Documentary sessions (aka "Day in the Life" sessions) are either 4 or 8 hours in length. I come to your home and become an observer to your life--I hang out and document your life while it happens. Documentary sessions are the perfect sessions for storybook albums.
Short story sessions are the more traditional, milestone sessions: senior sessions, maternity, newborn, annual family images., business headshots. I consider these sessions as "loosely posed" sessions, as I strive to get a combination of both posed and candid images for your albums and wall art.
Family films are very similar to a documentary session. There is no big production, just me and my camera catching video clips in between your images. You probably won't even notice I'm taking video, unless we decide to add interviews to the clips.
Films are created and hosted on video hosting platform (most likely Vimeo) for you for 6 months, and also given to you through Dropbox for you to download and keep. I also legally license the music for the film and provide you with copyright information (in other words, you don't have to worry about Facebook taking your film down because of copyright infringement).
Yes and no.
As a rule, no, I don't offer mini sessions because documentary and candid photography isn't as authentic when done in "mini" format.
However, a few times a year, I do hold exclusive session events by invite-only for my VIP clients, email subscribers, and all around super supporters to my business---because, well, they are amazing and deserve it.
Also, I will hold headshot "marathons" once per yearly quarter which are a modified version of my normal headshot sessions and perfect for individuals or businesses that only need a few professional images.
Documentary sessions are almost always in your home, but we do venture out to favorite places like parks and farmer's markets, especially if that is where your family spends a good deal of time.
Short story sessions are very fluid, and often held outdoors, but can also be done in my shared studio space in downtown Portland, or in your home if you prefer. If your preference is outdoors, I will scout the perfect location based on your vision and suggestions for your session.
This is what I'm here for. You're not just commissioning me to take your images, you're hiring me to help you create a full vision and plan for your session.
At your Design and Planning consultation, I'll go over all of this with you and make sure you feel completely comfortable with the details. I'll even get right in your closet with you and help you pull together your outfit, if it will ease your mind.
If you don't feel comfortable in images, no worries there either. We will chat about what concerns you the most and I'll work to make you feel completely comfortable.
I won't leave you hanging.
The documentary session fee is $1290 (4 hour) or $1490 (8 hour). Each of those session fees include a $1000 image credit to be applied to your image collection or wall art/album purchase at your reveal and order appointment.
The short story session fee is $690 and includes a $500 image credit to be applied to your image collections or wall art/album purchase at your reveal and order appointment.
Individual images are priced at $250. Storybook albums and wall art pieces are custom designed and quoted separately.
Of course, absolutely! The really cool thing is that my digital files come with a complementary matted desk print for each image ordered. Or maybe my matted desk prints come with a complementary digital file? Either way, you get both together. One is not more or less expensive than the other.
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