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Headshots $250

Professional photos are great for profiles, speaking gigs, press requests and other work opportunities.

     in studio, outside, or at your office 

     1 hour (approximately)

     3 photos of your choice, retouched

     20-30 web photos to share, with online gallery

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Individuals $500

For capturing individuals like your newborn, high school senior, or beloved pet. 

     in studio, outside, or in your home

     1-2 hours (approximately)

     12 photos of your choice, retouched

     80-100 web photos to share, with online gallery

     more details

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Families: Day in the Life $600 

A relaxed documentary-style family session captures candid moments of a special tradition like baking cookies or catches a glimpse into your everyday life. Learn more.

     outside or in your home

     2-3 hours (approximately)

     50-75 photos, lightly edited

     50-75 web photos to share, with online gallery

     more details

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Families: Classic $800 

A classic style family photo session with a variety of posed, smiling shots. Learn more.

     in studio, outside, or in your home

     1 hour (approximately)

     12 photos of your choice, retouched

     80-100 web photos to share, with online gallery

     more details

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Groups of 6 or more $1,200 

Sisters, uncles, grandparents, family, friends, pets, bring them all for a big group session. 

     in studio, outside, or indoors

     20 photos of your choice, retouched

     50-75 web photos to share, with online gallery

     more details

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Mini Sessions 

Special themed events hosted a few times throughout the year. Sign up for the newsletter to be notified about upcoming events.

     sign up for notifications of upcoming mini sessions

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Weddings 

Thank you to all my wonderful wedding clients! I will no longer be offering weddings as of August 2017. 

 

 

 

 

 

PORTRAIT SESSION DETAILS

$100 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your booking. With 24 hours notice, one emergency rescheduling is allowed by the client. Acceptable weather is up to the photographer's discretion and rescheduled as needed.

 

AVAILABLE ADD ONS

Extended Sessions (for more outfits, poses or locations): $150 

Additional Digital Images: $25/each

Print CD (learn more): $250

Prints and other products are available through the online gallery

 

What's a "retouched photo"?

Retouching is the process of enhancing an image through Photoshop, also referred to as "touching up", "editing" and "Photoshopping". Retouched photos are enhanced by adding color, contrast and mood to the image, toning down dark circles and wrinkles, removing blemishes, fly-away hairs, lint, thinning out an arm or neck, or other small tweaks to bring the best out of every photo. Retouched photos are large digital files similar to film negatives that can be printed 20 times or 1,000 times. They can be uploaded to online print labs, stored on your computer and backed up onto a USB drive or cloud sharing service to keep forever. They can be uploaded to social media and emailed to friends and family. You can design photo books and greeting cards, print on canvas or even on a coffee mug. 

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What's a "lightly edited photo"?

Lightly edited photos (offered with Day in the Life photo shoots and mini sessions) are enhanced through Photoshop by tweaking the color, contrast and mood of the image, toning down dark circles and removing blemishes. Unlike retouched photos, these images are kept more natural to preserve the realness of the moment. These photos are large digital files similar to film negatives that can be printed 20 times or 1,000 times. They can be uploaded to online print labs, stored on your computer and backed up onto a USB drive or cloud sharing service to keep forever. They can be uploaded to social media and emailed to friends and family. You can design photo books and greeting cards, print on canvas or even on a coffee mug. 

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What are "web photos to share"?

These photos are watermarked (stamped with a Portrait Shoppe logo) and sized for web sharing. They may be downloaded, kept and shared with family and friends through Facebook, blogs and email. Printing is not allowed with web photos and will be rejected by print labs.

 

What's a Print CD?

A Print CD includes all the images in your gallery to use and keep forever. Retouching will only be applied to the number of images included in your original package. All other images will be lightly edited (read above.)

 

What's the difference between a mini session and a custom session?

Mini sessions are studio photo shoots with predetermined backgrounds held on specified days about 7 times a year. Mini sessions are an easy, fast way to get fun photos at a discounted price. Custom portrait sessions are tailored to you with unlimited options--your location, your theme, your timeframe.

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What's the difference between a Day in the Life shoot and a Classic Family session?

Day in the Life shoots are storytelling family sessions, capturing the everyday moments that are magically real and chaotic, mundane and crazy all at the same time, catching those split seconds when you forget you're being photographed and are just living your life. Because your real life is worth remembering.  

If you're looking for posed, smiling at the camera photos and a high level of retouching to make everything perfect, you might prefer a more classic approach to your photo shoot. These sessions make grandparents very happy.

Why choose a Day in the Life shoot over a classic portrait session? Because it's too easy to put off being photographed until everything is "perfect". Day in the Life sessions don't require perfection, only to show up and be yourselves. Bottle up these memories for when you've forgotten what this time was like, how your babies climb into your lap for cuddles and dance around your family room, carefree. Day in the Life sessions can be themed (like baking cookies together or camping in the back yard) or they can capture a normal, just-like-every-other-day kind of day. We can chat about ideas when you're ready to book your session.  

 

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BEFORE BOOKING FAQ'S

 

What's the photo shoot experience like?

The shoot itself will go by in a flash. We'll choose a space with nice lighting, I'll suggest a general direction like "How about sitting on the bench there?" or "Look off towards the water" and then chat with you while taking a bunch of photos. Clients will sometimes ask "What should I be doing?" and I usually say "You're already doing it." 

When is the best time of year for photos?

Anytime! If Christmas is your favorite time of year, let's head out for your annual trip to the Christmas tree farm or set up a shoot at your perfectly decorated home. Maybe spring gardens are your favorite place to be, or summers by the water. There is no wrong time of year for photos.

Where will my session take place/How do I choose a location?

Together we’ll find the best location. It could be in the studio, at a park, in your home or office, on OSU campus, at an ice cream shop... 

 

PRODUCT FAQ'S

What will I see in my online gallery?

After your photo shoot, I'll narrow down the best of your images-the funniest, cutest, prettiest and most interesting photos. These proofs will be posted in a online proofing gallery for you to choose from. 

Do I own the copyright to the images I've purchased from you?

Federal Law states that photographers own every image they take, including the attached copyright.  The images you purchase are for your personal use only. They may not be sold, used for (or give them away for the purpose of) advertising a product or service, submitted as editorial content to newspapers/magazines, entered in contests or displayed in public spaces without the photographer's consent. (These rules apply to all photos with the exception of headshots.) If you're unsure how these rules apply to a particular situation, please contact me for clarification or permission.

Where should I order prints from?

That's up to you! My clients have mentioned liking these photo labs: Mpix.com, CanvasonDemand.com, TinyPrints.com, Minted.com, Costco, CVS, Target, Meijer, Walmart and Shutterfly.com. 

Will you save my images in case I want to buy more in the future?

Yes! But even with the best of backup systems, files can become lost or damaged over time. I do my best to archive your files, however, I do not offer an archive guarantee.

What is a "Retouched Photo" and what do I do with it?

Retouching is the process of enhancing an image through Photoshop, also referred to as "touching up", "editing" and "Photoshopping". Retouching could be adding color, contrast and mood to the image, toning down dark circles and wrinkles, removing blemishes, fly-away hairs, lint, or any distracting elements, thinning out an arm or neck, or other small tweaks to bring the best out of every photo. A Retouched Photo is a large digital file similar to a film negative. This file can be printed 20 times or 1,000 times. It can be uploaded to online print labs such as MPix.com. It can be stored on your computer and backed up onto a CD, USB drive, external hard drive, or cloud sharing service to keep forever. You can design photo books and greeting cards, print on canvas or even on a coffee mug. It can be uploaded to social media and emailed to friends and family. For more ideas on how to use your photos, check out this Pinterest board.

While I do offer digital images, I ask that you not sell the images, use them for (or give them away for the purpose of) advertising a product or service, submit them as editorial content to newspapers/magazines, enter them in contests or display them in public spaces,  without consent. (These rules apply to all photos with the exception of headshots.) If you're unsure how these rules apply to a particular situation, please contact me for clarification or permission.

What's the difference between a "Web Image" and a "Print Image"?

Think of Web Images like old fashioned Proofs. They are often watermarked (have the photographer's logo on them), and are meant to be used as a visual reference while you're choosing which images to purchase. Web Images are smaller, compressed files making them quick to upload to social media. Web Image files are not to be used for printing. 

Think of Print Images as your favorites, the ones you purchase. These images are retouched to look their very best when printed. They are a much larger file size, making them slow to upload, but optimal for printing.

 

ORDERING FAQ'S

Will you save my images in case I want to buy more in the future?

Yes! But even with the best of backup systems, files can become lost or damaged over time. I do my best to archive your files, however, I do not offer an archive guarantee.

How do I order a black and white photo?

All retouched printable digital images purchased will come with a black and white version.

For print orders, there will be a black and white option for each print size. Simply choose to have the image printed on black and white paper when selecting the print size. 

How do I tell the difference between vertical/horizontal, portrait/landscape?

Vertical and Portrait images are taller than they are wide.

Horizontal and Landscape images are wider than they are tall.

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