Fine Art Portrait Sessions with Andowen Photography

 

We all want a photographer who will put us at ease and make us and our families look our absolute best. And as conscientious parents, we've discovered it is just as important to be in our family pictures, instead of always being behind the camera. Our hearts long for images we'd be proud to display on the walls of our homes made of quality products that will last for generations to come. We also want digital images to share that will make our friends and family "Ooooh," and "Ahhhh" with appreciation. As a Fine Art Family Portrait Photographer, I will be especially attentive to your needs and desires before, during, and after your Family Portrait Session.

 


Pre-Session Consultation

Our journey together begins with a Pre-Session Consultation, either in person at your favorite coffee shop or over the phone if you're traveling to the Charleston area at a later date. This gives you the opportunity to ask me questions about the services I offer and see if I would be a great fit for your family. I'll ask you a few questions too! It's a great opportunity for me to see how you'd best love to use your images, let you see and handle product samples in person (I'll share all my product prices too), and give you helpful ideas on the best ways to display your fine art portraits in your home. Many families ask about clothing options and the best locations, and I specifically go over those details as well. I'll give you all my very best tips to make your photography session a smashing success. If you decide to work with me, we'll set a date for your session and I'll ask for a $50 down payment (cash, check, CC) to hold your preferred date and time. The remainder of your session fee will be due the day of your session.

I want you to feel as comfortable going into your session as possible, and one of the easiest ways to do this is to discuss the vision you have for your family before you're ever in front of my camera. Oh, and the coffee is always on me!

Here are the sessions I currently offer:

Maternity

You're about to embark on one of the most
amazing adventures of your life: becoming a mother, becoming a family! Capture the joy

and expectation of your pregnancy with
a customized maternity session.


30-40 beautifully retouched images
Up to 2 hours at your preferred location
$250*

Infant

Babies don't stay babies for long. Capture every long lash, every precious curl, and all those fingers and toes before baby is up, UP and away!

A 2 hour session in the comfort of your home is
recommended for newborns.

30-40 beautifully retouched images
Up to 2 hours at your preferred location
$250*

Children

Capture all the magic of childhood in a session tailored especially for kids. Guaranteed to
capture all the giggles and smiles that
you will cherish for years to come.

30-40 beautifully retouched images
Up to 2 hours at your preferred location
$250*

 

Family

Is your family quirky? Serious? Fun-loving? 
Let us capture all those sides you love so well.

30-40 beautifully retouched images
Up to 2 hours at your preferred location
$250*

 

The Day of Your Session

Today's the day you've been waiting for! Everyone is looking their best, and you may have a few "butterflies" to go with those bowties and flouncy frocks. No worries at all! I'll meet you at your preferred location and we'll ease into your session. I'll give you simple tips to help you look your best as we move through various poses. I've found that most families begin to feel comfortable in front of the camera about 10-15 minutes into their session, and two hours with me will honestly seem to fly by.

I love kids, and letting them play and be silly keeps them engaged too. If you have really small children, we'll take breaks as needed. I promise we will not rush through anything.

Your ideas during this time are always welcome! I've worked with some incredibly creative parents, and it's an honor to partner with your vision for your session.

 

After Your Session

After your session I will personally edit your best images from the day. I use photoshop minimally. This means if you or your child has a blemish that is not an everyday part of your life, I will remove it (think teenage break-outs, bruises, scratches, etc). My editing style is very clean, colorful, and classic. 

Once your images are ready (usually within two weeks), I will contact you to schedule a time to meet for your Preview and Ordering Session.

 

Preview and Ordering Session


There's something magical that happens when we hold printed images in our hands. Our hearts skip a beat, a smile spreads across our face and joy comes. Honestly, this is my favorite part of the process - seeing you engage with your images. I'll bring 5x7 fine art prints for you to hold. This is when you'll look through your pictures, placing them in piles of "Yes!", "No", and "Maybe." Having printed images in front of you allows you to compare similar poses, and easily create groupings for canvases and framed prints.

In addition to offering archival quality mounted fine art prints, I also offer framed prints, gallery-wrapped canvases, framed canvases, and custom albums. The framed prints and canvas options come with mounting hardware already installed. 

Creating custom wall art groupings is a snap! I have a special app on my iPad that will help you visualize what sized art will look best on YOUR walls. This takes so much of the guess work out of the process.

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After you've made a decision on which images to order for prints, canvases, albums, etc. I'll ask for your preferred form of payment. Andowen Photography currently accepts cash, checks, Paypal, VISA and MasterCard. You can expect your custom order to arrive within 3 weeks of ordering. After I receive your order I will call to set up a time to deliver everything to you. 
 

Custom Installation Services

When you purchase art for your home, I won't leave you hanging. Custom installation services are available to my families free of charge. Use that time you would have used trying to align your images perfectly for having a latte with your husband, playing with your kids, or perusing home ideas from the latest Anthropologie magazine. Let me handle the nitty-gritty details while you kick back and enjoy the fabulous worry-free results.
 

Social Media Images

We all love social media, and often this is the best way for grandparents and long-distance relatives to keep up with our growing families. With each pose purchased you will receive a complimentary lightly-watermarked image to share with your friends and family on social media. (The watermark helps ensure your privacy by discouraging thieves from using your images without permission.) Be sure to tag my Facebook business page in your images. I love seeing the comments just as much as you love receiving them!

 

Ready to schedule your next portrait session? Have any questions?
I'd love to hear from you! Please contact me HERE.

*A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your portrait session date, with the remainder of your session fee due the day of your sitting. Session fee includes planning consult, portrait session and one private preview and ordering appointment. All prints, products and digital files are sold separately.

If your session is held outside and the weather is inclement there is never a charge for rescheduling.



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Price includes 8% sales tax. $75 charge for each additional hour.
Additional charge for travel outside a 35 mile radius of Summerville, SC.