Family Portrait Sessions

...because every portrait tells a story.

Outdoor Family Portrait Sessions

The Details



Outdoor sessions are scheduled to start 90 minutes before sunset.  This allows for beautiful, golden lighting that is ideal for portraits.  

Sessions are typically last an hour but shooting time is not limited.  I will photograph your family until we are 'done' or the sunsets, whichever comes first.

Sessions are scheduled on weeknights only, usually on a Monday or Tuesday with Wednesday-Friday as weather backup days.  

A $100 non-refundable retainer fee is required to book a session.  This fee covers the session, preparation of proofing gallery and one in-person ordering session.  Prints, products, and digital images are purchased separately and are not included in retainer fee.


Session locations are chosen by the client.  They can be done at a nearby park, public beach, urban/downtown area, or their personal property.  Shannon Rae Photography has several suggestions if needed.  Travel fees do apply for location requests outside of St. Clair County.


A beautiful, warm, sunset night is what is envisioned but Michigan weather is always unpredictable.  It's important that your session be fun and not freezing, raining, snowing, 30 mph winds, etc.  In case of inclement weather, your session will be rescheduled. 

-After the session-

Before you leave the photo session, we will schedule a day for your reveal/ordering session.  

This ordering session can take place at photographers's home, clients home (if within 30 miles), or an agreed upon coffee shop such as Starbucks.  Ordering sessions typically last around an hour.

Print orders will be available for pickup within 3 weeks.  You will be emailed when your order is ready.



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