Your Session Experience
I offer a fun and relaxed session experience taking the stress out of your family photos. I am as adventurous as your children. I utilize movement and laughter balanced with quiet, tender moments to create a laid back, meaningful experience focusing on the connection of your family. Sessions take place at one of the beautiful outdoor locations here in North and Central Minnesota. Newborn sessions take place in the comfort of your home.
Details for Specific Sessions Below
Simple, All-Inclusive Pricing
Full maternity, newborn, and family sessions include all of the edited digital images I add to your gallery, usually 40-60+. I do not limit the number of files you will receive with those packages. Our session will result in a beautiful collection of images showcasing the unique connection and personality of your family. Senior Sessions and Petite Sessions include the number of files indicated in the descriptions below.
Included in your session fee is your on location photography experience, pre-planning and wardrobe consultation (if desired), all of the high resolution images in your gallery, a print release for personal use, and access to my preferred professional print lab.
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*Deposit is required to book your session and goes towards your total session fee. The next payment is due one day before your scheduled session. Price subject to change. Deposit must be received to reserve your session and guarantee the rate. Mileage rates may apply.
Full FAMILY SESSION
Relaxed family sessions for adventurous souls wanting a unique photography experience highlighting your individual family. Session includes immediate family members and on location photography. Sessions are generally an hour. You will receive all the edited high resolution files delivered via your private online gallery for viewing, sharing, ordering prints, and downloading.
Newborn Lifestyle SESSION
Newborn Sessions are very relaxed, like a lazy Sunday morning, warm and cozy, taking place in the comfort of your home. You will receive all the digital images delivered via your private online gallery for viewing, sharing, ordering prints, and downloading. They last approximately one and a half to two hours, depending on the needs of mom and baby. Also, included will be family poses with your newest bundle of joy! Usually scheduled within the first 10-14 days of life, they may take place later as desired or necessary.
Newborn Fresh 48 SESSION
Fresh 48 Newborn Sessions capture the fleeting newborn days. They take place in your birth space within the first 48 hours of baby’s life. This is a documentary type session. Also, included will be family poses with your newest bundle of joy! You will all the edited digital images delivered via your private online gallery for viewing, sharing, ordering prints, and downloading. This session lasts approximately thirty minutes to an hour.
Maternity session featuring the expecting mother. Sessions generally last an hour and include immediate family and significant other. We will work together to find the most flattering style for your session. I recommend scheduling your session based on the gestation of your pregnancy, usually 32-36 weeks. Includes all the digital images delivered via your private online gallery for viewing, sharing, ordering prints, and downloading.
Full Senior SESSION
Infuse your senior photos with your personality! Featuring the high school senior, this session lasts up to three hours. Included are unlimited outfits and two to three location choices. Includes your choice of twenty high resolution digital images from your gallery delivered via a private online gallery for viewing, sharing, ordering prints, and downloading. Includes a print release for personal use and access to my preferred professional lab.
*Additional digital images may be purchased from your full gallery.
WHAT KIND OF A PHOTOGRAPHER ARE YOU?
My lifestyle photography work is artistic, emotive, honest, and organic. Blending documentary photography and classic portraiture, I create a collection of images focusing on your family’s connection. I aim for more emotion and a deeper story in my work to capture your family authentically.
My personalized session experience is relaxed, fun, and adventurous to take the stress out of family photos and highlight your unique relationship. I incorporate movement and laughter with quiet, tender moments to create a relaxed, fun, and adventurous session experience. While I am not after stiff, smile and say cheese photos, I always try to get a traditional photo with everyone smiling and looking at the camera, but it will not be forced. My ultimate goal is to provide you with fine art photographs that you will treasure for a lifetime!
WHERE WILL MY SESSION BE HELD?
I am an on location, natural light photographer. We will select the perfect location together. Sessions are held at an outdoor location or in your home. Newborn sessions are held in your home.
HOW LONG WILL MY SESSION BE?
Family sessions typically last about an hour. Newborn sessions are around one and a half to two hours, however, this time will vary depending on the needs of mom and baby. The length of senior sessions varies by package.
WHEN DOES MY NEWBORN SESSIONS OCCUR?
Newborn sessions are generally held within the first fourteen days of life. Occasionally, they take place when baby is older, as desired or if necessary.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
You should wear comfortable clothing that expresses your personal style. Coordinating outfits will look better than everyone wearing the same thing. I recommend a solid neutral color palette for newborn sessions. What not to wear: neon/fluorescent colors, large graphics/logos/wording. Please see my Pinterest for further inspiration.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY NEWBORN SESSION?
It is recommended to inquire about newborn sessions during your pregnancy. Baby already here? No problem. I try to keep room available for last minute newborn sessions.
WILL I GET DIGITAL PHOTOS FROM MY SESSION?
Yes, full size digital images are included with your session fee. Images are delivered via a private online gallery for download and accompanied by a print release for personal use. Images are a combination of color and black and white. I do not release RAW files.
WHEN, HOW, WHERE CAN I ORDER PRINTS AND PRODUCTS FROM YOU?
You will receive a personal link to your online gallery within four weeks of your session. From there, you may order prints and products for one month.
IF I CHOOSE A PETITE PACKAGE, HOW MUCH ARE ADDITIONAL DIGITAL FILES?
Petite Session Packages include five digital files of your choice. You may purchase additional images from your gallery for $10 each or $150 for the full gallery.
HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION WITH YOU?
Glad you asked! E-mail me info at amberdollphotography dot com or via my Contact page.