We are observing the Mother’s Day holiday by honoring all shapes and sizes of families! Come and celebrate love and togetherness with a mini photo session. Who’s invited? EVERYONE! You don’t have to have kids to celebrate Mother’s Day, because we are celebrating family!
Get amazing, fun pictures with your loved ones!
Need a Mother’s Day gift and don’t have any ideas? This is it!! Use them for yourself or gift them to a special person in your life.
Fit in more photo sessions per year by utilizing mini-sessions.
Super fast and affordable! No reason why you can’t make room in your schedule.
Customize your photo time any way you want. Large group, individual photos of family members, Couples shots, or even squeeze in a much needed Head Shot!
Help to support your local theater! $30 of each session goes straight to ACT.
LIMITED SESSIONS! Once they sell out that’s it. So grab your time slot now!
MINI SESSION PACKAGE
ONLY $99 for our special EARLY BIRD and VIP BOOKERS!
$125 normal session price
10 Minute Time Slot
8 final edited photos
TWO backdrops to choose from!
Personalized Online Gallery
SUNDAY April 28th From 10am - 4pm
Asheville Community Theatre at 35 Below
35 E Walnut Street, Asheville, NC 28801
Read over our guidelines for this special Mini-Session day. This will give you all the important things you need to know.
MINI SESSION TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please arrive EARLY for your session. We recommend 20 minutes early so you can find parking, and have time to prep and be photo ready. Your 10 minutes starts PROMPTLY at your scheduled time, so if you’re late, you will not be able to get that time back. No refunds given for missed time.
As mentioned, your 10 minutes starts promptly and will go straight into photos. Please come dressed and ready to go. If you start your time slot late, there’s no way to make that time up.
The 8 final photos that will be delivered will be fully edited and delivered in high resolution format. Skin retouching is not included. Only general edits like light, color and cropping. The style of editing will be in keeping with Studio Misha previous works. The photos you receive will be up to the creative discretion of Studio Misha.
You get a photo release and your photos are yours to keep forever to do with what you like. Share, print, etc.
Up to 6 people can be included in the mini session at one time.
Payment in advance is needed in order to reserve your time slot. You can pay via paypal, see Step FOUR for full details. If you have any problems paying with paypal, or need an alternative way to pay ahead of time let me know ASAP.
No refunds upon cancellations. Your fee can be applied towards a future session with Studio Misha at regular price OR can be applied towards a future mini-session within 1 year. We still appreciate a timely cancellation if you need to, so that someone else can pick up your time slot.
There will be a general white background for close up headshots, and then a larger set up that can be added to child photos as needed. Please remember that we are not responsible for children who perhaps are not as into the photo shoot as you would like. We will do everything possible to keep them looking at the camera and enjoying their session, but please remember, kids cry and sometimes don’t smile if you want them to. The photos you get will be capturing whatever is happening in that 10 minutes, and sometimes, the beauty of a real moment can be just as special as a perfect pose.
Pick your time slot
Choose your time slot
ONLY 36 SLOTS AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING! So book ASAP
Then click below to fill out contract.
Fill out application form
We appreciate payment in full in order to reserve your time slot.
Pay via paypal directly to Studio Misha. Use the link below, and to avoid paying fees, please pick “Friend or Family” instead of service
(Account is under my maiden name Michelle Gongage)
If you need assistance paying online, or have any questions about alternative ways to pay, please contact me asap. I can assist you.
Get your outfits ready and get excited,
because this is going to be fun!
Please invite everyone! Share the facebook link
For questions please email Misha at email@example.com
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I WANT TO BOOK BUT AM HAVING DIFFICULTY. HOW CAN I STILL BOOK?
Simple! Call me :) I’m happy to help you through the process and answer any questions you have.
WHERE IS IT?
It’s at Asheville Community Theatre’s 35 Below. It’s around the back of the building from the main entrance. You will see a smaller awning and two glass doors at the back.
WHERE CAN WE PARK?
If you’ve ever been to ACT before you know the parking lot is on the small side. The parking spaces that are reserved for the lawyer’s office are open to park in on Sundays, so feel free to park there too. And if parking is full, remember that meters are free on Sundays, so you can park on the street. Also, Renaissance Hotel has a parking lot in the back, and then you just walk over. REMEMBER TO ALLOW TIME FOR PARKING! Arrive 20 minutes BEFORE your scheduled start time.
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
Good question. This is a great chance to get some pictures of you and your loved ones. So think about how you would like to remember yourselves in this time. It’s totally up to you! I can say that it IS nice to put on some nice or stylish outfits, but make sure you’re showing off your personality. Here are some tried and true tips that might help you.
wear something you love and feel comfortable in!
For more than 1 person in the photo, coordinate easily by picking a neutral color palate like any blue, grey, khaki, brown, etc, and then add a small color palate to it. Such as blues and purples, or fall colors, or spring colors. You don’t want to match, but you want to look coordinated.
Try and avoid very bright colors, like neons and bright white, or very loud patterns. But the pattern rule is not really a rule as I have seen many a beautiful pattern blended in with a group. Think subtle and pleasing to the eye so everyone blends together
For Head Shot Photos, You only have 10 minutes, so there’s no time for an outfit change. Pick one outfit you really love, that you’ll see mostly the top part of. Think about bringing a jacket or scarf, something you can easily layer on.
still don’t know? Check out Pinterest. They have millions of ideas for outfits and clothes :)
WHAT IF WE MISS OUR TIME?
Unfortunately if you miss your time slot, there’s no way push the next time slot if it’s booked. You are free to wait until a possible open time slot, OR until the end, where I might be able to squeeze you in. But this is why IT’S SO IMPORTANT TO SHOW UP EARLY! Remember that you have to find parking, and that might mean driving around, or parking at Renaissance and walking over. You also want to groom and check your faces, outfits, etc. So showing up early is a must!
HOW MANY PHOTOS DO WE GET?
You get 8 fully edited photos. These will be picked as the best of the session, taking into account people’s expressions and body posture, etc. Also I’ll be trying to send you a variety of what we shot, some vertical, some horizontal. It will depend on your group, or what kind of photo you are going for. Also remember that there will be an adult or group background of grey, and a kid friendly background. So you might have it split between the two. But the photos are yours to keep forever.
HOW DO WE GET OUR PHOTOS?
I will be emailing everyone the link to their own personal gallery. Make sure the email you give me is the one you want it sent to. You can view, share, and download directly from there. I highly suggest that you download them and back them up asap, since the gallery will not remain up forever.
HOW WILL WE KNOW WHAT TO DO? HOW TO POSE?
I will be guiding you through your whole process, so no worries. I' will be doing basic and easy poses, and also try and get everyone to relax and have fun. Bringing your family, I will do my absolute best to get your kids to smile or look at the camera, but we all know what will be will be. Try and prep them as best you can and remember, it’s only 10 minutes. And hey, sometimes kids making silly faces or not cooperating can be just as fun and memorable. So I’ll document real life, as it happens. And many years from now, it will bring a smile to your face :)
ARE PETS ALLOWED?
YES! They are family too! But please make sure your pets are people and kid friendly. Also, potty trained! You know your animal well, so if you think they are sociable and can handle the situation, bring them along. Just remember that you will be in the waiting room for a little bit, and other people, families and pets might be there too. So use your best discretion. You can also bring a carrier, so they only come out while we are in the session if that works. And don’t laugh when I bark like a dog to get there attention. It’s just what usually works best LOL
DO WE HAVE TO PAY AHEAD OF TIME?
AND WHERE CAN WE PAY?
Yes, you must pay ahead of time in order to book your time slot. In order to be fair we want people who take up a time slot to be a definite, so it doesn’t take a slot away from someone else that needs it. Read the payment section, step four, above for full details. And again, you can always call me with questions.