Our photo session pricing starts at $300 and goes up from there depending on the type of session and products wanted from your shoot. Please contact us with a description of your desired session and we will email you back with your custom quote.
Different sessions have different session fees and offerings, please read the description for the session choice ahead of time to insure you understand the pricing and what is included. Most times it is just the session fee and everything else is available a la carte or bundled in product packages.
There are so many factors that go into why photographers charge what they charge but here are a few factors that go into my fees.
The Gear - Nikon D5, Multiple Lenses, Studio Lights - Bulbs Needing replaced, Insurance on the gear
The Props - Most money I make goes into keeping props fresh and new -new props, clothing options, wraps, headbands, everything adds up. And I love helping to make custom props for shoots when I know desires ahead of time.
The Time - There is a lot of time that goes into marketing, social media, client consulations, email answering, photo sessions, editing (about 3 hours editing time for every hour shot, this does not include fine art photos which take anywhere from 30 minutes to multiple hours to complete per image)
The Subscription Costs - Every program I use costs money to use, Wufoo for questionnaires, Zenfolio for image hosting, Godaddy for this website, Music licensing sites for slideshows, Photoshop and lightroom.
Continuing Education - I have a bachelors degree in fine arts, worked as a photo editor and I am constantly expanding and building on my skills by attending in person and online education courses for posing, lighting, photoshop etc.
Products Cost Money - All the products you receive are the highest archival quality and can not be purchased locally. These are products not available to the general public and the quality does not compare.
My Family - I am the provider for my family of 6, I have to charge so my family can live.
Honestly I LOVE photography and hate that I had to write anything on this page but after being contacted for numerous discounts or free sessions I just had to. I can't help but thinking that most people do not walk into Target and expect to get everything in their cart for free. Please don't expect that from creative people either.
Because of the custom nature of photography, and the instant download ability of digitals all sales are final and there are no refunds. If a child just wont be photographed on a given day, photographer will discuss backup dates or plans to get better images on another day. This will be a reschedule a photographers discretion.