"Family is where life begins, and love never ends..."
Family is the first, last, and most important thing in a person's life. Whether it is just you and your spouse, you baby's 3 month milestone session, your whole Brady Bunch of children, or a group with multiple generations, we consider all standard sessions like these to be "family sessions." I aim to capture your child’s innocence and spirit so that, in the years to come, you can look back and remember exactly who they were on ‘that’ day. I want my images to bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart. I blend artistic and journalistic styles to capture the interactions of love in your family in a unique way that you won't get at a mall studio. I shy away from canned backgrounds and shoot at a venue that represents you. The family package includes a one hour on location session at your house, the park, or any place of your choice. This photo to the left is one of my first family sessions I ever did back when I lived in San Diego, CA. I've improved a lot since then, but I still look back and think this image captures their two adorable little girls - those little girls are now all grown up, but this image captures how playful and young they used to be!
Here are the base packages. If you send us photos of your walls and home, we can also do "in-home" design where we can mock-up different gallery collections to scale so you can see what different collections look like before you invest in wall art for your family (see below). You always get the best discount on enlargements and collections when you Build-you-Own-Package and decide ahead of time what our goals are for each session. I then know what aspect ratios and grouping we know we want for the session and can give you the best possible session possible! The more we plan, the better I can advise on wardrobe, pose and compose to fit your style and deliver exactly what you want and what fits the best in your home! USB's area also always available so you can have copies in digital format and print additional gift prints on your own as well.
Standard Family Session $250 includes:
This package is either for families with 5-12 people, or small families that also want some individual pictures taken as well. In general this session takes 1-2 hours at one location. Instead of the Standard Package, the Large Family Package includes the Family Print Package (4 standard packages, one for each of the 4 best images) with (4) 8x10, (12) 5x7, and (48) wallets total.
- Pre-shoot consultation for concept, look, venue, wardrobe
- 1-2 hour photoshoot on location
- Low resolution jpegs will be available on Facebook of best edited images ordered.
- Touch-up on all images ordered
- Prints of 4 Best Photos - For each of the 4 photos you will receive:
- (1) 8x10 print
Additional Print Packages
We have several options for extra prints. We can do regular photographic prints on regular luster, or something special on deep matte, pearl , or metallic. Gift Print Sizes include wallets, 5x7, and 8x10's and a set comes with almost every type of session already. We can also do all different standard or custom enlargement sizes as well. the most common sizes to find off-the-self frames are 11x14 and 16x20, however, we can do most any custom size, or over print and cut down to any size you need.
In Home Wall Gallery Design
If you are like me, I need help visualizing what different sizes look like, especially once they are on the wall to see if they are too big or too small and if they fit the colors and style of the room. That's why I like to plan ahead with my clients and with some snapshots of your walls and home provided by you, I can mock up different wall gallery ideas "to-scale" so you can see what it would look like EXACTLY in your home! We can include existing sconces or other design elements (initials, quotes, etc) in your designs to make it perfectly fitted to your walls and style. Many times we will come up with a final plan of what we want and spread the canvas or frame purchases out over a few consecutive sessions to show your family growing all in one collection. Other times, there are a series of photos (especially of children) that just HAVE to be enlarged and we can do tryptich (a set of 3) canvases in one collection. These are great for smaller spaces on those "in-between" walls. If you want help with some design, please email me at Kira@Elltography.com and I can send you instructions on how to take the wall photos to get started. There is no obligation to buy anything after sending photos, but I bet we will design something you love and can't live without!
Here's a real life example of the process start to finish.
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