Family Photography FAQs


When it comes to family photos, I've always paid a set price and received all the digital images. The idea of paying a session fee now and then investing in a Photography Collection later feels new and different. What's a Photography Collection and why do you do it this way?
At the beginning of 2018, I sent out a survey to more than 300 friends, clients, fellow photographers and others who love family photography and volunteered to participate. The results were clear: More than 50 percent didn’t want a zip drive loaded with a hundred digital images. People want options when it comes to their family photos, and my Collections offer just that.

Three of my four Collections include a certain number of high resolution, digital images that you choose, as well as a coffee table album or a selection of your choice of prints. The fourth includes the full set of digitals only. You get to preview all the finished images from your shoot before deciding which Collection to buy. This way, you're only purchasing the digital images you truly love, plus you'll have something to physically touch, hang on your walls and pass down to your children one day.

So, I pay my $375 session fee now, which secures my reservation with you. Then what?
Nothing at all until after your shoot. About two weeks after your shoot I'll send you a link to your full gallery of images. You'll have a three-day window of your choice to preview it and purchase the Photography Collection of your choice.

Let's make sure I understand. I pay my session fee up front, and by the time I pay for my Collection it will easily be weeks or months later. By then, I'll have probably forgotten all about the $375 I've already paid!
Yes, that's part of the intention! I understand that family photos are an investment and that breaking up the cost can be super helpful. I believe that a package and pricing structure like this will make getting family photos attainable to everyone.

Whichever Collection I choose comes with either a coffee table album or a selection of prints. Tell me about the albums.
Collection 1 includes an 8"x10" album with premium matte 100# paper.
Collection 2 includes a 13"x11" album with archival-quality 100# paper featuring an eggshell-textured, uncoated finish.
Collection 3 includes a 13"x11" lay-flat album with double-thick, 100# stock. Pages lay flat with no center gutter break between them.

All three albums come with a black, linen cover protected by a glossy dust jacket. You get to choose the dust jacket image.

Will my album include all the images from our shoot even if the Collection I choose doesn't include all the digital downloads?
Yes! Unless you tell me there are certain images you don't want included, your album will include everything.

And you will design my album for me?
Yes! It's a very clean and simple layout meant to highlight each and every picture.

What if I opt for prints instead of an album?
Collection 1 includes 6 prints of your choice from your full gallery of images.
Collection 2 includes 8 prints of your choice from your full gallery of images.
Collection 3 includes 10 prints of your choice from your full gallery of images.

No matter which collection you choose, you have full customization over your prints: Your prints can be any images from your shoot (or duplicates of the same image) even if the digital images you choose are different. You can also choose from any of the following print sizes: 5"x7", 8"x10", 8"x12", 11"x14" or 12"x18"

So I can get all 11"x14"s if I want? Or any combination I choose?

I'm worried my toddler might not hold up for a full, hour-long shoot. Do you offer mini sessions?
Yes! I offer mini sessions seasonally. They are $450 and include a 30-minute shoot and 10 high resolution, digital images of your choice, with the option to purchase additional digital downloads and printed products if you so choose. The full fee is due up front with a signed contract.