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faq/pricing

Why hire you?

My sessions are for families and wedding couples looking to have a photography experience where capturing moments of play and intimacy are the main goals. Beyond several brief minutes of more traditional group shots or portraits my sessions are about being in the present moment. Rather than paying attention to me and my camera I encourage my clients to pay attention to each other, play, love and simply have fun at the beach. It is not uncommon for my families to enter the ocean. Read what past clients have to say: Google

What is included in a family session?

-I will be there to help answer ever question you have about the process from your initial contact and long after I have delivered your images so that you can be sure every step is covered.

-I provide my advice for best location in regards to light, tide and getting away from the crowds so that you will receive the best experience as well as quality images.

-I am constantly updated with a very accurate hyper-local weather radar app hourly so that you will have the earliest notice if we need to reschedule due to weather.

-I provide my advice on what to/not to wear and bring to best enjoy the experience and get the best results so you don’t have to think about it. You just show up and leave the rest to me.

-Every session is an hour so that your family can feel relaxed allowing play and interaction to occur naturally which provides an environment rich for creating a variety of images that tell the visual story of your family and their personalities.

-Every client receives a personal copy of their edited photographs with lifetime personal rights use so that you can make prints, artwork or post to social media always and forever with your images.

-Every session is personally edited by me so that you are certain to get the same quality you see on my website.

-Every client receives their images delivered via a private link that you simply click and the images download to your computer individually or all at once. Email your link to family and friends so they can do the same.

-I offer the no obligation option of ordering professional prints that are guaranteed, as well as fine art products, greeting cards and more so that you can place and receive orders from the convenience of your own home. Clients are also free to order prints from their favorite lab.

-All one hour sessions include a minimum of 50 edited images and all the above at the rate of $400 for a family of up to 7 people. 8-13 people is $450 and 14+ people is $500. Travel costs for places beyond Tybee and Savannah vary. Please ask for more info.

-A limited number of thirty-minute mini sessions are available a few mornings a week and during off peak season and include a minimum of 25 images at the rate of $250.

What do you suggest we wear for the best photo results?

I always recommend going with earthly tones that match the palette of the beach and my images. Here is a list and please note your family doesn’t have to and shouldn’t wear all the colors I mentioned. Simply pick a color and maybe one complimenting color and find shades of that color for different family members. Yellows like that of the faded sun and glistening tree tops. Greens like the vegetation and grasses of the dunes. Browns like that of the dunes and living trees. Grays like that of the bleached driftwood and beach when the light hits the sand just right. Blues like the faded sky and deep ocean during last light. A bit of white is alright, but I wouldn’t do pants, shorts or completely white dresses because if you touch the ocean they become sheer.

Patterns and textures can be great, again not everyone, so some should have solids. Fibers matter too. Rather than polyester or rayon think organic materials like cotton and soft materials that are causal yet refined. Avoid polos and anything with logos. Think date night or family night out and go with the button down shirt gentlemen.

Lastly and most importantly, don’t have everyone wear exact same outfit, exact same tone of colors or only one color. My rule is rather than copy each family member should compliment the group while remaining an individual because that’s what you are.

How do we book?

If you’re ready to reserve your session a chat by phone is the next logical step. I’ve found it’s easier to document my clients if we get to know one another a bit better.

Weddings:

My weddings, like my family sessions, tend to focus more on real moments and relationships. Like my family sessions, my wedding coverage also includes full-resolution edited photographs with lifetime personal rights use delivered via private link along with a personal site for viewing and sharing.

Weddings include an average of 50 edited images per hour and begin at $400 for the first hour and $350 per hour for three or more additional hours. I customize based on each client’s needs from one-hour elopements and intimate weddings to several hours or multiple day events.

Please contact me with your budget and your request and I’ll be happy to give you a personal quote. Past wedding client reviews can be seen here: Wedding Wire

Elopements:

For those seeking minimal coverage with few to no guests thirty-minute mini sessions are available during off peak season and off-peak days and include a minimum of 25 images at the rate of $250 in Tybee Island and $300 for downtown Savannah.