DC, MD, & Northern VA Family Portrait sessions
Cherish the moment with those who matter most...
Hey DC Families,
There's no time like the present. Your portrait session is an opportunity to immortalize this moment in your life and the lives of your loved ones. Life is built around those we care for, and it's best to keep them with us in our homes, at work, and in our daily lives.
I offer 2 packages for portraits below. Both have been carefully tailored to ensure you get exactly what you want out of your session and leave with the most exquisite memories to keep.
The Full Frame Session
1-hour session anywhere in the DMV
30+ true-to-life, edited, digital images delivered in online gallery
Style Guide pdf to help you and your loved ones dress for success
Includes immediate family and pets. Extra family members are $25 per person
Starting at $400
"I WAS IMPRESSED BY HIS VISION AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL.
He had good tricks of trade working with various children personalities, special needs, and energies. Stefan will definitely be our go-to photographer!"
— Araceli B. (Family Portrait session in Downtown Alexandria, VA)
20-minute session anywhere DC, MD, or Northern VA
10 fully-edited digital images from a full gallery of proofs
Style Guide to help you & your loved ones dress for success
Includes immediate family, extra family members are $25 per person
Starting at $275
Stefan is, hands down, THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHER EVER. He has the technical know how + makes everyone feel at ease. Which equals the best pics you can imagine!!! Can’t say enough good things, he’s the real deal. Great artist, great people skills, and great customer service. Thanks Stefan!!!!
— Anne C. (Family Portrait session at Meridian Hill Park Washington, DC)
"WE HAVEN’T EVEN SEEN THE PROOFS YET AND I ALREADY FEEL COMFORTABLE GIVING STEFAN 5-STARS!!! HE WAS PROMPT DURING THE ENTIRE INTERACTION, GREAT PRICE, WORKED WELL WITH OUR CRAZY FAMILY REUNION NON-COORDINATION, AND SO MUCH MORE! YOU HAVE TO USE STEFAN A. PHOTOGRAPHY!!"
— Frederick (family portrait session in Mountain View, CA)
30-minute session in 1 location
10+ fully touched-up images
Fully edited session delivered within 2 weeks.
Perfect for professionals, graduations, acting, and branding.
Starting at $250
What should we wear to our portrait session?
I have a resource just for this! Every booking comes with a beautiful, full-color Style Guide that prepares each family member for what to wear. Not just that, but how to color coordinate, what props and aides to brings, tips for getting ready and more! I'll be happy to email you a copy if you send me an email!
Can I extend the session on the day of?
More than likely, yes. The only time I wouldn't be able to extend is if I have back-to-back shoots. It's rare, but it can happen. I will communicate with you ahead of time if extensions are not possible. If I do have conflicting schedules, I'll still do my best to accommodate in the case of any unexpected delays. If you book an event in the evening it's unlikely I'll have any qualms about extending my stay, I'm a bit of a night owl anyways. As far as the rate is concerned it will be determined based off a pro-rated hourly rate equal to the hourly rate of the session booked, rounded to the nearest 15-minute increment.
What kind of gear do you use?
For proposals I use a long lens 70-200mm for the proposal moment itself so as to be as discreet as possible. This allows for the most space and privacy during the moment itself.
I'll usually carry a wider lens for the portraits that come afterwards.
What does your editing process entail?
I use Lightroom to edit my photos to color balance, correct exposure, adjust textures, remove blemishes, fix stray hairs, and crop. These are all included in my initial proposed rate in each client’s contract. But, if a photograph requires an extensive edit, it may take several hours of my time and may cost anywhere from $20 - $50 per photograph depending on the changes.
How do we receive our photos?
You will receive your photos via a digital gallery link through Pixieset. The link is shareable and allows downloads to your computer, phones, or other devices.
Digital galleries are hosted on a server which means they'll be up for a short time of about a few months before I rotate new projects in. I encourage you to download them as soon as you get them, but don't worry if you forget. I'll keep back ups in "the cloud" just in case.
email: email@example.com | phone: (626) 529 6159 | 109 C St. SE Washington DC, 20003
WEDDING, EVENT , & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER IN WASHINGTON D.C., AND SURROUNDING AREAS OF VIRGINIA & MARYLAND
Virginia counties: ARLINGTON, ALEXANDRIA, FAIRFAX, PRINCE WILLIAM, LOUDOUN
Maryland counties: MONTGOMERY, PRINCE GEORGE, FREDERICK