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Introduction

The ideal timing for capturing your newborn is within the first two weeks after arrival. Your little one will sleep a lot sounder, and this specific time period truly allows the capturing of all those little scrunchy & curled up poses that we all love so. Having a session within the first 14 or so days also means that the session happens before any sort of baby acne, cradle cap or colic has a chance to appear.

That being said, newborn sessions certainly can be done up to a two months in age and still result in total success with the little sleeping poses. These poses will still be perfectly adorable, but they may not appear as curled up, as their tiny thighs and bottoms begin to fill out.

We may find that more session time is needed to lull your little one to sleep. So I plan for the poses you would like, I put all my experience to work to make them happen and adapt to your little one’s cues accordingly. I have had little ones open their eyes during the sleeping poses, and the resulting portraits turned out utterly adorable....as I' m sure you will agree!

Booking in advance is the way to guarantee an approximate date is reserved for your newborn session. Once your little one arrives, please just give me a call or shoot me an email or text, and I will look at my schedule to fine tune the date and time to make sure you get he/she in within a week or so of getting home from the hospital.

For Twins & Multiples, most families like the siblings to be exclusively photographed together. If you would like some individual portraits of each, please let me know in advance so that I can factor in photographing each little one separately during the planning of your session. Parents of multiples may want to look through the packages carefully, as it may be a better value to go with a newborn session that offers more portraits and perks versus adding on the cost of a la carte digital portraits.

The following Newborn Sessions are available:

One Hour... Short & Sweet
Two Hour... Adorable & Complete
The Perfect Newborn Session – Split Session
Squares So Sweet Session - Specialty Sessions
Watch Me Get Cuter & Cuter Series - Milestone Series

Please click the tabs at the very top or on the links just above here for detailed information and pricing for each type of session.

Basic Sessions

One Hour... Short & Sweet

The one hour session is designed for parents that just want a short session to capture the essential newborn poses. This session lends itself well to achieving the little curled up sleeping pose, and then perhaps changing to a swaddled pose or other theme, and then doing some close ups. And of course, that very first family portrait together is a must!

Session comes with:

Five high resolution 8x10 digital portraits, fully retouched for perfection in post-production.

AND

One set of 24 custom designed, single sided 5x7 birth announcements with envelopes
(upgrade to different styles of custom created announcements available)

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$325

To purchase the One Hour Basic Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each. Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

 
Two Hours... Adorable & Complete

The two hour session was created for parents that want a little bit of everything seen in my newborn gallery. This session affords plenty of time for your favorite individual newborn poses....sleeping, swaddled, close up, and themed. The session allows for your newborn's first family portrait, portraits separately with each parent and then with any siblings and/or pets!

Session comes with:

Ten high resolution 8x10 digital portraits, fully retouched for perfection in post-production.

AND

One set of 24 custom designed 5x7 single sided birth announcements with envelopes
(upgrade to different styles of custom created announcements available)

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$575

To purchase the Two Hour Basic Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each. Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

Printing Portraits

I do encourage you to not print the portraits at the local big box stores such as Target or Costco or the like, as their machines generally produce murky portraits where the color is usually way off. My suggestion is to go to a professional lab for developing, or have the portraits sent to the lab I use, as all files I send to them are perfectly color corrected to match the calibration of their state of the art machines. Please ask to see print samples of big box stores versus my lab to see the discrepancies first hand. Due to my packages coming with digital files, I do offer discounted pricing for the printing. These prices are valid only for prints of the digital files that are purchased as part of a package or as an a la carte digital file add on to a package.

Split Sessions

The Perfect Newborn Session

4 hours split into two separate sessions if desired

 

After 15 years of newborn sessions, I have designed the perfect newborn session to accommodate everyone’s needs. Families that have done this session always marvel afterward that they couldn’t imagine doing it any other way. The Perfect Newborn Session can be up to 4 straight hours if needed, or we can divide those four hours up into two separate sessions. Allocating that many hours affords plenty of time for soothing, feedings, changings and to hold your little one so he/she can fall asleep for the sleeping portion of the session. Perhaps more helpful is the option to divide the session into another visit within a two week period. The splitting in two works out particularly nice in a couple of scenarios:

If your newborn is having a rough day, the split session allows you to return another day and give the rest of our time together another go. Perhaps you have A LOT you would like to accomplish in the session besides just newborn images. If you would like family portraits & parent/child & sibling portraits with your baby, then you can come initially for just newborn portraits, and then return another day to do all the other types of portraits, limiting the time your other children spend at the studio. They just come to participate and have fun, and not have to hang out while we do all the other newborn portraits you have your heart set on. This option also works out well if one parent is back at work... we can reschedule the 2nd portion of the session for a weekday evening or a Sunday morning.

This session allows for:
several different sleeping poses & swaddled poses,
close ups,
special themes you see in my galleries,
custom designed sets per advance request,
personal outfits,
plenty of family, parent, and sibling poses.

Session comes with:

Twelve high resolution 8x10 digital portraits, fully retouched for perfection in post-production.

AND

One set of 48 custom designed double sided 5x7 card stock birth announcements with envelopes
(upgrade to different styles of custom created announcements available)

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$925

To purchase the Perfect Newborn Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each. Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

Printing Portraits

I do encourage you to not print the portraits at the local big box stores such as Target or Costco or the like, as their machines generally produce murky portraits where the color is usually way off. My suggestion is to go to a professional lab for developing, or have the portraits sent to the lab I use, as all files I send to them are perfectly color corrected to match the calibration of their state of the art machines. Please ask to see print samples of big box stores versus my lab to see the discrepancies first hand. Due to my packages coming with digital files, I do offer discounted pricing for the printing. These prices are valid only for prints of the digital files that are purchased as part of a package or as an a la carte digital file add on to a package.

Specialty Sessions

Squares So Sweet Session

Little bittle parts & adorable expressions captured and then cropped into 25-40 cute little black & white squares that will melt your heart...it will be hard to choose your favorites!

The Squares So Sweet are designed to capture all the facial expressions, feet, hands, back, tummy and ubby bottom of your little one. I also encourage each parent to do a Squares So Sweet where they are holding their little one’s hand. Nothing will ever better prove to them one day that they were "that tiny" than seeing the sheer scale of how small their hand looks compared to yours!

There are two ways to do Squares So Sweet portraits during your visit to me:

1) You can choose to add them as one of themes/styles of photography during your selected newborn session for an extra $75, and then they are added to your viewing gallery to choose from. This allows you to pick some of your favorites as the images that come with your chosen package or add them on as a la carte files. This choice is ideal for those that want a handful of the Squares So Sweet, but not a full set. I do suggest everyone opt at least for this Squares So Sweet add on, because even if you don't think you don't really need or want them all right now, you may one day. Its an awesome way to "bank" your newborn's Squares So Sweet images, as I also allow you pro-rate $25 of the $75 into one of the Squares So Sweet Session Packages down the line.

2) If your goal is to have your Squares So Sweet in the form of multiple single digital files or showcased as a collection in a collage or baby announcements, then I suggest booking an hour long Squares So Sweet Session Package of your choice, depending upon your needs. This session can be completely separate or can be added onto any other session you have booked at the studio. If you are adding Squares So Sweet onto a newborn or baby session, then I will take the images throughout both our sessions when the opportunites for certain expressions and cute little poses present themselves.

Wall Display So Sweet

Session comes with:

Up to one hour to capture the Squares So Sweet, including some Parent & Child close ups if you would like. Upon viewing the finished squares, you then may pick 9 as 8x8 prints that you can pop into your own frames to create a wall display.

PLUS

You also receive each of the 9 images as a 8x8 digital file.

Includes a photographers release, allowing you to send the images off anywhere for printing and products to me made!

$375

To purchase the Squares So Sweet session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

The Collage So Sweet

Session comes with:

Up to one hour to capture all the Squares So Sweet, including some Parent & Child close ups if you would like. Upon viewing the finished squares, you then may select 16-21 of your favorite Squares So Sweet images for placement in a custom created 12x30, 20x24 or 20x30 mounted collage with your favorite image as the main or center image. (Size of collage depends upon shape of main image). This works out perfectly too if you have added the Squares So Sweet session onto a newborn or baby session, as you can choose the center image from the other session!

AND

2 duplicate 8x10 collages to give to grandparents.

PLUS

All the Squares So Sweet images in your collage as 8x8 or 8x10 digital files AND an 8x10 digital file of the collage itself.

Includes a photographers release, allowing you to send the images off anywhere for printing and products to me made!

$975

To purchase the The Collage So Sweet session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

The Collage & Announcements So Sweet

Session comes with:

Up to one hour to capture all the Squares So Sweet, including some Parent & Child close ups if you would like. Upon viewing the finished squares, you then may select 16-21 of your favorite Squares So Sweet images to be placed in a custom created 12x30, 20x24 or 20x30 mounted collage with your favorite image as the main or center image. (Size of collage depends upon shape of main image) This works out perfectly too if you have added the Squares So Sweet session onto a newborn or baby session, as you can choose the main/center image from the other session.

AND

48 – Announcement cards that are custom created to go with your selection of images, desired color scheme and preferred design motif. They are press printed, double sided, and come in all sorts of fun die cut shapes. Comes with matching envelopes and wrap around address labels.

AND

2 duplicate 8x10 collages to give to grandparents.

PLUS

All the Squares So Sweet images featured in your collage as 8x8 or 8x10 digital files AND an 8x10 digital file of the collage itself!

Includes a photographers release, allowing you to send the images off anywhere for printing and products to me made!

$1175

To purchase the The Collage & Announcements So Sweet session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Everything So Sweet

Session comes with:

Up to one hour to capture all the Squares So Sweet, including some Parent & Child close ups if you would like. Upon viewing the finished squares, you then may select 16-21 of your favorite Squares So Sweet images for placement in a custom created 12x30, 20x24 or 20x30 mounted collage with your favorite image as the main or center image. (Size of collage depends upon shape of main image). This works out perfectly too if you have added the Squares So Sweet session onto a newborn or baby session, as you can choose the center image from the other session!

PLUS

48 – Announcement cards that are custom created to go with your selection of images and desired color scheme/motif. They are press printed, and open up with a standard fold, enlongated fold, tri fold or accordian fold. Comes with matching envelopes and wrap around address labels.

AND

3 – 12x12 mounted images of your favorite 3 Squares So Sweet.

PLUS

8x8 digital files of ALL of your Squares So Sweet, even the ones that weren't placed in your collage or announcement :)

Includes a photographers release, allowing you to send the images off anywhere for printing and products to me made!

$1475

To purchase the Everything So Sweet session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Printing Portraits

I do encourage you to not print the portraits at the local big box stores such as Target or Costco or the like, as their machines generally produce murky portraits where the color is usually way off. My suggestion is to go to a professional lab for developing, or have the portraits sent to the lab I use, as all files I send to them are perfectly color corrected to match the calibration of their state of the art machines. Please ask to see print samples of big box stores versus my lab to see the discrepancies first hand. Due to my packages coming with digital files, I do offer discounted pricing for the printing. These prices are valid only for prints from the digital files purchased as part of a package or as an a la carte digital file add on to a package.

Milestone Series

Watch Me Get Cuter and Cuter Series

4 individual studio sessions up to an hour in length throughout your little one’s first year to show off his/her new milestones. You can choose to have a regular backdrops or choose some of my themes (either a theme available yearround or if the timing is right, one of the themes featured in a Limited Edition Portrait Event that falls during the time period your session is booked)

(Ideally sessions take place at 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and 12 months)

2-3 months – perfect time to capture that HUGE gummy smile

6-7 months – proudly sitting up

9-10 months – possibly standing holding onto something, perfect age to hold a prop

12 months – first toothies showing, usually at their ubbiest because they aren’t walking and burning off calories just yet

Each session comes with :

One 8x10 print and the same print as a digital 8x10 file. Includes a photographers release, allowing you to send the images off anywhere for printing and products to me made!

$500

To purchase the Watch Me Get Cuter and Cuter Series session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

For those that have had a newborn session AND the Watch Me Get Cuter and Cuter series, you can add the First Birthday Cake Smash Package of your choice at half off! For those that participated in just the Watch Me Get Cuter and Cuter series, then you receive a 25% off discount off the First Birthday Cake Smash Package of your choice.

Printing Portraits

I do encourage you to not print the portraits at the local big box stores such as Target or Costco or the like, as their machines generally produce murky portraits where the color is usually way off. My suggestion is to go to a professional lab for developing, or have the portraits sent to the lab I use, as all files I send to them are perfectly color corrected to match the calibration of their state of the art machines. Please ask to see print samples of big box stores versus my lab to see the discrepancies first hand. Due to my packages coming with digital files, I do offer discounted pricing for the printing. These prices are valid only for prints from the digital files purchased as part of a package or as an a la carte digital file add on to a package.

Introduction
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Basic Sessions
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Specialty Sessions

Introduction

These sessions are ideal for all the milestones of your little one’s first year. Big gummy grins, raising their head up, sitting up all by themselves, holding props, and standing holding onto something are moments that you want to commemorate. Some themes lend themselves to these developmental stages perfectly:

And some are perfectly captured in super simple poses.

For babies and kids of all ages, I also will soon start doing the cool chalkboard portraits that state their age, updated statistics and a zillion things they love at moment...you supply me with all the info and I pop it into their chalkboard in post production in cute fonts and colors that go with their outfit. I'll post some of this new theme soon.

The following Baby Sessions are available:

Basic Sessions

Half Hour Session
One Hour Session
Two Hour Session

Specialty Sessions

1st Birthday Cake Smash Session
Squares So Sweet Session

Please click the tabs in this section for detailed information and pricing for each.

Basic Sessions

The Half Hour Session

The half hour session is designed to get the one cute theme or backdrop you had your heart set on. Sometimes if we get the portrait we need right away, we can switch to a different set or background for the remaining time.

Session comes with:

Two high resolution 8x10 digital portraits, retouched for perfection in post-production.

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$150

To purchase the Half Hour Basic Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

 
The Hour Session

The hour session allows for plenty of time for 2-4 themes, depending upon the set up complexity of the particular themes.

Session comes with:

Five high resolution 8x10 digital portraits, fully retouched for perfection in post production.

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$275

To purchase the One Hour Basic Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

The Two Hour Session

My most popular session is my two hour session, which means you can fit in even more themes/types of photography for a total of 5 to 7 different sets/scene changes... this is perfect for doing perhaps a family session and quite a few of your favorite themes. This session is always recommended for those with children under 3, especially multiples, allowing you to have downtime for soothing & cuddles, feedings & diaper changes.

Session comes with:

Ten high resolution 8x10 digital portraits, fully retouched for perfection in post production.

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$525

To purchase the Two Hour Basic Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

Printing Portraits

I do encourage you to not print the portraits at the local big box stores such as Target or Costco or the like, as their machines generally produce murky portraits where the color is usually way off. My suggestion is to go to a professional lab for developing, or have the portraits sent to the lab I use, as all files I send to them are perfectly color corrected to match the calibration of their state of the art machines. Please ask to see print samples of big box stores versus my lab to see the discrepancies first hand. Due to my packages coming with digital files, I do offer discounted pricing for the printing. These prices are valid only for prints from the digital files purchased as part of a package or as an a la carte digital file add on to a package.

Specialty Sessions

The 1st Birthday Cake Smash Session

A custom created set to capture the before, during and after of the cake smashing mayhem!

Featuring a custom created hat & diaper cover or a crown & tutu in the colors of your choice and matching real cake from a local baker, it is topped off by perfectly coordinating balloons, curly ribbons, and confetti. The portraits say it all!

Let me tell you how fun this session is for everyone involved! What a multi-sensory delight this is for your one year old! Parents laugh so hard that they generally are wiping tears away! Between my own bursts of laughter, I just can’t take enough portraits of your little one. Imagine...all the wide eyed expressions involved in the initial awe of being allowed to even touch the cake... the mischievous glint in their eyes when they understand they are supposed to smash, kick, throw the cake... the exuberance at learning it can be eaten, followed by frantic attempts to stuff two hands of cake at once into their mouth... and ultimately the teary eyed realization that almost every single inch of their bodies are covered in sticky frosting is just the best!

(So... for those looking through my whole site, how was that for one of my famous run on sentences?)

It takes about 45 minutes to an hour to do the birthday cake smash... a little over a half hour or so to capture the hilarious display of mixed emotions and then about 15 minutes or so to de-cake your one year old. Towels provided, as well as warm wet wash cloths at the end of your session. Parents: wear old clothes. I will supply ever so fashionable trash bags with head and arm holes cut out for you. You laugh now...but you desperately will appreciate it when you pick up your messy one. The expression "caked on" will be one that will soon have true literal meaning to you.

This is the only session I allow to be videoed (is that even a word?!)... it is just too funny to not have forever. So make sure you charge your video camera the night before! It is totally fun to play it back at your little one's first birthday party!

Remember to book this for the middle of the 10th month if you are hoping to do invitations for the party.

If you are just trying to have a portrait for display at the party, then please book for the beginning to middle of the 11th month so you can have the portraits back in time!

Custom themes are available for small additional charge, depending upon complexity of cake design & in studio themed set up. Happy to give you a quote...just ask.

Cake Smashes for multiples add just $25 per baby, which includes cake, diaper cover/tutu, and hat/crown.

"The Cute" Session & Package

5 high resolution 8x10 digital portraits, fully retouched for perfection in post production.

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$325

To purchase the The 1st Birthday Cake Smash Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

"The Really Cute" Session & Package

10 high resolution 8x10 digital portraits, fully retouched to perfection in post-production

AND

24 custom designed press printed, double sided Die Cut Invitations/Announcements/Thank You Cards

$575

To purchase the "The Really Cute" Session & Package fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

The "As Cute As It Gets" Session & Package

One 10x20 or 16x20 custom created mounted collage with one large image and up to 6 smaller images

PLUS

Two 5x10 or 8x10 prints of the collage to give to grandparents

AND

Each of the files in the collage, plus the collage, as well as 10 more of your favorite images as hi-res 8x10 digital portraits.

PLUS

24 custom designed press printed, double sided Die Cut Invitations/Announcements/Thank You Cards

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$875

To purchase the The "As Cute As It Gets" Session & Package fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

The "BEYOND As Cute As It Gets" Session & Package

(can be described as the utter works!)

A mounted 10x20 or 16x20 Collage using up to 7 of your favorite images

PLUS

Two 5x10 or 8x10 duplicate prints of your collage to give to grandparents

AND

24 Press printed, double sided Die Cut Invitations/Announcements/Thank You Cards

AND

A slideshow of all your images from the session, perfect to have continuously playing back on a monitor during your little ones big birthday bash.

AND

A 12x12 custom designed hardcover book with a wraparound photo cover. Each book contains 40-50 images from your session, to chronicle the adorable, hilarious, MESSY, once in a lifetime experience! Fun to pull out and occasionally add to your stack of bedtime stories in the next few years to come.

PLUS

two duplicate 5x5 books to give to grandparents.

AND

ALL, yes, ALL, the rest of the images from your cake smash session as full resolution digital files, printing at least up to 20x30. This includes the full resolution digital file of your collage too!!!

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for all your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$1475

To purchase the The "BEYOND As Cute As It Gets" Session & Package fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

 
Squares So Sweet Session

Little bittle parts & adorable expressions captured and then cropped into cute little black & white squares that will melt your heart!

The Squares So Sweet are designed to capture all the facial expressions, feet, hands, back, tummy and ubby bottom of your little one. I also encourage each parent to do a Squares So Sweet where they are holding their little one’s hand. Nothing will ever better prove to them one day that they were "that tiny" than seeing the sheer scale of how small their hand looks compared to yours!

There are two ways to do Squares So Sweet portraits during your visit to me:

1) You can choose to add them as one of themes/styles of photography during your selected baby session for an extra $75, and then they are added to your viewing gallery to choose from. This allows you to pick some of your favorites as the images that come with your chosen package or add them on as a la carte files. This choice is ideal for those that want a handful of the Squares So Sweet, but not a full set. I do suggest everyone opt at least for this Squares So Sweet add on, because even if you don't think you don't really need or want them all right now, you may one day. Its an awesome way to "bank" your little one's Squares So Sweet images, as I also allow you pro-rate $25 of the $75 into one of the Squares So Sweet Session Packages down the line.

2) If your goal is to have your Squares So Sweet as a series of single digital files or showcased as a collection in a collage or invitation/thank you card form, then I suggest booking an hour long Squares So Sweet Session Package of your choice, depending upon your needs. This session can be completely separate or can be added onto any other session you have booked at the studio. If you are adding Squares So Sweet onto a baby session, then I will take the images throughout both our sessions when the opportunites for certain expressions and cute little poses present themselves.

Wall Display So Sweet

Session comes with:

Up to one hour to capture the Squares So Sweet, including some Parent & Child close ups if you would like. Upon viewing the finished squares, you then may pick 9 as 8x8 prints that you can pop into your own frames to create a wall display.

PLUS

You also receive each of the 9 images as 8x8 digital files.

Includes a photographers release, allowing you to send the images off anywhere for printing and products to me made!

$375

To purchase the Squares So Sweet Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

The Collage So Sweet

Session comes with:

Up to one hour to capture all the Squares So Sweet, including some Parent & Child close ups if you would like. Upon viewing the finished squares, you then may select 16-21 of your favorite Squares So Sweet images for placement in a custom created 12x30, 20x24 or 20x30 mounted collage with your favorite image as the main or center image. (Size of collage depends upon shape of main image). This works out perfectly too if you have added the Squares So Sweet session onto a baby session, as you can choose the center image from the other session!

AND

2 duplicate 8x10 collages to give to grandparents.

PLUS

All the Squares So Sweet images in your collage as 8x8 or 8x10 digital files AND an 8x10 digital file of the collage itself.

Includes a photographers release, allowing you to send the images off anywhere for printing and products to me made!

$975

To purchase the The Collage So Sweet Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

The Collage & Invitations So Sweet

Session comes with:

Up to one hour to capture all the Squares So Sweet, including some Parent & Child close ups if you would like. Upon viewing the finished squares, you then may select 16-21 of your favorite Squares So Sweet images to be placed in a custom created 12x30, 20x24 or 20x30 mounted collage with your favorite image as the main or center image. (Size of collage depends upon shape of main image) This works out perfectly too if you have added the Squares So Sweet session onto a newborn or baby session, as you can choose the main/center image from the other session.

AND

48 – Invitation/thank you cards that are custom created to go with your selection of images, desired color scheme and preferred design motif. They are press printed, double sided, and come in all sorts of fun die cut shapes. Comes with matching envelopes and wrap around address labels.

AND

Two duplicate 8x10 collages to give to grandparents.

PLUS

All the Squares So Sweet images featured in your collage as 8x8 or 8x10 digital files AND an 8x10 digital file of the collage itself!

Includes a photographers release, allowing you to send the images off anywhere for printing and products to me made!

$1175

To purchase the The Collage & Invitations So Sweet Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Everything So Sweet

Session comes with:

Up to one hour to capture all the Squares So Sweet, including some Parent & Child close ups if you would like. Upon viewing the finished squares, you then may select 16-21 of your favorite Squares So Sweet images for placement in a custom created 12x30, 20x24 or 20x30 mounted collage with your favorite image as the main or center image. (Size of collage depends upon shape of main image). This works out perfectly too if you have added the Squares So Sweet session onto a newborn or baby session, as you can choose the center image from the other session!

PLUS

48 – Invitation/thank you cards that are custom created to go with your selection of images and desired color scheme/motif. They are press printed, and open up with a standard fold, enlongated fold, tri fold or accordian fold. Comes with matching envelopes and wrap around address labels.

AND

3 – 12x12 mounted images of your favorite 3 Squares So Sweet.

PLUS

8x8 digital files of ALL of your Squares So Sweet, even the ones that weren't placed in your collage or announcement :)

Includes a photographers release, allowing you to send the images off anywhere for printing and products to me made!

$1475

To purchase the The Everything So Sweet Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits at $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

Printing Portraits

I do encourage you to not print the portraits at the local big box stores such as Target or Costco or the like, as their machines generally produce murky portraits where the color is usually way off. My suggestion is to go to a professional lab for developing, or have the portraits sent to the lab I use, as all files I send to them are perfectly color corrected to match the calibration of their state of the art machines. Please ask to see print samples of big box stores versus my lab to see the discrepancies first hand. Due to my packages coming with digital files, I do offer discounted pricing for the printing. These prices are valid only for prints from the digital files purchased as part of a package or as an a la carte digital file add on to a package.

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Specialty Sessions

Introduction

These sessions are ideal for capturing each child doing something that THEY consider super fun!

Toddlers:

As we all know all too well, toddlers just love to touch and hold things and I have special theme related props that they totally get to hold, which delights them. These props, like the baby props, are cleaned after each session. They get a bit, uh, slobbery sometimes.

Kids 3-8ish:

Kids in this age group are totally in their role playing phase, where they love to dress up and be immersed in special themes like the fairy or fireman set....I have lots of kid approved themes and often work with parents in creating a custom theme to go with your child's interest du jour.

If your little one(s) have their heart set on a special theme that I don't have, not to worry....I can make it happen...that's more like a fun treat and rewarding challenge rolled into one for me! We brainstorm together and then figure out what is ideal for the set using a mixture of my things, your things, and sometimes both of us making or buying a few needed pieces to bring it to full bloom. This mom said that her two older sons wanted to announce their newborn brother's arrival in a superhero theme. This is what she and I came up with with a couple days:

If your child would like their pet included, I'm all in. Adorable kids & cute as can be pets in the same place? Yes please! These are amongst my favorite kind of sessions to do...a themed photographer's DREAM. Often they take a little bit of complimentary post production magic to keep hats, wings, etc on dogs and cats, but I see them as pure editing fun and joy!

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Always popular is the over the top Funny Faces session where your child gets to show off how many different expressions they can make. Nothing captures the whimsy of childhood like images of your child’s true smile and the host of expressions you see day in and day out!

Older Kids - 9ish through Tweens:

Older kids and tweens usually want anything...ANYTHING...that doesn't involve dressing up, and whether they admit it or not, the majority of kids this age just want to show off their personalities and ham it up. Funny Faces work for this age group, but this age also likes to show off a hobby, sport or activity....they don't mind wearing their uniforms or helping lug all the personal items & gear at all. Girls and boys that aren't big time into a particular thing at their current stage, often like to jump and dance to music they like. For these sessions, I ask them what songs they want to hear and I crank it up. To dress the portrait or collage up a bit, I am more than happy to use the colors or patterns from the outfits to create a custom border or background for your ordered portraits or collage.

For kids of all ages, I also will soon start doing the cool chalkboard portraits that state their age and a zillion things they love at moment...you supply me with all the info and I pop it into their chalkboard in post production in cute fonts and colors that go with their outfit. I'll post some of this new theme soon.

That all being said, not every family wants a themed session each and every time they visit, so I do plenty of cute non themed portraits that still make it fun!

Please click the tabs in this section for detailed information and pricing for each.

The following Kids Sessions are available:

Basic Sessions:

Half Hour Session
The Hour Session

Specialty Sessions:

The Collage Session
The Funny Faces Collage Session

Basic Sessions

The Half Hour Session

The half hour session is designed to get the one cute theme or backdrop you had your heart set on. Sometimes if we get the portrait we need right away, we can switch to a different set or background for the remaining time.

Session comes with:

Two high resolution 8x10 digital portraits fully retouched for perfection in post-production.

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for all your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$150

To purchase the Half Hour Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional hi res 8x10 digital portraits $50 each

Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

 
The Hour Session

The hour session allows for plenty of time for 2-3 themes, depending upon the themes. This is great choice for sibling sessions if you have a large age range or have multiples.

Session comes with:

Five high resolution 8x10 digital portraits fully retouched for perfection in post-production.

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for all your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$275

To purchase the One Hour Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each

Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

Printing Portraits

I do encourage you to not print the portraits at the local big box stores such as Target or Costco or the like, as their machines generally produce murky portraits where the color is usually way off. My suggestion is to go to a professional lab for developing, or have the portraits sent to the lab I use, as all files I send to them are perfectly color corrected to match the calibration of their state of the art machines. Please ask to see print samples of big box stores versus my lab to see the discrepancies first hand. Due to my packages coming with digital files, I do offer discounted pricing for the printing. These prices are valid only for prints from the digital files purchased as part of a package or as an a la carte digital file add on to a package.

Specialty Sessions

The Collage Session

Up to one hour session in the theme of your choice, with multiple different poses and the set rearranged for variety.

Session comes with: Your choice of up to 7 images in a 10x20, 20x24 or 20x30 collage and two 8x10 collages to give to grandparents. Comes with each of the 7 images as 8x10 digital files, including an 8x10 digital file of the collage.

Additional images in collage are $75, and include the image as an 8x10 digital file.

$525

To purchase the The Collage Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

The Funny Faces Session

Up to one hour of straight out goofing around. Out of this silly session you will be presented with an avalanche of images of your little one laughing, sticking their tongue out, acting mad, making fishy lips, crossing their eyes, roaring like a dinosaur, feigning fright, being super serious, pondering a question, making an ugly face, showing excitement, pretend crying, staging utter boredom, covering their eyes and peeking, and everything else he or she can think of. It's so hard to choose favorites...I've done them for both my boys and they are my most treasured art pieces at home.

I’ve had plenty of kids stick two fingers up their nose because I promised them it would be the only time their parents would ever, ever, EVER allow such a picture framed on a wall. This collection will be your child’s favorite wall portrait for years and years, and assuredly crack your grandchildren up one day at seeing their parent so clearly being an energetic kid like them. The collage sums up and truly showcases the playful joy of childhood perfectly!

Session comes with:

A 12x30, 20x24 or 20x30 mounted collage (depending upon shape of main/center portrait) with up to 17 Funny Faces squares. One of the images can become a larger main/center image if you would like to showcase it.

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Two 8x10 duplicates of the collage for grandparents

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One t shirt in your child’s size and favorite color, bearing the collage

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A t-shirt for both parents in your preferred size and color, showing the collage

AND

Each of the 17 files as a 8x8 high resolutiondigital file, including the collage as an 8x10 (or ratio matching the collage shape) digital file.

AND

Additional images in collage are $75, but this also allows for the extra image to be included as an 8x10 digital file.

$925

To purchase the The Funny Faces Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

 
The Funny Faces Deluxe Session

Can't narrow down your Funny Faces? Yep...totally your fault for having such a cute kid brimming with personality! I have a solution....order the deluxe version of the Funny Faces package. You'll be happy you did! 

Session comes with everything above in the Collage Session

PLUS

48 – Invitation/thank you cards that are custom created to go with your selection of images and desired color scheme/motif. They are press printed, and open up with a standard fold, enlongated fold, tri fold or accordian fold. Comes with matching envelopes and wrap around address labels.

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3 – 12x12 mounted images of your favorite 3 Funny Faces. You can perhaps place this trio in another area of the house or above your collage depending on your taste. Also, if you don't need the above invitations/thank you cards for a party, then we can figure out a subsitution that fits your needs.

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ALL, yes, ALL the Funny Faces images from your session as full sized high resolution files.

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for all your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$1475

To purchase the The Funny Faces Delux Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Printing Portraits

I do encourage you to not print the portraits at the local big box stores such as Target or Costco or the like, as their machines generally produce murky portraits where the color is usually way off. My suggestion is to go to a professional lab for developing, or have the portraits sent to the lab I use, as all files I send to them are perfectly color corrected to match the calibration of their state of the art machines. Please ask to see print samples of big box stores versus my lab to see the discrepancies first hand. Due to my packages coming with digital files, I do offer discounted pricing for the printing. These prices are valid only for prints from the digital files purchased as part of a package or as an a la carte digital file add on to a package.

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Introduction

Senior pictures are so important. As parents, we know that we never looked as bright eyed and bushy tailed as we were at 18. I love doing senior sessions because I know they really will be something your child will appreciate as the decades pass. They will look at these images one day and marvel at how they really captured the overbrimming vitality of that time in their life,  when they were a perfect version of themselves and where anything and everything was on the horizon.

Senior portraits give us parents a series of portraits capturing our child’s personality at this exact point in time just before all those big changes start turning them into actual adults. They are still at home needing laundry done last minute and needing snacks before and after dinner to your amazement. You might still be waking them up in the morning. This session is kinda your last big photo shoot with them as a 'child'. Soon they will be become adults in college, start a job in the real world, or leave to travel the world. In my older son’s case, leaving to visit Japan, and then returning to the States to become a sushi chef apprentice. ;)

Giving your teen the gift of a senior portrait session if you have the means is really an incredibly cool thing to do. For most teens their gratitude will come absolutely, positively immediately afterwards when they are showing friends proofs and sending out announcements to family…but for some, that appreciation isn't immediate and will eventually emerge years down the road. If you have one of those obstinate seniors that are trying to dodge your offer of a senior session, I have a half hour painless session that is affordably priced and is over and absolutely done within 1800 seconds. Promise. I also have sessions in all lengths for those that look forward to their session, and even some super long sessions for those that have been planning their senior shoot since high school began and have Pinterest clips galore of favorite poses to text me.

The following Senior Sessions are available:

Basic Sessions:

Half Hour - One Location Session
One Hour - One Location Session
Two Hour - Two Location Session

Specialty Sessions:

Half Day - Multi Location Session
All Day in Downtown Chicago Session
(also considered the absolute end all be all of senior sessions)

Please click the tabs in this section for detailed information and pricing for each.

Basic Sessions

Half Hour - Single Location Session

I promise a quick and painless session for your reluctant senior! Maybe on your property or meeting somewhere local and scenic, like a favorite tree lined pond, a babbling creek, a covered bridge or on the steps of Pottawamie Park? We also can meet in the downtown area of St. Charles, Geneva or Batavia for an urban feel with poses against masonry walls, old doors & steps, etc. Don’t feel bad if this is all your senior is so "generously" offering, I’m here to assure you it still works out perfectly in the end. My oldest son "let me" do this session against two (absolutely not three!) walls behind my studio. I think it was punishment for 18 years of his being victim to every whim I had as a professional children’s photographer. But alas, even though we were doing his senior portraits in a half hour session (think I left crying at the cruel brevity of it) I still ended up with awesome portraits I utterly treasure:

Session includes:

Three high resolution 8x10 digital portraits with full retouching in post-production

AND

24 custom designed press printed 5x7 senior announcements with your three chosen images and envelopes

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$225

To purchase the Half Hour Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

 
One Hour - Single Location Session

An hour spent walking around and capturing all that your senior’s favorite locale offers…..perhaps Pottawammie Park, Fabyan Forest Preserve, the river trails near the Red Gate Bridge, or maybe going with an urban feel in downtown St. Charles, Geneva or Batavia. Plenty of time for an outfit change or two, and the ability to have part of the session focused on incorporating personal props that represent their personality….a car, soccer ball, cello, painting easel, the family dog, etc.

Session includes:

Six high resolution 8x10 digital portraits with full retouching in post-production

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24 custom designed press printed 5x7 senior announcements with up to six of your favorite chosen images. Envelopes included.

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$375

To purchase the One Hour Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

Two Hour - Two Location Session

Two hours split between the your choice of downtown St. Charles, Geneva or Batavia. Think brick walls, cracked plaster, fire escapes, stone steps, old doors, and metal roll ups.

And since all three of these areas are along the rivers edge, some portraits in the natural beauty around the shoreline. Think standing on rocks near the river, leaning against a bridge, sitting in a tree or looking through the branches, jumping in the air because you are almost out of high school, pondering life looking out at the river, or your teen doing your own thing. Plenty of opportunity for several clothing changes, and the ability to have part of the session focused on incorporating personal props that represent their personality or a pressing the point of graduation….a formal dress or tux, t shirt with their favorite band, an instrument, wearing their cap and gown holding a frame with their graduation year in it, or kicking it on a plush antique chair.

Session includes:

Twelve high resolution 8x10 digital portraits with full retouching in post-production

AND

24 custom designed press printed 5x7 senior announcements with up to 12 of your chosen favorite images. Envelopes included.

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$625

To purchase the Two Hour Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

Printing Portraits

I do encourage you to not print the portraits at the local big box stores such as Target or Costco or the like, as their machines generally produce murky portraits where the color is usually way off. My suggestion is to go to a professional lab for developing, or have the portraits sent to the lab I use, as all files I send to them are perfectly color corrected to match the calibration of their state of the art machines. Please ask to see print samples of big box stores versus my lab to see the discrepancies first hand. Due to my packages coming with digital files, I do offer discounted pricing for the printing. These prices are valid only for prints from the digital files purchased as part of a package or as an a la carte digital file add on to a package.

Specialty Sessions

The Half Day - Multi Local Location Session

Lets photograph in all your senior’s favorite places. We spend 4 hours or so out and about around the tri city area. We also can do some in studio as well. Maybe on the steps of your house, on the bridge in St. Charles, at Oberweiss having a sundae, skateboarding, and on their high school bleachers or against their locker. Their wish is my command. Multiple outfit changes, and plenty of time for incorporating personal props to show what your senior is all about at this point in their lives. Pets welcome too.

Session includes:

A custom created hardcover 12x12 seamless album filled with your favorite 30 images taken throughout the day. All images will be retouched and perfected in post production.

AND

Three identical 5x5 copies of the album….one to take to college and the other two for grandparents perhaps.

AND

A 16x20 wall collage with up to 7 of your favorite chosen images.

AND

48 – tri fold, press printed senior announcement custom created with 10-15 of your favorite images from the 50 edited portraits. Envelopes included.

AND

Those favorite 30 portraits from your session as digital 8x10 files, fully retouched for perfection in post production.

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$1700

To purchase the The Half Day Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

 
The All Day in Downtown Chicago Session

Morning to evening... we do it all. Like everything we can fit into 8 hours. Imagine portraits with the city scape of busy streets and amazing architecture, the lakes edge, old steel bridges, graffiti covered tunnels, museum steps and railings, fire escape lined alleys, grass lined paths, fountains, escalators, Navy Pier, and even a series on the L train. This session includes outfit changes galore, and your senior can bring any array of personal items to further show what they excel at or are really into. This session is considered the utter works, and includes lunch, an afternoon stop for Starbucks, tickets for our brief stint on the L, and transportation via Lyft or Uber between locations too far to hoof it.

This session features:

A custom created hardcover 12x12 seamless album filled with your favorite 50 images taken throughout the day. All images will be retouched and perfected in post production. Comes with three identical 5x5 copies of the album….one to take to college and the other two for grandparents perhaps.

A 16x20 wall collage with up to 7 of your favorite chosen images.

48 – tri fold, press printed senior announcements custom created with 10-15 of your favorite images from the 50 edited portraits. Envelopes included.

All 50 portraits from your session as digital 8x10 files that are fully retouched and edited for perfection.

$3400

To purchase the The All Day Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each..., or have all 50 portraits upgraded to full resolution for $400 more.
Add all the images from your session as digital 8x10’s, unretouched, for $100 more. Retouching per image for these extra images is only $10 per portrait.

Printing Portraits

I do encourage you to not print the portraits at the local big box stores such as Target or Costco or the like, as their machines generally produce murky portraits where the color is usually way off. My suggestion is to go to a professional lab for developing, or have the portraits sent to the lab I use, as all files I send to them are perfectly color corrected to match the calibration of their state of the art machines. Please ask to see print samples of big box stores versus my lab to see the discrepancies first hand. Due to my packages coming with digital files, I do offer discounted pricing for the printing. These prices are valid only for prints from the digital files purchased as part of a package or as an a la carte digital file add on to a package.

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Series of Sessions

Introduction

Pregnancy sessions truly abound with options! They can be in studio or outdoors, or a combo of both. You can choose the kind of portraits you’ve dreamed of…..maybe portraits of just your tummy, some full length, some with your spouse or other child(ren) leaning against or kissing your tummy. You could do some wrapped in fabric or be trendy and go with the flowing maternity frocks you see all over Pinterest. You also could wear your favorite maternity outfits, and do some with just you and your spouse, looking down at your bumpity bump. I have a host of gracefully posed (and often cleverly cropped) nude poses we could try out. I also always have new ideas and poses to try out. It just all depends upon your comfort level. Please be assured that I will pose you in the most flattering way, and can do all sorts of complimentary retouching in post production.

The following Pregnancy Sessions are available:

One Hour Studio Session
Two Hour Studio Session
One Hour Outdoor Pregnancy Session
Two Hour Outdoor Pregnancy Session
Watch Me Get Bigger and Bigger Session Series

Please click the tabs in this section for detailed information and pricing for each.


 

Basic Sessions

One Hour Studio Session

Ideal for capturing just the basics…perhaps a few of your tummy and then the traditional ones of you and your spouse looking down and holding your tummy, and then smiling at each other. We have plenty of time for different styles and outfit changes.

Session includes:

Five digital high resolution 8x10 files, retouched for perfection in post production.

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$275

To purchase the One Hour Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

 
Two Hour Studio Session

Two hours of capturing your bumpity bump and all the loved ones who want to kiss it! This session is designed to fit in all the various types of pregnancy poses that you have had your eye on. As you will be pretty close to your biggest, I also can do some beautiful, non revealing nude poses:

We also can get a little artistic in the cropping too:

It also allows for you to split the session up into two different sessions if you wish, allowing your spouse and/or other children to not have to be present for the whole 2 hours.

Also, if you have other children, we can make the last part of the session extra special and allow them to decorate your tummy with washable paints!

This session comes with:

Ten digital 8x10 files, fully retouched to perfection in post production.

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$525

To purchase the Two Hour Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

Printing Portraits

I do encourage you to not print the portraits at the local big box stores such as Target or Costco or the like, as their machines generally produce murky portraits where the color is usually way off. My suggestion is to go to a professional lab for developing, or have the portraits sent to the lab I use, as all files I send to them are perfectly color corrected to match the calibration of their state of the art machines. Please ask to see print samples of big box stores versus my lab to see the discrepancies first hand. Due to my packages coming with digital files, I do offer discounted pricing for the printing. These prices are valid only for prints from the digital files purchased as part of a package or as an a la carte digital file add on to a package.

Specialty Sessions

One Hour Outdoor Session

One hour session at the local picturesque spot of your choice…a favorite park, meadow, woods, pond, lake or rivers edge. Pretend these samples are here in the Fox Valley area, not in my old stomping grounds of Laguna Beach! Lol. I'll post new ones soon as I do some local outdoor pregnancy sessions!!! I bring a ladder so I can get a little more of the environment. I still can crop in, but love to do some longer landscape crops with you artistically positioned on the left or right.

This type of session lends itself well to the gorgeous maternity gowns and delicate flowered headbands seen in any online search for outdoor maternity portraits. The gowns come in so many dreamy designs…. pregnancy wraps that have a flowing train behind, that can be whisked up into the air as if it was caught in a breeze… then sophisticated form fitting fantail tulle- bottomed gowns that rival your prom or wedding dress for elegance…then bohemian style flowing dresses that suggest soft comfort and a relaxed style. As there are so many gown styles out there, so many colors, of course size variations, I do not provide the gowns at this point. Several of the photographers on the various social media groups I'm in swear by the ones on Etsy, and surprisingly, the $25 ones on Amazon. I may make you a deal and trade you the gown for an extra portrait or so on top of your package if you wish..that way I can start building my collection!

Gowns are my first suggestion because they are the big trend right now…but there are all sorts of other outdoor maternity portraits that do not require a gown to capture this special point in your life.

All your ordered portraits will be retouched for perfection, and I promise will make the lighting "Pinterest" perfect in post production! Lol.

Session comes with:

Five digital 8x10 files with full post production

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$325

To purchase the One Hour Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

 
Two Hour Outdoor Session

Similar to the one hour session in content, but with more time to explore other areas of your chosen locale, extra time for outfit changes, and definitely more time to include more a variety of poses with your family members and maybe even pets!

More than double the prints too!

This session comes with:

Twelve digital 8x10 files, fully retouched to perfection in post production.

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$575

To purchase the Two Hour Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

Printing Portraits

I do encourage you to not print the portraits at the local big box stores such as Target or Costco or the like, as their machines generally produce murky portraits where the color is usually way off. My suggestion is to go to a professional lab for developing, or have the portraits sent to the lab I use, as all files I send to them are perfectly color corrected to match the calibration of their state of the art machines. Please ask to see print samples of big box stores versus my lab to see the discrepancies first hand. Due to my packages coming with digital files, I do offer discounted pricing for the printing. These prices are valid only for prints from the digital files purchased as part of a package or as an a la carte digital file add on to a package.

"Watch Me Get Bigger and Bigger!"

A series designed to show your tummy at the stages of big, bigger and of course biggest! Sessions are scheduled for approximately 3-4 months, 6 months and just before 9 months! Each of the decided upon main poses will be duplicated in each session so that the progression is readily seen! At the end of your series, you will receive a 10x20 mounted story board collage showing the 3 stages of your progression! This will include a high resolution 8x10 digital image of each progression image on the collage, as well as a 5x10 digital image of the collage itself. If you decide to go with me for your newborn session, then we can wait for your little one to arrive and have he/she posed with you in the same position, and you can have a complimentary 4th image in your progression collage, and of course that image as a complimentary digital 8x10!

The first two sessions can last up to an hour, and then the final session is up to 2 hours! In the very last session, because your tummy will be at its biggest we can do all the various types of pregnancy portraits you have been thinking about all these months.

This session series also comes with your choice of 12 high resolution 8x10 digital files, most likely chosen from your "big as can be" final session!

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$975

To purchase the Watch Me Get Bigger and Bigger! Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

Printing Portraits

I do encourage you to not print the portraits at the local big box stores such as Target or Costco or the like, as their machines generally produce murky portraits where the color is usually way off. My suggestion is to go to a professional lab for developing, or have the portraits sent to the lab I use, as all files I send to them are perfectly color corrected to match the calibration of their state of the art machines. Please ask to see print samples of big box stores versus my lab to see the discrepancies first hand. Due to my packages coming with digital files, I do offer discounted pricing for the printing. These prices are valid only for prints from the digital files purchased as part of a package or as an a la carte digital file add on to a package.

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Basic Sessions
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Specialty Sessions
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Specialty Outdoor

Introduction

Family Sessions can be fun! I promise. If they haven’t been in the past, then let me fix that. Each family portrait session features expertly posed casual portraits and then silly poses to keep it fun. I have this down! You don’t have to select the funny poses as your final portraits, but you find they will make your viewing session hilarious. That being said, most families usually always select one of the quirky poses, and have told me it is that portrait on their wall that gets the most attention.

I do both studio and outdoor sessions. My studio sessions feature white or black backdrops, and I am adding to my stock of backgrounds with patterns. Outdoor year round portraits are possible almost anywhere, as each month absolutely provides its very own new backdrop of seasonal beauty and wonder. (You just might want to stay away from the 2 hour outdoor session in February. Ice. Ice. Baby.)

The following Family Sessions are available:

Basic Sessions in Studio:

Half Hour Session
One Hour Session
Two Hour Session

Specialty Sessions in Studio:

Fantastic Paintastic Session

Basic Outdoor Sessions:

One Hour – One Location Session - Scenic
Two Hour – One Location Session - Scenic
One Hour – One Location Session - Urban
Two Hour – One Location Session - Urban

Specialty Outdoor Sessions:

Three Hour – Two location Session - Park & Urban
Half Day – Multi Location Local Session
All Day in Downtown Chicago Session
(also considered the absolute end all be all of family sessions)

Please click the tabs in this section for detailed information and pricing for each.

Basic Sessions

Half Hour Session

Designed for families that just want one or two poses. This session is just enough time to do seated and standing family poses, and a couple silly poses. This is a perfect option for getting an updated portrait of everyone…including pets. If we can fit it in, we can try a few poses of just the kids too!

Session comes with:

Two high resolution 8x10 digital portraits, fully retouched for perfection in post production.

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$150

To purchase the Half Hour Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

 
One Hour Session

This session allows for all the basics to be covered to have enough images for a cute wall display! Imagine a wall in your home adorned with amily portraits, parent & child portraits, individual & sibling ortraits!

Session comes with:

Five high resolution 8x10 digital portraits, fully retouched for perfection in post-production.

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$325

To purchase the One Hour Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

Two Hour Session

This session allows for two hours of absolutely everything a family session could feature, including downtime if needed for snacks, bathroom breaks, and/or clothing changes. I’ll capture your family standing, seated, and a lot just being fun and silly, like holding one family member sideways, dogpiling on each other, lining you up vertically like a totem pole, everyone jumping or dangling the kids upside down.

We even can do some non traditional portraits, like showing all of your child(ren) but only part of you, like your legs.

Another one that is fun to do is all feet and or all hands!

Next would be each parent separately with the little one(s), and then the parents together.

Next up would be the kids individually and/or with siblings and/or pets.

Session comes with:

10 high resolution 8x10 digital portraits, fully retouched for perfection in post production.

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$525

To purchase the Two Hour Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

Printing Portraits

I do encourage you to not print the portraits at the local big box stores such as Target or Costco or the like, as their machines generally produce murky portraits where the color is usually way off. My suggestion is to go to a professional lab for developing, or have the portraits sent to the lab I use, as all files I send to them are perfectly color corrected to match the calibration of their state of the art machines. Please ask to see print samples of big box stores versus my lab to see the discrepancies first hand. Due to my packages coming with digital files, I do offer discounted pricing for the printing. These prices are valid only for prints from the digital files purchased as part of a package or as an a la carte digital file add on to a package.

Specialty Sessions

Fantastic Paintastic Studio Session

1 hour of pure crazeballs fun painting an entire backdrop and each other!

I provide the washable poster paint & brushes….you pick the paint colors and purchase long sleeve white shirts! I suggest jeans for the bottoms. If you wash them right when you get home, the paint totally comes out.

I photograph from the clean start to the messy end:

This session lets you then pick 7 favorite images for a custom created 16x20 wall collage with two duplicate 8x10 collages for grandparents

AND

24 custom created die cut holiday cards

AND

T-shirts for everyone in the group with the image of your choice, which you then can choose to have everyone decorate with fabric paints in the same colors for a fun family night!

AND

A hi speed time lapse slideshow of the fun from beginning to end

PLUS

All the images from the session as 8x10 digital files and a photographers release, in case you want to send some off for Christmas cards, books, mousepads, aprons, etc etc!

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$750

To purchase the Fantastic Paintastic Studio Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

Printing Portraits

I do encourage you to not print the portraits at the local big box stores such as Target or Costco or the like, as their machines generally produce murky portraits where the color is usually way off. My suggestion is to go to a professional lab for developing, or have the portraits sent to the lab I use, as all files I send to them are perfectly color corrected to match the calibration of their state of the art machines. Please ask to see print samples of big box stores versus my lab to see the discrepancies first hand. Due to my packages coming with digital files, I do offer discounted pricing for the printing. These prices are valid only for prints from the digital files purchased as part of a package or as an a la carte digital file add on to a package.

Outdoor Sessions

One Hour Outdoor Sesson - Scenic

One single local location of your choice….a spot at your favorite park, meadow, river, pond, bridge or your property. Plenty of time to do portraits of the family, the kids together, the kids individually, etc. Dogs are absolutely welcome.

Session comes with:

Five high resolution 8x10 digital portraits, fully retouched for perfection in post-production.

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$350

To purchase the One Hour Outdoor Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

 
Two Hour Outdoor Session – Scenic

My favorite local park to do a session at is hands down Pottawatomie, right here in St. Charles. Of all the parks I have photographed in around the area, I feel it is absolutely the most gorgeous and diverse in scenery, and I have designed a session that captures the best of everything! Picturesque backdrops abound, even during the winter.

Year round portraits are possible, as every season provides a new backdrop full of stunning beauty. There’s of course the river’s edge, all sorts of old growth trees and foliage, rocks and logs, ducks and geese, old rickety wooden fences, benches, cement railings, stone stairs, rock walls, gazeebos, footbridges and the covered bridge, the Victorian style boat house, and a background view of the landmark Baker Hotel & Art Deco clock tower. The posing options are endless…I even know the perfect tree for kids to sit in if they are old enough (or you can have a hand on them and I can edit you out).  At the end of our time there, Pottawatomie has super fun playgrounds to reward your children with after doing so great during their session!

A fun filled session up to two hours at Pottawatomie Park, or any of the local river side parks in the Fox Valley.

Session comes with:

Ten high resolution 8x10 digital portraits, fully retouched for perfection in post-production.

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$600

To purchase the Two Hour Outdoor Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

One Hour Urban Sesson – Local Downtown

One local downtown location of your choice, posed against time worn masonry, cracking plaster walls, old storefronts with their unique doors, steps and windows, and building rears with wrought iron fire escapes. Plenty of time to do portraits of the family, the kids together, the kids individually, etc. Dogs are absolutely welcome.

Session comes with:

Five high resolution 8x10 digital portraits, fully retouched for perfection in post-production.

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$350

To purchase the One Hour Outdoor Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

 
Two Hour Urban Session – Local Downtown

The two hour urban session allows us to take our time covering all the cool, hip, funky places in your chosen local downtown. Walls, fountains, benches, bridges, fences, staircases, lightposts, storefronts, sipping Starbucks walking down the sidewalk…the works. We might even find some hidden spots that we both didn’t know were there. This session allows plenty of time for changing outfits, and if needed, plenty of time for snacks, bathroom breaks and time for you to have fun with your kids. If it goes a little over two hours, that’s fine. Year round portraits are possible, as every season provides a new interesting backdrop and ability to dress accordingly.

Session comes with:

Ten high resolution 8x10 digital portraits, fully retouched for perfection in post-production.

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$600

To purchase the Two Hour Outdoor Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

Printing Portraits

I do encourage you to not print the portraits at the local big box stores such as Target or Costco or the like, as their machines generally produce murky portraits where the color is usually way off. My suggestion is to go to a professional lab for developing, or have the portraits sent to the lab I use, as all files I send to them are perfectly color corrected to match the calibration of their state of the art machines. Please ask to see print samples of big box stores versus my lab to see the discrepancies first hand. Due to my packages coming with digital files, I do offer discounted pricing for the printing. These prices are valid only for prints from the digital files purchased as part of a package or as an a la carte digital file add on to a package.

Specialty Outdoor

Three Hour Session – Scenic & Urban Downtown Combo

Since all the local downtown areas are adjacent to the Fox River, this session allows for the best of both types of outdoor sessions!

Session comes with:

Twenty high resolution 8x10 digital portraits, fully retouched for perfection in post-production.

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$975

To purchase the Three Hour Session – Scenic & Urban Downtown Combo Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each.

The Half Day - Multi Local Location Session

Lets photograph in all YOUR favorite places. We spend 5 hours or so out and about around the tri city area. We also can do some in studio as well. Maybe on the steps of your house with your pets, looking over bridge in St. Charles, at Oberweiss having a sundae, leaning against a brick wall drinking coffees & hot chocolates (My treat of course!), sitting on the high school bleachers or standing on the shoreline of the Fox, pant legs rolled up, feet in the water. Your wish is my command. Multiple outfit changes, and plenty of time! If it sounds like a long session, it is, but  kids do not notice the length....its a grand adventure and I make it fun!  This session is awesome....it really allows you to show your personality and showcase what you love about your hometown!!

Session comes with:

A custom created hardcover 12x12 seamless album filled with your favorite 30 images taken throughout the day. All images will be retouched and perfected in post production.

AND

Three identical 5x5 copies of the album….one to take to carry around and show off and the other two for grandparents.

AND

A 16x20 wall collage with up to 7 of your favorite chosen images.

AND

48 – tri fold or accordian press printed holiday cards custom created with 10-15 of your favorite images from the 30 edited portraits. Envelopes included.

AND

All 30 portraits from your session as digital 8x10 files, fully retouched for perfection in post production.

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$1700

To purchase the The Half Day - Multi Local Location Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each..., or have all 30 portraits upgraded to full resolution for $300 more.
Add all the images from your session as digital 8x10’s, unretouched, for $100 more. Retouching per image from these extra images is only $10 per portrait.

 
The All Day in Downtown Chicago Session

Morning to evening... we do it all. Like everything we can fit into 8 hours. Imagine portraits with the city scape of busy streets and amazing architecture, the lakes edge, old steel bridges, graffiti covered walls and tunnels, museum steps, antique railings, fire escape lined alleys, grass lined paths, fountains, escalators, Navy Pier, and even portraits on the L train. This session includes outfit changes galore. This session is considered the utter works, and includes lunch, an afternoon stop for Starbucks, tickets for our brief stint on the L, and transportation via Lyft or Uber between locations too far to hoof it. This session is best for families with kids that are no longer taking naps. We keep busy and I promise you and your child(ren) will have a blast!

Session comes with:

A custom created hardcover 12x12 seamless album filled with your favorite 50 images taken throughout the day. All images will be retouched and perfected in post production.

Three identical 5x5 copies of the album….one to take to carry around and show off and the other two for grandparents.

AND

A 16x20 wall collage with up to 7 of your favorite chosen images.

AND

48 – tri fold or accordion press printed holiday cards, custom created with 10-15 of your favorite images from amongst your favorite 50 edited portraits. Envelopes and wrap around address labels included.

AND

All 50 portraits from your session as digital 8x10 files that are fully retouched and edited for perfection.

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$3400

To purchase the The All Day in Downtown Chicago Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full res, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each, or have all 30 portraits upgraded to full resolution for $300 more.
Add all the images from your session as digital 8x10’s, unretouched, for $100 more. Retouching per image from these extra images is only $10 per portrait.

Printing Portraits

I do encourage you to not print the portraits at the local big box stores such as Target or Costco or the like, as their machines generally produce murky portraits where the color is usually way off. My suggestion is to go to a professional lab for developing, or have the portraits sent to the lab I use, as all files I send to them are perfectly color corrected to match the calibration of their state of the art machines. Please ask to see print samples of big box stores versus my lab to see the discrepancies first hand. Due to my packages coming with digital files, I do offer discounted pricing for the printing. These prices are valid only for prints from the digital files purchased as part of a package or as an a la carte digital file add on to a package.

Introduction
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Basic Sessions
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Specialty Sessions

Introduction

Have your furbabies photographed in a super cute theme with or without a costume and accessories….or stick with classic photography against your favorite background. I have all sorts of tricks to get your furbaby to look at the camera, and if need be, I can switch heads between portraits in post production. I truly guarantee final portraits where your pet is looking at the camera. Pardon the pun, but it is a huge pet peeve of mine when a see a picture with a dog or cat and they are looking off somewhere else, particularly in a family portrait. You pay a photographer to make your portraits look as amazing as the ones on their website….and I promise to do just that. Additionally I offer full complimentary retouching of your pet in post production…collars removed, drool erased, and for some images, girly girl toenails painted on...because why not????

Not that I have anything against cats, but its usually dogs that come in for portraits. Here is a portrait of a Sphinx cat named Sapphire that truly went along on every outing her family did, including their many trips to the studio year after year. She was totally chill…best cat ever.

All my pet sessions are scheduled after my last session of the day, just so I have time to de-child the studio for your pet and then de-pet the studio so that its ready for children the next day.

When inquiring about a pet session, please have several dates and times that work for you, and we can check them against my existing schedule to find you the perfect spot!

The following Pet Sessions are available:

Basic Sessions:

Half Hour Session
One Hour Session

Specialty Sessions:

Limited Edition Portrait Event Session

Please click the tabs in this section for detailed information and pricing for each.

Basic Sessions

Half Hour Session

The half hour session is designed to get the one cute theme or backdrop you had your heart set on. Sometimes if we get the portrait we need right away, we can switch to a different set or background for the remaining time.

Session includes:

Two high resolution 8x10 digital portraits, fully retouched for perfection in post production

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$150

To purchase the Half Hour Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

 
One Hour Session

The hour session allows for plenty of time for 2-3 set changes, depending upon the themes. We also can do a family portraits with your little fur monster(s) as well during this session.

Session includes:

Five high resolution 8x10 digital portraits, fully retouched for perfection in post production

Session also comes with a photographer’s release for your ordered portraits, allowing you to have prints and products made on your own.

$375

To purchase the One Hour Session fee, click the Add to Cart button below and complete your purchase on the secure Paypal site.
 

Additional high resolution 8x10 digital portraits $50 each
Upgrade to make any of your portraits full resolution, printing up to 20x30 for $75 more each....Discounts available if you request resolution upgrades for several images.

Printing Portraits

I do encourage you to not print the portraits at the local big box stores such as Target or Costco or the like, as their machines generally produce murky portraits where the color is usually way off. My suggestion is to go to a professional lab for developing, or have the portraits sent to the lab I use, as all files I send to them are perfectly color corrected to match the calibration of their state of the art machines. Please ask to see print samples of big box stores versus my lab to see the discrepancies first hand. Due to my packages coming with digital files, I do offer discounted pricing for the printing. These prices are valid only for prints from the digital files purchased as part of a package or as an a la carte digital file add on to a package.

Specialty Sessions

Limited Edition Portrait Event Session

For those of you that are totally into themes like I am, please be assured that several times a year I offer an exclusive pet day during the Limited Edition Portrait Events that in my experience, happen to work best for animals.

Please check the list of upcoming portrait events.

Pricing varies upon specific portrait event session.

Cake Smash Session

Yes, a cake smash session for your dog. Sure....your dog doesn't NEED one, but the pet parent in you tells you that you WANT one on the wall next to the other awesome dog portraits and cutesy wood signs bearing fun dog sayings. My latest sign says "In our house, dog hair is both a fashion accessory & a condiment". Pure truth. My next one will say "I feel sorry for people that don't have a dog. I hear they have to pick up their own food when it drops on the floor." Another accurate lamentation for sure. If you are that type of dog owner, then a cake smash is appropriate addition to your dog shrine, I mean, uh wall. I even allow you to video it. Cake Smashes are too funny to not have every minute captured....they are the only pet sessions I allow you to set up your phone or camera on a tripod for.

Pricing for a cake smash is a promotional add on of just $75 extra on top of the pet session package you choose. The add on covers a custom created hat or crown that is sized for your breed, in the colors of your choice. It also features a pet friendly, matching real cake from a local baker of doggy goodies! The set is topped off by perfectly coordinating balloons, curly ribbons, and confetti. Check out the specialty tab under the baby pricing section to see lots of cake smash color combination ideas. If you see a cake smash package you would like, I can prorate the $75 into the package. The dog cake smashes are a new thing for As Cute As It Gets, and I am trying to promote them to gain examples for the website....so the offer to just have a cake smash add on for $75 does not apply to humans.

Printing Portraits

I do encourage you to not print the portraits at the local big box stores such as Target or Costco or the like, as their machines generally produce murky portraits where the color is usually way off. My suggestion is to go to a professional lab for developing, or have the portraits sent to the lab I use, as all files I send to them are perfectly color corrected to match the calibration of their state of the art machines. Please ask to see print samples of big box stores versus my lab to see the discrepancies first hand. Due to my packages coming with digital files, I do offer discounted pricing for the printing. These prices are valid only for prints from the digital files purchased as part of a package or as an a la carte digital file add on to a package.


 

Portrait Events

Many of the themes I offer are available year round, but some are only offered once a year due to their seasonal nature or simply due to the set only coming out of storage once a year. These special themes are designated as Limited Edition Portrait Events. Some of the events truly only ever happen once, like the year I decided to raise turkeys from eggs for my Thanksgiving Pilgrim Event. It was 2009 and of course, I named them something current at the time...Edward and Bella. Lol.

My Portrait Event calendar lists the sets scheduled for certain times of the year: http://www.ascuteasitgets.com/content/upcoming_events.aspx.
You can see all the currently listed Limited Edition Portrait Event themes for the rest of the year and then peek at the ones that already took place this year.

There are few on the calendar that technically can be set up anytime of year during my normal sessions as one of your chosen sets, such as the cookie jar, spaghetti set and a few others. If you have a theme in mind, please feel free to email and ask if I can set it up for you. If I can’t set it up just for your visit, I will make sure to guarantee you a space during the Portrait Event in which it is featured. Most of my Portrait Events run for at least a weekend, and often a whole week or two. My most popular theme, the Fairies In the Forest, has now become a permanent year round theme, with its own special space at the studio. I will likely also add seasonal fairy variants now that I've moved to a state that actually has seasons!

Portrait Event Sessions are usually 20 or so minutes long. Each Limited Edition is priced differently, due to degree of post production and the finished product involved.
Please see the Upcoming Events section of the website for the calendar and detailed pricing.

All prices shown on this page are subject to change