Christmas 2022

"Before the ball"


Thank you for expressing an interest in the 2022 

Kim Winey Photography Christmas session!

As you probably already know, each Christmas session has a theme or story.  This year's theme is

"Before the Ball"

Your family will step into a beautiful dressing room where you'll be "getting ready" for the Christmas ball.

We'll take stunning photos of you all as you prepare for your (imaginary) elegant evening at the ball.  For example- you may be putting on jewelry, straightening ties, applying lipstick, etc... We'll also get some fun candids and maybe even a few romantic photos during our time together.  And as always, we'll get at least one classic shot of the whole family posed and looking at the camera.  The scene also has several mirrors which will give us opportunities for some creative, reflection imagery. 

The scene and some of the lighting will have an old Hollywood feel.  To fully embrace this look, at least 50% of your photos will be in black and white.  However, the color palette of spiced plum, mauve, blush, black, and gold is too good not to show so you'll have images in full color, as well!

This theme is perfect for almost all ages, especially older kids, teens, and adults.  If you have a baby or toddler we'll chat before booking to see if we think it's doable.  Typically if you have only one it'll work!

  While the photos will look as though "Before the Ball" happened at night,  this session can take place almost any time of day thanks to room-darkening curtains.

"The Experience"

It's important that we not only create one-of-a-kind photos for you but that we have an unnnnforgettable experience, as well.  I truly want everyone to have a great time as we capture some gorgeous photos.

With that goal in mind, each experience will include:

(before your session)

~ an invitation to our private Facebook group where you'll find loads of info about our session, as well as see behind-the-scenes images as the scene is prepared

~ styling assistance to help you and your family select the perfect outfits & accessories

(during your session)

~ access to the prop and clothing closet to borrow any clothing pieces, accessories, or props, at no additional cost

~ fun prompts to create natural-looking photos that feel more like playing & having fun than posing (We create pictures but the memories we create are just as meaningful!)

~ and a tidbit to eat because a) food is my love language and b) hanger is real and we need to avoid it at all costs


*Additional items will be included based on the collection chosen below.

Collection Options

The Elite Collection ~ $1,299

The Choice Collection ~ $999

The Sweet & Simple Collection ~ $699

The Elite Collection


~ a relaxed, two-hour session

~ 60 + high-resolution, artistically edited digital images, including fun,  behind-the-scenes photos, as well. 

~ a tear-inducing slideshow

~ a digital download link will be sent approximately 1 1/2 weeks after our session.  

*This option would be amazing to do both a dressy-robe segment (picture mom in a long, gorgeous robe with feathers or frills on the cuffs and bottom, dad in a smoking jacket, etc...) followed by your formal dresses and suits. 

The Choice Collection


~ a one and a half hour session

~ 30 to 35 high-resolution, artistically edited digital images 

 ~ a digital download link will be sent approximately 2 weeks after our photo session

The Sweet & Simple Collection


~ a one hour session

~ 10-12 high-resolution, artistically edited digital images

 ~ a digital download link will be sent approximately 3 weeks after our photo session

The Retainer

A $250 non-refundable retainer is due within 24 hours of booking your date.

Retainers may be paid via check or Paypal (  An invoice will be sent after your date and time have been chosen.

The remaining balance is due on or before your session date.

All items listed on this site are subject to a PA sales tax of 6%.

Note: Please, pay your retainer within 24 hours of selecting your date & time.  Not paying your retainer communicates that you no longer wish to have your date and time reserved, subsequently, your time slot will be available for others to book.  

All retainers sent to Kim Winey Photography are non-refundable.

*Payment plans are available upon request.

Before the Ball!

"Before the Ball" will take place in Lancaster County, PA, October - January 2023

Kim Winey Photography

Creating experiences, making memories, and taking a few photos, too.

To book, private message my Kim Winey account on Facebook, email (, or call my super secret cell phone number.

*At this time, "Before the Ball" is open to past and current clients only.