a little girl in a pale blue ball gown stands on an old iron and wood bridge

Portrait Session Pricing

The minimum client investment for a full session with me is $600.

A client who is only interested in digital files from their session will spend a total of $600-$800 with me for their session and digital files.

Clients looking for digital files + wall art and other print products spend anywhere from $600 - $10k+

How Pricing Works

session retainer fee + digital images/print products = your total

Session Retainer Fee: $300

Every booking starts with the session retainer fee,

which is your only up-front cost prior to seeing your images.

The session retainer fee is paid when you book your session; it covers my time, talent and equipment, all the costs of planning and preparing for your session, and the session time itself. No digital images or print products are included in your session fee.

I do not place a time limit on your session; my focus is on creating beautiful images to fill your gallery. A typical family session usually takes around 45 -60 minutes; sessions with small children may be shorter or longer depending on their attention spans.


digital images and/or print products: $300-$10k+

Two weeks after your session, it's Gallery Day!

You will receive an email link to your proofing gallery full of all the final, beautifully-edited images we created during our session together.

In the comfort of your own home, with your proofing gallery in front of you on your device, you may then choose exactly the digital image and/or print products you would like to purchase from your session, and order those directly from your proofing gallery.

I also offer my clients complimentary in-person ordering services (according to seasonal availability,) for those who would like professional guidance designing and ordering prints, wall art, and more. I can come to your home with size and paper finish samples so that you can visualize exactly what you want to order for your home, and help you with the design and ordering process from start to finish.

Current Digital Image Packages:

(prices subject to change without notice)

5digital images ~ $300

10 digital images ~ $400

Full Gallery (typically 25+ images for a family session) ~ $500

Print Products and Wall Art

vary too widely in price to list here; please contact me with questions about a specific product.

Custom Designed Set & Session


Elaborate, one-of-a-kind, custom-designed session setups are available. Custom sets like the floral backdrop pictured start at around $1,000 for set design and creation, independent of session and product fees.

Get a Quote on a Custom Session

A la carte | Session add-ons

Multiple Shooting Locations ~ $145 / additional location

On-location Hair and Makeup ~ Contact for current quote

Kind Words

Kind Words

“Laura was absolutely amazing to work with, she was great with her contact, scheduling, and planning. She did her research and made the session so fun! I have never felt so comfortable and relaxed. Laura is amazing at what she does and a complete professional all while feeling like family!”

—Annie W.

Morgantown | Bridgeport | Parkersburg | Charleston
laura.m.priestley@gmail.com | (304) 997-4649