Family Portraits

Family portraits are such an important milestone, and an important part of documenting the lives of our families.  It's great to be able to look back on those moments, and memories where that portrait brings a smile to your face.

I know when I look back on our family portraits, I have great memories, and those images bring a smile to my face.

It's so important to document the lives of our families each year.  Children grow up so quickly, and in a blink of an eye, they're adults. 

My goal, is to capture the moments that are so precious & dear to you, the ones that fly by so terribly quick, that you can see them again anytime you wish. I am a photographer because I love capturing special family moments. 

I offer a variety of Family Photography in, and around Wenatchee, Washington. I love simple family photos to maternity, and more! I really enjoy capturing the connections, and love in a family. Being there for each important milestone in my clients life and providing them with beautiful memories to look back on is what I live for!
 
Not only am I an experienced professional photographer, I'm one of a few Certified Professional Photographers in Washington State.

It's important that my clients have a fabulous experience, and feel valued throughout the photography experience.

Family Portrait Session Details

read the frequently asked questions 

Family portraits are such an important milestone, and an important part of documenting the lives of our families. It's great to be able to look back on those moments, and memories where that portrait brings a smile to your face.

I know when I look back on our family portraits, I have great memories, and those images bring a smile to my face.

It's so important to document the lives of our families each year. Children grow up so quickly, and in a blink of an eye, they're adults. 

My goal, is to capture the moments that are so precious & dear to you, the ones that fly by so terribly quick, that you can see them again anytime you wish. I am a photographer because I love capturing special family moments. 

I offer a variety of Family Photography in, and around Wenatchee, Washington. I love simple family photos to maternity, and more! I really enjoy capturing the connections, and love in a family. Being there for each important milestone in my clients life and providing them with beautiful memories to look back on is what I live for!
 
Not only am I an experienced professional photographer, I'm one of a few Certified Professional Photographers in Washington State.

It's important that my clients have a fabulous experience, and feel valued throughout the photography experience.

WHERE DO I START?
We like to meet with my clients in person, or have a phone consultation prior to our session to get to know you better, and discuss the details of your session. Once you decide that we're your photographer of choice a retainer, and signed contract lock in your portrait session. Once your session is booked an email is sent to you with a link and all the details, and a welcome packet is sent out that includes a magazine full of helpful tips, ideas, and how to plan for your session!

WHAT IS A PRE-PORTRAIT CONSULTATION?
Before your session, we’ll meet (or SKYPE) for about 30 minutes to discuss location, props, outfits, themes, styles and other creative ideas. We love to hear any specifics you desire and how we can make your creative ideas a reality. We’ll also discuss any purchases you are interested in for wall portrait displays, and gifts and any payments toward those can be made in advance at this time.

WHAT IS AN ORDERING SESSION?
We sit down, relax in my studio, and I’ll display your images in an elegant slideshow followed by a guided, hands-on experience through the ordering process. I’ll show you samples and help you choose which prints to order, what sizes will display best in your home and help you stay within your budget to get the most out of your investment. Please bring the principal purchaser who will be making the final financial decisions and if you can, leave the kids with a family member or babysitter.

DO WE HAVE TO ORDER DURING OUR ORDERING SESSION?
Yes, all orders must be placed at the time of your ordering session. However, if you do not place your order at that time and wish to set up an additional ordering session, you may do so for an ordering session fee of $125. Remote ordering sessions are available online for out of town clients at no extra charge.

WHEN DO I PAY MY SESSION FEE?
The session fee is due in full at the time of booking, and this payment will hold your session time and date. This fee is non-refundable retainer.

WHAT DOES MY SESSION FEE COVER?
The session fee pays for the reservation of your session time and date, the session time, and the photographer’s creative fees and artistic talent.







 



CAN I GET A CD OF ALL THE DIGITAL FILES?
I strongly believe that photographs are meant to be enjoyed as art on the walls of every family’s home. Digital files are available for purchase individually, but for most sessions, it is more cost effective (and better in so many other ways as well) to purchase prints rather than digital files, unless they need to create large quantities of the same print. I have had clients that want to make their own prints, but once they see the products I create for them and how easy the whole experience is, they prefer to order the prints. Plus, it’s about preserving your family legacy. With technology constantly changing, a tangible print is the most secure way to pass down your memories through generations. Most people that receive digital files, never get around to printing, order low quality prints from a printer that don't use archival paper/ink and don't calibrate their printers to match my monitor, crop it the wrong way, or lose their digital files when their hard drive crashes. I archive every print you purchase, and you will be able to see how everything will look before you order it. It is, hands down, the best experience around, and guarantees the preservation of your photographs in a tangible, and timeless way that your family will enjoy throughout many years.

WHAT FORM OF PAYMENTS DO YOU ACCEPT?
I'm setup to accept cash, check or credit card payments. All payments are due two weeks prior to the photography session or event. Sales tax does apply to all packages.

WHAT IF WE HAVE TO RESCHEDULE FOR SOME REASON?
Life happens and I get that. I am happy to reschedule your session one time as long as I receive a 24 hour notice. If a second reschedule is required, you will forfeit your original session fee and a new session fee will be paid for the new session date. *Inquire for details.

CAN I SHARE THE PHOTOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
You most certainly can! All I ask is that credit is given. You can tag the Lynette Smith Photography Facebook/Instagram or include a link to our website. www.Lynettesmith.com






If you have any other questions,
don't hesitate to contact me!

family portrait collections start at $595

Family Portrait collections start at $595.00

To get all the investment details
please contact me here.

My family

01.

initial inquiry

02.

consultation

03.

book your portrait session

04.

planning your session

05.

the portrait session

06.

your order session

07.

final payment

Your initial inquiry, fill out the website contact form, and within 24 hours Lynette will contact you to understand your needs family portrait needs. If you prefer, you are welcome to contact us on the phone.  We are very responsive, if you reach our voicemail.

This is where we will setup a time to meet in person, or SKYPE to talk more about your session, your goals, and what you're looking for with your family portraits.  

01.

initial inquiry

02.

consultation

03.

book your portrait session

04.

planning your session

05.

the portrait session

06.

your order session

07.

final payment

When you’re ready book your session, the booking process is super easy! I’ll email you a contract, invoice, and details on the session fee. Once the retainer/session is paid, contract is signed/returned you are officially on the schedule! We will work together to create a highly personalized experience for you, and your family. Your experience includes working with me, to design your ideal session, and location. We will discuss your style, wardrobe, location, and any other questions you may have. I will help you to design a wardrobe that compliments you and brings your personality to life, and find the right location for your session.  

01.

initial inquiry

02.

consultation

03.

book your portrait session

04.

planning your session

05.

the portrait session

06.

your order session

07.

final payment

Finding the perfect location is an important part of planning for the photo shoot of your dreams. I have my favorite places, and usually make a recommendation during our consultation based on your personality and style, but I always welcome your location ideas. I’d love to know if there is a place that is sentimental to your family so we can discuss our options and plan the best location to suit your family.

01.

initial inquiry

02.

consultation

03.

book your portrait session

04.

planning your session

05.

the portrait session

06.

your order session

07.

final payment

The day of your session, it's important to be rested, on time, and ready for some fun!  We'll meet at a pre-determined location, and begin your session.  The family sessions are a lot of fun!  I'll walk you through posing, talk you through as I capture moments, and interactions that are natural, and not overly posed.  We'll do a variety of poses, groupings, an backdrops.  This will provide you with a variety of options for your ordering session.

01.

initial inquiry

02.

consultation

03.

book your portrait session

04.

planning your session

05.

the portrait session

06.

your order session

07.

final payment

Within two weeks from your portrait session, you are invited to a personal reveal session in my studio, to view your portraits. This is where you will choose your portraits, and order your printed images.  You only choose the images you love. Images are professionally printed, and framing options are available.


01.

initial inquiry

02.

consultation

03.

book your portrait session

04.

planning your session

05.

the portrait session

06.

your order session

07.

final payment

Final payment is due the day of your ordering session.  We are setup to take credit cards, check, or cash.  If you need to setup a payment plan, we can accommodate that too.  

01.

initial inquiry

02.

consultation

03.

book your portrait session

04.

planning your session

05.

the portrait session

06.

your order session

07.

final payment

A guide to your beautiful Family portraits

the process

01. Initial Inquiry

Your initial inquiry, fill out the website contact form, and within 24 hours Lynette will contact you to understand your needs family portrait needs. If you prefer, you are welcome to contact us on the phone. We are very responsive, if you reach our voicemail.

This is where we will setup a time to meet in person, or SKYPE to talk more about your session, your goals, and what you're looking for with your family portraits.  

02. Consultation

When you’re ready book your session, the booking process is super easy! I’ll email you a contract, invoice, and details on the session fee. Once the retainer/session is paid, the contract is signed/returned you are officially on the schedule! We will work together to create a highly personalized experience for you, and your family. Your experience includes working with me, to design your ideal session, and location. We will discuss your style, wardrobe, location, and any other questions you may have. I will help you to design a wardrobe that compliments you and brings your personality to life, and find the right location for your session.  

03. book your session

Finding the perfect location is an important part of planning for the photo shoot of your dreams. I have my favorite places, and usually make a recommendation during our consultation based on your personality and style, but I always welcome your location ideas. I’d love to know if there is a place that is sentimental to your family so we can discuss our options and plan the best location to suit your family.

04. Planning Your Session

The day of your session, it's important to be rested, on time, and ready for some fun! We'll meet at a pre-determined location, and begin your session. The family sessions are a lot of fun! I'll walk you through posing, talk you through as I capture moments, and interactions that are natural, and not overly posed. We'll do a variety of poses, groupings, an backdrops. This will provide you with a variety of options for your ordering session.

05. The Portrait Session

Within two weeks from your portrait session, you are invited to a personal reveal session in my studio, to view your portraits. This is where you will choose your portraits, and order your printed images. You only choose the images you love. 

06. Your Order Session

Final payment is due the day of your ordering session. We are setup to take credit cards, check, or cash. If you need to setup a payment plan, we can accommodate that too.  

07. Final Payment

Family Sessions

Your portrait session should be a reflection of your family. Before our session I’ll send you a questionnaire and follow up so we can discuss your expectations, ideas, and goals for our session.

Preparation and communication are the keys to a successful portrait session, so make sure to share all your ideas, and concerns with me during our consultation, or on your questionnaire!

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION
Finding the perfect location is an important part of planning for the photo shoot of your dreams. I have my favorite places, and usually make a recommendation based on your personality and style, but I always welcome your location ideas. I’d love to know if there is a place that is sentimental to your family so we can discuss our options, and plan the best location to suit your family.




AFTER THE SESSION
This is where it all comes together! You’ll come into the studio to view all of your best images. Products are ordered a la carte, so we’ll go through the images while I’m there to offer guidance, and make sure all of your questions are answered. You’ll place your order, and leave the studio with excitement, and confidence about your order!

WHAT DOES THE SESSION FEE INCLUDE
*  QUESTIONNAIRE to share ideas, and plan your session
* ONE HOUR PORTRAIT SESSION location of your choice
* VIEW AND ORDER APPOINTMENT choose your favorite images!


family session details 

Show your loved ones how and where your love story began with your own engagement photo session.

Engagement sessions add so much to the story of who you are as a couple right now, and they’re an ideal way to become more comfortable in front of my lens before your wedding day. 

Your engagement session can be as simple as a stroll through your favorite park, an intimate meal at your favorite café, or even a romantic return to where he proposed — anything you can imagine to share the imagery of your personal love story.

Formal or informal, images from your engagement session are beautiful additions to your wedding album, and also make a wonderful guest-signing book for your wedding day. They help to craft the whole story, and can even be used for Save-the-Date cards, Invitations or Thank You cards. 

The engagement session is one of my favorite parts of our time together because it gives you both a chance to be in front of our cameras before you get married, which is going to make your wedding day experience feel so smooth, seamless and comfortable. Not only that, but we get to create something so special together.

engagement sessions
begin at $525.

Senior portraits start at $795.00

To get all the investment details
please contact me here.

i believe in

capturing your family moments

Your family is important.  Documenting those moments in life, is equally important!  I provide beautiful printed portrait images that you can hang on the wall.

i believe in

creating legacy portraits

Your portraits shouldn't sit on a thumb drive, they should be printed, and displayed on your wall like artwork.

i believe in

having fun!

I believe having fun during your portrait session is important.  We will laugh, and through the process will become friends in the end. 

I provide gorgeous albums, and print products that you, and your family will enjoy for generations.

i believe in

printed portraits