Atlanta Photography Session Pricing & Planning

Your Investment & What to Expect Before, During & After Your Photo Shoot

Photography Session Pricing

Primary rates include Erica Aitken as your photographer.  If you are looking for a more affordable option, but still want a unique photography session experience and high quality photographs with the “Erica Aitken Photography look,” you may want to consider booking with one of my fabulous associate photographers.  All of my associates have been hand-picked by me and are consummate professionals in the industry.  When you book an associate, I will still handle the retouching of your images and will be your main point of contact, my associate photographer will just shoot your actual photography session.

I 100% stand behind my associate photographers and their work.  You’re guaranteed to love your photographs regardless of whether you book your Atlanta photography session directly with me or with one of my associate photographers.  When you book an Erica Aitken Photography associate, you’ll receive a discount off standard session and package rates and will pay the secondary rates listed below.  

Mini Portrait Photography Sessions

  • $125 (with an associate).  Erica does not shoot mini portrait sessions.
  • This rate includes 1 hour of shoot time with an associate photographer, the full retouching of 35-50 images and a private in-person Viewing Party with Erica.
  • Your session fee does not include any fine art products or digital images.

Full Portrait Photography Sessions

  • $295 (with Erica) or $195 (with an associate).   
  • This rate includes 2 hours of shoot time, the full retouching of 70-100 images and a private in-person Viewing Party with Erica.
  • Your session fee does not include any fine art products or digital images.  

Engagement Photography Sessions

  • $325 (with Erica).  If you’d like to book an engagement session with an associate, please refer to the 2 hour Full Portrait Session and 1 hour Mini Portrait Session pricing, above.
  • This rate includes 3 hours of shoot time with Erica, the full retouching of about 100 images and a private in-person Viewing Party with Erica.
  • Your session fee does not include any fine art products or digital images.

Newborn Photography Sessions

  • $375 (with Erica).  Associates do not shoot newborn sessions.
  • This rate includes 3 to 5 hours of shoot time with Erica, including customized backdrops and props, the full retouching of 70-100 images and a private in-person Viewing Party with Erica.
  • Your session fee does not include any fine art products or digital images.

Headshot Photography Sessions

  • $495 (with Erica) or $425 (with an associate).
  • This rate includes 1 hour of shoot time and high-resolution digital downloads of your best fully retouched images with personal usage rights.
  • You’ll be able to select your favorite 20 images from a private proofing gallery and your favorite photos will be fully retouched in both color and in black & white, so you’ll really end up with 40 high-resolution digital downloads.

Corporate Headshot Photography Sessions for Multiple Subjects

  • My associates and I would love to capture headshots for your employees!
  • Your personnel will all have headshots which are photographed in the same style, lighting and environment. This will not only look more professional and refined, but will also ensure you maintain a consistent brand image for your company.
  • Please reach out to me for your customized headshot photography package quote and information.

Boudoir Kitten Photography Sessions (the basic boudoir package)

  • $550 (with Erica).  Associates do not shoot boudoir sessions.
  • This rate includes 2 hours of shoot time, 3-4 outfit changes, the full retouching of 70-90 images and a private in-person Viewing Party with Erica.  
  • $150 of your investment will be applied as a credit toward any fine art product or digital image purchases made at your Viewing Party.

Boudoir Bombshell Photography Sessions (the premium boudoir package)

  • $675 (with Erica).  Associates do not shoot boudoir sessions.
  • This rate includes professional makeup application for your boudoir shoot, 3 hours of shoot time with Erica, unlimited outfit changes, the full retouching of 80-100 images and a private in-person Viewing Party with Erica.  
  • $150 of your investment will be applied as a credit toward any fine art product or digital image purchases made at your Viewing Party.
  • You also have the option to add professional hair styling to your package for an additional investment of $85.

Boudoir Parties

  • My associates and I love photographing boudoir parties for multiple ladies!
  • Please reach out to me for your customized boudoir party photography quote and information.

Event Photography Sessions 

  • $495 (with Erica) or $425 (with an associate).
  • This rate includes 2 hours of shoot time and high-resolution digital downloads of your best retouched images with personal usage rights.  I generally deliver 50 to 75 images (or more) per hour of photography coverage.
  • Additional hours of event coverage (beyond the first 2 hours) are billed $175 (with Erica) or $125 (with an associate).

Full Wedding Photography Sessions

  • Full Wedding Package rates start at $2,850 (with Erica as your primary photographer) or $2,450 (with an associate as your primary photographer).
  • Full Wedding Package rates include 1 additional professional wedding photographer who will work alongside your primary photographer to capture your big day.
  • Please reach out to me for detailed Wedding Photography Package pricing information.

Small Wedding, Courthouse Wedding and Elopement Photography Sessions

  • Are you having a small wedding with 50 guests or less?  Small Wedding Photography Package rates range from $1,800 to $2,200 and include 5 to 7 hours of photography coverage with one associate photographer, as well as high-resolution digital downloads of your best retouched images.
  • Are you having a courthouse wedding or are you eloping?  Courthouse and Elopement Wedding Packages are $1,125 and include 3 hours of photography coverage with one associate photographer, as well as high-resolution digital downloads of your best retouched images.

Looking for fine art product and digital image descriptions and pricing?  Please CLICK HERE for more information and base pricing on all of the wonderful options available to you.

Before Your Photography Session

Prior to meeting on the day of your Atlanta photography session, we’ll schedule a phone consultation to get to know one another and discuss your specific photographic needs.  During your phone consult I’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have for me.  We’ll chat about our shared artistic goals as well as what you’d like to have as your end result from your shoot, including your preference for printed fine art products versus digital images.  We’ll discuss whether you will be best served by working directly with me or by working with one of my wonderful associate photographers.  I have 10 associate photographers with whom I regularly collaborate and I 100% stand behind them and their work.  You’re guaranteed to love your photos regardless of whether you book directly with me or with one of my associate photographers.

We’ll collaborate in advance to make sure we capture the moments you’ll treasure for years to come.  As your Atlanta Photographer, being a creative powerhouse is absolutely essential.  Ultimately, I want you to come away from your Atlanta photography experience knowing with confidence that your session was completely one-of-a-kind and original.  From our very first conversation you and I will become a brainstorming team, uniting to make sure your unique style, personality and passions are reflected in every one of your photographs.

Please feel free to reach out to me anytime with any creative ideas or inspirations that you’d like to try out during your Atlanta photography session.  Together we’ll plan your outfits, color-scheme and a location for your photo shoot.  Since my style of photography is natural, relaxed and photo-journalistic, it’s incredibly important that we select an activity or location for your Atlanta photography session that will allow you and your loved ones to enjoy your time together and interact as you truly are in daily life.

In order for me and my associate photographers to capture the emotional connection and genuine relationships between you an your loved ones, you’ll need to be relaxed and comfortable.  So, if your family has a great time going to the ice cream shop, let’s do your family portrait shoot there!  If you and your sweetheart met on the downtown Decatur Square and love to drink wine, let’s do your engagement photography session at a local wine bar and around the Decatur area!  If you love nature and your dog, let’s photograph you and your dog playing along the Chattahoochee River!  One of my favorite parts of my job is helping you select a unique location and backdrop for your Atlanta photography session that will truly allow your photographs to be authentic and personalized!

During Your Photography Session

An Atlanta photography session with me or my associates is never high-pressure or stressful.  We are all very laid back and won’t make you feel you need to perform; all that’s required of you is a positive attitude and a willingness to do what you do best: interact genuinely with your loved ones and take the time to really experience the authentic emotion in your daily relationships and special occasions.  Try to breathe deeply, relax, really connect with each other and focus on savoring your experience spending time together.  That’s it.  You just have to be yourself and enjoy the moment!  Easy, right?!

Throughout your Atlanta photography session we may move you a bit here or there in order to make sure we are getting the right angles and the best light, but you are never going to feel forced to “pose” (the only exception to this is boudoir shoots, during which I will specifically pose you to flatter your figure best).  Please don’t worry; just because we take a step back and allow your interactions to occur more naturally, my associates and I are still going to make sure you look your very best before snapping the shutter button!

Organic, one-of-a-kind intimate moments cannot be planned for; we want to capture them spontaneously!  So just relax, be yourself and allow me and my associate photographers to take care of everything else.  As your Atlanta photographer specialists we’ll make certain your photography session results in innovative, artistic and beautiful professionally retouched photographs that you will have an emotional connection to, forever.

After your Photography Session

After your Atlanta photography session I’ll take about 2 weeks to look over every single image captured during your photo shoot.  I’m very careful with my photo selection process and I spend hours retouching and enhancing your best photographs so that you will receive the highest quality end results possible.  Although I always do detailed retouching of your images, I’ll ensure that you still look like you!  My pet peeve as a photographer are photos in which the subjects look overly-retouched, unnatural or plastic, or fake.  I promise that my natural subtle enhancement of your images will leave you looking the very best possible authentic version of yourself!

After I have finished processing and retouching your photographs to perfection, we’ll meet in person for your Viewing Party.*  This is always SO MUCH FUN!!!  I will create a customized slide show presentation of your retouched photographs, which we’ll enjoy watching together.  After you’ve gotten the chance to view all of your photographs, we’ll go through each of your images one at a time, at your own pace, to decide which images you’d like to order.

To help you with your decision making process, you’ll have the opportunity to look at samples of many of the fine art products offered through Erica Aitken Photography.  As always, I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.  I’ll also lend my insight to help you choose where in your home to display any fine art products that you decide to order, as well as which sizes that will work best for your space.

The Viewing Party experience generally takes about 2 hours and you are more than welcome to invite any family members or close friends who might want to see your photographs.  The best part is, I’m happy to come to you at your house if you prefer not to come to me, so you’ll get to enjoy your Viewing Party from the comfort of your own home!  Feel free uncork a bottle of wine or enjoy a beer while we savor the fabulous results of our collaboration together… after all, this is a Viewing Party!

The final step of the photography session process is delivery of your printed fine art products and your digital images to your home.  From that point forward you’ll be able to enjoy your custom-created original artwork in your home for many years to come!

*Please note that for Headshot, Event and Wedding photography sessions, we will not meet for a Viewing Party.  Instead, you’ll be provided with high-resolution digital files which you will download from a private online viewing gallery.  You and your loved ones are also welcome to place orders for any printed fine art products you may want via your gallery, if you’d like.

CONTACT ME TODAY

I am always here to help!  Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any additional questions about the photography session process with Erica Aitken Photography.

You can reach me by calling (404) 556-8780 or by using this convenient Contact Form.  Whichever method you choose, you’ll quickly discover that I offer the utmost in affordable value combined with a uniquely personalized photographic experience.

Warmest Wishes from Your Atlanta Photographer,

~Erica Aitken
Erica Aitken Photography
My Atlanta Photographer
Atlanta, Georgia
(404) 556-8780
Erica@MyAtlantaPhotographer.com

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