Year One Portrait Rates
Creating fine art images of the anticipation of your newest family members. We have a small client wardrobe available and will help you with clothing/styling options to feel your best.
Done any time in the first 6 weeks. For sleepy squish portraits we recommend within two weeks of birth or wait a bit and start to see their personality come out more awake and first a few smiles.
Usually a baby-only studio mini session at 3/6/9 months to capture those new tricks. Head control belly time and find my feet for 3 months, sitting at 6 months and crawling/standing at 9 months.
Time to celebrate that first year! Generally booked as a full session. We start the session with some family portraits, move onto baby by themselves and end with a cake/fruit smash.
Planning Consultation ∙ Time & Talent with Ashley ∙ Gallery to Download, Print & Share
- Planning consultation
- 30 Minutes
- Studio / Location**
- Up to 5 Subjects
- ALL DIGITAL FILES w/ Basic Editing
- 3 Favorites w/ Signature Retouching
- Entire gallery w/ Signature Retouching + $200
- Planning consultation
- 90 Minutes
- Studio / Location
- Up to 8 Subjects
- ALL DIGITAL FILES w/ Basic Editing
- 5 Favorites w/ Signature Retouching
- Entire gallery w/ Signature Retouching + $520
Year One Baby Plan
- 2 Full Sessions + 1 Mini Session
- All Digital Files
- 15 w/ Signature Retouching
- Gallery to Download
- Save 10% on additional sessions added.
A small travel fee outside of the Greater Lowell area may occur.
** Mini Sessions are in studio, or studio neighborhood only unless special event offering.
Editing & Retouching
What is Basic Editing?
Each image goes through a curation process where the best of the best are selected based on expression and personality. Then put through adjustments for color, contrast and shadow toning to match the classic natural style of our photography. We use the best equipment and software the industry offers with over twenty years of experience.
What is Signature Retouching?
As part of our signature retouching process images are enlarged and hand-retouched in photoshop. This includes airbrushing skin, removing blemishes, smoothing hair flyaways, brightening teeth and eyes, adjusting clothing, and removal of distracting objects,and matching backdrop colors so they are consistent. Significant time is spent to make the images magazine-level flawless.
EACH ADDITIONAL IMAGE FOR SIGNATURE RETOUCHING $24
LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION.
In Studio & Urban Neighborhood
Our Studio is located in downtown Lowell, MA in an old industrial revolution mill building turned hipster marketplace called Mill No. 5. We have use of the mill and surrounding neighborhood full of brick architecture and green space.
The studio is thoroughly cleaned after every use. We use a modern and simplistic style focusing on the subject. For maternity, newborn and first-birthday sessions we have a small client wardrobe on hand.
Dreaming of whimsical fields, the beach, or the forest of your bump session? We have lots of locations near and far we can use for our setting. Traveling with a new baby is tough, I’m happy to come to your home for your newborn session.
Once you are booked we will schedule a planning meeting to go over location logistics and outfits to make it as unique as you. A small travel fee may apply.
*Mini Session Locations must be within 10 miles of our studio in downtown Lowell.
Adding your crew
Parents, siblings and pets can be included in any of our sessions. Please let me know prior to booking so we plan for enough time.
After you book your session you will receive our style guide and a chance to schedule a meeting to create a personalized experience for you. We will go over the best outfits, props and location for a successful session. Meetings can take place via zoom, phone or even text.
We have a small client wardrobe available for use which we will discuss during our planning meeting.
After Your Session
Roughly two weeks after your session you will receive a gallery to choose your favorite images for retouching and download the entire session with basic editing. A mini session yields roughly 20 proofing images and a full session yields roughly 40. Your session package comes with a limited number of images for signature retouching, however, you have the opportunity to purchase additional retouching on any images.
For busy folks who want high quality professional products we have a limited selection of photography product offerings. Custom wall designs & installations available.
album – $1200
All of your favorite images from your session carefully laid out in a beautiful natural linen album with your name foil etched on the front. Every album image includes our signature retouching which includes a digital download as well.
Retouched Digital Files – $24
You will recive all the best images from your session in High resolution file for you to print and share delivered via download with basic editing and a set number of finshed images with Signature Retouching. These are the ones you will want to display big in your home.
We have partnered with MPIX.COM to bring quality products made on your own timetable from your digital file purchases, however, you may also use a lab of your choice.
Birth Announcements – $3
Beautiful custom designed 5×7 eco-press cards with envelopes. Price per card with a 25 card minimum.
How do we book you?
After you have reviewed our full pricing and we have chatted about a date we will send you our studio contract to sign and pay for your session. Once we receive both the contract and session fee you are locked in for that date/time/location.
Are Digital Files Included?
Yes, your session includes all the best digital files from your session with basic editing.
What is basic editing?
Each image goes through a curation process where the best of the best are selected. They are then put through adjustments for color, contrast and shadow toning to match the classic natural style of our photography. We use the best equipment and software the industry offers.
What is Signature Retouching?
As part of our signature retouching process images are enlarged and hand-retouched in photoshop. This includes airbrushing skin, removing blemishes, smoothing hair flyaways, brightening teeth and eyes, adjusting clothing, and removal of distracting objects,and matching backdrop colors so they are consistent. Head swapping between two images if an expression is better in one over the other [if circumstances make it possible.] Essentially, I take significant time to make the images as if they were to be magazine-level flawless.
How many photos will I receive?
All our sessions come with a product credit that can be used towards the images they love in a format that works best for them. The number of images is up to each client.
After the session, we proof the images through a timed web gallery to make your select purchases.
Pet & Mini Sessions – Average 20 Proofed Images
Full Sessions – Average 45 Proofed Images
Generation Sessions – Average 60 Proofed Images
Special Events – Average 200 Proofed Images
Can you hold the date while I check....?
Short answer is no, not because we don’t want to but really to be fair we have to work off a first come first serve basis. Certain times of the year like fall we receive multiple inquiries a day and some are more motivated than others or are just looking for information. If life gets in the way, as it does sometimes, just contact us to make sure your desired date is still available if not, we will find something else that will work.
How long will my session be?
Pet and Mini Sessions are 30 minutes while full and generation sessions are 60-90 minutes. Newborn sessions can sometimes run 2 hours due to feeding and breaks.
This, of course, depends on the cooperation of our subjects, available light, how many people in the session, etc.
Location sessions tend to be longer than studio sessions due to traveling from one spot to another and varied lighting situations.
Can I see or purchase "the rest" of the photos from the session?
Are you open to bartering or offer discounts?
We love bartering! We generally do an even exchange for the dollar amount. Make us an offer.
Past wedding clients, public school teachers, COVID19 health workers, and first responders. Please inquire about our discount.
Cancellations & Rescheduling
Session fees are non-refundable retainers to hold your date/time, however, we do give our clients up to one year to reschedule their session with 24-hour notice.
WHAT IF WE OR YOU ARE SICK???
We take health and safety very very seriously. Also, no one, especially kids looks good when they don’t feel good. Please let us know and we will work with you to reschedule. I will absolutely let you know if anyone in my family has been sick in the last 24 hours as to not infect your family. We expect the same courtesy as we do work with humans with compromised immune systems.