Birmingham Alabama Lifestyle Family Portraits

Lifestyle + Destination + Family Portrait Session Booking Process

Portrait sessions are $500.

Please don’t let that price scare you away, and please let me explain what I can offer you.

I understand everyone is on a budget, but I genuinely feel the value you’ll be getting from what I can provide you is well worth the cost of coverage for a portrait session. Think of it as a wise investment since these photos will be lasting memories. You are not going to find a better value than what I am offering.

I’ve been photographing portrait sessions since 2010, so you are not in the hands of an amateur or someone who does not know what they’re doing. Photographing a portrait session is far more than just taking pictures. I help you as a de facto coordinator, a sounding board for any creative ideas you might have, and someone who will make sure your session goes off without a hitch.

That’s why I price portrait sessions by the customer service I’m providing, and, most importantly, your wants and needs. It’s incredibly important to let me know what you’re looking to get out of a portrait session so I can let you know what I can do for you

First and foremost, I want you to read this entire page to take in all the details and information I have regarding portrait sessions. I also want you to take a look at the galleries from the many lifestyle and family portrait sessions I’ve photographed in the past.

This will help you decide if I’m what you are looking for when it comes to a lifestyle + family portrait photographer.

If and when that is done, the process to inquire about choosing DSmithImages Photography as your lifestyle + family portrait photographer begins with a simple contact form. That helps me get some information about you and what you’re looking for in terms of a portrait session.

You can use the form just below or visit my contact page to get the process started.

I’ll then send you a customized message as soon as possible with all sorts of helpful information about the type of portrait session I can offer you.

This information will include detailed pricing information for the type of session you want. I want to let you know what I can best do for you to help meet your wants and needs, but I can’t do that if you don’t reach out. 

Do note that all portrait sessions are priced with no time limit or limitations on the number of locations used. 

You will also receive four different versions of your photos in high-resolution format which is print-quality. You’ll receive an “out-of-camera” version, which is adjusted just for cropping and exposure. You’ll also receive two edited color versions and a black-and-white-version.

Your photos will also be delivered back to you within a matter of days. I do not make you wait weeks or months to receive them.

If we all feel that this is going to be a perfect fit, we’ll then schedule a consultation over the phone or Zoom. That is where we’ll go over all sorts of creative and specific details regarding your session. It’s also a great opportunity to ask questions and get to know each other better.

To book your session, a signed agreement + a retainer of, typically, 1/2 of the package price would be required. The final payment would be due the day of the session.

Once the agreement and retainer are handled, I’ll happily put your date on the calendar and brag about the upcoming session. We’ll then be in regular communication leading up to your shoot as we talk about more creative ideas, scheduling, and coordination details.

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Family + Maternity Portrait Sessions

Maternity + family portrait sessions are always so beautiful to photograph, and I’d love to set one up for you!

Family and the impending growth of a family is such a happy moment to celebrate, and I want to give you beautiful photographs to help you look back on things.

Maternity sessions can be solo or with your partner. It is up to you. We’ll pick a beautiful location that’s accommodating and comfortable.

Family sessions can be with just the immediate family or really as many members as you’d like to include!

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Engagement + Couples + Self-Love Portrait Sessions

Whether it’s you and your special someone for a couples + engagement session, a group of friends, or just you by yourself in a self-love session, I’d love to set up a shoot for you!

We can shoot wherever you want. A rustic and rural setting, an urban cityscape, or anything in between. I’d love to make your dreams a reality!

These sessions are all based on your input and what you have in mind. I want to know what you’re thinking so I can best match that for you.

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Destination Portrait Sessions

Everyone should go on an adventure in their lives, and everyone should have some great photos to document that occasion!

Whether it’s a couples + engagement session, family session, self-love session, or anything in between, I’d love to be your photographer!

That is why it’s my pleasure to offer adventurous lifestyle portrait photography sessions for couples and families who want to have photos from their travels to beautiful locations all over the United States!

Because these sessions require a bit more planning and prep work, they do cost more than a normal session, but the expense is well worth the memories you’ll have once the adventure is complete!

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Scheduling a Lifestyle + Destination + Family Portrait Session

When you touch base about scheduling a portrait session, I’ll ask you what time is the best for you to do the shoot.

I strongly prefer, recommend, and request portrait sessions to be done in the early morning (At or just after sunrise) or in the afternoon/evening (Think closer to sunset).

Those times provide the most dynamic and amazing lighting conditions to get pristine cinematic-quality portraits.

I avoid portrait sessions during the mid-day (A little before, during, and right after 12:00 P.M.)

I also only do a maximum of two portrait sessions a day, so you don’t have to worry about me being overbooked or anything like that.

I’m happy to be available for any and all portrait sessions within a 250-mile radius of my home in Birmingham, Alabama.

This includes a large part of Alabama along with the Nashville + Atlanta metro areas and many more locations in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Georgia.

This also means I do not charge any additional travel fees for portrait sessions in these areas.

If you happen to be outside of the 250-mile radius and are still interested in booking a session, definitely send me a message. I don’t like charging travel fees if I don’t have to, so I’m sure we’ll be able to work something out.

I never want distances to keep you from getting the photos you deserve!

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Lifestyle + Destination + Family Portrait Photography Package

No matter the size and scope of the session, everyone receives a session with no time limit attached. I don’t want to be constrained by a time limit when shooting your session.

Once the session is complete, your photos will be delivered to you in a private password-protected gallery. That is where you’ll be able to download the photos in high-resolution format, which means full print quality with full print rights. They are also going to be delivered in “out-of-the-camera” format, which is just edited for cropping and exposure, along with two different edited color versions and a black-and-white version.

You’ll also receive a print and product credit to spend on physical prints so you can get a jump start on having some great keepsakes from your session.

All sessions also receive lighting quick turn-around times on your photos. You are not going to be waiting weeks and months to enjoy your photos. I guarantee that.

I also offer coordination services and assistance for all sessions. If you need creative or logistical help with something, I’m happy to assist.

All travel considerations will be included in the final price, so you will be hit with any additional charges. I travel all over the United States, and I’m happy to do so for your graduation session.

Portrait sessions are $500.

Please inquire directly for a personalized quote based on the date, location, and specifics of your shoot.

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