Session Pricing

Thank you for your interest in learning more about a photo session with Belle Idee Photography.
This page should cover most of the basic information but please let me know if you have any questions!

I am located approximately 30 minutes south of Buffalo and just 5 minutes from the 219 Rice Rd exit.
My home has 20+ acres of wildflower fields, forest, and amazing views of hills and sunset skies.
I will also travel to locations in the WNY area including public parks or even your own home.
Locations beyond 30 miles of zip code 14111 will have an additional travel fee.

 
 

My style is all about colorful, ethereal, whimsical, magical, and artistic imagery.
My work is different from others in the area because I take the time to expertly and artistically hand edit every image to create almost painting-like photos.
I also have a closet of dresses exclusively for my moms and mom-to-be’s to use at no additional cost - CLIENT CLOSET
I also have a growing collection of outfits for children as well.
And, if scheduling a family session, I have a personal stylist that will take your preferences and provide you with outfit options for each family member.

Because of the time and attention I give each family to help create an easy and fun process, I limit the number of sessions I schedule per month.
Therefore a $100 retainer fee (that will go towards the cost of the session) and a signed contract is required to reserve your spot on my calendar.

Some families will come to me knowing exactly the “look” they are going for and have a location and dress already picked out for the child’s session,
some will say they love my mom & child photos in my purple flowers but have no idea what to wear, and some people will say they have absolutely no idea where they want to go or what vibe they want but just know the need a session with me.
And that is all ok because I love to help you through every step of the process and help create a unique and stunning final product.


Pricing

I offer two options for sessions
* Artistic Sessions for Maternity, Children, or Mother & Child
or
*All-Inclusive Family Sessions

For optimal lighting conditions sessions typically take place early morning just after sunrise or in the evening before sunset.
While sessions typically take a certain amount of time (e.g. one child will typically take less time than a family of 5) I do not run my sessions according to the clock. I’ve had some child sessions where amazing images have happened within just 10 minutes. I’ve had family sessions where we are having so much fun they end up being 90 minutes. Below I have included how much each type of session generally takes, but there are always factors like the sun setting or a 6 month old deciding they are over the photo-taking process after 15 minutes, or sometimes I know that I have gotten everything I need to create an incredible gallery for you.

$100 is due at the time of scheduling with the remaining amount at the time of the session.
Cash, check, or credit cards are accepted.


Art Session

This option is best for Maternity, Children, or Mom & Child sessions.
These are more artistically edited and focus on creating a specific theme or more “posed” look.
Sessions typically are about 20-30 minutes in length.

Within 24-48 hours after your session you will receive a gallery of soft-proofed images.
(Soft proofed means the narrowed down images based on facial expressions, good posing, etc. Artistic editing is only done on your chosen images)
You will use this gallery to select your number of favorites to be fully edited.

Sessions start at $300 and includes

* The time of the session
* The time and talent to edit chosen images
* Use of client closet if desired
* Assistance from stylist
* Download of 5 final edited images
* Print release
* Custom mobile album app

When you view your initial soft-proofed gallery you can then choose to upgrade from your 5 digital files to include more.

+ $125 for 7 additional images (for a total of 12 final edited images)
+ $200 for 15 additional images (for a total of 20 final edited images)

*returning families save $25


All-Inclusive Family Sessions

My Family Sessions are bit different from my goal for Artistic Sessions.
Family sessions are not at all about posing and more about the laughter and hugs and tiny moments.
From the whole family wading out into the lake to the tiny detail images like little fingers or curls, I view my Family Sessions as if I’m telling your story and don’t want to leave anything out.

I fully edit anything that I love or am moved by from your session and most family galleries will include 40+ unique images.
These are not as intensely artistically edited and while I give you “direction” there is no posing or saying cheese.
These sessions typically last 45-60 minutes.

Family Sessions are $450 and include
* The time of the session
* The time and talent to edit images
* Use of client closet if desired
* Assistance from stylist
* Download of all final edited images (40+)
* Print release
* Custom mobile album app

Returning families save $50
Family sessions are for immediately family only (parent and children) I am not accepting extended family sessions at this time.

Add-on a Family Film for $150


These unique specialty items are also available to order after your session.