Family Portrait Experiences


  Family PlayingFamily PlayingFamily photographs captured at a farm outside of Quincy, Illinois. Images captured a late summer evening while family poses by a bean field with the setting sun in the background. Captured by family portrait photographer Laura of Cherrybrook Photography out of Springfield, Illinois. Family Portrait Sessions are ... an experience like none other! No two are alike. While many photographers will have you meet in an open park somewhere and say things like "smile" to your children, I prefer to do them in the client's home or a familiar park where the child can relax. Giving the young ones "home field advantage" lets them come out of their shells and truly be themselves, letting that side of them be captured in the portraits.


What to Expect

At home: I usually come over for dinner and bring my camera. I set it at the table like a guest and the kids stare at me and it. We eat and chat. The kids get board. We clean up and move outside. By now the kids are ignoring me and playing. I take a picture and show it to them. They like this so we do another. I ask if I can take a picture of them. I show it to them. Game on. We run around I capture them doing the things they love. The parents just relax and watch. We add the parents in and let them play. Finally, we try to capture a few of the entire family once all the wiggles and nervous energy are out. We laugh and call it a night.

On location: Once the location is chosen, we make it fun. The best way to get natural photographs of the child is to let them relax. Scheduling the session at a time that works best for them, we arrive and explore. Allowing any young children to explore as they like, we mold the session around them and their actions. Capturing them in their essence and curiosity, surrounded by family and love.

Preparing for the Session

 

2020 Family Portrait Sitting 

Due to the nature of such events, there are no time-limits on session. I book only one an evening and your loved ones are my full focus. We hang out till they feel comfortable, then shoot till I see enough material come through the lens. Sessions usually last 60-120 minutes. Sitting fees are $146, then prints and products are per the below list.

Full Example Gallery

 
 

Print Pricing

Small Format Prints E-Surface Color Paper Kodak Metallic True Digital B&W Paper
Wallets (set of 4) $4.95 $5.95 $5.95
4" x 6" Small Print $3.95 $4.95 $4.95
5" x 7" Small Print $5.95 $5.95 $5.95
8" x 10" Standard Print $7.95 $8.95 $8.95
Medium & Large Format Prints E-Surface Color Paper Kodak Metallic True Digital B&W Paper
11" x 14" Large Print $18.95 $21.95 $21.95
16" x 24" Very Large Print $48.95 $59.95 $59.95
20" x 24" Very Large Print $53.95 $65.95 $65.95
20" x 30" Very Large Print $67.95 $84.95 $84.95

Downloads

Downloadable products  
The Complete Set: Full Session Print Release (Download) $486.00
Single Image Download $89.99

 

Greeting Cards

Flat Greeting Cards Signature Recycled Pearl Linen Cover Stock
Flat 4 x 5.5 greeting card (set of 15) $40.95 $40.95 $40.95 $40.95 $40.95
Flat 5 x 7 greeting card (set of 20) $46.95 $46.95 $46.95 $46.95 $46.95
Flat 5 x 7 greeting card (set of 25) $51.95 $51.95 $51.95 $51.95 $51.95
Flat 5 x 5 greeting card (set of 20) $46.95 $46.95 $46.95 $46.95 $46.95
Flat 5 x 5 сircle greeting card (set of 25) $60.95 $60.95 $60.95 $60.95 $60.95
Folded Greeting Cards Signature Recycled Pearl Linen Cover Stock
Folded 4 x 5.5 greeting card (set of 10) $39.95 $39.95 $39.95 $39.95 $39.95
Folded 4 x 5.5 greeting card (set of 15) $47.95 $47.95 $47.95 $47.95 $47.95

Albums and Books

Custom Hard Cover Photo Books Cover Stock (20 pages) Pearl (20 pages) Cover Stock (30 pages) Pearl (30 pages) Cover Stock (40 pages) Pearl (40 pages) Cover Stock (50 pages) Pearl (50 pages)
5" x 5" Custom Hard Cover Book $61.98 $61.98 $71.98 $71.98 $81.98 $81.98 $91.98 $91.98
8" x 8" Custom Hard Cover Book $71.98 $71.98 $81.98 $81.98 $91.98 $91.98 $101.98 $101.98
Art Cloth Hard Cover Photo Books Cover Stock (20 pages) Pearl (20 pages) Cover Stock (30 pages) Pearl (30 pages) Cover Stock (40 pages) Pearl (40 pages) Cover Stock (50 pages) Pearl (50 pages)
5" x 5" Art Cloth Hard Cover Book $41.98 $41.98 $51.98 $51.98 $61.98 $61.98 $71.98 $71.98
Linen Signature Albums E-Surface (20 pages) Classic Felt (20 pages) E-Surface (30 pages) Classic Felt (30 pages) E-Surface (40 pages) Classic Felt (40 pages) E-Surface (50 pages) Classic Felt (50 pages)
8" x 8" Signature Album - Linen $242.00 $242.00 $297.00 $297.00 $352.00 $352.00 $407.00 $407.00
10" x 10" Signature Album - Linen $322.00 $322.00 $397.00 $397.00 $472.00 $472.00 $547.00 $547.00

Home Decor

Canvas Gallery Wraps  

8" x 10" Canvas Gallery Wrap

$86.02

11" x 14" Canvas Gallery Wrap

$102.15

16" x 24" Canvas Gallery Wrap

$134.41

20" x 20" Canvas Gallery Wrap

$139.78

20" x 30" Canvas Gallery Wrap

$166.67
24" x 36" Canvas Gallery Wrap

$209.68

     
   

 

Aluminum Art

Clear Gloss White Gloss
5"x7" Aluminum Art $27.96 $27.96
8"x12" Aluminum Art $37.63 $37.63
12"x18" Aluminum Art $59.14 $59.14
16"x24" Aluminum Art $91.40 $91.40
     
     
     

Photo Gifts

Accordions Cover Stock
2.5"x3.5" Accordion Mini $32.25
Calendars Signature Pearl
Wall Calendar $32.26 $32.26
Metal Ornaments  
2.75" x 2.75" Circle Ornament $22.00
3" x 3" Ornate Square Ornament $22.00
4" x 2.75" Ornate Ornament $22.00
Magnets E-Surface Color Paper Kodak Metallic True Digital B&W Paper
Magnet: Blank 3" x 4.5" with rounded corners $5.32 $5.32 $5.32