2024 Booking Guide
Hi there! If you've found yourself on this page, you're ready to book or curious about a film or photo session for your family in 2024! This guide is all about which sessions you can book, pro's and con's to them, as well as what time of year to schedule AND all you need to know when booking opens up November 28th, 2023!
I am NOT booking Photo only sessions just yet. I DO plan to have a handful of 2024 photo sessions available. I'm hoping to release these in late winter - beginning of Spring. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter at the bottom of any page.
*Please note I will not be hosting any May-October photo OR film mini sessions outside of my collaborations with Sara Combs Photography + Christmas Minis.
Keepsake Film + Photo
A film focused on relationships. A beautiful snippet into your life. This session is more guided and great for more posed photographs as well.
Up to 75 minutes shooting time.
On location or in-home
A 3-4 minute cinematic film.
20+ digital images in a downloadable gallery.
PROS: Shorter session can be less stressful.
The option for shooting on location means you don't have to get your house ready.
Usually produces great photos as its more posed/guided.
CONS: A more linear editing process with the film.
Limited amount of time to "get everything in."
Legacy Film + Photo
This is for families who really want an in-depth film that captures the essence of home. After all, that is where the heart is!
Up to 3 hours shooting time.
A 4-5 minute cinematic film with a lyrical song.
A more comprehensive edit.
40+ digital stills in a downloadable gallery.
PROS: Extra time to get in a wide variety of activities and emotions.
A more detailed, comprehensive edit that has superb storytelling.
CONS: The length can be a big day for little ones and parents.
These are LIMITED release sessions and some of my favorite all year. All beach sessions are done September weeknights (ideal sunset time, as well as crowd control) in St Joe MI . These will sell out fast.
Photo Only | $550
Includes 1 hour, 50+ image gallery
Film + Photo | $850
Includes 1 hour (approx)
40+ image gallery
3-4 minute film
PROS: Seriously beautiful scenery that makes for not only a beautiful film but also wall hanger photos.
CONS: It can be windy, so if you need your hair perfect, this one isn't for you! We embrace the wind with these!
Also slightly (sometimes very) messy with sand but I promise the results are worth it.
You can always book a STUDIO mini photo or film session in the months of January-March
Retainers are due within 24 hours to hold your session. Photo/Beach/Keepsake have a $200 retainer
Legacy sessions are $500
Are there any added fee's?
All Michigan Sales Tax is included in the price.
Travel fee's of $0.75/mi beyond 60 mi roundtrip of 49071
Please note you can reserve your Newborn or Fresh 48 session NOW! Jan-April keepsake/photo sessions are 25% off!
A few tips:
One hour photo sessions and keepsake film/photo sessions usually start 1-2 hours prior to sunset depending on the location. So if sunset is at 9:15pm, expect our session to be around 7:45-8:45pm. Legacy's start 4 hours prior to sunset. We can do morning sessions for Legacies too. So keep in mind sunset times in the mid summer months.
Everything except the Legacy session is scheduled on WEEKDAYS.
If we are shooting mainly indoors, we can move the session up.
Beach sessions are ALWAYS the hour before sunset.
Which month is best?
Know which session you want.
Reach out and ask me any questions you have before booking opens.
Have what months you want, as well as a handful of dates you know are open ready. Not every day will be available to book so be flexible with a plan.
Keep kids' sports/activities in mind.