This fee serves as a retainer for your session. Creative Fee includes the artist’s time and talent during your session, our creative post-processing and professional retouching of each image in your gallery, as well as 25 images in your final gallery. Approximately 3-4 weeks after your session, we’ll welcome you back out to the studio where you’ll view your gallery and place your order.
Portrait sessions last about 1 hour. For newborn sessions, please allow 3-4 hours for comfort and care. Seniors plan for 2 hours to allow maximum time for outfit changes. Sessions take place on-location in the Des Moines metro area or, for our babies, in our Adel-area studio by appointment. Travel is available for all sessions except newborns, please contact us to learn more.
2017 Creative Fees
- maternity 200.00 | maternity + family 250.00
- newborn 250.00
- baby | child 200.00
- newborn + sitting baby milestone session ( 6 – 10 months) 400.00
- senior 275.00 (includes $200 creative fee + professional makeup artist, paid to her directly)
- extended senior 375.00 (above + allows for both urban and field locations)
- family session 250.00 (2-5 immediate family members, +25.00 each add’l)
Your Creative Fee is due at the time of booking to reserve your session. Unpaid session dates will be offered to waiting clients after 7 days.
The Creative Fee is a retainer and does not include prints or product. Once paid, it locks in your session and the artist will turn away business for this session time. As such, it’s non-refundable to offset loss of business should you cancel or fail to show.
Clients can anticipate to invest anywhere from $400 to $5000+ in artwork such as prints, albums, announcements, framing, etc.
A courtesy 400.00 minimum print/product order commitment is required for all sessions. This helps us keep limited sessions to ensure a quality experience.
We believe in providing our clients with beautiful, tangible finished photo artwork. We’ll show you all the beautiful products available to you when you come out to the studio. We scoured the best vendors and carry the very best products available.
Wonder Album 9×9 inches
Stunning! The creme de la creme of session albums. Thick, gorgeous, styrene-backed pages, flush-mounted to lay flat, luster coating. Pixel-perfect detail. Heirloom-worthy pieces.
Keepsake Album 8×8 inches
Beautiful! Your favorite gallery images on thick, bright, photographic matboard, bound with a masonite image hinge cover to allow the book to lay flat.
Gallery Canvas Wraps 40×60 | 30×40 | 20×30 | 16×24
Fine Art canvas wraps are printed directly on to the canvas (rather than adhered to the canvas) for unparalleled, long-lasting quality. Wrapped around a 1.5″ thick frame – comes ready to hang.
Wall Prints 30×45 | 30×40 | 20×30 | 20×20 | 16×24 | 16×20 | 16×16 | 11×17 | 11×14 | 10×10
Images come mounted and backed on 2mm styrene with a luster UV coating and linen finish for unparalleled lasting quality and protection.
Gift Prints 8×12 | 8×10 | 5×7 | 4×6 | wallets
Images come mounted and backed on 2mm styrene with a luster UV coating and linen finish for unparalleled lasting quality and protection. 4×6 images are printed on photographic paper with luster and a linen finish. Wallets are printed on sheets of luster-coated photographic paper in sets of 24.
Gallery Proofs 5×7
A proof set of all the images from your gallery in a fun, casual keepsake box.
Available in groups of 24. Lots of templates! Beautiful, custom-designed announcements that come with envelopes.
Holiday | Graduation Announcement | Save the Date | Press Printed Cards
Available seasonally and by request. Custom graphic design available.
Absolutely beautiful designer frames in lots of colors and profiles. Come see samples at the studio. You have to see ’em to believe ’em! ** New to the studio: gorgeous reclaimed barnwood frames made right here in the midwest US. **
We know sharing online is important to you! For each image you purchase as a gift print, wall print, or canvas wrap you will be gifted a web resolution, watermarked, web-sharing image as a courtesy to share online. You may share these on Facebook, Instagram, blogs, etc. We also post teasers on the blog and Facebook. Please tag yourself on social media so your loved ones can see your images, too!
Bundled portrait collections are available in addition to our a la carte products. Please inquire for our complete 2017 Product Guide.