new pricing {and why}

Hi friends!

In my philosophy of ‘doing things my way’ in 2016, I am changing up my pricing just a bit! I have struggled with this A LOT in the past, in regards to what to offer and why.  It seems people really WANT digitals and they really LIKE the ease of ordering products from me and just having them delivered as opposed to ordering themselves….BUT, when push comes to shove, I think the immediate desire for digitals outweighs products for most people.

And I get it.  I really do.  It’s nice to have those images on a disc or a hard drive or in the cloud to access at any time.  On the same hand, as an artist, I really really want you all to have physical items from your session.  It’s hard for me to see people invest in a session with me to only have a disc sit in a drawer for three years.  We all have good intentions and think we’re going to print pictures or order canvases–but life gets busy and this is just one of those things that gets pushed back.  It pains me a little to see that because, and I’m not just saying this because I think I have to, I LOVE how your session turned out.  I truly do.  I want you to have a giant canvas on your wall or a coffee table book of pictures that you can look through every day.  I think it makes us all happier to actually see moments of our own happiness daily.

^That’s the professional side to this decision.  The personal side is this (I’m keepin’ it real this year, you guys, so I’m all about honesty!): life is just really really BUSY for me right now.  I love photography; I couldn’t imagine my life without it.  Even if this industry continues taking the turn it’s on to really cheap shoot-and-burn photogs and those of us who invest time, money, experience, and true passion end up having to close up shop, photography will *always* be a part of my life. It is so much a part of me now that I honestly don’t know who I am without it.  With that said, photography isn’t my only passion in life.  I also nanny for an absolutely wonderful family (some of you might recognize those sweet girls from my Facebook page) and I also take care of one of my best friends’ little girls; that combined with family obligations and some semblance of a personal life means really busy days for me.  So the ease of going to more streamlined digital packages (with the option of products) seems to be the best balance for both you and me!

So…what does that mean?

Starting now, I am condensing my packages into two digital offerings (vs. four). There will be the Petite package (which includes 12 digitals) and the Deluxe package (which includes a minimum of 30 digitals–but, between you and me, is usually closer to 50!)–with these packages also comes an even bigger change for me: NO MORE SESSION FEE! That’s right! There will still be a retainer due upon booking but that retainer will be applied to your balance once you choose your package! I know, it’s kind of a big deal and I’m pretty pumped about it!

Well….what if you want products?

What if you dislike everything about ordering products and just want me to do the work for you? That’s ok! Products will still be offered and are able to be purchased through me; I will take care of the ordering and delivery just like before!

So, that’s the big news of the day from over here! If you are ready to get your end of summer or fall session scheduled, head over to the ‘say hello!’ tab and let’s get you scheduled!

As always, I am thankful for each and every one of you that supports me and my business (in WHATEVER form that support comes in!); I could not do this without you <3

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