We do not give prices on this web site
except for Senior Photos and with the exception of a sample price for
weddings (see below). What we have found is that price shopping alone
is not a very good idea in photography. If you buy a pair of shoes you
can take them back and get another pair. With so much of photography
the moment can only be captured once. No one is going to repeat a
wedding, for example, just to get the photos. There are a great many
variables that go into each and every photographic event. First of all
you need to know the photographer. We need to know you and what you
want. While we can usually arrive at a pricing to fit for you we are
uncompromising when it comes to quality. Pricing can vary considerably
based on what products you wish to have. Pricing can also vary somewhat
depending on how far we have to travel. In all cases the photos taken
will be of the highest quality.
Consulting with us costs nothing. Contact us to discuss your
This is the only
type of photography for which I am giving a package price even though
all items are negotiable. This pricing reflects a starting point from
which to design your own package and price. The final price will depend
on what products and procedures you may wish to add or detract. Things
that increase that price could be additional prints. We also offer a
variety of ways to decrease your costs. If, for example, you make a
referral that is finalized (i.e. the contract is signed and paid for)
we give you a rebate of $25. Meet with us to determine your unique
$650 covers session fee, 15 - 25 poses to choose from ... Studio,
On-location and Outdoor Poses. Up to three separate locations within a
15 mile radius of downtown Lansing, MI. Other locations will require
additional travel fees. Unlimited clothing changes within a one-half
day maximum for job time. Job time is here defined as the time of
actual photographing plus our travel time. It is also possible to take
most, if not all, photos at or within a few miles of the studio.
Package includes 1 - 8x10, 4 - 5x7s, 100 wallets, Yearbook photos. A la
carte pricing is available for additional prints.
The phone number listed in the contact section is largely for leaving
messages. Best way to contact us for an initial appointment is to use
email or leave contact information for one of us to call back.
Additional phone numbers are given to clients. Consult this website for
any changes to policies and procedures.
Please note that the photos that are on this website are a small
fraction of what we have taken. This was done to minimize the time
required to access the site. When you schedule an initial appointment
we can show you a larger sample that will be a minimum of about 50 8x10
prints shown in a folio. If you have some particular ideas of what you
would like please come prepared to discuss. Numerous possibilities are
wide ranging in price. At the low end someone may only want
professional photos for just a small part of the wedding and only want
images on CD. At the high end of the scale you would likely want much
more of my time and want higher end products. For some larger weddings
we may have one or more assistants. Some of the higher end products
such as the hard-bound coffee table style photo books will add to the
A common price to photograph both
wedding and reception is $950.
For this price one receives all photos taken on media such as
CD/DVDs. This is a huge value
for most people because all photos are very high resolution digital
photos that one can replicate at will and print in whatever manner the
recipient may choose. Once you
consider that you virtually own all photos with co-equal copyright
status with the photographer and what all can be done with very high
end digital photos this is an incomparable value. Some variation from this price will
be made depending on several other issues that will be sorted out prior
to contract signing.
We do not compromise on the quality of the photos taken. The pricing
differential primarily reflects either or both the time required and
the prints, albums and other products desired.
We ask that there be at least two face to face meetings before a final
agreement/contract is arrived at. During the first meeting we both get
acquainted and go over all details possible. Once a decision is made to
hire us, a $50 fee is required to hold a date. One-half of the wedding
fee is required within five months of the wedding date. Final payment
is due on or before the wedding. At the time the initial one-half
payment of the wedding is made a final meeting is scheduled to finalize
and sign the complete contract. Phone calls, emails etc. may be needed
in the interim.