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Investing in your Family Memories with Kelly Sweda


A family photo shoot with me is an intimate and fun 60-90 minutes focused on capturing the true heart and soul of your family. The amount of time we’re together lends itself to a relaxed environment, where authentic interaction will naturally occur. I’ll never pose you awkwardly or ask you to say cheese. Set against a comfortable, nature backdrop of your choice or in your own home, this photography experience will reveal your unique family bond, and each person’s distinct self and connection to one another. It will produce a collection of beautiful, heirloom photographs you’ll be proud to hang on your walls and pass down to your children one day.

Your session is built on a foundation of trust, communication, and individualized attention — including wardrobe consultation and location selection — and is for your immediate family only. Pets and other relatives may be included for an added fee. Just ask! Unless special accommodations are requested, shoots are held mornings and evenings in the most magical, natural light.

A non-refundable session fee is due up front, which guarantees you my availability and undivided attention on the date and time we decide upon together, all communications leading up to the shoot, and the shoot itself. Sessions tend to last about an hour, although there is no "cut-off time." If we need to go longer, we will. Setting the stage for a casual, stress-free experience and making beautiful images with your family is my only priority when we're together, and I'll be blocking out my day to be with you. Your session fee does not include any digital images or prints.

You will not pay for your photographs until about two weeks after your shoot, when your complete, online gallery is ready for viewing. I edit in a combination of color and black-and-white. You will have a three-day window of your choice to see the full set of finished images and purchase the photography Collection you desire. The cost of your Collection is in addition to the session fee you've already paid.

Session fee - $275 (paid at booking)

  • guarantees you my availability and undivided attention

  • includes all communications leading up to the shoot, and the shoot itself

Collection 1 - $925

  • ALL digital images in high resolution for your immediate download, unlimited use and reproduction

  • a professionally designed and printed lay-flat coffee table book featuring your full set of images on premium paper; or 10 professionally printed enlargements of your choice in the size combination of your choice (up to 12x18)

Collection 2 - $825

  • ALL digital images in high resolution for your immediate download, unlimited use and reproduction

Collection 3 - $725

  • 30 digital images of your choice in high resolution for your immediate download, unlimited use and reproduction

  • a professionally designed and printed hardcover coffee table book featuring your full set of images on premium paper; or 8 professionally printed enlargements of your choice in the size combination of your choice (up to 12x18)

  • 15% off additional additional digital downloads (regularly priced at $50 each)

Collection 4 - $525

  • 15 digital images of your choice in high resolution for your immediate download, unlimited use and reproduction

  • a professionally designed and printed hardcover coffee table book featuring your full set of images; or 6 professionally printed enlargements of your choice in the size combination of your choice (up to 12x18)

  • 10% off additional digital downloads (regularly priced at $50 each)

For answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs), please click HERE.


Mini portrait sessions (seasonal) - $450

  • 30-minute shoot

  • 10 digital images of your choice in high resolution for your immediate download, unlimited use and reproduction

  • the option to purchase additional digital images or prints

  • full fee paid up front with signed contract


I understand that for many of us, the decision to make an investment doesn't come lightly. Saving or allocating resources we could easily direct elsewhere is a conscious choice, and it's not always easy. Investing in family photographs is no exception. If you'd like to discuss personally crafted long-term or extended payment arrangements, I'm more than happy to do so. My business is built on trust and honest communication. I strive to meet the individual needs of each and every client family. Shoot me an email or give me a ring. I'd love to hear from you!

For maternity and newborn, extended families, weddings, editorial, shoots outside Santa Barbara, or any other inquiries please contact me here.