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retainer FEE: $150

The $150 retainer fee covers the photographer's time and talent and is required to reserve your date and time.  The retainer free is non-refundable, but a $100 can be applied as a credit to any package order.

Prints and products are purchased after the session.  This allows you to choose the best pictures for your family.   

In order to reserve a date, you will sign some paperwork and pay a nonrefundable retainer fee of $150.

Here are a few things to consider:

• Weekend dates are limited and popular.  Many clients who work regular business hours find that by scheduling early in the morning or late in the afternoon, they're able to work a session in with almost no time lost at the office.

• Given the beautiful colors and temperate weather, spring and fall are the busiest times of year for outdoor family photos. If you'd like a session during one of those times (ESPECIALLY if you want a weekend spot), please get in touch as soon as possible!

• If you have a particular date or holiday by which you need prints or gifts (Mother's Day, Father's Day, Hanukkah, Christmas, etc.), be sure to book a date at least one month in advance of that date to ensure sufficient processing and
printing time.

• Babies and young children are almost universally at their very best first thing in the morning, which just happens to also be a great time of day for beautiful light. If you have children under five years old, I encourage you to consider a session at or as close to sunrise as you can reasonably be ready.

• If you have older children or have one of those rare babies that doesn't do mornings, the other time of day that gives us great light is late afternoon/early evening... usually around 1.5 hours before sunset.

• Beautiful photographs can be made in any kind of weather, but I understand that there are some downsides to being photographed in the pouring rain or the freezing cold. I can and do reschedule sessions for inclement weather, but am also happy to use your home or one of my indoor or semi-indoor locations if sticking to the schedule is a priority.

step one

how it works

— erina d.

“I love all my maternity pic & newborn session. Elise did an awesome job, I would recommend her to everyone I know.”

STEP TWO: THE SESSION ITSELF

Once we've decided on a time and date and officially put your session on the books, I'll send you a getting ready guide that will walk you through everything from choosing outfits to strategies for getting kids to cooperate. That guide has been created and refined over years of experience, so it typically answers 90% of the questions that come up, but I'm always happy to set up a time to chat if you want additional help.

A few days before our session is scheduled, I'll reach out to confirm our time and location...at that point, if the forecast is questionable or someone seems to be coming down with the flu, we can talk about our rescheduling options. Otherwise, that's the perfect time to ask any last-minute questions.

The day of the session, please block off 45 minutes- 1 hour (2-2.5 hours for a newborn). Typically we're done within 45 minutes or so, but I don't charge by the hour, so if there's some kind of wardrobe malfunction or child meltdown, I like to stay flexible. If a parent has to leave for an important business meeting but the rest of the family is still available, that's fine... just let me know ahead of time so I can focus on getting that parent in the frame more while they're still available.

Finally, take a breath and relax...I promise to give the grown-ups (and kids) breaks throughout the session as needed, and to make it as painless as possible for everyone involved. If it would ease tensions to crack open a beer before I arrive - or better yet, serve mimosas with breakfast - well then I say go for it!

— Sarah B.

"Elise is fantastic to work with. She did my maternity and newborn session and we couldn’t be happier with the photos. She captured so many small, intimate moments. Since she is a mom herself she was great to know how to keep both a 9 month pregnant lady and a newborn happy! I would recommend her to anyone looking for lifestyle or maternity photos."

— Mariellen R.

"Elise did an excellent job capturing our family on a beautiful fall day. She was extremely organized and easy to work with. We loved the location she chose and she was on time, friendly, and professional. Our images came out beautifully and exceeded our expectations. We highly RECOMMEND her!"

— Tricia B.

"Elise did newborn pics for my daughter. I was anxious about my newborn and toddler both cooperating but Elise remained calm and patient! She got great pics that I can’t wait to put in frames."

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5 stars all around

STEP THREE: THE FUN PART!

Within just a couple of weeks of your session, you'll receive an email from me letting you know that your photos are ready. Once you've had a chance to see them and marvel for a bit, you'll let me know which collection you want to purchase. After that, you'll have a full month to select the specific digital files and print items you want to use to fill that collection... zero pressure! If you're like me and like to see and feel things like album covers and paper types in person, I have samples of all the physical products I offer at my studio, and I'm more than happy to set up a time to have you come by. Geeking out over paper types and wall galleries is honestly one of my favorite parts of the job!

• Pre-session phone consultation
• Family session prep guide
• choice of 8 high resolution digital files with print release
• $50 gift credit good toward your choice of anything in the gallery store: prints, frames, albums, digital files, etc.

COLLECTION A - $500

• Pre-session phone consultation
• Family session prep guide
• choice of 15 high resolution digital files with print release
• $300 gift credit good toward your choice of anything in the gallery store: prints, frames, albums, digital files, etc.

COLLECTION B - $700

• Pre-session phone consultation
• Family session prep guide
• all high resolution digital files with print release
• $600 gift credit good toward your choice of anything in the gallery store: prints, frames, albums, digital files, etc.

COLLECTION C - $1000

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Collections

Your favorite images are professionally printed on archival quality photo paper with your choice of a semi-gloss or deep matte finish.
These full bleed prints are available in a variety of sizes, and are perfect for framing and hanging on the wall or giving as a special gift.

5x7 / $25
8x10 / $40
11x14 / $60

Professional Lab Prints

Hand-torn prints that are truly unique with a
rich and textured finish. Each print is carefully
torn to reveal a soft feathered edge that adds a
beautiful softness to each image. These
archival prints are 100% cotton, acid-free and
weigh 350gsm.

5x7 / $50
8x10 / $80
11x14 / $100

These beautiful hardwood frames will protect
your prints from damage and help them look
their very best in a spot for everyone to enjoy.
Frames come in your choice of white, black, walnut, natural, or barnwood, and arrive ready to hang with all necessary hardware included.

8x10” (external measurement) / $130
11x14" (external measurement) / $180
12x18" (external measurement) / $225
20x24" (external measurement) / $275

Deckled -Edge Fine Art Prints

These premium albums are printed on highend matte photo paper with thick, lay flat pages. Layout and design options are limited only by your imagination, and can be further customized with your choice of linen covers and custom foiled letters.

10 spreads (20 pages) are included in the price
below. Additional spreads (1 spread = 2 pages)
can be added for $25 each.
8x8" / $500
10x10" / $650
12x12” / $800

Lay-Flat Albums

Framed Prints

Prints, albums, and more

What you're going to do with your images is perhaps the most important aspect to consider when you're planning for a photo session, but it's all too often the aspect that's overlooked... all that time and money invested deserve a better return than photos gathering dust on a hard drive somewhere. You'll never get the same feeling looking at your photos on a screen as you will seeing them on your wall or flipping through the pages of an album, so I include a substantial print credit with every collection.