Portrait Session Info

All individuals, families, and relationships welcome.



Hey friends! Thanks for dropping by. :) Read all the way to the bottom of this page to get detailed pricing/booking information. Can't wait to chat more with you!

All Sessions Include:

  • Outfit-coordination advice
  • Location scouting
  • Up to two outfit changes (meaning three outfits, total)
  • Access to private online gallery (which is where you select your photos from)
  • Personal printing rights so you can print wherever you want


All Images Are:

  • Edited in colors that are true-to-life
  • Retouched to remove temporary marks on the skin, such as bruises, acne, and scratches
  • Delivered as high-resolution, perfect for printing of any size
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THE PROCESS

When you decide to book, you pay a small fee which puts you on the calendar and covers the our prep and time at the session. (This fee does not include digitals or print products - more on that below!)

  1. We have a quick consultation call to go over any questions you may have.
  2. You sign your contract and pay the booking fee.
  3. We finalize location and I email over my clothing guide.
  4. Your amazing photo session happens!
  5. I edit the best images from your session and deliver the viewing gallery to you via email.
  6. You select one of three digital packages to purchase.
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- Booking Fee & Digital Packages -


THESE ARE TWO ENTIRELY SEPARATE PURCHASES

Booking Fee

$200


The $200 non-refundable booking fee is due in full when you schedule your session. It reserves your date on the calendar and includes:

  • A 25 mile travel radius from zip code 21136
  • Session preparation & planning (outfit guidance, location scouting, general correspondence, etc.)
  • Time spent at the session location


This fee does not include digital images or print products, nor is it applied toward the final balance of a digital package.

Digital Packages

Package One - Entire Gallery


Includes your entire finished gallery, as well as a complimentary USB & slide box

$895

Package Two - 15 Images


Includes 15 digital images, which you choose from your gallery.

$645

Package Three - 5 Images


Includes 5 digital images, which you choose from your gallery.

$395

Add-on's for your session

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  • Additional outfit change ~ $50
  • Additional location ~ $50


Products

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  • USB & slide box set ~ $200
  • 4x8 accordion book

~ $250

  • 8x8 photo book

~ $300-$550

  • Album options available upon request
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NOTE THAT:


Sales tax is already included within the cost of all digital packages.


Your photo session will be edited within 2 weeks, after which you view your private online gallery and choose to purchase one of the digital packages outlined above.


The cost of your chosen package is due one week after the link to view your gallery is sent to you. After that one week, your gallery expires automatically and there is a $50 fee for each reactivation.


A mileage fee applies if our meeting place is more than 25 miles from zip code 21136. Mileage reimbursement is $0.56 per extra mile traveled and is invoiced with your booking fee.

FAQ

Where are you based and how far will you travel?

I'm located in Reisterstown, MD (just outside of northern Baltimore and north of Washington DC) and I most definitely am happy to travel! Just tell me where to and I'll be there. There is a mileage charge of $0.56 per mile travelled outside of a 25 mile radius from zip code 21136. An additional charge applies if you are more than 2 hours away from me. Locations further than 4 hours away will require an additional fee to cover overnight lodgings .

Does this pricing apply to extended family sessions?

Although the answer to that question is decided on a semi case-to-case basis, short answer is "yes, most likely".

A session that is with you, your partner, and your 6 kids is very different than one with your immediate family of 8 AND your 30+ extended family members. If it's your immediate family and the grandparents, no biggie. If it's more than that, we might add on a small fee per additional family unit to help cover the cost of the extra time spent prepping and shooting, but the same pricing structure applies. :)

How long should I expect my session to take?

This depends in part on how many outfits you choose to bring. The session fee covers up to three outfits (two separate outfits in addition to the one you arrive in) and we all know it takes some time to get changed, especially if there's multiple people. :)

Plan to block out at least about an hour and a half for one-two outfit session and up to three hours for a three outfit session. I don't expect it to take as long as either of those time frames, and it certainly doesn't have to if you have a reason for wanting a shorter session. The long blocks of time are to help you avoid feeling rushed by having somewhere to be soon after your session.

When will we get our photos?

Regardless of how long your photo shoot was and how many outfits you wore, I have your session completely edited and uploaded to your private online gallery within two weeks. :)

How many photos are in the finished gallery?

The size of your viewing gallery is dependent on several factors, but most full-length sessions result in a gallery of 40 images to choose from, with a guaranteed minimum of 30 such photos. (Twice as many as the middle package.)

Note that your gallery may be quite a bit larger if you choose to add on additional outfits and/or locations. (Which is awesome if you plan on purchasing the full gallery package, but has the potential to be overwhelming if you'd like one of the smaller ones. So just a heads-up!)

What should I wear to my photo session?

Great question! I actually have a super fabulous and in-depth "What to Wear" guide all ready to send to booked clients. It includes beautiful examples from past sessions and probably answers every question you have, and more. I will, of course, give as much personal guidance and advice as you want. (Seriously, I LOVE chatting about outfits. I hope you'll take me up on the offer!)

In short: Wear something timeless, something that is YOU, something that fits well (not too tight, not uncomfortably baggy), and something that makes you feel super good about yourself. In most cases, avoid words on shirts, graphics, logos, and loud colors/patterns unless it helps to tell your story.

We'll talk more once you book!

What time of day is best for photos?

I prefer (strongly!) to shoot near golden hour and into blue hour, so about an hour and a half before sunset. The lighting at that time is beautiful for photos--not harsh, but instead soft and flattering. I’ve got a nifty app that tells me all the timing info, so don’t worry about having to figure it out by yourself. :)

Can I get the unedited photos?

Per company policy, raw or unedited photos are never released.

Rest assured that all of the very best photos will be in your fully-edited viewing gallery and saved at the highest resolution possible. These high resolution digitals will print perfectly at any size.

Please be aware that I can only guarantee print quality and accuracy when you purchase products through me, as I order from a professional print lab. My computer screen is meticulously and frequently calibrated so that the colors and contrast of your finished photos will print exactly as I edit them. The lab - Miller's Professional Imaging - and I 100% guarantee the quality of product you receive.

Do you post my photos to social media?

I only post to social media with your written permission. You also have the option to let me only post the session to this website, as part of my portfolio. Being able to share photos from our session allows other people to see how lovely their session will look, with the added bonus of giving me wonderful photos to share. I do hope you’ll consider letting me use them!