Family Portrait Pricing
Weekday family session Fee: $300
-a one hour family photo shoot at the location of your choice (in Jacksonville)
-artistic enhancement on all photos
-$50 print/product credit
Disc of all digital images: $400
Also offer tons of extras including canvases, books, metal prints, etc.
Extra fee for weekend shoot (If I’m available): $100
Extended family shoot: Add $75 more in the session fee, and $100 more on the disc of images if you choose to purchase the disc later.
After each session is edited, we invite you to our studio to review the images together. My goal from each session is to give my clients an end product outside of/in addition to a disc of images. Sure we all want an archived copy of our photo session, but I feel like there was a period where every client only wanted a disc. I would talk to them 6 months later to follow up, and they still had not printed out photos. I do leave collections quite large, and it is sometimes overwhelming to decide what to do with the images. That’s when I started recognizing the importance of the meetings to do it together. I want to help you decide which images you need as gift prints, which images are best for the wall collages, and help you decide if putting all of your favorite images win a book would be something of interest. I even have software that can show you what your images will look like on YOUR walls of your home. And I have lots of samples in the studio to help you make decision.
Where is the session?
We can do the session at my studio or out in your favorite outdoors spot. I have several locations to choose from depending on what look you want to go for. Email me with your vision, and I’ll set it up for you. Don’t have a vision? That’s fine too! I’m happy to help you get there.
What should we wear?
I’m not a fan of matchy. I like photos to reflect who you are, and I find that every family member is much different from the next. So everyone just be themselves. Me personally, I like color. I feel like it makes the photos pop! We can set up a pinterest board and pin some outfit ideas for you if you want. I love the planning part of sessions!
When can I expect to see my photos?
I usually take about a week to two weeks to edit the photos. I invite you back to my studio and see all of the photos with me. From there we can go through and pick your favorites. I can help you decide on printing of pictures, adding canvases, or even making books. It’s totally up to you where you want to go from there. But it is imperative that we sit and look through them together. I leave a LOT in the collection, and sometimes it can be overwhelming to choose favorites. So I have software to help out. =)
What all combos do you take?
I start with the big group family photo b/c that’s generally the most important shot to really nail down. From there we’ll break out and do different combos – just the kids, just the parents, each child, sometimes I’ll do a girls only shot, boys only shot, etc. We’ll do posed pics, but I’ll also have you do more natural things that will be more in the moment. Bottom line, you get a lot, and you get a lot of variety. And by all means if you have specific ideas, please share them with me! I’m always game for anything.
I don’t really know what I want to do with the images, can you help me?
Yes definitely! That’s what I’m here for. After the session, I’ll have you come into the studio, and I’ll help you decide on narrowing down photos, which photos work well together, etc. I have software that allows us to use a picture of your walls to show you exactly how different sizes and options will look. No measuring, no guessing. So you can visually see how things will look. It. Is. AWESOME!
Do you edit photos?
Yes! I definitely adjust the brightness need be and pop the color. I smooth everyone’s skin so it’s a smooth look. When we all view the images together, there are usually some extra editing my clients would love to have on their wall art. We are happy to do those edits as well.
My kids don’t look happy all the time like I see in your photos.
Yes, children are not always happy. Certain ages bring their own challenges, but I have lots of tricks up my sleeve. AND if it’s okay with you, I bring their favorite candy to use as bribery. Between that and an assistant who can act silly and have them laughing, we usually end up with really great photos. Of course there will be moments and some silly outtakes, but I’ve never not gotten the photos that we set out to get. So don’t worry!