What to expect and general pricing.
Whether you are seeking something minimal, elaborate, or whimsical, during your initial styling consultation, we will design your photoshoot based on how you would like to be photographed.
Photo sessions take place at a studio in Richmond, Virginia.
You can be photographed alone or with someone special. If you come to the studio with others, please note you will also be photographed alone. This way you will end up with plenty of photographs to choose from. You won't end up saying, "I should have gotten a headshot or gotten an heirloom portrait taken, while I was there!" (Which you would if you didn't.)
Sitting fee for a 1/2 day session for 1 or 2 people with hair and make up styling is $225. (Online holiday gift certificates are available for only $195!)
After sitting fee is paid, we will schedule your shoot. I generally shoot on weekdays. But I am also more than happy to offer weekend shooting times to accommodate your schedule. I feel the most important thing is to schedule a time where you will most enjoy yourself. I advise you to treat this as the special "me time" that it is!
Depending on your styling choices, fresh flowers, catered lunch, and a rent-the-runway dress are available at an additional cost.
All photoshoots begin with a required styling consultation at least a week ahead of your shoot. In addition to planning your session, I will provide information about pricing and samples of the gorgeous photographic products I offer. This can be done in person or via Skype or Facetime. I'm flexible as to when and where if meeting in person.
Your photoshoot will last approximately 4 hours.
At the session:
Hair and make up sessions will start around 90 minutes before shooting. You will bring 3 -5 wardrobe changes, which we will discuss at your initial consultation. Snacks, hydration, posing tips, touch-ups, and encouragement included as needed.
I do not provide sneak peek photographs. But if desired I offer your reveal session within a matter of days of being photographed. Your photographs may even be ready to take home with you!
An artistically-edited selection of portraits will be presented in person to you within days of your photography session at the studio. At this time you will be able to choose your favorite photographs and complete your order.
For those traveling or not living in the Richmond area, we will make arrangements to view the photographs online together.
As I keep several of my package options available in studio, you may even be able to take at least part of your order home with you!
You will have your order anywhere from immediately, to 2 days - 3 weeks following your reveal session!
In any case, you will be sent or given any purchased digital images to take home with you that day!
You are under no obligation to purchase anything beyond the session fee. (But odds are, you're going to want to!)
Packages, wall portraits, and a la carte prices start at $275 and go up from there.
Headshot and other personal branding packages start at $400 and are customized to meet your exact needs.
Portrait clients generally spend $900 - $2500. This amount will be due at the conclusion of the reveal session. I do not offer a payment plan, but I have had clients use PayPal credit as an option.
Your entire order will be processed and completed within three weeks.