October 2013 Moms

professional photography

So I think I am behind on this... but oh well.  If you ladies wouldn't mind sharing what you are shelling out and what it all includes that would be great.  It seems like there is such a wide range of pricing for stuff like this.  Obviously pricing differs geographically but it would be nice to have something to compare my research to.  If any of you are from Long Island I will also gladly take recommendations!

 Thanks!!!!

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Re: professional photography

  • The gal that I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to do my maternity pics offers these packages & pricing:

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    All sessions receive their images, fully edited either on a high resolution CD or instantly delivered electronically by online downloadable file to your computer. You can choose which method best fits your needs. You receive a LIMITED Copyright Release which gives you the rights to print the images at a printer of your choice. You may not edited, alter, publish, market, sell, enter any images into contests, or otherwise distribute the images in any way without prior written consent from ShutterHappy Photography
     
    All Standard Photo Sessions are just a low flat rate of $99 plus tax

    This includes:
    Family Sessions (immediate household family)*
    Maternity Sessions
    Engagement Sessions
    Cake Smash Sessions
    Child Session
    *for large family sessions including extended family members the session fee is $173 plus tax
    Maternity Package! Just $173 plus tax
    Expecting a little bundle of joy? You can package together your Maternity Session with a Newborn Session and save! *Newborn sessions are strictly baby only.
     
    Gift of Life Package! Just $390 plus tax
    Upgrade from a Maternity Package and include coverage of the birth! Included in this package is a Maternity Session, Birth Coverage, and a Newborn Session! *Newborn sessions are strictly baby only. You can upgrade this wonderful package to also include a FIRST 24 Session for only an additional $75!!

    Birth Coverage! Just $240 plus tax
    Capture all those unforgettable and precious once in a lifetime moments of the birth of your precious child. Coverage starts when you are getting into active labor and ends about one hour after the birth. These are very tasteful and emotional images you'll cherish forever. Be sure to view my portfolio of previous birth sessions. You're sure to be brought to tears! (happy tears)
    You can upgrade this session to also include a FIRST 24 Session for only an additional $100!
    FIRST 24 Session! Just $150 plus tax
    This session is perfect for capturing those first moments after baby is born. Within 24 hours after the arrival of your new little one I come to your post-partum room and capture those intimate moments of you holding your new precious bundle. Great time for those first moments when older siblings see baby for the first time! Grandparents welcome too! This session can be added to either a Gift of Life Package or a Birth Session as an upgrade at a very reduced rate!
    *this session purchased alone is perfect for those who aren't 100% comfortable having the actual birth captured but also an amazing addition to the Gift of Life Package so you also have those images after everyone has rested and cleaned up after labor to add to those of that amazing moment in your life!
     
    Watch Me Grow Package! Just $249 plus tax
    Capture your little one as they change and grow over their first year! This packages includes a Newborn Session (baby only), a session at 6 months of age (child only), and a session at one year of age (child only).

    DD#1~Emma Dawn 12/19/00 7lb 10 oz 21"
    DD#2~Daphney Mae 04/17/03 7lb 13oz 21"
    DD#3~Grace Deonea 05/20/10 8lb 2oz 21"
        DS#1~Brody Maxwell born 10/16/13 8lb 10oz 21"

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  • Prices around here go from $200+ for each maternity and newborn session unless you find someone who is just starting out and trying to get a portfolio together. I think we're planning on a newborn session, but not a maternity session.
    Annalee Rose - 10/24/13
     
     
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  • Our photgrapher charged $100 for the session fee and then charges $10 a picture or 20 pictures for $150 and thats for the digital images all edited and in high resolution
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  • Also I just fully read the PP - what is birth coverage?! I've never heard of nor seen any pictures from a professional photog in the delivery rooms taking shots while you're in labor?????

    Annalee Rose - 10/24/13
     
     
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  • image finnybooboo:

    Also I just fully read the PP - what is birth coverage?! I've never heard of nor seen any pictures from a professional photog in the delivery rooms taking shots while you're in labor?????

    She actually comes in and photographs you while you're in labor. She is very taste full and there is no "money shots".

    Go look her up on FB and then you can look at her website from there to see what her birth photos are like. Just to give you an idea.

    Her name on FB is Shutterhappy


    DD#1~Emma Dawn 12/19/00 7lb 10 oz 21"
    DD#2~Daphney Mae 04/17/03 7lb 13oz 21"
    DD#3~Grace Deonea 05/20/10 8lb 2oz 21"
        DS#1~Brody Maxwell born 10/16/13 8lb 10oz 21"

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  • They all offer different options/pricing. I've looked around alot, and have narrowed it down by which type of style of photography I prefer the most. My question is, what week is most typical to begin Maternity shoots. I am thinking of waiting until at least 32 to 33 weeks.
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  • image Mmhodges07:
    They all offer different options/pricing. I've looked around alot, and have narrowed it down by which type of style of photography I prefer the most. My question is, what week is most typical to begin Maternity shoots. I am thinking of waiting until at least 32 to 33 weeks.

    I was told to wait until I was 32-35 weeks but I just had mine this past weekend and imo, I preferred it sooner than later. I'm only going to get bigger and swell up more and the last thing I want is pictures of myself not feeling my best. I'm glad we did ours this past weekend.

    Lilypie - (x1UE)                                               
     

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  • HFrizzle, those prices seem very reasonable!  

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  • "my" photographer (did my wedding, epix, boudoir, ttd, maternity, and newborn for dd, family pictures, and boudior #2...as well as several of my friends's sessions)....

    she charges $500 for "everything", all digitals, etc. or you can go with $200 session, then buy individual digitals for $20/ea. 

    when she did my newborn, she didn't charge me, said it was a gift as a friend. so we got one set for free. 

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    ♥ baby boy born 10/22/2013 ♥
    ♥ bfp1 06/14/2011 ♥ edd 02/22/2012 ♥
    ♥ baby jennlin born 02/15/2012 ♥

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  • image deedee1017:
    HFrizzle, those prices seem very reasonable! nbsp;


    They are and she does an amazon job. Love her!!

    DD#1~Emma Dawn 12/19/00 7lb 10 oz 21"
    DD#2~Daphney Mae 04/17/03 7lb 13oz 21"
    DD#3~Grace Deonea 05/20/10 8lb 2oz 21"
        DS#1~Brody Maxwell born 10/16/13 8lb 10oz 21"

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  • Wow I am very jealous of you all. I have priced 7 different photogs from all over the suburban Baltimore area. For newborn pics it's typically 200 for the sitting fee, and most require at least 200 or 300 additional for purchase minimum like prints, announcements, etc. One chick has a 750 order minimum!! Also, if you want the rights to your pics most of them are charging 800 to 1000 for the CD with the edited images/rights. It's insanity.. I have no idea how we will realistically afford it but I really want to do the newborn shots.

    Some photogs offer a mini maternity session for 100 extra, but a separate mat session is like 500 as well...

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  • I'm lucky. My cousin is a photographer and only charges me for the cost of prints. (I always pay more) and she gives me access to all the pictures I want. 

    But I think she charges a few hundred for sessions and gives the edited photos on a CD or prints.

    Her site is photosbyferg.com . I'm sure she has pricing on there.  

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  • I found one for 60 unlimited pictures with no time limit she gives me a cd of all the pictures and I can print them anywhere
  • My maternity photographer is a friend in my mommy group who is in school for photography and does it for friends for the practice. She charges $30. I cannot tell you how blessed I feel for that!

    With DD1 we hired a professional photographer and paid $300 for 1hr at a park and a CD with 20-30 edited images and all the rights to them. Her prices have since gone up. Said photographer was supposed to be DD1's NB photographer but she backed out on me the minute I told her DD was born. I was very upset but found an even better photographer for $250 that included 3 hours of shooting in her in-home studio w/ an assistant and ALL images on a CD with 20-30 edited and I own all the rights. 

    This baby's NB photographer is another close friend who has her professional licence and credentials. I want to say it's a 2hr shoot at her house with 20-30 images edited on a CD for $350-$450. We haven't worked out all the details yet, but we know we will be going with her regardless. 



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  • OMG, DH is going to kill me - but I paid the deposit on newborn photographer already - the total package is $700. I researched various newborn photographers and Los Angeles just seems to have a higher price point than most other areas. Some photographers charged upwards of $800!

    The cheaper ones were either NMS or required additional print purchases that brings the price up again. I knew I wanted someone that would release all the digital images to me so I can make prints, cards, calendars, etc. with them on my own.

     $700 includes 3 hours of shooting in our home. She will assist with styling and bring props if I want her too. Most importantly, I get 50-75 edited, high resolution, digital files on a flash drive.

    I probably am paying too much, but I love her work and have been saving parts of my paychecks for baby stuff along the way - so, I'm doing it!

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