Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Family Reunion 2010 -- Activity Idea?

Hi Everyone,
I contacted a company that travels to different events and venues to set up "Olde Time Photos". Below is what they told me. The question for everyone is this--
  • Are you interested in having an old time photo of your family?
  • Are you willing/able to share some of the cost?
Please let me know your family's opinion so I can get back to them.

What we do: For a pre-paid fee, Old Time Photo will provide backdrops, costumes, and props for each guest we photograph. We can print your sepia portraits on-site, or mail them later. Family events are unique as they offer dynamic opportunities for heritage portraits such as: all sisters, multi-generational, cousins, etc. During your event, our primary concern is capturing as much imagery as your guests will allow. There is no min-max number of portraits or prints within reason. Printing off-site saves valuable event time. For a typical family reunion, I like to bring the images home to print them. Most folks like to see an 8x10 of the 'nuclear family' with 5x7s of the children, the parents together, maybe an 11x14 of a multi-generation portrait, etc.

$980 - Basic package includes up to five hours of your event. This will cover up to 70 prints, plus a CD with jpgs so you can have your images for family history and reprints. I also keep a copy of images, but I find that in every family there is usually a volunteer "historian" who loves to have the images on hand.


Catie McGee said...

I think this is a great idea. We have a reunion every year and always end up with some not-so fabulous family pics. However, Josh and I are (hopefully) having a baby in July and won't be able to make it.

Larry said...

While professional photo's might be nice, I would rather diminish the cost as much as possible. this is going to be one of the more expensive reunions with so many traveling and needing to rent places to stay. I'd encourage more people to come and settle for less other costs.