WHAT TO EXPECT:
First of all, let's chat. We can do this at a convenient location or over the phone. This is where we talk about your photo session, I find about your needs and expectations, and listen to your story.
Where do we take the pictures? Your choice! We can explore any of the natural areas such as local parks, Boise River Greenbelt, the foothills, a trip up to Bogus, or your backyard. If you prefer an “urban” look, we can explore different options in and around downtown Boise, or urban area of your choice (restricted to the Treasure Valley). If we are doing a story about you at your place of business, then let's do there.
Portrait sessions will include approximately 15-20 images, often more. Personal and corporate headshots will have fewer. I do not like to put a specific number here because my goal is not to fulfill a quota, but rather have your story be told by providing you with the best possible images that you will be happy with. Also, the duration of each session will vary and times are approximate. You will get at least an hour (less for headshots), but we should be able to finish within two. Again, my goal is to capture images of you and/or your family that you will be happy with.
After the shoot, I will gather all the "keepers" and put them into a password protected gallery for you to view. These images will be lower resolution "proofs." After you decide which images you want, I will upload an edited, high resolution version for you to purchase. If you prefer a specific edited-style to your images, let’s talk about it. I can make your pictures look however you want.
For every image you purchase, you will receive a low resolution digital version that can be used to share with friends and family via email, Facebook, or other social media sites. These images are for web use only and are not intended to be printed. A small watermark will be on each of these images.
This is what we charge to photograph you. Session fees include initial consultation either in person or on the phone, our time and talent, developing and editing the photos, and the creation of your personal online gallery. These fees do not include prints, products, or digital files (except for the single person headshot session). Session fees are due at time of booking to reserve your date and time, and are non-refundable.
Three to Five Person Portrait Session - $150
1 to 2 hours - typically outdoors, or indoor location of choice. $20 each additional person.
One or Two Person Portrait Session - $100
1 to 2 hours - outdoor, or indoor location of choice. Great for environmental portraits, senior portraits, mom and me / dad and me photo sessions, couples, etc.
Single Person Headshot Session (personal or business) - $75
30-45 minutes - outdoor, or indoor location of choice (home, business) - includes at least 5 high resolution edited files available for download with full printing rights. Print options available.
If you have photographic needs other than having your picture taken, please contact me for a custom quote. I am available for food and product photography, real estate and architectural photography, and commissioned work.
Here is where you get to choose how you want to display and share your photographs. Because everybody has different needs and goals for their photographs, and nobody wants to be forced into packages and products they don’t want, all of my products are offered à la carte. If there are products you want, but do not see, please contact me and I will do what I can to accommodate. All prices include sales tax, however, shipping charges will incur.
Through my website, I have partnered with some of the best photo labs producing excellent quality archival prints, greeting cards, photo albums, and other wall art (canvas prints, stand outs, metal prints). My photo lab does a wonderful job of producing high quality prints, and I have made them available at a very reasonable cost. If you have a favorite local lab where you like the results, then great. But be warned, not all labs produce high quality prints, i.e., Walgreens, Walmart, Costco, etc. I have some great side-by-side comparison prints among these different labs. I’d be happy to show them to you.
I strive for complete satisfaction and will do what it takes to make that happen. However, all print and product sales are final and non-refundable.
For a complete list of prices and products, click here.
Prints - prices start at $6
Standard prints on professional grade photo paper, archival quality with a traditional semi-matte photo finish.
Canvas Wraps - prices start at $112
Images are printed on premier art canvas substrate and professionally wrapped around a 1.5" thick wooden stretcher frame. This canvas gallery wrap arrives as a finished product ready to hang.
Stand Outs - prices start at $62
A Standout is a 1.5" thick, lightweight Gatorfoam with a lightly textured black or smooth white trim around the edges. Standouts are a great alternative to canvas wraps; they have a more contemporary appeal and complement any room decor.
Greeting Cards - prices start at $39
A selection of traditional and modern greeting cards with envelopes.
Art Cloth Hard Cover Photo Book - prices start at $47
Art Cloth Hard Cover Photo Books are filled with luxurious papers and high-quality printing, then wrapped with a cloth cover, available in different colors and templates. Three paper surfaces to choose from.
Complete Session of Digital Files - $250
All edited, high resolution digital files from your photo session available for download to your personal device. Downloaded images will not have my watermark, and you will have full printing rights.
Individual Digital Files - $25 each
Edited, high resolution images delivered to your device. Downloaded images will not have my watermark, and you will have full printing rights.
Mini Sessions TBA
All photos are copyrighted to Mike Wendel and Mike Wendel Photography and may not be edited, copied, or printed without permission. I work very hard at what I do. Please do not steal.