portraits by sarita photography
ALL ABOUT SARITA WHAT TO EXPECT
ON THE DAY OF YOUR SESSION ABOUT THE PROCESS
BEFORE, DURING & AFTER YOUR SESSION INVESTMENT GUIDE
CHOOSE THE RIGHT PACKAGE FOR YOU & YOUR FAMILY ALSO INSIDE: WHAT TO BRING IDEAS & INSPIRATION LOCATIONS, PROPS, GUIDES & MORE
I take a natural approach to creating heirloom imagery for individuals and families. I love to photograph you in real, meaningful settings that convey the essence of who you are and what you love. I work hard to make sure the entire process is stress-free for my clients from start to ďŹ nish, with the end result being beautifully crafted phtoo prints and products to be treasured for many years to come. I have been taking professional portraits since 2011 for a wide variety of clients. Many of the people I photograph become my friends for years to come. I completely and absolutely love what I do!
OF A SESSION If you’re wondering what to expect from your time with Sarita Photography, look no further! I specialize in creating a personalized experience for you and your family that’s fun and meaningful. Although the goal of working together is to create wonderful images, I also strive to make the process of getting there enjoyable and memorable! Here’s how it works.
initial consultation Every session begins with an initial consultation so we can get to know one another. I love to learn more about you and your family, your goals for the portrait session, and ideas for decorating your home. I also encourage clients to use this time for questions and ideas; and I would love to show you the beautiful print products in-person to give you a feel for the ﬁnal outcome of your session, so dont forget to ask to see them!
Booking the Date
Once you’ve decided on the right photography package for your family, we’ll go ahead and get the date booked for your photo session! In order to reserve your day, a nonrefundable 50% session fee deposit is required. We’ll work with your schedule to ﬁnd a perfect day and time for the session!
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Ordering Session The photos have been taken, individually retouched with great love and care, and now it’s time for you to see the end result of all our hard work and planning! At this point in time, you’ll have the opportunity to choose the photographs you would like to have as prints, album, or canvases. I’ll email you a pricing guide, canvas display options and make recommendations for photo products we think would enhance your living space! This is your time to ask questions, place orders, and get excited about your images.
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choosing a location The location of your photoshoot can be anywhere - from your livingroom to a nearby pary. At Sarita Photography we love natural settings, such as parks and wilderness, can create beautiful backdrops for photographs. If you prefer your photoshoot indoors, rooms with big windows and lots of light are always a great choice!
picking out props Props are any kind of object or items included in photographs. In general, props can add detail, interest, and meaning to your images especially when they hold sentimental value to you and your family. Ideas include baby blankets or wraps, heirloom furniture (benches or stools), or anything else thatâ€™s close to your heart. I myself bring upholstered chairs, blankets and buckets to use in the shoot. I love working with props; if you have any questions or need ideas, just ask!
choose the session that rights for yo
Newborn sessions capture your precious baby just days after their arrival. I have two styles -“lifestyle” and “posed”. Lifestyle focus on baby in his natural surroundings, nonposed, sometimes with Mom and Dad in the photos as well. Posed may take quite a bit longer and result in photographs where baby looks like a sweet, sleeping doll. I love both styles and will work with you to get the newborn photos of your dreams!
Baby and children sessions can be loads of fun and loads of work for everyone, but these sweet photos will quickly become family heirlooms! Outdoor exploration sessions are a perfect way to capture your child’s personality while piquing their curiosity. I’ll work with you to pick a beautiful, safe location with lots of interesting plants, animals, and rocks to explore, then follow your wee one on his adventure through the thicket! Baby and children sessions can be in a variety of themes, styles, and locations - anything from in-the-nude on a soft fur to a jumper in the outdoors! Outdoor explorations prevent midsession tantrums by allowing your child to set the pace of the shoot. Props, cute outﬁts, and interesting locations are welcomed.
1-14 days old
babies, toddlers & kids
Family sessions are a fun and interesting way to make some everlasting memories of the whole gang.Whether it be an outdoor park or inside your home I’ll work to get that genuine carefree vibe that you’ll want to remmber. I’ll work with you to pick a beautiful location with lots of interesting spots and corners to capture everyones diﬀerent personalities.
Portraits are becoming a very popular way to celebrate your beauty, indaviduality, and style. I work with you to create a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere for you to let your inner beauty shine! I can recommend hair and makeup professionals so that you can get the full pampered experience I aim to make these images unforgettable.
IT’S THE DAY OF MY SESSION
should I expect
If this is your family’s ﬁrst time working with a professional photographer, it can be diﬃcult to know what to expect. What should I bring? Will there be enough time to get the perfect picture? Will my child feel uncomfortable in front of the camera? I completely understand these feelings of concern; you are not alone! I am here to work for and with you to make your session as stressfree as possible. Remember, this is supposed to be fun! My method of working is simple: I tailor my photography to you and your family. Each session is a unique experience, built from the ground up just for you. In our initial consultation, I’ll discuss things like the family schedule, favorite locations, and attention spans to make your photo day a smashing success. This is your time to relax and enjoy your family: I’ll do the rest!
taking it slow Children are unpredictable - a characteristic that makes them so lovable - but also diﬃcult to plan around. It’s something I completely understand! For this reason, I always carve out a large chunk of time to make sure your session isn’t rushed. If baby needs to be changed or fed, take your time. If a toddler is getting tired or frustrated, we can take a snack break to relax and regroup. If you or your family are feeling uncomfortable or exhusted, we can pause for a drink of water and rest in the shade. This is your photo session and we’ll work at the pace of you and your family! There’s no need to rush - just relax and enjoy the experience with us.
safety ﬁrst When working with babies and children, safety is our ﬁrst priority. When I photograph babies and newborns, I ask that mom and dad stay at arm’s length to make sure baby’s kept safe and sound under all circumstances. When planning an outdoor, on-location shoot with kids, I make sure the site is safe and suitable for children ahead of time. If there’s any question as to whether or not a location, pose, or prop is safe for your family, I always err on the side of caution. And if mom or dad feel uncomfortable with the situation, I’m happy to ﬁnd alternatives to make sure everyone is kept out of harm’s way.
keeping it positive It can be diﬃcult to get kids to cooperate in the best of circumstances, and many times they may feel uncomfortable with a photographer they don’t know well in an unfamiliar place. I work hard to get those perfect poses, but never with negative reinforcement or discipline. I use only positive, conﬁdence-boosting methods to gain your child’s trust and cooperation during the photoshoot, and ask parents that they do the same. We ﬁnd that the best photographic results come from using the carrot rather than the stick!
scheduling Planning in advance is key to success! If your family or child has a daily routine, it’s best to schedule the photo session in a way that works with, not against, this routine. If your child has a certain naptime, we’ll plan the shoot to be either before or after she wakes up to prevent tantrums and fatigue. If your baby generally sleeps during the afternoon, a morning session may be best. I will work with you individually to ﬁnd a time and place that ﬁts the family!
weather If we’ve chosen an outdoor location for your photos, we will most likely be at the mercy of the weather! If the day turns out to be extremely hot, which can be dangerous and frustrating for the family, I’ll ﬁnd an alternate date for the photos. Similarly, for rainstorms, snow, or extreme cold, we’d rather reschedule than push everyone into an uncomfortable place! We will be in communication the day before and the day of the session to discuss any challenges that may arise and deal with them in the most convenient way possible for your family.
right investment FOR YOUR FAMILY
session fee $200.00
& details Your session fee includes: Artist's time and talent Photo session with the photographer for a group of up to 5 people ($25 for each additional person) An online gallery with 20-30 images from your shoot
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packages I know how much digitals mean to you, and I also know how much youâ€™ll enjoy a big bold canvas on the walls of your home; So, every package includes a single very LARGE printed canvas as well as digital images!
bronze 16x20 Canvas Print 5 Full resolution digital images (Downloads) Low resolution download-able gallery (not printable) __________
silver 20x24 Canvas Print 7 Full resolution digital images (Downloads) Low resolution download-able gallery (not printable) __________
gold 20x30 Canvas Print 10 Full resolution digital images (Downloads) Low resolution download-able dallery (not printable) __________
platinum 24x36 Canvas Print All the full resolution digital images from your session with a custom printed CD and CD Case _______________________
a la carte pricing I oﬀer my clients the best ﬁnished prints in the industry. I print on the world's ﬁnest photographic paper, and oﬀer an array of beautiful surface modiﬁcations and mounting options. I provide superb color management so that each and every print looks picture perfect. If you do not see a product or service you would like listed here, please let me know and I will do my very best to accomodate your requests.
20x20 ________________ $125
8x10 ___________________ $27
20x24 ________________ $145
10x10 __________________ $35
20x30 ________________ $175
11x14 __________________ $55
24x36 ________________ $225
10x20 __________________ $60
30x30 ________________ $250
16x20 __________________ $80
30x40 ________________ $300
canvases 16x20 ________________ $225
24x36 ________________ $350
20x24 ________________ $275
30x30 ________________ $365
20x30 ________________ $300
30x40 ________________ $415
albums leather bound starting at $450 I do not sell any albums, prints or canvas without an “archival” rating, to ensure that your custom-made art peice will last for decades. Additionally, I oﬀer stunning graphic designs to masterfully present your images as works of art.
"Sarita, I can't even begin to tell you how impressed we are with your work! Our pictures are amazing!" â€œWe got the pictures back, we saw the story of our familyâ€?
“Those memories will always be there for my kids..... and their kids' kids” “.....was so professional and so good at what she did”
what to bring
I’ve compiled a cheatsheet of general items I recommend you bring to the photoshoot. Since each session is unique, there may be extra items to bring in addition to those listed. If you have any questions at all about what you may need during the session, please don’t hestitate to ask me!
newborns & babies Extra Formula Favorite blanket Paciﬁer Favorite toy or oblect your baby enjoys looking at Extra wipes & pampers Towel Cloth Diapers
kids Favorite snack Favorite juice Water Their favorite toy Towel/wipes
mom nâ€™ dad Enery bar or snack Water Sunscreen
Change of clothes
Touch-up makeup & comb or brush
Treat to reward good behavior
Towel/wipes for outdoors
Extra pair of socks
Extra change of clothes