Let's Talk Money!

What is a photo worth?  Well, it depends on the photo.  Think of your family photos.  How much could a person pay you to never see those photos again?  If your favorite photos of your favorite people, places, pets, or things were destroyed, what would you give to get them back?  A photo isn't just a piece of paper with an image.  It's a snapshot in time that captures life.  It's a memory.

It's a story.

It's a photograph.

Here at Sierra Photo, we don't like to waste time or money, and we don't want you to waste time or money either.  All of our packages are custom built to our clients based on what time, equipment, and resources are needed to create the imagery.  We don't need to sell you 127 photos of the same pose in different sizes.  We'd rather sell you the image you want over your mantle.

For our family clients, we start with our standard sitting fee of $150 which is due at our portrait planning session.  We like to collaborate with all those who will be in the images to determine the best time, location, and lighting resources.  At this planning session, we want you to bring portraits you like.  Show us the pinterest boards and google searches you've been enjoying so we can customize your session.  We don't have limits on the number of people or pets in the session because we know that families come in all shapes and sizes. At the planning session, we'll resolve all of your questions, like what to wear, what to bring, and how much time to expect for your portrait session.

On the day of your portrait session, just relax.  The best photos will come when your family is comfortable, interacting like normal.  We'll take care of getting the baby to look in a certain direction. We've got methods for getting your family pet to look at the camera too.  We'll be moving some equipment around and showing you the raw, untouched images in the back of the camera from time to time (although we may save a few for later).

It generally takes us two to three weeks to get edit and get printed proofs after the session.  Some sessions take less, some take a little longer, but we'll discuss that in the planning session so you know exactly what to expect.  Once the printed proofs are in, we'll schedule an ordering session.  You'll get to see your images in quality print to select your favorites.  Please invite all decision-makers to the ordering session as we'll be completing your print order then.  We offer ordering sessions at any location including in your home so we can measure spaces and help you plan your wall art.  

We like to be upfront about financial expectations.  Our average portrait client spends between $600 and $800 on their custom artworks.  We truly appreciate and support those who support our community; so we offer regular discounts and specials for military, teachers and educational support staff, police, fire, medical employees, student-athletes, and students with a 3.5 or higher grade point average.  Offers cannot be combined, but we'll ensure you get the best offer available.

Your final prints, canvases, and metal artworks will take about two weeks to arrive after the ordering session.  When they come in, we'll deliver them in person to ensure you're happy with the final product.

Here at Sierra Photo, we know the importance of a good quality portrait.  So much can be said in an image like personality, interests and accomplishments, relationships and emotions.  It's so much more than just a click.