Family & Graduate Photography Pricing

What is included

Our all-inclusive pricing reflects our easy 3-step process and includes your consultation, session and image delivery appointments, as well as all of the full resolution images in your private online gallery. See detailed pricing by session type, retouching services, and product offerings below. If you have additional questions check out our frequently asked questions.

Consultation:

During your consultation appointment we get to know each other and your family / graduate, identify your priorities, discuss clothing and select your session location.  We’ll also review how you plan to use your images and review our range of products.

Session:

Your session is relaxed, fun and a wonderful, shared family experience. Sessions are outdoors in beautiful settings and will last approximately 60 minutes. I will guide you throughout the whole experience. Your images will be online in a private gallery within 7 days of your session.

Delivery:

During this video call you’ll learn how to download your images, gain access to our professional printing lab and select from our albums and framed portraits if you choose. We will discuss any retouching requests in detail from our full array of services. Retouching starts at $15 per image.

Session Types and Pricing

To reserve your date your session fee is due when you book your session.

Family and Kids Classic Session: $775

This is our classic and most popular session which is perfect for capturing your family in all of its combinations: the entire family, siblings, individuals, couple, extended family, etc.  It includes up to 6 people in your session.  Additional individuals can be added at $25 per person.

Terry creates a wonderfully relaxed, caring and fun environment.  You will enjoy this special time with your family, be surprised by how easy it was and wonder why you had not done it sooner.

Your session includes:

  • 60 Minutes
  • 60+ images in gallery
  • Multiple combinations of group and individuals

Family or Kids "Mini" Session: $525

Exclusive offer: We only offer these mini sessions twice a year at a specific location determined by Terry. Custom home sessions are not available.

These sessions are quick, easy and very fun. Mini sessions are offered at a promotional price reflecting the length of the session and the number of images.  They are perfect for capturing images for a Mother's or Father's day gift, or a few images for holiday cards. Due to the length of these sessions, we usually capture only group images of the family or children.

Please contact Terry for Mini sessions dates.

Your session includes:

  • 15 Minutes
  • 12+ images in gallery
  • No clothing changes
  • Immediate family members only
  • not available for combination sessions.

Additional Locations:

The bay area is full of stunning, public locations to capture your images. Check out our most common locations. If you prefer a public location not listed, feel free to chat with us about it. Locations beyond 10 miles from the Orinda Theater will incur a travel charge based on distance. Custom home sessions are welcomed and usually take a little longer than the standard 60 minutes. A $45 charge is incurred for client's home location.

Graduate Session: $575

Graduate sessions are available for high school and college graduates and are really fun. Your graduate is welcome to bring multiple outfits and props to reflect their personality and favorite activities including sport uniforms / equipment, musical instruments, dance and drama costumes, etc.

Beloved pets are welcome as well including cats, dogs, horses, birds and more.  We have photographed them all.  This is a great time to celebrate the accomplishments of your loved one and all their hard work.

Your session includes:

  • 60 Minutes
  • 45+ images in gallery
  • Multiple Clothing Changes

Baker Beach / Golden Gate Session: $1275

This very special session places your family in the stunning location of Baker Beach with our iconic Golden Gate Bridge as your background. This a once in a lifetime experience for your family.

We will spend 90 minutes plus capturing all combinations of your family throughout the location including: architecturally and texture rich parts of Fort Point, the windswept hills and trees, and multiple angles of the Golden Gate Bridge. We'll finish with stunning images along the shoreline with its crashing white surf, huge boulders and our world famous bridge. All of this is captured just before and during sunset.

Your session includes:

  • 90+ Minutes
  • 85+ images in gallery
  • Multiple Locations in the area
  • Multiple Clothing Change
  • Stunning/Iconic Bay Area location
  • 1-hour travel time each direction (2 hours Roundtrip)

Combination Sessions

Take advantage of this opportunity to get the most out of your Family session. Combine a Family session with a Graduate session for your son/daughter, or include Headshots to get a jump start on application and resume updates.

  • Family + Headshots: additional $125 (15+ additional images)
  • Family + Graduate: additional $175 (20+ additional images)
  • Family + Headshots and Graduate session: additional  $300 (35+ additional images)
  • Combination Sessions are 90 minutes

Only the best of the best images from your session will be placed in your gallery. Each image in your gallery is individually evaluated and has been artistically cropped and the color balanced and tonality have been ideally set.  If you want to adjust your images we are well known for the beauty and authenticity of our retouching services

Retouching Services

Our retouching services include:

  • Smooth out skin tones
  • Removal of blemishes and scars
  • Removal of glass glare, braces and double chins
  • Lighten dark circles & soften wrinkles
  • Whiten teeth
  • Head transplants from one image to the another to create that ideal family image
  • Fill in hair gaps, color your roots or clean up stray hair
  • Clean up distracting elements: dirt on wall, debris on ground, etc.
  • Hot lighting spots on faces, bodies and in background
  • A little bit of body shaping/slimming can go a long way
  • And more!!!

Retouching begins at $15 per image
Final charges will be based on the complexity of the request.

Product Offerings

All of our products and vendors have been carefully chosen for the highest quality. We have made all of the hard decisions for you so all you need to do is select your favorite images and how you want to display them. Detailed pricing will be reviewed during your consultation.

Portrait Prints: Our portrait printing is done with one of the premier professional labs in the world. Exclusive access for this professional lab is only through our services. For your convenience, you can order your portraits directly from your gallery and they will be shipped directly to you. Terry will personally review your order and check your cropping options before releasing it to the lab.

Framed Portraits: Your portraits will be beautifully printed from our lab and then custom matted and framed. To make it easy for you, we have selected a timeless wooden framing option in either black or white. Your framed portrait will be matted with an archival 2” white mat. Your portrait will be professional sealed with clear or non-glare glass and the back is sealed and ready for hanging in your home.

Gallery Wrap Canvas Portraits: Gallery wraps are a beautiful artistic option for your home. Your portrait will be beautifully printed on classic canvas with museum-like quality and wrapped around a 1 ½ inch wooden stretcher bar. Gel coating is added for protection and your art piece comes ready for immediate hanging. Black or white Float Frames also available.

Signature Albums: Our signature albums are gorgeous and classic. They are a perfect way to display the favorite images from your session in a keepsake that is built to last for generations to come. All of our albums are designed with a black leather cover. They include 24 of your “best of the best” portraits printed directly on archival safe premium papers. Thick or thin pages available. Your name will be elegantly embossed on the cover.

Frequently Asked Questions