Family Portrait Session Fees
On Location on Cape Cod
To make an authentic and lasting series of family portrait images, we come to you in your home, private beach, or favorite garden or park, or we can meet at a public beach or scenic overlook. Cape Cod is full of beautiful locations for a family portrait!
Reserve a date-
Please contact the studio by phone or mail, or through the contact form on this site.
- Establish availability
- deposit $50 to hold the date
- choose a location
- choose a Portrait Sitting Package
- discuss clothing plans, and any special needs or pets
The Selection Process
After the portraits are taken we make an appointment for you to visit our centrally located East Harwich studio for a Viewing Session. Studio Location.
You can select from several print packages, see Wall Portrait sizes and framing options, including Canvas wraps and our beautiful Italian made Coffee Table Albums. During the viewing session we will have helpful suggestions for re-imaging and retouching, and presentation ideas. While in the studio we will discuss retouching options, sizes and the products that are part of the print packages. Other print and digital products become available after a package purchase.
-allow 12 hours for editing before the session and please visit by appointment only.
Your deposit is deducted and the balance, including 6.25% Mass. sales tax, is due after the portrait session, on location.
We accept cash, check and all major credit cards. Your deposit is transferred when we postpone due to poor weather.
The Cape Beaches are a popular portrait venue, and can be challenging for both photographer and family. Controlling the light, wind, insects and other natural elements to create a good portrait requires experience and proven techniques of the photographer, and cooperation and flexibility from the family. Often times gusty wind requires a lighting assistant and subjects need to be prepared as well. The timing of our session is very important in order to capture images in soft light, so I remain flexible and ask that my subjects do as well. For this reason I try to only plan one beach portrait per summer evening, so everyone gets the very best light of the day! In wet weather, or when gusty winds exceed about 12 knots off the water, we may change venue or postpone our session. Your deposit is either transferred or refunded in the event of bad weather.
Oh, and bring the family dog!
We understand that your canine friends are a part of your family and we want to include everyone! Just be sure to have a leash.
Portrait Sitting packages
We have a great sitting option for every family! Let us know which suits you best. Choose from:
Basic Family Portrait- $290
Family Groups up to 25 people
- many sub-groupings
- Studio Viewing session for selection (allow 12-24 hours after portrait session for viewing- by appointment)
Reunion Group- $350
Groups up to 45 people.
- up to 10 sub-groupings posed and photographed
- Web cards- internet proofing access info. on a card for family members.
- Studio Viewing/Purchase session (allow 12-24 hours after portrait; please visit by appointment)
- Internet Proofing- 30 days
Small family- $245
Up to 5 people.
- sub-groupings and individual portraits
- Studio Viewing/Purchase session (allow 12-24 hours)
*Digital File Session- $895.00
Up to 20 people plus many sub-groupings
- HR Digital Files on USB drive (retouching not included)
- Studio Viewing/Purchase session (optional)
Large Group- $445
More than 50 people
Contact Studio for details.
*Studio is located in East Harwich at 17 Charlene Lane
*High Rez, individual Digital Image Files cost just $45 after any print purchase from that file. That is delivered with retouching and a copyright release on compact disc or sent by email. ( USB drive- $10 more)
Children – $225
on location- 1 child
Add $65 each for second child or pet.
- Posed and candid, action shots
- *Studio Viewing/Purchase session (allow 12-24 hours)
Families and children in the Studio- See Studio Portrait Pricing
Print Packages start at $180.00
Print Packages include Gift Prints (sizes up to 8×10), Chromaluxe mounts, archival quality Canvas Wrapped Wall Portraits and a variety of books and Coffee Table Albums. Top packages include high resolution digital files with copyright release for personal use. After the purchase of any print package, we offer an la carte menu for additional products and Gift Prints. Retouching is included in all finished products costs. (not including full sets of digital files)
Contact Studio for more details on print packages.
Payment & Delivery terms
Print orders require payment when you place your order. Delivery guaranteed within 30 days of payment; USPS Priority Mail or UPS shipping.
High Resolution Digital jpg. files are available for purchase or included in top packages.
Portrait Enhancement: Digital files purchased will have any refinements made to favorite images for printing.
After print package purchase.
Mounted and lacquer surfaced
Archival Quality Photographic Prints
ready to hang
Our digital image files they are sold with a copyright release document allowing you to make your own prints anywhere, including a professional print lab. This means that the print and presentation quality is out of our control, and even more importantly, could end any further sales. So, digital files in the professional portrait industry have significant value, much like physical negatives did. It’s great to be able to share them now, as digital files can be easily retouched, duplicated and stored conveniently, unlike negatives.
If digital files are only wanted for social media, the full set of edited images submitted for selection in reduced resolution, (small files) for just *$85 on a complimentary 4GB USB drive. There will be no accompanying copyright release for printing. For making photographic print the higher resolution, large digital file is required for good image quality.
After the purchase of a qualifying print package, you may also purchase High Resolution files individually for just $45. The file will have any digital refinement work (aka, digital retouching) previously done for printing, and copyright release for reproduction.
When you begin with the Basic $195 sitting fee, the initial cost of the full set comes down from $650 -as you make print purchases. Based upon a sliding scale the cost of the set is determined after the all print orders are placed. Adult children often place their own order, so a representative should attend the viewing session if possible, which can be as soon as the next morning. Alternative viewing options will delay this determination of cost and time of delivery on a full set of files.
Small families(up to 5) may be given a reduced full set cost.
With our scale, the full set of HR digital files become free when all purchases reach $1,200. (not including sitting fee)
*reduced files available after qualifying print package purchase.
Coffee Table Album
10×10” Italian leather bound Book w/ Display Box and custom cover and layout.
20 pages- up to 40 fully refined images. (Prices include matching leather Display Box seen below.)
10×10″ Book~ $645
8×8″ Book – $565
10 retouched 5×7’s mounted in a black, hardcover book. ~ $375
Photographic images embedded into durable acrylic or metal with easel back or wall mounts.
|8×10 wall plaque||$84|
Portrait Enhancement (aka: Retouching and Digital Re-Imaging)
Digital re-imaging for image corrections and portrait retouching is a specialty of ours, and you will be amazed at what can be achieved!
During the studio viewing session, or by phone or email, we will discuss possibilities for face changes, removing people and objects from the background, body slimming, etc.
Other Presentation Options
Please contact the studio for other presentation options and pricing
- Painted Canvas
- Traditional Framing
- Storyboard Framing
- Giclee Fine Art Prints
Internet proofing site – 30 days of internet proofing is free with our Reunion Package.
You can continue to order prints directly through this site.
Occasionally it becomes necessary to skip the studio viewing session and provide proofs for selection. We either send printed proofs, or post proofs online for 30 days. This is unfortunate and not recommended because my clients lose the benefits of viewing the images on a large screen calibrated for correct color, and discussing digital imaging possibilities and preferences. During the viewing session we will have helpful suggestions for presentation ideas and you can see the sizes and feel the materials of the display products, which are part of every print package.
The fee for this is a $250 “print deposit”. This amount becomes your credit towards prints purchased through the site.
- Note Cards and economical double sided flat cards
- Custom designed in-house with your family or wedding images and custom text
- We design with your favorites and you approve a proof before printing.
|Quantity||4×5 folded||5×7 folded||5×7 flat|