SESSION & INVESTMENT GUIDE
MY PHILOSOPHY I am a visual person and that is where my attraction to photography came from. Magazines and media imagery inspire me. As I capture my own family photos, my favorites are always the ones that aren’t planned. They are the images of my family being their “true self”. Moments that just happen are beautiful and natural and I strive to offer the same images to my clients. A beautiful picture to me is not always everyone square in front of the camera looking with a big “cheese” on their face. A beautiful picture to me might be a family laughing together, a Grandmother snuggling a baby like she so often does when she comes to visit, or siblings teasing each other. These types of moments are “real life”. I love nothing more then to provide families with “real life” images to cherish over a life time. Your sessions will never be rushed. I will always take time to get to know you. With small children, I will play with them until they are relaxed enough to be themselves. I find that letting babies and children explore their surroundings provides for beautiful images with natural expressions of happiness. My goal is to provide you with a beautiful portfolio of images that tell the story of your family. I take into consideration the location, the styling and the post editing. I want all three components to flow and tell your story in the beautiful way you live it everyday.
MY TECHNIQUE I come to every session with my Canon Mark III and Canon Mark II for backup. My favorite lens is my 50 mm 1.4 prime. This lens allows me to capture images in great detail. I love angles; they make images interesting. They often set photographers apart from one another. Sometimes just an interesting movement of the camera will capture the moment in a new, artistic way. When I photograph children, I like to step away from the family and let the child â€œbe themselvesâ€?. When a child is fully relaxed and in the moment you will see their light and it is beautiful. Picture day is thought to be a very stressful day. I strive to eliminate the stress for everyone involved. My hope is that you walk away from every session happy. I want your session to be enjoyable and memorable so that you look forward to picture day in the years to come.
CLOTHING When dressing yourself and/or your family for a photo session, please make sure you pick colors you will enjoy hanging on your wall all year. Matching is no longer recommended, but coordinating is. Adding textures, layers, hats, scarfs or jewelry for color & uniqueness is fabulous. Layers are especially great, not only to add visual interest to your images, but to provide options for changing the outfits up mid-session for a new look. Feel free to email me with any questions about styling for your upcoming sessions and I would be happy to answer them or make suggestions to help you coordinate.
LOCATIONS Locations are so important to a good image as well as the time of the day. Early morning and later in the afternoon will give you the most beautiful natural light. I have many options for locations if you are undecided and I would be happy to help you find the best place. There is no additional charge for studio sessions or locations within 10 miles of Palos Park, IL. I would be happy to travel further for a small charge of 60 cents per mile round trip.
MY PRICING STANDARD SESSION FEE | $200 Session fee is $200 and is due at the time of booking. Once the session payment is recieved we will discuss location and feel of the session. I am a firm believer that the quicker you get your images the more likely you will be to hang them on the wall so to ensure no delays I require a digital or print minimum of $350.00 to be paid within 7 days of the scheduled session. Once the images are edited you will be sent an online gallery where you can decide if you would like to spend your credit toward images or prints. All galleries should be received within a 2 week time frame. *There is no print minimum after the digital images are purchased.
CUSTOM WEDDING PACKAGES | STARTING AT $3500 I am available to customize a wedding package that will perfectly fit what you are looking for. Wedding days go by so quickly and I strive to create images that will preserve your memories that will last a lifetime.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION All images are saved in high resolution and taken with a full frame camera. There can be changes to the image when printed. Cropping will take place with slight changes from size to size. 5 boys + 1 girl = 6 Photography is not responsible for cropping changes. ** Do not print pictures from a mobile device (ie iPad, phone, tablet) Payment accepted is cash or paypal (paypal address email@example.com). Paypal accepts all major credit cards. Add $25 per person over five people for all sessions. Any session more then 15 miles from the Palos Park Studio will be an additional .60 cents per mile round trip.
DISCLAIMER It is thoroughly understood by the client that digital negatives are not to be copied or distributed commercially in any way and are for personal use only. Any and all use of images for commercial use must be approved by photographer without exception. 5 boys + 1 girl = 6 Photography reserves copyright of all images. The deposit for your session is due no later than seven days after booking. If session deposit is not received in this time frame, your session date will be removed from my calendar. Thank you for understanding. Pricing are subject to change without notice.
MY PRODUCTS PRINTS ***PLEASE NOTE - $350 order is required for Print/Canvas a la carte orders.
8x10 and smaller | $20 10x10 | $30 11x14 | $40 16 x 20 | $60 24 x 30 | $120 30 x 40 | $220 CD of 30 high resolution images from the session | $350 25 custom birth announcments, Christmas cards, birthday invititation, or save-the-date cards | $75 Custom Facebook timeline (using images from your session) | $20
CANVASES: GALLERY WRAPS 12 x 12| $60 20 x 20 | $90 16 x 20 | $75 24 x 30 | $120 30 x 40 | $220
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU SOON!
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