Family Portrait Session Discription and Investment

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I am a location photographer with the passion, desire and patience to capture portraits of individuals and families just being themselves. If you’re like me, you’re not into the 15-minute, stiff, rushed and awkward chain store photo sessions that leave you feeling and looking uncomfortable. I strive to capture and show the closeness, bond and love of a family. (Include your pets if you’d like - I know our dogs are a huge part of our family!) Occasionally during a shoot I may ask you to sit or stand a certain way, but generally any posing is done in a relaxed way. The locations my clients tend to prefer are their own homes or local parks. I know of several scenic locations around the Eau Claire Area, or if you have a unique location in mind please be sure to mention it. I’m always looking for new challenges! I also have portable lighting equipment and backdrops if you prefer a more traditional look.

How Does It Work?

First we meet briefly to get acquainted and to talk about your session.  I will answer any questions you may have about clothing, locations, etc. and I will be asking a few general questions about what you want from your session. I will use this information to plan a unique session for you that meets those needs.  We will also go over and sign my contract and then we schedule a time and a place for your photo session. As I mentioned before, most people prefer the personal settings of their own home, an outdoor setting such as on the family farm, or maybe a local park. The choice is yours as I will travel anywhere within the Eau Claire, WI area. After your photo session, please allow up to 2 weeks editing time for your portraits. I will set up an online gallery of final edits for you to view. Once your entire gallery is ready I will email you to let you know. Then you will be able to log on to to view your gallery. Your gallery will remain online for 30 days for you to share with friends and family and to order from.

How Much Does It Cost? The Session Fee.

$100 plus tax

The Session Fee is required in advance to reserve your photo shoot date and time. Your Custom Photo Session consists of up to 3 hours including setup time at your preferred location. Sessions normally don't require 3 hours but I allow plenty of time in case we need it, and to make sure that no one feels rushed. This fee is for up to 6 people (I consider pets people - they are part of the family right!), and as many outfit changes as you care to fit in. Add $20 for each additional person. If more time is needed the rate is $45 for each additional hour.

After your session I will begin work on your edits.  Basic retouching including blemish removal etc. is included in the session fee so their are no additional costs for those services.  I will display your images in a Gallery on my website within 2 weeks after your session for you to view and to purchase from. 

Below I've listed a few photo package options to pick from or you can pick and choose whatever images work best for you and your budget.

OUT OF TOWN RATES: If the location requires travel outside a 75 mile radius of Eau Claire, WI or an overnight stay, a travel fee including mileage, vehicle rental and motel fees may apply.

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Purchasing Photos after your Custom Session

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I offer 3 different Photo Print Package levels for you to choose from as a starting point.

You are welcome to add most items to any package selection to customize it to fit your own personal and families needs.

"The A La Carte"

Do you only need one print?  You decide. This option is just what it says! You only buy the images and Gift Items you want to purchase. This option allows you to pick and choose the items you want and was designed to work with any budget. I don't believe in high pressure sales! (A Gallery CD is not offered as an option with "The A La Carte" choice.)

*Gift Items such as coffee mugs, mouse pads, tote bags, and T-Shirts are also available from your online gallery  in all package options.*

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$199 plus tax

The Basic Gallery includes all the basic retouched edits and treatments such as Color, Sepia, Black & White, etc.

*Six 8"x10" Prints of your choice, metallic finish

*Three 5"x7" Prints of your choice, metallic finish

*Plus, 1- 4"x6" Print, Luster Finish, of every image in the Basic Gallery.

With this gallery option: Any Specialty Prints and Collages produced are available "a la carte" as well as Gift Items. With the purchase of 2 or more Specialty Prints you have the option to buy the Gallery CD for an additional $200.


$450 plus tax

This package has you covered! It includes:

*One of each Collage or Specialty Print produced in your gallery

*One 16"x20" Image of your choice, metallic finish

*Six 8"x10" Images of your choice, metallic finish

*Three 5"x7" Images of your choice, metallic finish

*4x6 prints of all the Standard Images in your Gallery, Luster Finish

*Plus a Full Gallery CD of all the images in your Gallery including printing rights.

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What are "Specialty Prints"?

What are Specialty Prints?

When I'm editing your gallery, I may run into an image that I feel needs to be treated in a "special" way. These images end up looking more artistic than a normal edit. I may also decide to create some custom collages or things that take extra time and creativity. Because of the extra time I spend on them, I price these images a little higher. I limit the number I will do, and they are custom sized. You will notice these because they will stand out from your standard images in your gallery.

Want to get FREE PRINTS?

Word-of-Mouth is my favorite kind of advertising.   I'm always humbled when my Clients are pleased with my work and recommend me to their friends and family as well.  As my way of saying "Thank You" for those referrals I reward my client making the referral with a $25 print credit.  And, there's no limit!  One referral = $25 Print Credit; two referrals = $50 in Print Credits; etc.  You can use the credits towards prints from your own gallery or towards my other works such as Landscapes or Wildlife Prints.  You pick! 

During my interview process I always ask new clients how they heard about me.  If they tell me you referred them to me and they complete a session with me I will notify you of the Print Credit.  So refer away and "Thank You!"  I really appreciate your help.


Anything I didn't answer here? Don't hesitate to give me a call or drop me an email. I will be happy to answer any questions.

Thank you for your interest and I look forward to the opportunity of serving you! 715-577-2770

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