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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 all-inclusive fee of $425 includes your on location photo session, up to 1 1/2 hours shooting time, and a minimum of 30 edited, high resolution digital files with printing rights. After you receive your gallery you will also receive a soft cover album of 20-30 of your session photos. I wholeheartedly believe in printing your photos and not leaving them stuck on a computer. Therefore I make sure every family has something printed from me.

Sessions can take place in your home or at one of the many beautiful outdoor locations Central Ohio has to offer. Your images will be displayed in a private online gallery for viewing, sharing, and optional a la carte print and canvas ordering. You will be able to download your high resolution photos directly from your gallery

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:

You will receive a print release with all your digital photos so you can order print products from anywhere you choose.

I do offer al a carte print products from a high quality print lab. I have lowered my prices to just above my costs as I want my families to enjoy the highest professional quality printing.

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

You can order products directly from your gallery! For custom products such as wall collages or albums I will either come to your home or email you proofs.

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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