A portrait is the most enduring type of art. Eventually, we will tire of most any other type of art and eventually it will end up in the trash heap. But we will hold on to our family portraits until the end of time. The investment you make today will grow in value forever.
Please note: Due to the pandemic, Karen is currently booking a limited number of portrait sessions, outdoors only.
Portrait commissions start at $350 and includes Karen's time and talent to create an individual portrait either in print or digital format. There may be a charge for travel beyond the Charlevoix/Boyne City/East Jordan area.
Photo sessions are available most anywhere in Northern Lower Michigan. There is an additional fee for travel beyond 20 minutes of East Jordan. Your home, office, the beach or park are all popular locations. We can photograph in natural light or Karen can set up her portable studio at your home or office for flattering, off camera lighting.
Photo sessions are available most any day of the week. When photographing outdoors, sessions will begin about 90 minutes before sunset to take advantage of the best light.
Your portraits will be available to view a few days after your session. Currently, portraits are available in an online gallery.
A photo session lasts about 45 minutes, on average, but up to 90 minutes is allowed. If you feel you may need more time, feel free to discuss your needs.
Most sessions will yield about 10 to 20 images to choose from. Although Karen may take more, your gallery will be edited to include only the top picks, without unnecessary duplicates. Our focus is on quality, not quantity.
All images in your gallery will be retouched and ready to print unless we've discussed otherwise.
Karen's creative fee is $600 and includes $100 credit toward the purchase of prints or other items. Everyone's needs are different but most folks spend an additional $200-$500 for a collection of professionally made prints. Feel free to inquire about specific costs.
If you are not completely satisfied with your portraits, we'll work to make it right. With over 25 years as a serious professional photographer, Karen knows what it takes to make great portraits and happy customers!
Use the contact form below to drop us a line. You may also give Karen a call but please understand, it may take a few hours, or in extreme circumstances, a few days to get back to you. Contact by email is usually faster.
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