How often should I have my family and children professionally photographed?
You should have family photography done at least every five years or at each new milestone in your life, such as a new baby or pet, children going off to college, or wedding. It’s a good idea to include extended family when you can, especially grandma and grandpa. Your children should be photographed every year to capture each stage of their rapid growth. We can create heirloom art pieces of your family that can be enjoyed for generations to come.
Where will we be photographed?
The friendly ambiance of our studio provides a simple and controlled atmosphere with an array of backgrounds and color options. Some of our most popular family sessions take place at the beach, park, woods and your home.
What should we wear?
Family members should have matching or complimentary tones and styles. Choose a theme everyone can enjoy. For a child portrait, select clothes that express your child’s personality, which also helps them have fun. For babies, casual play clothes work well or even no clothes at all. Blue and green are classic colors for boys, and pink and purple are popular for girls. With multiple children, it’s still best to have their clothing coordinated.
- Solid, earth tone colors
- Medium to dark tones
- Simple neck-lines
- Long sleeve shirts
Wear in moderation:
- Bare shoulders or spaghetti straps, which can make you look heavier
- Bright colors such as red, orange, and pink
- Stripes, plaids, checks, and bold prints
What should I bring to the session?
Consider accessorizing with hats, scarves, sunglasses or umbrellas. You can even incorporate family hobbies or interests in the images, such as a favorite board game or sports apparel. For a child or baby portrait, you can bring a couple of different outfits, but pick a favorite to start with in case the young one gets tired. Bring a favorite blanket, toy or even their furniture. It’s best to select simple props that are not a distraction in the photos.
Can I meet our photographer?
Absolutely! Having five children of their own, Owners Mary and Jerry work great with children of all ages, helping them relax and have fun. You can either schedule an appointment to meet with your photographer in person or chat with them on the phone. They can help you prepare and give you some fresh ideas for your family photography session.
When can I see my images?
About a week after your session we’ll set up a purchasing appointment with you to view and select your images and products. This appointment generally lasts an hour, and we ask that you bring with you whoever is involved in the decision-making process, since you will be placing your order at this time. Images will not be posted online. No phones, cameras or recording devices are allowed during this appointment. You may choose from a variety of prints and products, but our most popular family and children selection is a “Wall Grouping.” All ordered images are professionally retouched and enhanced.
When will I get my order?
Normal turnaround from the time you place your order is 4-6 weeks. It can take 6-8 weeks during our peak holiday season. Faster turnaround times are available upon request.
Family Photography Studio Sessions
30 minute studio session (1 Child): $79
60 minute studio session (1-2 Children): $129
90 minute studio session (3+ Children): $199
Family Photography Location Sessions
90 minute location session (1 Child): $199
120 minute location session (2-3 Children): $249
150 minute location session (3+ children): $299
Prints & Products
Choose from a variety of products to showcase your family photography, including Wall Art, Gallery Easel sets, gift prints (8×10 and smaller), digital archives, and our most popular family and children item: the “Wall Grouping,” which starts at $595 and includes multiple images that tell your story. Other prints and products start at $225.
Children grow so quickly that it can be easy to forget to have them photographed as they mature. We’ve designed these children programs to help you stay on track and capture the most important moments in your children’s lives, from birth to kindergarten, and help you save money with special discounts.
Baby’s First Days
We capture every detail with a hospital or home visit during these precious first days, photographing from their tiny nose to their wrinkly toes.
180 minute location session, 25 birth announcements: $225 ($425 value)
Baby’s First Year
Changes occur rapidly in the first months of your child’s life. Your infant transforms from tiny and helpless to active and curious. Baby’s First Year includes sessions at three, six, nine, and twelve months, allowing you to preserve every stage of your child’s first year.
4 – 60 minute studio sessions, 12×12 Image Frame: $299 ($589 value)
As your child develops, it’s important to have them professionally photographed every year before they begin school. We make it easy with Growing Years, which includes a session at ages one through five.
5×60 minute studio sessions, 12×12 Image Frame: $295 ($720 value)