Parents love coming to our outdoor garden studio for Family and Lifestyle Photography. We have a gorgeous outdoor garden studio as well as an indoor photography studio at our Plymouth Meeting, PA location. Many of the photographs below are from our outdoor garden studio. Besides being an award winning portrait photographer, Barbara’s experience working with special needs children and their families enables her to have the patience and dedication to put children and families at ease, which shows in her portraits.
We travel to you:
We can come to your home for Family and Lifestyle Photography because sometimes that is more convenient for you. During the summer months, we go to the New Jersey shore for beach sessions Monday through Thursday so we capture all of the fun you are having on vacation.
Who we can include in the session:
We include extended family, parents, grandparents, and even the family dog. Multiple families within the same family can come for a large group portrait followed by separate family groups. When the family dog comes we always have a bowl of fresh water and a biscuit waiting because we want to reward them for their cooperation!
How to prepare for the session:
Generally we recommend wearing solid colors for the portrait session. Family and Lifestyle Photography usually involves members of the immediate family and sometimes extended family. Everyone should dress in either light clothing or darker clothing so the photograph does not look too busy or have too much contrast. When looking at the photograph the eye should go to the faces rather than the clothing.
For more details and examples of how to prepare for your family portrait session, please see our blog page on what to wear for your portrait session
The Basic Session Fee for portraits done in our beautiful outdoor garden studio is $350 and includes all digital files with rights to reproduce them. An Basic Indoor Session is $250. Basic Sessions include up to 4 files of your choice retouched, and last 45 minutes to 1 hour. The files are edited, and large enough for you to make prints up to size 11x 14. Extended Family Sessions are done in our outdoor garden studio and include grandparents, parents, and children, for $400. Extended Family Sessions last up to 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Mini Sessions are done in our outdoor garden studio for $250, and for $175 in our indoor studio. Prices include a 20 minute session with all digital files and the rights for you to make reproductions.
Pet Photography includes up to a 30 minute session with all digital files and is done in our outdoor garden studio $300.
Beach Sessions are done during summer months Monday through Thursday evenings only. Included is up to a 1 hour and 30 minute session, all digital files, and 4 files retouched for $450.
Maternity Session done at the indoor studio or outdoor garden studio is $350, at your location is $450. All digital files are included and also up to 4 files of your choice are retouched. For a session done in both our indoor and outdoor garden studio $400.
Baby Session is for children between 2 and 9 months old and is done at our indoor or outdoor studio $375 and includes up to 1 – 1/2 hours with all digital files, & 4 files retouched.
You may make your own prints from our digital files or order them through us, both framed and unframed.
Print Package Special:
Includes 4 prints 8×10 or smaller for $100 and retouch is done on all prints.
We can do “Head swaps” for those who look better in another photograph, blink, or don’t stay in one place for very long. This artwork is included in prints ordered in size 11×14 or larger.
Individual Print Prices:
5×7..$20 8×10..$30 11×14..$135 16×20..$240 20×24..$345 24×30..$435 Minimum print order is $65.
11×14…$235 16×20…$400 20×24…$500 20×30…$600
A more detailed price list is available upon request. All pricing reflects a 10% discount when paying with cash. Payment is made with credit card or cash on the day of the session.
For indoor portraits we use a variety of backgrounds shown below.