. You + Me = Awesome

    Main Website:
    LindaMaveri.com
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  • Go to my main website to see more of my Family and Fine Art Photography ...

    & learn a little bit "About Linda Maveri"

  • FAQs

    Serious Fun Is Our Goal

    All About Your Photo Shoot~

    Can we call you while we are at the resort:

    You certainly may. However, I would suggest you contact me well before your arrival so that I can keep your requested day available for you (perhaps even a month before your arrival, when possible ... as I can get very busy during certain seasons). Once you book your shoot, you'll have no worries that someone else has chosen the same day.

     

    How much is the session fee:

    Session fees are included in your vacation shoot investment. 50% of your vacation shoot investment is to be paid upon booking. Session fees are not refundable, however, you can change the date of your shoot up to 2 weeks before your photo shoot date.

     

    We hate posing for pictures!!! How much posing must we do:

    None! You're in luck. I am a documentary type family photographer, and as such, I capture you and your family living life the way you live it. No posing required. This is real life photography.

     

    Some family members may want a few posed photos, can we take a few of those, even though this is a documentary type photo shoot:

    We can. We can take a couple of posed shots, if it means a great deal to someone in the family.

     

    What do we wear:

    You can wear whatever you wish. I highly recommend you don't wear busy or crazy patterns (unless we are doing a super fun photo shoot with costumes, etc), or anything with logos. White tends to wash out many people, so think fun, solid color clothing.

     

    Time of day is important: If we are shooting outside, it would be best to shoot early mornings or late afternoon. The blazing sun makes for unflattering photos, with deep, deep shadows on faces, etc.

    Will we be able to text or call you:
    Of course. I will send you that information once I receive your session information.

     

    We see in your Price Guide that you have a special offering in your "Taylor Collection". How do we find out more about getting our own Family Story Book?

    The Family Story Book is very special, indeed. It not only shows the great photos we took at your photo shoot, but we'll add the story of what was happening, who was there, who said what, etc.

    It would definitely be my choice for a remembrance piece. Ask me about this option.

     

    What if we love a few prints so much we want them on our walls at home; how will we know what size prints will look best on our walls:

    See my main website at: www.LindaMaveri.com to see samples of wall prints sized correctly. If you want wall prints, I will have you send me a photo of your wall or walls, where you are thinking of hanging your images (phone photos are fine). I will then calculate the correct size(s) for prints on those walls. I will even show you a sample of how the prints you love, will look on YOUR wall, during your big reveal.

     

    Where can we see more of your work:

    I would love for you to see more of my documentary family photography, as well as my really creative series work that is currently on my website. There are also a few videos for you to watch. One is about my dog ..."Dogtor Nellie". She's a therapist who visits in hospitals, assisted living homes, schools, and reads with children at the local library. Her life is very busy. Go and check out her "Day In The Life" video. You can also take a look at the photos that are in my photo book entitled: MINDING

    Go to: www.LindaMaveri.com or click on the link below

     

    How do we get our photos:

    We will plan an online get-together so you can view your big reveal slideshow and we'll go through your images so you can hand pick your favorites (right then and there). I'll also show you what your prints will look like on your own walls. Then you can place your order for your album, special family story book, wall prints, or memory boxes. Once you've chosen your favorites and placed your order, they will be edited, processed, and toned according to my secret recipes, and sent off to my professional lab.

     

    How long will it take to get our photos (we'll try to be patient, but it's hard to wait):

    It will typically take between 2 and 4 weeks for your wall prints, albums, memory boxes, and family story books (depending on the season) to arrive at your door. I will do my best to get them to you asap, but I don't want you standing at the door waiting for the mail person each day. I will let you know when your items are on the way. Your wall prints will arrive matted and ready to frame (with exterior mat sizes that will make it easy for you to choose any frame you like, from any store in your area,...and at any price that fits your budget).

     

    If we play our cards right, can we upload our photos to Facebook, Instagram, etc.:

    You don't even have to know HOW to play cards. You will receive online ready files AND a slideshow with music, that you can share with family and friends.

     

    Can we just get the digital RAW files and print photos ourselves:

    No, that is not an option. I want you to have the best editing, toning, selection, high quality photos that will have true color and over a 100 year life, so I will do all the post-processing on your prints, and have the highest quality professional lab make your prints.

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    Serious Fun Is Our Goal

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    Our dog is a part of our family. Will you include our dog:

    This depends on your dog. I certainly won't place any stress on your dog, but we should be able to sneak in some shots even if you have a very shy dog. If your dog is a photo diva, then of course we will be able to get some fabulous shots of your four-legged BFF.

     

    Do we need to meet with you again after our shoot:

    I'll meet with you online, since you will most likely be back at your "real" home when your wonderful images are completed.

     

    Privacy:

    I am the anti-poster. We have a family member who works in cyber security, and so I know all too well how social media can be wonderful, but also wreak havoc on our lives. Yes, I know...photographers love to share their work online...it's important for our business. I would love for you to share my work online and give me credit for the photos. I want the choice to be yours. So while most photographers are Snapchatting, Instagramming, Facebook posting, etc. I will be out taking great pictures of families...and you can feel secure that I won't put anything online that you don't approve ahead of time...and in writing.

     

    I see that I can get a print credit with my photo sessions. What are the a la carte prices for Albums, Wall Prints, and Memory Boxes:

    See our Price Guide. Send me an email and I will send you the link to our Price Guide.

     

    Let's talk about our investment:

    I don't want there to be any surprises to your budget. Prices for Vacation Home Photography start at $450, including the session fee. Since my focus is on creating amazing tangible products, our most satisfied clients budget about $1200. This gives you a whole range of options to have matted wall prints, albums, and memory boxes to display in your home. Our online "magazine-like" Price Guide will show and explain everything to you in detail. Email me (in the Contact Us section) for the guide.

     

    Do you get rid of wrinkles and make everyone look like a star:

    This is not glamour portrait photography. I know it is sometimes difficult to see ourselves in photos. The great thing about documentary type photos is that there is usually some type of activity or action going on, and what we think of as our little flaws aren't as apparent as they would be when you are all sitting in a posed manner...on a sofa...with all the attention directed at your faces or bodies. Please keep in mind that the people who love you, and will want to remember the great times you had together, see you just the way you are each day. They will remember the fun you had tohether when they see you in the photos, they won't even see that new wrinkle. That being said, if there is something that truly bothers you, I will do my best to avoid that feature.

     

    Where can we see more information about wall prints, albums, and memory boxes:

    Click on the link to my main website (below) or send me an email (contact section below) and ask for our 40+ page online Price Guide that includes information about pricing, products, sessions, and more "About Me".


    Why is it so important that we have actual products as opposed to just digital files:

    During holidays, special events, deaths in the family ... people don’t gather around the old computer to reminisce about Grammy Ginny. It’s the box of old photos that gets passed around and brings up conversations, laughter, and tears. Also, every screen is different. My screen is calibrated for correct color and toning for printing, but photos on your screen and your friends' screens will look different.

    The colors may not be as bright and true. The toning may be off, etc.

     

    With ever-changing technology, people already have stacks of hard drives, external hard drives, CDs, DVDs, thumb drives, etc. full of pictures that will never be seen as technology changes. Yes, we now have cloud services, and they are great storage repositories. But let me ask you this, how often do you look at those files? Can you find the set of pictures you want to see when you want to see them? Many people I know have already lost numerous photos due to a variety of issues. And...what will happen to those items if you can't pay for the cloud, or you pass away and your children can't pay or don't know your password?

     

    That’s why I only sell a limited amount of items. I want my photography families to have memories they can hold on to and share for generations to come. Yes, you can get an online photo presentation with music, maybe even a bit of film included, and files ready for Instagram from me, but the items I really value for keeping your memories alive are ALBUMS, MEMORY BOXES, and WALL PRINTS. That’s it. If you are inclined to spend money on your photos, I want you to have something special. What would be better than to have an album or memory box of pictures taken each year to see how every member of the family has changed and grown, from kids to puppies, and from grandma’s new biker look to the latest in teen fashion.

     

  • Go to my main website to see more of my Family Documentary & Fine Art "Imagine Images Galleries ... & learn a little bit

    "About Linda Maveri"

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