The only sugar coating I like is on donuts. When it comes to money, I'd rather be told exactly what I can expect to pay for something and why that something is worth the amount of money being asked for it.
So to get right to the point, YES. My photography services and the products I sell are expensive.
Family portrait photography is my full time job and I'm damn good at what I do. Photographing children is not for the faint of heart. Crying babies, wild toddlers, fighting siblings, frustrated dads, exasperated moms. You have your hands full just trying to get everybody to the shoot in one clean, well-dressed piece. You shouldn't have to worry about getting them all to look in the same direction, much less look happy while they're doing it.
That's my job.
I am a master at turning chaos into creativity.
I'm also a master at helping you decide just how to preserve and display your family's chaos. Albums, wall art, framed portraits, canvas prints, cards - all of the printed products we grew up loving that seem to have gone extinct in this new social media driven world. Those are the products I want you to fill your home with.
"People are taking more pictures now than ever before. Billions of them. But there are no slides, no prints. Just data. Electronic dust. Years from now, when they dig us up, there won't be any pictures to find. No record of who we were or how we lived." - a quote from the film 'Kodachrome.'
But it doesn't have to be that way.
How many CDs, flash drives or Facebook galleries do you have full of photos that have never been printed? If you're like most people, I'm guessing you have a lot. Printing photos is an overwhelming process. Choosing your favorites, knowing which images would look best framed and which would look best in an album, choosing a lab or an album printer, understanding how to crop and resize your photos. These are all things the average person struggles with.
Because these things are MY JOB. Not yours.
I know where to order gorgeous photo albums that your children, grand children and great grandchildren will cherish. I know which photos are perfect for canvas and which ones will look best in a custom glass print box by your bed. I also know how stressful all these decisions can be, which is why I will be there to walk you through the entire process, step by step, to make sure you end up with incredible photo products you would run through a burning house to save.
Let me help you.
I want you to have prints. I want you to have albums. I want you to have something you can hold and touch and feel. I want your walls and shelves filled with gorgeous photos that make you smile every time you walk into the room.
You deserve all those things and I can help you get them.
People justify expensive purchases all the time. The phone or computer you're reading this on. The TV on your living room wall. That trip to Target that somehow added up to $400 even though you only went in for a candle. (Every. single. time.) The car in your driveway that you'll own for less than 10 years. None of these things will be passed on to your children, much less your grandchildren's children.
Yes, professional portraits are expensive. But they're the only splurge you'll keep forever. The only splurge that will get more valuable with every passing year. The only splurge that you'll never, ever regret.
Let's make something beautiful.
A one-hour Family Portrait Session by Sarah Q anywhere in the United States, at your home or on location.
SAME DAY portrait proofing and ordering at your home or a location convenient to you.
Session fee covers time, talent and travel only. No prints, products or digital files are included with this session fee.
Prints start at $45 • Wall Art starts at $200
Albums start at $1200
Digital file packages start at $1500
For a complete price list, please send me an email using the contact form at the bottom of this page.