Life moves fast and time moves even faster. Blink and your toddlers are in high school. Blink and your high schoolers are getting married. Blink and you're babysitting your grand kids. Family portraits are the most important record in preserving and telling the story of you and your family.
You have no idea how valuable what you do today will be tomorrow.
How much does it cost to get my family images taken?
There is only one set cost involved with your family session: the sitting fee. The sitting fee is $175 and covers the cost of the shooting time. Your paid session fee is how you book your session and hold your time.
The rest of what you spend on your images and products is completely up to you. Most of our clients spend between $500 to $1250 on their images, products and announcements.
When is the best time of year to our family images?
That really depends on the look and feel you want in your images.
If you want warm tones, deep yellows, orange and reds, I would schedule your session for the fall September to November.
If you want more greens, blues and cooler colors I would schedule in June, July or August.
There really isn’t a bad time to shoot your session other than the middle of the winter because you are so limited in the places you can shoot, in the clothes you can wear and the variety in the looks you can shoot.
Do you have locations to shoot our family session or do we find the location?
If you have a specific location you would like us to shoot your images we can do that for sure. But if you do not have a location I find the perfect places to take your images.
What should we wear for our family shoot?
In two words… BE YOU! Your family images should celebrate your amazing family and who you are.
If you are a casual family then be casual. We shoot more family sessions in jeans than anything else. If you are more of a fancy family be fancy. There is nothing wrong with getting super dressed up for your session.
If you are having a hard time with choosing your clothes we are more than happy to help you!
Most people shoot their family pictures every 3 to 5 years. That is why it is so important the portraits hanging in your home are true to you as a family.
How many family members can we have at a session?
We have photographed families of three up to families of fifty. The base session fee is for up to an eight single family unit. If your group is more than eight or if we will be shoot multiple families at the same session we will custom quotes your group.
Do families ever bring pets to their sessions?
YES!!!! The furry ones in your life are family too. Our families have brought horses, dogs and cats to their shoots.
Can I buy printable digital files or do we have to purchase prints?
You absolutely can buy digital files for print! The digital files we sell come formatted at 8x12 at 300 dpi. The files come with full printing rights and print release.
We do not sell printable files over 8x12.
How do we choose our images?
After your shoot we schedule a time for you to come to the studio and do an in-person view session. At the view session we go through all the images and you will pick what you would like to purchase. The images will NOT be edited. Images are edited after you make your order.
You get one view session per shoot. Whoever is choosing images needs to be present at the view session. If someone who is choosing images can not be there and we have to do another view session there will be a $250 charge for the additional view session.
What types of products do you offer?
We have a wide range of options for you! We offer full rights digital files, our signature line of paper prints, metal prints, acrylic prints as well as canvas.
How long does it take to get our images and products?
We have a six week turnaround. We do offer rush service if you need your images and products sooner.
What if I have to cancel or reschedule my shoot?
We understand life gets crazy and stuff happens. If you have to cancel your shoot or move it to another day you just have to let us know 48 hours before your shoot. We will either refund your sitting fee or move the shoot to another day.
If you cancel or try to move your shoot within 48 hours of your session, the session will not be moved and your session fee will be forfeited.