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The Experience

Booking

We’ll have a quick chat over the phone or grab a coffee to make sure we’re a good fit. If you decide to book a session, all you need to do is submit a $375 retainer (which you can use later toward your print collection) and sign an online contract agreement.

 

Session Prep

Using a discovery questionnaire customized from our earlier chat, we’ll quickly brainstorm places with meaning, family rituals, and which activities you can do together to tell the story of your family.

I’ll also send timely guides on what to wear and how to get your partner and kids to around the camera, plus answer any questions and help you through your concerns.

 

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Our Session

It would feel a little weird to have a camera in your face the moment I walk into your house.

Good thing I don’t do that!

That’s why I take the first 15 minutes to hang out and chat, snuggle your pets, talk to kids and test the light levels in your house with my gear. It’s easy and stress-free, and I often hear from moms and dads it’s like having a family friend visit for the day.

If you’re picturing paparazzi or a weirdo lurking in the corner, that’s not how I do. I’ll join you for meals, chat and laugh along with you guys, and become a natural member of the family who happens to have a camera.

If you decide to mix it up – take last-minute road trip, go swimming instead of hiking, climb granite instead of hang out at home – no problem, I’m happy to follow along and see where the day takes us!

 

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The Big Reveal

About 3-6 weeks after our session, we’ll get together in your home for a Design & Order Consultation to enjoy your images. I’ll answer questions and guide you through your options, bringing print samples so you can get a feel for what you’re ordering.

After you make your album order, you’ll get a free online gallery to share your story with friends.

You’ll learn everything you wanted to know, and get advice on everything from how to lay out a wall gallery to how to print those digital files you’ve had stuck on your hard drive for ten years.

Because I’ll answer so many questions in a short time, please be sure to arrange childcare for children under the age of 8 so you can make educated decisions about what’s best for your family without distractions.

From there, I’ll polish up your images and design archival heirloom albums and prints and send them to the lab to be hand-crafted and shipped straight to your door.

 

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2018 Products & Pricing

Prices may change at any time and are subject to seasonal increases. Prices do not include shipping & handling or sales tax.

Session Fees

Session fees are included in collections and you can choose your favorite collection during your first viewing – after you’ve seen the images and figured out how to make your story work for your family.

Prints, Albums & Digital Files

Print & Album collections range from $1800-$4600, with most families choosing about $3900 in albums, wall galleries, and digital files.

Customize your collection and add à-la-carte print products. To give you an idea of what to expect, archival-mounted 8×10″ prints start at $48 and pocket gift albums start at $160. Prices are subject to change at any time and do not include shipping & handling and sales tax.

I’m all about transparency – and you’ll get a chance to check out a full price list before booking your session. Once you’ve submitted your retainer fee & a signed contract agreement, prices are locked in, even if they increase before your session. No surprise fees or shiftyness!

 

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Our Next Step

When to book

Families typically schedule sessions 6-12 weeks ahead, although there may be a 3-6 month wait list during busy periods. I can only promise secured session dates after receiving a signed contract agreement and session retainer.

Contact me today to schedule a free phone consultation, or shoot me an email at hello@ashiaray.com. During our call, we can find out if this kind of session is right for your family.

 

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