Packages and Pricing

SERVICE INFO FEE
WEDDINGS During a typical eight-hour wedding day -- from hair and makeup, to bridal shots, through the ceremony, formal group shots and reception -- I will use one of the best pro SLRs in the business -- the Nikon D750 -- to shoot 1,500 to 1,800 photos, and more, which I will edit down to the best 300-600. I will also bring along a Nikon D700 and the D80 for backup; several lenses, including the 2.8 70-200, the 2.8 24-70 and a macro lens for creative closeups of your rings. I include in my photography tool bag several flashes with tripods, umbrellas and remote control access; and a Macbook Pro laptop for editing. Depending on the particulars of your wedding, I may or may not include an assistant in your package. Depending on location, I may also attend the rehearsal before the wedding to preview ceremonial details; to review photography policies with your officiant; and to learn who's who in your wedding party. Within 24 hours of your wedding (more typically by the end of your wedding day!) I will produce a Facebook album  for your timeline. I will ultimately (within 2-4 weeks) present you with a flash drive for unlimited viewing, uploading and downloading. I will also post photos in perpetuity in a web gallery for easy viewing and purchase by friends and family. A 10-percent-off coupon will apply to all orders over $100. Beyond the technical and the equipment, what I also bring to a wedding shoot is passion and a love for people and what I do. I've shot weddings and hundreds of family and individual portraits. I've had several one-woman exhibits, and my photographs have been used in collections of art. I love the art of photography, and I shoot tens of thousands of photos every year. But as important as my love of, and experience with, the craft is my love of people and human connection. A wedding photographer can have all the equipment in the world, but if she’s not smiling behind the camera, she will have trouble eliciting smiles in front of it. In addition to experience, technological knowhow and equipment, I believe a warm, engaging personality to be the single most important attribute to look for in the wedding photographer. Regardless of whether you choose me or another wedding photography business, I wish you the best on this very special day.

Starting at $1,750, depending on variables, such as travel; length of wedding day; whether an assistant is needed and whether your wedding is on a holiday weekend. (Fee is based on an 8-hour day. Additional hours are billed at $150 per hour.) ENGAGEMENT PACKAGE: $200 for 60 minutes pre-wedding if I am shooting your wedding; $275 if not. 

I offer special pricing for shorter wedding days. My fee depends on a number of variables. 

I will also work up a price for wedding albums, should that be on your wish list.

 

HIGH-SCHOOL
SENIOR
PHOTOS

I will shoot at an indoor location of your choice, but I mostly shoot outdoors for the most dynamic backdrops. Possible outdoor locations include along the river in downtown Kent; the grounds of the KSU; and the aforementioned Beckwith's Orchards. I charge a small travel dispensation beyond Stow-Kent. Multiple locations are also extra.
**The summer before your senior year starts is a great time to beat the rush. See my senior-photo FB page for more on senior photos:
http:/ / www. facebook. com/ groups/ 176499453533/
 

My fee is $265, which includes a photo shoot of 45-90 minutes, at the outdoor location of choice, with as many poses and outfits as the student likes. Within two weeks after the shoot (usually sooner), I give you a flash drive of 40-75 photos (and sometimes more, depending on our shoot), edited for contrast and light, which can be downloaded for use on Facebook, to make graduation invitations, etc. Once yearbook photos are chosen, I provide the senior 20 free inscribed wallets of the yearbook pose to share with family and friends. Additional prints are extra and available through my web site only. I also post the final, edited shots on my web site, where they will stay in perpetuity for family and friends to view and purchase. I am happy to send the chosen yearbook photo to the appropriate school yearbook adviser upon request.

MATERNITY, BREAST-FEEDING and NEWBORN PHOTOS

As a mother of three, I love doing these shoots! It's such an opportunity for me to be up close and personal with a baby and her mom and dad. Your shoot will include posed shots and also candid shots that will tell the story of this special time long after it's over.
 
announcements and for other novelties. Prints are extra and must be purchased through my newbornI charge $265 for an hour shoot. Within a few days of the shoot, I provide for you a flash drive of all photos from which you can download photos to use in web site. All pictures will be posted in a private gallery for family and friends' viewing and purchasing pleasure.
BIRTH PHOTOS I loved giving birth three times and writing about birth and birthing trends as a journalist and family-life columnist. I am an advocate of individualizing the birth experience, including photographs. I can be as present or as removed as you'd like, rendering your photos as private or as open as you and your partner desire. Coming as I do from a family of nurses, I am very respectful of the hospital setting. I look to make this a seamless enterprise that will leave you with beautiful photos you can spend a lifetime sharing with family and friends, and ultimately one day, your child. I am willing to negotiate my usual hourly fee for the opportunity to photograph the miracle of your birth experience.      Negotiable 
FAMILY PORTRAITS 


I love doing family portraits, either outdoors or in the comfort of your home. I will help you choose clothing and setting. I also throw in quick, individual shots of various family members during your 45-to- 60-minute shoot.

. Photos will be posted in perpetuity in a gallery on this web sitePrice, starting at $265, is for up to four family members and includes 1 8X10 of your choice.  within a few days of your shoot, I provide for you a flash drive with all photos in high-res for download purposes and to make Christmas cards and other online novelties. Prints are extra and must be purchased through me or my web site for family and friends to view and purchase.
SPORTS

Want your soccer star immortalized? Having a special party or Zumba event? Coming from a journalism background as I do, I love shooting events as they happen, especially sports. I can do individual photos, or sometimes several parents will go in together to ask for a shoot of a game, during which I will get multiple photos of each child in question. One of my specialties is the composite, a collection of photos of your child, with his or her name and jersey number, the name of the team, the team logo and several photos of the child centered around the one best photo. For an example, please go to my sports page under the culture tab on my home page.

 Negotiable
HEADSHOTS Whether you need a new head shot for your business or just your Facebook page, we can make it happen, either outdoors or at the indoor location of your choice. This will be the best head shot you've ever had; I like to find a way to bring out the best in people in these moments. $175 for 45 minutes, one wardrobe change. $265 for an hour, unlimited wardrobe changes.