How to set up your session.
Start by selecting the type of session you need. We have three different session types based on length of session, backdrops, location and number of images provided. Next choose the theme for your session. This helps us better understand your style to gives us a direction to shoot for.
Need some quick updated pictures? A twenty-minute Mini Session is perfect for you. This session is great for marking a stepping stone in your child’s development (3,6,9month), celebrating a birthday, graduation and other life events. We allow one outfit on one backdrop during Mini Sessions and show 12 to 18 images. We also center Mini Sessions around different events throughout the year. Some of the events we host year after year are…Hello Spring, Summer Nights, Fall in the Park and Portraits with Santa. We are currently booking for all of these events. Call for dates and details. 919-348-4992 Session fee $50.
When you need a little more time and flexibility to capture a special time, choose a Milestone Session. This 45-minute session works well for family, sibling or generation pictures. We allow enough time for two backdrops and one outfit change and we generally show you 18 to 25 images from a Milestone Session. You can also choose to have a Lifestyle Session outside in our studio garden in place of the backdrops. Session fee $75.
For the best of both worlds, select a Premiere Session. This session is generally 60-90 minutes allowing enough time for indoor and outdoor pictures, outfit changes and breaks for the kids. Premiere Sessions are perfect for a Newborn, First Birthday (Cake Smash), when you have extended family in town or want to decorate your home with wall portraits to match your décor. Premiere sessions should be booked one to two months in advance of your desired date so we have time for a consultation before the session. We want to be sure to capture images that match your décor so your wall portraits will be hung for years and passed down for generations. Session fee $125
On location sessions, anywhere in the Triangle add $25
Click on the theme name to see sample galleries.
The lighting scheme for the Legacy Theme is specifically set up to shoot for black and white or bronze tone images. Dramatic images produced from this session make amazing wall portraits that will hang beautifully over a couch or fireplace. Create a wall portrait perfect for your home on a Canvas Wrap, Thin-Wrap Collage or Frame and Mat Collection. Your clothing should be a black or very dark, keeping all of the attention in the photograph on your faces. This theme is available as a Milestone Session or one part of a Premiere Session.
Shot similarly to the Legacy Theme but, with vivid color in mind. Choose the Vivid Theme session when you want that bright colored tutu with the matching bow you just bought to really pop in those prints your sending to family. we’ll choose backdrops that enhance the beauty of color based on the outfits you bring. We want to talk about clothing with you ahead of time so that we can be sure to get the right look and produce versatile portraits that work in any setting. Theme is available for Milestone Sessions or one part of a Premiere Session.
This theme is shot entirely outside in our studio garden. We’ll capture images of your family in a more relaxed atmosphere with casual clothing, having fun just being a family. The best time for the Lifestyle theme is in the spring or the fall, but we can accommodate it anytime. Images from this theme “live” to be printed on canvas. A Canvas Wrap lends an earthy, organic feel to the portrait and presents well in a family room and bedroom. Theme is available for Mini Sessions, Milestone Sessions or one part of a Premiere Session.