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this is what i’m all about


You guys I am such a nerd! Seriously. I’m sitting here trying to figure out a way to put the way I feel about photos into words without sounding like a total cheeseball.

I’ve been taking pictures for a long time but they took on a whole new meaning for me when I suddenly lost a dear friend. The pictures I had of our memories were instantly priceless. My perspective changed and I learned that even the most ordinary day is precious and the smallest details worth remembering.

Photos are like magic. They have the power to take us back to a moment, remember a feeling, and tell a story. I believe they even have the power to strengthen our families in the hard moments when it feels like it’s all falling apart by reminding us of what matters most and the things that hold us together.

That is what I’m all about. Storytelling. And I’d love to tell your story because your everyday story is precious too. So, how do you want your story told? I offer two different photography experiences, lifestyle and documentary.

LIFESTYLE

The lifestyle experience is probably the closest to what you’re used to; coordinated outfits, outdoor/studio-esque location, and semi-posed. If you need a portrait to hang on grandma’s wall, this is the session for you. We’ll get a combination of classic portraits and candid moments that tell your family story of love, laughter and quirkiness.

DOCUMENTARY

As for the documentary experience, think photojournalism. These sessions are focused on telling the authentic, raw story with absolutely no alterations or interventions. Birth stories are probably what you’re most familiar with but there are so many other possibilities like Day In The Life(DITL) sessions. DITL sessions are are basically me chilling with your family for 4+ hours on a perfectly, ordinary day (see an example here). Other possibilities include family outings, vacations, parties, reunions, etc.

WE SHOULD DEFINITELY HANG OUT IF...

SO, WHAT'S IT LIKE?

 

investment

 

IS PHOTOGRAPHY REALLY AN INVESTMENT?

 

in·vest·ment
/in’ves(t)mənt/

noun

  1. a thing that is worth buying because it retains or increases value over time.

Value of Photography Over Time

*Based on actual data ?

Family Feud

 

Besides people, name something you’d try to save if your house was on fire.

Survey says….

1 – PETS – 29 (of course!)
2 – PICTURES – 25

 

Photography is a lot of things, but most of all, it’s an investment. You are investing in your memories, you’re investing in your story, you’re investing in me (the story teller!) I specialize in offering something for everyone. I’ve bundled my most popular offerings for your ordering convenience, although I also offer a wide variety of add-ons for those wanting a more customized experience!

 

the maren elizabeth collections

LIFESTYLE SESSIONS

MINI SESSIONS – $99

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

• 15-20 minutes
• up to 6 people – 1 outfit
• photographer selected date & location
• (price may vary depending on location)
• 15 high resolution digital files
• delivered via digital download
• print release
schedule your mini session now

INDIVIDUALS/COUPLES – $200

MATERNITY | NEWBORN | MILESTONE | ANNIVERSARY | ETC.

• up to 60 minutes
• up to 2 people – 2 outfits
• 30+ high resolution digital files
• delivered via digital download
• print release

FAMILIES – $285

ANNUAL FAMILY | NEWBORN FAMILY | EXTENDED FAMILY | ETC.

• up to 90 minutes
• up to 10 people (+$15 for additional persons)
• 30+ high resolution digital files
• delivered via digital download
• print release

Reserve your session with a signed session agreement and a $100 retainer. Remaining balance is due one week prior to your session. Mini sessions require payment in full to reserve your spot.

Lifestyle Photo Session Pricing

DOCUMENTARY SESSIONS

FRESH 48 – $250

• up to 60 minute session
• at delivery location
• time & date tbd after delivery
• limited to parents & siblings
• 30+ high resolution digital files
• delivered via digital download
• print release

Fresh 48 sessions are reserved with a signed session agreement and investment paid in full.

BIRTH – $1695

• up to 2 in-person meetings to discuss birth plans and details
• unlimited email, text, and phone communication before and after birth
• on call 24/7 from 38 weeks to delivery
• coverage from active labor (5-7cm) + 1-2 hours after delivery
• (averages around 9 hours of coverage, can and will vary)
• 80+ high resolution digital files
• delivered via digital download
• 2-4 sneak peeks within the first 48 hours so you can announce the good news.
• delivered via digital download
• print release

Birth sessions are reserved with a signed session agreement and $500 retainer. The remaining balance is due your 37th week of pregnancy.

BIRTH/FRESH 48 GAMBLE – $735

IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY ATTAINABLE FOR MY CLIENTS WHERE A STANDARD BIRTH STORY MAY BE OUTSIDE THE BUDGET

• 1 in-person meeting to discuss birth plans and details
• on call from 8am-8pm from 38 weeks to delivery
• coverage from 5-7cm + 1-2 hours after delivery OR extended fresh 48 + in home newborn session
• 80+ high resolution digital files
• delivered via digital download
• print release

Gamble sessions are reserved with a signed session agreement and $250 retainer. The remaining balance is due your 37th week of pregnancy.

BABY MILESTONE PACKAGE – 20% OFF

• Receive 20% off when you book 3 or more sessions within your child’s first 18 months.
• (ex: fresh 48 + family newborn + one year)
• sessions must be booked together

DAY IN THE LIFE – $570

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE. | “MOMENTS ARE THE MOLECULES THAT MAKE UP ETERNITY.” – NEAL A. MAXWELL

• starting at 3 hours
• I go where you go
• (home, grocery store, zoo, etc.)
• 80+ high resolution digital files
• delivered via digital download
• print release

DITL sessions are reserved with a signed session agreement and $250 retainer. The remaining balance is due one week prior to your session. Client is responsible for travel/admission if any.

Additional session time may be purchased at $50/15 minutes or $190/hour. *6.75% sales tax is collected as required by law*

I look forward to providing you with photographs of unforgettable moments from this season of life. Let’s get the ball rolling! Click the button.

HAS YOUR INNER VOICE BEEN SCREAMING “HECK YESSSSS!!!” AS YOU READ ALONG? THEN LET’S DO THIS!

 

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(SAY HELLO AND LET’S TAKE THIS TO THE NEXT LEVEL!)