Lori Pickens

PHOTOGRAPHY

Your Family Session Details

If you’re looking for a relaxed family photography experience that captures beautiful light, genuine connection, magical moments and timeless images to fill your gallery and eventually your home, you’ve come to the right spot!

The first step in the process is to work together to select your ideal date! Once your date is selected, a signed contract and session fee of $250 secures your date on my calendar.

Given the beautiful colors and temperate weather, spring and fall are the busiest times of year for outdoor family photos in West Virginia. If you’d like a session during one of those times (ESPECIALLY if you want a weekend spot), please get in touch as soon as possible!

Beautiful photographs can be made in any kind of weather, but I understand that there are some downsides to being photographed in the pouring rain or the freezing cold. I can and do reschedule sessions for inclement weather, but am also happy to use your home or one of my favorite indoor locations if sticking to the scheduled date is a priority.  

The first step in the process is to work together to select your ideal date! Once your date is selected, a signed contract and session fee of $250 secures your date on my calendar.

Given the beautiful colors and temperate weather, spring and fall are the busiest times of year for outdoor family photos in West Virginia. If you’d like a session during one of those times (ESPECIALLY if you want a weekend spot), please get in touch as soon as possible!

Beautiful photographs can be made in any kind of weather, but I understand that there are some downsides to being photographed in the pouring rain or the freezing cold. I can and do reschedule sessions for inclement weather, but am also happy to use your home or one of my favorite indoor locations if sticking to the scheduled date is a priority.  

Step 1: 

Book your date

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Woo hoo! After you’ve reserved on my calendar, we get to work together to plan it all out:
The perfect location for your family
The ideal family outfits
What matters most to you
that we capture
Every family I work with
is special and unique and
there is no one-size-fits-all answer
to the above!

Woo hoo!  After you’ve reserved on my calendar, we get to work together to plan it all out:
The perfect location for your family
The ideal family outfits
What matters most to you that we capture
Every family I work with is special and unique and
there is no one-size-fits-all answer to the above!

Step 2: 

THE PLANNING PROCESS

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The day we've all been waiting for!  

Your Job: Keep the family chill and relaxed. Get a good night's sleep and a nap if needed. I know it's easy to say, but try not to stress and rest assured that you are in good hands with me.  

My Job: Keep an eye on the weather. Be at your location on time, with fresh batteries, extra memory cards and a head full of ideas and inspiration. I'll be there to laugh with you, keep everyone engaged and happy, and capture memories that will stay with you for a lifetime.  

Sessions usually last between 45 minutes up to an hour.  

The day we've all been waiting for!  

Your Job: Keep the family chill and relaxed.   Get a good night's sleep and a nap if needed.  I know it's easy to say, but try not to stress and rest assured that you are in good hands with me.  

My Job: Keep an eye on the weather.   Be at your location on time, with fresh batteries, extra memory cards and a head full of ideas and inspiration.  I'll be there to laugh with you, keep everyone engaged and happy, and capture memories that will stay with you for a lifetime.  

Sessions usually last approximately 45 minutes up to an hour.  

Step 3: 

The Day of

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Take a look at the video for an inside look at my signature gallery delivery process for my clients!
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Take a look at the video for an inside look at my signature gallery delivery process for my clients!
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Step 4: 

The reveal

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$250 SESSION FEE + ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COLLECTIONS:

Prints and digital products are purchased after the session. This allows you the opportunity to view your images and select what best suits your family.

$250 SESSION FEE + ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COLLECTIONS:

Prints and digital products are purchased after the session. This allows you the opportunity to view your images and select what best suits your family.

Step 5: 

Choose your package

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ALL GALLERY HIGH-RESOLUTION DIGITAL IMAGES WITH PRINT RELEASE.

$200 COMPLIMENTARY PRINT CREDIT

$1000

Collection 3

25 HIGH-RESOLUTION DIGITAL IMAGES WITH PRINT RELEASE.

$100 COMPLIMENTARY PRINT CREDIT.

$800

Collection 2

10 HIGH-RESOLUTION DIGITAL IMAGES WITH PRINT RELEASE.

$50 COMPLIMENTARY PRINT CREDIT.

$600

Collection 1

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Browse the store integrated into your gallery to select the ideal heirloom quality prints and custom-designed albums to display your family’s images for years to come

Browse the store integrated into your gallery to select the ideal heirloom quality prints and custom-designed albums to display your family’s images for years to come

Step 6: 

LET'S GET SHOPPING!

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FINE ART PRINTS:

5 x 7 and smaller: $6
8 x 10: $12 
11 x 14: $35
16 x 20 : $100
20 x 24: $130

LAY-FLAT LINEN ALBUMS:

20 PAGES
8 x 8: $300
10 x 10: $350
12 x 12: $400

MATTED FRAMED IMAGES:

8 x 10: $150
11 x 14: $200
12 x 18: $280
20 x 24: $415

QUESTIONS
frequently asked

What if I don't need my print credit? 

You are under no obligation to use your complimentary PRINT CREDIT, but it’s incorporated into your collection price and has no cash value therefore I am not able to give you a discount on your selected collection if you don't wish to use it.  You are welcome to use it to purchase additional digital images or gifts for family members.  

What if my kids don't cooperate?

I like to think one my specialities is interacting with kids - both child wrangling the rambunctious ones and also engaging with the quiet ones.  That being said, I'm also a mom, and I get that some times kids just aren't having it.  I'm happy to have patience and if need be try again another day.  

What should we wear?

I believe that simple, classic styles are best and will help provide a timeless look.  I recommend choosing a couple of complimentary colors and choose outfits that coordinate but are not overly matching.  It can be helpful to include layers and textures, and minimize patterns. 

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What if I don't need a full session? 

There are lots of reasons you might be interested in an alternative to the full session.  Maybe you have littles that aren't up for a full hour or even better you want to be able to book multiple sessions with me throughout the year.  I'm happy to offer a mini session any time.  They follow the same structure and collection process listed above, but with a shorter session time and a lower price point.  

Mini session details
(15 minutes) 
Location of photographer's choice
$200 (session fee) + Collection of your choice
Collection 1: 3 images - $200 ($50 print credit)
Collection 2:  10 images - $300 ($100 print credit) 
Collection 3:  All - $400 ($150 print credit) 

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