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2016 Photography Price List and Details
First off I want to thank everyone for a very successful 2015! With about 90 session completed it was busy year. I did start the year off with a newborn so when I say busy, boy was I busy! As much as I loved each and every session I photographed, my goal for 2016 is to slow down a bit. Being a full time stay at home mom to my three kids I do have to balance things a bit. I have to decided to limit sessions this year to 30 mini sessions and 10 lifestyle sessions (maternity and newborn included). I will not be booking births at this time but will be re-evaluating things this summer. I will begin booking for the 2016 in the month of February with sessions starting up again in March. My last session of the year will be the weekend before Thanksgiving. Below you will find all the updated prices and a few changes on the session packages.

All sessions are not booked until payment or deposit is received. Mini sessions are due in full and Lifestyle, Maternity and Newborn sessions a 50% deposit is due at booking with the balance due on session day. Once the client receives the contract, payment must be received within one week or the session will open up to the next client. Payment will be accepted via Papal or personal checks/cash mailed to address provided on contract. Contracts go out biweekly.

Mini sessions are offered during the spring, summer and fall. Three dates will be available during the spring and summer and ten dates will be offered during the fall. Each date will have 2 slots (sometimes one). Just a reminder that the photographer picks the location for the mini sessions. This is done so I can plan to have multiple families back to back and I have a good estimate on the lighting. These are usually locations that I have used in the past so I know the conditions well. These sessions are designed for one family unit. Each additional member outside immediate family will be an additional $25 and more time may be needed. This includes grandparents, aunt, uncles, friends, etc.

Unless the disc is purchased the session will come up with a gallery of downloadable images up to a 5×7 print size with color images only. The gallery will be open for one month.

Pop up sessions are the only sessions where payment will be accepted on session day. I plan to have at least three pop up sessions during the spring and summer. There will be no pop up sessions in the fall. Pop up sessions do not include newborns as these sessions are outside in sometimes cooler conditions.

Spring mini session dates and locations are set. Summer will be announced in the spring. Fall will be announced in the summer. Those who book their sessions first get to pick date and location in order of booking. Reminder mini session is not booked unless paid in full.

All sales/deposits are final. If a session is canceled the client will have the opportunity to reschedule their session for another date with a six month time frame from the original date.

Additional fees will apply to rushed orders or images emailed to clients. Sessions take up to 3 weeks for processing but usually much sooner.
-Rachel

My specialty is the growing family and as a lifestyle photographer I want to tell your story. I am committed to making this easy and affordable for you, but most importantly to give you quality work. I do not have a set number of images that I present to you, instead I give you all the pictures that I feel as an artist you would want to see (does not apply to mini sessions).  I want you to have a variety and love your pictures every time you see them. I want your pictures to be timeless and in years to come I want you to look at them and see them just as they were captured. I do not use filters or textures for this reason.
I tend to leave out the props and use nature and the sun as our guide. I do capture some traditional posed shots as I know these work great for gifts. However, my goal is to capture your family’s interactions and the love that you share in a fun and relaxed environment. Which is all those real life, everyday, spontaneous, and in the moment pictures. Those are the memories you will want to remember.

It is important to book maternity and newborn sessions as soon as you know you want to purchase them. These are time sensitive sessions. I suggest maternity sessions be schedule in the last 4-6 weeks of your pregnancy. This way your belly is nice and full but you are still pretty comfortable to move around. Newborn sessions need to be scheduled in the first two weeks when they are still in that all day sleep pattern.

Prices
Maternity Photography
$375 includes one to two hour session with multiple clothing selection and up to 2 locations. I suggest an indoor and an outdoor location. High resolution images can be purchased for an additional $200 with the addition of black and white copies.
Birth Photography
I am not be booking births at this time.
Newborn Photography
$375 includes up to two hour  family lifestyle session in your home with posed portraits of the newborn. High resolution images can be purchased for an additional $200 with the addition of black and white copies.

When Purchased As a Package:
Maternity/Newborn-$650
Maternity/Newborn/Six Months/One Year-$1200
High resolution images of both sessions can be purchased for an additional $200 with the addition of black and white copies.

I love watching families grow and they quickly grow out of the newborn phase. I offer family mini sessions several times a year  so my clients are able to document their growing families throughout the year. These are at a location of my choice and are seasonal. With these sessions the client will receive about 80-100 images in a gallery of downloadable images.

Family Mini Session
$225 includes forty-five minute session.
These are my most popular sessions and book up rather quickly. This includes one family unit only. Any additional person will be an additional $25 per person. This includes grandparents, aunt, uncles, cousins, and friends. Extra time will be needed as well. More than two family units with children will be considered an Extended Family Session. See rates below. You will receive a gallery of 80-100 color downloadable images up to a 5×7 print size in an online gallery. High resolution images can be purchased for an additional $150 with the addition of black and white copies.

Lifestyle Session
$450 includes up to two hours at a location of your choice. These sessions are best done in your home or at a location that is unique to your family. A few activities that your family enjoys doing together is encouraged. Whether it be baking, playing games, reading books, playing dress up, riding bikes or just about anything that captures your family right now in those special day to day moments. These sessions are relaxed and fun and are the best ways to document childhood. High resolution images can be purchased for an additional $200 with the addition of black and white copies.

Extended Family Session
$600 includes up to two hours at a location of your choice. Multiple family units. High resolution images can be purchased for an additional $200 with the addition of black and white copies.

Pop Up Sessions
Something new that I started up in 2014 is The Pop Up Sessions. The idea behind this is an easy and simple way to get a few portraits for a low price. I do these when I have some room in my schedule and I honestly when I am just feeling up to it. They may happen every few months, a few times a year, or more often. They are usually announced a week in advance and first come is first served. These sessions are not for every child as some kids need more time to warm up to the camera. It will be a mixture of portraits and lifestyle images captured.
$50 per individual child. Ten minutes or less. These are not family portraits. They are designed to capture your child in a fun environment. Occasionally I will include props or let the location itself be the prop. Images will be full resolution and a link to the gallery of 10-15 images (in black and white or color) will be emailed to the client. Contracts, payment, and release forms will be collected on site. All sales final.

Business Portraits/Group Photographs
$150 includes location of your choice. You will receive a gallery of 20-40 color, high resolution images of individual and/or group portraits.
$100 includes location of your choice. You will receive a gallery 10-20 color, high resolution images of  individual “head shots” only.

Southern California Sessions
I travel to Southern California a few times a year and I love scheduling sessions along the way. These sessions are the same to my sessions listed above with additional travel fees included.
$300 Mini Session includes forty-five minute session. These sessions are only available if I have at least two sessions scheduled back to back. High resolution images can be purchased for an additional $150 with the addition of black and white copies.
$650 Lifestyle Session includes up to two hours at a location of your choice. These sessions are best done in your home or at a location that is unique to your family. A few activities that your family enjoys doing together is encouraged. Whether it be baking, playing games, reading books, playing dress up, riding bikes or just about anything that captures your family right now in those special day to day moments. These sessions are relaxed and fun and are the best ways to document childhood. High resolution images can be purchased for an additional $200 with the addition of black and white copies.

I am available to photograph a small number of weddings each year. Wedding Photography begins at $2500. Contact me at rachel@rachelneumann.com for more details.

Mini sessions are due in full at booking and a 50% nonrefundable deposit is required for booking maternity, newborn and lifestyle sessions. 7.5% sales tax will be added to the price of all discs purchased.  Please include a $5 additional fee if you want your package shipped to you. Free local pick up is available.