Pricing & FAQ

Hello there

Hi there and hello. I’m delighted my work has caught your eye. My name is Nessa and I would like to share a little bit of light and laughter and weirdness with you. Let’s meet up at sunrise or sunset for an hour or so to go for a hike, explore something new, adventure into the wild, take some photos of love personified, and make some freaking art together.

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    450 | Session Reservation Fee
    750 | Due on day of session
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    Two hours + high res files | 1800
    Additional hours* | 500
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    rateLet's Go Again!
    Return client discount | 800
    Due at time of booking

* up to 4 hours total

Sales tax will be collected for Maryland residents
Travel fees may apply

Local & Destination

About your Session

  • NYC or Philly | 500
  • Austin or Portland | 900
  • London or Paris | 1500

The session we will share together will be one hour long and scheduled on Monday through Thursdays at either sunrise or sunset. As crazy as it sounds to do a sunrise session, the majority of my sessions are in the wee hours of the early morning! It doesn’t work for every family (definitely consider sleep/nap schedules before we book in!), but the light at that time of day is incredible, plus the streets and parks are a bit more empty so we have the world to ourselves. I’ve put together an informational booklet for portrait sessions if you would like a bit more help planning for the session! It includes everything from when the best time to book is (based on how you’ll use the photos) to how to pick a location to what to wear. Local sessions are within one hour of Baltimore, but if you aren’t local and would like to book a session, contact me for a travel quote!

Editing Process

All of the images I deliver are print ready! They’re edited for exposure, contrast, sharpness, and color tone. My goal is for the final result of the session to feel like how love and family feels like; warm and comforting. You can view my edited images below!


Color or black and white?

Oh don’t make me choose. I deliver every single image in both black & white and color.

I love the warmth my processing brings to photographs of families, but I also feel like there’s something special about taking all the distraction of color away from the photos and just focusing on you, light, shadows, and emotion in the images.

My favorite part of this is that once you finish looking through all of the images of you and your loved ones in all of your warm colorful bliss, you have an entirely new gallery to view with a monochrome filter.

Some of my favorite images present themselves to me once I see them in black and white.

Planning for the Session

A few tips & resources

I’ve put together two articles that covers everything from how to book to what to wear to how to choose a location for your session, in case you need a little extra help making decisions about our session together. As a part of our planning process, we’ll also discuss location ideas together, work through conceptual ideas for the shoot, and decide on something that perfectly suits portraits of the two of you, as well! You can read through the articles on the resources page

View Resources

FAQ & Answers

  • What is required to reserve our session?

    Whenever you’re ready to book your session date, I’ll send you an online contract for you to fill out online. Both the signed contract and payment are due to secure your session date.

  • What are the payment options?

    I accept checks and cash and will send you information about the best way to make payments along with the contract. The session fees are split into two payments; $450 due with the contract to reserve your date and the final $750 is due on the day of the session.

  • What if there’s inclement weather?

    For local clients where travel isn’t involved, I usually will recommend rescheduling if the weather is calling for 60% chance of rain or more the day before our session. At least a 24 hour notice is needed for us to make other arrangements if cancellation or a reschedule is necessary. Simply overcast days give really brilliant, soft light, but we have some options for rainy or snowy days like: • An indoor rain plan (a coffee shop, a museum, an in-home shoot) • We grab some umbrellas and shoot anyway (Pacific Northwest style) I want you to love everything about your photos and your experience working with me, so if reschedule we must, reschedule we shall!

  • How long before we see our photos?

    Your portraits will be posted online 4-6 weeks in an online gallery for you to share with family and friends to view and buy prints! I’ll also send download instructions for your high resolution files for you to print from, share, post on Instagram and Facebook, etc. I’d love for you to share your images, but you are only asked to please not edit or modify them or use them for commercial purposes. I also love seeing your favorites if you don’t mind tagging me @nessakphotography!

  • How many photos will we receive?

    Portrait sessions average about 60-80 proofs and 2 hour events are 100-120.

  • Can I see a full gallery before I book?

    Definitely! Let me know if you’d like to see a completed gallery online – I love sharing full sessions to give you an idea of what a full session is like!

Thank you

I honestly value your time and I appreciate that you took the time to read the pricing guide and FAQ. Look at you go, though, you’re even reading this part, way down here at the bottom! I know, I know – I’ve basically written you a novel, but I do hope I’ve answered some of your questions! Of course, I’d be happy to answer any other questions you my have (what’s my favorite color, what kind of dog is best, etc) if you’d like to reach out. I’m an open book if you have any inquiries or would like to see some full galleries, please feel free to contact me via email using my contact form. Thank you again and talk soon!