The first birthday session is an approximately 60-minute session for the birthday girl or boy as well as immediate family members (if requested).
This session will deliver approximately 50 high resolution images delivered on a password protected gallery for viewing. High resolution images, prints, or print products can be ordered following your session.
Pricing and What's Included?
The session fee is $250 and is due at the time of your session. The session fee covers the preplanning for your session, props, specialized cake and time in the studio/on location, and also retouching of the images. If you prefer to bring your own cake, the session fee is discounted by $50. High resolution images, prints, or products are not included in the session fee and can be ordered separately after your session. Payments can be made by cash, check, or through Venmo or Paypal. There is no minimum order after your session. Print prices can be found below:
Wallets (set of 8) - $22
4x6 - $8
5x7 - $10
8x10 - $28
11x14 - $42
16x24 - $64
Keepsake wooden print box with 10 - 5x7" prints - $138
5x5 brag book - $130
1 - High Resolution Digital Image - $24
Entire Digital Album (For The Mini or Small Packages Only) - $175
Print/Digital Package Combo- Choose 5 digital images + 3-5x7's & 3 8x10's.-$175
Entire Digital Album (all other full sessions) - $215
Value Print/album/digital package: 3-8x10's, 1-5x5 brag book, 10 digital images -$350
*Many many additional sizes and products available. Please ask for a more detailed print list.
Delivery of Photos:
Proofs of your photos will be delivered via an email link 1-2 weeks following your session. On your online gallery you will be able to view the proofs from your session. Online galleries will remain active and available for ordering for 60 days following your session. (please email if you need this timeline extended). Unless otherwise requested, a watermarked preview may be posted to Instagram and/or Facebook. You are more than welcome to share these preview photos.
How many outfit changes?
A typical birthday session will allow for 3 outfits: 2 options plus the outfit (or diaper cover) for the cake smash portion. Parents are responsible for outfits although I do have some options in studio as well.
We will take photos in 3 different sets/locations in or around the studio. The first can be with family members or alone and typically we keep this one simple – simple colors, simple backdrop, some great black and white portraits and closeups. The second are some fun and colorful portraits, and the third is the cake smash. This is just a general outline of what has worked great for us. We can do whatever parents request in that approximate time period! We will spend about 15 minutes in each spot, and colors and outfits will be determined through preplanning between parents and myself.
Ok... so what exactly happens during the Cake Smash?
The cake smash is just what it looks like. We take a beautiful little cake and let your kid make a mess! Fair warning... while we expect little ones to go nuts and love this portion of the session, not all do, BUT whether your child loves the cake or not, and whether they want to dip their fingers in or smash it to pieces the photos are always adorable.
The First Birthday Session
Please contact me if you have any additional questions prior to your session!
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