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Jess Kamens Photography: Contact & Pricing

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Don't let location stop you... While I am honored to be working among the finest family and wedding photographers in Rochester NY, travel is a passion so I welcome inquiries from far and beyond. Anywhere. Really. Anywhere. I look forward to hearing from you... Du kannst mir auch auf deutsch schreiben.

 

Based in Rochester, New York

 

Business hours (EST):

Monday: 8am-8pm
Tuesday: 8am-8pm
Wednesday: 8am-8pm
Thursday: 8am-8pm
Friday: 8am-8pm
Saturday: 8am-8pm
Sunday: 8am-8pm

I am available for meetings during these time via telephone, skype or in person. 


PRICING / Investment

Let's be honest... photography is a pricey investment, because it is a well-respected and highly-skilled art form.
I am very passionate about my work and also appreciative of how valuable this investment can be and can insure that we are both comfortable with our arrangement. Below are the base prices for my sessions and depending on your wishes, your final quote may vary a bit from what you see here.
Payment plans can be arranged (with a required deposit) to help manage the expense. Feel free to contact me with any questions...


WEDDINGs
Bar & Bat mitzvahs

Let’s capture your amazing day together. I focus on the interaction between people, the tiny details that are often missed as well as the emotion behind these moments. I enjoy moving throughout a crowd unnoticed so you won’t have to worry about me and when you receive your pictures, you will have your entire day retold to you in a documentary/lifestyle photo story.

ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL SERVICES

rehearsal dinner, 1.5 hours of candid coverage of friends and family, $299
engagement photos, $299, 20 processed images ($175 when booked with wedding package)
graphic design: announcements / place settings / thank you cards
photo albums
prints (see below print packages or work with me to design your own)
travel (almost anywhere is possible and will be added to the cost of your package)

The 2017 packages can be combined with any optional item and/or altered to fit your wishes. We will come up with something that works best for you! 

basic
$1950

6 hours of coverage
Digital files (high & low res)
A full print release
A private online gallery

ESSENTIAL
$2750

9 hours of coverage
Digital files (high & low resolution)
A full print release
A private online gallery

CLASSIC
$3450

12 hours of coverage
Digital files (high & low resolution)
A full print release
A private online gallery

SIGNATURE
$4050

Unlimited coverage (up to 16 hours)
Digital files (high & low resolution)

A full print release
A private online gallery
45-minute engagement session ($299 value)


FAMILY

Taken outside, in a comfortable and supportive environment (park, playground, etc.). Activities will be centered around your child in order to maximize their interest and keep those wee ones happy. Photographs will be taken in a documentary style focusing on the interaction and connection between family members, aiming to preserve life-long memories. These images will be with you forever and help you to easily look back on this lovely time together.

FAMILY
$299

Up to 4 family members.

45 minutes of coverage
30 processed images
Digital files (high & low resolution)
A full print release
A private online gallery

Mini sessions

are offered seasonally and often at the last minute. Please sign up for the newsletter to stay updated and quickly grab a mini session spot!

DAY IN THE LIFE (LIFESTYLE) 
$499

1-2 locations of your choice (travel time is incorporated between locations). This could be in and around your home, in your environment, doing what you love to do – laughing, cooking, playing, snuggling, jumping, hanging up-side-down, eating, creating art, etc. or even a day at the park, hiking through the forest, playing in the sand, swimming, shopping, etc. A 10-minute session will be reserved for quick and fun portraits amidst the playing. Up to 4 family members.  

3 hours of coverage
90 processed images
Digital files (high & low resolution)
A full print release
A private online gallery

THE FIRST YEAR (3 SESSIONS)
$699

The first year of life can is characterized by constant change for your child (and you!).  Those first moments occur often and without much warning! This package will include 3 sessions throughout your baby’s first year. Each session in 1 hour and can be booked 1-2 weeks in advance. So, when you see your child exhibiting a new cool bubble blowing technique, or the first moments of crawling or walking, you can give me a call and I will come over and freeze that moment in time forever for you. 1 child per session. Any “year” (5th year, 9th year, etc.) may be purchased.

Three 45-minute sessions
30 processed images per session (90 in total)
Digital files (high & low resolution)
A full print release
A private online gallery


MATERNITY / BIRTH / NEWBORN

The addition of a new child to your family is an amazing and wondrous time for everyone. Often people forget to document and wished they had! These are not traditional posed images, rather taken in a documentary style focusing on the connection between baby, parent(s) and sibling(s).

MATERNITY
$299

Images focusing on your family welcoming your new arrival… fun and playful pics involving all family members as well as body pictures for you to remember “the glow”. We can make these as creative as you wish. A portion of the session is set aside for siblings.

1 hour of coverage
20 processed images
Digital files (high & low resolution)
A full print release
A private online gallery

Maternity & Newborn sessions combined $625

Birth

Having a birth photographer present during your birth can be a sensitive and wonderful choice for you and your family. Birth packages vary in range and are customizable. 

** Currently accepting applications from mothers who are interested in discounted sessions (with a special interest in-home, natural, water and alternative births). Sample images. Please apply here.

Session includes: on-call photographer from week 38 through week 42 of your pregnancy (4 weeks total), active photography before, during and after your birth, announcement photo within 24 hours. 
Digital files (high & low resolution), A full print release, A private online birth gallery

FRESH 48
$349

In home session (or hospital) within the first 48 hours. Capture a few lovely images of you and your new arrival.
This session includes no on call time. Blocks can be purchased at $100 per week (max. 3 weeks).

45 minutes of coverage
15 processed images
Digital files (high & low resolution)
A full print release
A private online gallery

NEWBORN
$399

In your home, the calmest environment. I am, as a mother myself, very aware of how to be sensitive to the needs of a baby and you. This is an emotional and special time in your lives. I do not generally do posed portraits, rather more of a documentary approach capturing special moments with your new family. Up to 4 family members.

2 hours of coverage*
30 processed images
Digital files (high & low resolution)
A full print release
A private online gallery   

 *session time may vary here depending on your baby!

Maternity & Newborn sessions combined $625


PORTRAITS / HEADSHOTS

These sessions can be personally designed, just for you. You may choose to center your theme for professional purposes (headshots, CV, applications, online platforms, etc.), capturing the true you in a professional way or you may choose to have a casual portrait, just for you! Prices do not include commercial, promotional, sales usage, but can be figured into the quote. Please see "retouching" notes below.

CLASSIC
$499

60 minutes coverage
17 processed images
Digital files (high & low resolution)
A full print release
A private online gallery
2 wardrobes
1 adult

BASIC
$350

45 minutes coverage
10 processed images
Digital files (high & low resolution)
A full print release
A private online gallery
1 outfit
1 adult


SENIOR PORTRAITS

Would you like a senior portrait that is organic, natural and captures what YOU like about yourself, your interests and passions? This session will be located in an outdoor environment of your choosing and will encompass your wishes! Let’s get creative! 

CLASSIC
$599

60 minutes coverage
30 processed images
Digital files (high & low resolution)
A full print release
A private online gallery
3 wardrobes
1 high school senior
1-2 images will be sent to your yearbook company upon request
2 wardrobes

BASIC
$450

45 minutes coverage
15 processed images
Digital files (high & low resolution)
A full print release
A private online gallery
2 wardrobes
1 high school senior
1-2 images will be sent to your yearbook company upon request
1 outfit


MUSIC

Both packages include print and commercial usage rights. 5 band members ($50 per additional person)

PROMOTIONAL
$450

Gather your band in a comfortable, outdoor setting of your choosing (we will decide together) for images to be used on CDs, online media, promotional materials, etc. Group shots only are included in this package. (for additional options, please contact me). 1 hour coverage

10 processed images
Digital files (high & low resolution)
A full print release
Commercial useage rights
A private online gallery

LIVE EVENT / CONCERT
$350

Professional images of your live event include images of your band moment before a concert backstage as well as images of your band during the first 3-5 songs on stage. You can expect to receive individual images of your band members as well as group images, audience images and more. 

45 minutes coverage
25 processed images
Digital files (high & low resolution)
A full print release
Commercial useage rights
A private online gallery


EVENTS / PARTIES

These sessions will be focused on capturing your special event (birthday party, anniversary celebration, special dinner, graduation, retirement, etc.) in a documentary style that will not only tell the full story of your special day, but also provide you with life-long memories that you will cherish forever. I prefer to focus on quality vs. quantity, but you can expect 30 images per hour of shooting.

BASIC
$350

1.5 hours of coverage
Digital files (high & low resolution)
A full print release
A private online gallery

ESSENTIAL
$575

3 hours of coverage
Digital files (high & low resolution)
A full print release
A private online gallery

CLASSIC
$899

6 hours of coverage
Digital files (high & low resolution)
A full print release
A private online gallery

signature
$1350

9 hours of coverage
Digital files (high & low resolution)
A full print release
A private online gallery


CORPORATE / BUSINESS / PROFESSIONAL

I offer a variety of services and customize packages according to your business needs. Themes include (but are not limited to): Food (restaurants), corporate events, formal corporate portraits, medical businesses, product and other images used for websites and advertising, business milestones and more.

Please contact me for your personalized quote.


FOOD / RESTAURANT

I will come to your restaurant / home / place of business and capture the essense of your delightful food! I can document the creation of this food, the final food, the environment, etc. Please contact me for a quote.


real estate / PROPERTY / INTERIOR

Whether you are looking to sell or rent your home, advertise a vacation property, document your beautiful home or advertise ineterior decorating, these images will certainly ad life to your advertisements. I have experience working for high-profile companies worldwide and know what is expected of property and architectural photography.  

Sessions vary depending on square footage and location. Please contact me for a quote.


PRINTED PRODUCTS

On addition to each package, you have the option to order online, through your gallery, professionally-printed, high-quality prints (shipping to your home included). While you will have a print release to print, it is recommended that you print from a high-quality printer. I am happy to recommend some. As photographers, we have access to the best quality available and I am happy to work within your budget. Please have a read HERE for more information! When you receive your files, you will receive directions on how to order your prints. I have samples and albums that are available for you to see.

Cards, photo books, announcements, etc. can be and custom designed and ordered through Jess Kamens Photography. 
Please contact me for design quotes as well as quotes for additional products.


GIFT CERTIFICATES

Gifts for a specific amount or even an entire shoot are available year round. Certificates are valid for a specific amount of time (usually 3 months) and must be scheduled directly by the recipient as soon as they know they would like to book. Certain sessions can be scheduled quickly (family, newborn, etc.) and some sessions require advance notice (weddings, large events). Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to request a certificate!


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • All deposits are non-refundable and due at the time of booking.
  • Prices may vary depending on request, location, additional people, etc. and this will be reflected in your official quote.
  • Should your shoot require business licensing or other materials needed for promotion purposes, additional fees will apply.
  • As part of principle, no airbrushing or "photoshopping" will be done to an image that changes the look or facts regarding a person. That being said, I am quite a skilled retoucher so if something needs removing (an accidental scratch or something that's not there, or a stray hair, or something in the way) this can be done. Please note that no extensive airbrushing, face smoothing, acne removal, etc. will be done. All examples you see on this website are natural. That being said, it is the responsibility of the photographer to ensure that flattering angles and poses are used. And this I will do to the best of my ability... but you, beautiful you, are you and this is what photography is about... capturing truth.
  • Payment plans are available.
  • Prices do not just include shooting time. I work many hours for you (sometimes 40-50+), depending on the session! Here is a good read…     
  • Each session states the number of processed images you will receive. Additional images, if available, can be purchased at $30 per image or 5 images for $100.
  • Each session states the maximum number of participants permitted for a shoot. A fee of $50 per additional person will be changed.
  • Only persons participating in the shoot are permitted on location.
  • No visual documentation is permitted during your session.
  • Sessions in English and German are offered.
  • Cash, Check, Credit Card and Paypal payments are accepted.