Portrait Photography Services
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:
- family portraits
- senior portraits (group shoots available!)
- professional head shots
- publicity photos (performers, artists, etc.)
- engagement portraits
- maternity/birth/newborn photography
- baby gender reveal portraits
- lifestyle photography (i.e. hiking, walks at the park, beach outings, apple picking, pumpkin patch, gardening,
outdoor play, and more)
- 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 portrait 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 photographer who, having raised two children and been a kindergarten teacher for several years, has a natural rapport with children and parents and knows how to make everyone feel at ease and create a fun and memorable experience
- A 60-minute photo session that balances candid, authentic moments with posed shots
- Your own private, password-protected, online proof gallery to view, share, and optionally purchase your photos
- Four complimentary, professionally edited, full-resolution .jpg downloads of your (four) favorite images
- Assistance with planning wall galleries for your home (optional)
What are your rates?
I charge a $275 sitting fee for one-hour portrait sessions within a 20-mile radius of the 12871 zip code. A mileage charge of $0.60/mile applies for distances greater than 20 miles. A 50% deposit for the sitting fee is required to book your session, and the balance is due the day before the session. Professional editing services and four complimentary, edited .jpg images are included in the sitting fee. Any fees for additional images/prints can be handled directly through your private (password-protected) online gallery.
If you require a longer session (perhaps for larger groups or multiple locations), my per hour fee is generally $100 for each additional hour, which entitles you to two additional free .jpg photo downloads (per hour).
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.
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.
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.
Will you give me the RAW images to edit on my own?
In the interest of maintaining brand integrity, I do not hand over RAW files to clients.
That’s how it works! It’s simple and straightforward! And joyful and fun!
I also offer portrait parties and group senior portrait shoots! Please contact me for more information or if you are interested in hosting or planning one of these events in your home or business or on-location.
For inquiries or to schedule a portrait session on location or a portrait party, please email me at email@example.com or call 518-312-1853. I look forward to scheduling a session with you and creating heirloom images and memories that celebrate your most treasured relationships and showcase the magic of your personality!
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