You want timeless portraits that will show your family’s love for one another. I want to create artwork that will instantly bring you back to this place in time whenever you look at it. Let’s work together to create something beautiful!
THE SESSION FEES
ONE SESSION: 450 (includes a 300 artwork credit)
Your portrait session can be held at my St. Paul studio or on location. The session fee covers the time to plan and photograph your session, as well as use of the studio wardrobe for mothers, babies and children. It does not include any prints or digital files, but it does include a $300 credit to put toward the purchase of prints, artwork, digital files or a collection . Sessions typically last 45 minutes to 1.5 hours (a little longer for newborn sessions).
THE COLLECTIVE MEMBERSHIP: 600/800 (3 or 4 sessions)
The Collective Membership is a great choice for those who would like to have their baby photographed at different stages within the span of 18 months. Collective members receive priority scheduling, $100 off the purchase of a collection, and a complimentary set of birth announcements if a newborn session is part of your Collective membership. Sessions can be scheduled for any of the following:
- newborn (includes a complimentary set of birth announcements)
- 4 months
- 8 months
- 1 year
- 18 months/family session
**Please note that the session fee does not include any digital files, prints or artwork.
THE CUSTOM PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE
If you haven’t had the custom portrait experience before, you’ll be pleasantly surprised that I am here to guide you every step of the way. We can start with a consultation at my studio, where I can get to know you and we can discuss session ideas. I will help with clothing recommendations if needed, and you will have full access to my studio wardrobe for mothers, babies and children.
Your session will be laid back and will last about an hour (longer for newborn sessions). I will capture a mix of posed and candid photos, and will probably make a fool of myself at some point trying to get a laugh or two out of you.
About three weeks after your session is the big reveal. This is everyone’s favorite part! We’ll schedule a date for you to come to my studio, view your images and place your order. Most clients come to the reveal with an idea of how they want to display their images – the fun part is choosing your favorites. Since most computers are not calibrated for color or brightness, I will have printed proofs for you to look through so you’ll know exactly what your finished images will look like. If you plan on purchasing wall prints, I can show you what different sizes will look like on your walls to find the perfect fit.
Your finished artwork will be ready for delivery in eight weeks or less. Your order can be picked up at the studio (where it will be displayed for you to look over before you take it home) or it can be delivered to your home. Keep scrolling down to see some of our favorite ways to display your family’s art.
THE PRINTS AND ART PRODUCTS
I offer my clients the finest available professionally hand-crafted prints, albums and other fine art products. Everything that leaves my studio is meant to last a lifetime, and can be handed down from one generation to the next. These images have been lovingly created and cared for from the initial concept to the final delivery and I know you will love them! Your finished products can be proudly displayed for your enjoyment and will be cherished for years to come.
Clients typically spend between $800 and $3500 on their custom artwork and/or digital files.
Heirloom albums are the perfect way to enjoy your images when wall space is limited. They are custom designed and can include all images from a single session. Premium European linen, Japanese silk and photo cover options are available with thick, lay flat pages.
COTTON ART PRINTS
The finest natural cotton Hahnemuhle papers presented in a beautiful custom cut white mat, ready to be framed. These are museum quality prints that are meant to last for 100 years or more. They are individually printed, allowed to dry, and hand inspected for accuracy. They are then sprayed for protection against UV rays, dust, fingerprints, and moisture. The archival white mats help protect the print from oils on your fingers, and also prevents the print from touching and potentially sticking to the glass when framed.
FRAMED AND MATTED PRINTS
Framing is the optimal way to display and protect your print. I work with a local framer who uses a process called Conservation Framing, which employs the use of framing materials that have been proven to preserve, protect and maintain art in as close to its original condition as possible. This includes using UV protective glass, acid-free and lignin-free conservation quality mat board, proper conservation mounting methods, acid-free foam core backing board, and an acid-free dust cover. What does this mean to you? Simply put, your prints will look fantastic, the mat won’t eat away at your print or turn yellow over time, and you will have a beautiful, finished piece of art that comes ready to hang.
I typically use black, white, or cherry wood Italian-made frames, along with glare-resistant glass. However, there are literally hundreds of frames to choose from, and I will work with you to find the style that best suits your home, cabin, office, or anywhere else you wish to display your art.
DECKLED ART PRINTS
These gorgeous cotton rag prints have hand-torn edges for a delicate, artful look. They can be floated in a frame for a unique piece of art for your home, or they can be purchased in a collection and kept in a glass box.
All purchased images come with the matching social media file for sharing online with friends and family (small, watermarked files). Digital files with printing rights up to 8×10 are available for purchase as a set or bundled with print collections. They are delivered electronically and on a gorgeous wooden USB.
** Session fees are due at the time of booking to reserve your date.
**All prices are subject to St. Paul sales tax rate of 7.625%.
Click HERE to see some of the ways clients are displaying their portraits.