Your session fee is due at the time of booking and includes the photographer's time and talent, as well as the final retouching on all ordered images. This is payable by check, cash or credit card.
Regular session fee- $150 (on location or in the studio)
Senior Classic Session - $150 includes one location and 2-3 changes of clothes
Senior Urban Session - $350 includes Pearl St. and Chautauqua locations and 3-4 changes of clothes
as well as 50 senior announcements
First Year Collection- $350 includes a free maternity portrait
3 sessions in the baby's first year
$100 credit toward the first year album
and $50 in portrait credit per session
Should you need to cancel or reschedule your session, please do so within 72 hours. If you cancel within 72 hours your session fee can be applied (once) to another date, otherwise it will be lost. With our Girls Only hotel shoots, a 1 week cancellation deadline is enforced due to the nature of the shoot and the expense of the hotel suite.
Weekends are reserved for Just Kids events, Boudoir hotel shoots, and select mini-sessions.
If you absolutely have to book a weekend appointment, please note that there is a $500 minimum order with your session. Thank you for helping me preserve my family time as I respect how important yours is to you.
What kind of investment do most families make?
Everyone has different needs and we offer a wide variety of products and choices for you to showcase your images. Most families will invest from $500- $1500 some more, some less. The most important thing is that we help you figure out the best way to showcase your portraits within your budget.
We highly recommend that you schedule a consultation at the studio in the weeks prior to your session. This is a great time to start talking and thinking about what you will do with your portraits! We specialize in custom wall art and design and you will have a chance to view some of our products and visualize what might work well in your space. We ask that prior to your session you photograph any walls on which you might want to put portraits (a quick iphone pic is fine). This helps us discuss great clothing options for your session, pull appropriate props and backdrops, and get to know you and your style! It is a very important step in the portrait process. At the time of your order we will be able to show you some beautiful suggestions custom designed for you, on your very own walls! We want to get to know you before your session, and a consultation is a great way to make sure the day of your shoot everything goes smoothly.
YOUR ORDERING APPOINTMENT-
When you schedule your portrait session, you will also be scheduling an ordering and design appointment for approximately one week after your session. At this appointment we will view all the images from your session, and walk you through the ordering process. All final selections will be made at this time. In our consult, we will have discussed your plans for your portraits and this will be the final step in designing your Custom Collection. After your order has been placed, and paid in full, an online gallery will be made available for sharing with family and friends. We will keep your images for a period of one year after your session in case you find that you need additional reprints at a later date. Should you wish to archive your images, we suggest purchasing our Archival Disc of Images.
In order for you to have the smoothest ordering experience and have access to our design expertise, we do not offer online ordering. Your ordering appointment will help you make all the decisions for your Portrait Collection. We will be able to show you cropping, custom effects, and your portraits on your own wall! After you have completed your order, and it is paid in full, we would be happy to put your favorite images in an online gallery for you to share with friends and family.
WHEN DO I GET TO TAKE MY PORTRAITS HOME?
Quality takes time therefore orders generally take between 3-5 weeks to complete. Custom framing and photo products take a little longer, but we pride ourselves on being fast. We work with only the best so you may get your products sooner than you expected! Trust us, it's worth the wait.
DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?
Ordering personal artwork for your home is indeed an investment, one that we hope will continue to stay in your family for generations. Therefore, in order to help you get everything that you really want, we offer a 2, 4, or 6 month payment plan with no interest. We require 2 credit card numbers and will charge your primary card on the first of each month. Just ask!
Referrals are the most important part of our business so we deeply appreciate you passing along our name and the experience you had with us. We have some great referral programs in place that benefit both you and your friends! If you have 25 friends and family members who would be interested in trying our services we will create a unique card for us to send them featuring images from your session. This card has an offer for them to try us out for a discount. For each card that comes back in, we will credit you for the same discount off your next purchase with us! Everyone wins! Also, if someone mentions that they were referred by you, you will get a $50 credit to your account. Feel free to ask us about details of each of these programs!
There is no gift more loved than gift certificates- right? Consider giving a new family the gift of portraits for their new baby, or helping a family with portraits at their child's birthday. We have gift certificates available and would even be happy to send them to the lucky recipient for you. Just ask!
A note about Personal Artwork...
Allowing us to capture the moments that are most important in your life and turn those into beautiful custom artworks for your home is a privilege. We will do absolutely everything in our power to make sure the experience is a great one. Our relationship with you will hopefully continue for many years. Over time, we hope to create for you a gallery of images for your home and a library of photo books that tell the continuing story of your family.