First and foremost I want your session to be smooth and seamless, relaxed and enjoyable. Photography is all about capturing life as it is in the moment!
We will have an initial consultation, discuss dates, locations and what you are looking for in your images. We will then touch base again a few days before your session date and I will answer any questions you may have. Session fees are due at time of booking and your selected date will be held for 5 days. Payments can be made with cash, check or Paypal.
I put in considerable time and care into the entire process both in getting ready for your session and in the careful editing of your images. You can expect a sneak peek gallery of a few images from your session within 24 hours which I will post on the website. A week after your session we will meet again for your image viewing. Together we will view your images and decide on the very best choices for you. After our image viewing and recieving your order I will then post an online gallery of proofs. I know Grandma and Grandpa, Aunts and Uncles like to have copies for themselves and this way they are able to place their orders if they like!
Newborn Sessions 5-12 days new $150.
Newborn sessions are given special time consideration due to the unpredictability of little ones. We allow plenty of time for feedings, diaper changes, rocking and cuddles. These littlest ones are the stars of the show and run the session. You can expect a 3 to 4 hour session time. Newborns sessions are done within the first 5-12 days of life when they are not easily startled are very sleepy and still love to be placed in womb like positions. Please contact me in advance of your due date to reserve a tentative time. Newborn sessions are held in my Lutz FL, studio.
An online gallery of 25-30 fully edited images will be avaliable for viewing between 2-3 weeks after your session date. These images will expire 1 week after activation and orders will be expected to be placed within that time. There will be a $50 re-activation fee for expired galleries. Please contact me for a detailed price list.
Family Sessions $125.00
1 -1 1/2- hour family sessions are done on location within a 20 mile radius of Lutz, FL. Locations outside the area will be charged an additional travel fee of $20. Family sessions include up to 5 individuals from a single family. Please add $25 for each additional family member. (Additional fees may apply for certain requested venue locations)
An online gallery of 25-30 fully edited images will be avaliable for viewing between 2-3 weeks after your session date. These images will expire 1 week after activation and orders will be expected to be placed within that time. There will be a $50 re-activation fee for expired galleries.
Along with traditional prints and digital files, I also offer gallery wraps, custom albums, birth announcements and many other products. Please contact me for a detailed price list.
**7% sales tax will be added to all session fees and print orders.
The Fine Print
All sessions fees include photographers time, carefully selected and creatively edited online proof gallery of images for print selection. Session fees do not include prints or digital images. Prints are purchased separately. All prices are subject to change without notice and are non-negotiable. All images are owned and copyrighted by Karen Dorcas and Chasing Fireflies Photography. Images may not be copied, duplicated or reproduced in any way by protection of Copyright Infringement Law . Images on Proof images may be shared digitally or uploaded to social networking sites. Watermarks may not be removed or cropped and do not have release to print. All session fees are due at time of booking. All print order payments are due at time of order. All session fees and order payments are non-refundable.
24 hour advance notice is required for session cancellation due to illness. These sessions must be rebooked for a date within 6 months of the original session date. Less than 24 hour notice will require a $75.00 rebooking fee. In event of unfavorable weather sessions will be rebooked for a date within 6 months of the original session date. Clients who do not show up will forfeit their session.