Sessions are by appointment only- at our studio, or a location of your choice. Choose from 30-Minute or One-Hour Sessions.
No files or prints are included in your Session fee— those are purchased separately at a separate ordering appointment. Please note that Calotype doesn't give images away online; instead, you get to return to the studio to approve your images in person-- then you order Custom Prints or files.
Purchased files are available for immediate download. Custom Prints have a lead time of about 2-3 weeks. Have you seen our Custom Prints? They have incredibly smooth color transitions, warm skin tones, and perfect clarity.
Thirty-Minute Session: 125
Perfect for one child wearing one or two outfits. Session can be in the studio or outdoor near the studio. Two older children (5 and up) could also reasonably be photographed within 30 minutes. (If you have multiple younger children, we'll spend most of our time keeping them still or getting good expressions, so upgrade to a One-Hour for the most peace of mind). A 30 Minute Session is also a great choice for models who want to update their portfolio; high-school seniors who want spring/summer/fall Sessions, or even a beloved pet.
One-Hour Session: 200
Perfect for families, or very young siblings that require plenty of time and relaxation. During our typical one-hour family Session, we can create several different pictures of your group, plus the kids together, kids individually, mom and kids, dad and kids, etc. If you have a newborn and want portraits of your newborn sleeping by himself, make sure to book a One-Hour Session because it takes a lot of time to get/keep babies asleep for those images.
Not sure? Call and ask us. 417-658-8865. We'll be happy to share our experiences and what has worked for others in the past.
NOTE: The Session fee is paid in advance to book your date. You can pay with a credit card over the phone, or we can email you an invoice. Your Session date is not secured on the calendar until we have received the Session fee.
Ordering Your Images
After your Session, allow 2-3 business days for your images to be processed. Then you'll come back to the studio and watch a custom slideshow, prepared just for you. Julie will present her favorites and make some design suggestions, based on how the images look. (Of course, you're the client and you'll get to decide which ones resonate with you, and what you would like to purchase).
This appointment takes about an hour. You'll watch your images on a 102" screen and Julie will go through the images, one by one, as you decide what you like. Any files you purchase are available for immediate download, after payment, of course. Any Custom Prints have a lead time of about 2-3 weeks. You can purchase files individually, at 95 each. Prints start at 50, each. Package Collections range from 400-2000 and include both files and prints. To see the complete Calotype price list of Package Collections and Custom Prints, please email us or message us on Facebook and we'll send you one.