Didn’t Have Time to Book Your Holiday Photos? You Still Can

Mini-sessions, elopements, gifts, and more

by Keriann Kohler, Advertising Manager


Hey hey, if you missed our first call for holiday mini sessions and gifts, don’t fret. Today we’re offering up round two of all the goodies: mini-sessions, wedding photography discounts, videography packages, jewelry, customized portrait illustrations, and more. And for those of you planning winter weddings or elopements, we’ve got you covered. Now read on. Present shopping (for yourself and others) awaits!


Evangeline Lane: one-hour couple’s session ($450)

Travel within California included

Evangeline is offering one-hour adventurous couple’s session, travel within California included, for $450. You get 50+ fully edited images on a personal website with print option, and the offer is valid through February 1st (perfect for when your holiday cards get pushed to New Year’s cards).

bettyclicker2Betty Clicker: holiday mini sessions ($500)

New York City/Brooklyn; Washington, DC

You can get a thirty-minute session (and 30–40 print-ready digital files) for $500 when you book your mini session with Betty Clicker. New York City/Brooklyn dates: October 28–30. DC dates: November 7 and 9. Sessions are available for families, couples, and individuals.

quebonita4¡Qué Bonita!: Mini sessions ($300 or $500)

San Francisco Bay Area and New York City

Erin is offering 45 minute mini sessions in a location of your choice in both the SF Bay Area and NYC for $300, or a regular 90 minute session for $500.  You’ll receive edited high resolution images in color and black and white within 1 week of the session. Open to families, couples or individuals. October dates are available in NYC, and November and December dates are available in the Bay Area.

two little girls laughingKyo Morishima: portraits and custom-designed holiday cards ($350–$485)

New York City and New Jersey

You have two options: get your hour-long portrait session and online gallery for $350, or get your portrait session, USB drive, and hardcover album starting at $485. Both packages include a free set of 24 folded, custom-designed holiday cards (a $115 value). You can find more information right over here, and dates are weekday afternoons and weekends between October 25 and November 27. Weekend sessions are limited—reach out as soon as possible.

bride with pink shoes and groom embracing outside New York City HallL&L Style Photo: city hall winter packages ($875 or $1275)

New York City

L&L Style Photo has two city hall elopement packages for you this winter:

  • City Hall Express: $875. This covers the wait and ceremony at City Hall and a few shots outside the marriage bureau or at a nearby park
  • City Hall Plus: $1275. This covers the wait and ceremony, photos outside the marriage bureau, and photos at an additional location

Both options include photographer Leila Jacue and assistant David Leon, the high-res photos without watermark, creative editing on all photos, and a password-protected online gallery. A 25 percent deposit books the date and prices (which include tax) are valid for January and February 2017.


bride with floral crown and groom slow dancing

Wandering Study: $250 discount for elopements and national park weddings


Wandering Study is offering a $250 discount for videography for elopements and national park weddings booked by the end of the year: dates are available in December 2016 and throughout 2017. Videography packages begin at $2750 and include a highlights video, plus full capture of your ceremony and toasts.

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lulamae2Lula Mae Events: $250 off month-of coordination


You can get $250 off Lula Mae’s regular rate of $1250 for month-of wedding coordination in the months of December, January, February and March. Must book by January 31, 2017.

Also offering $10 off hourly consultation for sessions booked in November and December. Usual price is $75.

General pricing info is here.

edgy couple embracing outside greenhouse

LIFE & ART events: $100 off all-inclusive elopement or pop-up wedding


LIFE & ART events is offering APW readers $100 off any all-inclusive fancy elopement or pop-up wedding booked between now and January 31, 2017. Couples have flexibility in the date for their elopement, but the pop-up wedding will be held on a (TBD) Thursday in April or May with varying time slots available. Put “APW holiday post” in the “Who can I thank for sending you my way?” section of the contact form here.

bride and groom kissing under light

Aurelia D’Amore Photography + Delmar Events: Wedding coverage + Planning ($5,995)


Aurelia D’Amore Photography and Delmart Events are joining forces to make your wedding planning easy-peasy. If you are getting married between December 3, 2016, and February 28, 2017, you can snag this deal:

  • 8 hours of photography coverage with two photographers
  • Up to 1,000 edited high-res images
  • The “Core” wedding planning package (three months of planning and up to 12 hours of day-of coverage)

If you book now, you’ll save $1,200. For more info click here.


illustrated portrait of couple in frame

Bojack Studios: 20% off CUSTOM PORTRAIT illustrations

Receive 20 percent off all (adorable) custom portrait illustration between now and Christmas. Use coupon code APW20 when ordering before December 25, 2016.


modern gold rings

Adriatic Jewelry: 15% off rings, earrings, necklaces, and more

Adriatic Jewelry is offering a site-wide discount for APW readers of 15 percent off (also applicable to be used toward custom orders). Designer Rebecca offers alternative bridal rings, earrings, and necklaces, as well as sterling silver pieces with all natural gemstones. All items are customizable with different gemstones or metals. Rebecca also offers custom design on reworked heirloom pieces as well using your own stones or jewelry item. Use code “APW15” for 15 percent off through February 2017!

Keriann Kohler

After spending her formative years in a monastic pursuit to become a professional ballet dancer, Keriann has since embarked on a mission to make up for lost time by doing All The Things. A reader since way back, the APW community has taught her wanderlusting, commitment-phobic self that while exploration is good for life experience, marriage isn’t so bad for a relationship, and she’s been happily married since 2011.

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  • Laura C

    Literally yesterday I was going through the APW vendor guide looking for photographers who do family sessions…

  • Jane

    I’m a big fan Iof taking (usually) non-professional photos during the holidays that look holiday-y and then using those for next year’s cards / Christmas party invitations. Maybe because dressing up for the holidays early makes me wish it were Christmas already.
    But, my way, you don’t get to include any people who came on the family scene in the last year.