Investment & FAQ

"Photography is the beauty of life captured." - Tara Chisholm

FAQ

How much do sessions cost?

A.Contact me to request my full list of session fee's & digital portrait prices, packages & prints!

To give you a ballpark for up to a one hour session my family sessions start at $200, senior sessions start at $175, newborn sessions start at $300 and general portrait sessions start at $150.

Don't hesitate to contact me with any special requests :-)

What do my sessions include?

A.-Professional editing and retouching of images, such as scar removal or blemishes. I am adept at removing distractions that may have been unavoidable from backgrounds in PhotoShop.
-I use professional gear including a full frame camera, with professional lenses (excellent print quality up to 20"x 30").
-I often use off-camera flash on sessions to produce a stunning, flattering and polished look.
-My sessions are fun and laidback! I love working with clients on finding the perfect location. My style is a good mix of lifestyle and classic posed shots.
-Proofing gallery, print release & instant download.
-All sessions include a complimentary black and white conversion of each file purchased!
-Additional images above the package amount are for sale at time of proofing gallery.
-Print packages are also available.
-Approximate processing time is 2-4 weeks.
-A $50 non-refundable retainer fee is due at the time of booking. Deposits can be paid via PayPal or Check by Mail.

What is included in a Newborn (STUDIO) session?

A.-A pre-session consult via email or phone to discuss the outcome you are looking for in your session.
-Up to 2 hours (depends on how sleepy baby is) of creative shooting time, at the studio.
-I offer classic "Bean Bag" poses. I don't use a lot of props or poses that are unnatural for your baby (such as "froggie pose"). I want your baby (and you) to feel comfortable and safe during their first photo shoot.
-I use a space heater to keep your baby nice and cozy and I also use a white noise machine to help settle baby between poses. We can take plenty of breaks for feeding and nursing.
-Compositions will include portraits of your precious newborn and macro details of their features. 2 outfit/wrap and/or set changes. Colors and themes will be decided upon beforehand.
-All wraps and materials used are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before & after each session. Your baby's well-being and safety are always forefront on my mind.

What happens on an in-home Newborn session?

A.-Let ME come to YOU! A pre-session consult via email or phone to discuss the outcome you are looking for in your session.
-Up to 2 hours of creative shooting time, in the comfort of your own home.
-This session usually includes the whole family, but doesn't have to.
-Poses will candid in nature and have a natural and relaxed feel. If possible, I prefer to shoot these sessions in natural light.
-Minimal to no props are used in these sessions unless requested.
-If needed I can bring a space heater to keep your baby nice and cozy and I also use a white noise machine to help settle baby between poses and we can take plenty of breaks for feeding and nursing.

What happens on a Fresh 48 Newborn session?

A.-Fresh 48 sessions are a wonderful way to capture those first few hours of your newborn's life without having the entire labor and birth documented. These sessions don't require you to pack up your newborn and travel to my studio and are guaranteed to tell a story!
-I will visit your home, birth center or hospital within 24-48 hours post birth (Central Vermont area). My focus will be on capturing the amazing details of your little one such as their sweet little face, a fresh fuzzy head, tiny toes and hands. I will also capture quiet moments between the new parents, such as feedings, diaper changes, bath time and of course will capture the entire family including siblings and grandparents.
-As a mother of two myself, rest assured that I am comfortable in a "post-birth" environment and am keenly aware of the beautiful complexities that birth and postpartum bring. I promise to tread lightly! :-)
looking for in your session.
-Up to 2 hours of creative shooting time.
-An on-site edit 1 or 2 photos for immediate use in your birth announcement, if desired.

How can I pay my booking retainer fee?

A.A $50 non-refundable retainer fee is due for all sessions at time of booking. The fee can be paid by PayPal (use viniaphotography@gmail.com & friends and family if you can) or check by mail (please email me for address).

The retainer fee is transferrable due to rescheduling for inclement weather but will not be refunded if a cancellation occurs less than 24 hours from time of session or there is a 'no show'.