The Portrait Investment

To ensure exceptional customer service, availability for portrait sessions is very limited each month during my shooting season (April through October), so booking early is key.

Booking a Photography Session

          The Unedited Package: $75.00

  • 1 look headshot sessions, this is an affordable option if you need a natural updated headshot. Completly natural. 
  • Outdoor session time runs approximately 30 mins.
  •  I choose your Best 3 high Res, images.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $50.00 is due, along with contract, at time of booking.
  • Sibling package, must be booked for same day. An additional fee of $50.00 will be added.

Headshot Package 1: $150.00

  • 1 look Headshot sessions. A quick session to update your headshot.
  • Includes headshot, 3/4 body & fully body or customize on whats needed.
  • Outdoor session time runs approximately 30 mins. 
  • You choose your Best 3 High Res, fully enhanced edited images.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $75.00 is due, along with the contract, at time of Booking.
  •  If you would like to purchase all images from the session, including proofs the charge will be $250.00
  • Sibling package, must be booked for same day. An additional fee of $125.00 will be added.

Headshot Package 2: $250.00

  • 2 look Headshot sessions. 
  • Includes headshot, 3/4 body & full body or customize on whats needed.
  • Outdoors session time runs approximately 45-60 minutes.
  • You choose your Best 6 High Res, fully enhanced images.
  • A  non-refundable deposit of $75.00 is due, along with the contract, at time of booking.
  •  If you would like to purchase all images from the session, including proofs the charge will be $350.00
  • Sibling package, must be booked on same day. An additional fee of $225.00 will be added.

Headshot Package 3: $350.00

  • 3 look Headshot session.
  • Includes headshot, 3/4 body & full body or customize on whats needed.
  • Outdoor session time runs approximately 2hrs..
  • You choose your Best 10 High Res fully enhanced images.
  • A  non-refundable deposit of $75.00 is due, along with the contract, at time of Booking.
  • If you would like to purchase all images from the session, including proofs the charge will be $450.00
  • Sibling package, must be booked for same day. An additional fee of $325.00 will be added. 

Children's/Family Portrait Shoot: $250.00

  • 1 look child/sibling session
  • location: beach/park or location of your choice.
  • outdoor session time runs approximately 60 mins.
  • You choose your best 10 High Res lightly enhanced images.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $75.00 due, along with the contract, At time Booking.
  • More then 2 children  will be charged at $30.00 per extra child. 

Children/Siblings designed prop session: $350.00

  • 1 look Portrait session.
  • I bring props to location, to fit a selected theme.
  • I choose your best 10 High Res lightly enhanced images.
  • Outdoor session time runs approximately 60 min.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $75.00 due, along with the contract, at time of Booking.
  • More then 2 children  will be charged at $30.00 per extra child.

         Senior Sessions: $350.00

  • Multiple looks session / as time allows
  • Outdoor 120 min session
  • 10 High Res fully enhanced images.
  • Includes your proofs of all images.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $75.00 due, along with the contract, at time of Booking.

         Add -Ons:

  • Styled session/ custom wardrobe $250
  • Basic added Retouch image: $25
  • Basic added Retouch 3 or more images: $20 each
  • Make-up/Hair: Not available at this time.  

 I Recommend

      Interlocks Salon:

      58 Merrimac Street, Newburyport, Ma 01950 (978)-465-3010 Interlockssalon.com

Deposit:

A non-refundable deposit is due, along with the contract, 7-10 days after the contract has been sent to you. The remaining balance will be due on the day of the session. If you would like to purchase all images from the session, there will be a extra charge. Depending on your session, each of my sessions can run between about  30-90 minutes, which is guaranteed to you. 
After you have booked a session, I will either mail or email you a contract. Please return this form with the deposit fee, payable to Alex & Bella Photography in either a check or money order (at this time) to reserve your guaranteed time. If payment has not been received within two- weeks, with the contract, your photography shoot time will be cancelled.

Age and Location Particulars

I only photograph babies who can sit on their own up to 18-19 years old for senior high school portraits. At this time, I do not photograph newborn babies, or complete family portraits. Depending upon availability, I am also available to photograph children’s birthday parties. ( Please email me for requests and pricing for the parties). My current session locations are within a 15-mile radius of Newburyport, MA. On special occasions and depending on availability, I will travel outside of this area for an additional fee. Please contact me for further information.

Mini Sessions

I will be conducting mini sessions a few times a year. Be sure to follow Alex & Bella Photography on social media (Facebook and Instagram) for updates on when and where the sessions will be held. These sessions are generally “pop-up sessions” which occur with only a short period of notice.

Location

As I am a natural light photographer, the sessions will typically be held outdoors. I am located on the Northshore of Boston where we are surrounded by beautiful parks, beaches, charming colonial towns and brick cityscapes. I may book certain days at specified locations. 

Wardrobe

 Refer to my what to wear section on my homepage, and my Pinterest account for ideas on clothing. 

Hair / Makeup

Please come camera ready as we will typically not have a hair or makeup person available. This service may be offered in the near future. See above for my Recommendation.

Weather

As a natural light photographer who works outside, it is my job to follow the weather reports closely to anticipate if bad weather will affect your session. A few days beforehand, I will be checking in with you to assess upcoming conditions and decide if we will need to re-schedule due to inclement weather. This is New England, however, and the weather can change very quickly! If we are in the middle of your photo shoot and cannot continue due to stormy conditions, the remaining portion of time left on your shoot will be rescheduled. 

Editing of Your Images

Please allow a 2 to 5-week time frame to receive your images. I always enjoy posting a ‘sneak peek’ on Facebook and Instagram from your session. 

How many images do I receive?

This all depends on the session Package. Also children can be very unpredictable!  These will be high-resolution, lightly enhanced photographs. If you chose to purchase all the photos (Proofs)  from the session at an additional cost, a good estimate would be 20-80 Proof images. 

How will the photos be delivered? – 

We will deliver your images via an online gallery or a photo sharing service, such as Dropbox, or pixiset. I will email you a link to the images so you can print the images yourself.  One online vendor is Mpix which is easy to use and inexpensive.

Print Release

You will be required to sign a print release as part of the contract.  What exactly is a print release? If the photographer gives you permission to print your own photographs, you are able to make your own prints or albums, heck you can even put your child on a mug or t-shirt, if you like. Basically, the photographer has passed the printing rights on to you as a client.

What to bring to a session

Children tend to get hungry often, so please be prepared and have snacks and drinks on hand.  A full belly makes for a happier child, and a better photographic experience for everyone! Young ones may also bring along their favorite stuffed animal, toy, doll, blanket, etc. as a way for the child to feel more relaxed and comfortable in unfamiliar surroundings. If you are changing the wardrobe, please have your outfits ready to wear. From time to time I may supply my own props for the shoot, as well. 

The night before

It is most important that your child gets a good sleep the night before a photo shoot. Overtired, cranky children often won’t be cooperative and we all want to have a great experience!

Amenities

The shoot may take place in a location which is not close to a store, bathroom facility, parking lot, etc. Sometimes you may need to use you car as a place to change as well. Please make sure your child is fed, and has used the facilities before you arrive, as this will make the photo shoot a much more comfortable occasion.