Session packages

Full hour Session

One hour of shooting, unlimited outfits, two locations, all images included, black/white copies of each image, print release, online gallery for 30 days with print products available for purchase. Your prints are shipped directly to you.


275

Half Hour

Half hour of shooting, one outfit, one location, all images included, print release, online gallery for 30 days with print products available for purchase. Your prints are shipped directly to you.


200

Milestone

20 minutes of shooting a milestone age (6 months old to 5 years old), one outfit, one location, all images included, print release, online gallery for 30 days with print products available for purchase. Your prints are shipped directly to you.


150

Lifestyle Newborn

Full hour of shooting at home or outdoors, 1-3 wraps for the baby, one outfits for the family, all images included, b/w copies, print release, online gallery for 30 days with print products available for purchase.


300

Studio Newborn

Full newborn session that includes one outfit for the family, parental and sibling pictures then unlimited sets of wraps/headbands/props for the baby alone. This will take place at my studio. All images are included, print release, online gallery.


375

Boudoir

Full hour of shooting, unlimited outfits, two locations, makeup and hair, 5x5 black softback book, all images included, b/w copies, print release, online gallery for 30 days with print products available for purchase.


425

FAQ

Where are you based and do you travel?

I'm based in Lubbock, Texas and yes I love to travel! I usually book sessions in advance accordingly to my travel plans with the family. I usually post something on my social media and keep that updated! I am sometimes able to waive the travel fee if reasonable accommodations are provided!

How do we book a session?

You can email me at info@monicabartelsphotography.com.Once we are ready to book your session, I will send you a link to complete a contract and pay the retainer!

DO YOU PROVIDE PROPS?

Most of the time, I bring a few blankets to pick from, a few props like flowers, toddler's hat, a white stool or a white child size chair. I try to keep it simple to keep the focus on YOU! The session fee does not include any specific props that you might want to use. Feel free to contact me and we can talk more about it! <3

How do you do a newborn session? What is the difference between lifestyle and studio newborn session?

For a studio newborn session, I do the family shots first, parents, sibling then baby alone. I will send a link to help prepare for this session to make things go smoothly fo everyone including the baby! I do more posed shots of the baby swaddled in wraps with different color sets along with different set ups with baskets, furry blankets, flowers, headbands etc. This process can take up to 2-4 hours depending on the baby! :) The lifestyle newborn session is usually done at your home or outdoors and it is very causal and non posed. Baby can be swaddled in wraps and will be held by parents/siblings most of the time. Baby will get a bit of alone time with me and the camera but it is usually relaxed simple poses on the bed/nursery room/on blanket etc along with wraps and furry blankets or anything you'd like! This usually takes one hour.

How much is a cake smash? Is a cake included? Props? Isn't this a milestone session?

Yes a cake smash is definitely a milestone in your baby's life and so important to document this special time. A cake smash usually takes at least a hour to complete so this would be considered a full hour session which is 275. This session fee does not include the cake or any specific props for a certain theme that you are going for. However, I have a studio with a simple white rustic wooden backdrop and a few white props such as baskets, cake stands, stool, little chair. I usually try to collaborate and bring some special props I have like a garden swing, boho swing, tent etc. Please feel free to bring whatever you'd like to add to the background! :)

Do you do mini sessions? How much?

I do limited edition sessions 4-8 times a year. The main ones are the Santa and Family Christmas sessions. These comes with a special location, props...TONS of props! A few to name are the Garden Swing, Motherhood/Fatherhood, Unicorn, Fishing. I never know when I do these every year due to my schedule always changing but I do always post something on my social media. The price varies for each limited edition. It usually is based on the venue, props and so on.

How many pictures will we receive?

I provide ALL the best images. The amount of photos varies for every session. It is dependent on good cooperation on everyone's end. In a full hour session it can be anywhere from 30-150 images! Half hour is about 20-60 images. I don't believe in withholding any images for a certain amount of money such as a $300 15 minute session for 5 high resolution images. NO. ALL images will be provided from the session. :)

Do you do prints?

In your gallery, you'll have the option to order prints directly from a professional lab. Canvases and other products are also available. They also ship directly to you. I do provide a print release if you choose to go to different print lab.

How much is the retainer and is it refundable?

It is always $75 no matter what kind of session it is! This retainer is non refundable in any situation. It is used towards the sessions' props, reserving the studio or a specifically requested venue so no it is not refundable at any time for any type of service that you booked me for. That includes birth and wedding retainers. The retainer is not transferrable to other sessions in most cases BUT it is done in special situations such as CV-19, acts of God, etc.

I have no idea what to wear. Can you help?

YES! This is the best part of planning your photo session. Your outfits is what makes or breaks your session so it is very important to communicate with me if you are unsure of what to wear! I also have a client closet that might help save you some trouble! Most are women dresses and girl toddler rompers/dresses. I have 2-3 outfits for boys as well!

When will we get our photos?

Your will receive an online gallery link with all your photos within maximum 6 weeks (sometimes less/more depending on the season I photograph your session). You can download all the photos from the gallery but also share them, choose your favorites, and also order prints! They are shipped directly to you as well!

How do you photograph weddings? How much?

On your wedding day, all I want to capture is the feelings, the mood, the emotions, the calm and crazy moments and all the details that make your wedding unique. That's why I decided to photograph small non-traditional and laid-back weddings only. I charge $280/hour of shooting solo with a 4 hour minimum. If more than 4 hours is needed, a second shooter will be brought in for an additional $250. The retainer is $250 and puts your wedding on my calendar. Flexible payments can be arranged but balance is to be paid off in full 30 days before the wedding day.