Sessions

Why I do this…

As a child, one of my favorite things to do at my grandparent’s house was to go through the family photo albums.  They were huge, thick albums, stuffed full of my family’s past and present.  They were our family’s priceless memories.  I understand that we have become immersed in a digital age, there is no doubt about it.  Still, how many of you envision gathering around the computer with your grandchildren and hope that your digitals files aren’t corrupted so you can share their history.  Doesn’t quite have the same bonding potential does it?  How many printed photo albums of your family do you currently possess?  How often do you “visit” your own digital images stored on your computer, or that disk of images in your drawer?

My heart and soul goes into capturing these moments in your family’s life.  It is my deepest hope that your images will be treasured by your family for many generations.  While I use digital equipment to photograph our session, I am first and foremost a fine art print photographer.  I want to create images that will be displayed on your walls or in beautifully illustrated albums, images that capture the beauty and spirit of your family or special day. Unlike traditional consumer prints, the professional print labs I have chosen, provide my clients with products that will look the same in 100-200 years as the day they were delivered.

If this isn’t the type of service you are looking for, I understand completely, but it is the type of service I offer.  As various digital mediums come and go, your printed art will stand the test of time.  While I feel very strongly about my pricing and the value it represents, I also understand that it is a considerable investment for some.  For this reason, I offer payment plans, on request.  (…and fear not, you digital junkies, I still have ways to make sure you are able to share your session across the vast interwebs to cause family and friends to spontaneously ‘ooh and ahh’.)

 

Maternity & Newborn Sessions

Reservation-Amy_Vanwyk_PhotographyCUSTOM MATERNITY SESSION – $275

This session includes professional hair and makeup and is a styled session.  Your imagination is our only limitation.  This session is for my more creative client that has a special vision for her maternity images.  While your significant other and children are welcome, this session is primarily focused on pampering and capturing you.  Please inquire about pricing for full-family, custom maternity sessions.    The photography portion of this session will last approximately 60-90 minutes and will yield 25-30 images.  I will work with you in the weeks prior to your session to develop your theme.  so, book this as early on as possible to ensure we have the time needed to bring your vision to life.  This session retainer includes session pre-planning, your session time as well as your reveal and design session.  Products are not included in your session retainer.

 

Reservation-Amy_Vanwyk_PhotographySTORYBOOK MATERNITY SESSION – $95

This session focuses on photographing your family in 4-5 posed images and 15-20 photojournalistic captures.  Your session will be 45-60 minutes in length and will yield 20-25 images in an online gallery for your review.  This session can take place in your home or at an outdoor location.  Your significant other and up to two children are included in my retainer.  Additional family members can be added for $15 each.  This session retainer includes session pre-planning, your session time as well as your reveal and design session.  Products are not included in your session retainer.

Reservation-Amy_Vanwyk_PhotographySTORYBOOK NEWBORN SESSION – $245

This session primarily is a photojournalistic session, during which I will capture you and your family interacting with your new little one.  This session will also include 2-3 staged newborn setups that will yield 4-6 images.  The remaining 30-35 images will be story-telling/photojournalistic in nature.  This session can last from 4-5 hours, as I like to take my time to make sure everyone is as relaxed as possible.  This session is done in your home, for your convenience, and will yield 35-40 images of your family and your new addition. Your significant other and up to two children are included in my retainer.  Additional family members can be added for $15 each.  Please book this session around 30-32 weeks to ensure that we are completely prepared in the event of an early arrival.  It is my preference to shoot this session within the first 5-10 days after birth.   This session retainer includes session pre-planning, your session time as well as your reveal and design session.  Products are not included in your session retainer.  (Packages that include products are available.  Details will be provided with your Newborn Session Welcome Packet.)

 

Reservation-Amy_Vanwyk_PhotographyBASIC LIFESTYLE NEWBORN SESSION – $125

This session is considered a mini-newborn session focused on capturing your little one with their family in a more photojournalistic manner.  Your session will last 45-60 minutes, and is done in your home, for your convenience.  This option yields 10-15 images of your new addition’s tiny features as well as your family.  This session retainer includes session pre-planning, your session time as well as your reveal and order session.  Products are not included in your session retainer.

 

Family Times

Reservation-Amy_Vanwyk_PhotographyCUSTOM BABY/CHILD SESSION – $245 & up

Let your imagination roam free!  Childhood is such an amazingly creative time.  This is a styled session, based on a creative theme or style we develop together.  I love a creative challenge.  So, lets put together something magical for your little one(s).  Your session fee is based on the complexity of your concept and the number of family members included.  This session will last 1-2 hours based on the theme and ages of children and will yield 20-25 images.  This session retainer includes session pre-planning, your session time as well as your reveal and order session.  Products are not included in your session retainer.

Reservation-Amy_Vanwyk_PhotographySTORYBOOK FAMILY HALF-DAY SESSION – $345

This session is meant to catch those special moments of your family interacting together, your child playing and everyone being themselves.  While the first 15-20 minutes will focus on posed group and individual portraits, the remainder of our time together will be fun-filled, non-stop laughs and hi-jinx.  Let’s go on a hike, go to the park or have a picnic…or whatever it is your family loves to do together.  These sessions can even be done in your home to capture a portion of your daily life as a family.  I highly recommend this as an annual session as it will beautifully highlight how you’ve grown and changed as a family from year-to-year.   You, your significant other and up to two children are included in my retainer.  Additional family members can be added for $15 each.  This session will last 3-4 hours and will yield 75-100 images.  This session retainer includes session pre-planning, your session time as well as your reveal and order session.  Products are not included in your session retainer.

Reservation-Amy_Vanwyk_PhotographySTORYBOOK CHILD/FAMILY MINI-SESSION – $225

This is the perfect playground or picnic session.  Capturing pure, genuine laughter and emotion is what this session is all about.  Storybook sessions have the ability to bring out the character and charm of your family in a way that is unmatched by the traditional portrait session.  As with my Half-Day Session, we will spend the first 15-20 minutes on posed group and individual portraits.  For the remainder of our 60-90 minute session, I will shadow your family like the true camera ninja I am. Your session will yield 30-45 images.  You, your significant other and up to two children are included in my retainer.  Additional family members can be added for $15 each.   This session retainer includes session pre-planning, your session time as well as your reveal and order session.  Products are not included in your session retainer.

Reservation-Amy_Vanwyk_PhotographySENIOR SESSIONS – $275

This is your time to shine seniors!  You are quickly approaching the point when you’ll go out and start to make your mark in the adult world, graduation!  Let’s showcase this event with a shoot that is uniquely you.  You will have 4-5 wardrobe changes and two different venues.  We will have up to an hour of shooting together at each venue.  I am all about being creative with these, so if you have a special interest or talent you want to highlight, let me know!  This shoot will yield 35-40 high quality images. This session retainer includes session pre-planning, your session time as well as your reveal and order session.  Products are not included in your session retainer.

 

New Beginnings

Reservation-Amy_Vanwyk_PhotographySTORYBOOK ENGAGEMENT SESSION – $150

Guys, about to pop the question and need a camera ninja to cover the big moment?  Look no further, I am your go-to girl!  I will discreetly cover all of the moments leading up to the big question as well as her reaction and response.  You will have my services for up to 45 minutes (but I promise, we can arrange a signal for me to scram earlier to let the happily, newly-engaged have their private time).  This is a photojournalistic session, as I will be capturing moments and emotions as they happen.  At the end of the session, we will do 10-15 minutes of posed images for a total of 15-20 images. This session retainer includes session pre-planning, your session time as well as your reveal and order session.  Products are not included in your session retainer.

WEDDING PACKAGES – $875 & up

Anyone who knows me on a photographic level knows that I am all about being creative and thinking outside of the box.  My approach to photographing weddings is very photojournalistic.  I love telling a story through my images, especially when it comes to weddings.  As a student of people, I am also very passionate about discovering your story.  This allows me to create the images that best portray the full history and range of emotions on your special day.  Contact me today to set up an initial consult for pricing and coverage that will fit your needs.

Payment plans are available for all sessions and products, upon request.  Your session retainer must be paid at time of booking in order to secure your session date and time.  Products will be delivered upon payment of final installment.