Family & portrait photos may seem like something “extra” that can be hard to fit into a busy schedule, but they are so much more than just snapping a photo for a Christmas card. They are the images that you hold on to the day you send your kids off to college. They are the photos displayed on their wedding day. They are the images they will hold onto and show their kids and grandkids one day.
It's time to relax about your upcoming session. You're not a model? Great! Neither am I! My approach revolves around capturing you as you are in the moments you are living right now. It's time to unplug for a bit, laugh as a family, feel beautiful or manly, and make memories while I capture images that showcase you with all of the unique personalities that make you fabulous.
Proposals & Engagements
Pop the champagne & celebrate because you're getting married! Congrats! Now it's time to capture some fun and REAL moments with your loved one.
Is it time to update your collection of family photos on the walls around your home? I've got you covered! It's time to get dolled up and have some fun!
Woohoo! You've made it through 13+ years of school (parents and kids)! Let's show off this momentous rite of passage with some fun photos that show the true YOU!
Headshots & Branding
Are you a small business owner like myself? Let's update your headshots for your biz along with some environmental photos doing what you do best.
Choose up to 20 of your favorite poses (color and b&w versions of each). If that's not enough, you can purchase additional poses separately or upgrade to receive the full gallery of edited images with a complimentary album.*
Starting at $600
Choose up to 5 of your favorite poses (color + b&w versions of each). Since I bet there will be plenty more that you just gotta have, you can purchase more separately or upgrade to receive your full gallery of edited images with a complimentary album.*
Starting at $300
Family sessions include a single immediate family (parents and kids). Add $20 for each additional person outside of the immediate family.
For extended family sessions with multiple families, please inquire about special pricing.
* The complimentary 8x8 album includes up to 20 pages (10 spreads). Any added spreads will be $25/spread (2 pages) plus tax.
Prices are subject to change without notice. Inquire for the most current pricing.
- Extra Digital Images (color & b&w version)
- 1-4 images $20 each
- 5 images for $75 or
- 10 images for $125
- Full gallery upgrade with complimentary album*
- Petite Upgrade - $500
- Grande Upgrade - $100
- 8x8 Album with up to 20 pages - $250*
- Added Spread (2 pages) - $25 each
- 10x10 Album with up to 20 pages - $400*
- Added Spread (2 pages) - $35 each
*PLUS sales tax applied to all tangible products.
Final album cost depends on the images & layouts used.
How do you photograph portrait sessions?
Knowing not everyone is comfortable being in front of the camera (myself included), I will guide you into "poses" that will help you feel at ease and provide you with natural photos. By the end, it's my goal for you to feel happy and excited to get your photos back.
How long are your sessions?
Session lengths depend on your needs. Families, for example, might require a bit more time, especially with younger kids compared to a graduating senior or an adult needing updated headshots. Sessions are often about 30-90 minutes.
When will we get our photos?
You will typically receive an online gallery link with your edited photos within a few weeks (sometimes less depending on the season I photograph your story). You can download photos from the gallery but also share them, choose your favorites, and also order professional prints! If you want ideas of how to make a collage wall for your home, let me know and I'd be glad to design some ideas for you!
Do I need to order prints through you?
No, BUT I HIGHLY recommend it as the quality of my preferred printing company is guaranteed as opposed to other (sometimes cheaper for a reason) printing options. If you choose to print elsewhere, I cannot guarantee the quality of the prints will match the images I provide to you (you could end up with orange skin, for example).
What do I / We wear?
I highly suggest finding coordinating outfits with minimal patterns that help you feel more special than on normal days. Treat your photo session as a time to treat yourself to looking your best! Dress up a bit and enjoy! If you still want or need some ideas, let me know!
What if my kid(s) isn't/aren't' cooperative?
Breathe! As a mom of three, I get it! Kids don't always want to do what you want, especially on picture day when you want them to. Part of my approach is to play games with them and have the parents or siblings or whoever is there to do more interaction with them to help them forget about the camera and get some amazing moments. All I ask is you give me a chance to work my magic and feel free to bring a small treat as an incentive.
Do you have a studio?
No. I prefer to work on location, but if needed, we could certainly look into renting a studio space for an additional fee. I have some minimal studio equipment that could possibly be set up in your home, but let's talk about what you really want first.
Do you require a retainer fee?
If you want to reserve my services, it requires a $50 non-refundable retainer fee that will apply to the final package you choose. If we need to reschedule your session, the fee will apply to the rescheduled session as long as it is within a calendar year of the original session date.
How do payments work?
Because I know affording a great photo session can be hard to manage, I am willing to arrange a payment plan to make it easier to budget. All sessions must be paid in full before the session occurs. Any upgrades and extras must be paid in full before the items are released to you. Again, payment plans are an option to help the budget.