Premium Session ($175), perfect for high school seniors, newborns, couples, and families, includes:
- Pre-session planning
- 1-3 hour on-location session
- Time and talent of photographer
- Private online proof gallery of 25-35 images
- Covers up to 4 people, $25 for each additional person.
A $175 (+ tax) Reservation Fee is required to book your date and covers the cost of the session. Print package pricing here. Prices subject to change without notice. Contact me for information about large group sessions. See “Session Details” page for what to expect at a session. A reasonable fee will be added to any sessions that require more than 20 miles of travel.
Sessions are shot in your home/yard or another location of your choice (a local park, an urban setting, a beach, etc.). Seniors may wish to shoot at multiple locations to get a variety of looks to their photographs. Outdoor sessions provide for a relaxed environment and (usually) the best lighting.
If you choose to use your home, there needs to be plenty of natural light. When I arrive you can give me the grand tour so we can select the spaces in your home that will produce the best light. Don’t be surprised if we have to move a few things around to do so!
Each session lasts from one to three hours. I aim for a relaxed, fun time in which a mixture of posed and candid shots will be taken. If I am working with kids, I will spend some time getting to know them a little before picking up the camera. Plenty of time is allowed for clothing and/or diaper changes and feeding or snacks if necessary.
The more I “disappear” during the session, the better. I want to capture natural interactions, genuine smiles and real personalities. Some kids can feel pressure from their parents to act a certain way, so I may ask you to give them a little space at times.
What to Wear
Solids or large prints in classic colors work very well. Clothing without cartoons, words or logos or busy patterns will help produce timeless images. Seniors might wish to dress in something that lets their personality shine through. If kids are dressed in their Sunday best, photographs will often reflect this; they will act in a stiff, forced manner. So leave the crisp, formal stuff in the closet and let them cut loose a little. We want their true selves to shine! If you have an idea of what you would like but want a second opinion, I would be happy to help you choose an outfit or two when I arrive.
If you have a prop you would like to use (e.g. an heirloom tricycle, an accessory like a hat or scarf, a favorite blanket or toy), let me know and we’ll include it in some of the images. Newborns and babies look great in a diaper or even their birthday suits. Newborns tend to be the most sleepy and cooperative if they can be photographed within 2 weeks of birth.
I am available for out-of-town sessions; please contact me for travel pricing.
Within two weeks of your session, you can expect an online proofing gallery with 25-35 images, artistically edited to look their best. Feel free to share the gallery with your family and friends in case they would like to order images.
A $175 Reservation Fee is required to book your date and is applied in full toward your Premium Session. Prints may be ordered up to 2 weeks after your gallery is posted, and payment is due at the time the order is placed. I accept cash, check and credit card.
Additionally requested post-processing is $25/hour.
Current methods of payment accepted are cash, check and credit card. All pricing is subject to change without notice. Session fees will be honored as listed at the time the appointment was booked.