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Lifestyle Photography for the Modern Family

Love is loud and messy and begging to be noticed. Look around, it is all so beautiful, so temporary - so worth it.

PRICING & SERVICES GUIDE


TABLE OF CONTENTS //////////////////////////// Why Lifestyle

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Saturday Morning Sessions

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Family Life Sessions

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Newborn Sessions

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Life Event Sessions

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Hospital Newborn Sessions

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Seniors

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Pricing

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WHY LIFESTYLE. When we welcomed our second baby four years ago, we also welcomed our first DSLR. I was equally terrified of it. “They grow so fast,” I reminded myself as I forcefully learned it inside and out. All I wanted was to take cute portraits of my crew on command. But after countless photos and forced smiles, I started to see something more. More than just dirty clothes. More than just to-do lists that felt never-ending. I saw my children growing up. Like, really growing up. Into real people. And it had nothing to do with poise or posing. It was everything in between. It was in the real moments where they squealed, and laughed, and cried, and found themselves more capable than the day before. I choose to see this beauty and chaos through a lens. A lens that allows me to grab ahold of the fleeting moments that otherwise fade so quickly. A lens that reteaches me so much about the basics of life. A lens that also helps me make sense of the day-to-day and to visualize the perfect imperfections that lie within it. Shooting clients in their everyday lets them celebrate the ordinary. I believe in discovering the hidden miracles within the mundane. I use my camera to trace the tiny details of other people’s stories and hand back the moments that slip away so quickly. Through photography, I’ve found proof that love is loud and messy and begging to be noticed. My goal is to highlight the love in your everyday life. I want to highlight the moments that seem to say, “Hey—this might be ridiculously hard and chaotic, but it’s so worth it.” Look around. It is all so beautiful and temporary and worth it. Every second of it.

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SATURDAY MORNING SESSIONS Some of the biggest things in life to celebrate are those things we never stop to notice. Saturday Morning Sessions are all about finding those hidden miracles within the mundane, celebrating the ordinary and finding beauty in the everyday chaos that you thought couldn’t possibly be beautiful. I will arrive at your house before children wake on a Saturday morning and spend the morning photographing your family just being “you.” Breakfast, morning cartoons, free play and all things that make your Saturday mornings memorable. I will then allow your family time to change into clothes for an organized family session afterwards. This will include individual portraits of your children, and you with your spouse.

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Through photography, I’ve found proof that love is loud and messy and begging to be noticed.

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FAMILY LIFE SESSIONS. Family Life sessions are all about telling your family’s story honestly, authentically and beautifully. They are about capturing your children the way they really are - the way you’ll want to remember them years down the road. They’re about showing mothers how beautiful they are standing at the stove, with a crying baby on her hip. They’re about telling you, mom, that you are awesome - that you’re doing it so right. Family Life sessions include up to 2 hours of documentary, photojournalistic-style shooting in your home,. While posed shots won’t be the main focus, those have their place too and you will walk away with some nice, traditional family photos. The ultimate goal is to see you and your family interact as you do everyday and finding the natural happiness that your children see in their natural element - home. 6


Shooting clients in their everyday lets them celebrate the ordinary and discover hidden miracles within the mundane.

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NEWBORN SESSIONS. I take a documentary approach to newborn sessions. From the minute a baby is born, a connection is formed between baby and parent. And so often, it is difficult for new parents to see this amidst the crying, hourly feedings, diaper changes and lack of sleep. Babies know you more than you know them. They know your voice, your smell. My job is to look for these tiny connections that would otherwise go unnoticed. I capture your newborn honestly, in their only familiar element outside of your womb - home. I strive to capture your interactions with your new little one. I love to watch your pets try make sense of the new being in the house. I will never put your baby in a basket or a sling. I will only place your baby in natural locations, such as your arms. We will take several breaks for feedings, changes or sanity gathering. It will be sweet and fun. My ulitmate goal is to capture the tire in your eyes and the love in your heart. The ordinary moments of such an extraordinary time in your life. 10


The relationship of mother and child remains indelible and indescribable. The strongest bond on earth.

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LIFE EVENT SESSIONS. There are so many events in life with stories worth telling. Milestone birthdays. Anniversaries. Baptisms. Communions. And then there are sporting events, school functions and times when having your own camera in hand just doens’t seem feasible. I will tell your event’s story. From start to finish, the important details of your day will be captured, along with those moments you probably never saw because you were busy taking care of the core details. I believe all of life’s events, big and small, are worth capturing and I believe in cherishing the raw emotion that comes with them. Every laugh, tear and applause.

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HOSPITAL NEWBORN SESSIONS. The first 48 hours of life are a joyful whirlwind. You’re trying to soak it all in, figure out how on earth you’re going to take care of this new miracle in your arms, master feedings, heal... oh, and take a few pictures along the way. And years later, when you look back on the birth experience, those first short days in the hospital always come to the forefront. “That was amazing”, you tell yourself. “And I’d do it again in a heartbeat.” I will capture those first little details. The tender “get to know you” moments of meeting your newborn. The visitors. The nurses. All of the details that make your hospital stay memorable before you set out to take on the world with your new addition. I will come spend a couple of hours in your hospital room documenting your experience honestly. This is a story is worth telling. 15


SENIOR SESSIONS. Graduation is another one of those “hold back the tears” moments in life and Senior Sessions have become a huge part of the graduation experience! Whether you are a high school senior or soon-to-be college grad, these sessions are a perfect way for you (and for Mom!) to freeze time, getting a lasting shot of you just the way you are in this moment. Happy. Free. Loving life. Ready to conquer the world in your next chapter of life. Senior sessions are amongst my favorite. Maybe of all time. We have a BLAST. These are roughly two hours in length and always include outfit changes. I even offer a package including hair and make-up! Grab a statement piece and get ready to paint the town because wherever you’re going, I’m following... with camera and gorgeous sunlight in tow! 17


THE PROCESS To reserve your date, a 50% retainer fee is required at the time of booking. Dates fill up quickly, but I will do everything in my power to work with you on schedule. After all, the best shots will come at the times that work best for you and your family. Once the retainer fee has been paid, you will start to receive pretty surprises via mail up until your session date. These materials will assist you with everything from what to wear to guides to unposed shots, and more. Within a few days after your session, you will see a limited number of sneak peek shots through social media and my blog. You will receive a fully edited, online gallery of your photos within 10 business days of our shoot. Ordering of photos can be made directly from the gallery.

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SATURDAY MORNING SESSIONS: $850 - Up to 5 hours of documentary-style shooting in your home on a Saturday morning - An honest, real-life documentation of your family’s life at this point in time (waking up, morning cartoons, breakfast, playtime, etc.) - Includes structured family photos at the end (with time for changing clothes beforehand, if you wish) - Up to 5 individuals (+$25 per additional person) - All hand-edited, high resolution digital images with personal print release (approximately 100 images) - Post-shoot consultation for print orders (includes virtual layout of photos on your wall and photo book previews)

FAMILY LIFE SESSIONS: $400 - 1 hour of documentary-style shooting in your home or on location of meaning to your family - Up to 5 individuals (+$25 per additional person) - All hand-edited, high resolution digital images with personal print release (approximately 100 images) - Post-shoot consultation for print orders (includes virtual layout of photos on your wall and photo book previews)

NEWBORN SESSIONS: $450 - Up to 2 hours of documentary-style shooting in your home or on location of meaning to your family - Up to 4 individuals (+$25 per additional person) - All hand-edited, high resolution digital images with personal print release (approximately 80 images) - Post-shoot consultation for print orders (includes virtual layout of photos on your wall and photo book previews)

LIFE EVENT SESSIONS: $500 - Up to 3 hours of documentary-style shooting at your special event (baptisms, communions, birthday parties, anniversaries, sporting events, etc.) - A documentation of the day’s events - All hand-edited, high resolution digital images with personal print release (approximately 80 images) - Post-shoot consultation for print orders (includes virtual layout of photos on your wall and photo book previews)

HOSPITAL NEWBORN SESSIONS: $400 - 1 hour of documentary-style shooting at the hospital within 48 hours after birth - Up to 5 individuals (+$25 per additional person) - All hand-edited, high resolution digital images with personal print release (approximately 40 images) - Post-shoot consultation for print orders (includes virtual layout of photos on your wall and photo book previews)

SENIOR SESSIONS: $450 - 2 hours of shooting at multiple locations of your choice (however many we can fit!) - Outfit change welcomed! - Hair & Make-up available for +$50 (total) - All hand-edited, high resolution digital images with personal print release (approximately 100 images) - Post-shoot consultation for print orders

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To book your lifestyle session, contact meredith@meredithsantucci.com.

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