two young brothers stand with arms around each other's shoulders and pose for a portrait

Portrait Session Pricing

How Pricing Works

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

Session Retainer Fee

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. Senior sessions with multiple outfit changes often take between 1.5-2 hours, depending on the senior's preferences.


digital images and print products

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.

Custom Designed Set & Session


Elaborate, one-of-a-kind, custom-designed session setups are available. Custom sets are quoted individually based on the client's vision, and are separate from session and product fees.

A la carte | Session add-ons

Multiple Shooting Locations ~ $145 / additional location

On-location Hair and Makeup ~ Contact for current quote

Kind Words
Romantic Couples Photo Session in Fairmont, WV

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.
Photo of Mother and Son on a Bridge in Downtown Morgantown, WV

Laura was so kind, easygoing, and flexible with our wild crew! One of our kiddos was pretty grumpy the day of our photos but you'd never know it from the photos Laura captured - in the midst of all our chaos we got some incredible shots which is no small feat with three littles. We got the edited photos back much faster than I expected and I'm SO pleased with how they turned out!

Sarah W.
An Outdoor Family Portrait taken by Laura in Westover, WV

Laura is a dream of a photographer to work with! She has photographed our family with uncooperative newborns, grouchy toddlers, and rambunctious children, and every single time the photos come out perfect! Her eye for the perfect lighting and location is impeccable and I never walk away disappointed. We always look forward to our next session with her, and are so thankful to have found a family photographer that truly knows how to relate to a busy family and photograph the beauty within the chaos...

Tricia W.
Morgantown | Bridgeport | Parkersburg | Charleston