Family Sessions

I photograph families of every size – from first-time parents with a new baby, to great-grandparents with dozens of children and grandchildren. Pets are always welcome in family photos too! I never charge extra fees for large groups; one session fee covers all the subjects (human or furry) in your group!

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Scheduling a session with meCONTACT ME TODAY so we can find a date and time that works for both of us. I’ll contact you back by text, email, or phone so we can figure out the details and also talk about a location for the session. When you’re ready to book, you’ll pay a $100 retainer fee to reserve your date with me. Once your retainer is paid, I will not accept any other clients on that date.

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Session pricing – After paying your retainer fee to reserve your session with me, you will choose the type of session you’d like to reserve. I am an ALL-INCLUSIVE photographer. That means I will shoot your session, then edit certain number of images and deliver the digital files to you after your session, on a USB flash drive, along with a print release for unlimited personal use. You won’t need to choose which images to keep or reject; you’ll get to keep every image in your gallery.

The number of session images you’ll receive depends on which session package you choose:

•  Standard Session – 35 digital images + about an hour of shooting time. This session is usually for groups of 8 or fewer subjects.  

Standard Digitals Only – $350 – 35 high-resolution digital images + print release
Standard Package – $650 – 35 high-resolution digital images + print release, three 8×10 professional prints, one set of 5×7 prints of each image in your gallery, and a professional 8×8 Personal album.

•  Extended Session – 60 digital images + one to two hours of shooting time. This session is typically for groups of 9 or more subjects. More time and more images means that large groups will receive greater variety of images and more groupings of subjects. 

Extended Digitals Only – $500 – 60 high-resolution digital images + print release
Extended Package – $1000 – 60 high-resolution digital images + print release, one 11×14 professional print, five 8×10 professional prints, one set of 5×7 prints of each image in your gallery, and a professional 10×10 linen-cover Keepsake album

Ultimately you decide which session you want. Some small families choose an Extended Session for time to get plenty of images together, or maybe even go to two locations. Some larger families choose the Standard Session when they are on a tight timeline during a family get-together. If you’re unsure about which package to choose, just ask me and I’ll talk you through it. Here’s a little more information about the retainer fee and session pricing, and here’s my price list for professional prints and products. Your full amount due is calculated by retainer fee + session fee + additional (optional) products

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Delivering your images – Two weeks after your session, I will send you a link to a password-protected online gallery of your session images. You will be able see your photos while you’re waiting for your USB to arrive. You can also share the link with family and friends, where you all may view the images and order prints and products from your online gallery. A great option that I offer for large families is to order extra USB copies, so everyone can have their own set of the session images. Your USB flash drive of digital images (and additional products, if you’ve ordered those) will be delivered to your home – by me, if you’re local; by your mailman if you live out-of-town.

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Purchasing prints and products – I encourage all my clients to print and display their beautiful session images. The best and easiest way to do that is to order them through me. Your images will look their best when printed at a PROFESSIONAL PRINT LAB. Images purchased from me will be archival quality, correctly color-balanced, and have a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

My product offerings include what you’d expect (professional prints, canvases, albums) as well as what you might not expect (prints on wood, acrylic blocks, ornaments, and jewelry). I know you can find lots of photo products online and in the photo department of big retailers, but I stand behind the quality of every product I sell. If you don’t like what you’ve ordered, simply return it to me and get 100% of your money back, no questions asked.

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Seeing (and feeling!) is believing – I have a big selection of samples for you to look through. You’ll have a chance to feel the quality of my products, see the beautiful colors of the images. If you’d like to see my product samples in person, I can bring them to you at your home (if you’re local) or at your session (if you’re from out-of-town).

Whether you order prints from me, or print your images at a retailer of your choice, please print your images! Along with your print release, I include recommendations for print labs as well as instructions for how to protect your images.

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You’ll never realize how important a photograph is,
until it’s all that you have left.

-Missy Mwac

Still have more questions about a family session? Check out this list of frequently asked questions, or just shoot me an email and we can talk some more.