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Pricing is customizable, and I strive to deliver what the client wants. Please ask about discounts for combining engagement, maternity, and wedding packages!

Individual contracts*

  • Weddings. Up to 8 hours of coverage in the greater San Diego area, includes all post processed, full resolution digital photos delivered electronically. Please inquire about print packages, which are tailored to client's needs with competitive pricing. Additional options include: engagement/maternity discounts and photo-booth-like setups. Large weddings include a second photographer. Small/large weddings from $1,995/$2,495.
  • Engagement and maternity. Location-based photo shoot up to 2 hours in length. Expect a fun-filled photo session customized with any number of wardrobe or location changes. $250
  • Underwater maternity. Location-based photo shoot, typically done locally and depends on lighting and weather conditions. Please give me at least one week advanced notice to prepare. $250.
  • Baby & Family Portraits. On-location or studio based photo shoot. For baby photos, unlimited baby wardrobe changes (more are encouraged!). For location-based family portraits, any number of family members is acceptable; studio portraits limited to six family members (due to space requirements). $150.
  • Underwater surf photography. Location-based surf shoot up to 1 hour in length (in the water). The cold water is really the limiting factor for time. I can accommodate 1-3 surfers and will travel to your favorite local surf spot to capture the action - weather permitting. $100
  • Individual portraits (business, personal, etc.). Location-based individual portraits are quick, easy, and fun. Whether you need a professional cover shot or eye catching marketing material, these portrait sessions can be done in as quick as half an hour. We'll meet at a location and snap the poses you need. Prices vary depending on time and location. From $75

*Print packages available for all photo sessions at competitive prices. For all photo sessions, clients receive all final images as full resolution .jpeg's and have the option to print using their own cost-saving print lab (i.e. mpix.com, Walmart.com, etc.). Photo shoots include up to 12 hours of post processing and turn around time is typically 1-2 weeks (weddings 4-6 weeks); rush options available.

Commercial contracts

  • Single image use. Commercial use of a single image including unlimited digital- and print-reproduction rights in target markets for a given time period (generally 12 months) with option to renew contracts at a discounted price. All copyright remains that of the photographer; option to purchase copyright and/or exclusivity available. Option to negotiate market distribution and non-exclusive rights if required. $250
  • Multiple image use. Commercial use of multiple images under licensing agreement as above. Negotiation for a package purchase encouraged. $1,750 for 10 unique images
  • Location-based travel photography. My services are available for hire for travel to a target destination and document your needs. Prices dependent on destination, travel time, and itinerary, and generally must be arranged 1-3 months in advance. Please contact if interested.

Have any questions? Please feel free to contact me here. I strongly encourage you to ask questions, as my business is client-driven and I enjoy negotiating terms.

Printing FAQ

DevelopEmotion delivers quality digital images at competitive pricing, and I offer my customers the option of printing images themselves to help save on the huge markup common with many photographers today. If you decide not to print on your own, please contact me for print pricing – typically $100 for standard wedding prints (in addition to the cost of the prints), and $25 for shoots other than weddings.

I recommend printing all photographs at www.mpix.com. Why? Firstly, the quality is top notch. Their paper and inks are second to none, they hand inspect each and every print, and they package and ship everything with the utmost care. I recommend their “e-surface” paper for color prints and their “True Black and White” for black and white prints. Secondly, the turn-around time is extremely fast. For normal prints at 11x14 or smaller, delivery is typically made within just 2-3 days. Thirdly, the staff at mpix are amazing. If you have questions about anything on their site they are extremely courteous and helpful.

For canvas printing, I highly recommend www.pictureitoncanvas.com. This is a local San Diego based print company with extensive experience printing quality canvas wraps. The beauty of canvas is that it’s ready to hang on the wall without any further framing necessary. Both the 1.5” and 2.5” gallery wraps are beautifully created at very competitive prices – for canvases to hang on the wall, I recommend 16x20” or larger. Since they’re based on Poway, you can drop by and pick up the print and save on shipping, too! The staff at pictureitoncanvas cater to photographers and their clients, and really bend over backwards to make a great product.

There are plenty of options for printing around on the internet, including local printing companies such as Walmart, etc. I recommend the above two print labs over all the rest for two reasons. 1) I’ve printed at numerous labs and tested the quality of a dozen others. These are my favorites as they’re reproducible and consistent with excellent print quality. 2) I custom calibrate both my computer monitors and photo editing software using hardware calibration techniques, followed by soft-proofing images based on the print output of mpix printers. I can guarantee print quality and consistency because of this.

Cropping – most prints will require cropping to the desired print size. Mpix allows you to do this within their site using built-in software. For canvas prints, the crop will generally also require a padded border to fit the edges of the canvas. Questions? Just ask me! :)