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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    1200 | Lifestyle
    450 | Session Reservation Fee
    750 | Due on day of session
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    1800 | 2 Hour Session
    Two hours + high res files | 1800
    Additional hours* | 500

* up to 4 hours total
* not available as elopement or wedding coverage

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

Local & Destination

About your Session

  • NYC or Philly | 400
  • 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! 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. The booklet also talks a bit more about why I feel they’re a beneficial addition to wedding coverage as well as how to tailor your session to share exactly who the two of you are in photographs.

Local weddings and 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. 

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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

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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 40-60 proofs and elopements are 100-120.

  • Will all of my photos be edited?

    All of the images are print ready; they’re edited for exposure, contrast, sharpness, and
    color tone. All images that go to print, including photographs bamboo prints, and 8×12 or larger ordered from your proofing gallery are edited for blemishes, textures, distracting elements in the photo (light switches, electrical outlets), etc.

  • 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!