The Process

Select days: May - August

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1 hour SessionsEnjoy your session with enough time for multiple locations and posing opportunities.

online galleryFollowing our session you will quickly recieve a link to your unedited images to pick your favorite 10+ for editing.

downloadDownload your Edited, Full Resolution images with printing rights to print, share and enjoy.

The package

Booking fee

$100
  • FEE goes toward package

Summer Special

$350
  • ONE hour Photo Session
  • 10 Full Resolution Digital Images

supreme

$450
  • ONE hour Photo Session
  • 15 Digital Images

spectacular

$500
  • ONE hour Photo Session
  • 20 Total Digital Images
  • 16x20 Mounted Print

FAQ's

How do we select an outdoor location
When booking, available sessions are listed based on the outdoor location you select -- downtown Fredericksburg or Spotsylvania.
Please note that both locations offer multiple posing opportunities during your hour together.
Can we book a session at another location
Yes! Please reach out to us at info@creative.com to build a customized "lifestyle" package for you. We are happy to travel to clients' homes or to a local outdoor location that might be special to your family. Please note that our availability for these sessions would be outside of the dates listed on our website.
What should we wear
We encourage families to coordinate! If you can find clothes and/or accessories that show off personalities, it's all the better. You also might consider what might match the decor of your home. Choosing a complimentary color scheme allows each family member to choose clothes they like best while coordinating with the rest of the family. Pinterest is a great source of ideas if you need inspiration.
Any helpful tips when planning for a photos with multiple children
As parents of four children under 10 years old, we love kids! We encourage you to use your session to get the most variety of images as possible -- photos of each child individually, with their siblings, with parent(s), etc. Alternatively, if you are interested in having multiple families included in your 1-hour session (i.e. cousins), please consider reaching out to us in advance as it might be best to customize a package for you (as more individuals included might signify more time and more photos than our listed packages allot).
Can we include other family members (i.e. grandparents) in our session
We would love to use your one-hour session to include additional family members! All that we ask is if you plan to include multiple families in your 1-hour family portrait session that you consider reaching out to us prior to booking as it might be best for us to customize a package for you as more individuals included most likely signifies more time and more photos than our listed packages allot. As sessions are booked consecutively, we will honor the starting time of the following family's session.
Can we bring our dog(s)
We encourage clients to consider including their family dogs for our outdoor sessions! We only ask that you let us know during booking so we can plan accordingly.
What does my investment include
Our packages (and upgrade options) are designed to include pre-session preparation, your time with the photographer, and the editor's time during post-production. The packages also include digital files (and print authorization rights). Please note that the only physical product that is offered as a part of our 2017 Summer Portrait Package is the 16x20 mounted print included with the second upgrade option.
What are my package options? When is payment due?
A non-refundable $100 deposit is due at the time of booking in order to secure your session. This deposit is applied to your package total. Our 'base package' for our 2017 Summer Portrait Experience is $350 and includes 10 edited images. There are two options to upgrade -- the client can upgrade to 15 edited images for an additional $100 (a package total of $450) or the client can upgrade to a total of 20 edited images and a 16x20 mounted print for an additional $150 (a package total of $500). We also have a la carte digital file pricing options. For Example: If you purchase the base package of 10 digital files but love an 11th image, additional add-on digital files are priced at $25 each.
What does a "digital-file only package" mean
We exclusively offer digital-file packages. When you purchase your package, the final edited images are shared with you via an online gallery, ready for download. The link with your final gallery will also include a print authorization form that allows you to print, share, etc. If you would appreciate any recommendations from us in regards to companies to use for quality prints, please let us know -- we'd be happy to share our recommendations! Finally, we also have a pricing guide we'd be happy to share with you for print enlargements (i.e. floating gallery wraps).
Do you offer payment schedules
Yes! We would love to work with you. A non-refundable deposit is due at the time of your session to secure your session time. Your final images would be shared with you when the remaining balance has been paid.
What is your rain policy
If the 48-hour forecast calls for rain, we will coordinate with you prior to your scheduled session in order to reschedule. Please note that your $100 deposit would be transferred to the new date based on availability of both parties.
Are there any other accommodations of which I should be aware
If there are any accommodations we can be of assistance with due to accessibility or health, please let us know. Additionally, we would love to have your family dogs join for our outdoor sessions, if desired - please just let us know in advance! Finally, if you are interested in bringing 'props' (like a special blanket) that would make your session feel more personalized, we would love for those items to be included during our time together!
What does the booking process look like
You can book by selecting an outdoor location below -- either downtown Fredericksburg or Spotsylvania. Select an available date and time listed. Fill in your client information such as (family members' names), any special accommodations, and make payment for the $100 non-refundable deposit. You will then receive an e-mail receipt. If you would prefer to book over the phone, please call 540-379-7312. Shortly thereafter, you will receive an e-mail that will include a Welcome Packet. This packet will provide more information about your session (such as directions) and outlines what the process looks like after your session (selecting your package, informing us of any specific, requested edits, making final payment, and the turnaround for receiving your final collection of edited images).
What is the turnaround for the images
Within 48 hours of your session, you will receive a gallery link via Shootproof. This online gallery will have all of the unedited images from your time together. Please do not let any imperfections get in the way of selecting your final images - all purchased images are edited for contrast and clarity. If you have any specific edits, there will be an opportunity for you to list those requests (i.e. a blemish on a cheek). Once you have selected your final collection of images (10+), your package (Package 1, Package 2, or Package 3), and informed us of any requested edits, an email invoice will be shared with you for the remaining package total. Once final payment has been made, Drew will begin editing your images. An online gallery of your final, edited, full-resolution files will be shared with you -- ready for download. Our goal is that the edited images will be shared with you within 2 weeks of final payment being made.

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