We pride ourselves on providing a full service, luxury portrait experience. We will be your professional guides throughout the process including: choosing the ideal location for your session, providing resources for wardrobe selection for your entire family as well as the option to borrow from our client closet, offering product advice and wall art design services and over 20 years of professional photography experience.
A Pre-Session Design Consultation
1 Hour of Shooting Time Outdoors -or- in our Custom Lifestyle Studio
Full use of our Client Closet including women's gowns, menswear and children's clothing
5 Fully Edited Digital Images
Matching 5x7 Fine Art Prints
$590 Product Credit
A 1 hour Design & Ordering Appointment 1-2 weeks after session
Upgrade to our
includes everything in the base session, PLUS:
$400 Album Credit
Up to 3 hours of shooting time, experiencing the adventure of your choice!
We'll hike & picnic, go snowskiing or mountain biking, to the fair or the pumpkin patch. The sky is the limit here and we'll help you brainstorm the best adventure for your family.
During the ordering appointment you will have the opportunity to add additional digital files, prints, wall art or albums which are sold separately
We believe that the memories you are investing in should be seen and enjoyed every single day!
Most of our clients choose one of our collection packages with the choice of displaying your favorites in an Heirloom Album or as matted portraits in a 11×14 Reveal Box.
In addition to our collections we offer custom wall galleries designed specifically for your home
using our unique software to show you choices to scale on your very own walls.
You only purchase what you LOVE and every image purchased, no matter the format, arrives with it’s matching digital file to share with family and friends
The design & ordering appointment is hands down our favorite part of the entire process. This is where we show you your images for the first time and help guide you in choosing the very best keepsake products for your home and family.
We believe this is the part that absolutely shouldn't be skipped and sets our services apart from other photographers! We begin with a small slideshow with ideas for wall galleries, albums and newborn announcements and then go through each image one by one choosing the very best of the best.
~Rich, dad to Rory & Euan
Our schedule generally fills up 2-3 months in advance. Fall family session slots are typically completely full by the end of August, so be sure to book early if you're hoping to use your images for holiday cards!
When should I schedule my family photos?
What happens if it rains?
For outdoor sessions we like to being an hour before sunset for the best light, or early morning if that's easier for your family's schedule. Studio sessions can be done anytime during daylight hours.
When do family sessions take place?
We are happy to do a shorter session for you! Our base package includes up to 1 hour of shooting time but if you're looking for something simple we can absolutely do this in a more compact time frame. We find that our base package with 5 images included is perfect for clients who want more of a mini session type approach.
Yes! We encourage older siblings, mom & dad and even grandparents to take part in our sessions and do not charge extra for additional people. Please just let us know in advance who to expect so we can plan accordingly. For families with over 8 we recommend going with a family adventure session to allow plenty of time to capture all the combinations with the least amount of stress.
Do you offer mini family sessions?
Can the whole family be included?
We always watch the weather closely for our outdoor sessions and will keep in close touch if it looks like we might need to reschedule. Switching to a studio session is always an option or we can find another date with more promising outdoor conditions.
How long does the session last?
Our classic family sessions last about an hour while our family adventure sessions are typically closer to 3 hours depending on the activity chosen.
Our studio family sessions now include a same day viewing session! For our outdoor sessions we will schedule a time to view your images within 1-2 weeks of your session.
How long does it take to see my images?
Wait, Viewing Session? What’s that?
Your images are finalized 7-10 days after your ordering appointment and sent via web gallery for your approval. Once product orders have been placed, we generally have albums and collection boxes ready for you in about 3-4 weeks. Please allow 8-10 weeks for custom framing and wall art. Once everything arrives we will let you know that it is ready for pickup at the Glean Studio.
Once my order is placed how long does it take to arrive?
All images that you purchase get basic color correction and cleanup for stray hairs, acne, etc. If you would like us to do anything else, say the word! Extensive retouching is available for an additional fee.
Yes, all of our collections are available with or without the physical products. While we highly encourage creating a keepsake art piece for your family, it is ultimately your decision.
Our family session booking fee goes entirely toward your product order with no obligation to spend beyond this. We want you to walk away with only the artwork you absolutely love and cherish.
How much editing do you do to the images?
Is there a minimum purchase required?
Can I just buy digital files?
A viewing session or reveal session is when we meet with you and any other household decision makers to look at your images together for the first time and place your artwork order. It takes place at the Glean studio or at your own home by special request. At this session you’ll see the products we offer, choose your favorite images, request any changes you might have and we’ll place the order the very same day with cash, check or card.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes! We are happy to offer payment plans with Affirm as well as Afterpay so you can receive your images while your baby is still little- but break up the payments over time.
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