FAMILIES

FAMILY SESSIONS

 Before Session

I am currently booking family sessions through December 2017. Sessions take place either at your home or an outdoor location - park, beach, alley.  I have several local spots that I am happy to recommend. My fall months book up very quickly, so please plan ahead.

 

During Session

My family sessions usually last about an hour.  I like to start off my sessions by having a small chat and getting to know your family a bit. I try to get the kids ‘on my side’ from the beginning, and let them know that even though this is a photo shoot, we will have fun!

 

I won’t ever need you to tell the kids to say cheese, or look at the camera. I go at their pace and take extra time if needed. I don’t know how many times a parent has left a shoot apologizing that little Billy didn’t cooperate.  That same parent is usually calling me after they have seen their gallery amazed at all of the great images that we got.  Have faith!  I have never walked away from a shoot not having gotten what I needed to make you happy.

 

For you to completely relax, I need to take over a bit, and if I need help I will ask for it. Sometimes it is best for me to go off away from the rest of the group with little ones. They feel less pressure and I can get them to relax. So don’t be surprised or alarmed if I take someone aside. I might also ask you to do something that you think is totally “out there”. Just go with it.

 

I am here to sincerely capture your connections and love for each other, so the more you interact and pretend I am not there the better. I want you to treat me like I am an old friend who just happens to have a camera with her.  Your kids will follow suit.

 

After Session

Two weeks after your session, you will receive the online password protected gallery containing your 40+ edited images to view. From this gallery, you will choose which images you want to purchase - digital jpeg images and/or prints.  The gallery will remain up for 2 weeks, which gives you plenty of time to make your decisions.  I like to either chat on the phone or set up a face-to-face meeting sometime during this 2 week window to answer any questions and assist in your decision making process.  

 

Session Fee:  $225

Session fee is for time only. Up to 6 people - $25 per additional person

 

Most of my clients purchase digital files from their session. If you purchase the files, you can print and share and enlarge as much as you want, whenever you are ready. You also have them on a flash drive as keepsakes and can use them online with photo credit. Digital files offer incredible ease and value but aren’t for everyone. If you are interested only in prints or other products, they are available to you a la carte without the digital image investment.

 

Digital Files:

1 image - $30

5 images - $120

10 images - $220

 

Basic print prices (if you don’t purchase the digital files):

4×6  $12

5×7  $15

8×10  $25

12×18  $40

16×20  $80

*Many other sizes and print products available.