Styling and Investment

Two of the most common questions I receive when someone contacts me about setting up a photography session are: 1. How much for a session? and 2. What should we wear? First, let’s get the money stuff out of the way…

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Sibling photo session, Balboa Park, tweens, posh, fresh, all-American,

Investment

The following sessions are on location within 20 miles of 92131 and are suited for:

  • Family (up to 5 members)
  • Engagement
  • Maternity
  • Senior Portraits
  • Headshots

Mini Session

  • 30 minute session
  • recommended locations: Old Poway Park, Balboa Park, St. Greg’s
  • viewing gallery with a minimum of 20 watermarked images
  • two digitally enhanced high resolution images of your choosing delivered via digital download
  • $175 {Beach location $200}

Fun Session

  • 45 to 60 minute session
  • recommended locations: Old Poway Park, Balboa Park, St. Greg’s
  • private viewing gallery with low resolution watermarked images
  • 5 digitally enhanced high resolution images of your choosing delivered via digital download
  • $250 {Beach location $275}

Family Portraits SESSION

  • 60 to 75 minute session
  • on location within 20 miles of 92131
  • recommended locations: Balboa Park, Old Poway Park, La Jolla Cove
  • private viewing gallery with low resolution watermarked images
  • 8 digitally enhanced high resolution images of your choosing delivered via digital download
  • $325 {Beach location $350}

Beach SESSION with Silhouettes!

  • 60 to 75 minute session
  • on location within 20 miles of 92131
  • recommended locations: La Jolla, Del Mar, Solana Beach
  • private viewing gallery with low resolution watermarked images
  • 10 digitally enhanced high resolution images of your choosing delivered via digital download
  • $400

MATERNITY SESSION

  • Ideally for newborns 5-10 days old (older babies are just as adorably photographable, just not as sleepy!)
  • 2 to 3 hour session
  • conveniently at your home (within 20 miles of 92131)
  • baskets and blanket props provided
  • private viewing gallery with low resolution watermarked images
  • 10 digitally enhanced high resolution images of your choosing delivered via digital download
  • $275

NEWBORN SESSION

  • Ideally for newborns 5-10 days old (older babies are just as adorably photographable, just not as sleepy!)
  • 2 to 3 hour session
  • conveniently at your home (within 20 miles of 92131)
  • baskets and blanket props provided
  • private viewing gallery with low resolution watermarked images
  • 10 digitally enhanced high resolution images of your choosing delivered via digital download
  • $275

BUMP to BABY {Maternity & Newborn}

Book BOTH Maternity and Newborn sessions and SAVE $75, making it $450 for both sessions! ($525 regularly)


MULTI-GENERATION FAMILY SESSION

  • for a family up to 15 members
  • 90 to 120 minute session
  • on location within 20 miles of 92131
  • recommended locations: Old Poway Park, Balboa Park, La Jolla, Del Mar
  • private viewing gallery with low resolution watermarked images
  • 15 digitally enhanced high resolution images of your choosing delivered via digital download
  • $495

MINI MULTI-GEN FAMILY SESSION

  • for a family up to 10 members
  • 60 minute session
  • on location within 20 miles of 92131
  • recommended locations: Old Poway Park, La Jolla Cove, Balboa Park, St. Greg’s, Powerhouse Beach
  • private viewing gallery with low resolution watermarked images
  • 10 digitally enhanced high resolution images of your choosing delivered via digital download
  • $395

Special Events (non-wedding)

  • Corporate Events
  • Birthday Parties
  • Festivals, Fundraisers, Community Events
  • CD of event images provided, with printing rights, for non-commercial use only
  • Photo book options available, at additional charge
  • $595 and up, based on your specific needs, contact me for a quote!

 

A la carte

  • Sitting Fee: $150/hour, 1 hr minimum
  • Additional family members: $25/each
  • Digitally Enhanced high resolution images with print rights:
    • 1 or more additional images: $40 each
    • 3 or more additional images: $35 each
    • 5 or more additional images: $30 each
    • 10 or more additional images: $25 each
    • entire collection from gallery: $350
  • Travel: starts at $40, depending on location
  • Photo Books available:
    • 20-page (10-sheets) book starting at $150
    • 40-page (20-sheets) book starting at $250

 

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Styling

Now let’s get to the fun stuff! Of course, if you’re taking the time and money to take photos, you want to look your best! Here are my tips to clients when they’re trying to figure out what to wear:

Coordinated, not Matchy-Matchy

I recommend not being too matchy-matchy; pick one neutral and pick one or two colors. Let everyone work with those choices, using various tones in the same color family (ie. purple (lavender to grape) or blue (powder to navy)), along with different fabrics (sweaters, button downs shirts, polos, flowy tops, etc.). Depending on your choices, even adding a 3rd color for accent or pop will work.

Prints/Patterns

Sometimes our kids (or our!) favorite clothing items have prints in them. That’s totally fine! Just try to stay in the same color family you picked and at the very least pick prints that don’t compete with each other. We don’t want the photo to take us back to our Sesame Street days of “which of these 4 does not belong?”!!!

Comfort

The last thing we want at a photo session is to be pulling at our uncomfortable clothes, or readjusting straps and collars that just don’t fit right. As nice as it is to have brand new (read: unstained) clothes in our photos, it’s important to be comfortable. Make sure you’ve had a good fitting before heading to our session. And most importantly pick what makes you and your family feel good GREAT! There are awesome Pinterest boards with lots of inspiration! Here’s my “Wardrobe, Please!” board, and here’s a search for clothing ideas. I look forward to hearing from you to schedule your session!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // engagement couple session, Rosarito, Mexico beach, pony, flower head wreath

READY TO BOOK YOUR SESSION?

Let’s book your session and capture the unique spirit and sparkle of you and your loved ones!
In order to reserve your spot, a $50 non-refundable deposit is required and can be paid via PayPal. Let’s make it a date!

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