Portrait Services

Contents

General Information
Standard Portrait Sessions
Quick Portrait Sessions
Prices

General Information

I feel that the secret to a good portrait is allowing the subject to relax which is best done in a familiar or comfortable setting, so I prefer to hold portrait sessions of children, families and animals in a natural setting or the subject's home. Some of my favorite locations include down along the Tidal Basin, hiking along the C & O Canal or other spots near the Potomac, and my own backyard, which I use for both standard and quick portrait sessions. Your backyard might also be a fine place to get the pictures.

The best light for portraits is usually in the early morning and late afternoon, though wooded settings without direct sunlight and interiors with large windows can be used closer to the middle of the day. Cloudy days and misty mornings are also very good times for portraits.

Please take a look at these samples then contact me to discuss what you want to see and receive.

Standard Portrait Sessions

I charge a portrait session fee based upon the expected time required to take the pictures, so the rate varies based upon what you want to get out of the session. For example, the base fee is higher if you want, a portrait of each of three children in addition to a group portrait of the whole family, instead of just wanting a group picture. I have additional pricing information on the other portrait infomation pages listed above.

I include at least one 8x10 inch print or two 5x7 inch prints with each portrait session. You have the option of applying the price of the 8x10 print as a credit towards buying an 11x14 or larger print instead. To reduce clutter in our lives, I will select the best images from the session, and post the images on a password protected directory on my web site for you to see the proofs. You can share the gallery with family and friends, and you can copy individual images to your computer to use as computer wallpaper or to email to friends and family. For an additional fee, I can provide proof images as 4 x 6 prints.

Quick Portrait Sessions

I offer quick portrait sessions here at my home or in the neighborhood. For the quick portrait sessions, you will get a small gallery of a dozen or so images from which you can order prints or electronic copies, but you don't get the free prints. The standard quick portrait session fee is $50.00 and the session takes about one half hour. I normally offer quick portraits during my Open Studio days. Check my calendar on the home page for upcoming dates.

Fees and Prices

# of Subjects ~ # Images
(My Picks)
Time (est)
Fee Includes
1 to 5
(Group Only)
24
30 to 60 min.$250.00
1 8x10
1 to 5
(Group & Individual)
36 to 60
12 Group &
12 per individual
60 to 120 min.$250.00
+ $50.00 per individual
1 8x10 &
1 5x7 per individual
6 to 10
(Group Only)
24
60 to 90 min.$350.00
1 8x10
6 to 10
(Group & Individual)
48 to 72
18 Group &
12 per Individual
60 to 180 min.$350.00
+ $50.00 per individual
1 8x10
1 5x7 per individual

In addition to the print or prints included in your session fee, I offer the following prices for prints from a portrait session. These prices are valid for at least six months from the date of your portrait session.

Portrait Customers' Print Prices
Image Size Print (1st copy) Additional Prints Matted Print Framed and Matted Print
4 x 6 inch Print$5.00$2.00N A N A
4x6 ePrint (1440x960 pixel file)$5.00N A N A N A
5 x 7 inch Print$15.00$10.00N A $90.00
5x7 ePrint (1680x1200 pixel file)$20.00N A N A N A
8 x 10 inch Print$22.50$15.00$52.50$125.00
11 x 14 inch Print$35.00$25.00$67.50$200.00
12 x 18 inch Print$45.00$30.00$85.00$300.00
16 x 24 inch Print$75.00$40.00$125.00$400.00