Portait & Lifestyle Prices

2018

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Hey, there! 

Thanks so much for reaching out and inquiring about our prices. We are so pumped to work with you! Before we get going though, there are some things we want you to be aware of: We work in a documentary style manner. What does that mean, exactly? We are so glad you asked!

We do not pose. We give direction, but we do not pose. We prefer to let things unfold naturally.

So, when it comes to newborn sessions, for example, we don't put your baby in a squishy little contortionist pose. We let them squirm around in their crib, on their soft rug, and everywhere in between. We love it when the parents and siblings get involved, so we will have you hold your sweet baby and cuddle them. We will give you direction (ie. "look over here, over there, put your arms around each other, etc.), but for the most part, we really prefer to capture your family how they are in this moment. Because we truly believe in telling your story fully and authentically. 

The same is true for seniors and portrait sessions. We will give you direction, but we talk to you throughout the session, to let your personality shine through. 

 

So, to sum it up, we believe in capturing your story authentically. We want to capture your personalities and your story how they are at this time in your life. We want you to look back on these photos and remember what it felt like at this moment, and we want to evoke nostalgia and emotion. 

So, if this all sounds great to you, let's talk about pricing! 

 
 

Pricing

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Newborns: $350

*Up to one hour
50 + photos
Online gallery
Digital download
Print release

 

Families: $400

*Up to one hour
50+ photos
Online gallery
Digital download
Print release 

 

Seniors + Maternity: $250

One hour
50+ photos
Online gallery
Digital download
Print release

 

Couples/Engagements: $350

One hour
50+ photos
Online gallery
Digital download
Print release
*When you book a wedding with us, we offer a discounted rate. 
 

All sessions include:
An in depth styling guide discussing what to wear for your session
Lots of communication
10% off print and album orders

* For family and newborn sessions, you may notice that it says "up to" one hour. If for some reason the kids/newborns aren't super thrilled about being there and it becomes difficult to take photos of them, we will call the session early as long as we feel as though we have everything we need. But don't worry-- we give you directions to make sure they're as happy as can be, and we never leave until we have more than enough photos! 

 

leather bound albums & prints

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Leather-bound Albums

A professionally designed leather album, that won't fade over time: These are the perfect heirloom and memory from this special time in your life that you can look back on and show your kids and grandkids. We design the photo album with you in mind, and send you proofs throughout the entire process to make sure that everything is laid out how you like it. We have been designing albums for years, and know how important they are. We are there to do all of it to make sure that you are getting the best quality album available, that it looks nice, and so that you can just relax after your session and not have to worry about it. Our clients say all the time how much they appreciate their albums, and how happy they are to have something tangible to look back on time and time again. 

 

Album 1:
$300

- 5x5
- leather-bound in your choice of color
- 25 spreads

 

Album 2:
$500

- 10x10
- leather-bound in your choice of color
- 35 spreads

Album 3:
$800

- 12x12
-leatherbound in your choice of color
-50 spreads

Prints: 

Prints are the bee's knees. We have them hung up all over our house. One thing we have found, and the reason we truly believe that you should buy them professionally, is that when you buy prints from Walmart, Target, etc., the colors vary and are incredibly "off". We use a professional printing company, used specifically for photographers, to make sure that your photos are as true to color as possible, and that they are as high quality as possible. Here are some of the different printing options we offer:

 

Package 1: $30

Set of 10 5x7 photographs
True to color
Matte print

 

Package 2: $50

Set of 25 5x7 photographs
True to color
Matte print

 

Package 3: $75

Set of 50 5x7 prints
True to color
Matte print

 

Canvases: 

A fun and beautiful way to blow up your photographs and display them all over the house. We use the same lab we use for the prints, to make sure that your canvases are true to color, high quality, and absolutely amazing. 

 

Canvas 1: $75

8x10
Matte finish
True to color
Easy to hang

 

Canvas 2: $150

16x24
Matte finish
True to color
Easy to hang

 

Canvas 3: $200

24x30
Matte finish
True to color
Easy to hang

 
 

frequently asked questions

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Do you travel? Absolutely!

Will we have to pay a travel fee? This is totally dependent on where you decide to do the session! If it is within a 50 mile radius, we don’t charge for travel. However, when we start to get outside of that radius, we charge based on the Kelly Blue Book price- .53/mile, which covers gas and wear and tear of the car. 

Do you give RAWs (unedited photos)? We do not! Only 1/3 of our work is done after we take the photos. Editing is most of our work, and by giving you the RAWs, it would be like us giving you a painting that is only outlined, and not filled it! It wouldn't be consistent with our work or our style, which is what you are hiring us for.

Why should we book y’all when we know a friend who will do it for cheap? Great question! We are all about a good deal, but we genuinely believe that photography isn’t something that should be skimped on. When you hire a photographer, you are hiring their experience, style, and expertise. We’ve been doing this for years, and we know what we’re doing and strive to make the most of your photo experince. When you choose a photographer who is cheaper or are just starting out, you run the risk of some precious moments not being captured, or being captured poorly. We want to make sure that your day is captured beautifully and fully. So while we understand deals, please understand that you cannot hire a cheap photographer and receive a high quality experience! 

How do you accept payment? We either accept a check or online payment. If you do not feel comfortable mailing your retainer to us, then we will invoice you through PayPal. We will have to add a 3% processing fee, so the 10% retainer will be taken out of the total, and we will add a 3% processing fee. Since the processing fee does not go directly toward us, it will not be taken out of your total amount. 

What kind of bear is best? False. Black bear. Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica. (please tell us you watch The Office, too). 

Cool! How do we book?

We require a 10% retainer that goes toward your total and a signed contract in order to book with us. Let us know what package you are interested in, and we will draw up a contract for you. *The rest of the payment is due the day of the session.