519-387-3764 Pet & People Photographer serving Owen Sound, Collingwood, Port Elgin

Your Investment

Your Investment

YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT HAVING A PROFESSIONAL PHOTO SESSION? 

If you have been navigation the web and looking at lots of photographers, I bet you have noticed that the price is all over the map. You will see that I am not the cheapest photographer, nor am I the most expensive (well I don’t think I am…lol).  

A professional photo session with me is more than a click of the camera. It’s filled with preparation, communication, an amazing stress-free photo session experience. And it doesn’t stop there, I help you choose heirloom wall art, albums, digital images and much more.  I offer a wide range of the finest products to best showcase your printed memories.  

If you are afraid your dog or children won’t sit still, or your dogs black fur will be a blob, or you ‘think’ you don’t take good photos, don’t be afraid anymore. I assure you, I am gifted at getting those photos that make you smile and cry.

The Question that is on your mind…How Much?

I am a big fan of being open and honest, and thus I don’t hide my prices and processes.  And I try to make this as easy as possible. This way you can plan and budget your unforgettable photo session.

My pricing provides you the opportunity to choose what you want. You can get wall art, albums, digital files or all of the above.

You start off by paying a creative session fee that covers pre-session preparation, your custom photo session, an 8×10 print and a Premiere & Ordering appointment to choose your art work. 

When We Have Each Other, We Have EVERYTHING

Session Pricing, FAQs & Product Info

No matter what session your choose, or the genre (pet, maternity, newborn, family) the price is the same for either On-location sessions or Studio Sessions. 

 

Customized Portrait Experience

I have two booking options for you:

1) Pay a $300 +hst Creative Session Fee (products & digital files purchased separately)

This option is best for families who are interested in wall art and albums. Or if you don’t know exactly what they want, I help guide you through the process so that you know your options and get beautiful wall art and albums for your home.

Creative Session Fee Includes:

  • No time limit studio or on-location photo session (we go at your pace)
  • Emails to help you prepare
  • Flexible weekday & weekend scheduling
  • Natural Makeup application for mom (for studio sessions only)
  • Includes an 8×10 Matted Photograph displayed in a wooden block
  • Photo premiere & ordering session held right after your session
  • Option to buy digital files & professional prints/albums
  • Print-ready photos
  • No watermarks

Please note, additional digital files and products are not included in creative fee. You pick and order portraits at your Premiere & Ordering session 2 weeks later.  Families typically spend $800+ on their photography experience. 

 

 

 

2) ALL Inclusive Digital File Package $1895 +hst 

Everything you want, without the stress.

This is perfect for families who want ALL the digital files from their session.  You also have access to my print shop so that you can get your photos on your walls and off your phone. This package is priced similarly to Wedding Packages. 

All Inclusive Package Includes:

  • No time limit session (we go at your pace)
  • Emails to help you prepare
  • Flexible weekday & weekend scheduling
  • Natural Makeup application for mom (for studio sessions only)
  • ALL fully edited high resolution digital files from your session (you get lots)
  • A keepsake Mini Album (includes 16 pages)
  • Collection of colour and black & white photos…some look incredible in black & white
  • Digital files delivered via an online gallery
  • 5 year access to your gallery (great so that you always have access to your photos)
  • Access to online print shop to get your photos on your walls and off your phone
  • 25% off of printed products
  • Print-ready photos
  • No watermarks

When We Have Each Other, We Have EVERYTHING

If You’ve Got Questions?  I’ve Got Answers 😉

 I am concerned about our wardrobe, what should we wear?

 

I want everyone to feel comfortable and relaxed in their own skin.  Thus I tell families to dress in cloths that feel good.  Hehe but try and stay in the same colour tones…you don’t have to be matchy-mathchy.  I also recommend avoiding bold & bright patterns & colours.  These tend to be very distracting.

To help you prepare and plan your wardrobe, I send you an email with some hints and tips.

My dog or kids won’t sit still.

Hehe, almost all dogs and kids run around for 90% of the session.  And that’s fine with me. I love to take candid photos of them  playing.

I also have plenty of tricks up my sleeve to get dogs & kids to sit still…and then I get my shot.

And for your dog, he or she is generally on leash for the shoot….and then I edit the leash out of the photos 😉

 

I feel awkward in front of the camera, do you pose?

Short answer is yes, I do pose.  I gently guide you, your family and pet into poses so that the photos come out looking natural, real, and professional.  However, I also include candid photos…as I want you to have photo of the fleeting moments that pass us by too.  

And I also have a Fine Art session where the photos are more posed and stylized.  These are for people who are looking for classic portraits.

 

If you’re looking for a photographer that only does candid photos, I may not be your lady.

How long does it take for me to see the photos and for you to edit the images?

I know you’re excited to see your photos. Thus I work hard to get you your photos quickly. 

After your session, we book your In-person Photo Reveal & Ordering session at my Owen Sound Studio.  This happens about 2-3 weeks later.  For out of town families that can’t make it back to the studio for an in-person premiere, we have a zoom photo reveal and ordering session.  Then, after you have selected your photos, it takes me about a week to edit them. I then send them to you via an online gallery.  This gallery is active for 30 days. So don’t forget to download them.

If you chose the All Inclusive Package, you will receive an online gallery with ALL your fully edited digital files within 3 weeks of your photo session 🙂

 

Do I get a USB with my photos?

I used to give USBs to my families. BUT, I found that sometimes the USB became corrupted or lost.  Thus, now All photos are delivered to you via an online gallery.  You then download them to your computer and/or phone. I recommend downloading them to multiple devices for safe keeping. You are also free to send your photo gallery to family and friends.  Hehehe, I bet they will be excited to see them too.

If you would like a USB, they can be purchased for $50 🙂

 

Are digital files included in the creative session fee?

Ah great question. Digital files are not included in the creative session fee. BUT I understand the value of digital files to my families so you will have the option of investing in digital files at your premiere and ordering session.

I believe that having your photos printed and displayed in your home is the way to best value and appreciate your photography experience.  Thus I work with families and their budgets to get printed products into their home.  Scroll down to see pricing for products/digital files.  Families often invest between $800+ on digital files and products.  But there is something for every budget.

Also, every wall art or album comes with matching digital files. Whoop whoop. Thus you get both product and digital file.  Or you can just buy digital files.  I sell them in packages.  See below for pricing.

So that I can budget, how much do families usually invest in a portrait experience with you?

I am totally upfront with my families.  I give you 110% of me and I’m with you throughout the whole experience.  I help you plan, prepare and choose the best product for your home and budget.  Families typically will spend between $800 and $3000 on their photography experience.  Mind you, it all depends on your desires, love for your photos, and budget.  If you’re only wanting a few prints or digital files, plan to spend around $800.

Through the grape-vine, we heard about your VIP Annual Family Sessions.  What is this?

Ah, this is a way for families to get updated family photos every year.  Once you have your first photography session with Candra Schank Photography, you are welcome to become a VIP family/Pet.  For a special price, you get a family session ever sprint or summer.  And you get to be on my Preferred Scheduling list.  Meaning you get first picks from my available dates. If this interests you, please inquire at your session.

 

What are digital files (also called digital images)?  And what’s the difference between web-sized digital files and high resolution digital files?

A digital file/image is an electronic version of a physical print.  It allows you to store and see your photo on your computer, phone, iPad, etc.  It is NOT a physical print thought.  You can get different sizes of digital files; web-sized (low resolution) or printing (high resolution) digital files.

Web-sized digital files – these are perfect if you’re only wanting to share your photos on social media or keep them on your computer/phone. These CANNOT be printed as they are too small.  They look great on your computer/phone BUT if you try printing them they will not look good.  Most often, they will look ‘dotty’ or blurry.

High Resolution (printing) digital files – these are really big files.  They are perfect if you want to do your own printing; at anytime and anyplace.  You get full control of when and where you want to print your photos.  You do not have to print thru Candra Schank Photography.  Please do not take them to Walmart though.  More times than not, your photos will not look the same as what you see on your computer.  This is directly related to their printing system.  I recommend Foto Art in Owen Sound.  They have great customer service and great print products.

 

 

When We Have Each Other, We Have EVERYTHING

Products

You’re wanting to fill your home with portraits from you pet and family session. Yah-who. Choosing your favourite images & deciding how best to display them is a great experience.

I offer professional, high quality, ready to go products that you can start enjoying immediately. You don’t have to lift a finger…I do all the framing, mounting, and the finishing touches. And each product you invest in comes with matching digital files (except matted prints)

Below are the products that my families LOVE.

Click the option and have a look and start thinking about how you want to display your portraits.  

HEIRLOOM PHOTO ALBUMS

Images from your photo session are lovingly crafted into a beautiful high quality photo album that truly tells your story.

Pages are thick and lay-flat (oh la la) & images are professionally printed on archival paper, rated to 75 years. These albums are a show-stopper piece of art. Comes with matching digital files

Albums start at – $1295

HEIRLOOM PORTRAIT BOX

Family Favourite!  This is a beautiful heirloom wooden bamboo box. It contains 10-20 matted 5×7 prints.  You can choose to frame these yourself, keep some in the keepsake box, and/or display them in the matching wooden photos stand.  You can also upgrade the box from Bamboo to Timber Wood and add hand-torn edges to your photos.

Includes matching digital files. Whoop whoop

Image Portrait Boxes start at – $1295+

 

GALLERY WRAPPED CANVAS

I love the timeless and classic look of a
gallery wrapped canvas. Canvases are versatile and look great in every home. All canvases are professionally stretched over a study wood frame and laminated to reduce fading.  They come ready to hang. Comes with matching digital image.

WALL ART :

 8×12 to 30×40 sizes / $278 to $1478+ 

 

FRAMED PORTRAITS

Okay, this is my favourite. Whether you’re looking for a modern or traditional feel, framed wall art easily achieves that. Simply by changing the colour or style of frame will complete the look you are going for.  Frames come in either 20mm or 40mm width and 10 frame colour options.

Portraits are printed on fine art paper, mounted, laminated and presented behind acrylic with a dust backing to seal the wall art.  I use acrylic as it’s light and won’t shatter. This is important in homes with active dogs, cats or even children as wall art can sometimes be knocked down 😉

WALL ART (price based on frame size) :

8×12 to 24×36 / $395 to $1495 (+ $200 to multi-image frames)

 

 

 If you’re looking for individual prints, I offer luxury professional matted or mounted prints for a professional look and laminated so they don’t fade.  These are ready to be placed into any store bought frame, gifted to grandparents or friends and family.  They also look great displayed in a wood block (as shown).

Set of 5 matted/mounted prints – $495

Individual prints – $150

DIGITAL FILES (ELECTRONIC NEGATIVES)

I love nothing more than to see my client’s images printed and hung on walls. But I also understand the importance of owning the digital files. This is why I offer high resolution files to all my clients.

Images are provided as high-resolution 300dpi digital image files in jpg format. Every image is professionally retouched and formatted so that you can print them yourself.  

DIGITAL IMAGE COLLECTIONS:

05 Digital Images –   $695

10-15 Digital Images –    $1095

20-30 Digital Images –    $1595

All Your Favourite Digital Images –    $2195

Digital Images are very valuable as they give you full rights to print your portraits at anytime, anywhere, at any size. Additional digital files are $150/each

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Studio: 1190, 2nd Ave East
Owen Sound, ON. N4K 2H9
519-387-3764