So glad you’re interested in creating some beautiful memories of your family with me! This page is titled “investment” for a good reason. The newborn photographer market is over-saturated currently. There are so many choices for customers and it can be overwhelming to try and figure out why some photographers offer sessions for $50 and you get to keep all of the images from your session and then other photographers charge up to $400 for the session fee and you still have to spend a print minimum of $200 per session! Well, you can probably guess that the $50 sessions probably won’t yield the images you want, but are at an appealing price point! This doesn’t mean that your children aren’t cute in the pictures but that the quality of the image is not.
Check out these comparisons. All my work, but they are an obvious progression of my talent, and an even better example of what I’m talking about. Anyone can pick up their DSLR and maybe even put on a fancy lens, but unless you know how to use your camera, you’re going to end up with mediocre images at best. (I promise I’ll get to my pricing after these pics!)
None of these examples are meant to bash any new photographers, rather they’re to be a justification of my prices. Everyone starts somewhere and I too offered less expensive sessions where my clients were given all of the session images on a cd. Unfortunately, with an increase in skill and knowledge, comes an increase in price. Not many people are aware of just how much time photographers put into a session. Think: planning location, styling, prop searches, shooting at the session, travel to and from, babysitter coordination, uploading, sorting sorting, editing times two, uploading to a gallery and then print ordering and shipping to clients! Whew!
Custom photography sessions begin at $150 for a fully unique session, (this is the basic studio fee for a portrait studio session. Session fees vary with types of sessions. Please submit an inquiry for more specific information). Many different packages are available to choose from and all include between two and five prints with the digital files associated with your choices. Additional prints are ordered a la carte to make sure your products are the highest quality.
I truly hope to book a session with you and your family! I love becoming friends with my clients and watching your children grow!
Jennifer Kohl Photography specializes in Newborn, Baby, Family, Lifestyle, Birth and Senior Portrait Photography in Birmingham, Michigan and surrounding areas including but not limited to Detroit.