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i live in Kansas... i travel often to photograph people, families and occasional weddings..

i rarely answer my phone because i have four kids and things often sound like complete chaos so the best way to get in touch is a simple email.. i promise i will get in touch super soon.. 

 

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so.. how much?

this is so 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

 this is our life - $950 (digital files)

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 caputuring 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 alseep".. whatever life is right now for you.. that's what we will capture

this is us - $750 (digital images)

this is a normal photo session... photographing your family.. not painful and posed, but more of an hour - on location or at home.. family pics, individual of the kids.. Perfect for a yearly photosession.. graduation.. 

 

what comes with these digital packages... ?

many clients like having the option to print their images on their own..  if you choose the digital package, you do get a set of proofs as well as a 16x20 mounted print and you can still order prints through me - especially enlargements.. print pricing would be discounted 15%.  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.  

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 $850 purchase.

a la carte print pricing goes a bit like this. 

5x7 and smaller $20

8x10 $40

11x14  $90

 

*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.

 

expectations

so here's the deal - you can hire someone cheaper.. totally... 

but.. what makes me, well, me, - ya see.. it's not my job to take your picture.. anyone with a good camera can do that.. that's not why people hire me..  what i do best - the thing that is my job is to get your true expressions.. to make it as painless as possible.. to perhaps, even have you enjoy getting your pictures taken.. i love figuring out what gets your kids to smile.. or to trick them to stare with wide eyes in to my camera.. to get your husband to relax for a minute.. your wife to breathe and chill..  to get past that fake smile...  that is my job, to get to who you really are.. it is my job to get you to relax, let go a bit and to get your guard down and see you.. to get true smiles, true happiness, true interactions, moments. to capture your relationships.. the laughter, the excitement, adoration .. 

it's my job to see past the cute clothes and the perfect hair.. that shouldn't be the first thing you see in a picture.. well, not my pictures anyway.. sure, that adds to the image.. but it's not about the clothes

at a session, if i'm taking pics of your kids, i will probably ask you to step back a bit.. let me get the kids to play along.. i'll get it.. you relax - sit back, chill... let me hang out with your family for a while and i will get the images you are looking for.. that's why you hire me...

i don't send you home with a CD of 300 pictures to wade through and try to figure out which is best.. part of my job is to know which one is best.. which one best reflects what you are looking for... you will get about 30-40 images.. sometimes a few less, often times many more.. they will each be unique images.. 

you won't find heavy editing.. no selective color... no multiple image of the same-ish smile... and don't use flash.. i don't pose, but i will guide.. 

and.. i can tell you.. most people actually enjoy our sessions.. my best recommendations come from the husbands of the crazy stressed out wives (yes, i too turn in to one of these wives).. in the end, we usually have fun and I get everyone back to life after a lot of laughter.. and it goes by quickly...

sessions take place where ever you'd like.. home, out at a fun or pretty location - we can find an empty field and let your kids run around - it doesn't have to be too thought out... downtowns offer goregous session opportunities too.. 

if you are interested, contact me.. you don't have to have it all figured out yet.. just let me know what you think you might like and we will customize from there.


 

 

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