SESSION INFORMATION

I like to use natural light only, so shooting outside is ideal (at a park, in your backyard, etc.)and is what I do with my clients most of the time. But let's face it- living in MN we can't always take photos outside, so sometimes I go to clients homes, or we meet at an indoor location.

My sessions (unless otherwise specified) include the time spent on location taking your photographs and 10 or 20 downloadable files of your photos depending on which session you purchase. You ALWAYS have the choice to get more then your a lotted number of downloads and for more info on that, see the "A La Carte" section below.

Once we've completed your session, I send you a link to view all of your best photos (unedited) in a gallery on my website. From there you choose your favorites. I then edit those and give your photos the tender-loving-care they deserve, and then send you a new link to your chosen photos that you can download straight to your computer! For more info on the process of choosing photos and editing- see below.

You can also purchase high quality prints for a very affordable price and other photo products through MPix on my website! 

 

 

SESSION CHOICES & RATES

Family/Milestone/Anything! 1 hour session for $225 includes:

  • An hour of my time at any location of your choice. ​
    • Locations more than 20 miles from Minneapolis will incur a travel charge of $30-$50 depending on how far away. 
  • Full online gallery of photos from our session.
  • You get to choose 20 photos that I will edit and send back to you as digital files. You then get to print them wherever you choose.
  • Your immediate family is included in the one hour session cost.
    • Extended family/more than 1 family has an added rate of $50 per family.

***This option now includes lifestyle newborn sessions. I will come to you and photograph you and your baby in the comforts of your home. I am no longer offering regular newborn sessions.

 

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Mini Session $175 includes:

  • 30 minutes of my time at any location of your choice.
  • Full online gallery of photos from our session.
  • You get to choose 10 photos that I will edit and send back to you as digital files. You then get to print them wherever you choose.

 

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***NEW OFFERING!***

Black and White Headshots

2 Options:

     1. You come to me (in Minneapolis) and I will take photos of you or your child/children's faces

  • $40 per person OR $25 per person with 5 or more people.

      2. I come to you with my lighting equipment and backdrop and take photos of you or your child/children's faces

  • $100 travel and set-up fee, then $40 per person OR $25 per person with 5 or more people

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       ****​​​​​​​Price is negotiable for larger groups of people. These photos works great to get a group of family or friends together to get these                             photos taken.

        ****Each photo only takes me about a minute or two to take, so it's worth getting a group together to take multiple people's photos.

       ***These are perfect to get yearly to see how much your child has changed and grown.

 

 

Packages

  • The "As you Grow" Package for $615:
    • Get 3, 1 hour sessions within a year. This is ideal for a baby's first year of life or for a year that's full of special occasions. Payment is due at the time of the first session. This package gives you a savings of $60.

 

  • The "Sibling" Package for $450
    • Get 2, 1 hour session within a year. This package is great for sessions for your different children's birthdays, for a fall and spring session, etc. Payment is due at the time of the first session. This package gives you a savings of $50.

 

 

ADD ONS/A LA CARTE

 

Digital Downloads:

  • 1 additional edited photo/download for $20
  • 5 additional for $50
  • 10 additional for $100
  • 20 additional for $200
  • Up to 30 additional for $275

 

Additional Time:

  • add time to any session for $125 per half hour.

 

DVD:

  • receive a DVD of your digital files for $20

 

 

***THE PROCESS***

 

After we conclude your session, I will send you the best photos (unedited) that were taken in an online gallery. The number of photos is usually anywhere from 30-150 depending on how long your session was. The way that I choose which are the "best" is based off of: composition, lighting, eyes being open;), sharpness and personality.

 

Once you see your online gallery, you get to choose your favorites. (These "favorites" will be the photos you would like to have as your downloadable files/photos you'd like to keep.) Once you’ve decided and let me know which photos you'd like edited (are your favorite), I will edit them and make them available for download at a high resolution for great printing. 

 

EDITING: BEFORE & AFTER

 

An unedited photo can look VERY different compared to an edited photo. With unedited photos, lighting is not optimal, especially if we’re inside. Highlights and shadows may be overwhelming. There may be blemishes, scratches, and hair over the face (or out of place!). So know that although you will first see your photos unedited, editing is part of every photographer’s process, including mine. I want to give you some examples of before and after photos so you have insight into what your final product will look like (SEE BELOW).

 

By showing you every unedited photo first in our process, you’ll have the flexibility to choose which photos from your session you like the best, instead of me. Then I will know which photos to edited to give you exactly what you want. When choosing your favorites, please look for the photos that represent you and your family the best! Concentrate on what poses, backgrounds, facial expressions and so on, are your favorites. Then let me take over and work some editing magic to make sure those photos are picture-perfect for you! 

 

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