With Carri Beth Photography, you have have the opportunity to choose the type of session that best fits your wants and needs. All sessions are all inclusive, meaning there are no hidden costs or monetary obligations beyond the session fee, unless YOU choose to add to it.On the day of your session, we WILL enjoy our time together....really....it's one of my rules. Lol. I like to work in a laid back, low stress environment, in which we don't fret if your child isn't looking at the camera. We will go with the flow, get creative, tricky, and yes, I will sometimes resort to straight up bribery to get what we want from your little angel(s). We will laugh, and chat, all while capturing sly smiles, belly laughs, sweet nuzzles, and the occasional heart-melting pout. This session is meant to leave you excited about the images we captured and the memories we made in the process.
I have recently decided to include digital proofs with each session when you purchase an album or spiral bound proof book. This means you will receive a low res copy of each image from your gallery, with basic edits applied, and watermarked, so you will have them forever, to look back on and share as you'd like. This decision was not easy to make, since this can very easily lead to abuse and misuse of my images, and also limits my ability to up-sell anything, but I am putting trust in my clients to respect my work, and honestly, I've never been a great sales person, and I don't like pushing people to buy things that they don't necessarily want. At the same time, I am a mother, and I know how it feels to know that someone has photos of my babies that I do not have. It gives me a knot in my belly to think that someone has memories of my kiddos that I cannot share. I never want to be that person hoarding memories from my clients. You deserve to be able to look at your images whenever you want to. I hope that this helps fulfill that need. :)
Full Session $500..............This session comes with a $350 Print Credit, which offers the flexibility of choosing digital images and/or professionally printed products, a la carte or through various package options. You choose your favorite images from your gallery, and then choose which products you'd like to purchase to display your images.
All Digital images that are purchased come fully retouched with printing rights up to size 8"x10". That means that you can print those images anywhere you'd like, in any quantity that you wish, ANYTIME. And you are not just locked down to printing paper prints. This opens up the possibility of using your beautiful custom portraits to make creative and fun photo gifts. You want to make Dad a coffee mug with your children's "mugs" scrolled across it? MAKE IT! Does mom want a fabulous purse adorned with photos to showcase her beautiful family? BUY IT! Do you want to show your photos to the world? SHARE THEM! There are so many creative possibilities when you have the flexibility of having the printing rights to your photos. Imagine Mom's face, on Mother's Day, when she sees the beautiful necklace that you had made with her sweet baby's face etched into it. You're sure to bring a tear to her eye. Your digital images will be delivered to you by download, through a custom online gallery, for a quick and convenient turnaround.
You also have the option of purchasing heirloom quality prints, produced at a professional lab with the best inks, on archival paper meant to last through generations. This is for the person who wants to be sure that their photos will be hanging on their walls, or adorning their lovely bookshelves and desktops, and not just sitting on a hard drive waiting to be printed. This is the perfect option for the natural procrastinator. Lol. I call it "No Fuss Photos" because you know that I will take care of the whole process of ordering and delivering your products, and you won't have to lift a finger. With the heirloom session, you will always receive products that are of the highest quality, beautiful, bright, and worthy of showcasing. It is always exciting to receive your package of goodies when your order comes in, opening the box(es) and seeing your beautiful baby's sweet face, immortalized on different mediums for all to see. No matter how old your baby might be, it's like Christmas, every time.
The Nitty-Gritty: Sessions are done in studio, on-location, or a blend of both. You may choose to use your home, or the home of a friend or family member. Or you may want to have the session take place at a local park or landmark. I work with natural and/or studio lighting. All sessions take place at a location which is chosen and mutually agreed upon during the pre-session consultation. I am currently serving Genesee, Lapeer and Oakland Counties. Each full session consists of at least one hour of shooting time. (Most are closer to two hours, and often longer for newborn sessions). Carri Beth Photography requires that $150 of the session fee be paid as a retainer upon booking, and the remainder must be paid in full prior to the time of the photo shoot. Session fees cover the time and talent of your photographer during the session and through the basic editing process, and include either a print credit.
On-Location Newborn Sessions: add $150 +mileage, (roundtrip, at current federally mandated rate).
Refund Policy: Because of the custom nature of the images and products produced and sold by Carri Beth Photography, all purchases are final, and no refunds will be made. If there is a problem with your order, which was not any fault of the photographer's, Carri will do her very best to rectify the situation, but is not obligated to exchange any products, or refund any payment put towards any products. My goal is to keep my clients happy, so if you have a question or request, please feel free to speak with me personally.