Please inquire about studio rates and family sessions in and around Foley, Robertsdale, and Fairhope. Plans start at $75
Family Beach Portraits and On Location
$125 deposit required that will be applied to the final total. The deposit will be credited to the plan you choose. During the summer the session time starts at 7pm.
Single Family Mini-Session | $350
30 minute single family session and 10 images of your choosing. Additional images may be purchased. Please note:You will miss the sunset depending on the time slot you get and the ever changing backgrounds and settings. You may have to share your time with another family due to rain delays or waiting for optimum shooting conditions. If you have young ones it may take 30 minutes to even get good shots so by the time they are having fun the shoot is over. That is just the nature of mini-sessions Scroll to the bottom or click link for the print price list.
Family Digital | $500
One hour session up to 2 families with grandparents. All digital files from the session, social media app and 40% off on prints through my professional lab. Typically it can be 100-250 images especially if there are candid moments and individual portraits of the children. I will do more extensive edits on your favorite 10 images if they need it. Most are happy with the basic edits.
Multi-Family Digital | $700
All digital files made available for download, social media app for downloading, and 40% off on prints. For large multi-family this could be 150-300 images. I will do more extensive edits on your favorite 20 images if they need it. Note: Some multi-family may qualify for the family plan, please inquire about the possibility. Example would be like 3 families but the total amount of people is under 15.
How This Works
Except for the Single Family Plan, I can shoot at the beach house or condo where you are staying. 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. You will get an online gallery for viewing, downloading and ordering prints. I don't put a number of how many pictures you get as this depends on your family. I take cash, check, and credit cards. My turn around for you to get your gallery is usually less than a week.
Prints: Large Prints over 8x10 will have extensive edits like removing people out of the background, and switching faces in group shots if there is an available option.
Digital Files: Files will be available for download from your gallery. Each file will get basic editing for exposure, color balance, and minor skin touchups. USB drives can be ordered for an additional $10. I HIGHLY recommend getting prints if you buy digital files. Even if you just get the digital files from me, take the files somewhere and get some prints. 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.
Can we shoot earlier in the day on the beach? If you like squinty eyes, sweaty faces, bad hair and a miserable time then yes. On a bright day everyone is miserable. On some occasions it may be possible but that is the best case scenario with overcast skies. You cannot count on the best case scenario.
Beach Hair and Wind: The beach will have wind and will blow your hair all over the place if it is strong. 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.
Additional Editing: Editing such as body slimming, removing condos, and people in the background might be extra in some cases. Depending on the extent of editing you want it can be up to $10 extra per image.
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.
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Prices subject to change. When ordering with print credit, the price you pay is minus your print credit. If you order a 20x30 canvas at $360 and your credit is $340, the additional cost is $20.
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
Other items available such as calendars, Christmas cards, collages, phone cases etc.
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