Family & Individual Sessions
I shoot hundreds of photos a week – of my clients, my kids and husband, our dog, my garden, our boat excursions... but I have almost no photos of myself with my family.
Don't let another year go by without booking a professional family or individual portrait session. Framed portraits make heartfelt gifts, are beautiful displayed in the home, and are perfect for inclusion in holiday cards.
What Makes Me Different:
* You get at least 30 artfully edited photos at a 30 min session, and at least 75 at a 60 min session, not just your 5-10 favorites.
I take joy in shooting every combination within your family (i.e. kids alone, Mom/daughter, individual headshots, Mom/Dad, Dad/kids). If you want mainly posed groupings, great! If you want mostly candids of the kids playing, also great! Just let me know before the shoot. If you want a mixture, 60 minute sessions are ideal.
* I will have most shoots edited and back to you for download within 72 hours (at the very longest, 5 days during peak season).
* If it rains on our booked day, you can apply your full deposit to another day at no additional cost.
* For 60 minute sessions, during the editing process, I like to sneak sneak peaks and ask clients which "look" they like best. Some people prefer dark and moody. Some prefer natural. Some prefer high contrast artistic looks. Or you can just leave it up to me and get a mixture!
* I remove acne and pesky deep wrinkles at no additional cost. Just let me know the file numbers of your favs after you receive your album, and I'll spruce them right up. (60 minute sessions only.)
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Family Photo Packages
30 minute package: Gig Harbor only; 30 artfully edited digital images for downloading an online gallery: $200 plus tax. "Supersize" your mini for $40 more and receive 55-70 total edited images. I love this option because there are more candids and groupings included. 30 minute packages are available weekday evenings and weekend mornings between 9-11am.
60 minute package: Anywhere within 30 min drive of Gig Harbor; 100+ edited digital images for download: $325 plus tax. Get it all! Every possible grouping, lots of candid moments, every hug and kiss, the kids running and playing. This package also includes you in the editing process, if you wish. Within 24 hours of your session, I send a preview of a photo with different "looks" (i.e. light and bright, dark and moody, edgy and modern) and you choose your favorite for the rest of your gallery.
Multiple family sessions:
30 minute sessions: Same as 30 min package above, but add $30 more for one additional family (i.e. grandparents), then $10 for for each additional family member added after. Receive at least 5 additional edited photo for each added family.
60 minute sessions: Same as 60 min package above, but $50 for one additional family (i.e. grandparents), then $10 more for each additional family member added after. Receive at least 10 additional edited photos for each family added. It's not uncommon to receive back 150-200 edited images with big family packages... a whole album full of memories of your day!
We can shoot anywhere you choose! Want classic Gig Harbor maritime looks? Skansie Park is amazing in the morning. Want rolling golden fields and woodsy looks? Sehmel park 2 hours before sunset is my favorite. Kopachuck Park is my fav for ferns, forest, beach and driftwood. Get an idea of what you may want by perusing my full client galleries.; the location is in the title of each album.
Each hour I shoot typically takes me 4-5 hours of editing time. You will receive your photos in an online gallery with download instructions for you to print wherever you please. If you choose, there are also print options right from your gallery on my website. You should receive your gallery no more than 4 days after our session, but it isn't unusual for me to have them for you the next day!
For 60 minute sessions, I will clean up acne/wrinkles on your 5-10 favorite photos at no cost. (for 30 minute sessions, editing cost $25 for 5 retouched photos). Just let me know the file numbers after you download your album and I will add them to the end of your album once done. If you want me to touch up acne on every photo, let me know beforehand; it's $35 for 30 minute shoots, and $65 for 60+ minute shoots. All prices subject to sales tax.
I do not offer face-swapping services (i.e. swapping heads from one photo to another).
To find out what dates I have available, your location first needs to be decided, since different spots have the best light at different times of the day. Contact Cora to set a date with a $50 down-payment (via Zelle or Venmo; Paypal is $4 extra per $100 spent). If the weather is bad on our chosen day, we can reschedule at no additional cost.
The remainder of payment is due at your shoot, via Zelle, Venmo, or personal check made out to Cora Reuter.
Within 4-5 days, you will receive your album with download instructions via email, and you are free to print your photos anywhere you like. You can also order high quality prints and products right from your album via this website.
Gig Harbor Experience Packages
(AS OF AUG 14 2021, THESE PACKAGES ARE TEMPORARILY ON HOLD FOR COAST GAURD APPROVAL)
One part boat tour, one part family photo safari, these packages are F-U-N. One dad recently told me it was so fun, that he didn't even have to force a smile for his portraits! These packages combine my two favorite things: clicking photos and taking people on my boat (a new 24-ft open bow SeaRay docked right next to Skansie Park).
Package 1: Skansie Park: 30 minutes (8:30-10am only, for crowds and good light), 50+ edited digital photos for download: $200
Package 2: Gig Harbor Sandspit Experience (mornings at 10am and evenings at 6:30pm): 1 hour, 100+ edited digital photos for download:
$325. Includes boat ride to the sandspit. Add Skansie Park (mornings only unless it's cloudy) for $50 more and 30-40 additional images.
Package 3: Gig Harbor Sandpit + Narrows Bridge Experience (morning and evenings): 90 minutes, 130+ edited digital photos for download:
$375. Add 20-30 mins at Skansie Park (mornings only unless it's cloudy) for $100 more.
About the boat: I have a 2017, 23 ft open bow SeaRay moored walking distance from Skansie Park. It can comfortably hold up to 10 people. It is super easy to hop off the bow when beaching at the sandspit. Life jackets required for kids 13 and under. I have 13 adult jackets on the boat, 2 kids sizes (50 lbs and above), 1 pink toddler jacket, and a pink infant jacket. If you need additional sizes, bring your own or you can probably find one to borrow on the rack "next door" at Jerisich public dock.
Contact Cora to set a date with a $50 down-payment (via Zelle or Venmo; Paypal is $4 extra per $100 spent). If the weather is bad on our chosen day, we can reschedule at no additional cost.