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Photo Session Pricing and More

{about my photography}

My photography varies greatly from department store photography. Prices reflect this. Before you contact me to set up a session, please learn about my style and consider whether I’m the right photographer for you.

I invest a great deal of time and talent in your family’s images through planning, purchasing and hauling props, shooting, editing, and uploading your generous gallery. When we meet for your session you can expect a relaxed, “chill” atmosphere where I capture your personalities.

Please don’t fret about forcing smiles, looking into the camera, or posing. It’s my job as photographer to direct you as I see fit. What I see and what you see are  two very different things. I’m looking at light, expressions, connections. I ask that you trust me and just relax.

{about my clients}

My clients are fun, laid back, creative, cool, and open to new ideas when it comes to portraits. They let me take ideas and run with them, and refer me to their friends but secretly want to keep me to themselves. They come back each year with bigger kids and bigger families. They hand me an old quilt and say, “Can you work this in somehow?” I love that. I honor my clients by providing generous galleries that they can download and keep forever. I want my clients to have every precious shot.



  {Prices and Sessions for 2016}

Prices are subject to change without notice. 

 

Which session suits your needs?

Lifestyle: Client home or outdoor location (weather permitting)

For families and/or children: $225, 1-2 hours, 50 images (minimum) provided via digital download.

Up to 4 people, ($25 each additional person, maximum 6) at client’s home or on location, captures the essence of your family in a photojournalistic style. Make cookies, read books, jump on beds, build a snowman, play on the beach, picnic in the park…Curls, grins, eye lashes, wiggly toes, freckles, grass stained knees and giggles. Timeless pictures with every detail captured. Just enjoy each other and I’ll capture it all. Some relaxed posed group shots are included as well as individual portraits. Maximum 6 people. Friendly pets welcome. Littel red wagon-load of props included with outdoor session.

Example: http://www.hopscotchanddandelions.com/2013/02/19/a-day-in-the-life/

Styled session: $250: 1-2 hours. Includes use of several props which I will design and set up in advance of the session. 50 images minimum provided via digital download.

Up to three children 12 and under. Additional children $25 each. Themes are planned with clients and clients may be responsible for collecting/contributing props if needed. Themed sessions are outdoors,  May-October only.

Example: http://www.hopscotchanddandelions.com/2013/08/10/tea-for-two/

Newborn Lifestyle: $300, 1-2 hours, 40 images (minimum) provided via digital download

1 newborn 8 weeks old or younger (preferably younger than 14 days), multiples add $50 for each. Home with baby, a session that captures your new little one as well as the family as a unit. It is so important for parents to be present in pictures, and this sessions portrays the love and tenderness of what having a new baby is all about. Dozens of indiviual newborn shots will be captured, but unnatural posing of newborns is NOT what I do. 

Example: http://www.hopscotchanddandelions.com/newborn-baby-zaiden/

Senior Portraits: $350, 2-3 hours, 50 images (minimum) provided via digital download

Up to two locations, unlimited wardrobe changes, 3 watermarked online images for FaceBook sharing. Professional prints available at very reasonable prices.

Example:http://www.hopscotchanddandelions.com/2013/09/14/senior-gallery/

{FYI}

Prints: Your gallery will be up for 7 days, during which time you will download your images and will have the option to order prints at my incredibly reasonable rates. For example, a 4×6 print is just $6. Want a custom designed book or collage? Just ask, I’ll send you my design rates.

Return client discount: Returning clients save 10% off all future sessions (does not apply to mini sessions or sale promotions).

{testimonials}

Check out these testimonials from clients and decide if this is the kind of reaction you want to have when you see your pictures!

“…Words can’t express how much I LOVE these pics!  Thank you so much for capturing my little one in a way that will always touch my heart.”

“I cried immediately upon seeing these. I don’t know how you do it…it all seems magical to me, you are one of a kind and you worked so hard that day, so incredibly hard. Thank you just doesn’t seem enough!”

“LOVE LOVE LOVE all the pictures! Words will never even begin to express how much I appreciate your talent. Each time I look at them (about every half hour) I cry.  You have a knack of capturing those moments that show how much love we all have for each other.”

You amaze me Mary Ann, and I am in awe of your talent and your genuine nature!”


{reasons why you should consider booking me early}

I’m a mom of three and a full time reading teacher. Photography is my part-time love; a hobby that I turned turned into a business in 2010 to supplement my income and allow me to grow creatively as a photographer. When someone asks, “How do you do it all?” I chuckle and tell them the truth. I don’t. I book photo sessions only two weekends a month during the school year, and sometimes I’m offering only one session on any given weekend. I don’t ever  like doing more than one session a day, and as a rule will not book another session on a day where there is one already.

Summertime I open up a bit more and throw in a weeknight here and there too for seniors. But not too many, because I like to have  plenty of time in between sessions so I can really focus (pun intended) on my clients’ individual needs. It’s how I avoid burnout and stay true to myself.

When you contact me to book a session, I will send a client agreement for you to read, sign, and return with your session deposit. I ask that you read this carefully, so you understand fully what to expect before, during, and after your session. When your payment is received, I will confirm your booking date and time via email. Your agreement will have legal details about your session, like what is included and what my policies are, and how you can download images and order prints. Your remaining balance is due the day of your session.

During the winter months I scale back considerably, shooting only newborns and indoor family lifestyle session as long as the family has ample natural light in their home. I do have minimal artificial lighting available for newborn sessions if need be, but I prefer to travel light. Spring, summer and fall sessions are all shot outside, except for newborn sessions. I have learned that hauling backdrops and lighting is more work than I physically am capable of doing. So simply put, I don’t do that anymore.

questions?

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Full payment must be received to shoot your session.

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