It is my greatest passion to create stunning portraits of your life's special moments :). Time passes too quickly, and your milestones deserve to be remembered! People who choose to use professional Photographers do so because they recognize the value. Using a professional Photographer is an investment in your family's history, and I can't think of anything more precious to invest in!
As with any other industry, in the photography world there is a wide variance in cost among different Photographers, ranging anywhere from $50-$2500 for the session fee. Some photographers offer image discs; most higher end photographers do not.
At Nicki Handel Photography, my business model is simple: I want you to give you the best images possible with the highest quality prints & photo products available. I also want you to enjoy your photos & the memories they bring, and not just have them saved on a disc or in a file on your computer, forgotten! Every time you look upon your final art piece, I want your heart filled with joy as you relive that memory :).
In designing my pricing structure, I do not automatically include an image disc with the session. I want you to not just invest in the images, but in the art that so beautifully displays them. These are your cherished memories, and whether in a frame on the wall, in a gorgeous custom album, or as a unique art piece, I want your portraits celebrated!
All Shoots Include the Following:
-All images individually edited for maximum quality
-Private Online Gallery for viewing, sharing, & ordering, ready within 2 weeks of shoot
-Convenient Ordering of Professional Prints & Photo Products directly from your Gallery
-No minimum product purchase required! Choose from bundled Packages for best value or make your selections a la carte!
-With a product purchase of at least $250, you receive an image disc & printing rights of all images from your Gallery!
Portrait Session Pricing
Newborn Portrait Session $199 Session Fee* + 5.5% sales tax
Newborn Sessions are unique in several ways! The first difference from other sessions is that they are primarily held indoors at the family’s home, although outdoor shots are certainly possible weather-permitting. Secondly, the total number of images are fewer, so you can expect around 20 images from your session. Finally and most importantly, baby is the boss, and we follow her lead! We break as frequently as baby needs for milk, diaper changes, or just cuddles. As such, these shoots last between 2-4 hours. I will bring blankets, wraps, posing baskets, and a few headbands & accessories; I then look to the family to provide outfits or additional accessories to personalize their images. Your session fee also includes pictures of baby interacting with parents (& siblings).
*When you do both a Maternity & Newborn shoot, you save $50 off the session fee price of the Newborn Session! PLUS both sessions are combined in a single Gallery, making it that much easier to qualify for the free image disc!!
High School Senior Portrait Session $199 Session Fee + 5.5% sales tax
Includes up to 2 hours of shooting at up to 3 outdoor locations of your choice with unlimited outfit changes and around 40 images to choose from. Shoot is primarily for Senior alone, but option to take some pictures of Senior with parents (and siblings) if desired. Please note that different high schools have different policies on how to submit the yearbook photo. I will work with you to make sure we do what is needed to be in compliance with what your school requires, but it is up to the family to ensure that the deadline for submission is met.
Standard Portrait Session $149 Session Fee + 5.5% sales tax
Maternity, Families, Engagements, “Proud to Be Me” Tween Project
Includes a 1-hour shoot at an outdoor location of your choice with optional outfit change and around 30 images to choose from. Please note that with extended family shoots, the total number of images in your Gallery will be significantly smaller. This is due to the logistics & time constraints of coordinating a larger group within the hour. For extended family shoots, expect around 15 images in your Gallery.
I offer a variety of bundled product packages to include all your print & photo product needs. Packages are available for purchase directly from your Online Gallery. There is NO obligation to purchase a Package; you can purchase your prints & photo products a la carte if you choose. Packages offer the best value. Please contact me directly for more details on the Packages pertaining to your particular type of shoot!
Image Disc $399 +tax
For those who would rather purchase their prints & photo products from a different print lab, I do offer the option to purchase a disc with all the images from your Gallery. Note that with any product order of at least $250, the image disc is included at no cost.
Extra Hour of Shooting $125 +tax
Extra Location $25 each +tax
Please note that travel time between locations counts towards allotted shooting time.
Travel Fee $25 +tax
For locations more than 30 miles outside either 53590 or 60172
Permit Fees Varies
Set by the location, not the Photographer. Not all locations require permit fees. Client is responsible to pay any necessary permit fees to Photographer at least 3 weeks prior to shoot, and Photographer will then obtain photography permit. Please visit your location’s website to determine if Permit fees apply.