Tara Graham – Photographer » GTA, Durham Region, Whitby, Oshawa Newborn and Maternity Photographer

Investment

I believe in the power of a photograph. An image can make you laugh, make you cry, help you remember, and bring people together. I love that my parents still have images up on their walls of us as babies. I’ve spent hours looking through photo albums. Noticing how, at 3, my niece still gives me that furrowed brow that can be seen in her newborn images when she was just 5 days old. Seeing my first little ringlets in my own baby photos, remembering how blonde my sister’s hair was, and how much we adored our baby brother. Imagining the lives and weddings of my parents and grandparents through colour and black and white images from their past.

The film negatives are long gone, but the prints remain. Today, digital media is changing constantly. Think about where we will be 10, 25, 50 years from now. How will you preserve these memories for future generations? Images on that DVD that no one has a device to play anymore? Or through your beautifully crafted wedding album they can hold in their hands, flipping through the pages, touching them, sharing them, loving them. Through the portraits on the walls, of babies, families, candid moments, perfectly posed, or not. Albums and walls full of imagery, full of history.

These moments are the beginning of your family legacy.

 

Wedding Collections
Collections start at $3299+hst
· includes coverage, two photographers, high resolution digital files, an album credit for a minimum 10×10 20 page book, and various other popular options

A La Carte pricing starts at $2599+hst
· includes coverage, two photographers, high resolution digital files, with the ability to add on at any time

Album credits cover the cost of at least one 10×10 album (larger credits will also cover additional copies of the album for parents). We have two options to suit your style and budget; custom-designed high end leather coffee table albums and gorgeous linen/silk/leatherette covered albums.

Contact me to set up an in-studio consultation to view samples, and we’ll chat about your day and your photography needs to come up with something that works perfectly for you :)

Portrait Sessions
Portrait Session Fee $125+hst
· session is approximately one hour in length

Newborn Session Fee $175+hst
· session is approximately 2-3 hours in length and takes place in studio

These fees are for weekday sessions within the Durham Region. Additional fees apply for weekend sessions, or sessions outside the Durham 
Region. Additional fees may vary depending on the requirements of the session, and the time of year. All digital and printed imagery is purchased separately.

Artwork
I offer a beautiful selection of finished artwork to display your imagery. An investment in custom photography is best reflected in a high quality product you can enjoy looking at for many years. You’ll also receive your selected images in digital format when you order a wall portrait or coffee table album. I do offer the sale of digital images without print purchase as well, though I do encourage you to explore all options.

Consultation
In order to plan out your session, I recommend a consultation appointment at the studio. We’ll talk about our goals for the session, colour themes, and wardrobe selection. Here is a great article from Paint the Moon illustrating some clothing guidelines: http://paintthemoon.net/blog/2013/03/wear-clothing-tips-children-family-photo-sessions-paint-moon-photoshop-actions/

Ordering
We know life can be hectic, and we want to get your finished photographs and albums into your hands as soon as possible, so you’re not coming in for baby’s first year session saying, “You know, we still haven’t had a chance to sit down and choose enlargements from his newborn session!” We will set a time when your images will be available for viewing at the studio approximately 2 weeks after the session. At this time we’ll help you decide how to present your images, whether you choose one of our collections, or design your own. Your order will also need to be paid in full at this time. Payment plans are available if needed.

HST will be added to all prices. Preferred methods of payment include cash, cheque, and e-transfer. Visa and Mastercard are also accepted, if needed, and payment plans can be arranged.

Please use the contact form above to introduce yourself and I’d be happy to send along the full price list.

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