Portraits

Lansing portrait photographer (families, seniors, head shots)
Ask yourself this: why do you want to have your portraits taken? What’s the story that you want to tell? What feelings do you have at point in your life that you want to remember later? Let’s work together to create a custom session that can best reflect your personal story at this meaningful point in your life.allie-signoff

To view my most recent work, check out the blog and recent Client Galleries.

The Experience

bedroom art

Before the Session

My goal is to help you create artwork that can live in your home for years to come. If you’re hoping to download your files, throw a few on Facebook and then put them in a drawer somewhere never to be seen again, I’m just not the photographer for you, my dear.

To me, a photographer’s job isn’t done until she’s helped you do something with the photos. Before we book your session, we’ll schedule a short phone call to talk about what you’re looking for and what you might want to do with the photos, and we’ll design your session to fit you.I’ll mail you my Portrait Art Style Guide catalog with ideas around what to wear, how to prepare, and how to style your home with your photos.

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After the Session

About three weeks after your photo session, you’ll see your photos for the first time, and you’ll choose your favorite photos for a mix of print and digital products. Each print comes with a 5×7″ digital copy, or digitals can be purchased individually or as a package.

If you’re in the Lansing area, I’ll come to you for your ordering session, and I’ll help you select the best mix of print and digital products for your needs. If you’re out of town or can’t meet between 9AM – 5 PM during the week, I’ll set you up with an online ordering session.

You’ll also get access to my online wall gallery designer to visualize exactly what your photos will look like to scale on your own walls. I can even upload other personal photos for you if you want to put together a wall gallery with a mix of photos.

Pricing

St. Joseph family photos at Lake Michigan

Mini Session (30 Minutes): $250

Mini sessions are great for young families—toddlers and young children don’t often have the patience for much more than half an hour. I usually deliver 30 images in one general location with no outfit changes. This includes a few favorites in black and white.

  • Style Guide catalog with tips to prepare for your session and ideas to help you style your photos in your home.
  • 30 minute on-location photography session (mini sessions are only available in the Greater Lansing area).
  • Ordering session to choose your favorite mix of photos for products and digital downloads. Select the images that work best for your home, and use my online gallery wall designer to view images scaled to your own walls so you know exactly what the images will look like.
  • $150 product credit to build your own mix of prints, digital downloads, framed art, books, memory boxes and more. Each print you order comes with a complimentary digital image sized to print up to 5×7″.
  • Option to upgrade to get all 5×7″ resolution digital files for $250 or all high resolution digital files for $350 (you may use your product credit toward this total).
  • Free touch-ups on any print orders 8×10″ and larger (all ordered images are edited in the Allie & Co. Photography style).

Mother and son photo in Northport, Michigan (family photos)

Full Session (One Hour): $400

Full sessions give us a little more time to explore more locations and change outfits.

  • Style Guide catalog with tips to prepare for your session and ideas to help you style your photos in your home.
  • One hour on-location photography session.
  • Ordering session to choose your favorite mix of photos for products and digital downloads. Select the images that work best for your home, and use my online gallery wall designer to view images scaled to your own walls so you know exactly what the images will look like.
  • $300 product credit to build your own mix of prints, digital downloads, framed art, books, memory boxes and more. Each print you order comes with a complimentary digital image sized to print up to 5×7″.
  • Option to upgrade to get all 5×7″ resolution digital files for $350 or all high resolution digital files for $450 (you may use your product credit toward this total).
  • Free touch-ups on any print orders 8×10″ and larger (all ordered images are edited in the Allie & Co. Photography style).
  • Free touch-ups on any print orders 8×10″ and larger (all ordered images are edited in the Allie Siarto & Co. Photography style, and all images of baby only are edited in detail).

High School Senior Photography Add-ons

East Lansing senior photos

Seniors may opt to add on the following options to complete a custom senior photography package (see Mini Session and Full Session details above for more information):

  • Additional coverage time: $350 per hour (available in half hour increments; includes $250 product credit per hour).
  • Studio yearbook headshot: $75
    • One pose in front of neutral gray backdrop.
    • Basic editing/blemish removal.
    • Digital download with rights to two full resolution images.

Newborn Photography Add-ons

East Lansing newborn photographer
Newborn photos take place in your home. If you’re looking for a lifestyle session only (baby in a home setting with the family), refer to the Full Session options above (I do require at least a full one hour session for newborns, which usually includes a few individual photos of baby by himself or herself wrapped up on the rug). If you would like both a lifestyle session at home and a few fully posed photos of baby only (beanbag poses), refer to these additional details. Newborn sessions that include posing your baby tend to last much longer than full sessions (often 3-4 hours).

I recommend booking your session well in advance to reserve a date based around your expected due date (I will only take posed photos of baby in the first ten days), then we can shift the final session date around a bit if baby decides to make different plans.

East Lansing newborn photographer

Newborn Session With Posing Add-on: $450

  • Style Guide catalog with tips to prepare for your session and ideas to help you style your photos in your home.
  • 3-4 hour lifestyle and posed session in the comfort of your own home, including photos with parents and any siblings and individual posed photos of baby.
  • Simple props, including headbands, hats, wraps, beanbag for posing and four simple, neutral backdrops to choose from (white, gray, tan and blue).
  • Ordering session to choose your favorite mix of photos for products and digital downloads. Select the images that work best for your home, and use my online gallery wall designer to view images scaled to your own walls so you know exactly what the images will look like.
  • $300 product credit to build your own mix of prints, digital downloads, canvases, books, memory boxes and more. Each print you order comes with a complimentary digital image sized to print up to 5×7″.
  • Option to upgrade to get all 5×7″ resolution digital files for $350 or all high resolution digital files for $450 (you may use your product credit toward this total).
    Free touch-ups on any print orders 8×10″ and larger (all ordered images are edited in the Allie & Co. Photography style).
  • All newborn photo orders will be touched up.

Editorial & Marketing Photography

East Lansing head shot photographer

Custom Projects:

Do you need photos with rights released for a magazine, marketing campaign or website? Send me a note with the details of what you’re working on, and I’ll send you a custom quote.

Head Shots: $75

  • One pose in front of neutral gray backdrop.
  • Basic editing/blemish removal.
  • Digital download with rights to two full resolution images.
  • Minimum three people.

Passion Projects

Allie Siarto

Each quarter, I donate a session with edited digital files to a person or family who has done something inspiring, faced a difficult challenge head on or made the world a better place. It’s my little way of giving back to the amazing people around us.Know someone deserving? Submit a Nomination.

FAQ

Q: Will you travel? Does this cost extra?
I live in East Lansing, Michigan, and I split my summers between East Lansing and Muskegon, Michigan. Sessions typically take place in these two areas (Muskegon beach sessions are based on availability).

Travel fees may apply beyond 100 miles for weddings or 30 miles for sessions, but there are exceptions (no fees for Traverse City or the Leelanau Peninsula while Allie is in those areas; travel barters are available).

Q: Do I pay sales tax on my session?
Per Michigan law, a 6% sales tax will be added to all session fees for Michigan clients. Product credit will not be charged sales tax since sales tax will be applied to the products at the time of purchase.

Prices are subject to change.

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