I see my portrait service as an art that comes in three forms:
Photography: Capturing your portraits in a beautiful and asthetically-pleasing way in my modern, dedicated photography studio located in Clear Lake, WI.
Post-Processing/Editing: Using my two decades of digital photo editing experience along with my artistic talent by editing and enhancing your portraits.
Printing: Because I value the art of photography and believe in the actual printing and displaying of portraits, I wish to provide you with professionally-printed prints and print products from the best photo labs in the world. I don't provide digital files as a stand-alone product because I believe that these portraits are a form of art that you will want to proudly display in your home, or give as gifts to your friends and family.
I want to provide you with heirloom-quality portraits that don't simply sit on a flash drive or exist only online. You and your family deserve to have stunning, printed portraits that you will be proud to hand down through generations.
Session Fee & Pricing
A deposit of $150 secures your portrait session. I offer your portrait art to you professionally-printed, matted, and ready to frame at a price of $50 per 5x7 image. This price includes the full-resolution digital file along with full print release. You may also purchase professional prints and print products from your online gallery.
Included in Your Session
Post-Processing: Capturing your portraits is just the beginning! With over 23 years of Adobe Photoshop experience, I take extreme pride and care when professionally editing your images. All post-processing/retouching is included in the price of your individualized session fee.
Travel Costs: Your session fee includes my travel expenses within a 20 mile radius of 54005. (Additional travel will be charged at $1.00 per mile.)
Reveal: All sessions include a reveal at my studio where you will view up to 20 professionally-printed and matted images from your session that are available for purchase, with the option of a stunning portrait box in which to keep and display them. Other products are also available to order at your Reveal session or through your online gallery.
Online Viewing Gallery: Once you have viewed your portraits in my studio and have chosen your prints for purchase, you will receive a link to your own personal gallery. Your gallery will remain active for two months from the date of your reveal session.
Flexible payment plans are available. I will work with you to determine a plan that works best for you.
Important Note About Digital Files & Printing
I do not guarantee results when printing through any lab other than my own professional photography printing labs. While some people do choose to have their photos printed at some popular online labs or Big Box stores that are a little less expensive, the print quality varies tremendously. In the end, you are paying me to take stunning images and create beautiful portrait art that you don't just share on social media (which I still encourage you to do), but that you frame and hang on your wall. Final print quality is a risk and chance that you take when you choose to print on your own.
An Important Note on Unedited Images: All images I show or that are provided to clients are fully edited, and my pricing reflects my experience and knowledge together with the hours of work and the work of others who contribute to my photography business. Unfortunately, I do not release unedited images to my clients as I believe in providing you with my best work. Unedited images are essentially an unfinished product and therefore offering them goes against my policy of supplying you with an exceptional product.