Ken Barnes Photography is a boutique photography service, which means that we charge a session fee, which is separate from prints, packages, and digital. We charge a single session fee for all portrait sessions, $99. There is no time limit nor a specified number of wardrobe changes. However, most sessions last from 1 – 2 hours, and will have 3 – 4 wardrobe changes. The session fee is the cost of “time and talent”. No product is included in the session fee.
Wedding sessions vary based on the amount of time required.
Our product packages for Seniors currently start at $279, and the average family spends $500 or more on Senior portrait products.
"What value do you add?"
We strive to make your experience as enjoyable as possible. We listen to your needs and concerns and address them appropriately and accordingly. Our Mission Statement is, "The mission of Ken Barnes Life Photography is to delight our clients with high-quality portraiture and photography services at every stage of their life while providing great customer service and value." We apply that to every client and potential client.
We provide quick tips to prep them for the session ahead of time.
Use a system to manage contracts and invoices and to manage our workflow so you receive information and responses more quickly.
For our wedding clients, we provide a timeline to help you ensure your wedding planning is on track.
Our Photographer's Assistant is a great detail person. She makes sure that stray hairs are taken care of, bra straps are not showing, the spinach salad you had for lunch is still not embedded in your teeth, etc.
We offer services many other photographers do not. If you purchase framed prints or canvases, we will come to your home and hang them for you. If you do not think you have room on your picture wall, we can help you rearrange to make room.
Our photo lab uses Kodak Endura Pro paper which offers an increased color gamut for stronger, brighter, more vibrant colors. The lab also applies a protective coating on the image to protect from spills and fingerprints. Your images will certainly last for generations with proper storage.
A video of the images and video footage of the shoot will be shown at the follow-up meeting and will be included in the upper-level packages.
"When can we book our session?"
Many portrait sessions can be booked as early as a week or so out, up to a couple of years for weddings.
"How long will it take to get our images?"
Most purchased prints and products will be delivered within 2 weeks of the follow-up meeting.
"What is your process for us to book a session and order prints and products?"
When you are ready, contact me to book your session. We can usually book within a couple of weeks, depending on schedules. When we schedule the shoot, we will also schedule the follow-up 2 weeks later. This allows me to go through, pick out the best images and perform minor edits to show you at our follow-up meeting. When we are done with the session, you will be given our price list showing our package and a la carte pricing. This will allow you to familiarize yourself with our products before the follow-up meeting. We are always striving to keep your costs as low as possible, so we do not like to give out pricelists way ahead of time because prices and packages may change during that time.
At the follow-up meeting, you will select your favorite images, figure out what prints and products you want from each image. Most prints and products will be delivered within 2 weeks of the follow-up meeting.
"When do we pay for the session fee?"
The session fee is paid in full at the time of booking. For our upper-level wedding sessions, a minimum of a 50% non-refundable deposit is required to hold the wedding date.
"When do we pay for the prints?"
Prints and products will be paid in full during the follow-up meeting.
"Can we do on-location shoots?"
We prefer to do location shoots. We have found that it allows the personality of the subject to come through better in an environment where they are most comfortable. We do ask that the location is within a 30-minute drive of Jefferson City. While there is no set time limit on the session length, in our experience, everyone is pretty well tired of taking pictures within 2 hours, so plan accordingly.
"Can we get digital images?"
We do provide digital images with our upper-level packages. You will get a social-media ready digital of every image for which you purchase a print or product. Our upper-level packages also include a video including all of the purchased images, and some of those not purchased, plus some video from the session.