Family Sessions
by Carrie Anne Photography

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Dear Mom & Dad

Remember the days of pigtails and bows? Of fancy summer dresses and tights stretched over chubby little legs? I sure do, and some days I’d give anything to relive those moments. One day, you’re carrying her up the stairs to her room, slung over your shoulder after yet another bedtime story. The next, you’re filling out college applications. It all goes so fast!

One thing I wish I had from those early days of our family life is some beautiful portraits of my children that captured their personalities, their laughter, their sparkle— all in the vivid colors of my memories. The few great images I have of that time are priceless to me, and that is the main reason why I decided to pursue photography. I am passionate about capturing priceless images for my family and for my clients. And it’s not just about the kids…

You’ve been married for a few years (or many years!) and haven’t had photos taken of you with your husband, well, since the wedding. Occasionally, when rifling through the semi-organized folders crammed with vacation photos on your computer, you start to realize: your face, and your husband’s face, are missing. Where are you in the unfolding story of your life? Where is that night that you walked together on the beach under the stars, or snuggled up to him at a picnic while you watched your children play? 

Maybe you’ve been shy about putting your camera in others’ hands, or maybe it just always feels like you should grow your hair out first, or cut your hair first, or lose ten pounds first. But in the meantime, these treasured years lived side by side are slipping through your fingers, unheralded, unrecorded.

Let’s capture these moments together.

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customfamilysessions

$400 session fee, plus purchase of a collection of your choice

Custom Family Sessions are perfect for families who want the full portrait experience and a private session completely tailored to your family's tastes. We start with a wardrobe & location consultation to establish the desired style and emotion of your portraits. We’ll schedule 1.5 hours of on-location session time where we will capture shots of individuals and smaller combinations in addition to the full group. Back at my studio, I’ll work some digital magic, seamlessly combining photos as needed for ideal group shots.

Includes premium digital image perfecting for 25+ finished proofs to be viewed at your premiere ordering session. You'll purchase a collection of photographic art at your ordering session. Popular collections include coffee table albums, gorgeous wall art or canvas groupings. The options are as custom as your portrait session!

Custom sessions include location and styling consultation, on-location session time, premium digital perfecting of images and your premiere ordering session. Your session fee covers time & talent of photographer only; no prints or digital files are included in the session fee.

modernromancesessions

$350 session fee, plus purchase of a collection of your choice

The Modern Romance Session starts with salon pampering for her, including high-end make up application by a professional fashion make up artist, followed by professional hairstyling to achieve your ideal look. This gives you the same signature look as my senior girl and fashion clients. Next, we go on-location with the couple for 2.5 hours of session time with UNLIMITED locations and wardrobe changes.

Includes premium digital image perfecting for 40+ finished proofs to be viewed at your premiere ordering session. You'll purchase a collection of photographic art at your ordering session. Popular collections include coffee table albums, gorgeous wall art or canvas groupings. The options are as custom as your portrait session! All collections come with a full set of perfected high-resolution digital images and a full print release.

Custom sessions include location and styling consultation, on-location session time, premium digital perfecting of images and your premiere ordering session. Your session fee covers time & talent of photographer only; no prints or digital files are included in the session fee.

destinationfamilyminis

Only offered on Specific Dates and Locations
$500 session fee
30 Minute Session – Includes 5 Perfected Digital ImageS

A few times each year, I schedule a day for Destination Family Mini Sessions at special locations. This gives you an opportunity to get 5 amazing images of your family in a beautiful location without committing the time and expense required for a full custom family session and collection. Past Destination Family Mini Sessions have been offered in Northern Michigan and Mackinaw Island in July, in Florida on Spring Break in April and during peak fall foliage colors in Grand Rapids. Families secure an available 30-minute session by paying online in advance. Because these sessions are in very short supply and often are coordinated with your family vacation itineraries, sessions are not refundable.

We'll take lots of photos during your 30 minute session, and then I'll select and edit 5 amazing images and deliver these to you digitally in full print resolution as well as web resolution for sharing on social media. And to get that perfect family image for your wall or Christmas cards, I'll seamlessly combine photos as needed for ideal group shots.

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chooseyourcollection…

Clients who schedule a Custom Family Session or a Modern Romance Session will also choose a collection to showcase your photographic art. About 2 weeks after your photo shoot, we'll meet up at my studio to reveal all of your perfected images and select one of four keepsake photo art collection…

 
 
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Luxe Signature Album Collection: $1800 ($3150 value)

10” x 10” deluxe album with a richly textured photographic hard cover, seamless, lay-flat real photo pages and a hard substrate between pages. Weighty and resistant to damage, it’s the finest-quality album you’ve ever held in your hands (reg. $1250)

Digital files of all session images at full resolution (reg. $1300)

Custom mobile app of your session for your phone or tablet (reg. $300)

$300 product credit toward additional prints and photographic art

 

 

Memory Box Collection: $1500 ($2550 value)

Custom-designed box of 20 to 25-5x7 mounted prints from your session with a display easel (reg. $750)

Digital files of all session images at full resolution (reg. $1300)

Custom mobile app of your session for your phone or tablet (reg. $300)

$200 product credit toward additional prints and photographic art

 
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Canvas Collection: $1500 ($2550 value)

24”x36” Canvas Gallery Wrap (reg. $750)

Digital files of all session images at full resolution (reg. $1300)

Custom mobile app of your session for your phone or tablet (reg. $300)

$200 product credit toward additional prints and photographic art

*Substitute a 24”x36” Gallery Mount if you prefer a more contemporary look

 
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Proof Book Collection: $1300 ($1600 value)

5×7 Hard Cover Proof Book of all proof images (reg. $300)

Digital files of all session images at full resolution (reg. $1300)

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frequentlyaskedquestions…

 
 

What is the typical amount a client spends on a family session?

There are two parts to your investment: a session fee, and a product order. The session fee is paid when you schedule your session and covers everything leading up to and including the day of the shoot. You pay for the product order portion when you come in to view all your perfected images from your session and choose a collection or individual keepsake products.

Clients most commonly invest a total of about $2,000 in a family session, including both the session fee and their choice of collection.

 

Do I have to purchase a collection? CAn I spend less?

For all full sessions, the minimum product purchase is a collection, and so the total investment is the combination of the session fee and the price of the collection. If you are aiming to spend less, the best way to do so is to meet me at one of my Destination Family Minis. These mini sessions go fast, so book right away if you decide you want to get in on the fun! 

 

Can I purchase Individual Digital Images?

A full set of high resolution digital masters is included with every collection, along with a print release so that you can order your own prints and photographic art in the future. You may also purchase prints and keepsake artwork directly from me and have full confidence in the quality of my professional photo lab.

Digital images are not sold individually, so the best way to keep the full results of your session is to purchase a collection. The exception to this rule is the Destination Family Minis that come with a small set of edited, high-res digital images, all included in the price of the mini session.

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Let’s get started!

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