Packages for Photographers

Ann Arbor with Kids offers several methods of promotion that are a good fit for photographers. These options include free events and listings with the opportunity to purchase upgrades.

Guide to Ann Arbor Family Photographers

Photographer Guide

What Is It?

The Photographer Guide is a new promotional option on Ann Arbor with Kids. It will be built from the Local Business Guide and the Events Calendar. It will include profiles from the Local Business Guide and mini-sessions as listed on our Events Calendar.

How does it benefit Photographers?

With an upgraded entry in the Local Business Guide, you’ll be able to showcase your work in the guide. Your profile in the guide will include one image and text plus a link to an article on your business that can include additional images.

What Does it Cost?

A listing in the Photography Guide will not have an additional charge beyond your listings in the Local Business Guide and the Event Calendar. There is one sponsor slot available. With a Yearly Gold Business Listing, the sponsor slot is $150 (you can use the advertising credit).

How do I get listed?

Add your business profile to our Local Business Guide (described below) and add mini-sessions to our events calendar

What is the Timing?

The Photography Guide was first published in April 2019. Your listing will renew 1 year from the date you purchase it.

Recommended Promotion for Photographers

Package pricing below is for one year. These are sample packages. Components can be adjusted to best promote your business. Most options are also available individually.

  • Platinum – $785 – Sold Out As Listed
    • Gold Business Guide Listing – $500 with $550 advertising credit
    • Sponsor Photography Guide – $150 – Sold Out
    • 4 Mini-Session Plus Sponsored Events – $180
    • 2 Ask an Expert Articles written by you – $170
    • Sponsor Easter Egg Hunt Guide – $75 – Sold Out
    • 4 Weekend Roundup Sponsorships (1 per quarter) – $260
  • Gold – $530
    • Gold Business Guide Listing – $500 with $550 advertising credit
    • 3 Mini-Session Plus Sponsored Events – $135
    • Sponsor 2019 Fall Guide – $100
    • 4 Weekend Roundup Sponsorships – $260
    • Ask an Expert Guest Post – $85
  • Silver – $250
    • Silver Business Guide Listing – $250 with $265 advertising credit
    • 4 Mini-Session Plus Sponsored Events – $180
    • Ask an Expert Guest Post – $85
  • Bronze – $150
    • Photography Guide Profile with image between Silver and Free Business Listings – $90
    • 2 Mini Session Sponsored Events – $60
    • Free Business Guide Listing
  • Free – No Cost
    • Free Business Guide Listing
    • Free Events for Mini-Sessions

Local Business Guide

What Is It?

In Spring 2018 Ann Arbor with Kids introduced a new Local Business Guide. Free text listings are available. Gold and Silver listings include images, and descriptions. A yearly listing includes an advertising allotment. Use the advertising credit for other promotion through the year.

How does it benefit Photographers?

List your business and be sure to choose the photographers category. Use the advertising budget for some of the other options below.

What Does it Cost?

Cost depends on the option you choose. A Gold Listing is $500/year. A Silver Listing is $250/year. The Bronze Listing in the Photography Guide is $150/year. A Free Listing is free.

Where to Submit & Tips?

Full details and a submission form can be found on our website.

Event Calendar

What Is It?

The local events calendar drives the most traffic to our site from the calendar itself to the many related articles like weekend roundups and seasonal event listings. Event listings are free. Our sponsored event listing gives additional visibility to events.

What is the Benefit for Photographers?

The event calendar is a perfect place to share mini-sessions. Opt for a Sponsored Event to gain extra publicity.

What Does it Cost?

Basic calendar listings are FREE. As a Gold or Silver member, your event image will display in the calendar. Sponsored Event Listings include images above the calendar and newsletter inclusion, and other benefits based on level. Details and pricing can be found on the event submission form.

Where do I Submit my mini-session? Any Submission Tips?

Full details and a submission form can be found on our website. When submitting the event, be sure that you receive a confirmation message. If you are adding an image, landscape images share the best. File sizes should be optimized for the web – less than 200MB.

Article Sponsorship

What Is It?

Be the sponsor of an article on the website. Some potential options are a weekend roundup or a holiday guide.

What is the Benefit for Photographers?

The article sponsor receives a short profile at the top of the article. For certain articles, you can also showcase your photography by providing the image for the article

For example, if you are running a Mini-Session with Santa, sponsoring the Santa Sightings article might be a good fit. Instead of using a stock photo, we can use an image you have taken featuring your setup.

What Does it Cost?

Sponsoring a Weekend Roundup costs $55. Other articles start at $75. Contact us for pricing and availability.

Ask an Expert

What Is It?

An Ask an Expert article is written by you and provides general information in your area of expertise. While it can feature your photographs and your business, it should be valid more generally. For example, Brittany Bennion Photography wrote about The 5 Best Ann Arbor Family Photo Locations.

What is the Benefit for Photographers?

An Ask an Expert article gives you a chance to show off your knowledge of photography topics and gain exposure to local families. A few possible topics are: Co-Ordinating Outfits, Indoor Photo Locations, Make the Most of your Session, Taking a Holiday Card Photo.

What Does it Cost?

An Ask an Expert article costs $85 when you write it or $125 if we interview you and write it.

What are the next steps?

Contact us for topic ideas, scheduling, and requirements details.

Other Options

More advertising options can be seen on our Advertising Page. Banner Ads at a site or targeted page level are another option. If you offer birthday sessions, our birthday party guide is another option

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