McKinney Fall Mini Sessions

Let’s be honest: in Dallas we get about 3 good weeks of weather in the fall…which for a photographer poses a challenge to get all those clients a spot for family photos. With juggling clients work schedules, my wedding schedule, & getting the best light – this is not an easy task. But wait – there is a perfect solution to this problem: mini sessions! You get a discounted rate of the full session, you don’t have to be there as long, and you get a prime time session in the fall when the weather in Dallas (or McKinney more specially) is great! So shoot me an email to sign up. I am offering 8 mini-session spots this year on November 1. The pictures will be at Bonnie Wenk Park in McKinney.

Hope to see you there!



Bluebonnet Mini Sessions in Dallas, Frisco, McKinney

It’s that time of year…bluebonnets! There is something Texan about getting pictures in bluebonnets every year. And every year, it seems to get more and more fun!

This year I am partnering with the Dallas Mom’s blog to do Bluebonnet Mini-Sessions in Las Colinas (for our Dallas & Arlington folks) and Frisco (for our McKinney and North Dallas crew).

The official sign up will be posted soon, but to get early access to sign up, shoot me an email (from the contact section). There is limited space available, so don’t miss the chance!
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2014 Blue-Bonnet Mini Sessions in McKinney/Frisco

Crazy & unpredictable weather is hopefully past us here in McKinney/Frisco…which means spring time is here! But springtime in Texas doesn’t last long…so in these short few weeks when the weather if beautiful & flowers are blooming, don’t forget to get your pictures in the bluebonnets! Bluebonnet Mini-sessions this year will be for 1 weekend only, so will fill up. And to help encourage you to get signed up, I am offering a discount for the first 10 families to sign up! Help spread the word about the 2014 Bluebonnet Mini-sessions so your friends can sign up too!

Ready to sign up? Here is the link: ryanodowd.com/bluebonnets

I hope to see you this April, rolling around in the bluebonnets.

photograFEE | Together we can capture memories…

photograFEE is a way to get professional pictures taken for a monthly fee instead of a one time fee.
I am a photographer because I deeply value what a picture can do to the soul. There is something about it that evokes love & passion for people. I want to give every opportunity possible to capture the sweet moments of people’s lives. For some that means a mini-session, others that is a full session. But what about those who might have had the money throughout the year, but don’t come November.

And this is where the idea of photograFEE came from.

As I paid my bills each month, I began to realize that this type of plan is much more logical to the natural rhythm of how we get paid & purchase things. You don’t send you cable company a $900 check each year, but that $75 a month adds up to $900. Eating out is something you see in small increments, but the average American spends $2580/yr. So why not have pictures be the same type of setup? Now, it can be.

Plans start as low as $12/mo. You can get all the details below.

Yes and no. Each monthly payment is equal to 1 credit, and the full cost of your package is 12 credits. Depending on the plan, there are a certain number of credits required before you can get pictures taken. The good news, you can buy extra credits to catch up. So if you are 2 credits behind, you can just purchase 2 credits.

[Example: if you are on the Gold plan and are 2 credits behind, you can just pay an additional $52 at the time of your shoot to catch up]

Though each plan requires 12 months of payment to be paid in full, I allow pictures to be taken early, before all 12 credits are paid for. This allows you some flexibility for when you take pictures each year. Here are the credit minimums for each plan:

  • Bronze Plan: 10 credits to get your pictures taken. 12 to pay in full.
  • Silver Plan: 5 credits before your first mini session, 10 before the 2nd.
  • Gold Plan: Mini-sessions can be taken at any time, 11 credits needed for full session
  • Platinum Plan: Mini session can be taken at any time, 8 credits needed before 1st full session.


For most people: Gold. The gold package gets you a discount on a typical full session, then on top of that, you can do any mini-session throughout the year for about half the cost. So you can either get tons of pictures taken at a fraction of the cost. Or, if you miss out on doing the mini-sessions, you already got a discount of the full session…so it is not biggie!

But there are those years that 2 sessions are in the cards: pregnancy, senior pictures, that first year of life…if this is the case, then the platinum club is definitely the one for you.

Hope that helps…I am really excited this…what do you think?