We specialize in
creating compelling Customized Fine Art Portrait & Lifestyle Photography
(in studio or on location).
And what does that mean?
Through a complex & multilayer process, some of which include, a
preplanned Session, a relaxed Client
friendly atmosphere, carefully controlled (studio) or considered (natural)
lighting, easy guidance into natural or dramatic poses & through a complex
series of tailored editing & retouching, we produce a cohesive set of
visually exceptional images for Clients that evoke excitement & emotion,
provoke thought and reveal a story. Every image presented is
handcrafted to not only please & thrill our Clients but also to satisfy
our own artistic appetite.
Editing & retouching
play an important role in creating our unique stylized "look". The
level of editing & retouching is gauged by what we feel our Clients wish
for or are comfortable with, without looking unnatural or unrealistic.
Client's absolutely love it.
We offer a modern style of Portrait &
Wedding Photography which mixes our take on Traditional Portraiture &
Editorial Photography with the intimate & natural feel of Lifestyle
Photography (which aims to portray real-life situations in a controlled
setting). From Expecting Parents, to Newborns & Babies.
Children & Adults of all ages & their Families (even the furry ones).
Couples that have fallen in love or tying the knot. And more
editorially weighted sessions for our more vibrant Clients such as High
School Seniors, Creative Professionals & Boudoir.
$150 Session & Creative Fee + $245 Order Deposit booked Monday -
$200 Session & Creative Fee + $245 Order Deposit booked Friday -
(both due at time of booking)
Grace will design & create a customized
studio or on location session
that is tailored specifically to you based off of your Session
Consultation. Most Sessions average 2 hours in length, with less
time for younger children and more time for Newborns (3-4). You can expect approximately 35
unique finished proofs to result from each session. In addition
normally include B&W, Sepia toned & other creatively interpreted versions
at our discretion. Includes up to 4 individuals. Please add
$50 for each additional individual.
The Session & Creative Fee cover
Grace's time & talent only. Prints & products are purchased
separately. Due to the amount of time and work
that we invest into creating a personalized Session as well as the
customized editing & retouching applied to the final set of proofs, we do
ask that our Clients be prepared to invest a minimum of $245 towards
product from each session. This amount is collected along with the
Session & Creative Fee and is
applied towards the balance of your
Rest assured, there is absolutely no
risk attached to Order Deposits. Clients are never expected to
purchase anything they do not absolutely love. In the rare case that
a Client finds they are not smitten enough to place an order meeting the
Deposit amount, we will gladly work with them to create a more lovable set
or refund whatever balance remains.
Session Add Ons
- per extra subject (5 or more),
includes extra time and images
- to travel to locations over 25 miles from our studio
Ready Hair & Make Up
(normal in-studio rates,
however some complex styles and traveling to location may cost extra)
- shorter than chin length hair & make up
- chin length or longer hair & make up
- false eye lashes
When to Schedule
For Gifts - You will
want to schedule the session 1.5 months prior to the date you need your
prints in hand to be safe. (For non prints please check with us
Newborn - Please call
at LEAST 2 months ahead to book. Sessions should take place within
Baby's 1st 2 weeks of life. We will make room in our schedule during
the weeks around your due date.
Expectation - Ideally
scheduled around 8-10 weeks before your due date. However we have
shot one within 24 hours of delivery with amazing results!
Turn around times -
It normally takes 3-4 weeks before final proofs are ready to preview &
order from and approx 2 weeks to process & ship orders that contain prints
only. This is just an estimate, additional time may be required
depending on our current workload, personal & travel schedule. Our
busiest season occurs from October - December. Please expect delays
during this time. If you need previews or final products ready by a
specific date, please check with us.
Entwine your life with Art, call 717-834-5479
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