Session Information & Pricing

SESSION PRICING (See below for more detailed information.)

(Prices are subject to change without notice. Prices are updated annually.)

Please note: A 50% deposit is required to reserve your session. Your selected time will be held for 7 days and then, if a deposit is not paid, will be reopened. Your session fee must be paid in full prior to the start of your session. Ask about an “early bird gets the worm” discount when you pay in full 7 days in advance.

Maternity: $250
Newborn: $250
Combination Maternity/Newborn Shoot: $400 for both when fully pre-paid.
Babies & Children: $250 for up to 2 children. For each additional child add $25
Birthday Child!: $150
Family: $350 for up to 6 people including at least one adult. For each additional person add $25.
Holiday Mini-sessions: $150 ~Perfect for fall! You get a minimum of five edited images, including individuals and family, and a custom designed Christmas card.
No More School Pictures!: $50 ~You don’t have to rely on the two minute shoot at the school anymore.
Portrait sessions: $250 (one person only)
Engagement/Couples: $250 (included with most prepaid wedding packages)
Wedding: Several packages are available, ranging from $350 – $2500. Please inquire.

Your session will include:

* A discussion of what you want your session to cover. It’s all about you!
* Your session – as long as it needs to be.
* My talent in optimizing composition and lighting
* Artistic enhancements and color corrections
* Pre-sorting the best images (so you don’t have to look at all of the shots in which you had one eye closed!)
* 4×6″ prints in a proof book (because nothing beats real prints!)
* A CD of approximately 20-30 (& often more) fully edited images.
* Access to gorgeous professionally printed enlargements at very reasonable prices (e.g. 5×7″ for $7)
* Loads of laughs and a fun session in which you’re never told to sit on a stool and say “Cheese!”

Maternity:
I prefer to do maternity sessions between 34-36 weeks. Please bring any props you would like incorporated. Dresses, flowing shirts and fitted clothing to enhance your beautiful belly are classic! Session time averages about 1 hour.

Newborn:
Newborn sessions should be done between birth and ten days, and the price includes pictures of the parents with the baby. Bring both a long sleeved black shirt as well as anything else you’d like to use. Siblings should not accompany parents to this session. Newborn bundles look most natural in their birthday suit, but please feel free to bring any outfits that you’d like to incorporate, as well as any props, headbands, bracelets, diaper covers and blankets that you think would enhance the photos. Session time averages 1-2.5 hours depending on feedings and cuddle time.

Combination Maternity/Newborn Shoot:
See above.

Babies & Children: $
Brightly coloured clothing and accessories make for awesome images. A clothing change or two is okay, but younger children tend to get fussy with changes so please keep that in mind. Bring any props or accessories that you would like included. Cakes & balloons are great! Session time averages 1 – 1.5 hours depending upon the child(ren). If your child is sick, please reschedule.

Birthday Child mini-session:
This session is a special one just for the birthday girl or birthday boy. I recommend number shirts or special outfits, balloons, a wrapped present or two, and a cake to dig in to. For a first birthday, I prefer to do this session in studio, but for older children natural light is best. If your child is sick, please reschedule. Session time is 30 minutes.

Family:
Session time averages 1-1.5 hours.

Holiday Mini-sessions:
The holiday mini-session is perfect for fall. It includes a few family photos, individual shots of each person and a custom designed Christmas card. Sessions time is 15 minutes.

No More School Pictures!:
Don’t rely on the two minute shoot from the school gymnasium. With this 15-20 minute session, you get a CD with 2 fully-edited, copyright-waived, natural light images of your child. In addition to this, a full selection of professionally printed & treated sheets are available to you at great prices – wallets, standard sizes and large canvases. See the photos before you decide if you want to order anything – you’re in control!

Portrait session:
This is a session just for you. Grad photos, senior portraits, and just because. Session time averages 1 hour.

Engagement/Couples:
Session time averages 1 hour.

By offering you a CD of images, you pay only for my time and expertise and can print what you want, where you want and when you want. With the copyright waived, you can legally print my images and use them in your digital scrapbooking projects. I include watermarked images for use on blogs, Facebook and other social media. Only watermarked images may be used in a public domain. I retain ownership of the images and retain the right to use them online and in promotional materials at any time but simply grant permission for you to use them as well.

The original CD you are given will be based on my choice of artistic enhancements while incorporating any special requests from you.   At any time I am happy to edit an image for you to a specific crop, colour or effect at your request. Each edit is $20 and must be prepaid.

If you prefer, prints are available at the following prices:

4×6 – $4
5×7 – $7
8X10 – $10
8×12 – $10
11×14 – $15
12×18 – $20
12×12 – $20

If you opt not to receive a CD and order individual prints instead, you will receive $25 off your maternity/newborn/children session fee or $50 off your family session fee. I print with a high end professional lab and can do gallery wraps, leather albums and much more if you desire.

Though I try to keep my prices reasonable while not giving my labour and experience away for free, you may still wonder…

Why does quality photography cost more than Superstore or Walmart? Read this for a great answer!

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8 Responses to “Session Information & Pricing”

  1. Hi, I’m interested of getting photographs taken of me and my daughter. But I want mostly unposed. I was wondering if you outdoor or if you have your own studio? (I live in medicine hat by the way) Please email me back with some more information or feel free to call 403-xxx-xxxx evenings and weekends. Thank-you

  2. I’ll email or call you asap Christiean! (and I deleted your phone number…)

  3. hi there,

    was just wondering if i could get some info on your wedding packages. thanks so much.

    jodi

  4. Jodi, I’ve tried to email you several times and it keeps bouncing back. If you see this reply, please send me an email at nicolebakerphotography@gmail.com.

    Thanks!

  5. would like to make an appointment for family photos, please call me at (403) 524-3459

  6. Hi Megan,

    Thanks for your email! Are you in Medicine Hat or Lethbridge?

    Nicole

  7. Hi Nicole,

    Do you charge $300 for a family of 4? I am looking at getting family pictures done in August at Nicholas Sheran Park.

    Please let me know if your available to take pictures.

    Thank you

    Amanda

  8. Sure do! Availability depends on the date. Email me @ nicolebakerphotography@gmail.com to secure your date with a deposit if it’s available.

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