All portrait sessions are photographed ON LOCATION at a park, home, office or special location of your choosing. Feel free to contact us for a free phone consultation in order to help plan your portrait session and answer any questions that you may have. All sessions are for one hour unless otherwise noted. The following pricing is good for newborns, children, families and pet photography.
Local one hour on location fee: (within 30 minutes of Saratoga County)
$150 (Due at the time of booking your session) Overtime: $75 per half hour
PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS A $350 MINIMUM PURCHASE ONCE YOUR IMAGES ARE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR ONLINE GALLERY! PLEASE READ BELOW FOR ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
* All images will be uploaded to our online gallery for viewing and purchasing. Clients will be provided a secure online link with access to the images about 5-7 days from your photography session.
* There you will be able to place your order conveniently online; we offer everything from custom prints, large wall prints, image blocks and unique custom made books. All work is guaranteed 100% satisfaction.
* Terms: Your online gallery will be available for 14 days once they are made available in order for you to place your order. If your order is not received in that time period, your Online Viewing Gallery will be De-Activated and a $25 fee will be charged to Re-Activate your account. If you place your order within the 14 days and meet the $350 minimum purchase, your online viewing gallery and ordering system will remain online for 90 days. All orders placed usually ship to your home address within a weeks time.
Please feel free to contact us directly if you should have any questions or concerns.
Custom Print Pricing:
(The following pricing is for standard custom printing only, gallery wrap prints, museum mount prints and metallic printing are additional)
Getting ready for your photo session: Remember that planning goes a long way toward making your portrait session successful. The portrait is a collaboration between the photographer and the subject. Please take a few moments to look over the following suggestions to see how you may participate in the planning of your successful portrait. Feel free to discuss any questions or ideas you may have in advance of the session with your photographers.
Try to get a good night’s sleep before the session and drink lots of water. Both will reduce puffy eyes.
Choose a color theme that simplifies the look of your portrait. Too many busy patterns and colors are especially distracting. Colors should be harmonious. Coordinate the clothing for all subjects in a group portrait so that one person will not dominate the scene. Color coordination lends harmony to the portrait.
Dark clothing tends to minimize body size, and light tones tend to emphasize body size. Most people look best in darker colors. Choosing solid colors is usually flattering to everyone. A busy pattern is distracting.
Shoes and socks are often overlooked as a significant aspect of portrait clothing. They should compliment, not contrast. Carefully consider your apparel from head to toe as a variety of full length and close up poses may be taken.
Dress for Small Children: While cute, play clothes detract from your professionally made portrait. Stick with the basic guidelines for adults.
Dress for Business Portraits: With “business attire”, a pure white shirt will emphasize your neck rather than your face. Pastel, thin striped or soft patterned shirt with a subtle tie is preferred. You may want to bring extra clothing and accessories “just in case”, and we will help you decide if something else would coordinate better,
Dress for Outdoor Portraits: As a background, the outdoors is very busy. It is important to choose only one or two theme colors. While blues are excellent all year, white, ivory, khaki and salmon are great against lush green foliage. Burgundy, brown, tan and gray are nice late in the season. Avoid all greens, as they clash with Mother Nature. The simplicity of two colors help separate the subject from the scenery. Busy backgrounds and busy clothes result in hard to find faces. Jeans and sweaters always look good outdoors. Please don’t wear any large broad-rim hats that might cast a shadow over the eyes.
1) Simplicity is the best policy. 2) Avoid busy patterns, prints and bright colors. 3) Wear solid colors. 4) Avoid wearing yellow or green as they can adversely affect skin color. 5) Shoes and socks should match the rest of the outfit. 6) Teens and adults should wear long sleeves to cover elbows. 7) Women should not wear any prominent jewelry. Large earrings are especially distracting. 8) Women should apply standard makeup with a light foundation. Don’t overdo it. 9) Guys remember that a fresh shave is better than a 5 o'clock shadow. 10) Now is not the time to experiment with a new hair style. Keep it simple. 11) If you wear eyeglasses, consider asking your eye doctor for a pair of frames without lenses. This will cut down the glare that eyeglasses can cause if flash is used. 12) Everyone should avoid wearing short pants. Long pants are always most flattering in a portrait. 13) Guys make sure your collar is freshly pressed and wrinkle free. 14) Turtlenecks are always flattering. 15) When it doubt, stick with the classic styles. They will always look good.
Breaking the rules are OK, as long as the photograph portrays who the subject is and captures their personality!
When you follow these tips and coordinate your dress from head to toe, you are well on your way to a Perfect Portrait!
If you have any questions or need assistance in planning for your portrait please feel free to call us at 518.348.1780