$125 sitting fee includes:

1} A 1-2 hour session (2-3 hours for a newborn) at my in-home studio or an outdoor location anywhere within 20 minutes of Cleveland, Ohio and the use of my all my props PLUS meticulous hand editing (including removal of blemishes, scratches, stray hairs, etc.) and artistic enhancement of each image.

2} An online viewing gallery PREVIEW to view/share images with your friends and family {within 14 days of your session, but often sooner}. This preview will allow you to view your photos to then choose which package best suits you.

3} A Facebook gallery {re-sized for optimal web-viewing}

The non-refundable sitting fee {$125} is due at the time of booking to hold your scheduled date & time. If you need to reschedule, we will do so but must be within 2 months.

Packages are as follows: (does not include the sitting fee)

1} Package 1- $250.00 Includes a fully-edited, enhanced and re-touched high resolution images on a disc including the best 20-25 images with copyright release and printing rights from your session.

2} Package 2- $300.00 Includes a fully-edited, enhanced and re-touched disc including the best 20-25 images with copyright release and printing rights from your session in addition to four 5x7 prints, two 8x10 prints and one 11x14. {Metallic sheen and/or linen texture can be added to prints}

3} Package 3- $425.00 Includes a fully-edited and re-touched disc including the best 20-25 images with copyright release and printing rights from your session in addition to six 5x7 prints, four 8x10 prints, two 11x14, and one set of wallet prints (8 wallets come on one page, choose one image). {Metallic sheen and/or linen texture can be added to prints} PLUS a 16x20 CANVAS with an image of your choosing.

4} Watch Me Grow Package- $250 each session (discount of $125 each session). 3 month increments for 3 months old, 6 months old, 9 months old, and 1 year old with cake smash or 4 sessions with increments of your choosing. Includes 20-25 high resolution, fully enhanced and edited digital images on a disc. $100 due at time of booking session; remaining $150 due the day of the shoot.

High quality prints with your choice of metallic sheen, linen texture, pebble texture or embassy texture. {scroll down}

Package must be purchased within 6 weeks of photo session.

I only take a select number of clients per month because I have little ones at home with me, so please be sure to book your spot in advance if you have a specific time frame you are hoping for.

2016 availability

May 2016- Unavailable

June 2016- Booked

July 2016- Booked

August 2016- Booked

September 2016- 3 sessions available

October 2016- Booked

November 2016- Booked

December 2016- Booked

Please contact me at AlanaDunnPhotography@gmail.com to reserve your space.

The non-refundable sitting fee {$125} is due at the time of booking your appointment. This is to hold your scheduled date & time. If you need to reschedule, we will do so but must be within 2 months.

I will allow one week for payment to arrive, which is plenty of time for it to come in the mail. After one week, I reserve the right to give your spot to someone else.

**I am not planning to do any mini-sessions until 2017 due to availability.

I hold mini-sessions 2 times a year ONLY if availability permits. Usually in June (outdoor location in Avon) and October for fall (in October/outdoor location in or near Avon).

Mini-sessions are $200 and include 12-15 digital images on a disc that have been professionally re-touched, edited, and enhanced plus one 8x10 and two 5x7s. Metallic sheen or linen texture may be added to these prints at no extra cost.

$100 deposit is required to hold your spot and the remaining $100 is due the day of the shoot.

Sessions are 30 minutes and may include as many people as you would like.

I highly advise newborns to be photographed within the first 6-15 days of their life. They are still very sleepy and bendy, which is perfect for the shoot because it enables me to pose the baby into lots of cute positions while also using a variety of props, blankets and accessories for your custom set-ups.

When booking, I will keep availability open for you with a two week window around your due date. So if you go early or late, don't worry!

It's best to book in your 2nd trimester, as I fill up a few months in advance. Please contact me at AlanaDunnPhotography@gmail.com to book your newborn session.

I like to try and follow what I call the “Two Colors + POP” rule:

{1} Pick two or three colors (one being a neutral) and put together outfits with those colors only. More than three colors can seem a bit busy.

{2} Add in an unexpected POP of color.

{I must make a disclaimer: RULES CAN BE BROKEN. I am preaching to myself here. However, I will say that these guidelines generally work well to produce a cohesive, vibrant family portrait; a modern take on the whole “white shirts and blue jeans”, if you will.}

Other tips:

{1} Think coordinating, not matching. Again, unless that is the look you are striving for.

{2} Try and pick colors that complement the surrounding environment, such as leaves, flowers, snow, etc.

If you want to take this one step further (if you plan on displaying this picture in your home), try and choose colors that will compliment your home decor.

{3} Use your brightest colors as accessories. You don’t want the brightest colors detracting from the most important part of the picture: the PEOPLE!

{4} It is ok to mix solids and simple patterns. I know a lot of photographers might argue with me on this one, but I like to think that SIMPLE patterns add interest and texture to a picture. If you stick to a color scheme, everything just naturally blends together.

So, that’s it! Hopefully, the above tips will help you do a little advance planning for what to wear for family photoshoots to create a beautiful family portrait you can be proud of.

I love to do smash cakes/cupcakes for birthdays! Just let me know if you are interested and I will have the set-up ready at your shoot (but bring the cake you would like to use with you).

I also offer birth announcements, photo cards for birthdays and holidays, canvas and metal prints, photo blocks, phone skins, magnents, stickers, bookmarks, address lables, boutique frames, and photo books. Please contact me for a price list.

Gift Certificates available. A great gift idea for a baby shower, newborn gift, or a special gift for a family member or close friend!

About Alana Dunn

I am a mommy of two wonderful boys, married to my best friend, and a passionate and avid photographer.

Earning the nickname "paparrazi" over a decade ago, I have always had my camera by my side. In fact, one of my earliest memories of Christmas was receiving a purple wind camera with an attachable flash. I was over the moon to have my own camera (and was probably around 5 years old!). Needless to say, I have always been crazy for photography.

I have since turned my passion into profession. Taking photography courses and workshops, I am always looking to improve and build upon my photography skills. A neverending zest for photography leads me into studying portaits, set-ups, and techniques {pretty much} daily. I am also constantly growing my studio set-ups and props to keep up with the latest trends in portrait photography.

I am literally in love with photography and capturing life's precious moments. "Making" photos for you and your family to keep for a lifetime is my true calling.

I am available for newborns, maternity, children, families, engagements, couples, senior shoots, and pet photography.

Please note** I am a natural light photographer only. All my sessions need to be scheduled either before 10:30am for indoor and outdoor or an hour before sunset for outdoor photos. I use natural light because I believe it makes for an infinitely softer and prettier picture. Soft light gives the face a more pleasing and natural shape, makes skin look more softened, and removes distracting harsh shadows. Flashes create hard and unflattering light for portraits.

"It's the picture of your life".