pricing & sessions
the studio session
the studio session is the best time to kick off your shoes have a great time in a controlled location. the session lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. session fee is due at the time of booking and includes up to 4 people.
the life session
life sessions are perfect sessions to let loose and capture the natural elements of your family in your favorite family spot! session fee includes up to 1 hour time and photography for up to 4 people.
we get a lot of requests for newborn sessions... and i simply ADORE them! the best time to schedule these is during the last few weeks of your pregnancy. newborn sessions are the best when i can photograph them within the first two weeks - so much changes so quickly - this is truly a once in a lifetime session! we leave a few spots each week unfilled just so we can stay flexible for newborns.
WE LOVE THEM! seriously... one of my favorite sessions. we LOVE to have fun with our seniors and try to give you images that are urban hip, fun, and reflect your personal style. the senior experience is up to two hours with as many clothing and location changes as you like (that we can fit into your session). we even encourage you to bring your favorite CDs or your iPod, and we'll plug it in during your session!
the deluxe senior session
our deluxe senior sessions include up to 2 hours time and photography at multiple locations, with as many clothing changes as you would like! we also offer in-studio and life sessions for seniors.
weddings are such an amazing time in our lives. your wedding may have taken a year to plan or just two short weeks. in the end it all comes down to one day and one moment. we'll be there to capture it all. we want to laugh with you, cry with you, and toast with you to the next chapter in your lives. please call for package rates, date availability and to set up your no-cost wedding consultation in our studio. 870.425.2005
our time together is special. it is an opportunity to create some magic - capturing the spirit of your family. it can be as classic or contemporary as you want... after all, this is about YOU and what YOU want in your final images. we like to get a chance to talk to you before your session about your style, your tastes and preferences, so that we can better plan your session. we love to get know our clients!
during your session, we'll take our time. bring special things for your children. let them play. let them be silly and goofy. sometimes you'll find that the most special images are those that are completely spontaneous and silly. you'll see us try to get into their world a little bit. we kick off our shoes, get down on the floor, make funny faces, and tend to laugh. a lot. it's one of the reasons we love what we do. if you have young children, bring snacks and juice boxes - whatever makes them feel right at home. happy kids are much easier to photograph! :) sessions can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour or so, depending on the location, the type of session we're doing, and the number of people.
planning your session
when it comes time to plan your session, we get the most questions about where to take the pictures and what to wear. as far as the location of your session, it really should be wherever you and your family are most comfortable. we have shot in our clients' homes, outdoor locations, and of course, the studio. when shooting outside, it's important that we try to work with early morning or evening light, as midday sun can be harsh and extremely unflattering. if your session involves young children, we would suggest an area that allows your children to play and freely express themselves.
our best advice: keep it simple! try to stay with solid colors and avoid busy patterns that can appear distorted in your final images. if multiple people will be photographed together, try to stay within complimentary color shades. make sure your clothing fits and is wrinkle free - bagging and wrinkled clothing can appear unflattering, and too-tight clothing can make you uncomfortable during your session. other than that - have fun making your choices!
after the session
after your session, we go through each of your images and individually correct, enhance, and optimize each one. depending on what we discussed at the time of your consultation or session, we may choose some of our favorites to convert to black and white, sepia, add special selective coloring, a painter technique for canvas, or a multitude of other options that we feel displays your images to their full potential. this process typically takes between 2 and 3 weeks. Once we're done, we will upload your session to a private online ordering gallery for viewing and ordering OR schedule you for an in-studio viewing and ordering consultation -- whichever method you would prefer.
the ordering process
whether online or in-studio, you will be shown approximately 25 custom art images from your session. if you've chosen an in-studio ordering session, most clients find it helpful to measure wall space that they are trying to fill, make a list of friends and relatives that will be receiving prints, and make note of special frame sizes that they wish to fill before arriving. please be prepared to make your selections at your ordering session, as we only schedule one per client per session.
if you've chosen to have your images posted to a private online ordering and viewing cart, note that they are posted online for five days. after five days, your gallery will automatically expire and images will be archived, so please make sure that you've ordered all of your favorites during this time period, as re-posting a gallery after it has expired will result in an additional fee.
other important details
because of the custom nature of photography and design, orders must be paid in full at your preview and ordering session. once you have placed your order, work begins immediately, and no refunds will be given. prints will be ready for pick up or delivery approximately three to four weeks from your order date. other custom products such as gallery boards, albums, jewelry, or canvas prints are custom products and require a few weeks to produce.
**a deposit is required to secure your senior session appointment.**
when you book your session we set aside time just for you. so please provide 24 hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule. failure to provide a minimum of 24 hours notice will result in deposit forfeiture.
all rates apply to sessions booked during normal studio hours. add $20 for sessions after hours. all session fees are due in full at your session.
**rates subject to change at any time**