Session and Pricing:
Weddings: I'd love to meet you for coffee, or in my studio, to learn all about your wedding dreams and plans and show you all the unique ways we can photograph your day. I limit the weddings I work on each year, so I can really give you personalized attention and help make my part easier for you. I am organized and work in a calm, yet fun manner and really value your experience. I want to get to know you so I can really tell your love story. I hope you feel all the emotions, and remember the moments with the people who love you most, each time you page through your album and relive your wedding day. As you begin your married life together, your portraits will be with you forever. Your albums, canvases and fine art prints are designed to be gorgeous, treasured family heirlooms that you and your children will look at often. My portraits are created and edited to be timeless & classic whether made with film or digital cameras. Collections start at $2,300 and may include a combination of digital files, prints and a wedding album. I often customize my collections to meet your desires and unique ideas. A complete price list is available upon request.
Wedding Reveal and Gallery: Your wedding gallery will be ready within 8 weeks after the wedding for viewing at your reveal ordering session at my studio or in your home. I'd love if you invited your parents and friends to your reveal. It's a really fun event! We will start with a beautiful slideshow and then I will help you select your favorites. After the newlyweds have selected and ordered their selections, an on-line gallery will be available for your friends and family to order from. Wedding collections include a variety of albums, canvas portraits and digital archive images.
Portrait Sessions: engagement, high school senior, women, couples, family at home or cabin lifestyle session and corporate branding
After making amazing photographs, your portrait experience is the most important thing to me. I work in an organized, yet fun and relaxed manner, directing and lightly posing you, so you feel and look gorgeous! I work quickly to capture kids and dads, before they get bored. Family Sessions are up to 1 hour at one location and high school seniors are up to 2 hours. Seniors may have unlimited outfit changes at two nearby locations. There may be an additional charge for more than 4 people, additional locations or extended sessions. Women let me pamper you for the day, with hair and make up, followed by a modern portraiture session. #Exist in photographs moms; it's so important to print our work!
Locations: In my studio or at a location of your choice or wedding venue within 50 miles of Buffalo, Minneapolis and St Paul or Crosslake, MN. We have a cabin in Crosslake and I love photographing weddings and family lifestyle sessions in the Brainerd and Crosslake area. What a great way to remember your time up north at the cabin with an album showing you in your cabin setting at the lake. I love to travel and am available for worldwide wedding and elopement destinations.
There is a non-refundable $200 portrait session retainer due at booking to hold your date (does not apply or include products or digital files) and a $250 print credit due at your portrait session. The print credit will be applied toward products ordered- albums, prints and digitals. Prints start at $59 and albums at $500, with a la carte pricing, so you can order exactly what you want. You may receive a web-sized digital file or custom designed digital phone app, for social media sharing, of any print or album image that you order. Digital files with a print release are sold in collections starting at $850. I believe albums and prints are the best archive vs a USB drive in a drawer. A personalized ordering session, where you see your gallery and I assist you in selecting your custom products, will be held 2-3 weeks after your session in my office or your home. I offer exceptional quality products, leather and linen heirloom albums, framed portraits, canvas wraps, storyboards, and many other unique products. Many portrait clients invest $750-1,900+.
Ordering Session: Within approximately three weeks of your portrait session, we will meet at my office in Buffalo or in your home for your ordering session. All decision makers will want to be present to select and order portraits. You will select from approximately 25-35 beautifully edited and handcrafted images on my computer. I offer what I love to put on my walls and in my home. Beautiful wall and desk art, albums, a custom made digital app for your iPhone and slideshows with music to showcase your portraits. My unique ordering process makes it fun and easy to select your favorites, then see samples of products and receive personalized suggestions for art to fit to your home and style.
Orders will be paid for (cash, debit/credit cards or checks accepted) at the ordering session and delivered approximately 2-4 weeks later. Heirloom albums may take longer.
Due to the custom nature of my photography, all sales are final. However, I strive to exceed your expectations and provide portraits that you absolutely love. My work is creative, emotive and different than what everyone else has- modern, authentic, beautiful portraits.
My Style and Personal Thoughts:
I offer what I love! Both in style and products. Every morning when I drink my coffee I look at two large framed portraits of my sons taken when they were little and our dog was a puppy. Next to it on the piano, is a gorgeous canvas of a senior portrait of my daughter. When our oldest daughter got engaged, I was delighted to be part of the hike in to the waterfall. I photographed my other daughter's engagement session at the Crosby, Cuyuna Mines and The Quarry Park and Nature Preserve in St. Cloud. I created gorgeous canvas wraps and a storyboard of them. Again, we see and enjoy this wall art every day. From our 25th wedding anniversary I created an heirloom album with my photographs from our vacation with our kids. I have a passion for creating the same beautiful portraits and albums for my clients. I want you to have these beautiful memories in your hands and on your walls for generations to come, not just sitting, unprinted, on a USB or hard drive that may crash.
Just as importantly, as moms, we need to exist in photographs, or this will be the most photographed generation with no prints. I am a self-proclaimed Apple geek and love my digital files as much as the next person, but when it comes to art and portraits of my family, I want to see them on my walls and in an album, not stored away in a digital file on a USB in a drawer somewhere or on my computer to be lost in a hard drive failure. For women, I also create beautiful linen boxes filled with matted prints, an unbound album, that you can frame and alternate portraits with or gift to your kids. When was the last time you were professionally photographed? Your wedding or senior portraits? Please consider a session so you may hand down beautiful portraits of yourself to your loved ones. Or schedule a family or couples anniversary session; I'd love to help you create photographic art for your home! I believe portraits are family heirlooms that we can admire for years and pass on to future generations. Of course, I offer digital web sized images of prints and albums ordered to share on social media, but I can also combine them into beautiful slideshows with music too-a client favorite! Weddings include digital files, prints and albums.
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