Professional St. Louis Baby Photography Studio Sessions

Pricing & Session Details

To My Dear Clients,

In response to Covid-19 / Cornavirus and for the health of my family and the families I serve, I am only offering social distance structured photo sessions for the foreseeable future.

Maybe you’re like me and your desperately seeking some “normalcy”, but you are only willing to return to those things if you can do so mindfully.

I’ve given a great deal of consideration to exactly how I would be able to provide my services to you in the safest way possible during this time… after all, our kids don’t stop growing & changing and I know you want to freeze these moments, too!

So, what’s the answer as it applies to photography? I’ve adapted my offerings and, in working together, I’m confident we can create some amazing portraits for you to look back on fondly. I greatly appreciate your flexibility and look forward to seeing you – at a distance – soon!

Cathy

ALL NEW!

Social Distance
Lifestyle Portrait Session

$639* +tax

An All-Inclusive Digital Package


What is a “Social Distance”
Lifestyle Session?

Please read the details outlined in the yellow box below!

 

What’s Included:

No need to choose favorites when you love them all!
All images presented in your online gallery are included.
Approx. 20-40 high-resolution portraits.
Delivered via download 2-4 weeks following your session.


Session Details:

Great for Newborn, Maternity, Child,
Family or Senior Portraits.
Location Options**: Outdoors At Your Home, or,
Outdoors at Location Recommended by Photographer
(Indoors Not Available at this Time)
Morning or Evening Appointments
Session Duration: 30m-1.5hrs

* SAVE ON ADDITIONAL SESSIONS!! // Looking to book more than one session in a 6 month time frame? Save %5 on each additional session  that falls within 6 months from the date of your previous session! Must mention special to receive discount code to apply at final payment check-out.

** SERVICE RADIUS // The session rate listed is based on our standard service area which is a radius of 18  miles from zipcode 63304. Locations 18 miles outside of 63304 will be charged a travel fee of $14.00 per mile beyond the included 18. Please contact us with your address for an exact upgrade cost as it applies to where you are located.

Current Availability

SUMMER 2020
|June ~ 2 Spots Open
July ~ 3 Spots Open
August ~ 4 Spots Open
Also, Now Booking FALL Sessions!

Please note: I schedule a limited number of
sessions
each month to best serve my clients.

Contact Me SOON
to Secure Your Spot!

Commonly Asked Questions…

What special steps will be taken to help prevent the spread of germs?

  • Only outdoor sessions at this time  – your home (yard, porch, garden, patio) or a low-traffic location of photographer’s choosing.
  • Shorter session length of 30min to 1hr to lessen exposure risk.
  • Immediate family only (no extended family members, such as grandparents)
  • No-touch policy and a minimum of 6 feet between photographer & family at all times.
  • Photographer will wear a mask when at closer distances of around 6-8 feet, reserving the right to remove mask when at safer distances greater than 8-10 approx. feet in an effort to give verbal directions and help children to smile.
  • Max of 2 container or seat-type props supplied by the photographer will be properly cleaned prior to being used 
  • Families are responsible for supplying any and all clothing, headwear, blankets, smash cakes & complementary decorations for birthday sessions (if desired), etc.
  • Families are required to sign a digital agreement at the time of booking stating they understand that all who will be photographed must be in good health two weeks leading up to and on the day of the session and that will notify photographer if anyone has ran/runs a fever, has a cough, or feels ill/off in any way and agrees to cancel if any apply. In addition, if you’ve been in contact with someone diagnosed with Covid-19 or if anyone you’ve been near has had covid-like symptoms in the past 14 days the session will also need to be rescheduled. The photographer also agrees to adhere to the same requirements.

How might the session or portraits be a bit different than before?

  • Portraits will be relaxed, lifestyle candids vs. a more posed approach. By putting the focus on natural, un-posed moments, I am able to step back capture at a safe distance. Unsure/confused as to how traditional posed portraits equals close contact, in particular for newborn portraits? See below.
  • For Newborn Portraits:
    • I will provide you with tips that will help encourage baby to be happy & content during our time together. If baby chooses to sleep that’s wonderful but, if not, it’s not a problem as it will be our primary goal to capture some sweet candid moments between you and your little one, whether they are awake or asleep! 
    • Because babies at this age do not have the ability to support themselves, individual portraits of baby will be captured by cropping in on baby while snug in mom & dad’s arms, baby lying on a blanket, in addition to parents placing baby safely in props prepared, prepped, and sanitized by the photographer. For these, parents may choose to cloth baby in an outfit or swaddle them in a blanket. 
  • For Maternity Portraits:
    • One location, one outfit (adjust looks by layering) and spouse assists in adjusting hair, clothing, etc. Typically taking directions from afar is never a problem so not much impact would apply. For parents with older children in some of the portraits, I would default to putting the focus on candid moments of him/her interacting with you & baby/belly and try for a couple of more posed shots if they are eager to participate.
  • For Families Portraits:
    • I will capture your family interacting with each other by playing, tickling, kissing, singing, walking, laughing, and so on – whatever your children are interested in! Relaxed is usually what they prefer anyway and what brings about the most authentic smiles. 
    • Every now and then, I will give a few prompts to get your attention so that we can also capture a couple of family photos where everyone is looking at the camera, but my main goal will be to soak up all those real and fun moments between you and your children. Please come prepared with things you can do together with your child and as a family. Reflecting on these things BEFORE we meet will help you have something fun to engage your child’s attention with. Ideas include: Consider songs your child likes, characters, animals or shows they enjoy; silly things that make them laugh; games they like to play (peek-a-boo, hide-n-seek, iSpy); identify a few toys your child likes that you can bring & incorporate into your pictures (interactive toys where you can play, too, are always a bonus).
  • For Individual Child Portraits: 
    • Following candid photos, if a small selection of posed portraits are desired, I will ask parents who are not in the photo to do what I cannot at this time which is move in closer to position children/spouse, adjust clothing/hair if desired, and help solicit attention and smiles.
  • For Seniors:
    • One location, one outfit (adjust looks by layering), parent assists in adjusting hair, etc. The great thing about seniors is that typically taking directions from afar is never a problem, so besides making a few minor changes with less locations, outfits, etc. your session “at a distance” shouldn’t look much different.

Why less posed, more lifestyle/candid portraits?

It all comes down to the level of safe of interaction I’m able to give you and your children. 

More often than not, with posed portraits the photographer is more directly involved in achieving the final look. Examples include holding your little one & positioning them for their pictures, talking closely with children to help them feel comfortable in front of the camera and basically doing whatever it takes for a smile, demonstrating & posing parents & siblings, adjusting hair, clothing, etc. all to get a more polished final look. As it applies to traditional newborn sessions, these would typically last 3-4 hours and require extremely close contact between the photographer and your family, in particular with your new baby. I would need to spend a significant amount of time swaddling your newborn, soothing them to sleep, and posing them for their pictures, in addition to prepping and posing parents & siblings, all with direct contact. As you can imagine, these type of interactions just aren’t safe enough given the current circumstances.

However, with lifestyle portraiture, the photographer steps back and gives your family space to forget the camera is around and enjoy some moments interacting together. It’s less posed (your kids will love this, and it’s less stress for parents, too!) and perfect for the circumstances we’re under, which is why it’s my primary reason for switching to social distance lifestyle portrait sessions, in lieu of traditional posed sessions, for the foreseeable future.

What will stay the same?

For families I’ve had the pleasure of working with in the past, what absolutely will not change is my commitment to giving your family a personalized experience, from the time you book, to when we meet to capture your moments, all the way to after the session when I’m hand-editing each of your portraits and delivering them to you in a timely manner – nothing about my service in this way will ever change! 

PRICES & OPTIONS // Current as of 05/04/2020. Subject to change at anytime without prior notice, however, once your session deposit is remitted, you are locked into that particular price. Due to circumstances outside our control, new print product prices are applicable to everyone, including current clients and sessions previously booked.

PRODUCT PRICING & PRINTING RIGHTS / Prints & fine art products available for purchase separately or you
may elect to print with the lab of your choosing using your rights-release certificate included with your download. We highly recommend printing through the studio as our professional lab partner is able to provide you with the best quality reproduction of your new portraits.

BOOKING & PAYMENT TERMS // A $150 deposit (that is then applied towards your package) is required within 3 days of being sent booking information, along with a completed agreement, to hold your date. If not remitted within the given time frame, that spot will be made available to other interested families for scheduling purposes. The remaining portion of your session package is due within the 7 day window that your gallery is open. The most popular way to pay is online using your credit or debit card via our online cart system. If for some reason you are unable to pay online, please let us know and we can provide details for paying by check. Please note that in either case, we will be unable to hold your date or process any portrait order until your payment has cleared.


TAX AND SHIPPING (WHEN APPLICABLE) // Package price(s) listed does not include sales tax or shipping fees (applicable to those who elect to purchase printed products); tax applies to all services and physical print products/artwork, in accordance with state law and will be added during checkout. The tax rate is 7.95%; our base shipping rate for products included with session packages is $13.45 for USPS Priority Mail and additional shipping fees may also apply for larger artwork, such as canvas’, fine art mounted prints, and albums.


CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY // We understand little ones get sick and life happens. Please contact us by phone if you have to reschedule last minute. While deposits, final session fees, products, upgrades, and shipping are non-refundable, it is our goal to make every effort to ensure you are satisfied with your experience. Please contact us within 7 days of your gallery delivery with any concerns.