Family Session Guide

Location and Timeframe:

I am a natural light, lifestyle, on-location photographer. Together we will choose the perfect location for your session.

Family sessions are about 1 1/2 hours. I prefer to do family sessions when the light is at it's best in the early morning or in the evening an hour before sunset.

Pricing & Your Gallery:

Your family session fee is $125 which includes your session time and preparation. Prints and digital files are sold separately.

Your session fee also includes a Print & Design Session held about 2 weeks after your session. This is where you get to all the fruits of the session pay off. You'll view your photos on a slideshow and an online gallery. I’ll help you sort through the images and make final decisions on what will look best with your decor. I’ll show you actual size and pair images together for a stunning album or wall gallery. I can add textures and design elements, or just let the portraits shine on their own. You will be able to see and feel the print products before ordering as well.

To read more about my Print & Design Process go HERE

An average family spends between $300-$900 on their custom designed wall galleries, albums, and digital files. (Digital file collections are also available)

My Style:

My work is authentic and sentimental with a fine art quality. As a trained fine art painter I imagine your family as fine art. I do not try to make you look perfect, stiff, or unnatural. I will never ask your child to "say cheese". I want to capture your authentic selves and tell the story of your family through images. I won't have you stand in stiff poses but I will guide you into real reactions. I like to get one shot of everyone looking at the camera but then you will hear me asking you to look at each other rather me. I will never ask your children to be anything but themselves. My sessions are fun and laid back with lots of guidance from me. You'll never feel uncomfortable or unsure of what you should be doing.

My Promise To You:

I'm Flexible: Whenever children are involved I know things don't always go as planned no matter how well prepared we are. My contract just asks that you give me 24 hours notice if you need to reschedule.

Your session will be fun and stress free:  My goal is for you to love your session experience as much as your photos. I don't want you to look at photos from your session and remember how you had to pester and bribe your child to smile. I promise you won't worry about your child's behavior because I will have prepared you on how I handle everything that could possibly go wrong. I help you and your kids relax and have fun with music, simple games, jokes, and goofiness on my part. You will be able to let loose as a parent for an hour while I take control.

A beautiful gallery of images you don't have to wait long to receive: Within 3 weeks of your session you will receive a link to an online private gallery.

Images you will be proud to show off: Your images will be loving, connected, and authentic. All of your images will be edited and retouched with care. You will love what your family and friends say about them when seen online and in your home.

Prints, Albums, and Canvas Products:

When you order through me I can show you product types before you order, make cropping decisions, ensure color quality, sure you receive high quality products from one of the finest print labs, and design products for your needs and style.

*You can order products directly from your gallery! Send your gallery link to family members so they can order prints and other products.

I can't wait to create your custom session. Please don't hesitate to ask questions and share your vision.

Contact info:

  • Email: emilydowell@emilydowellphotography.com
  • Phone: (614) 327-4738.

"Photography is the art of frozen time...the ability to store emotion and feelings within a frame" - unknown

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