Investment

Thank you for your interest in Cheryl Polk Photography! Every session I am lucky enough to capture is unique and full of moments special to your family. I will spend time getting to know your vision, preferences and any special touch you want incorporated into your session. I look forward to getting to know you and your family soon!

  • I typically schedule all outdoor photo sessions during the ‘”golden hour” (about 60-90 minutes before sunset) for the best lighting and the golden dreamy photos you see in my work. Depending on the time of year, this will determine what time we schedule your session.
  • $100 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking to secure your date on my calendar, as well as a signed copy of my Session Agreement. The remainder is due on the day of your shoot.
  • 10% Discount for all returning clients (discount does not apply to mini sessions, packages or sessions that already have a discount)
  • Although your retainer is non-refundable, I do understand that life happens and kids/people get sick. If this happens and we can reschedule your session within 14 days, a new deposit will not be required. Thank you for keeping my family healthy too!
  • Minimum $50 travel fee per 25 miles outside of 92128 zip code

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!

 

Full Sessions

 

Maternity, Family, Children (1 year and up), Engagement, Milestone | $450

Full sessions are a great way to capture your growing belly, your family all coming together, a newly engaged couple…so many reasons, but most importantly to capture a special moment in your life. During your session I will take a mix of formal and candid shots ~ making sure to catch all of the little details and allowing each personality to shine through. These sessions are meant to be relaxed, fun and spontaneous- I want this to be an enjoyable time for everyone!

Includes:

  • 1-1.5 hour on location session (up to 5 people- each additional person is $25)
  • Photographer’s time and talent
  • Pre-session consultation (either by phone or email)
  • Password protected online viewing gallery with minimum 25 custom edited high-resolution images
  • All images are provided through digital download

 

Milestone Sessions

 

Babies 3-12 months (sitter session, 1 year OR cake smash) | $350

Includes:

  • 30 minute – 1 hour in home or on location session with all props provided (cake not provided)
  • Baby only- no family/sibling’s included
  • Photographer’s time and talent
  • Pre-session consultation (either by phone or email)
  • Password protected online viewing gallery with minimum 15 custom edited high-resolution images
  • All images are provided through digital download

 

Newborn Sessions

 

Newborn pictures are the perfect way to capture all the details of your sweet new addition and something that you will forever treasure. I have invested countless hours and dollars to learn from some of the best newborn photographers in the country and continue to educate myself in the business.  I truly love meeting each new baby and seeing the immediate bond within a family. There’s something so incredible about seeing a mom hold her newborn baby…or how they fit so perfectly into daddy’s hands. Being a mother of two, I can promise you that these moments will go by faster than you can imagine and I feel so incredibly lucky to be able to capture these moments that you will never forget.

The best time for newborn photographs are within the first 5-12 days of life. At this age they are the sleepiest as they are still adjusting to their new life- and a sleeping baby makes for the most unforgettable photos. These first few days are also the one’s that go by the quickest, so I highly encourage families to contact me ahead of time. I recommend booking your session about 1-2 months in advance to ensure a spot on my calendar. I realize how difficult it can be to get out of the house those first few weeks so this session will take place in the comfort of your own home. I will bring everything necessary-hats, bonnets, headbands, props, and blankets, etc.  The amount of time it takes is completely up to baby so they can often run over on time depending on baby’s needs. The extra time is crucial for making sure both baby and mommy (and daddy) feel at ease and there is plenty of time for diaper changes, feeding, cuddling, and anything else your little one may need.

 

Simply Newborn | $450

Includes:

  • 1-1.5 hour in home session with all props/backdrops provided
  • 2-3 prop set ups with newborn only
  • Photographer’s time and talent
  • Pre-session consultation (either by phone or email)
  • Password protected online viewing gallery with 10 custom edited high-resolution images
  • All images are provided through digital download

 

Complete Newborn | $600

Includes:

  • 3-4 hour in home session with all props/backdrops provided
  • Session includes family and siblings
  • Photographer’s time and talent
  • Pre-session consultation (either by phone or email)
  • Password protected online viewing gallery with minimum 25 custom edited high-resolution images
  • All images are provided through digital download

 

Packages

 

Belly to Baby Package | $900

1 hour on location Maternity Session AND a Complete Newborn Session

Included for EACH session:

  • Photographer’s time and talent
  • Pre-session consultation (either by phone or email)
  • Password protected online viewing gallery with minimum 25 custom edited high-resolution images
  • All images are provided through digital download

 

Watch Me Grow Package | $1300

Complete Newborn Session, Sitter Session (6-8 months) and 1 year session

Included for EACH Session:

  • Photographer’s time and talent
  • Pre-session consultation (either by phone or email)
  • Password protected online viewing gallery with minimum 25 custom edited high-resolution images
  • All images are provided through digital download