Sessions & Investment

I’m so glad that you’re taking an interest in seeking out a photography session for your family. Finding the right photographer can be a little daunting since there are so many options out there. I encourage you to read my continued introduction here, so you can get a better sense of my style and what I’ll offer you in your session. No matter who you decided to work with, I highly suggest asking questions to ensure that you’re both on the same page in regards to your expectations. Not every photographer and client are the right fit for each other so do your homework before making a decision.

What to expect from your session:

Each of my sessions will take place “on location”, meaning not in a studio. Possible locations include a park, field, campground, farmer’s market, the beach, farm, orchard, etc. Another option is in your own home. I use natural light to photograph my clients so please keep this in mind when deciding on a location. If your home is dark with minimal windows, indoors may not be our best option. However, your front or backyard may work great. We can even take a stroll down the sidewalk of your street. We’ll discuss all of the possible locations prior to booking a session together. Note that a traveling fee applies to areas beyond 25 miles of Sunland, CA.

“Lifestyle” photography is what inspires me the most as a photographer and a viewer. It’s real, evokes emotion and tells a story. Your story. In my sessions, I strive to incorporate more natural moments between you and your loved ones rather than strictly posed. Of course, I’ll guide my clients into the best lighting and I may angle them into flattering positions, but I also encourage true interactions between them to provoke honest expressions and reactions.

Maternity: It is suggested that your session take place when you’re at least 30 weeks pregnant. I have a few garments that can be incorporated into your session if you’d like. You can see them in my own DIY maternity photos HERE.

Newborn: It is recommended that newborn sessions take place when baby is 7-10 days old, however, you can book your newborn session up to 3 weeks old. A newborn session must only be booked with one of my “Premium Sessions,” which are 2 hours long. This session will take place in your home wherever the lighting is best. I use natural light to photograph with and I do not offer any props or outfits. I take more of a natural approach to this session making it more “baby-led.” I won’t position the baby into any poses that he/she doesn’t like. I also strongly encourage at least one parent to include themselves in the session, even if it’s for a few shots. If you don’t feel up to being photographed, don’t worry, I can easily capture you in flattering angles and positions that you will love. Also, if you’re breastfeeding, consider allowing me to capture a few shots of these intimate moments with baby as well. I do so in a very tasteful and conservative way (hey, unless you don’t mind bearing it all!). You’ll find an example of this in Baby Gray’s session HERE.

After your session:

Within a week of your session, you’ll receive an email, along with your password, directing you to your gallery where you can view very lightly edited images from your session to choose from for final editing. When choosing your images, ONLY pay attention to the poses and facial expressions that you like best. Your chosen images will further be edited to correct color adjustments, exposure, contrast, sharpening, proper skin tone, subtle skin smoothing (where necessary) cropping and straightening. After you’ve “favorited” your best images, the final editing process will take between 1-2 weeks and your gallery will be updated with your fully edited, high resolution images to download. At this time, I do not offer printing services.

If you’d like further information at any time, please don’t hesitate to email me at misty@mistyjeaninephotography.com. If there’s a particular type of session that you’d like but don’t see it below, email me and we can discuss your needs. Thanks!

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Standard Sessions

The Standard Session details (excludes newborn sessions):

  • 1 hour session
  • Session allows up to 3 people to be photographed ($10 per each additional person)
  • Non-refundable deposit of $50 to reserve your date and rate
  • Number of high-resolution, edited images received depends on which package you choose from below. Should you want additional images than what your session includes, they are $6 each (or 5 images for $25). No printing services are being offered at this time
  • All prices are subject to change at any time. Once your session is booked, your rate at booking is locked in

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Premium Sessions

The Premium Session details:

  • 2 hour session
  • Session allows up to 3 people to be photographed ($10 per each additional person)
  • Allows for one optional location change (excludes newborn session)
  • Number of high-resolution, edited images received depends on which package you choose from below. Should you want additional images than what your session includes, they are $6 each (or 5 images for $25). No printing services are being offered at this time
  • Non-refundable deposit of $50 to reserve your date and rate
  • Newborn sessions offered only in Premium Sessions
  • All prices are subject to change at any time. Once your session is booked, your rate at booking is locked in

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Birth

$350

Birth Session details:

  • 3-4 hours
  • 30-40 edited, full resolution images for download (most to all will be in black & white)
  • A $100 non-refundable deposit to reserve your date and rate
  • No printing services are being offered at this time
  • All prices are subject to change at any time. Once your session is booked, your rate at booking is locked in

I’d like to offer you my personal feeling towards deciding whether or not to have birth photos. Do it! Whether you choose me as your photographer or you just have a friend or family member with a simple, digital camera in there…do it. I treasure with all of my heart, the photos that my husband’s cousin took in my delivery room of pretty much the entire day until the actual birth and then an hour or so after. I will forever be thankful to him for capturing these precious moments for me. Like I said, these are NOT photos that I took, but I’m happy to share with you what our cousin captured for our family-CLICK HERE.

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Belly to Baby Package

$350

Belly to Baby Package details:

  • One Maternity Session (Standard 15) + One Newborn Session (Premium 15)
  • Your baby joins our “Baby Bunch” receiving 10% off of future baby milestone sessions (Standard 15) at 4 months, 8 months and 1 year
  • A $100 non-refundable deposit to reserve your dates and rates, along with a signed contract
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    Baby & Gender Announcement Mini Session

    $120

    Session details:

    • 30 minute session
    • 6 high resolution, edited images
    • Session allows up to 3 people to be photographed ($10 per each additional person)
    • I have a few maternity garments and session props available for use
    • A $50 non-refundable deposit to reserve your date and rate
    • All prices are subject to change at any time. Once your session is booked, your rate at booking is locked in
    • No printing services are being offered at this time
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