Sweet Pea Photography. Life Is Beautiful. Capture It. | SanJoseFamilyPhotographyPricing

2017/2018 Pricing


Q: I love your work! How much do you charge?

A: I charge for my services by the hour. My base fee is $250.


  • This includes all edited digital files available to you via digital download.
  • I will also provide you with an online gallery, where professional prints and products can be ordered, a la carte.
  • You can add time to your session in 30 minute increments for $50 or 60 minute increments for $100.
  • This fee includes up to five people. It is $15 extra for each additional person.
  • If your session runs over, not to worry! I will inform you that we are getting close to your time slot & if you wish to continue, I will bill you for the remaining time.


Q: Where can I have my photos taken?

A: My rate includes 45 minutes travel time (each way) to get to your preferred location. I am based out of Hollister, California. Major points of interest that are a half hour away from me include Gilroy, Morgan Hill & South San Jose as well as Monterey & Salinas. I will travel anywhere to take your photos. Every additional 15 minutes of travel is an addition $15.


Q: Does your base rate include all of the services that you offer?

A: Yes. Aside from Engagements, Weddings & Birth Stories.

Below, you can find the times that I recommend for each different service:

  • Family Sessions: 1 hour
  • Lifestyle Sessions: 2 hours
  • Maternity Sessions: 1 hour
  • Cake Smash Sessions: 1 hour
  • Senior Portraits: 1.5 hours
  • Newborn Sessions: 2.5 hours
  • Fresh 48 (Hospital Sessions): 1 hour
  • Boudoir Sessions: 1.5 hours


Q: How many photos will I get?

A: I tend to go overboard with the number of photos I give. Conservatively, I would say you can expect a minimum of 30 images per hour, but depending on how the session goes & whether kids cooperate, I often give my clients upwards of 50 images per hour. If I capture lots of great photos from your session, I will give them to you!


Q: How long will it take for me to get my photos?

A: I provide a preview within one week of your session & all of your photos will be available for you in an online gallery with download instructions within two weeks.


Q: What will my photos look like?

A: I have spent lots of time building a signature look for my images. Your photos will look very similar to the photos on my website, Facebook page & sample galleries. I trust that upon hiring me, you have browsed my galleries & you trust and enjoy my creative style.

If you have special requests or preferences (for example, all black & white / no black & white / vintage / filmy / etc...) regarding how your want your images to be edited, I ask that you tell me in advance. Otherwise, editing is a highly subjective and individual process & if you want photos altered after your gallery is presented to you, I charge $20 per image for this service.


Q: I'm on a tight budget, Do you offer mini sessions?

A: I do! My mini session are 30 minutes of shooting for $185 & include at least 15 digital files. However, the scheduling & location options for these are less flexible than my standard sessions. Call me and we can arrange something!


Q: What is your availability?

A: Generally I am available to shoot Thursays - Sundays anytime of the day.


Q: What do I need to do to schedule a session?

A: Just email me at sweetpeapictures@icloud.com or you can call/text me @ 831/594-9777. I charge a $50 non refundable retainer to get on my calendar. This will be applied to your balance at the time of your session. You can pay the remaining balance at the time of your session. I accept cash or check.