Since we don’t live near family, I take a lot of photos of my children so relatives who live far away can still feel connected. That’s why I love photography; we get to capture a moment and time and freeze that second for forever. I specialize in outdoor and natural light photography. I enjoy lifestyle sessions where I can capture your family and children just being themselves, although I am happy to also capture posed portraits, too. Please contact me if you are interested in having me freezing a few moments in your life for forever.
All sessions include a consultation via email or phone before the session. We will talk about what you are looking for, and I’ll design a session with you to fit your needs. Please note that for 2018 through March 2019, there are travel fees for anything more than 20 miles away from 20689 zip code.
Portrait, Lifestyle, and Documentary Sessions
30-minute mini session: $125
Note: This session can only be at one location. The price includes 10 edited digital images of your choice from the online gallery and print release. You have the option to purchase the entire gallery for an extra $75.
These are great for head shots, back-to-school pictures, themed photos, cake smashes, pregnancy announcements, and Christmas cards photos. Because of the time frame, these are usually more organized portrait sessions with very little lifestyle images.
1-hour session: $200
Note: This price include 20 edited digital images of your choice from the online gallery and print release. You have the option to purchase the entire gallery for $100 more, and if you purchase the entire gallery you get a $15 print credit through me.
These can be a mixture of portrait and lifestyle sessions. Generally, I like to start these sessions trying to capture any portraits that you want and then ending them with a more relaxed lifestyle time of just letting your family be and capturing those more natural moments of love, closeness, and fun. These are great for family sessions, maternity sessions, and couples sessions. There is an additional fee for extended family sessions. Ask about my military discount for this session!
- Add a slideshow video of your gallery for $75.
- Add a quality, professional photo book. Price dependent on number of pages and other options.
- Need extra time? Additional time can be added on the day of for $25 per 15 minutes.
4-hour Documentary/ A Day in the Life: $800
Have you ever wanted someone to take pictures at a family birthday party, an anniversary, or go with you to somewhere like the zoo? These sessions are great for that; they can also be used for work functions or anything that is more event or activity based.
Note: This price includes all quality images from the day and four hours of spending time and documenting your family or the event. You receive edited, high resolution version of all quality images. You also receive a $100 product credit if you buy any products through me.
“THERE’S NOTHING LIKE STAYING AT HOME FOR REAL COMFORT.” — jane austen
Newborn Lifestyle & Portrait Session: $250
This session lasts one and half to two hours based on the needs of the new family and baby. The price includes editing of 35 digital images and print release; any clothing changes or scenery changes are included in the 2-hour time frame. You have the option to purchase the entire gallery for $100 more. The upgrade price also includes a $15 product credit if you want to buy any products through me.
This session happens at the client’s home. It’s more relaxed and includes a mixture of posed newborn portraits and lifestyle session with the newborn and his or her new family. (I bring posing pillow, positioners, wraps, headbands/hats, baskets, and blankets with me for your use!) The time allows for newborn feedings, time for older siblings to be involved, and the unpredictability a new child can bring.
Fresh 48: $350
Price includes editing of at least 75 digital images and print release. (The entire gallery of images is included in this price.) This price also includes a $40 product credit if you want to buy any products through me.
A Fresh 48 is a one to to one-and-half-hour session at your hospital. The session is unposed using natural, available light and includes a mixture of black and white and color images. It focuses on details and all of the “firsts”. A few natural “portraits” may get mixed in, but most of it is lifestyle. You get all high resolution images. (It is not birth photography; these are scheduled during daylight hours during your hospital stay after the baby has been born.)
First-Year Milestones Package
3-month, 6-month, 9-month, and 12-month sessions: $650
This price includes four 1-hour sessions (indoor or outdoor, any location within my travel area, any clothing changes, and includes optional use of my in-house studio). These sessions are designed to feature the child who is hitting the milestone; however, immediate family members are welcome to be part of the session as long as the child hitting the milestone is still part of the shot! The session will capture a mixture of portrait, detail shots, and documentary shots with skills learned or favorite toys that showcase each milestone. The price includes 15 edited digital images from each session, with an option to upgrade for the entire gallery for $75 more (discounted from typical $100 for 1-hour sessions). A cake smash as part of the 12-month session is also included, with your choice of two colors for banner decorations and cake decoration.
You save $150 by booking this type of session rather than the typical 1-hour sessions, get a free cake smash, and discounted upgrade options, so it’s a great deal! (To get this discounted rate, half of the price is due by the first session, and the second half is due at the 9-month session!) You also get a $75 product credit to be used at the end of the year if you buy products through me!
I am also offering an optional add-on of a first-year album (maternity and newborn photos will be included if I shot your sessions). Price will be dependent on size and number of pages. Please ask at the nine-month session if you are interested! (Don’t worry; I’ll remind you, too!)
Seniors Package One: $250
Note: This price includes an hour session and 20 edited digital images of your choice from the online gallery and print release at ONE location. You have the option to purchase the entire gallery for $100 more. You receive a $20 product credit if you buy products with me.
Seniors Package Two: $400
Note: This price includes an hour and a half of shooting time at TWO locations and 35 edited digital images of your choice from the online gallery and print release. You have the option to purchase the entire gallery for $125 more. You receive a $35 product credit if you buy products with me.
Military Homecomings, Promotions, and Re-enlistment Sessions
Please contact me and share specifics on time, location, and number of images you want and I can provide you with more information about specific pricing for these sessions.
TCJ Design has also begun offering prints, canvases, and gallery wraps. I work with a respected national printer to create professional, quality images that can become exquisite family heirlooms. I also design albums and can help you find that unique photo gift for that special someone, too! Click here to view product pricing guide!
How to Use Your DSLR Classes
I miss teaching full-time so I decided to bring the classroom to my photography business! Periodically, I offer photography classes just for moms so that they can learn how to use their DSLR. I’ll cover a lot of the content that I taught in my Black and White film photography class that I taught at the high school level since those rules of composition, aperture, shutterspeed, etc. still apply to your DSLR. I’ll also give you tips I have learned from my children and on the job. If you are interested in signing up to learn more about taking good
Do you have an event you want me to do, but you don’t see pricing? Contact me! I can also photograph your holiday parties, your business, your products, and even do photos for websites. Let me know the details and I can get back to you on pricing for special events!
TCJ Design is based in Sunderland, Maryland in Northern Calvert County. She also serves Virginia, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Metro Area, Prince George’s County, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, Southern Maryland, Charles County, Calvert County, Frederick County, and Montgomery County.
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