Family Sessions

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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.

Sound familiar?

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 20 artfully edited photos at a 30 min session, and at least 60 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. (30 minute sessions will receive my classic natural light and bright edit).

* 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 (see locations below). 20 artfully edited digital images for downloading from an online gallery: $200 plus tax. "Supersize" your mini for $40 more and receive 40-50 total edited images. I love this option because there are more candids, individual shots, and groupings included. 30 minute packages are only available weekday evenings and weekend mornings between 9am-12pm. Valid at these locations: Skansie Park (am), Bella Bella Beach Sandspit on Fox Island (AM weekends and PM weeknights), Kopachuck Park (10am-noon weekends, and we would have time for the woods only), Sehmel Homestead Park (weeknights only, 90 minutes before sunset). For examples from each location, click my blog tab above; it highlights each location with pro and cons and examples taken at each park. Click "older posts" to see them all. 

60 minute package:  (prices for sessions booked after 8/14/22) Anywhere within 30 min drive of Gig Harbor; 75+ edited digital images for download: $375 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" that work with that days' light (i.e. light and bright, dark and moody, edgy and modern) and you choose your favorite for the rest of your gallery. Package valid for a 5 person family. Add $10 more for each direct family member. 

Multiple family sessions: 

30 minute sessions: Same as 30 min supersize package above ($240), which includes one additional family or grandparents, then add $10 for for each additional family member added after. Receive at least 35 edited photos. 

60 minute sessions: Same as 60 min package above, but $40 for one additional family (i.e. grandparents), then $10 more for each additional family member added after. You will definitely receive more edited images back. It's not uncommon to receive back over 75 edited images with big family packages... a whole album full of memories of your day!

Location: 

Want classic Gig Harbor maritime looks? Skansie Park is amazing in the morning. Want rolling golden fields and woodsy looks? Sehmel park 90 minutes hours before sunset is my favorite. Kopachuck Park is my fav for ferns, forest, beach and driftwood. I created my blog  just to help clients choose. Each location has pros/cons and examples I have taken. Be sure to click on "older posts" to see them all. You can also get an idea of what you may want by perusing my full client galleries.; the location is in the title of each album. 

Turnaround time:

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 high quality print options right from your gallery on my website. You should receive your gallery no more than 6 days after our session. 

Retouching:

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 $40 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). 

How to book:

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 me with your location preference and I will let you know what dates and times I have available. A $50 deposit is required to book (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 (minus your $50 deposit amount) is due at your shoot, paid the same way as your deposit, or via personal check made out to Cora Reuter. 

Within 7 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. 

 

Booking:

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. 

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