How much does it cost to participate in the 50 over 50 Project?
The participation fee is only $249 plus tax. This fee is due at time of booking as it will hold a date and time just for you on my calendar and it also allows me to secure a professional hair and makeup artist for your session. It also covers the pre-session consultation, photoshoot, and one image of your choice to be retouched and printed as a 5x7 and matted to 8x10. Our hope is to hold a 50 Over 50 Portrait Exhibition & Celebration at the conclusion of photographing all 50 women and you will receive one complimentary ticket to this gathering.
What does the $249 include?
The $249 + taxes participation fee includes:
CONSULTATION - to discuss your vision for how you want to be photographed and coach you on what to wear/styling
HAIR & MAKE UP - professional hair & makeup on your photoshoot date
PHOTOSHOOT – up to 2.5 hour photoshoot with LESLIE BROWNE AND STACY MURPHY
IMAGE VIEWING & ORDER SESSION - an in person session to look at the 20 - 25 images we have created for you. At this session you can choose the one complimentary image in your $249 package, or if you want to order more images you can do so. We also have the option of doing a reveal in the comfort of your own home for a minimal extra charge of $75.
PORTRAIT CELEBRATION + GALLERY VIEWING - upon completion of the project we hope to hold a celebration and exhibition to showcase the portraits of all 50 women. You will have one ticket to this event. Details to follow as soon as we hit 50 women
VIP FACEBOOK GROUP - be a part of a community of women all participating in this project. Share your experience and cheer each other on
FEATURED ON OUR BLOG + SOCIAL MEDIA - with your permission, your images and story will be featured on our social media platforms and website.
What if I want more than one image?
You buy only what you love and brace yourself because no one ever just chooses and walks away with 1. Before you will be a wall of 20-25 images, each of which depicts different facets of who you are. It will be quite the experience to see yourself differently in so many levels and I promise you, it will not disappoint. Extra images (including the complimentary digital and 5x7 print on 8x10 mat) are $190 each plus tax. We also have collections from 8 matted 5x7 portraits starting at $1190 + tax and go up from there. Credit cards are accepted and we offer payment plans as well.
Where does the shoot take place?
At my bright and beautiful new studio in downtown Walpole, 955 East Street.
What days do you have available for this shoot?
Sessions will be available Monday, Wednesday, Friday with some weekend availability before June. Hair and Makeup would generally begin around 9:30 AM with the session beginning around 11:00 AM.
Can I refer a friend over 50 to also be a part of this project?
Absolutely! Bring your mother, sister, or best friend.
What if I booked my date & paid $249 and then have to reschedule?
Both myself as the photographer, my assistant and the professional hair and makeup artists we work with book out time for your session. However, we understand issues arise. Therefore, we allow ONE reschedule to accommodate you at no charge and we will make every effort to reschedule to accommodate everyone's schedule. However, a second reschedule will require a $100 rescheduling fee. The $249 participation fee is non-refundable as we also look after the livelihood of our team. This goes to compensate the hair & makeup artist for lost work.
How are you choosing who participates?
We do not choose! We will fill the 50 slots on a first come, first served basis. The Project is for any woman over 50 who seeks to inspire, empower and celebrate life and her inner and outer beauty! I will photograph 25 women and my friend and fellow photographer will photograph 25. So if you book with me, I photograph you and if you book with Stacy, she will be your photographer. And whenever it is possible, we hope to assist each other on as many photoshoots as possible so you will have 35 years of experience guiding you through this amazing experience!
We only have 50 spots available and once we hit 50 women, we will create a waitlist of interested women. If there's a big enough waitlist we might launch this project again in 2021. That said, right now we are really just focused on the first 50 women for 2020.
You probably have a bunch of excuses running through your mind like I have nothing to wear, I rather go to the dentist than have my photograph trying, I really need to lose a few pounds, I am so awkward in photographs. I don't know what to do.
You are in the best hands! I have been a photographer for over 15 years. And for the past 3 years, I have been studying with my mentor, the critically acclaimed, award winning Sue Bryce. So I have fine tuned my lighting, posing, styling, retouching.... you name it! I got you. The consultation is a very important step in the process. I am very hands on with you every step of the way. You may already have wonderful options in your closet or maybe you can borrow or rent the runway or go shopping for some new amazing outfits! This is going to be a fun, stress free, memorable experience where you will feel like a model for the day. The end result will be the most beautiful photographs you have ever seen of yourself and printed portraits you and your family will cherish for generations to come!
Are you ready to book? Here is what to do...
Fill out the contact form below
Or call me directly at the studio at 508-668-6474
Or text me at 781-799-7901
Or email me at LB@LeslieBrownePhotography.com
We will go over everything, get your questions answered, choose your shoot date, and then you can pay your participation fee. I accept credit cards, bank transfers, cash, check and my new favorite, Venmo!