You will find me on the sidelines, wandering pathways and snapping candid shots during moments in your life. It is then that you will realize that you also inspire me to create photography about you!
Portrait Sessions can be so Exciting!!
A little bit about myself and why I am a photographer… I love capturing those moments of everyday life and achievements. Through studying different types of photography I would be classified as a “lifestyle” or “journalistic” photographer. I am not your traditional portrait photographer whose goal is the perfect pose. I am one to follow you and capture your natural characteristics whether it is on the field, down a trail or in an open pasture. You will find me utilizing natural light on locations you choose! I do not photograph with flashes or fancy lighting setups.
I am a sports photographer and I love learning and photographing you doing what you love to do outside of sports. We can bring the sports aspect of your life to different locations such as basketball in the city, football on a dirt road or baseball amongst country fields along with capturing your family life in these locations. Not into sports… that is okay too… we can adapt any session to suit you and your family’s lifestyle and aspiration. All Portrait Sessions are created specifically for you and your family!
We can take as many pictures at multiple locations fairly close to each other as a session will hold. Travel time between locations during a session will be counted as a part of your session time. You will also have unlimited outfit changes remembering the more time you spend changing clothes, the less time we will have for your session.
After your session I will sort and process those images that I find that are the best. You will then receive a link to your online gallery with 20-30 processed images (some may be in both color and some in black and white). You will be able to sort through your images selecting your favorites and then ordering your final prints from your favorites. An easy process done right on your phone tablet or home computer with the instructions provided with your link. Your gallery will be open for viewing and ordering for 60 days from the date of your email containing your link and instructions for ordering. After the 60 days you may have your gallery reopened for 2 weeks for $25.00. You can request wording, quotes, names and dates to be added to the images in your gallery at no extra charge prior to placing your order. You can even ask for images in your gallery to be changed from color to black and white!
A Portrait Session is $100.00 for 90 minutes of time. Portrait Sessions can be 1 person to 20 or 30 people. I tend to be asked to photograph for several different situations and it just gets complicated to have details for each different situation… this makes it so much easier. You will receive a consultation that can take place online through emailing or in person. With everyone having busy lives, most do this via email or over the phone. Please let me know if your session is for a particular reason, how many people will be joining you and the location for your session. Remember, I do prefer outdoor settings as I am a natural light photographer. For multi-family situations, I recommend that you make a list of all of the different groups of people that you would like pictures taken of. This is a time to take advantage of your session and get everything that you are wanting!!! I will have a contract for the person who has contacted me along with a receipt of payment and a model release for everyone (heads of families listing their immediate family members) to sign at the beginning of your session.
I do not photograph weddings on a big scale but I have photographed very small intimate weddings with just family. If you are looking for an Engagement Session, I recommend that you double check with your wedding photographer as most of them have packages that include an Engagement Session. If you are interested in Senior Portraits… you will want to see my information specifically for Senior Portraits.
All pricing for prints can be located on the “Print & Package Price Sheet”. Please use the Contact Form to request a copy of my "Print & Package Price Sheet." Packages are for prints only and do not include your Session Fee. You will also have the option of purchasing high resolution files with a full print release. Multi-Family Sessions interested in a disc will want to let me know as I do have special pricing in these situations to save you money. **There is NO GUARANTEE of the printing (print quality) of any images that are not ordered through Photography by Char or printed by Photography by Char’s printing company. ***There will be an extra charge for Portrait Session location outside of my normal photographing range.
I look forward to hearing from you soon to book your Portrait Session!!!!! You may contact me via the Contact Form on this website, Email @ PhotographybyChar@gmail.com, Phone @ (517) 756-8406 or at Photography by Char on Facebook