We are your Branson, Missouri Family Reunion Photography Specialist team with over 20 years of experience. We cater to those who are here in Branson from out of town. We make it super easy (and safe) to book online. We have a beautiful (AND BIG!) indoor option in case Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate during your session. This allows you to keep your appointment (and vacation itinerary) on schedule, this is extremely important when you are working with families who are visiting Branson from out of town.
You will find more detailed information about how we charge on the pricing tab above.
owner & founder
Delanae started Branson Family Reunion Photography many moons ago as a one-woman operation and she loved it. However, as all of us more mature people know, there comes a time when it's time to bring in a younger person to do the heavy lifting and at the end of 2020 Jeannie Huff accepted the position as the first photographer to form a team. A few months later we added several photographers to the team who have all been vetted and know how to work with groups such as yours and all deliver the same style of photography as demonstrated on this site.
Photographers are assigned to a session based on their availability. Having a team assures we always have a backup if needed.
Having a team has been an answer to prayer. Delanae now oversees the communication, scheduling and editing images and website text, so now that that is out of the way, Delanae is the one writing this (hello) and I will now start writing in first person. Writing in 3rd person is so confusing, I’m sure I’ve messed up a few times, please forgive me. It’s not natural. 😊
Rest assured that everyone on the team has plenty of experience in working with large groups and are real pros when working with young and young at heart alike and can get the job done with grace and a smile. The reviews we've received from clients who were blessed to get to work with these talented photographers has far surpassed my expectations.
Branson Family Reunion Photography was born naturally. I get asked a lot why I chose to specialize in family reunions. For whatever reason other photographers seemed to think I was crazy, conjuring up ideas in their head of a rowdy hard to work with, out of control group. Well, sometimes we do have fun, but it’s never out of control, well, not totally. Deciding to work with large groups was easy. You see, I grew up in a very large family. My dad was one of 6 kids. He was the baby and I am his baby. Every holiday we'd all get together, and it was chaos, but it's some of the best memories of my childhood.
Those days are long gone as inevitably family pass on, and other members grow up and move far away, the photos of those precious times together are what keep us feeling connected to our roots, connected to those beloved members of our family who live far away or perhaps are no longer with us.
I absolutely love knowing that what we do provides a visual link from the family members we are honored to photograph to future members of your family who aren’t even born yet. We help preserve your legacy and I’ve done this long enough to have received many notes back from those who we’ve served telling us how much joy these images have brought to their family through the years, sometimes the images bring tears, but mostly smiles. I love that.
We're so happy you are considering us as your family reunion photography team. We know hiring a service long distance can be a little scary, and you should do your due diligence, so we hope that you take this opportunity to get to know a little about us. Then, if you feel like we are a good fit, please follow up by filling out the contact form as it notifies us that someone is interested in hiring us then I will reach out to you as soon as I am available, always within 24 hours, sometimes in minutes, it depends on how busy I am at the moment that your inquiry comes in. Until then, please feel free to look around this website, click anything you like, you aren’t going to hurt anything. We’ve put all of this out here to assist you and your family in making this investment in your memories.
We are a team of Family Reunion Photography Specialists. We love working with large groups who visit beautiful Branson, Missouri from all over the country, even the world.
That being said, please be aware that...
At the top of the website, it's mentioned that we have an indoor option. This is worth repeating. Having a backup location for inclement weather (in my opinion) is a REQUIREMENT for any responsible photographer working with large groups from out of town.
But, if you are still here, you are probably wanting to get to the point about how much all of this is going to cost you. Right? We get it. We don't hide this information hoping you will pick up the phone and call so we can do a high-pressure sales job. Nope. I’m far too busy to constantly be answering inquires asking how much our service is or what comes with it… I put it all out here so you can make an informed decision prior to reaching out to us. This is a very no pressure purchase. You either see the value in what we provide, or you don’t. I’m not going to try to talk you into anything. Promise.
**WE OFTEN HAVE TO TURN AWAY PROSPECTIVE CLIENTS BECAUSE WE ARE ALREADY BOOKED.
PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SESSION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. **
All Edited Digital Images with Print Release
Gorgeous Online Gallery
The Ability to Download Both Web Sized Images for Social Media
Sharing and High Resolution Images for Printing
Ability to Purchase Prints Directly from Your Gallery
... and memories that will live in your heart forever!
A 50% Retainer ($375) is required to book your session and is applied to the balance that is due the day of your session.
Charging a flat fee means ZERO financial surprises for you. You can rest assured that we charge everyone the same. This is important. There will be no temptation for us to bump your session because a more lucrative client comes along. (Yes, I've heard of this happening by clients who got bumped because a photographer booked a high-end wedding and was able to make more money.) Further, we don't run specials, so there's no chance that someone else got a special price that you didn't know about. People who ask for a discount because they only need a few pictures are not our ideal client. We do not drop our rate.
There's no minimum print purchase requirement and never a charge for extra people or pets.
Please know that this is my full-time career and the photographers who join my team have been vetted and are professional and reliable.
Some photographers you will find on the web only do photography as a side hustle to earn extra money from their full-time job. This could potentially put them in a position where their employer could call them in to work forcing them to abandon you because they must put their regular job as the priority.
I am not a hobby photographer. I do not bring hobby photographers on to my team.
Family Reunion Photography is all we do. We absolutely LOVE meeting people from all walks of life who have chosen with great care to have their reunion in Branson.
We never forget that you have carefully chosen Branson for your reunion and that your photography session is a time where you are gathering your loved ones and capturing these memories is important to you as they will be cherished for generations to come. We're also aware that time is precious while you are on vacation. It can be a challenge trying to plan a trip of such magnitude and importance. Because of that, we will not ask you to carve out another 2-hour window to come sit with us and select favorite images and packages. That can be overwhelming and besides, who has time for that, especially on vacation? This is why we do everything digitally.
You will receive the best of every pose via digital link that is emailed directly to you. You then simply share this link with whomever you wish. Typical turnaround time is 3 weeks, however, that is a goal, not a deadline. Especially in the summer months, it could be a day or two longer. No major delays have ever been experienced.
Your images will be professionally edited and that consists of basic editing such as exposure and color adjustments. I do not (and I'm sorry that I must stress this) I do not have Photoshop. I use a professional software called Lightroom. 99.0% of the time, Lightroom is all that is required, but occasionally I have someone who wants the excessive editing that only Photoshop can deliver.
Please understand that you are hiring a photographer, not a Photoshop master. Whoever is in the photos (or not) are in the photos or they are not. Whatever is in the background is going to be in the photos. If it is there in real life, it will be in your pictures. We cannot add things in that are not there and we cannot remove things that are there. You are welcome to edit these things yourself or I can recommend a photoshop master. I only include this paragraph as countless times I get asked if I can add people into the photos who could not make it to the reunion. I cannot, but I know someone you can hire who might be able to make that happen if you need it.
Photoshop can drastically change an image. It can create a reality that isn't even there. It's a skill of its own and manipulating an image with Photoshop can take an hour or more for a single image. Therefore I do not do this. I simply do not have the time. However, I always try to have a yes answer, so saying that...
If you need this kind of editing, I can refer you to a Photoshop Master who will quote you a price for the Photoshop editing you need. She sets her own prices and that conversation is between you and she. Hopefully that is a satisfactory yes answer.
Unfortunately, a word of caution is in order. The internet makes hiring services such as ours very easy. I cannot imagine specializing in Family Reunion Photography without it. Nearly 99% of my business comes from people who I have never met before, and I will probably never see again. I've been very successful specializing in serving vacationers with photography services and it’s launched quite a few knockoff copycats. Competition I can handle, there is plenty of business to go around and competition is a good thing as it keeps us getting better and better. But scammers, I cannot tolerate. To my horror some unscrupulous people have taken notice and started targeting vacationers. For that I am deeply sorry.
No matter what service you hire during your trip to Branson, please do yourself a favor and call the Branson Business License Department and make sure who you are spending your money with is a licensed business. This is their number: (417) 337-8551. My business, this business page you are on right now is licensed is under the name FAMILY REUNION PHOTOGRAPHY and the owner is listed as Delanae Lindstrom and our phone number on record is 417-243-0313.
It's important you call to verify that you are hiring a legitimate business as there have been those who pretend to be an actual photographer and ask for payment upfront and then they vanish. I've had a few people call me last minute asking if they can get a session because the person they hired cannot be found. Whenever we can, we will squeeze them in, but most of the time we are booked and unable to take last minute clients. And even if you are hiring an actual photographer, you want to make sure they are licensed as no reputable photographer would ever do business without a license. No license means no insurance. Without license and insurance, you are dealing with a hobby photographer. If you are ok with that… I’m okay with that. But you should do your due diligence, it only takes a few minutes to call the Branson Business License Department, again, their number is (417) 337-8551.
My best advice is to never pay cash, and even paying via a check can be risky. Using a credit card is best as it offers the most protection but you should NEVER read off your card number over the phone (or text, or email) !!! I will always send you an email invoice via PayPal for the 50% retainer ($375) that is required to book your session. PayPal has a wonderful level of protection for both of us. I will never see your credit card number. That being said, I do require this retainer as when I book a session, I am blocking off that time for you. It is a non-refundable retainer of services that goes towards your session fee of $750. The balance of $375 is due the day of the session, when your photographer is in-front of you. At that time, it's pay by cash, check, or Venmo.