We are a full-service studio! We can photograph most any subject, and carry a full line of products, including frames.
The Basic Portrait Sitting fee is $75.00 and includes:
Pre-Session consultation to learn about what you envision from the Session.
Up to one and a half hours of studio or on-location Photography with reasonable travel.
The Portrait Selection appointment at the studio, where you choose your favorites and we design your own Collection.
Specialty Sessions include Business Portraits, Bridal Portraits, Engagement Portrait, Senior Sessions, Maternity, and the Baby Steps Program. See below for more info!
Sunday Sessions start at $150.
Business Portraits for Commercial Use... $125 Includes an In-Studio Session ($150 for On-Location, plus travel costs for locations out of a 20 mile radius of the studio) and your favorite image, which is retouched, comes in color and black & white, in high resolution. Additional Images with the above treatments are available for $35 per image. While we do retain the copyright, these images are suitable for commercial use.
Bridal Session... $425 Up to 2.5 hours of Photography, and a Framed (up to Group 4) 16x24” Portrait.
Engagement Session... $425 Up to 2 hours of Photography, a Framed 16x24” Portrait, and one Image for newspaper announcement.
Senior Sessions... From $49 to $249, depending on how many locations are chosen, the length of the session, and how many outfit changes. Just ask and we'll send you the Senior Session Guide to help you decide which session is best for you, and to get some great hints to help you have a fantastic session!
Anticipation... a Maternity Portrait Session. Our maternity clients qualify to receive 25 free custom birth announcements with a minimum purchase of 25 announcements (that's a minimum $100.00 value!).
The Baby Steps Program: Your baby will grow so quickly during the first year. Take each stage as an opportunity to capture the milestones and remember those fleeting moments. (When purchased individually, a Beginnings Session is $150, others are $75 without the benefit of the Program.)
Beginnings... as a Newborn, up to one month old. You’ll treasure the portraits, as well as all the little details (eyes, fingers, toes, nose) forever! And what a perfect time to capture that amazing bond between Mom, Dad, and Baby.
Awareness... at three months. Baby is suddenly aware of so much! Rolling over and pushing up are favorite activities to capture.
Moments... at six months. Curiosity has helped baby develop a desire to crawl and sit up! More than ever, each moment is a learning experience.
Independence!... at 12 months. Now that they are walking, nothing can stop them. What a perfect time to capture that emerging personality, and to celebrate the first birthday with CAKE! Happy birthday, Baby!
The Baby Steps Program series has a fee of $300 (value of at least $710... before the additional Album and Print Collection discounts) and includes:
• All four sessions listed above, aged newborn, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months (a $375 value).
• A framed (Group 2) 12x12 4-image panel that includes your favorite image from each session, to be delivered after baby’s 12 month session is complete (a $159 value).
• 25 free custom birth announcements with a minimum purchase of 25 announcements (that's a minimum $100 value!).
• Special Baby Steps Program pricing... 10% off the Print Collection (Frames not included)!
• Let me design an Album full of images from your child’s portrait sessions throughout the year. You’ll love the custom photocovers and fabrics, as well as the beautiful paper choices of gloss, standard, watercolor, or pearl... you’ll receive 10% off the Album!
• One complimentary Family Session (a $75 value) to be photographed after the 12 month session!
• We always start with a portrait consultation before each session.
• Images must be ordered at Portrait Selection appointment to receive the Baby Steps pricing, and within 30 days of the session.
• A session's order must be complete before the consecutive session is scheduled. Digital Image Packages ordered are per session only, not from the complete Plan.
• All four sessions must be of the same child. Parents and siblings are welcome to join the Newborn Session, but other sessions are exclusively for Baby.
• Program expires when the child turns 15 months.
The Portrait Design Consultation... As with most things in life, the prep work is the most important part of the process. We begin with an initial conversation to get to know each other and discuss the portrait you have in mind. Together we determine the appropriate location, style, and mood of the image. With that in mind, we then focus on the personalities of the subjects involved and what they should wear. Carefully selecting clothing, accessories, and props is essential to creating a portrait that is in harmony with the décor of the area where the portrait will be displayed.
The Portrait Session... On the day of your portrait session, be sure to allow enough time to prepare. The length of the session will depend on the location, number of people involved and complexity of the setting. It is a good idea to bring toys or snacks to distract children that may become restless. Some other items you may want to have on hand are backup clothing, several selections of jewelry, multiple shades of lipstick, a hair brush and hair clips.
To prepare the family for this special occasion, you may try simply explaining that, “Mrs. Weaver will photograph our family’s portrait, and afterwards we will have a nice dinner out or go for ice cream!” If small children are involved, we suggest that you do not ask them to smile or insist they be on their best behavior, and please no bribing. We want to capture a spontaneous and natural expression and we have found that the best smiles are prompted through interaction, not staged.
Image and Frame Selection... You will find it so exciting to come to the studio for the Portrait Selection appointment and see your portraits for the first time in a slideshow! You'll choose your favorite images, and the manner in which they will be displayed. Your final step is the selection of a frame to showcase your portraits. You’ll have so many styles and colors to choose from, but I promise to make it easy and fun! Please remember, if you let us frame your portraits, not only will it be convenient and cost effective, but you will receive a better quality frame and the guarantee that if we damage the portrait in the framing process, we will replace it at no charge to you. If you choose to frame elsewhere, we can no longer offer our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee (see below). Of course, you will have the convenience of showing your family and friends your favorite images from your session on a password protected gallery on our web site, which will remain open for three days.
Our Promise: You will be absolutely satisfied with the images we create for you! We promise to satisfy your expectations to the fullest of our ability through skill, service, and integrity. If we encounter any question or concern we will be more than happy to schedule a new session, reprint your images or do whatever is necessary to make it right. Please bring your concerns to our attention within 30 days of order delivery.
Order Delivery: Finished portraits are usually available for pick up within four weeks. There are certain times throughout the year, such as the holiday season, when we are especially busy. Please understand that additional time may be required to process orders. Our goal is for you to have your cherished portraits ready to display on delivery, whether you’ve chosen prints, an album, or anyone of our other products... framed wall portraits and canvas wraps are ready to hang on delivery, and if you are nervous about hanging it yourself... no problem, we will help you! That is the quality of service you can expect from us.