Family & Children Session Info

I use natural light photography for most family sessions, and I have found a number of great locations around Grand Rapids that work wonderfully for capturing great family portraits. When photographing a full family, I take shots of individuals and smaller combinations in addition to the whole group. Since a great full-family portrait is precious and hard to come by, often I’ll digitally composite several photos to get just the right look. For large extended families, this may include my special panoramic process for unique results.

All sessions include location and styling consultation, on-location session time, premium digital perfecting of images and your premiere ordering session. Your session fee covers time & talent of photographer only; no prints or digital files are included in the session fee.

Modern Romance – $350

for engagements and couples in love

The Modern Romance Session starts with salon pampering for her, including high-end make up application by a professional fashion make up artist, followed by professional hairstyling to achieve your ideal look. This gives you the same signature look as my senior girl and fashion clients. Next, we go on-location with the couple for 2.5 hours of session time with UNLIMITED locations and wardrobe changes.

Includes premium digital image perfecting for 40+ finished proofs and your premiere ordering session.

Family Memories – $400

for kids, siblings and families

The Family Memories Session starts with a wardrobe & location consultation to establish the desired style and emotion of your portraits. We’ll schedule 1.5 hours of on-location session time where we will capture shots of individuals and smaller combinations in addition to the full group. Back at my studio, I’ll work some digital magic, seamlessly combining photos as needed for ideal group shots.

Includes premium digital image perfecting for 25+ finished proofs and your premiere ordering session.

The Reunion – $500

for large gatherings of 10 or more people

Perfect for extended families, The Reunion Session takes into account the special considerations and needs of a large group. We’ll start with shots of individuals and family units and then assemble the full group. Back at my studio, I’ll comb over every image to ensure we’re getting the best expression for each family member and will undetectably combine images to create photographic art.

Includes premium digital image perfecting for 25+ finished proofs and your premiere ordering session.  

Looking for Christmas Cards?

I create beautiful, custom-designed greeting cards and print on the highest-quality stock available at my professional lab. I reserve this service for my clients who schedule Family Memories or Reunion sessions (there are no separate “mini-sessions” for Christmas card shots). At your premeire ordering session, we’ll review design options and help make your holidays stress-free.

Your Total Investment

Your session fee is due when you schedule your photo session (your session time is secured when your payment arrives). In addition to the session fee, there is a product order when you come in for your reveal and ordering session. Most clients choose to order one of my collections that include archival quality keepsake photo art (such as large canvases for your wall), plus a high-capacity USB drive containing all the perfected high-resolution images. The typical client invests between $1,500 and $2,000 for their custom photography.