Single Family - à la carte $360
This is for a single family but may include grandparents. I do not have a session fee. Payment of $360 is due after the session and you will get $360 full credit applied to your order of prints and digital files to make your own packages. I will send you a link to the proof gallery and a coupon code you use at checkout that is worth $360. You get to choose how you spend the $360 credit. Scroll to the bottom or click link for the price list.
Multiple Family - à la carte $450
This is for multiple family groups. An example would be grandparents, adult children and their families. The same price list below applies to the order of prints or digital files. The cost can be spread out among the families.
All Digital | $700
All digital files from the session and 40% discount on prints. The digital images will have basic editing for exposure, toning, and color balance. This is a good option for families that know they want all the files, or there are multiple family groups that can get together and reduce the cost for each individual family.
All Digital Plus 20x30 Canvas | $750
All the digital files plus a canvas or large print up to 20x30
How This Works
If families are staying at the beach we can shoot at the beach house or condo. However, these areas are usually busy with people on the beach and the backgrounds will have condos and beach furniture. If you want a more natural setting I can make recommendations. Count on 30 minutes to one hour for the length of the session about an hour before sunset. More than that and children start to lose interest but I will extend the session if the sunset is spectacular and the kids are performing. I can get a quick family portrait in 15 minutes if time is an issue but this would still be a full session. From the proof gallery you can order prints or download the images. A typical proof gallery will have around 80-140 images to choose from but there isn't a guarantee on how many will be in the gallery. It depends on each family and how long we shoot. I can take cash, check, and credit cards. My turn around for you to view a proof gallery is usually less than a week.
Prints: Large Prints over 8x10 will have extensive edits like fixing windblown hair, removing people out of the background, and switching faces in group shots if there is an available option. For those that know they want a large print or canvas and want an idea of how the photos would look on a wall can arrange for a projector viewing at the office in the SanRoc Cay Shopping Center in Orange Beach.
Digital Files: I HIGHLY recommend getting prints if you buy digital files. Digital files will need to be archived every couple years as media degrades or there are new formats that makes old media storage obsolete. Some of the latest computers do not even have a CD or DVD drive. If you do not keep up with the latest archive media, you will run into compatibility problems with future computers. Prints are the easiest way of archiving. Ask yourself what you are going to do with the digital files. It is nice in theory to get digital files but most the time they will be stored on your computer or Facebook and forgotten. There will be nothing to hand down to the next generation if you do not properly backup and save your digital files. I do not offer print support once you take the digital files to another lab.
Deluxe Album: You can order a deluxe album through the gallery, but it is not subject to the minimum order credit since it is linked to an outside service. They will handle the design process, choosing photos and printing of a specialty album. You will be able to proof the album and add or subtract photos from the album. When you get the link to your proof gallery you will see a tab with this option. There is a DIY option for those that want to design their own photo books and is subject to the minimum order discount.
Helpful Tips: Relax and go with the flow. We can shoot ideas you see on online. However it needs to be limited to your favorite 4 ideas. The ideas may look great on Pinterest but the reality is some of those may have taken hours to pull off or the conditions were perfect for the idea. It is good to have expectations but overthinking can cause stress on children and missed opportunities. Light can change minute to minute so the time spent trying to force a shot could be spent taking advantage of the conditions given to us.
If there is a shot you just need to have please tell me upfront so we can make sure to get that shot. I spend a few moments getting group shots done them move on to other shots. If the group shot is THE shot you want, then lets spend some time on it. If the posed shots are less important and you want candid shots, then we will do quick group shots and move on to the candid portraits.
Wind: The beach will have wind and will blow your hair all over the place if it is strong. I can make alternate location suggestions. However, the beach is not a controlled environment like a studio so beach hair is part of the process.
Sunburn,Uneven Tan Lines: Editing for tan lines and sunburns is extra. So, if ladies wear strapped swimsuits during their stay and decide to wear strapless tops during the shoot, the tan lines are extra to remove. Same with editing out undergarments like bra straps that may show. Guys that wear ball caps or sunglasses while on a fishing charter will have light colored foreheads or racoon eyes. Make sure to spend some time in the sun without caps or glasses.
Bad Weather: Unless there is a region wide front moving through I do not cancel. Scattered thunderstorms are always a possibility during the summer so we are always under the chance of rain during the summer. They move in and move out quickly providing great backgrounds. Also I am not dependent on natural light. I schedule one family for a sunrise or sunset. This allows us to move the session up or down during the day depending on the weather situation. Take a look at this page Weather Conditions for an idea of how typical weather situations look.
Residence of Alabama subject to state and local taxes
Prices subject to change
4 x 6 $20
5 x 7 $25
8 x 10 $30
11 x 14 $70
16 x 20 $140
20 x 30 $180
8 x 10 $160
10 x 20 $200
11 x 14 $230
16 x 16 $230
10 x 10 $160
10 x 30 $260
16 x 20 $280
16 x 24 $300
20 x 24 $300
20 x 30 $360
24 x 30 $400
24 x 36 $500
Digital Packages- You choose which pictures you want
Social Media low res each - $10
Social Media low res files up to 30 images - $360
Full Resolution Files
All files $1000
You will be able to print the full resolution digital files anywhere and they will be ready for printing at most professional labs. The files are cropped in the 4x6 format and I usually have enough room for an 8x10 crop. I will not offer print support once you take the files to another printer.