These very special sessions are a great way to sneak a session in before the holidays.
Only six spaces (two left) available. Short and Sweet sessions just $150
a 30 minute Short and Sweet Session at a set location-see below for options($200 value)
25 handcrafted images to choose from in an online gallery
20% discount on any masonite Gallery Wall prints
All digital files and prints sold separately and available a la carte or in collections. See full menu.
Bradford Beach, Saturday, September 30th. 5:00 pm
Milwaukee River Boardwalk, Third Ward, Sunday, October 1st 5:00 pm
Once you book yours, tell your friends. Post this on Facebook, email it to a mom you know would love photos with Anna. Buy one for a friend her birthday. The whole idea behind us giving away the farm is, well . . . I love capturing the people I know and live with. It brings me joy! For every friend of yours that books with us you will receive another digital negative from your session!
Wall galleries are my passion. We know that everyone tells you to make sure you get digital files, but files don’t smile at you from your living room walls every morning. Files pile up in your drawer, your hard drive. Creating wall galleries that bring a smile to your face every time you walk by is what gets me up every morning. I can’t wait to help you get your wall of love started!
The small masonite wall gallery or “Wall of Love” is a starting point for building a larger gallery over the years.
Or go symmetrical with your Wall of Happiness. This special comes with four 8x8s but you can always upgrade to 10x10s or add more photos to multiply the joy.
Add more prints from this session or add to it over the years. These walls have a magic way of reminding you, on the hard days, that life is beautiful.
What is UnScripted? If you are already a fan of Anna’s work you know that she is not the kind of photographer that will seat you in a group, arrange your heads, your hands and then snap a photo of you all looking directly at the camera with pasted smiles. She is more likely to direct you to jump into a pile and tickle each other or tell fart jokes until your ten year old belly laughs (and stops that goofy fake smile he uses for school photo day). Anna also has a session style that is more documentary, capturing your family as you really are. Your home, your Golden Retriever (wink wink), you and your husband stealing a glance at each other over the kids’ heads (or was that a glare). These UnScripted shoots are less about putting everyone in place and shooting and more about capturing you all just being a family. After 24 years as a mother Anna can tell you that the photos you REALLY want are those real moments that wouldn’t be called portraits, but rather, real life, captured. Here are some examples:
Getting REALLY real– You can make your “real life” shoot as real or as polished as you choose. You might want to coordinate your family just so, or maybe you want me to show up and capture your bed-heads in PJ’s while you eat Saturday morning pancakes. That is totally up to you!
Do I get the digital files? This special comes with 1 full resolution (printable) digital files (normally only available for $200 with a collection purchase of at least $1300!) We will have a special offer for purchasing the rest of your files because you will love ALL of them.
Can I buy a package for someone? Yes! Just make sure you let them know the date restrictions so they don’t miss the awesome, insane savings!
Can we buy more than the 1 file? Absolutely! Of course you have the option to just keep what comes with this offer, but we can tell you now, you’re gonna love more than 1 photos! We have the full line of products available to you and we can go over those options when we meet for your photo reveal.
Can I just skip the photo reveal and review my photos online in my own time? We value your time and we value your experience. After 13 years providing full service to our customers we have learned that the best experience for you is to meet with us to make your selections and to let us help you with the best options for your photos your home and your budget. We promise this is the most pressure free appointment, Anna is just a guide in the process. The only thing we will insist upon, because we KNOW this is what you will be most happy with in the end, is that you make your selections that day. Don’t worry, though, we will give you at least 24 hours with your gallery before your meeting. It’s painless, we promise.
Okay, but what IS a wall gallery? Our wall galleries are created using real photographic prints on a masonite backer board, then laminated to protect the photos from dirty fingers and flying coffee (it works, I’ve ahem, tested it). They are then mounted on foam and attached to the wall via velcro and command strip adhesives that protect the walls from damage. They are awesome and unique. And they really are a show-stopper on your walls. Our Walls of Love have been bringing joy to families in California, Minnesota, Texas, Washington DC, Massachusetts, Oregon, Illinois, Washington state, Florida. . . okay, all over the U.S. for the last 13 years. A client or fan from San Francisco could walk into the home of a friend in Chicago and take one look at their Wall of Love and say “That’s an Anna Mayer wall, isn’t it?” The joy is real and we hear from clients ALL THE TIME about how much happiness their galleries bring.
How do we create a wall gallery? Don’t panic, Anna’s got this. She has been creating wall galleries for 13 years and she will walk you through the process of creating yours, from choosing the best photos to represent your family to deciding the layout (something layered and random or something more symmetrical and “clean”) and determining which size is the right scale for your available space.
But I don’t have a lot of wall space. Most of our clients don’t! One of the things we most love about these galleries is that they can be scaled to fit any space. From a small wall between doors in a hallway to an epic living room wall with vaulted ceilings. We promise, you have space for this and you will LOVE how it brings joy and life to your walls.
What should we wear?
Step one: don’t panic and don’t overthink it. Twenty years from now you will just see the beautiful faces of your now-grown children (and maybe you’d laugh and your most carefully chosen clothing, anyway). But for those who like a plan:
We have put together a What to Wear What to Wear Pinterest idea board with some good ideas for building your palette from.