All session prices include the high resolution digital copies of your final images. A $200 non-refundable retainer fee is due at the time of booking. This secures your date and time with me. The balance is due 48 hours after your session, at which point editing begins. All sessions include a phone planning consultation, photography with Cristina, an optional sneak peek, and fully edited images with a print release. Excluding minis, proofs for print reference will be included with all sessions. My most popular physical products are still available and may be ordered through your viewing gallery.
Natural Light Newborn Session
Newborn session focus entirely on your precious bundle of joy, and are baby led. Baby led means if your little one shows signs of discomfort, we’ll stop for feeding, a change, or simply try a different position. These sessions take place within the first 3 weeks of life. We will book based on your due date, and finalize the date and time once your little one arrives. Your baby will be photographed in my natural light studio. A gallery of 20+ images will include captures of all those tiny details you want to remember, as well as wrapped portraits. Newborns require extra time, care, and planning. Sessions for wrapped baby only, start at $450.
Please let me know during your session planning consultation if you’d like to add-on sibling or family portraits so we can plan accordingly.
Studio Portraits – Older Babies, Children, & Small Families
Natural light portrait sessions are held at my in home studio. The studio has walls of windows, and beautiful backlighting which creates bright and airy images. I have a variety of seamless backgrounds available, and simple props such as balloons or bunting can be made available upon request. The final gallery will contain 15+ images. $375
The True Mini Session
Sometimes we just need a few photos, and that’s ok! True minis are for 1 – 2 people only and are held on weekdays in my studio. Need updated headshots or to commemorate a special occasion? A true mini may be the session for you. These sessions are quicker than a full portrait session and result in at least 3 images for you to keep. The average session will last 10 – 15 minutes minutes. Please note, newborns and young babies cannot be accommodated for true minis due to the extra preparation, care, and attention they need. $275.00
Handcrafting sets is one of my favorite things to do! I love getting creative and coming up with unique set designs, especially for milestone sessions. Handcrafted sets are a fun way to incorporate a child’s interests into your portraits. I like to keep my sets simple and classic, while still conveying the requested theme. Contact me for a custom quote. The Studio Portrait session fee does apply. The quote for your custom set will be determined by the time and materials involved to create the set ahead of time.
Outdoor sessions are held during the hour before sunset from April through October. My usual locations include an open field, a lake, or a downtown setting, however I always love hearing client’s location ideas. These sessions are for up to 5 people. $25 will be added for each additional person in your group. Outdoor sessions result in 20+ images and generally last 45-60 minutes. $700
Cristina Elisa Photography is located in Frederick, MD and specializes in natural light, and black and white photography. I service Frederick, Middletown, Boonsboro, Jefferson, Myersville, and neighboring towns. Other locations will be considered with a travel fee. Contact Cristina to book your portrait session today!