Storytelling Photography Session Pricing
Gray Mornings Photography specializes in capturing your memories while creating special moments with your loved ones. You'll find session packages below in detail for families of all shapes and sizes, expecting parents, and kids from newborn babies to high school seniors! Let me come along on your adventures!
Family Storytelling Lifestyle Session
I love capturing each person’s personality during family sessions. We will collaborate on location, wardrobe, and vibe of your session - from booking through gallery delivery. During your session, we'll get those smile at the camera shots, but what makes these sessions so special is my love of capturing your love for each other. I find inspiration in your connection! If you have little ones, we let them be our guide. These sessions are typically about one hour, but we reserve 90 minutes to include time for your family to explore, spend time together, take breaks from the camera and enjoy the experience without feeling rushed to "get the shot."
Each storytelling session is delivered within 3 weeks in vibrant, emotional, color images, as well as, classic black and white imagery. You'll then choose your included 25 favorite images. If you just can't choose, you have the option to invest in additional images, archival prints, heirloom albums or wall galleries.
Storytelling sessions start AT $495
$100 due at booking to reserve your date
In-Home Newborn Lifestyle Session
In-Home Lifestyle sessions are great because they occur once you are comfortably at home. I come to you days after baby's birth and capture your growing family in those sweet early moments. Typically these last 2-3 hours mid-morning. I will guide you and baby through the session in the comfort of baby's nursery, your bed, or your favorite snuggly corner. We include all family members and get some loosely posed images of just baby. Baby will be our guide as they navigate these early days at home.
Your all-inclusive newborn session gallery will be delivered within 3 weeks in beautiful naturally-lit color images, as well as, classic black and white. You will also receive a special keepsake including 50 of your favorite images from the session. You also have the option to invest in prints, albums or wall galleries. I also offer a Belly to Baby Package for a year's worth of photography.
NEWBORN SESSIONS START AT $795
$100 due at booking
These sessions are half an hour of your time at your dream location! We will focus on mom and belly but your loved ones are always welcome! These sessions tell the story of awaiting the newest addition, but if you want a more immersive lifestyle session, expecting parents are welcome to book a Family Storytelling Session above.
Your maternity session will be delivered within 2 weeks in vibrant emotional color imagery. You'll then choose your included 10 favorite images. If you just can't choose, you have the option to invest in additional images, archival prints, heirloom albums or wall galleries. (This session is included in the Belly to Baby Package.)
Family Milestone Session
These sessions are just half an hour of your time! This session is awesome for a quick update of family photographs. We will focus on the family as a whole at a mutually agreed upon location. This session is exclusively for smaller groups, which can include couples, siblings, nuclear families or grandparents with smaller number of grandchildren. Larger family groups will need to book a full length session above.
Your milestone session will be delivered within 2-3 weeks in vibrant emotional color imagery. You'll then choose your included 10 favorite images. If you just can't choose, you have the option to invest in additional images, archival prints, heirloom albums or wall galleries.
Baby, Kid or Tween Milestone Session
These sessions are half an hour of your time at a fun, beautiful location! We will focus on your baby in their first year, that cute kiddo's upcoming birthday, their special occasion (first communion, back to school, first dance recital, excellent baseball season) or their coming of age story before your tween turns into a teen! Parents and siblings are welcome to join in for a few photos, but these sessions will focus on a special someone!
Your milestone session will be delivered within 2-3 weeks in vibrant emotional color imagery. You'll then choose your included 10 favorite images. If you just can't choose, you have the option to invest in additional images, archival prints, heirloom albums or wall galleries. (Two baby milestone sessions is included in the Belly to Baby Package.)
Milestone Session Pricing starts at $250
$50 non-refundable deposit due at booking.
How does this all work?
I KNOW there's a lot of information here, but I'm here for you every step of the way, so don't stress! Here is how this all works! If you have questions before or after you book your session, please don't hesitate to reach out.
Step 1. Book your session!
Find the type of session you'd like to book above and click the link to see my calendar. Once you've picked your date, you'll sign your contract and pay your deposit. You deposit applies to your session fee and is non-refundable. Not sure what type of session works for you? Don't see a date you need? Email me and I'll gladly help you through the process!
Step 2. Let's plan together!
This is where I love to help! Fill out your questionnaires as they come to your email. Together, we'll create a vibe for your session where location and outfit choices are cohesive and beautiful. You can use my styling service, I can style for you, or you can look at items in my client closet to see if I have something that works for you!
STEP 3. session time
Get ready early but save dressing for last! Put your session location in the GPS the day before to make sure you allot enough time to arrive early to your session location. Once you are in the car take a deep breath and enjoy your fun photo experience full of silly moments, snuggles and exploring. This is your time to let me lead and you embrace the chaos, lean into each other and love on your precious ones! That LOVE will show up in your photos.
STEP 4. GET YOUR IMAGES!
That's it! You will get an email with your gallery and all those joy-filled images. You get to pick your included favorites and I'll send those to you to keep! You can then order prints, holiday cards and photo books right from your gallery if you'd like.
Bonus Step 5. Write a review and tell your friends, so they can make some special memories too!
Where will we take our family portraits?
I love working outside, especially when photographing kids, because they have room to play, run, and be themselves. I also love telling your story within your home. Newborn portraits will always be mostly inside your home (Any home is perfect for photos - ask me more about this if you are unsure!) You will receive a session questionnaire and I’ll help you decide which is the best location to tell your family’s story.
What geographical area do you cover?
ALL! Please take me to Hawaii to capture your family vacation! (Just kidding - sort of!) Your session fee will cover most of central Mississippi. Sessions will typically occur within 25 miles of Brandon (39042) BUT I love to head out to the country or to your small town for the perfect location! I just ask that you pay a small standard travel fee (national mileage rate) for any area I can easily drive to and from. If an overnight stay is required, we will discuss additional pricing for accommodation! If I'm hosting multiple out-of-town sessions or traveling and can coordinate your session with my schedule there will not be an extra charge.
What should we wear?
Once your session is on the books, you'll have full access to Style and Select - a styling service specifically for photographers! Styling your session day wardrobe adds such a valuable component to the way you will view your images. The colors will breathe life into the image, whether it be warm and colorful, or calm and peaceful. The textures, layers, mixing patterns, accessories…it is such and important element and I want to help you pull all these pieces together! My client’s have the opportunity to use an invaluable tool I have purchased…a styling website! You will receive the code to access this to get started. It is truly such an important part of the session that I want to make sure we get it spot-on so you can truly love your images.
When will our photos be ready, and how many will we receive?
Session turn around time is typically two weeks, unless noted otherwise before the session - it can be extended to 3-4 weeks during the busy seasons! Depending on which session you've booked the number of digital files will be noted on your photography contract!
What kind of gear do you use?
I keep it simple and shoot with a Canon Mark IV and my favorite two lenses are my 50mm and 24-70mm Zoom! I do minimal props. I'll always bring along a quilt or two to every session and a reflector just in case I find myself chasing a change in the light! I'll do special props for specific mini sessions or if you have a special request!
Do I have to order prints through you?
No! Once you've downloaded your digital files, you have a release to print them through your favorite lab. These images are still copyrighted to GMP so you cannot alter them unless noted in your contract.
I cannot guarantee print quality when it comes to color matching or print aging/fading. I suggest using Mpix, Nations, or a local professional lab. I DO offer professional quality archival prints that I will guarantee per the print lab's policies.
What if I have a family member with special needs?
Your family deserves your memories to be captured no matter what! Your session questionnaire will ask specifically for special needs, assistance or issues that may arise during your session. I like to get to know a little about your family before the session. I'm happy to look for a location, environment, or practice that works for your family!
Do you have a question?
Please feel free to ask me anything! No question is too small. If you have never had professional photos taken - you should and are expected to ask lots of questions! If you've had a bad experience having your photo taken in the past, I'm happy to discuss how we can make a new experience for you and your family!