Portrait Photography

I’m passionate about capturing the beauty of natural objects as light illuminates them in just the right way and reveals their most radiant essence. The same holds true for photographing people and the amazing constellation of stories, interests, emotions, and relationships that make them unique. I look for, facilitate, and capture moments when the light shines through.

 

 

 

I offer on-location sessions for:
  • Individuals, couples, families
  • Seniors/yearbook/prom
  • Maternity/birth/newborn
  • Lifestyle photography (apple orchard, pumpkin patch, park, etc.)
  • Hospice/end-of-life photography

We are in awe! We love the photos so much! We keep looking at them over and over. Thank you, thank you! It was such a great experience, and being able to be creative with you was so much fun. Over the weekend after our shoot, it really started to sink in even further that we are going to be parents. Now we have these awesome photos to look at and you to thank as one of our memories on this journey to parenthood! It’s such an exciting time for us, and we cannot wait to frame them and put them up next to our baby’s crib. Thank you for a comfortable and easy going experience. You brought out the true beauty of me becoming a mother and (my husband) becoming a father.

-M.T., maternity photography client

 
A standard photography session with me includes:
  • A client welcome guide that contains lots of useful tips and information to help prepare you for your session
  • A personal consultation to go over ideas and create a shared vision for your session
  • Links to my idea files on Pinterest 
  • A 60-minute photo session
  • Your own private, password-protected, online proof gallery to view, share, and optionally purchase your photos
  • Professional retouching services: Complimentary, professionally edited, full-resolution .jpg downloads of 3-5 of your favorite images 
  • Several hours of behind-the-scenes work from initial consultation to delivery of images
“Friends” Senior Portrait Shoots:

I also offer “friends” senior portrait shoots if you and one or more of your friends would like to have senior portraits done at the same time. This can be a really fun and option and is also a way to split the cost! For a friends session, you’ll have fewer proofs to choose from than you would from an individual session – which actually makes the selection process easier. And the smiles and expressions will be as genuine as can be because you’ll be with friends! 

FAQs

What does it cost?

Costs vary depending on a variety of factors (including distance, location, length of session, number of people, complexity), so please contact me directly.

Do you offer mini sessions?

Yes! I offer 20-minute mini-sessions either through block-booking or at Hudson Crossing Park in Schuylerville.  

When is payment due?

A 50% deposit is required to book your session, and the balance is due the day before the session.

When and how will I see the proofs?

You will receive a link to your online photo gallery within three days following the photo session. Since I use an online gallery, there is no need to schedule a follow-up meeting to go over your proofs and order print packages. No high-pressure sales here! 🙂 You can take your time to review your images in the privacy of your own home and select your complimentary images. Your gallery will be available for 60 days, during which time you can select and download your choices.

I normally hand over the files for your favorite shots so you can order prints affordably on your own. I do not make money on selling print packages. However, if you’d prefer to order prints through me, that is also an option.

How do I order prints?

First, you choose which images you’d like to have made into prints. Then I make those full resolution images downloadable from your online gallery so you can have prints made through your lab of choice. (I will give you a short list of labs I recommend.) Most photographers do not do this, and it is a way to minimize your out-of-pocket cost for prints. I’m currently rethinking this approach, so it might change in the future.

If you do not want to order prints on your own, I can do it for you. The cost will be determined by the number and sizes of prints you’d like. For a rough estimate, you can check out what I charge for prints in my shop. However, package discounts are available, so your cost for portrait prints most likely will be lower.    

Do you photograph weddings?

Generally, no. I focus on portrait sessions and occasionally will photograph events and intimate weddings in more relaxed settings. Wedding photography tends to involve a different skill set, pace, and stress level than I choose to work with.

Will you give me the RAW images to edit on my own?

In the interest of maintaining brand integrity, I do not hand over unedited, RAW files to clients. 

Do you have a studio?

No. I keep operating costs down by working on-location.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Venmo, Paypal, Zelle, credit card, and cash.

For inquiries or to schedule a portrait session, please email me at susan@susantarameyer.com or text/call 518-312-1853. 

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