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40 Over 40: Frequently Asked Questions

Uncover the spark of beauty within each and every one of my clients is my true joy!

Capturing you and your loved ones at your best is just the start.

The final image presentation will serve as your daily reminder that:

      Yes, you are loved.

      You are incredible.

      You have worth and beauty.

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What is my investment? 

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The only upfront cost upon booking is your Luxury Portrait Session, at $490 which covers your entire sitting. This is your "model for a day" experience, which includes beautiful hair and makeup, several wardrobe changes, and a fully guided photo shoot.

At our reveal session, you can decide which package you would like to purchase: fine art prints, portfolio boxes, and custom art enlargements for your wall. Our flexible pricing structure allows you to choose exactly what you desire.

What does the $490 include? 

  • CONSULTATION - to discuss your vision for how you want to be photographed and coach you on what to wear/wardrobe styling.

  • HAIR & MAKEUP - A professional makeover on your Portrait session date, including makeup and lashes as you like, as well as hair styling to suit your desires.

  • **ACCESS TO STUDIO WARDROBE - you have unlimited access to our studio closet of couture gowns and other fun accessories if you wish to wear them.

  • PORTRAIT SESSION - your 4-hour magazine-style Portrait experience with Jennifer, in our Evanston studio.

  • REVEAL & ORDERING SESSION - an in-person session (in our studio, your home, or via video) to look at the 20-30 Portraits we have created for you. At this session, we will discuss the Portrait to use for the gallery exhibit, and place your order for more images. A la carte portraits are $250 and collections of eight or more start at $1490. The more photographs you purchase, the more you save.                      More about COLLECTIONS

  • PORTRAIT CELEBRATION + EXHIBITION - upon completion of the project there will be a celebration and exhibition to showcase the portraits of all 40 women. Your photograph will be included in this event

  • 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 - your images and story will be featured on our social media, blog and possibly youtube.

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What if I would like to bring home prints? 

Absolutely! When you see the 20-30 stunning images we have created for you, you will probably want them all! Our fine art provider in Italy creates museum quality matted prints for our clients, and these are $250 each. You can also save by purchasing collections. The more you buy, the more you save. Our packages with 8 images start at $1490 + tax and go up from there. We do take credit cards and offer payment plans as well. Each Portrait comes hand-in-hand with the digital negative, for you to cherish forever.

  • TELL ME ABOUT YOUR PRODUCTS FOR SALE - We offer beautiful products to store and display your new photographs, including matted prints, albums, portfolio boxes, and wall art. My most popular item is a glass-front eco-leather box, handcrafted in Italy, which sits on your dresser, mantel, or coffee table to preserve your new fine art prints. It's like a living frame, allowing you to easily change out your Portrait displayed in the front window.

Where will my Portrait take place? 

My natural light portrait studio is near downtown Evanston, in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center:

Horizon Photography

927 Noyes St, studio 211

Evanston, IL 60201 USA

What days are available? 

We have available sessions during the week, all by appointment. Availability is first come first served. On your phone call with Jennifer, she will share the next available dates and make sure to find an opening that works for you. 

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I'm not photogenic, is that okay? 

Whoa, stop right there, Beauty! I simply don't believe in "photogenic." It's my job as the photographer to make you look and feel amazing! And lucky for you I am a trained master at making women of all ages, shapes and sizes look stunning in photographs.

What will I wear? 

We have a collection of over 100 dresses and gowns for you to play DRESS UP! Or, you can be casual in jeans and a black or white shirt. You can wear a sun dress. You can wear a fancy cocktail dress or jumpsuit. You can wear yoga clothes. You could even wear lingerie or your birthday suit. There's no rules. This is up to you! I want to photograph you based on YOUR UNIQUE VISION.

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What should I know about the Gallery Exhibition?

One of the most exciting parts of this project is celebrating all forty of our participants and sharing your images and stories with the community.

The culmination of the initiative will be a final celebration and gallery showcase featuring all forty Portraits on display, to be held on May 17th - 19th at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, in Evanston, Illinois.

Why are you passionate about this project? 

I will be 57 this year, and I can relate with all of my 40+ participants, as we consider how we chose to use the experience and future years we have worked diligently to set in place. There is no expiration date on being a fabulous, healthy, fulfilled, and vibrant woman. You ALL inspire me. Your stories inspire me. You all represent the truth-- that a woman enhances and refines with time, like a fine wine! This initiative is a platform where the women I have photographed, ages 40 - 97, can share their stories and inspirational uniqueness.

Can I include my partner, child, pet, or other family? 

Certainly! You can definitely include loved ones in your Portrait session. Part of your story is the people (and furry pets) you love. So if you want to include your loved ones, the more the merrier. And you also have total permission to make this photoshoot just about YOU! (Additional hair and make-up styling is $125 per person, if needed).

Can I refer a friend to also be part of this experience? 

Yes! I would love to also have your friends be a part of this project. Please spread the word, and when they book their Portrait you will receive a $100 print credit toward your fine art purchases as my gift of gratitude

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