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You will receive a series of portrait photos that not only captures your unique personality but celebrates and elevates it. You will feel a renewed sense of confidence that springs from taking time to honor yourself and to commemorate this stage of your life's journey.
We live in a world filled with cameras, and it's easy to take a snapshot of oneself to share with friends and family. A portrait session, though, is a special gift to oneself or to a loved one that fits many occasions. Perhaps you've embarked on a new stage of your career or have reached a personal fitness goal that you wish to commemorate. Maybe you want to celebrate your relationship with your significant other, or to document this point of your life with your spouse and children with a family portrait. Or perhaps you simply need a new headshot for professional, promotional, or social media use. Whatever the reason, investing in a professional portrait will pay dividends to you for years to come.
Portrait sessions can take place either in studio or on location (such as a park, an urban location, or even your own home). Headshot sessions are conducted on location only. Clients who choose a Platinum or Silver portrait session can opt to conduct their sessions at multiple locations. All portrait sessions provide the opportunity for at least one outfit change. All packages also include basic retouching/editing on all delivered images.
Platinum Portrait Session ($250)
Silver Portrait Session ($125)
Basic Headshot Session ($50)
|This package is a perfect gift for yourself or another, with more than adequate time to explore a number of locations and wardrobe options to showcase your personality and interests. Regardless of whether your session is in the studio or on location, studio-grade lighting will be used in order to ensure that you receive the greatest variety of images and the most value for your investment.||This package is suitable for those looking for a more streamlined portrait experience, while still providing an excellent range of images to enjoy. Like the platinum sessions, silver portrait sessions employ studio-grade lighting equipment, to lend a cinematic quality to your photographs.||Simply want to project a more sophisticated social media presence? Or do you need a professional headshot for promotional or professional use? This session will provide you with a carefully curated selection of images to help you convey your message. Headshot sessions typically employ a simpler, yet still refined, lighting approach as compared to the Platinum and Silver portrait sessions.|
|Up to three (3) hours session time in studio or on location. Session can be held at multiple locations, but session time includes all travel time between locations.||Up to ninety (90) minute session in studio or on location. Session can be held at multiple locations but session time includes all travel time between locations.||Up to thirty (30) minute session at a single location (typically conducted on location).|
|Suitable for 4-6 outfit changes||Suitable for 2-3 outfit changes||Suitable for 1-2 outfit changes|
|20-30 edited photos||10-15 edited photos||3-5 edited photos|
Couples and Families:
The base package prices for the Platinum and Silver portrait packages listed above are for individuals or couples. Family portrait sessions are priced at $100 plus the base package price. Headshot sessions are for individuals only.
Hair/Makeup Services: Portrait and headshot packages do not include any hair or makeup services, but I am acquainted with talented and highly skilled stylists and makeup artists who can be retained to assist with your session, subject to their availability. I also welcome collaborating with any hair or makeup artist you wish to employ for your shoot.
Retouching: Portrait and headshot packages include light retouching of all delivered images. This includes removal of blemishes, lightening wrinkles, smoothing skin tone, and similar minor adjustments. Looking for a fashion-inspired, high-end look to your finished photos? More extensive retouching services are also available, ranging from $25-$50 per image.
Additional image delivery options available for purchase include:
Every photographer has their own style and approach to photography. I am deeply influenced by the cinema and try to bring the same sense of impact and drama to the traditions of portraiture, while allowing the unique personality of each of my clients to shine through in their photos.
Most of my clients have never had a formal portrait session outside of childhood family pictures or school photos, which are often dull, sometimes awkward experiences. In contrast, I cultivate an atmosphere with my clients that helps them relax and be an active, playful participant in the creative process. I often hear back from my clients how much fun it was to be themselves in front of the camera!
To get the ball rolling, contact me -- the quickest way is via my Facebook page, as that will send me a notification on my phone. You can also contact me by filling out this contact form. Email (to info <at> PSLindenPhotography <dot> com) is also an option. At that point, we can discuss scheduling of your session and answer any questions you might have about your photoshoot. The full amount of your session package must be paid no later than the start of your session.
There are a wide array of options available to you for the location for your portrait session. My equipment and lighting gear is mobile, so I can easily accommodate a session on-location, whether at your favorite park in the city, a historic neighborhood, or anywhere else that fits your personality. We can also conduct your session in or around your own home, if you would prefer a more familiar, private setting. If the location is within twenty miles of downtown Kansas City, there is no additional charge for travel time or mileage. For more traditional portraiture, I can set up a studio space at my residence suitable for portraits of individuals or couples (headshot sessions are conducted on location only).
The photographs from a headshot session will emphasize the face, ranging from a tight framing of the head to images that also include the upper body. The image to the left is an sample from a recent headshot session. In contrast, a portrait session will include both headshot images as well as full-body images. Most of the other images on this page are examples of portrait images. Images from a portrait session will typically include more of the environment and surroundings, providing additional context for your photographs.
Most of my clients bring a variety of outfit options to their portrait session, ranging from the very casual to dressed-up and formal attire. You may want to review this brochure with additional recommendations. I have also had clients bring their favorite renaissance clothing, steampunk attire, or cosplay gear to wear during part of their session. You're the star of your photoshoot - feel free to explore any role you wish!
I am quite happy to travel to for portrait sessions outside of the greater Kansas City area. However, we will need to discuss the additional costs involved (based upon the travel time required, mileage/travel costs, or some combination thereof). I always make every effort to select the most economical options to help keep travel-related costs as low as possible. I also travel to St. Louis and other cities from time to time, and it may be possible to coordinate a session in conjunction with that travel.
Your session time begins to run at the time we schedule the session to start. If you are late for your session, that counts against your session time. Your session time includes travel time that might be required to travel between venues if you wish photos taken at multiple locations. It is important that you book sufficient coverage time for your session, as additional session time may not be available for purchase on the day of the event. Additional session time is typically charged at 150% of the base hourly rate for your selected package (billed to the nearest quarter-hour), and must be paid before you will receive your images.
My typical means of delivering photos is via DVD-ROM disc. You will receive the selected images from your session in two formats: (1) a format sized for sharing via social media or other online use and (2) a full-resolution copy suitable for printing. Absent unusual circumstances, you will receive your images within 2 weeks after your portrait session.
No. While I strive for a perfect capture with every photograph taken, people are unpredictable. They blink, change expression, or yawn when you least expect it. Sometimes, I may take multiple photos of a particular pose, so that I can select the best from multiple compositions of the image. After your session, I will review the images taken, culling out any photos that are unflattering or which are overly duplicative. I will then edit, process and perform light retouching on the remaining selected images. The end result will provide you with a curated set of images that show the best photos from your portrait session.
I retain the copyright to all photos I take. I will provide you with a license to use the photos you receive for personal, non-commercial purposes. You will also receive a print release allowing you to obtain prints of the photographs you receive If you require photos for commercial use (including promotional or advertising purposes), I would be happy to discuss licensing of the images for such purposes.
Certainly! While you will receive full-resolution copies of the images from your session that you can print yourself, I am affiliated with a professional photo lab in order to make prints available to clients who want high quality, heirloom prints of their favorite images. If you are interested in receiving your images in a custom photo album, I would be happy to discuss that with you, as well!
Thank you for visiting. To start the process of booking a portrait session, you can either send me a message via my Facebook page, or you can complete and submit the following information. I look forward to speaking to you soon!