Session Info: Packages & Pricing

How would you describe your style?

My style can be described as laid-back, genuine, and natural. With all four of my packages (Newborn, Family, Mommy & Me, and Fresh 48), I shoot lifestyle photography. See below for details on each package, but let me first explain what I mean by “lifestyle photography.” It’s a style of photography where the aim is to document real life. This doesn’t mean I don’t pose you at all (see comment on “awkward arm syndrome” below 😉 ), I do. But it means we are looking for natural interactions and life. I want to capture what your life and family genuinely look like and how you relate with each other.

What packages do you offer?

Number 1 Newborn Session

NEWBORN SESSION | $400

$100 deposit due at booking to secure session date

  • Session length: Newborn sessions generally take about two hours. Baby needs a diaper change? Needs to eat? No sweat. We can shoot right through it, or if you’d rather take a little break to do what you need to do with more privacy, you got it! We’ll just hit pause.
  • Session timing: I encourage families to schedule Newborn sessions for sometime within your baby’s first two weeks. We’ll tentatively book the session timing while you’re still pregnant, but nail it down once baby has arrived!
  • Session location: In the comfort and intimacy of your own home. We want to document your baby, in your life. Common rooms for shooting include the nursery and master bedroom, but we’ll stick to whichever rooms have the most natural light. (Translation: you do not need to scrub your entire home top to bottom!)
  • Number of photos: I will say this for every package, but I never limit the number of photos I will deliver to you. I tell clients to expect around 60, but more often than not, I deliver way more than 60. If there’s a good photo of your family, why should I hold it back? I don’t like image caps to packages, so the price you pay is the price regardless of how many extra photos I give you 🙂
  • What else to expect from this session: We want to document and take portraits of your new little one, so we’ll get some pictures with just the baby – in his or her crib, laying on your master bed, getting an outfit change maybe, etc. But we also want to document the new family unit that your precious little one is joining! So we’ll focus time on pictures with the immediate family as well (pets are welcome too!).

 

Number 2 Family Session

FAMILY SESSION | $400

$100 deposit due at booking to secure session date

  • Session length: Family sessions range somewhere between one to two hours.
  • Session location: Wherever you are comfortable! There are so many gorgeous locations in Colorado Springs and Denver and the surrounding mountains. I’m always game for taking a family hike and getting photos with stunning mountain vistas! Some families also prefer to do family sessions in their home. I love that too. We can talk through some ideas, but ultimately, I want you to feel comfortable wherever we are!
  • Number of photos: I never limit the number of photos I will deliver to you. I always say to expect around 60, but more often than not, I deliver way more than 60. If there’s a good photo of your family, I’m not going to not give it to you! That seems crazy to me. I don’t like image caps to packages, so the price you pay is the price regardless of how many extra photos I give you 🙂
  • What else to expect from this session: Come ready to just relax and enjoy the company and time with your family!

 

Number 3 Mommy and Me Session

MOMMY & ME SESSION | $300

$75 deposit due at booking to secure session date

  • Session length: Mommy & Me sessions are typically about one hour.
  • Session location: Similar to the Family session location, let’s just go wherever you are comfortable! In your home, your backyard, a nearby park, on a hike, at an ice cream shop, etc.
  • Number of photos: I never limit the number of photos that I will deliver to you. You can expect around 60, but I often deliver more than 60 photos. If the picture turned out well, you’ll get it! I don’t like image caps to packages, so the price you pay is the price regardless of how many extra photos I give you 🙂
  • What else to expect from this session: This package is perfect for a mom (or dad – don’t let the title hold you back ;)) to take some special photos with her littles. I know it can be hard to wrangle down a time for the whole family to get pictures together, but don’t let the years slip by without quality photos of your children and YOU as a mom. Moms are often the ones taking the pictures, but how tragic it is for the love and sacrifice you give your children to not be documented in images that can last beyond a lifetime. Give your children the gift of a photo of you together. Believe me, it will be treasured for years to come. The flow of this session is very similar to a Family session, but focuses on portraits of the kids and portraits of mom with her little loves.

 

Number 4 Fresh 48 Session

NEW! FRESH 48 SESSION | $300

$75 deposit due at booking to secure session date

  • Session length: Fresh 48 sessions are usually around 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Session timing: As the name implies, Fresh 48 sessions are done within the first couple days of your newborn’s life – essentially before you leave the hospital.
  • Session location: The location for Fresh 48 sessions is wherever you gave birth – in the hospital, at a birthing center, or in your home.
  • Number of photos: You can expect around 30 photos, but I never limit the number of photos I will deliver to you. So if there’s more, than yay for you! I don’t like image caps to packages, so the price you pay is the price regardless of how many extra photos I give you 🙂
  • What else to expect from this session: Fresh 48 sessions are very casual and unposed. My goodness, you’ve just had a baby. Please don’t expect much from yourself; I certainly wouldn’t! But those first few days of getting to know your new family member are so dramatic and eventful. There’s a new person in the world, and he or she belongs in your family. Let’s document that, so when your head has finally cleared the haze of childbirth exhaustion, you can look back and fully take in those moments. This session is to document this new life entering your family and to grab a few quick shots of baby with mom, dad, and any siblings. My baby was in a jaundice bed for his first two weeks; yours might be getting some other special help. That’s ok! Don’t let it hold you back. That’s just his or her unique way of entering the world, and we’ll work with it. 🙂

 

Two common concerns:

“I suffer from awkward arm syndrome when there’s a camera pointing at me. Can you do anything with that?”

Haha, oh my word. I swear this is a real syndrome, and I suffer from it too. As a photographer, I try my best to avoid stiff poses where everyone is fake smiling at the camera. Instead, I will give you prompts to move you in a way that allows me to document you more naturally. And believe me, you’re symptoms of AAS (awkward arm syndrome) will fade away.

“Ahh, I booked this session, and now I have to figure out what to wear!?!? How about I bring 20 different outfits to change into with the hope one will work???”

I hear ya! I wrote a blog on this. Check it out here. And of course, as it goes with anything else regarding your session, feel free to ask about it!

Contact me to book your session today