An on location session for up to 2 hours. This covers the creative services of photography, editing and our meeting with you after your session to present the images. This fee is due at your portrait session.
Many of our families want all of their images. Master Access gives you the ability to download all of your high resolution files in both Color and B&W. It also includes printing rights so you can print from your files as often and anywhere you would like.
Direct to Online
Many families may be travelling or just prefer to go directly to an online gallery. You would then not need to meet with us again after your session. This fee is a deposit that can be used for any Print or Product purchases.
Can we choose our location?
Yes, absolutely. Northern Michigan offers so many great options: beach, woods, fields, old buildings, downtown and more. If you don't have a location in mind, we can recommend some.
What time should we have our session?
In general, on location photography works best either in the morning (starting right at sunrise) or evening (2 hours before sunset). During the middle of the day, the sunlight can be harsh and more difficult to work with. Nobody likes squinting during their entire session. That being said, I've photographed during all times of the day, and we are always able to get good images. These suggestions just represent the ideal.
How many people can be included in the session?
There is no limit to the # of people you include in your session. The only limit will be the time we have.
What will happen if there is bad weather?
Rain is the main thing that will keep us from being able to photograph. If the weather isn't looking great, we will touch base with you and discuss your options. If we need to cancel, we will do our best to find another date that will work for your family.
Do you have recommendations for what to wear?
In general, bring things you feel comfortable and confident in. You can also bring several clothing changes so you could have something casual as well as dressy. Layers work well too, so you can quickly change the look of your outfit. Choose clothing in the same tonal range (dark to light) for each person or make sure it is balanced. This keeps one person from dominating the photo. Also think of color groupings instead of matching all the colors such as earth tones, neutrals, grays and purples, etc. Pinterest is a great resource for clothing ideas. Just search, "what to wear for family pictures."
What is the Image Presentation Session?
After your images are done being edited, we will plan a time to sit down and go over all of your images and Print and Product options. During this meeting, you can make purchases at a 10% discount. It may be a good idea to have a list of what you might want to purchase. If you aren't sure, your images will then be placed in an online gallery for you to view and make decisions later.
If you prefer to go directly to an online gallery, (see pricing above) you will receive a discount code for 10% off which will last for 3 days.
What forms of payment do you take?
We accept cash, check or credit.