Book a Session
There is a $50 non-refundable retainer to secure the session date which is deducted from the total cost of the session, the remaining balance is due on your session date.
There is a $30 rescheduling fee for any reason other than poor weather which is at the discretion of the photographer.
An invoice for the retainer will be sent to the email address provided and must be paid within 48 hours for the selected date to be secured in my calendar.
Milestone sessions last 20 minutes and include one outfit, one location and 8-10 edited images delivered via digital download within two weeks of your session date. A print release is also included, or you have the option of ordering professional quality prints through me.
Milestone Sessions do not include a cake smash
Cake Smash Sessions
Cake smash sessions last 45 minutes and includes two outfits, one location and 15 edited images delivered via digital download within two weeks of your session date. A print release is also included, or you have the option of ordering professional quality prints through me.
Children's sessions last 45 minutes and includes two outfits, one location and 15 edited images delivered via digital download within two weeks of your session date. A print release is also included, or you have the option of ordering professional quality prints through me.
Frequently Asked Questions
Relax! I’m sure you have a million thoughts running through your head right now, and I’m here to tell you that your child's session can be fun and stress free. My sessions are prompt led, meaning it’s less about the poses and having your child say “cheese” and more about interacting and capturing real, genuine moments with your child. And believe it or not but kids tend to leave with smiles from all the fun that was had. You will get many candid, laughing, playful photos to remember your child at this moment in time. So, stop worrying about if your child will refuse to smile, hide behind you the whole time, or throw the holy grail of tantrums because it will all be okay. If your child comes to the session uneasy, that is totally normally and also why I strive to build trust with them in a personal way. I spend the first five to ten minutes solely interacting with them in ways that let them know that the time ahead will be fun, and being only five feet tall makes me pretty un-intimidating with the littles.
What should we bring to the session?
Make sure your child has been fed before the photo session. It’s always a good idea to bring water and a non-messy snack such as marshmallows or cheerios but don’t make them the center of the session or as bribery have them only in case all else fails and they simply need a little snack.
What are the best locations for a session in Grand Forks?
I will send you a location list with information about each one after booking.
What should my child wear for their session?
You really can’t go wrong their outfit, kids are cute in pretty much anything.
What if my child is not behaving?
My sessions are designed to be fun, fast moving and very candid. I always try to get the posed pictures done first and then dedicate the rest of the session for candid photos. You will get beautiful shots from your photo session. So don’t worry about your kids, I will take care of everything.
Do you offer studio sessions as well?
Yes, I do offer sessions at The Studio located in Reynolds, ND which is just a fifteen minute drive from Grand Forks.
What is included in editing?
Editing is the process of adjusting color balance, brightness, contrast, saturation, etc. Advanced retouching (such as blemish removal, skin smoothing, stray hairs etc.) is ONLY included with physical printed products purchased through me. Any additional images start out $10 each depending on the request.
When will we see our photos?
A digital download for your edited images will be sent no later then two weeks from your session date.
What types of payments do you accept?
Retainers must be paid online with a credit card, the remaining session fee is due the day of and can be paid either by invoice, cash or check made payable to Paige Leier.