Photography is one of those services out there with a huge range of pricing! Where do I fit in? First, let me tell you what you GET when you book with me, and that is VALUE for your money. I absolutely, 100% pride myself in the quality and consistency of my work. I know how to place you in the best possible lighting, in the best locations that I've scouted. I know how to pose you in flattering ways, and I know how to engage your family to get genuine smiles and emotions. You never have to wonder what to do because I will guide you through the session (my goal is for you to walk away feeling like it wasn't even a photo shoot, but more like we were hanging out). I also have a unique way of editing that will set your photos apart. In fact, ideal client is someone who truly values photography, so if that describes you... we will be a fantastic team!
My full session lasts one hour, $385, and comes with approximately 100+ digital images. They are high resolution, edited, and they come with full printing rights. (I provide a list of great places to go for prints). I also have a detailed clothing guide to help you get the very best results out of your session, and am always just a text away from helping you with your specific outfit choices. I love this part! (hopefully you will too) :).
Photos are one of the few things that increase in value over time. You can't turn back the clock and have another chance at truly beautiful pictures of you and your family at this exact stage of life, so I would love to work with you on achieving your dream photos! You will never regret making this a priority, you will only be ever so glad you did!
- F A Q ' s -
"What goes into your pricing?"
My expenses (yep I have them!) ;), expertise, and of course, time. I spend time communicating with clients, time traveling, time shooting, and time editing and color correcting to get your photos to look ammmmazing. I'm also a mother and specifically calculate my rates to be worth the time I spend away from my family.
"Do you offer mini sessions?"
I offer mini's just a few times a year (usually one date in the Spring and one in the Fall). I don't offer these every day because they take quite a bit of coordination - I need to get a number of families lined up on the same day, in the same general timespan, in the same location. That is how I can offer a discounted rate. That being said, in the past I have had a few individuals gather their own groups of friends/neighbors together for a private mini session date (I just need a minimum of 4 families). If that interests you I'd be happy to talk about options!
"How do I know which kind of session is right for me?"
Mini sessions are great when you want something really quick and at less of a cost than a full session. Mini's are 15 minutes and offered twice a year, so there may be a wait involved depending on the timing of when you need to take your photos. Also, 15 minutes can work for you, or it could be too short of a timespan for what you need. I'm happy to discuss it with you! Full sessions are fantastic for having time to get everything - not only just the highlights, but the moments in between, the details, playing shots, and it is nice and relaxed. We are also free to choose a day that works for both of us, whereas mini's are a set date. Each kind of session has their benefits! Many families with small children prefer a full session because it gives plenty of time and space if their kids need it. For what it's worth, I have never had a full or mini session that I didn't get some great images out of! So either kind of session is going to be AWESOME ;).
"What does it mean to get "high resolution" images?"
It means that the file sizes are large and will make for quality prints of any size.
What does it mean to get "full printing rights?"
It means you have the freedom to print the photos in any size and quantity you'd like. I do offer prints from a professional, high quality lab, but that is optional :). I also give suggestions to some online companies who do a great job on prints, and who to stay away from!
"I want to book! How do I talk my significant other into this?" (I get this question a lot) ;)
First off, I really, truly, through-and-through believe that photographs are PRICELESS. There are photos of my parents, children, of my wedding, newborn babies, my grandparents, etc. that I'd pay a million dollars for if I had to, and if I had a million dollars ;). They are worth everything to me because they are of the people I love, at a time I can't go back to. Of course us photographers need to put a price on our time and value (and I have crafted my price very carefully). Only YOU know your spouse and the dynamic you have together, but hopefully they will see your passion, see the value of what beautiful family pictures will add to your home and your memories, how quality over "cheap" REALLY matters on this one, and hey... at the end of the day, bribery is always an option ;).
If you have ANY other questions, I'm always happy to help! I'm a call or text away! 702.400.3337