Will Christina Gressianu be my photographer?
Absolutely! I will be with you every step of the way.
How Much Does it cost?
Session fees range from $200 – $350 and portraits start at $175. Most people spend around $1800 when all is said and done.
For a complete pricing guide and to check availability, please enter your information on my Contact Page.
Session fees include:
Your custom-planned photo shoot on location or in studio
Professional camera-ready hair & makeup styling
Viewing & Ordering Session of the photos from your shoot
Consultation and Confirmation via phone / email upon booking your shoot
Does the session fee include digital files?
Session Fee covers only creation time and does not include any prints or products. Sessions do not include a CD of files. (who uses CDs anymore??)
What if my kids don’t behave?
Well, they probably won’t behave exactly as you’d like them to. My mom always said that you can count on your spouse and kids to embarrass you. Ha! Please don’t worry about your kids’ behavior. The more fun we can make the experience the better the photographs will be. Let them do whatever they do. I’ll chat and play with them, make deals and they’ll have fun. And if they don’t, that’s ok too. Sometimes the pouty / upset photos are perfect too.
How Does it all work?
- Step 1: Book Your Photography Session
Call me at 970-459-0000 to pick a date and time. There’s $200 session deposit to reserve our date!
- Step 2: Figure Out What to Wear
I’ll photograph you in 3-5 of your favorite outfits. I’m happy to help you with this! Bring at least 3 outfits to wear… if in doubt, bring more to your session and we narrow it down. Don’t forget accessories and jewelry, maybe props…
- Step 3: Arrive for your Shoot
We’ll meet and get organized. We’ll choose outfits and settings. We’ll discuss anything that’s going on for you.
- Step 4: Feel Like A Gazillion Bucks
Have an amazing photo shoot with me! I promise you will feel comfortable & the light inside you is going to shine brightly. You will feel beautiful and loved and totally seen. You’re going to have so much fun!
- Step 5: View and Purchase Your Photos
About a week after your shoot we will enjoy a slideshow of your photo session and you will order your Wall Art, Keepsakes, and Prints in my cozy studio. Ordering sessions generally take 1 hour (and it’s best to leave the young kids at home for this one). You purchase only the photos you love… Make sure everyone who is involved in the purchasing decisions comes!
- Step 6: Enjoy Your Photos for Years to Come
About 4 weeks after your Ordering Session, we’ll call you to pick up your Artwork. If you’d like a professional to come hang your Wall Art for you, we can arrange that!
I’m not photogenic. How do you know I’ll photograph well?
How you look in your photos is my job. Your job is just to show up and bring a fabulous wardrobe! I will coach you down to your fingertips! You truly just need to show up for your shoot and enjoy. I have had so many clients walk into the shoot nervous, and then laugh afterwards because it was so fun and easy! There’s really no such thing as “not being photogenic,” it just means you haven’t had a good photographer yet 😉
Will my images appear on your website or in marketing materials?
Maybe… do you want to be? It’s entirely up to you. Before I can release any image to you though, I require a signed model release form. However, I understand and respect that your images are private, and will NEVER use your images without your approval.
If you don’t use my images, why do I need to sign a model release?
Most of my clients love their photos so much that they want to share them online. And I want you to do that! But because a variety of social media sites are now public, and the copyright remains that of the photographer, a signed release form is required before images can be released.
Why are App Gallery and online images watermarked?
Because these images are shared online, I have to take a proactive approach to protecting your images from other people taking them and using them inappropriately. Therefore, a small, unobtrusive logo will appear on each file. It’s not foolproof, but it’s a step.
What else can I do with my new photos?
I have so many options for you! I offer a wide array of high quality artwork, including prints in many finishes, canvas gallery wraps and stylized albums and boxes. Everything is custom, so let’s talk about what you’d like and I can give you a better idea of cost. You will get the digital file of each photo you purchase. A print package is included with the digital file, so that I can ensure quality. Most people and families spend around $1500 when all is said and done. You can even send me photos of your walls to show you what your Wall Art will look like!
Can I get the digital files of all my photos?
Of course! You will get the digital file of each photo you purchase.
Why do photographers refer to their prices as an “investment?”
As I see it, an investment is something that gains value over time, like artwork. A photograph is certainly more valuable 50 years after it was taken than 5 days after. Right? You really don’t know how valuable the portraits you’re buying now will be in a week, or a year or 100 years.