Pricing & Packages
Getting your entire family ready and to a session takes a lot of effort. I absolutely understand that and am always so honored that you trust me with your imagery. Because sure, iPhones are pretty good nowadays! But, Mom deserves to be in the photos, too. You deserve photos of you as a couple. And yes, we'll get everyone smiling at the camera, but I hope to capture your kids genuinely having the time of their lives, or how their legs wrap around you when you hold them. Because in twenty years, I want you to remember how little and sassy they were. And how even in the midst of sleepless nights and chaotic mornings, you were still the best family.
These are done on select days in the spring and fall. For 2019, we are offering these in Raleigh, NC and Charleston, SC. Twenty minutes long, these deliver at least ten edited images, with the rights to print and publish.
Ideal for families with small kiddos who are hoping for more imagery! Fourty minutes in length, these sessions are some posed, some play and at least twenty edited images at one location.
Up to 90 minutes of time at one or two locations, this is perfect for families wanting formal and casual imagery. Also great for large extended families at one set location! Delivering at least fourty edited images with rights to print and publish.
Have a question?
Why do you photograph families?
Because honestly, kids are amazing. (You're pretty great yourself!) Tons of people can put you in a row and make loud noises and get everyone to look at the camera. But, the images of my Mom I love the most are where she's being herself. Where she's clearly about to make a hilarious joke, I can tell by the look on her face. I want you to remember how they hugged you, how they spit a lot when they blew bubbles, how much she loved to run her heart out. There's not enough imagery of your family being their real, authentic, gorgeous selves.
How many people can be at a session?
For mini and half sessions, we typically have time for up to six people. There's no extra charge if you bring more, but just realize you will run out of time. It goes much faster than you think! For full sessions, if you'll have more than ten, let's chat! We can absolutely add extra time if your group is extensive, and we'll gladly work that out with you in advance.
We have no idea what to wear. Help.
We hear this way more often than you think! We have Pinterest boards we can share with you, a tips sheet on how to prepare for your session, and you can always send us a text or email with all of your outfits laid out. We get these often! So don't be nervous - we'll help in every way we can.
When do we get photos?
Within just a few days we send a sneak peek. (Who doesn't love sneak peeks?!)
Everything else in your gallery delivers within 3-4 weeks, depending on the season.
Do you offer payment plans?
Mini and half sessions can be paid in two payments, while full sessions can be divided into as many as four. Ask us about this at time of booking and we are happy to walk you through it! One of our primary goals, from the beginning, is to make great imagery achievable for everyone. So get in touch! We'll do everything we can to make it within reach.
My kids are sick (had a meltdown, we left pants at home, it's raining, I'm covered in lollipop).
Listen, we get it. Life happens! Especially with kiddos. That treat you brought to keep them calm is now EVERYWHERE. Someone just lost their lunch in the car. We absolutely understand. All sessions can be rebooked once without penalty, and we'll do everything we can to make room on our calendar for you. So breathe. It's gonna be okay.
Can I bring my dog (cat, parrot, ferret, hedgehog)?
Yes, yes, absolutely.
We like animals almost more than people around here (and Amaris has a special place in her heart for puppies, horses and cows. Yes, cows. We don't get it, but hey! She loves 'em.). Any and all animals are welcome at your session and Amaris has a great pair of farm boots on hand, if you'd like to shoot on your own property.
Can we do something ridiculous? Like a paint fight?
Yep! We love crazy ideas around here. We'll meet you at a park and blow bubbles, do colored smoke bombs, and Amaris has a bucket list item to do family photos while ocean kayaking. Bring it on!