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. Digital images are released after a $50 print purchase from your online gallery. Learn More.
what are your wedding rates?
My wedding rates are based on 8 years of experience, and like portrait sessions, artistry, equipment, time, cost to release negatives, and small business expenses. All weddings include digital images, Print Release Form and a complimentary engagement session. Learn More.
do you HAVE A referral program?
To show my appreciation clients who refer me a NEW client can earn $25 toward their next session. Stack up referrals and earn a free session! To be eligible the referred client must have booked and paid for a full session. Additionally, return clients get $50 off their lifestyle sessions. And yes, you can combine both discounts. (Sorry, discounts cannot be applied to already discounted mini sessions.)
How far in advance should we book our portraits?
For portraits, 3-4 weeks in advance is best. Summer is my favorite season for photographing with those evening sunsets, bare feet and kid-friendly temps. Fall is my most requested season, and dates fill 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 free with a *$50 minimum print purchase. This includes a Print Release for personal use, allowing clients to print photos use the lab of their choice. If you prefer to print elsewhere, the files cost $100 per download. Pamela Sutton Photography retains the copyrights to all of the files, as per U.S. Copyright Title Act (Title 17, United States Code).
*this is new for 2018. Feel free to ask me why. :)
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. I am not a studio photographer therefore, newborn and milestone sessions are photographed within natural family interactions set in your home, or in an outdoor location you are comfortable in. 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.
when can we expect our photos?
For portrait session, expect a 2-3 week turnaround. The digital files are delivered through by download inside your online gallery. Rush orders are subject to a fee.