The J&A Experience
from realizing your vision, to the creation of the artwork that hangs on your walls, we’re here to guide you the whole way.
We start off every portrait with an in-person consultation before your photo session. We really believe that creating outstanding images is a collaboration and getting to know you, and what you want, is a HUGE part of that process.
We’ll talk about what to wear, locations we’ll be photographing at, what type of artwork you are hoping to have in the end, and much more! It takes about 15 minutes to greatly impact the quality of your experience.
Remember, these photos are how you’re family will be remembered for generations to come – we take that responsibility very seriously (while still having a blast, of course!)
Your Photo Session
The session is the fun part! Be relaxed, be yourself and enjoy it! We’ll do our best to make the session a fantastic experience for all involved.
Family Portrait Session – $100 weekdays / $150 weekends
What to wear
We get asked this question a lot, and rightly so. Aside from choosing your photographer, your wardrobe selections will be what most greatly impact the look of your images. But fear not! Outfits, locations, style of photos, how to match your session to your home decor, and more, are all things we’ll cover at your pre-session consult. For some great tips to get you thinking please check out 8 tips for styling your family portraits by our good friend and style blogger Marisa Zerby.
Make sure everyone is well rested, and well fed. Relax and enjoy! Children can sense stressful energy and often react against it making for a difficult session. If a child is not feeling well, it’s better to reschedule. If the plan is to meet at a park, then make sure to bring snacks, a drink, and even wet wipes! The session is the fun part, so be prepared to laugh and have a great time.
At the end of your photo shoot we’ll schedule a time for you to come back to the studio to view your edited images and place your order; typically about a week and a half later. We’ll handpick the best images and process and prepare them for your viewing. We shoot a lot of images but don’t worry, you will only have to choose from the best ones.
During your ordering session we will view your images on our big screen, view our sample products, and talk about the options that are right for you. We offer special package discounts and incentives that are only available at the ordering session so please bring all the family’s decision makers along and be prepared to place your order at that time. Don’t worry though, we will NEVER try to sell you anything you do not want.
We view our job as creating gorgeous, lasting artwork for not only your family, but future generations to enjoy. We don’t want your memories to be stuck on a hard drive somewhere never to see the light of day. We want them to be passed from mother to daughter, father to son, perhaps being rediscovered generations from now in an old steamer trunk in your attic.
We have a great variety of specialty artwork products such as gorgeous canvas prints, portfolio boxes and our extremely popular photobook albums.
Product packages start at $399 with an average session investment ranging from $600-2000.
Often this is our customers’ first time working with a professional photographer and the process of narrowing down images and choosing the products that are the best fit can be overwhelming. We’ll use our years of working with customers to help guide you through the process.
We have a great selection of custom products to suit every style and decor. For display on the wall we have gorgeous canvas gallery wraps and beautiful custom framing. For a keepsake collection of images choose one of our extremely popular album options or the versatile Portfolio Box. From a classic framed wall collection, to a one-of-a-kind custom designed Art Book, there is something for everyone! Other offerings include premium prints, custom announcements, personalized mobile apps, and more!
Gallery wrapped canvas prints are our most popular offering. Portraits are printed on fine art canvas and wrapped around cuctom made stretcher frame for a clean, gallery style look. Ready to hang upon arrival, enjoy instant gratification coupled with life long memories in each museum quality image.
From our large 10×10 art book to our smaller 8×8 photobook, there is something for ever style and taste. The art book has a beautiful, must-be-seen, multiple glove leather cover, heavy weight textured art paper pages, and a fun collage layout style. The photobook comes with a wraparound photo cover and one image printed per page for a clean, portfolio style look.
Our portfolio box is a great keepsake from your session. It includes 15 mounted prints, either 5×7 or 8×10. The box itself is a beautiful canvas textured cover that is customized with your choice of image and spine text. These are great for growing collections over the years.
We'd Love To Meet You
Come as you are
We're available by phone, email, DM, text, whatever suits your fancy. Give us a shout today and we can chat about your photography dreams. If we seem like a fit for you, we'd love to meet up at our studio for a chance to get to know you in person.