Simple Family Session Information

 Studio Session - $200+tax.........................Outdoor Session - $275+tax 


During these sessions our focus is on the family.  We will do various family shots but we will also get the individual shots, sibling shots, and individual parent with each child shots.  Family sessions are a lot of fun because everybody is involved and interacting with each other.  Our style of photography when photographing families is to have them do various task or activities.  The tickle monster will usually make an appearance, lots of squeezes and hugs are involved, and many more fun and silly things.    

Session includes:

  • Up to 2 hours for 5 immediate family members ($25 per additional person)
  • Unlimited wardrobe changes during session time
  • 20-30 edited and retouched images to choose from for ordering
  • Prints, products and digital images sold separately
  • Orders totaling $350 (excluding tax) or more will include a USB with web-sized files of all edited images delivered along with the ordered prints and products
  • Web-size files are for archiving and social media/web sharing only
  • Ordering session to take place 4-6 weeks after session in our home studio
  • Processing and editing of images, custom product design, and order fulfillment
  • Complimentary email or phone consultation to discuss session expectations, pricing and product information


Digital Family Session Information

Digital Images included are high-resolution and come on a USB inside a custom USB box with a print release.

Digital Children Session

Studio - $600+tax..........On-Location - $675+tax
| 30 Minute Session | Children Only, 6 Months or Older, Up to 2 Siblings | $25 Each Additional Sibling | USB with 15 High-Resolution Digital Images | Print Release |
| Viewing/Ordering Appointment | 2 Accordion Mini Books | 10% Off Print & Product Order |

Digital Family Session

Studio - $900+tax..........On-Location - $975+tax
| Up To 2 Hours | All Immediate Family Members | USB with 25 High-Resolution Digital Images | Print Release | Viewing/Ordering Appointment | 2 Accordion Mini Books | 10% Off Print & Product Order |


Digital Image Upgrade Tier

The table below details how to earn digital image upgrades for your web-sized images.  The more you purchase the more digital images included in your collection are eligible for an upgrade.  You can also receive additional perks based on the total purchase amount after the print credit is applied as well.  All 8x12 digital images come with an 8x10 print release and high resolution digital images come with an unrestricted print release.  The upgrade tier is determined by the purchase amount after the print credit is applied.

Purchase Amount Earned Digital Upgrades
$500.00 - $750.99 2 8x12 Digital Image Upgrades
$751.00 - $1,150.99 5 8x12 Digital Image Upgrades
$1,151.00 - $1,550.99 3 High Resolution Digital Image Upgrades w/ unrestricted print release
$1,551.00 - 1,999.99 5 High-Resolution Digital Image Upgrades w/ unrestricted print release
$2,000.00+ All Edited Digital Images Upgraded to High-Resolution w/ unrestricted print release



Family Portrait FAQs


Are digital files included with our session?

No, the session fee does not include digital images but they are available for purchase and you can earn digital images from the amount ordered.  

Can we purchase single or multiple images in an upgraded size?

Yes, you can purchase the upgraded digital file of any image.  Digital files are sold in an 8x12 digital image file size and as a full size high resolution file.  An 8x10 print release, which allows printing up to size 8x10, is included for 8x12 digital images and an unrestricted print release, which allows printing up to any size, is included with high-resolution digital images.

What happens after my session?

The same day that we hold your session we will begin to process your images. Within 1 week we will post a sneak peek to Facebook for you to view. Then about 4-6 weeks after your session your images will be complete and we can schedule the in-studio reveal/ordering session. 

What is the best time of day to photograph?

Early morning (7:00am-9:00am) or late afternoon about 2 and a half hours before sunset is the optimal time to photograph.  The lighting at these times is usually the best depending on whether there is overcast.  Midday sessions are an option but if the sun is extremely bright a location with several shaded areas would be best.  If you are looking for somewhere open, like a field, then sunset or sunrise is highly recommended.  We are always open to suggest locations for the best possible lighting.     

How do I schedule an appointment?

If we are the right fit for you please contact us by email at or by phone 919.995.5515, so we can discuss your session.  Email is always the best way to contact me.  Once a date is agreed upon the online portrait photography contract and model release will be emailed to you to fill out and pay the non-refundable retainer fee.  Each session requires a $150 non-refundable retainer fee to book your date.  The remaining balance is due 14 days prior to the session date.  Once a date and time is agreed upon, the non-refundable retainer fee, signed contract and model release is due within 36 hours.  

What happens in the case of rain, snow or inclement weather?

We hope that Mother Nature cooperates with our schedule but unfortunately this is not always the case.  If the weather is not favorable we will cancel and reschedule for a future date.  Inclement weather also includes extreme heat or cold as well.  If we are unable to reschedule the appointment, non-refundable retainers are usable for up to 6 months from the original scheduled session date.