Premier School Portraits

For about a hot second I worked for a well known school photo company a long long time ago.  I would come home and cry it was so terrible.  I never thought I would actually be back in the school business. BUT!!! Here I am! It is WAY different than what it was when I first started because it’s the way I want to do it.  Regular school photos are just so so so terrible.  Why do people still buy them? I felt so happy last year when I checked “please do not photograph my child” on my son’s spring photo form.  He also equally enjoyed  sweatpants that day.  So I’m ramping up my school portraits and I’d like to call it “premier school portraits” to really set it apart from what parents and kids are use to.

Sibling photos? Yes, please!

There are many many reasons I think this type of portraits for school is better but one of the reasons
I am going to share with you today is that it gives
CONFIDENCE
to the students! If you had school photos of you like this wouldn’t you LOVE them???

Vertical and horizontal – totally an option. 

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What to wear Wednesdays: Rent the Runway

Personally this week I’ve been on CLOUD 9! It’s been such a productive hustle over here.  Before I got started in my own business I would watch the hours click by on the clock just waiting for my last art class of the day to go home so that I could go home.  And I definitely lived for the holidays.  But now? I work every single day.  I totally wouldn’t change it though because I LOVE IT! It definitely has it’s perks….but not going lie, it also has it’s disadvantages.  Being an entrepreneur is often lonesome and really really fearful!

But like I said this week has been awesome!!!! My highlights have been getting my new style guide hot off the press, launching my first and awesome Family Rep Program, AND (this one is SO BIG!!) two VERY well known photographers recognizing my photography work – I literally squealed and did a happy dance – actually I’m still doing that.

I also was REALLY excited because a few weeks ago I wrote about how red was the new color for Fall 2017. Then this popped over into my inbox….

Have you heard of rent the runway? If you’ve read my style guide (which all my client get upon booking!) then you know that I LOVE IT! It’s a great way to not spend a ton of money on gorgeous runway looking dresses to look like a BILLION dollars for your photo session. And look at that red dress?! You can find just the right red dress for you right here! 

I’d love to see this dress paired with a crimson tie for your guy, floral with crimson hues dress for your little girl, and deep red suspenders and bow tie from London Jae Apparel 

 

That’s it for now! If you’d like to read other “what to wear” ideas go to the top and just search “what to wear”. See you next week!

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Time to schedule your senior sessions!

Senior year is a sprint! And it’s here! I’ve already heard that seniors are ordering caps and gowns and it’s such a great time of the culmination of hard work and great memories. I had such a great time photographing these group of friends! Thank you Carol, Karan, Keegan, Kelly, Abi, and Nathan!! You rocked it!

You’ll want to remember these times! AND like I always say (are you getting tired of it?!) seeing your senior’s photos (especially after they’ve left the house!) helps you love and appreciate them even more….and we all need a little more of that in our lives.  Looking at your senior photos from our experience will not only help you remember that time but will help you remember how you felt during that year.  

How to book your senior session? Head over here – senior sessions are the 2 hour sessions.
For the last 20-30 minutes, seniors get to invite their friend or family for a itty-bitty session.

Location: Friends of Furneaux Creek, Carrollton Texas

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Update (amazing!) style guide is here!

It’s here!!! I’ve been planning this out for about a year now and I’m so excited to release my magazine style guide! There is even NEW information! This is one of the changes that I’m making to Kaitlin Roten Photography.  This is one of the first changes and more can be expected after the first of the year….the anticipation!

One more thing before you go – have you heard about my Family Rep Program? If you’ve ever thought about booking a family session with me this is a NO BRAINER! It’s the same cost as a family session BUT you get HUGE BONUSES! Complimentary mini-shoots, styled shoots, and an heirloom locket of a favorite family photo from your experience with me.  Hop on over to the page to read and apply for it – applications are due in ONE WEEK!!!

Here’s a sneak peak of my style guide! 19 pages of helpful information you get when you book a session with me.  It will help you know what to expect, what to bring, and what most people spend the majority of their time on WHAT TO WEAR! 

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Eric and Amanda

A few favorites from an awesome early morning perfectly dressed couple! Wowzers!
I’ve been begging for someone to wear a tulle skirt and it finally happened! Look how awesome it looks on camera!

engagement session couple in field

Having photos printed in your house for all to see! It’s just not about you.  It’s about the time we’ve both invested in this photo experience.  It’s also about your future children and their children seeing these photos of how you both love each other so much! It’s much more than seeing photos – it’s about experiencing the love between the two of you that will pass down from generation to generation!

wall gallery

couple

Love the details here.  These are going straight to my style guide magazine!
Hot off the press this week! I’m so excited!!!
Having details in your session make your session look more editorial.

details

groom

Eric and Amanda – thank you so much for such a great beautiful session! It was so great to listen to your love story.
Can’t wait to photograph you both again!

engagement session

Huge thanks for Jennifer Peterson of Lip Lock Smooches for awesome make-up!

bride

Location: First United Methodist Church, Carrollton Texas

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Family Rep Program

HURRY APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY SEPTEMBER 12th! 

Applications have ended for this year’s Family Rep Program.  If you have interest in joining for next year, fill out this form to let me know!

family of 4 in field

I have a super excited announcement to share!! I’m launching a Family Rep Program!

I will be taking applications for families (of at least 3) to be apart of my new spokesperson program.  This means to be the face of Kaitlin Roten Photography for an entire year.  Spokesmodels are chosen through an application process and receive countless perks including complimentary mini sessions, images to share on social media, styled shoots, cash bonuses, heirloom lockets and more!

 HURRY APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY SEPTEMBER 12th! 

family tea party

If you’ve been thinking about scheduling a session with me this is a NO brainer! You receive cash back for any referrals who book through you!

Applicants will be chosen based on their outgoing personalities, involvement in the community and excitement for your upcoming year!

Application for the Family Rep Program

Please read spokesmodel responsibilities carefully before applying.

Being a spokesmodel for Kaitlin Roten means you have the opportunity to represent the face of the best of the best families in the North Dallas for a whole year! Spokesmodels receive countless perks including a complimentary mini session at the beginning of the year, digital images to share online with friends, a full family session, cash bonuses, and more! I am also going to hint at heirloom lockets – ahhh!! I  cannot wait to work with an amazing group of 2018 families! Before applying, please read the following. Applications are due on SEPTEMBER 12, 2017.

Chosen spokesmodels are required to:

  • Attend a meet + greet event on September 22 at 6:30pm in Carrollton (come and go)
  • Participate in mini sessions with the full team on Saturday, October 21
  • Use Kaitlin Roten Photography as their sole photographer during the year
  • Post on social media frequently about Kaitlin Roten Photography (about 2-3x per month)
  • Book your family session with Kaitlin for a total of $199 (This is the only payment or fee ever required with the spokesmodel program and can be earned back through referrals. Wall art and products are extra.)

 

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