PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY PRICING


family photo session packagesportrait photo sessionall digital files DIGITAL COLLECTION: $550

  • a consultation to customize your session
  • 60-minute photo session in my Glenshire studio or on location around Truckee, CA
  • online gallery
  • all (50+) digital files to download
  • schedule online

 

family photo session pricingBOX COLLECTION50 fine art prints & all digital images on a USB KEEPSAKE BOX COLLECTION: $750

  • a consultation to customize your session
  • 60-minute photo session in my Glenshire studio or on location around Truckee, CA
  • online gallery
  • heirloom box with 50 fine art prints
  • all (50+) digital files on USB
  • schedule online

 

Laika Studio photography family pricingBOOK COLLECTIONA custom-designed album with 50 images + USD with 50 digital images BOOK COLLECTIONS: $950

  • a consultation to customize your session
  • 60-minute photo session in my Glenshire studio or on location around Truckee, CA
  • online gallery
  • 50 favorite photos in an album
  • all (50+) digital files on USB
  • schedule online
     

 

A LA CARTE


  • Additional digital files: $25/ea
  • Photographic prints: $35+
  • Books & Albums: $600+
  • Keepsake Boxes: $500+
  • Wall Art Displays: $250+

SESSION INFO

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE SESSION'S FEE?

All portrait sessions include a one-hour photography session on location within 25 miles of Truckee, CA, or in my studio in GLENSHIRE. The session fee covers the photographer's time and talent photographing your family and editing images that are available for you to download via an online gallery. 

BEFORE YOUR SESSION:

You can schedule your photo session online or just give me a call. Once we’ve decided on a day for the session, we'll talk about you and your family and the photographs that you'd like to capture. We'll also discuss location and clothing choices and I'll answer any questions you might have. Your preferred date will be reserved in my calendar for you for 2 days. During that period, your deposit payment must be received in order to confirm your session date. I will send you an agreement and a link to pay your session fee.
 

DURING YOUR SESSION:

Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to let me say hello!

Sessions typically last 1-1.5 hours and have a very informal atmosphere. 

There will be a time for outfit changes and we may drive to a second location if that's close by. 

AFTER YOUR SESSION:

Within a few days of your session, I will invite you to my studio or will come to your home to present the photographs I've captured.  We'll plan the best ways to have them printed: whether it is on your walls or in a coffee table album or in a handmade heirloom print box.

I'll show you examples of albums, wall art collections, and print box materials and you'll decide what would be the best product to get. Printed albums take 2 weeks after you make a selection of images for the album and an additional 1-2 weeks to print & ship after you approve the final layout. Print boxes & digital images on USB are mailed to your home within 2 weeks. 
If you live more than 50 miles away from Truckee, we'll set up Zoom or Skype consultation to review your photographs. You'll select your favorites and let me know any particular editing requests.
 Your final collection will consist of your favorite photographs that have been artfully edited, printed, and are ready to display in your home.


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WHAT IS REQUIRED TO BOOK MY DATE?

An online signed agreement, model release along with $150 deposit are required to book your date. 

 


DO WE GET ALL DIGITAL IMAGES?

Yes, portrait photo session collections include all (50+) digital images downloadable directly from your online gallery.


ALBUM for your newborn baby


WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR TO THE PHOTO SESSION?

Coordinate, don't match. Pick a couple of colors and choose clothes that will fit in this color scheme or have one color that everyone wears as an accent: red boots for mom, red buttons on dad's shirt, red vest for a baby. Star with your "pickiest dresser" and build from there.

Consider your background. Your session will be outside, so please dress appropriately for the weather. Closed-toe shoes are a good idea, especially for babies. Winter sessions need waterproof boots as we may venture into the knee-deep snow. 

Plan ahead. Trust me, your photo session will sneak up on you! You may think certain clothes will fit your kids or that one dress is clean. If you wait until the day before you may run into an issue of clothes not fitting, being wrinkly, etc.

Say no to characters, logos. Yes, your little one may love their 'Moana' shirt but you may want to skip it for the family photo session. Just like bold patterns, logos on shirts can be distracting.
Choose simple and timeless in favor of the newest fashions.

Consider how this may look in 10 years. Being comfortable and being yourself is the most important thing.

Nails, haircuts, makeup. If your kids are small and in your arms, your nails are in the pictures a lot. One-week-old haircuts are best. Go 20% more on your usual daytime makeup and avoid shimmering powder.  

See this blog post for some general rules of choosing your photo session outfit

 


WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS BAD ON THE DAY OF MY PHOTO SESSION?

RE-SCHEDULING POLICY:

Unless it is super windy (more than 15mph), pouring rain, or smoky (air quality index more than 125) we will proceed with the session. In the case of adverse weather conditions, I'll offer to re-schedule the session for another time. 


 

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY? 

If your need to cancel for any reason, the deposit of the session is non-refundable (this includes Injury/illness; Weather and Travel Conditions; Personal scheduling changes; Cancellations by other vendors). 
However, your deposit may be applied towards another session within 24 months. 

If the Photographer needs to cancel, the entire session fee including the retainer deposit will be refunded.


HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?

Your online gallery with at lead 50 edited images will be ready in 14 days after your session. From there you'll be able to review all your photos, select your favorites, order prints, share with friends & family and decide if you want to upgrade to collections with more images or products included.

I will be available for in-person or video calls to advise on the best ways to have your photographs printed: whether it is on your walls or in a coffee table album or in a handmade heirloom print box. You'll select your favorites and let me know any particular editing requests.

I'll show you examples of albums, wall art collections, and print box materials and you'll decide what would be the best product to get. Printed albums take 2 weeks after you make a selection of images for the album and an additional 1-2 weeks to print & ship after you approve the final layout. Print boxes & digital images on USB are mailed to your home within 14 business days. 
 Your final collection will consist of your favorite photographs that have been artfully edited, printed, and are ready to display in your home.


BABY's FIRST YEAR ALBUM


WHAT KIND OF CAMERAS DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH WITH?

I use Canon's professional gear and continually invest in new and innovative equipment to provide my clients with the best image quality possible. I always have backup equipment at each shooting. My favorite is a full-frame Canon 5D Mark IV camera and prime Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 II USM Lens.