this is the not fun part.. talking about money..
the truth is, i'm not cheap.. it takes time to plan, edit, order and complete a session.. so.. um.. i'm expensive and slow.. wait, no.. i promise.. it's worth it..
as far as pricing/packages.. I have two ways you can go - this pricing is for groups of 5 or less... most of my clients prefer a digital package... some like getting prints... either way, a $200 non-refundable reservation fee is due to book your session.. that IS included in the pricing of the DIGITAL session below
Take a look under the Galleries to see examples of each of these types of sessions
this is us in mini - $400 (digital images)
a quicker - "we just need some updated pictures" - kind of session.. a 15-20 minute mini session - you'll get about 10 images... this session can take place wherever you would like....
this is us - $650 (digital images + proofs)
this is a normal photo session... photographing your family.. not painful and posed, usually 30-45 minutes - or up to 90 minutes if we need - on location or at home.. family pics, individual of the kids.. Perfect for a yearly photosession comes with 30-40 images.. (often many more.. )
this is our life - $850 (digital files + proofs)
so.. this is more of a documentary style session... . i love caputuring a family preparing dinner, reading bedtime stories, evening walks, tuck-ins.. drinks on the patio.. watching the kids play.. just the small mundane everyday things that all too soon are lost.. In this type of session - very laid back and either in your home, at a family farm, a campout - wherever your family makes special memories.. it's more than an hour - usually 2-3 hours.. but you are not "smiling posing" the whole time.. it's really capturing your family.. not perfect.. not all smiles.. sometimes boo-boos and tears.. sometimes a toddler meltdown may occur.. sometimes a sweet look between the parents.. sometimes a "I'm so glad they are asleep".. whatever life is right now for you.. that's what we will capture. this session will have a lot of images - 50-75 images is normal.. sometimes many more - perfect for making an album.. and the closest thing to stopping time for a bit..
what comes with these digital packages... ?
with all the sessions except the mini, you get a set of proofs. sessions booked after October 2016, images will be delivered in high resolution on a custom USB drive with a print release to print as you wish..
many clients like having the option to print their images on their own.. if you choose the digital package, you can still order prints through me - especially enlargements.. print pricing would be discounted 20%. canvases and custom design work would be discounted 10%. Frames and jewelry are full price.
the payment may be split in to two or three payments. final payment is due two weeks prior to your session. you do get a full set of proofs with this package your reservation fee is applied to this price.
digital is not for me - I just want prints
if you choose to go the more traditional photo session and purchaing prints... the reservation fee is $200 and is non refundable and is not applied toward prints.
there is a $300 minimum order for prints. proofs are included with a $500 purchase.
a la carte print pricing goes a bit like this.
5x7 and smaller $20
*for larger groups of 6-8, the digital package is $100 per person extra. groups of 8+ the digital package is $1500.
i accept checks, cash, Master Card, Visa and Discover. payment plans are available for any order over $300 but must be paid in full in 90 days. all custom design work must be paid at time the order is placed. digital and print orders will not be delivered until final payment is made.