Fall 2017 Portrait update:

 

Select portrait times available in November

Remember after daylight savings the sun sets early.  The best time to start your session will be around 3:30 PM, but we can work with other times.

Sessions will be available the first 2 weekends in December, but there will be a $50 rush charge for anyone wanting a shoot in December and edits available in time for Christmas cards and prints.  If you don't need them for Christmas, the rush charge is waived. 

Starting in January, we will return to our normal rates.

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The basic portrait session:

I work on location not in a studio.   I most often work outdoors in natural light, though will occasionally work with a client indoors during daytime hours or if the home or chosen site is well lit.    I can suggest several good spots to you, and am happy to arrange a photo shoot at a place that is meaningful to you or your family member(s).  

$200 total for shooting and editing with 1-4 people.  The first $100 up front is your sitting fee due at time of session or during busy times - I may require it up front to reserve your time.  The 2nd $100 is due at the time your images are edited and ready to print or download.

More than 4 in your family/ group?  No problem for just $25 you can add 2 additional people or one additional furred, scaled or feathered friend. 

 If you have more than 8 people in your family or group  or you want to schedule a shoot lasting longer than 2 hours (think half day or full day event) - contact me to negotiate a fair price.  

 Editing / Prints

I don't make scads of money off of printing, but editing does take time, usually far more time than the photo shoot itself.  As a result there is an editing fee if you shop around you will find it is quite reasonable.  This is for groups up to 8.          

  • $100* for edited images.  At least 15 printable images will be made available for free download or for printing here on Zenfolio.  
  • You can view images here as I work on them.  Once you have paid the editing fee I will release the free download option and you can download the images to be printed anywhere, or to post online, email to your friends and relatives, etc. 
  • Additions:  If you want a physical disk or jump drive that's an additional $20 or you can provide me with your own blank disk.  If you want all of your images it should be at least 4 gig.  If you just want 15-30 edited images then 1 gig should do.
  • Please consider ordering prints here on Zenfolio.  They have some beautiful options like printing on canvas, glass, and other surfaces.

Prints and products

  • Zenfolio offers prints on several different papers in addition to canvas.
  • They also offer several products such as mugs, cards, ornaments, key chains, and books etc.
  • If you would like a product that is not available here such as a photo book - call or email me and we can talk about options such as other sites that offer these products.  If you want me to put together the book for you it will be $100 for a 20 page book, more pages are more.
  • If you are interested in a t-shirt I can upload a high resolution image to cafe press or another shirt printing company.
  • After you pay your editing fee I will release your free downloads and you can print them here or on another site in addition to putting them on your phone, website, etc.
  • If there is an online hosting service or printing service you prefer to use (Flickr, Ritz, Kodak, Snapfish, MPIX etc) we can discuss the logistics of getting your images onto that site.

 

* If your group size is over 8 or you want an event photographed please contact me to discuss details.  Larger groups require more work both for posing and editing and will necessitate a larger editing fee.

To sum it up:   For $200-500 a couple or small family can have 15-30 (often more) treasured images to use in email, cards, wall prints, or on other merchandise like keychains or books.  This is also a great option for a group of friends (think girlfriends' reunion or last get together before someone in your group moves out of town).

 

If the standard session doesn't suit you ask about a mini.  I sometimes run specials on mini sessions around holidays.  A mini is generally a 30 minute session with shooting and editing fee rolled into one.  The price includes a smaller number of edited images available in time for the special event or holiday.  The earlier you schedule a mini prior to your printing deadline/ gifting deadline - the more reasonable the price.  

November 30 minute minis are $100 In December $150