How does your pricing work?
There are two pricing options for sessions - All-inclusive OR a Session Fee + Collection of choice
One set fee ($595 or $695 depending on session type). This fee covers the session itself + full gallery of edited high resolution images w/printing rights (the amount of images per session varies with each session, but can be anywhere from 25-75 images).
The non-refundable session retainer ($150-200) is due upfront to book. This is applied towards session total. The remaining balance is due by the date of scheduled session.
This option must be chosen PRIOR to your session.
Session Fee + Collection of choice
A non-refundable session fee due upfront to book ($150-200). This does not include digital images or products.
Choice of 1 of 3 collections chosen and paid for by date of session. Each collection varies in amount of images and/or products or print credits included.
Minimum collection purchase ($395) is required for your session. However, you may upgrade your collection after you see your session proofs if you choose!
How long are your typical sessions?
This can vary a bit depending on the type of session, but generally anything involving children is no more than 45 minutes. That’s usually as long as they will tolerate and I’d rather end the session on a fun, happy note than push them and turn it into an unpleasant experience. For families with older children, anywhere form 60-90 minutes (or until we run out of light).
Newborn sessions are anywhere from 90 minutes-2 hours, depending on the needs/temperament of your baby, nursing/feeding breaks, etc.
Help! What do I wear?
I go through this in more depth in the client welcome guide (sent upon booking), but I can help as much or as little as you’d like with wardrobe! All clients will have access to a complimentary online styling website - with just a few questions it can customize outfits for the whole family based on the color palate/style you are going for. You can then use this simply for inspiration only, or you can purchase outfits directly through the online links provided. Alternatively, I have a Pinterest board with inspiration, as well as a client closet full of dresses for moms and a large array of outfits for babies 6-18 mo old. Ask me questions. Text me photos. I’m happy to help! I want to make this aspect of your session as stress free as possible!
What should I bring to our session?
Yourselves :) I bring a large blanket to family sessions, but aside from that am prop-free. If there is anything special you want incorporated in your session you are welcome to bring that.
What time of day do you hold sessions?
In order to capture the most beautiful light, family sessions are held 1.5 hours prior to sunset. I use sunrise-sunset.org to track sunset based on the time of year & will use this to schedule your session start time.
Newborn sessions are held either at 9:30 am or 12:30 pm.
How long does it take to get my photos back?
My typical turnaround time is 2-3 weeks for photo sessions, 3-5 weeks for film + photo sessions.
Do you travel?
Yes! I love to travel! Travel within 45 miles is included in all sessions. Travel within 100 miles is included for in-home, family films, or hospital sessions.
For anything beyond this, I charge $50/hr one-way. If more than 4 hours one way, I would also request overnight accommodations (or flight/travel/lodging if beyond driving distance).
Extended families - how does that work?
Extended families include anyone beyond Mom, Dad & immediate children. Grandparents/aunts/uncles/sister’s family/etc. fall into the extended family category. Additional family members are charged $25/person on top of the base family session fee.
Do you offer mentor?
Coming Spring 2019!
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