All portrait sessions are shot on location using natural light. I photograph many of my sessions at the Howard County Conservancy* because it has much to offer. The scenic backdrops for pictures are countless and wonderful. It isn't ever crowded, and there is a place to change clothes. Historic Ellicott City is another place that provides a completely different look. If you have another location in mind, I am certainly open to traveling to any agreed upon spot. An additional fee may be applied based on travel distance. I will book sessions at anytime, but early morning light around 9:00 and late afternoon light around 5:00 works best. Please feel free to take any props to the shoot! It will show off your uniqueness and make the session more fun. A birthday cake and balloons for a first birthday, a uniform from a school team, and a dance costume are just a few examples.
This is for that headshot that is needed for a professional networking profile, business card, website, etc. It could also be that you just love one of the photographs in the 101 Portraits gallery and say, “I want one just like that!” This small session lasts 30 minutes and offers four poses with the background of your choice. I professionally edit and enhance the photographs and post four web-ready images in a gallery. Professional quality prints may be ordered directly from that site.
up to 30 minute session • 4 poses • 4 web-ready images
add full resolution digital files to Package S
The medium session adds double the time and double the poses. It lasts an hour and offers several backgrounds. It includes the above mentioned print package along with eight web-ready images posted in a galley. In addition, professional quality prints may be ordered directly from that site.
up to 1 hour session • 8 poses • 8 web-ready images • 1-11x14, 2-8x10s, 2-5x7s, 8-4x6 proofs
add full resolution digital files to Package M
The large session adds four more poses. It lasts an hour and offers several backgrounds. It includes 12 full resolution digital files, as well as the prints you choose in the above package. The passworded gallery will be set up for you to download the full-resolution digital files to use as you’d like. A copyright release will be provided to you. In addition, professional quality prints may be ordered directly from the posted gallery.
1 hour session • 12 poses • 12 full resolution digital files • 1-11x14, 2-8x10s, 2-5x7s, 12-4x6 proofs
The extra large session lasts 2 hours. If it is a senior portrait session, I don't mind taking a few beautiful family shots as well! Instead of paying for two sessions, combine them into one. I post the images on a password protected gallery that you can share with family and friends. Exceptional prints and products can be ordered from the website and shipped directly to you. You receive a copyright release and a CD that includes all of the full-resolution, enhanced, digital files that are ready to print at he location of your choice. I give you all of the images in color and many with several versions of the same picture. Some examples include black and white, black and white with color added, or special effects. Portraiture can be so creative and creativity is my goal for every session.
2 hour session • entire session professionally edited and enhanced (typically 30-50 images) • CD of full resolution digital files (typically 30-50 images) • 1-11x14, 2-8x10s, 2-5x7s, 12-4x6 proofs
* The Howard County Conservancy requires a $25 donation, fee will be added to price. ** Maryland sales tax will be added to all prices above where applicable.