Services and Pricing
Lightsmith Photography believes that you should have all the edited poses from your session. Therefore my business model is to charge only for the session and editing time and not for the photos themselves. Most photographers charge a smaller session fee and then charge 10-30 times their cost for prints. My philosophy is that you should pay for good photography…not for printing. When you choose me as your photographer, you will receive all the edited images as full-resolution files that you can have printed at your lab of choice. Or if you prefer, I can handle printing for you through my professional color lab and I only charge you my actual costs plus a small handling fee of $19 per order (regardless of how many prints you order). Many photographers charge $25 to $75 for an 8×10 print with no digital file included. With the digital files in your hands, you can get an 8×10 printed for less than $2 and through my professional lab an 8×10 will cost you only $2.50. As you can see, that is a potentially huge savings if you order more than a few prints…plus you get all the edited image files to share with your friends and family.
Standard Session - $250
1 to 2 Hour Session
The Standard Session is my most popular option and works especially well with Seniors. The Standard Session includes 1 to 2 hours of time in studio or outdoors which allows for time to change outfits or even locations. You are guaranteed a minimum of 30 edited images from the session and you will also have access to an online gallery for a period of 1 year.
Mini Session - $150
30 Minute Session
The Mini Session is a great choice if you just need a quick session with just a few poses. The Mini Session includes 30 minutes of shooting time in studio or outdoors. You are guaranteed a minimum of 10 edited images from the session and you will also have access to an online gallery for a period of 6 months.
Studio Composite - $250
1 Hour Studio Session
The Studio Composite is a unique offering of Lightsmith Photography that provides images that reflect the personality and interests of the subject. Prior to our session, I will talk to you about the personality and interests of the person we will photograph. The session then includes one hour of studio time in which we will shoot in front of a gray background. After the session I will then remove the background and replace it with background elements to create a few unique art pieces. This style of photo art works especially well with athletes and artists of all types. You are guaranteed a minimum of 4 art images from the session and you will also have access to an online gallery for a period of 1 year. Click the button to learn more about the composite process.
Location Shoot - $250 and Up
Session Time by Arrangement
Location shoots are a great choice for businesses and other organizations that need photos for a website or publications. I can come to your place of business or any site of your choosing and if needed I can bring portable studio lighting. The Location Shoot is priced by the hour with $250 for the first hour (including setup time) and $150 for each additional hour. We can arrange ahead of time exactly what photos you are needing and I can give you an estimate of the time required. Most of my location shoots are no longer than 2 hours.
Photography is the art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything with the way you see them. -Elliot Erwitt