Session Fees and Details

 

Session Fees and Details for 2014 {time and talent of photographer only}

$195.00  for a  family of  4 or less, additional $10.00 per person – Maximum session fee is $445.00 for large group or family with 29 people or more.

  • 25 – 75 edited images uploaded for you viewing.
  • Proofing – Private online gallery for 60 days.
  • Handprinted (custom) prints, heirloom canvases, and other fabulous offerings. ($300.00 Minimum Order)
  • Option to buy Digital Files, all Hi-Res edited images in gallery on DVD with copyright release.

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Booking & Payments

$100.00 deposit is required to hold a session date. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and, Discover.

 

Refund Policy

A session may be cancelled due to weather conditions, we will make every attempt to reschedule your session. If we cannot reschedule – a refund will be issued. If you need to reschedule due to an emergency, please call us as soon as possible.  If we can book your session date you will not lose your deposit. Absent from any scheduled appointment will forfeit deposit & remainder of the session fee will be charged.

 

Locations

We will suggest several beautiful beach locations near where you are staying. We service Florida’s Panhandle and the amazing beaches of the Emerald Coast.  The Beaches of Destin including Destin Pointe, Destiny, Crystal Beach, Frangista Beach, and Okaloosa Island.  The Beaches of South Walton County along Scenic 30-A including Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, Seacrest Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Watersound, Grayton Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Dune Allen, Santa Rosa Beach, Sandestin, Miramar Beach, Inlet Beach, and Carillon Beach.

 

Ideas for Posing

Browse family pictures online for inspiration. Remember To: Get in Close, Pucker Up, Get Silly, Hold Hands, Hug It Out, Play it Up, Jump, Lie Down, Stack Them Up, Focus on the Kids, Focus on the Parents, Focus on the Grandparents, &  Act Natural.

 

Looking  good in front of the camera,  who doesn’t want that!

  • If you put weight on your back leg, you’ll feel more comfortable and look natural instead of awkward.
  • To look thinner, leave space between your arms and your body to show your waistline.
  • Remember to push your shoulders back and don’t slouch.
  • Avoid looking down to prevent a double chin.
  • To avoid the totem pole look, bend whatever you can bend.
  • Don’t leave your arms hanging straight down. Try touching the person next to you or resting your hand on a nearby object.
  • To avoid shine, consider bringing a personal towel to remove perspiration and use powder on your face and neck.
  • Give the kids a break in between shots to stretch, run, and play.
  • Let them play during the pictures!  You’ll get great candid shots and capture your little ones the way they really are.
  • Play peek-a-boo, tickle, and hold the baby up in the air for real, genuine smiles.
  • Bribery, works very well! Remind them of the reward throughout the shoot.

 

Props

We will have a bucket with assorted Starfish & Shells for the kids. On request, we will bring a Adirondack Chair for toddlers. Feel free to bring props that you might help during the session.

  • Blanket
  • Toy
  • Boat
  • Umbrella
  • Boots
  • Hat
  • Scarves
  • Angel Wings
  • Tutu

 

What to wear

  • Clothing, wear solid neutral colors, stick to lighter tones and pastels.
  • Try to avoid prints, patterns, and stripes.
  • A couple or group should be the same or complimentary in style and color clothing.
  • No short skirts, you will be sitting in the sand. Please make sure the hemline is just above the knee.
  • No shoes required, you will be barefoot on the beach.
  • Bring sandals for walking to the beach.
  • Dress appropriate for the season.
  • Long sleeves & pants in the Spring, Fall, and Winter.
  • Short sleeves & shorts for the Summer
  • Men: Keep in mind that an evening portrait will benefit greatly from a fresh shave!
  • Eye Glasses: If you wear glasses, try to get your optician to supply you with empty rims for the day of your appointment.

 

Makeup & Bodycare

  • Ladies: Wear your make-up as usual. Use a neutral toenail polish if any.
  • Please do not wear any moisturizers or creams that are too oily or greasy- Avoid a sandy sticky mess!

 

Florida Sea Breezes

The beach is a WINDY place {99.8%} of the time, expect and prepare for a moderate breeze.

  • Wear a dress shirt that has button’s on the collar’s.
  • Avoid ruffles on dresses if possible.
  • Use hair care products such as hair spray or heavy sculpting gel which has a great hold, promising to keep your hair in check during windy a beach excursion.
  • Consider using barrettes, bands and hair ties.

 

Items of Necessity

  • Bring cold refreshments, especially during the summer months when it is extremely hot.
  • If you have infants & toddlers make sure to bring  baby formula, wipes,  diapers & facial tissues.

 

Additional Tips

Don’t wait until after the session to eat. Please eat before you come to the session.  At least have a small snack before you come. Bring water and snacks to avoid mid-shoot meltdowns.

Infants & Toddlers - Make sure they rest during the day. The session time may held around the time your infant or toddler usually goes to bed.  Have them take a nap before you head to your portrait session.

 

If you have any questions or you want to book a session, please call (850)226-5284