Portrait Photography Rates

2021 A La Carte Pricing & Value-Added Packages

For families and couples, newborn and maternity sessions. Separate pricing applies to headshots, professional branding, and fine art student portrait events.

family photography wall grouping of framed photographs

I’ll help you find the perfect way to display your treasured photos from our session.

$275 Session & Creative Fee

Your Session & Creative Fee includes:

  • Your pre-shoot consultation by phone or at your home (or by email if necessary),
  • A 45-minute to 1 hour photo session for 1 to 5 subjects (combination of people and pets, additional $35 each) at locations within the Berkeley and El Cerrito area. Longer distances may require a travel fee.
  • A custom slideshow of your session to preview your images (limited time),
  • A private online gallery where you can view your collection, sort your favorites, and place orders for 30 days,
  • Complimentary design ideas and sample previews of your photos in wall art and gallery groupings to help you order with confidence (see mock-ups of how your images would look on the walls of your own home).

Your Session & Creative Fee is paid at the time of booking and secures your session date and time. Please see my terms for more details. *Longer sessions are available by request; additional people and pets are $35 each (paid at time of booking).


The Process: From Session Planning Through Purchase & Delivery

During your planning consultation, we’ll discuss your wishes for your photo session and photos, how and where you’d like to use your images, and any special considerations for your group I should be aware of during our shoot (physical/emotional considerations, locations, pet personality, etc.).

This is also a great time to provide me with photos of any areas in your home or office you think you might like to display some of your photos so I can plan ahead for the best photo ops and provide the best recommendations possible (even showing you how things will look on your own walls).

Three to four weeks after your session, you’ll receive a specially prepared slideshow of your images to help decide whether you’d like to proceed with a la carte purchasing options or purchase one of the value-added packages (see details below).

I’ll also show you recommended wall gallery groupings for your space, creative cropping options, and other ideas so you can place your order with confidence–and display your portraits with pride.

Once you’ve made your choice (value-added packages must be purchased at this time), you’ll receive your online gallery with all images, purchasing options, and any applicable purchase credit and digital options for your package.

All purchased images undergo final retouching before they are sent to print or delivered digitally (usually 1-2 days).

Digital purchases will be delivered as soon as retouching is complete. Printed photos, wall art, photo books and albums will be delivered to your home, or can be sent as separate orders directly to loved ones as gifts.

Please note that all sales are final once placed, including physical and digital products. Please see my full terms for details.


Preserving Your Memories: Portrait prints, ready-hang wall art, albums, and digitals

Here are some of the best ways you can preserve — and share — your portraits.


Archive Quality Photo Prints & Wall Art Options

Premium Portrait Prints – Archive-grade photo prints on premium photo papers in sizes up to 40” L (including True Black & White upgrade for black and white photos up to 30″ L). Priced from $49.95 for 8” x 10” size.

Fine Art Paper Prints – Fine art prints use a lightly textured matte paper similar to water color paper to create a timeless look and feel (like generations-old family treasures). Priced from $93.95 for 8″ x 10″ size.

Framing and Matting Options – Myriad framing and matting options are available to suit your prints and space, from sleek and minimalist to rich and traditional. Your professionally framed prints will be delivered ready to hang and enjoy.

Additional Wall Art Options – Premium Gallery Canvas Wraps (1.5″ depth) and Metal Prints are also available.


Keepsake Photo Albums

Handcrafted Lay-Flat Photo Books – Your custom-designed, lay-flat photo book is built around your favorite photos from your session. Pages are heavy Pearl Press paper (80# cover), which gives a subtle shimmer and beautiful finish to your color and black and white portraits. Priced from $315 for 10” x 10” size with 16 pages (30-40 photos) and linen cover. Additional pages may be added and cover upgrades are available.

Introductory Offer: Get 50% off your lay-flat photo book when purchasing $300 or more in prints and wall art products. Offer valid on orders placed before October 15, 2021. Valid with a la carte pricing option only. Not valid with other offers or packages.

Heirloom Photo Albums – Your favorite session photos will be beautifully preserved in a custom-designed album created with heirloom-quality materials. Numerous album options are available to suit your style and taste, including customized covers, thin or thick pages, paper choices and texture upgrades. Priced from $625 for 10 x 10 size with wraparound photo cover and 16 pages (30-40 photos) printed on Lustre paper with a Standard Archival Value of 100 years in home display and 200 years in dark storage.

Introductory Offer: Get 50% off your heirloom album when purchasing $600 or more in prints and wall art products. Offer valid on orders placed before October 15, 2021. Valid with a la carte pricing option only. Not valid with other offers or packages.


Digital Photos for Purchase

You may also purchase high-resolution digital images for personal use online and for printing. You’ll receive a photographer’s print release with your digital purchase (copyright remains with photographer).

1 digital – $65

3 digitals – $125 ($41.60 ea.)

10 digitals – $195 ($19.50 ea.)

20 digitals – $250 ($12.50 ea.)

50 digitals – $500 ($10 ea.)

Album digitals add on – Purchase an heirloom album or lay-flat photobook and get any high-res digital images from the project for $10 each. For value-added packages, this rate applies to images beyond the number of digitals included in your package.


Value-Added Packages

My value-added packages combine a specified number of digitals with a purchase credit you may use toward any available products, including premium photo prints, professionally framed prints, fine art canvases, metal prints, greeting or holiday cards, wall galleries, a range of photo gifts, and additional digitals.

Value-added packages must be purchased within 48-hours of receiving your slide show. You’ll be notified as soon as photos and slide show are ready and can choose your slide show delivery date–get the popcorn ready!

Please note: Value-added packages already provide a substantial savings and cannot be combined with other special offers.

PSSST! New Value-Added Packages are being finalized right now! Please check back or sign up for email updates to be notified as soon as they’re released.

East Bay Family Photography & Business Portraits

I specialize in candid, active, family photography that combines elements of lifestyle and documentary style work. I’m happy to include well-behaved pets as members of the family (see details in Rates & Packages). I’m based in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving Berkeley, El Cerrito, Albany, Kensington, and Emeryville areas.

Recent Outdoor Portraits
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Fall Fine Art Student Portraits shot outdoors, socially distanced, in natural light.