overview

un-posed. candid. real life.

you play with your loved ones while i capture all the details and tell your story. no awkward poses. no forced smiles and saying “cheese”. i simply come and document an everyday adventure. snuggling, hiking, doing back flips, baking, picnicking, bowling, gardening…the possibilities are endless and the smiles are genuine.
for every session i make it my goal to learn about you and your family…your quirks, favorite things and what you love most about each other. i’m invested in making sure i capture your unique personality and relationships in order to better tell your story.

pricing

$375
1-2 hours in-home or on location session
$650
3-4 hours of in-home and/or on location session
$1100
a full day of adventure…up to 8 hours at an unlimited number of locations

 

photobooks of your session available starting at $250

 

all prices include your personalized planning session, up to 30 miles of travel, my time and talent during the session, retouching and preparation of 25-30 images, an online viewing and ordering gallery, and a CD of your full resolution digital files with print release. MN sales tax will be added to all listed prices.


questions

what’s lifestyle photography?
in a nutshell….. it’s storytelling photography. photojournalistic if you will. it’s documenting real life. the snuggles, the giggles, the pouts and the tears. the interaction between you and your loved ones. it’s you doing what you do best while i record it for your history photo books as a way to remember everyday life during this season.

what happens during a lifestyle session?
i come to your home or adventure destination and chat a bit before i take out my camera. when i’m ready to shoot i want you to ignore my snapping and go about normal life. ..play, cuddle, cook, read or whatever you’ve set out to do. i might join in on some of the fun too!

how do i book a session?
contact me by email at rachel@rachelgrayphotography.com or give me a call at 612.501.6642 to chat. if we’re a good fit and we agree on a date, i’ll send you a questionnaire to help me get to know you and a contract covering the important details. i normally book around 3-4 weeks in advance and take limited weekend sessions. a deposit is due to secure your session date.

how do i prepare for my session?
my photography is not about wearing matchy-matchy outfits so there’s no need to go on a shopping spree (unless of course you’d like an excuse to shop). wear your favorite clothes. be true to yourself…even if that means tutus and spiderman jammies make an appearance. we’ll chat before your session to decide what story or adventure i’ll be documenting. and if you want, i can offer some suggestions during this consultation.

what happens after the session?
three to four weeks later i’ll have a gallery of images online for you to view and share. print ordering from this gallery ensures the highest quality prints. your CD of images arrives in the mail a week later, or in another three to four weeks with your photo book. i’m also available either in person or via phone to help you choose which images to print.

how much is a lifestyle session and what does it include?
lifestyle sessions start at $375 and include your personalized planning session, up to 30 miles of travel, my time and talent during the session, retouching and preparation of your images, an online viewing and ordering gallery, and a CD of your full resolution digital files with print release. payment plans are available upon request.