what are your portrait fees?
My session fees are based upon many factors: experience level, artistry, equipment, mileage, time, cost to release negatives, and small business expenses. Learn More.
OUR FAMILY is busy the day of your mini session event. can WE BOOK A MINI SESSION, anyway?
Mini Sessions are cost-effect events in which I can provide a discounted rate due to the ability to photograph several families in one location. This especially helpful during the busiest season, late summer and fall, so I don’t have to turn away families. Sessions booked outside of Mini Session Events are full price. If you want to be first to know about upcoming session, please make sure to sign up for my newsletter.
what are your wedding rates?
My wedding rates are based on 10+ years of experience, and include artistry, equipment, time, and small business expenses. All weddings include digital images, print release and a complimentary engagement session. Learn More.
How far in advance should we book our portraits?
For high school portraits, 6-8 weeks in advance is best. Summer is my favorite season for photographing families with those evening sunsets, bare feet and kid-friendly temps. Fall dates fill most quickly. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to be first to sign up for my annual fall and holiday mini session events!
do you provide the digital files?
Yes! Digital files are released after a minimum print purchase. Files includes a Print Release for personal use, allowing clients to print photos use the lab of their choice. Pamela Sutton Photography retains the copyrights to all of the files, as per U.S. Copyright Title Act (Title 17, United States Code).
Do you travel?
Yes! My portrait session fees include cost of travel within a 10 mile radius of my business address. Any travel after 20 miles round trip will be calculated at $2 per mile within the Twin Cities Metro. This radius includes: Wayzata, Shorewood, Plymouth, Edina, Richfield, St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Bloomington, Savage, Chaska and Shakopee.
DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH NEWBORNS?
A storyteller at heart, my art is to capture and document the real-life stories in the everyday. Newborn and milestone sessions are photographed within natural family interactions set in your home, or in an outdoor location in which you are comfortable. Please see our Lifestyle Gallery for what to expect.
what is your appointment policy?
A non-refundable retainer is required at the time of booking; the remainder is due 3 days before the session. When a date is booked, that spot is rendered unavailable for another potential client. Please make your best effort to book a date / time to which you can commit.
what is your cancellation policy?
In the event of less than ideal weather conditions I will do my best to make the call within 12-24 hours of your session. We will reschedule for the next day, or as soon as possible. The same would apply in the case of any other unexpected events. Families with young ones, please keep in mind when temps drop below 50F I will postpone our session for warmer, more child friendly weather. Summer sessions are fantastic time of year for families with young children!
do you only photograph outdoors?
Nothing inspires me more than the natural elements; it is where my art thrives. However, I photograph wherever natural light is available. Should you have an indoor location in mind, e.i. your home, simply shoot me an e-mail. I also have access to a natural light studio, by request only.
when can we expect our photos?
For a portrait session, expect a 3-4 week turnaround. Rush orders are available but subject to a fee.