My sessions revolve greatly around getting to know you, instead of simply just putting you in front of the camera.
Therefore, each session is driven by capturing “real” moments in your life.
If you’re inquiring about session fee information, it’s important that I get a few details from you first – the time of year you want your photos taken, the location and the number of people involved. These three things largely determine the session fee, which starts at $100 for up to 5 people or $350 (which includes web files for Facebook), from January through July. Sessions photographed from August through December includes a set of custom holiday cards.
Families spend anywhere from $300-$1200 on their photography.
With that in mind, if you’re serious about booking then know that you’re actually scheduling 3 separate appointments with me.
- Pre-session Consultation: We go over the kinds of photos you like, clothing guidelines, products, pricing and location. All my products are a la carte, and include Digital Files, Prints and Specialty Albums. Maternity clients receive special rates on Birth and Newborn lifestyle shoots. Prices start at $20 for 5×7 prints and $40 per digital file.
- Session: The actual photo shoot happens on-location (either at your home or at a site where you’re most comfortable). Most of my sessions take roughly 1 hour to 90 minutes.
- View and Choose: Your gallery will be presented in your home for an in-person ordering session, during which I hook up my laptop to your TV to show your final images. During the ordering, I am happy to answer questions and give you a closer preview of images. The end result is a final experience and product I hope you will cherish for years.
What to Expect On-Location or at Home
You are in for a treat when choosing to capture your loved ones in their own environment. Besides providing an added level of comfort, your surroundings are used to create moments that help capture timeless moments, but with a modern flair. This is reflected through artistic use of lighting, composition, colors and movement.
If your session is at home – and weather-permitting – photos will be taken inside and outside. I seeks elements of your home that reflect who you are and what make you and your family special.
For a child who doesn’t want their photo taken, this can sometimes mean giving him or her some time and space before taking some shots. But it is most important not to feel rushed and let every session naturally unfold.
How far will you travel?
Anywhere and everywhere – almost. The majority of my sessions take place in the Iowa City and Quad City areas. However, I have done shoots are far as Peoria, Illinois, and central Iowa. There may be a travel fee depending on where you want your session. Please contact me for details at firstname.lastname@example.org.