Investment

So, let's talk turkey. 

The Number One thing every potential client wants to know is how much this is going to cost them. And it's a fair question. Money is hard-earned, and nobody wants to spend it on something they don't like. If you've made it this deep into my Web site, chances are you like what you've seen of my photographic style and want to learn more. That's great!

I had my senior pictures taken in the summer of 1998 (Gah!), and I have no idea what they cost. You'd have to ask my mom. But I know at least one of them is still framed and looking out with smoldering eyes from one of the bookcases as my parents' home. The point being, there's a reason I titled this page "Investment" and not "Pricing." Because you're investing in nostalgia. You're investing in the ability to look back at a photo in 10, 15, 20 years and use it to recall a time, a place. 

I want to make my work affordable. I want everyone to have those images. But I also know the value of my talent and my time (You would not believe how much of the process is spent in front of a computer making even minor changes), and I have to balance the two. 

You won't order prints through me. You'll receive a specified number of professionally edited images delivered to you on a USB Drive, along with a formal print release. I like to give my clients the freedom to print however and whatever they want. This is the digital age, right? Let's make use of it. I keep everything I do backed up, so if your files are ever damaged and you need another copy, let me know. I've got your back. 

"Okay, that's great and all, but how much does it cost?"

I'm just getting to that! I've tried to develop formal pricing for every type of photography with I have experience, but if you can't find what you're looking for below - contact me! Let's work something out!

 

PORTRAIT SESSION - $250

  • 60-minute session

  • Max of two locations with as many outfit changes as you want to work in!

  • 10-15 professionally edited and retouched digital images

  • Print release

  • Images delivered via Google Photos digital album

 

MINI PORTRAIT SESSION - $100  

  • Graduation, birthday, prom, it’s Tuesday...whatever!

  • 30 minute session

  • One location

  • 5-10 professionally edited and retouched images delivered via Google Photos digital album (USB upon request for $10 extra fee)

  • Print release

 

MATERNITY SESSION - $250  (This type of session refers to maternity, pregnancy announcement and gender reveal.)

  • 90-minute session

  • Max of two locations

  • Minimum of 15 professionally edited and retouched images

  • Print release

  • Images delivered via Google Photos digital album

 

BABIES, BABIES, BABIES!!- $300.00 (This is pricing for newborn, six month and one year sessions individually.)

  • Up to two locations

  • Photo session lasting up to 90 minutes (The time is going to vary, obviously, especially for newborns!)

  • 15-20 professionally edited and retouched images

  • Print release

  • Images delivered via Google Photos digital album

IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT ANY BUNDLED SHOOT = $50.00 OFF OF EACH SESSION!

ex:  Maternity + Newborn + One Year = $750.00 rather than $900.00

 

SENIOR SESSION - $400

  • Photoshoot lasting UP TO three (3) hours as need

  • As many outfit and location changes as you'd like during that timeframe

  • 20-25 professionally edited and retouched digital images

  • Print release

  • Images delivered via Google Photos online album

 

WEDDINGS!

Currently, for the sake of simplicity, we only offer a single wedding package. This comes after a year of full-time photography and more than a dozen total weddings; we feel at this time this best serves the needs of our clients!

$2000.00 (Destination weddings not included)

  • Eight hours of shoot time with two photographers on the day of the event

  • Minimum of 200 professionally edited and retouched images

  • Full, 60-minute engagement session which follows the guidelines of our portrait session as outlined above.

  • Print release

  • Images delivered via Google Photos online album

  • Additional unedited digital images from wedding shoot can be purchased for a further $500, though some restrictions do apply. (If this applies to you and you want to know more, shoot me a message and we'll talk!)

 

SPORTS EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY - $200.00

  • One event, up to two participants

  • Minimum of 20 professionally edited and retouched photographs

  • Print release

  • Images delivered via Google Photos online album

 

HEADSHOTS - $100.00

  • One location

  • Two outfit changes

  • Thirty minute session

  • 3-5 professionally edited and retouched images

  • Images delivered via Google Photos online album

 

 

Of course, I'll collaborate with you through the entire process. These pictures are supposed to be fun, not an obligation! Have ideas? I want to hear them! Every session is unique just like you're unique, and we want to capture the essence of what makes you...you! So these photos are a team effort, and I love getting to know my clients as much as I love their response when they see the finished product. 

In the meanwhile, if you're looking for information on another type of session, shoot me an e-mail at lumosimages@gmail.com, and we'll talk. Seriously. Any questions, any time. I can't wait to hear from you!

Thanks so much for your interest!