A lot of people wonder what documentary photography looks like, practically. They're all "but my house isn't out of a magazine and my kids aren't perfect" and I'm all "that makes me really excited!!" so let me tell you a little bit about custom photography and documentary family photography.
Lifestyle and documentary family photography is priced the way it is because it isn't setting up a neat studio spot with easily controlled lighting and setting, or going to a location and banging out 10-15 posed and perfect portraits. Those photos are wonderful and have value. But there are some people who want more from the yearly photographs they are investing in with their families. A documentary session takes about 2 hours to shoot and happens in your home, vacation spot, hotel, hospital or place of meaning to you. This is collaborative and I'm never going to force a photo out of someone. The messier the house, the more character. The more lived in, the more authentic to who you and your family are. I always make sure to get more traditional portraits, because I get it, people want those too. But my heart and soul lives in capturing the subtleties of your life, your love, and who you are.
pricing and session details
here are the pricing highlights :
$300 booking fee. this covers time and talent only and applies to all sessions.
digital files $750
birth coverage $1450
wedding coverage and packages start at $3000
small events and birthday parties start at $1250
head shots start at $300
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