The Calotype School Picture Event
to Aug 10

The Calotype School Picture Event

It’s the 8th Annual Calotype School Picture Event!

Ordinary school pictures- out!

Quality, special school pictures with the Calotype touch- in!

It’s the same package we do every year:

One 8x10” print, 2-5x7” prints, 2-4x6” prints, and 8 wallets (all one pose). From what you tell us, this assortment provides most everything you need for yourself and family. We’ll take a few different pictures, and you get to choose right away which image you want for your package.

It’s just one child at a time- no siblings together. We have the whole studio at our disposal, so have your child wear whatever they want. We’ll find a backdrop to match!

THERE’S NO AGE LIMIT- as long as a child can sit by themselves, they are not too young (or too old!)

Cost is $50 plus tax, paid that day.

Call the studio at 417-658-8865 to book, or fill out this form to request a spot.

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Grandparents Day Special
to Sep 7

Grandparents Day Special

Grandparents are a gift- let’s honor them, show them love, and recognize the strength, information and guidance that older people can offer!

Friday and Saturday Only, September 6 & 7: 9-6 on Friday and 9-2 on Saturday

Bring your grandparents in for a 30 Minute Studio Session; it can be just one grandparent or both, or ALL… and you can even bring the grandkids* to make an amazing memory! We’ll photograph your grandparents by themselves, then add the grandkids, too.

Some things we learned from last year:

  1. Let’s photograph whatever grandkids can make it to the studio. So many families are separated by distance and busy schedules, and as the kids gets older it’s nearly impossible to get everyone together at exactly the same time. TRY TO, because it’s worth it. But if you’re missing the grandkid that works or lives out of state, DON’T make the other grandkids miss out on the opportunity to have this memory with their grandkids. Let’s photograph who we can get there, because we aren’t promised next year.

  2. On that note, if the grandkids are very young and bouncing off the walls- GREAT! Bring them! They may want to run around the camera room the entire time, but you know what? They’re there! Time is precious, take the picture!

  3. Don’t stress about clothes. Yes, if you can get everyone to dress in similar tones it will look very nice. But you know what else looks nice? Happy kids and grandparents, doing their own thing, and smiling! If granddad always wears his poultry farm hat, then let him wear it in pictures. And if cousin Sophia has been at her dad’s house all weekend and shows up in a rainbow sweatshirt when everyone else is wearing neutral button-downs, IT’S OK. We can work with it! We’re just glad she’s here!

Of course, if you have any questions, email Julie or call the studio at 417-658-8865.

$150.00, paid in advance to book.

Includes a 30-Minute Session of creative studio time + one 8x12 Museum Matte Wall Print.

Does not include any digital files or other prints; those are purchased separately if desired. After your Session, you’ll come back to the studio within a few weeks/days to see the images we created (on a slideshow) and you’ll decide at that point which image you would like as your included 8x12 Museum Matte Wall Print. Please make sure all primary decision makers are present, because this is the only way to view and order images.

*This event focuses on grandparents, and the bond between them and their grandchildren. This event excludes extended family portraits. Call or email Julie if you have questions about it.

Call the studio at 417-658-8865 to book or email us. Two days only- limited availability at this price. Let’s celebrate the wonderful people who started your family!

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Spring Mini Sessions
9:00 AM09:00

Spring Mini Sessions

Spring Mini Sessions are perfect for anyone wanting a fun, quick, quality studio experience!  Babies, cousins, pets, grandparents— bring the special people in your life for high-quality portraits you'll treasure the rest of your life!

Session fee (10 minutes) $50

Does not include any files; prints/files are purchased separately when you return for your ordering appointment. You'll love seeing your images for the first time at the studio— we play a big-screen movie of all the images we created during your Mini Session, and you get to choose what you want to purchase. Click here for Calotype price list.  

One day only- book fast by emailing or calling 417-658-8865.  SESSION FEE IS PAID IN ADVANCE TO BOOK.  An invoice will be emailed to you.  Session fee is NON-REFUNDABLE due to the limited time space of this event.  

(Spring pink background is featured- other studio options are available to better match what you're wearing).

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Class: Watch Julie Edit
6:00 PM18:00

Class: Watch Julie Edit

Curious about how Julie edits her images? Attend this two-hour class at the studio and watch Julie edit a real Session using Lightroom and Photoshop.  Anyone can attend, but you'll get the most out of this class if you already use a Adobe Creative Cloud Photography subscription (Lightroom and Photoshop). 

Because of the high volume of information packed into a two-hour span, Julie will focus on what is unique to her style.  This is not a class to learn Lightroom or Photoshop— it's to learn how Julie uses parts of Lightroom and Photoshop to get her signature look.  

Class size is limited to seven.  Cost is $75.  To register, email Julie at


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Class: Using Your DSLR To Photograph People
6:00 PM18:00

Class: Using Your DSLR To Photograph People

Are you afraid of the settings on your DSLR? Wondering how in the world (or WHY) to shoot in Manual mode?  Learn how Julie uses her DSLR to photograph people. Some topics we will be covering:

- Manual settings explained
- Aperture explained
- Depth of field explained
- How to separate your subject from the background
- How to keep the eyes in focus w/ everything else out of focus
- What to do when you have multiple people in the photo
- How to keep kids in focus when they’re moving
- How to find the best natural light possible under the circumstances

No DSLR required but you're welcome to bring one and locate the settings as we talk. Anyone can take the class, but you will need to know where to find basic settings on your DSLR (you don’t have to know how to use them, but you need to know where they’re at).

We welcome any questions about Calotype studio techniques and the DSLR/lenses we use. Cost is 75. Email to sign up. If a parent wants to attend with an adolescent, there is only one fee of 75 for both.

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