I believe custom portraiture is one of the best investments one can make for their self, their family, their fur babies, their business and for their legacy. Hiring a professional photographer to create timeless, heirloom pieces of art to adorn your home and to be passed down to generation after generation documents your heritage.
Yes, you may have hundreds–if not thousands–of “snapshots” floating around in a “cloud” somewhere, but the treasured prints and wall-sized portraits are what your family will cherish and protect forever. They are what families take first when disaster threatens. They are the most treasured possessions, and rightly so. If you take away “clouds” and someday-obsolete CD’s, USBs, hard drives, and the like, what will you have left? Where will all those snapshots taken with your phone or your cousin’s nice camera be?
The investment in hiring a professional photographer can be a shock the first time and for those that do not value professional photography, the talent and years of experience, and let’s not even mention the thousands and thousands of dollars of equipment, or the cost of doing business that a professional photographer brings to the table. Likely, nor do they understand archival, heirloom-quality professional-lab prints versus box-store gift prints.
It’s like eating at McDonald’s vs. eating at Morton’s. Each has their place and each their followers and fans. You cannot expect a Morton steak at McDonald’s prices. You may not even be one to appreciate or want a Morton steak or the experience of dining there. If you appreciate art, photography, and heirloom products, you’ll invest in the experience and create a legacy with a professional, full-service photographer.
Invest in yourself, your family, your legacy.
I work with families and businesses to create treasured heirloom pieces that will fill the walls of homes and offices.
Michelle Lazur Studio’s Fees and Offerings
Portraiture sitting fees cover a variety of photography types, including:
beauty/glamour, boudoir, headshots/personal branding, family, maternity, engagement, newborn, children, pets, and other general portraiture.
In-Studio Session fees start at $290.00
Please note that session retainer fees are non-refundable, are payable at the time of booking to hold your session time, and do not include any digital or printed images.
A personalized session will be created just for you and can be in-studio or on location.
In-Person Ordering Sessions
Two to three weeks following your session, we will have an in-person ordering session where you will view your professionally-edited images (chosen by me) and place your order. In the event we can not do an in-person ordering session, we will schedule a Skype reveal/ordering session.
Note that I do not create on-line digital galleries and I do not sell digital files.
Images are sold separately and begin at $150.
A digital of each image you purchase at the size you purchase is included.
What you purchase is entirely up to you.
You purchase only the images you love.
I offer Ala carte pricing for prints, albums, and wall portraits. I also offer a few packages.
Packages start at $900.
Most clients purchase my medium package of 10, 8×10 archival-quality prints (matted to 11×14) in a beautiful, Italian leather folio keepsake box for $1,400.
$900: 6 – 8×10″ archival prints in 11×14″ mats and a beautiful, Italian leather folio keepsake box.
$1,400: 10 – 8×10″ archival-quality prints in 11×14″ mats, in a beautiful, Italian leather folio keepsake box.
$2,400: 20 – 8×10″ archival-quality prints in 11×14″ mats, in a beautiful, Italian leather folio keepsake box.
*All above packages include the digital file of the images chosen and print rights.
Ala carte options are available.