12TH ANNUAL OLPH CHARITY MINI PHOTO SESSIONS

PRESENTED BY OLPH WOMEN'S GUILD #33 &
NICOLE THOMAS PHOTOGRAPHY

We are celebrating our 12th year with Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Guild #33 Charity Mini Photo Sessions. In the last eleven years, we have raised over $28,000 for OLPH. Please continue to help us, in making this our best year yet!

PHOTO SESSION DATES
Saturday, October 14, 2017 at The Keay Nature Center in Wilmette. As well as a handful of other dates!

Due to the popularity of these charity sessions, there may be a few additional dates and times that open up. We will release these times and dates randomly, so check this website often, for updates. Currently, we have two additional dates with varied times available, that we just added.

The new dates will be posted on the right side of this page, under "Session Dates and Times". See the bottom of the page when viewing on a mobile device.

If you like you can call or email us to get on the wait list for additional dates that may be added.

PHOTO SESSION LENGTH: Choose a twenty, forty or sixty minute time slot.
PHOTO SESSION LOCATION: The Keay Nature Center in Wilmette
RAIN LOCATION: Nicole Thomas Photography Studio - 1942 Lehigh Ave, Suite D / Glenview IL 60026

DONATE BY CREDIT CARD: Sign up now and pay throught Paypal or using your credit card. Just click "Donate by Credit Card" on the upper right side of the the page.

"Buy Now" option on the side bar. Make sure that you select your session length first. To find out what times are available, please look at the "Available Times" section just below in the right sidebar. We update this section daily.

DONATE BY CHECK
Or you may stop by our studio to make your donation by check or cash. Checks are payable to: The Women's Club of OLPH Guild #33. Our studio is located at 1942 Lehigh Ave, Suite D / Glenview IL 60026.

Our studio is open Monday - Friday from 9am-5pm. Saturdays vary, as we shoot on-location often. Keep in mind, that most days we are here earlier and later than 9am to 5pm, just give us a call or stop by, if you would like to come earlier or later.

Scheduling Policy: All session fees are a donation to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. If you are unable to make your scheduled session, there are no refunds as this is a donation.

QUESTIONS
Call us: 847-729-4466
Email us: info@nicolethomas.com
Stop By: 1942 Lehigh Avenue, Suite D / Glenview IL 60026

GENERAL QUESTIONS
How does a Mini Session differ from a regular photo session?
The Mini Sessions are twenty minutes in length, while full sessions are sixty to ninety minutes.

What is the cost of a Mini Session?
Twenty minute photo session: $100 donation to OLPH
Forty minute photo session: $175 donation to OLPH
Sixty minute photo session: $250 donation to OLPH 

This is a non-refundable DONATION to OLPH. By comparison, our regular Mini Session price is $265 for one twenty five minute session and $350 for a double (fifty minute) Mini Session.

How much of my session fee goes to Our Lady of Perpetual Help?
100% of your session fee.

When does sign-up start for these Mini Sessions? 
Sign-up now! The earlier you sign up, the more likely you are to get your desired time slot.

Are these photo sessions open to anyone?
These charity mini photo sessions are intended for Our Lady of Perpetual Help parishioners or by invitation from OLPH Women's Guild #33 members.

Nicole Thomas Photography does offer Mini Sessions at various times of the year. Please note that our regular mini session fee is priced higher and varies in length slightly from our OLPH Charity Mini Sessions.

What if I am unable to make my scheduled time slot?
Unfortunately, there will be no make-up dates or refunds, the session cost is a 100% donation. Please notify us immediately, if you are having a conflict with your scheduled time, we will attempt to reschedule you. There will be a $50 charge.

PREPARING FOR THE SHOOT: TIPS
What to wear?
Select clothing that’s poppy, vibrant and fun! Jewel-toned colors are complimentary on every complexion and look beautiful in photographs. Choose colors that are deep, rich and intense like burgundy, eggplant, teal and magenta. Try pairing these colors with neutrals like charcoal gray, navy, and tan. Avoid black and white as they do not photograph well.

Avoid dressing the family in matching “uniforms”. Coordinated looks for families create a much more pleasing photograph. Try choosing a unifying color mixed with the neutrals listed above in various ways to mix things up but still give your family continuity.

Use patterns, textures and layers to add visual interest. Textured fabrics, such as corduroy, tweed, herringbone, cashmere, wool or chambray, have great texture and are excellent choices.

Layers can be added and removed to create different looks in minimal time.

When it comes to jeans, opt for the darkest indigo wash. These tend to be the most flattering and least dated. Also avoid contrasting colors, like adults in navy blue shirts and kids in light blue.

Most importantly, we want everyone to be comfortable in their attire. Make sure each member of the family tries on their outfit before the day of the shoot. Clothing that is too big will appear that way in the images.  Everyone should be in clothing that look and feel good on the day of the shoot.

AFTER THE SHOOT
How do I view and purchase my photos?

About two weeks after your photo session, you will receive an email notifying you that your images are ready for viewing. A link will be provided which will enable you to view your images online. Your images will be available for purchase for 60 days from your session date, after this time all un-purchased images will be purged from our files. You may place your order during an in-studio ordering session. Book your ordering session when you sign up for your Mini Session. To view rates for prints and holiday cards and other products, click here.

Please prepare for your in-studio ordering session by familiarizing yourself with the images in your online gallery.

How long will will my images be available for purchase?
Images will be available for purchase for sixty days from your session date.

Can I use an image from our Mini Session for a holiday card?
Absolutely, you may order loose prints which can be inserted into photo cards or choose a press-printed folded card option, where the image is printed directly onto a heavy card stock. These cards also allow for a small image on the back of the card, for an extra touch. Or purchase a digital package where you will have the ability to make your own holiday card. 

HOLIDAY CARDS
Holiday Cards are our thing! We have lots of amazing cards to choose from such as return address imprinting, envelope lining, and French or Swiss envelopes.

PRODUCTS AND PRICING
We offer a variety of items from prints, canvases, holiday cards and framing to items as well as family albums and more.

Basic Print Pricing
5x7 $55
8x10 $85
11x14 $135
16x20 $200
20x24 $285
20x30 $349

20% off print pricing, when you order three or more of the same image.

Digital Packages
10 Image Digital Package - Includes ten retouched digital images in high resolution. $850
20 Image Digital Package - Includes twenty retouched digital images in high resolution. $1100
30 Image Digital Package - Includes thirty retouched digital images in high resolution. $1500

If you order a ten or more image digital package, all prints, gallery wraps, mounted prints are 50% off. Holiday cards have special pricing as well.

Link to Nicole Thomas Photography Rates Page

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Choose a 20, 40 or 60 minute photo session.

1. Choose desired session length above
2. Click "BUY NOW"
3. Follow Paypal steps to make donation
4. Email us info@nicolethomas.com your desired time.  See below for available times. We will do our best to accommodate. Please list several options if possible.

Sign up at our Glenview studio. You can drop off a check during business hours, or use our mail slot to drop off a check anytime. Please make your check payable to the Women's Club of OLPH. 

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Updated as of 09/23/17 at 8:00am
Saturday, September 30, 2017
The Keay Nature Center in Wilmette
10:45-11:10 (20 min) AVAILABLE
11:40-12:00 (20 min) BOOKED

Monday, October 9, 2017
Village Green in Northbrook
11:00-11:40 (40 min) BOOKED
12:10-12:50 (20/40 min) AVAILABLE

Saturday, October 14, 2017
The Keay Nature Center in Wilmette
8:00-8:20 (20 min) BOOKED
8:20-9:00 (40 min) BOOKED
9:00-9:20 (20 min) BOOKED
9:20-9:40 (20 min) BOOKED
9:45-10:25 (40 min) BOOKED
10:25-11:05 (40 min) BOOKED
11:05-11:25 (20 min) BOOKED
11:25-11:45 (20 min) BOOKED
11:45-12:05 (20 min) BOOKED
12:05-12:25 (20 min) BOOKED
1:05-1:25 (20 min) BOOKED
1:25-1:45 (20 min) BOOKED
1:45-2:05 (20min ) AVAILABLE
2:05-2:25 (20 min) BOOKED
2:25-2:45 (20 min) BOOKED
2:45-3:05 (40 min) BOOKED
3:10-3:30 (20 min) BOOKED
3:30-3:50 (20 min) BOOKED
3:55-4:15 (20 min) BOOKED
4:20-4:40 (20 min) BOOKED
4:45 End of optimal light

Saturday, November 25, 2017
Studio Session/Outside Weather Permitting
Saturday after Thanksgiving!
College kids home for break!

8:30-9:10 (20/40 min) AVAILABLE
10:50-11:30 (20/40 min) AVAILABLE



LENGTH OF PHOTO SESSION
We encourage you to book a 40 or 60 minute session, especially if you have multiple children and / or a dog. You may choose multiple 20 minute sessions in a row, if you would like to book 40 or 60 minutes.

DOGS
If you would like to bring your dog, please give us a heads up :)

Dog Friendly Locations:
Nicole Thomas Photography Studio
Gallery Park 
The Keay Nature Center
Rosewood Woods & Park (the beach is not)