Magnolia Daydreams...

a stylish spring affair

A Note From Jessica...

Spring is one of the most delightful times of the year. With the emergence of new life, our senses awake in anticipation of the warmth and beauty that is to come. Blossoming trees are one of those key season-changing notifiers, Magnolia trees among one of the showiest! I am lucky enough to count one such majestic tree among my gardens and as a true centerpiece to our property.

This year I am opening up our home for the annual Magnolia sessions, set alongside this giant beauty. This behemoth is roughly 30 feet in height by 50 feet wide, featuring a wayward branch that swoops down to the earth only to rise back up to create the most incredible of extensions. Whether set along its perimeter or nestled someplace among its low hanging branches, there are countless nooks and crannies within this simple space to create the most gorgeous of imagery.

Each magnolia mini-session is 30 minutes of shooting time and includes 20 print ready images for $299 to be delivered 2 weeks after your shoot date. This is a great opportunity to capture your family, your children, to document best friends or couples, even yourself, solo. No matter your chosen subject for the sessions, they promise to be stunning and filled of wonderful spring deliciousness! To reserve your spot for a magnolia session, a $50 desposit is required today. Once the approximate bloom time is projected, all those who have made reservations will be contacted to complete their purchase, selecting their session date and time. The $50 deposit will be applied toward the value of the mini-session.

Jessica
beautiful moments

Embrace the Beauty of Spring

anticipated bloom early-mid April

Mini-Session

Join us for a spring treat. Magnolia mini-sessions will take place alongside our billowing magnolia tree, the absolutely most perfect of backdrops! These sessions are a great opportunity for things like:

Family Sessions
Children Portraits
Couples Photos
Best Friend Sessions
Branding Sessions
And more!

Sessions are 30 minutes long with clients receiving 20 fully edited images via online gallery approximately 2 weeks from the date of your shoot. Within our gallery you will be able to share images with friends, download the files for your personal keeping as well as order any prints and/or albums that you may wish for.

$299 for a 30-minute session

***Please note the below disclaimer as well as our Magnolia session FAQ, below for your reference.

Delight in Magnolia Mini Sessions

Join us for a spring treat. Magnolia mini-sessions will take place along side our billowing magnolia tree, the absolutely most perfect of backdrops! These sessions are a great opportunity to for your family photos, capture gorgeous images of your children, nestle with your love for a couple session, gather the girls for a besties shoot, or update your branding imagery among many others!

$299 for a 30-minute session

To reserve your spot for a magnolia session, a $50 desposit is required today. Once the approximate bloom time is projected, all those who have made reservations will be contacted to complete their purchase, selecting their session date and time. The $50 deposit will be applied toward the value of the mini-session.

***Please note the below disclaimer as well as our Magnolia session FAQ, below for your reference.

Delight in Magnolia Mini Sessions

Join us for a spring treat. Magnolia mini-sessions will take place along side our billowing magnolia tree, the absolutely most perfect of backdrops! These sessions are a great opportunity to for your family photos, capture gorgeous images of your children, nestle with your love for a couple session, gather the girls for a besties shoot, or update your branding imagery among many others!

$299 for a 30-minute session

To reserve your spot for a magnolia session, a $50 desposit is required today. Once the approximate bloom time is projected, all those who have made reservations will be contacted to complete their purchase, selecting their session date and time. The $50 deposit will be applied toward the value of the mini-session.

***Please note the below disclaimer as well as our Magnolia session FAQ, below for your reference.

Magnolia Sessions Disclaimer

Due to the fact that the Magnolia sessions are controlled and dictated by Mother Nature herself, exact dates can not be assigned until closer to known bloom date. Likewise the duration of Magnolia session availabilities will be determined by length of its bloom cycle. All present bookings are to reserve a spot for a Magnolia Session. Once an obvious timeframe comes to light, all those who have reserved a spot will be notified and able to schedule their exact shoot date and time. Once a client has selected their session date, the remaining payment amount of the session will be processed to secure the shoot. Reservation deposits are applied to the total value of the session and are non-refundable unless rendered completely impossible by nature. In the event of a nature-related reason for a session to not take place, clients may either apply the value toward a different session or be issued a refund. Please refer to our FAQ session for clarity on any questions that you may. have.

Reserve Your Magnolia Session

To reserve your spot for a magnolia session, a $50 desposit is required today. Once the approximate bloom time is projected, all those who have made reservations will be contacted to complete their purchase, selecting their session date and time. The $50 deposit will be applied toward the value of the mini-session.

Reserve Your Magnolia Session

To reserve your spot for a magnolia session, a $50 desposit is required today. Once the approximate bloom time is projected, all those who have made reservations will be contacted to complete their purchase, selecting their session date and time. The $50 deposit will be applied toward the value of the mini-session.

Magnolia Sessions FAQ's

*Please note, blooms are starting to push, therefore we anticipate an earlier bloom again this year. Historically the tree begins to awaken around the third week in April, which is the rough time frame that we are anticipating again this year. Last year was an outlier, blooming much earlier, therefore it can potentially be earlier. Blooms have lasted anywhere from only a few days to a couple of weeks. Weather plays a major hand in the bloom cycle and we are very much at its mercy.

A Magnolia mini-portrait session includes 30 minutes of shooting time.  Each client will then receive 20 fully edited, print ready images via our online gallery in 2 weeks from the shoot date.  Additional images and retouching are available for purchase.

As mini-sessions are brief by comparison to full sessions, an outfit change is not advisable to allow for maximum usage of the allotted time for photographing.

Due to the shortened nature of mini-sessions, we encourage groups no larger than 4-5 people. If you are considering a mini-session with a large group, please contact us directly to make arrangements. Please note that additional fees and shooting time may occur to properly accommodate larger groupings.

It all depends on the type of headshots that you need. While the Magnolia sessions aren’t right for traditional corporate headshots, they are perfect for branding/lifestyle/influencer style headshots that show a natural environment captured with gorgeous ambient lighting.

Depending on what you have in mind and the level of involvement, it may become necessary to upgrade to a full portrait session set at the Magnolia tree. If this is something that you are interested in, please email hello@rocklandrue.com to discuss the specifics and pricing.

One great benefit of having a tree the size that it is, is the ability to weave through and around it as needed. While early AM & PM times may be more coveted time slots, the middle of the day will be just as beautiful!

In the event of a nature-related reason for a session to not take place, clients will be given the opportunity to reschedule when possible. In the event that rescheduling will not be possible, the outstanding value may either be applied toward a different session or be issued a refund.

The sessions are located in the West Nyack area.  You will receive the exact address upon your completed booking.

Retouching is not included in the price of the mini-sessions. While each image will be fully edited, retouching is an add-on option for any image that you would like more in-depth work on. Retouching is image manipulation that goes beyond the basic correction of an image. Detailed work such as wrinkle removal and body alterations, smoothing out of fabrics, removal of items in the background, face swopping, and so on all fall under retouching. Retouching work begins at $45/hr depending on the level of work per image.

Absolutely. After your gallery arrives you will be able to directly order any imagery and albums that you might like. We are happy to guide you along in this process as needed to ensure that you get what you’re hoping for.

If available, additional images from your session can be purchased for $25 an image. Purchases in bulk may be available.

As soon as you know that you will not be able to keep your portrait session, please contact us to let us know. In the event that a client needs to cancel a session, the outstanding value will be applied toward a different session at a later date.

Reservation deposits are applied to the total value of the session and are non-refundable unless rendered completely impossible by nature.

Clients can expect to receive images back from their mini-sessions 2 weeks from their shoot date.

If you are a professional and would like to inquire about the opportunity to shoot on location, please contact us to discuss possibilities and location fees.

Masks are required for all guests before and after their session. Once the session is set to begin, clients can then unmask for the shoot itself. I, myself, will be fully masked throughout the entire time. Please note that as this is a natural backdrop, there will be no sanitizing in-between sessions. Sessions will be arranged in an offset time slot manner to allow for the least amount of cross-contamination possible. Additionally, we are quite confident that the outdoor space is more than large enough to allow for more than ample social distancing at any given time. Please note that we can not be held liable for the transmission of any illness.

To book a magnolia session, please reserve your spot by completing the form and submitting your $50 deposit today. In a few week’s time, once we have a better idea of the projected bloom date range, all those who have reserved their spot will then be directed to our booking calendar to complete the purchase of their Magnolia session.