Investment - April Chen Photography

Thank you for browsing my page and considering me for your photographic needs. It goes without saying that photographs with your loved ones or portraits capture the moment and remind you of your life so you can reminisce and pass them down generation to generation.

Each package includes copyrights and digital image files to share and print. You will have access to a private photo gallery hosted for two weeks on this web site. Print packages are available with the purchase of a digital package and you are eligible for reduced pricing at one of the pro print labs associated with us.

I specialize in natural light photography and will come to your location of choice or can suggest locations for beautiful outdoor photos. An additional fee applies for any location 20 miles outside my home (Fulton/Columbia MD).  Indoor photography is available in the comfort of your own home for newborns or inclement weather. The packages include my time and talent in creating images and retouching them artistically. 

I am passionate about creating beautiful images which will adorn the walls of your home and remind you of memories years later. Because of this mission, I will conduct an individual consultation via phone within a week of your photo shoot to discuss your family dynamics to include favorite things that make your children smile. In the past, I have been asked to provide advice on wardrobe for the day of the shoot. I have several Pinterest boards dedicated to helping you prepare for your pictures.

All sitting fees are non-refundable and the photo session can be rescheduled once due to family emergencies (illness, death in the family, etc.). Because I reserve special time for your photo shoot and typically do no more than two shoots a day, any rescheduling by the client more than once incurs an additional $25. There are no additional fees if the photo shoot is rescheduled due to rain, snow, any inclement weather or due to my family and/or illness.  

In general, my packages include one hour of shooting time (with the exception of newborn sessions), travel to the location of your choice or one suggested by me  (any location more than 20 miles from her home in Fulton, MD is an extra $50). Photo sessions are limited to six people but I do larger groups for an additional $10 per person. Any shooting time more than one hour is $25 per half-hour increments.

I accept cash, check or am able to email an invoice via PayPal and a credit card/debit card may be used. If a credit or debit card is used via Paypal, a 6% tax is required for collection through PayPal and Maryland state taxes to cover what I pay for the use of PayPal for this purchase.  

Because I understand what military life is like and we are thankful for our military families, we offer a 10% discount on all services, digital downloads and prints for active duty, reserved and retired military with ID.


Package 1

Sitting fee: (Due upon scheduling session): $125

Package price: $175   (digital images delivered via Dropbox or DVD mailed if needed)

This package includes 10 unique digital images, edited and retouched by April. The proofs will be hosted on this web site for two weeks in a password protected album. You will preview your album and email April with the numbers of the photographs you would like to receive. She will either send them via Dropbox, make them available for download from this site or create a DVD and mail it to you. For mailed DVDs, there is an additional $7 fee to cover postage/shipping. 


Package 2

Sitting fee: (Due upon scheduling session): $125

Package price: $ 200(digital images delivered via Dropbox or DVD mailed if needed)

This package includes 20 unique digital images, edited and retouched by April. The proofs will be hosted on this web site for two weeks in a password protected album. You will preview your album and email April with the numbers of the photographs you would like to receive. She will either send them via Dropbox, make them available for download from this site or create a DVD and mail it to you. For mailed DVDs, there is an additional $7 fee to cover postage/shipping. 


Package 3

Sitting fee: (due upon scheduling session): $125

Package Price: $400(digital images delivered via Dropbox or DVD mailed if needed)

This package includes 30 unique digital images (if that many result from your photo shoot), edited and retouched by April. The proofs will be hosted on this web site for two weeks in a password protected album. You will preview your album and email April with the numbers of the photographs you would like to receive. She will either send them via Dropbox, make them available for download from this site or create a DVD and mail it to you. For mailed DVDs, there is an additional $7 fee to cover postage/shipping. 


Senior Portrait Sessions/School outdoor photography:

Sitting fee: (Due upon scheduling session): $150

Package price: $200

This package is designed for one person only (the student). Parents or additional family members/friends may be added for an additional $10 per person. This package includes 15 unique digital images, with reduced pricing if you choose to order prints through April's professional photo lab. This session includes one hour of shooting time and two outfit changes. With this session, April will tailor props that you provide to your unique interests such as college banners, flags, etc. The two outfits do not include a graduation robe and this can be added for an additional $15.


Newborn/Maternity sessions:

Sitting Fee (Maternity session--Due upon scheduling session): $150

Package price: $350 

If you choose to have maternity and newborn photographs through us, you will only pay one sitting fee. The sitting fee is waived for newborn photographs in this case. This package also includes a longer shooting time. April will spend up to one hour on maternity portraits and two hours on newborn photos since they tend to need to be fed in between shots. These photographs also include both parents and any siblings and are done in the comfort of your home. 

This package includes 8 baby bump photographs (the best time to schedule is between 32 and 36 weeks). This package also includes 10 newborn photos (including the family shots and the baby). The best time to shoot newborn photographs is when the baby is less than two weeks old (though April will shoot them at any age up to three months old, but to get those sleepy (adorable) poses, the best time is under two weeks old). 


**Print Packages are available upon request and are tailored to fit your needs. With the purchase of a digital package, April offers a discount with the professional print lab. Please inquire about prints and other products featuring your photographs. 

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