Information & Pricing

The Portrait Experience

Much like our Wedding work, Lifestyle Portrait Sessions capture your family as you are. Sessions (including Maternity, Newborn, and Family Portraits) are full of energy and those ‘in-between’ moments that make you unique. Our favorite sessions have had children wearing their Halloween costumes, newborns being watched over by the family dog, and a family with the case of the giggles. I prefer to shoot these sessions where you are most comfortable, whether that is your home or your favorite place to be. And don’t worry, we can help pose you for the camera if you need help.

Every session includes :

Portrait Consultation
Laid Back Sessions
Natural Posing
Beautifully Unique Products

 

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I schedule my session?

FAMILY PORTRAITS/TWEEN SESSIONS

Anytime is a great time for Family Portraits/Tween Sessions. Sessions in the fall certainly fill up but that doesn't have to be the only time to capture your family as they are.

MATERNITY SESSIONS

For Maternity Sessions, the best time is between 32 and 36 weeks. Having twins? You might want to think about moving that date up 4-5 weeks.

NEWBORN SESSIONS

Baby’s first photo shoot should take place as soon as possible after birth, but can be done anytime from the day after birth to two weeks old. Newborn sessions do include parents/siblings in addition to the baby. 

CORPORATE HEADSHOTS

Business and Corporate Headshots can be schedule anytime during the week from 9am-6pm. While I prefer to shoot corporate headshots on location at the place of business, I can accomodate clients in my home studio, if needed.

What’s the best time of day to shoot?

For family portrait sessions with older children, tween sessions, and high school senior sessions, I recommend starting the session between 90 minutes and two hours before sunset. That gives us plenty of time to shoot with daylight and yummy sunset light.

For family portrait sessions with young children, I recommend morning sessions. Young children seem to be more cooperative in the morning (trust me, I have two!).

Newborns sessions are shot around your 2-3 hour feeding cycle. I like to arrive to set up while you are feeding the baby.

When can I expect to see my images?

Family Portraits/Tween Sessions/Maternity/Newborn can all be seen in an in-person review of the images that will take place within 10-14 days of your shoot. Orders placed on the day of your in-person review will be placed immediately and can be expected within two weeks (for prints and Canvas Prints) to three weeks (for Session Books and Wood Prints).

Business Headshot proofs can be ready within 12 hours of shoot.

How many final images will I see?

Most clients will review approximately 50 final images. 

Business Headshot clients will review approximately 10-20 final images due to the abbreviated nature of the shoot.

Will we get the Digital Images from our shoot?

Prints, Products and Digital Images are not included in your Session Fee, but can be purchased separately either a la carte or as a part of a Collection.

Is there a minimum order requirement?

For Portrait Sessions (Family Portraits/Tween Sessions/Maternity/Newborn/Headshots), there is no minimum order requirement.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Session Fees and Product Orders can be paid by cash, check, or credit card. Venmo and Paypal are also accepted.

How long will our session last?

With the exception of Newborn Sessions (which are longer) and Corporate Headshots/Profile Pics (which can be shorter), you should expect your session to last about an hour. 

Pricing & Process

Step One: Reserve with Session Fee

The session Fee for any Lifestyle Portraits Session is $150

  • Family
  • Maternity
  • Newborn
  • Kids/Tweens
  • Corporate Headshots/Profile Pics

Baby’s First Year Plans are available starting at $345 and includes the Session Fees for:

  • Newborn Session
  • 6 months Session
  • Cake Smash Session for the first birthday

Step Two: Select a Print Collection

About 10 days after your session, you can expect to see your preview images either in an in-person setting or via an online gallery. Printed Products are available for purchase at that time (either a la carte or in a Collection). Print Collections start at $275 and may include the following

  • Gift Prints (sized 5x7 and 8x10)
  • Wall Prints (sized 11x14 and larger and mounted ready to be framed)
  • Wood Prints
  • Portrait Print Collections
  • Digital Images
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