Kelly’s style is casual, fun, and laidback. She will show up for your session dressed ready to play with your children. Kelly will never ask them to say “cheese.” Instead she will encourage them to play in an area with good light and just interact with them. Often Kelly finds that children do better if mom and dad are in another room not watching. Kelly really strives to get eye contact from children and have them connect with her and the camera, therefore please don’t be surprised if she asks to spend time without you in the room. Kelly prefers to focus on children, however, she does photograph families too. When working with a family Kelly likes to capture families “together.” She will have you play with your children and suggest a few things to do. Kelly will take a few more posed pictures, but really like to focus on your interacting as a family.
In order to provide each family with outstanding service and attention to detail Kelly only take on a limited number of portrait sessions a month and typically book 4 to 6 weeks in advance. August through December is an extremely busy time of year so please plan ahead and book portrait sessions early. It breaks her heart to have to say “I’m booked.” Most of Kelly’s clients purchase wall portraits 11×14 or larger with a variety of mounting to decorate their home and of course some smaller gift portraits for family and friends. Gift portraits begin at $49. The best value is to purchase a Collection. Collections are just starting points based on price and savings. Collections begin at $1000. Kelly is with you from the pre session consultation all the way to hanging your portraits.
Portrait sessions can take place on location.
Session Fee: $150
The session fee covers pre-session consultation; travel to and from your location of choice, up to 1.5 hours of photographing. During the pre-session consultation clothing, overall portrait style and expectations are discussed. This consultation is a key ingredient in creating your ideal portrait experience. It is one of Kelly’s favorite appointments because she gets to meet you for the very first time. Therefore, at your portrait session you are like old friends. Approximately two weeks after your portrait session your images will be ready for on line viewing. You will receive an email from Kelly with directions on how to view your portraits. An in person ordering session or phone appointment to discuss options is always available. We are creating art work for your home. Please take the time for an in person ordering session with Kelly.
The session fee does not include any prints. The session is designed for one immediate family.
There is an additional fee for travel more than 35 miles from Oconomowoc.
A newborn session is best scheduled within child’s first week of life. It is important to contact Kelly before the birth of your child. She will note your due date to ensure availability in her schedule. Be sure to notify Kelly as soon as possible after the birth of your child. A session during the first week of life is the best. Older newborns do not tend to sleep as much. Newborns are photographed in your home.
On Location Session: Pick a favorite place special to you or ask Kelly for help choosing the ideal setting for your on location setting.
Kelly does ask one thing of you. Be ready to have fun with your kids and be open minded. Please don’t stress at all and remember this experience should be full of laughs. Personal Guarantee
All images are guaranteed to meet your expectations or Kelly will reprint them free of charge. Kelly
guarantees her work 100%. Please note that Kelly does not refund because of hair or outfit disappointments. It is very important that those details are discussed and workout before your session.
Prices are subject to change and 5.1% Wisconsin sales tax is added to all orders. Prints are available for pick up four weeks after order is placed. Some items may take up to eight weeks. All money is due at the time your order is placed and all sales are final. All portraits purchased are archived for one year. Any portraits not ordered are purged.
Kelly Smith Photography reserves the right to use all images for display, publication, or other purposes. I kindly request that you do not infringe on the copyright of each image and respect my livelihood.