Portrait Photography Pricing

2021 A La Carte Pricing

For families and couples, newborn and maternity sessions. Separate pricing applies to fine art student portrait events and business portraits/headshots. Subscribe for special package offers and photo event invitations.

family photography wall grouping of framed photographs

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

Fall $275* Session & Creative Fee with Complimentary 8 x 10

Your Session & Creative Fee is paid in full at the time of booking and secures your session date and time (please see my terms for more details). Your Fall 2021 Session & Creative Fee includes:

  • Your pre-shoot planning & prep consultation by email and phone if requested
  • 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. Inquire if you’d like a longer session.
  • 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 (ask me if you’d like to see mock-ups of how your images would look on the walls of your own home!).
  • One complimentary 8 x 10 of the photo of your choice for fall bookings through November 14, 2021.

Please note this is a not a package offer and printed photos or digitals must be purchased separately (excluding the one complimentary 8 x 10 mentioned here for bookings through November 14, 2021). An overview of print and digital products and pricing follows below. *Plus sales tax.

Family portrait wall gallery

A suggested wall gallery grouping with recommended sizing.

The Process: From Session Planning Through Purchase & Delivery

Before your photo session:

I’ll get your input and wishes to help me plan the best photo session possible, including 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). Feel free to send me snapshots of outfits your family is considering wearing, too!

After your photo session:

Three to four weeks after your session, you’ll receive your online gallery where you can view, compare, and favorite your favorite photos. I’ll also show you some ideas and inspiration for how you might choose to display your photos so you can place your order with confidence–and display your portraits with pride!

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

Digital purchases will be delivered by digital download as soon as retouching is complete. Printed photos, wall art, photo books and albums will be delivered to your home.

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

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.

 

Digital Portrait Pricing and Packages

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.)

40 digitals – $400 ($10 ea.)

Entire Gallery (all color & BW photos) $495

Album digitals add on – Purchase an heirloom album or lay-flat photo book 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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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