Creating art is my passion, and, as such, the artwork division of Whispering Pines Photography is my primary focus. I love creating works of art from everyday, simple moments and objects that people can enjoy viewing on their walls for years to come. While every photograph is a work of art, there is something about creating scenes that transcend enjoyment simply because of who is in the photograph; that is where true art comes to play ... letting your emotions create something that no one else can create because only you can see and feel what you are feeling at that moment in time.
Every moment, every scene is art, and that is why I also offer limited openings for lifestyle sessions and weddings each month. Please contact me with your specific needs for those sessions and events. To see how you can take the artwork of Whispering Pines Photography home with you, please view samples of my work in my galleries and then contact me with the size and type of artwork that you desire to purchase. I offer many artwork products, including prints, coffee table books, gallery wraps, vivid metals, and more!
Every session is based upon a certain style of photography, lifestyle. With that said, while I incorporate posed shots into my sessions, customers who wish to have me as a photographer are those looking for the photos that depict them more like they are in their everyday lives. I invite you to view the galleries on my website to get a general idea of my photography style if you have not already done so. Current session offerings include:
- Wedding Packages - When you invite Whispering Pines Photography to share in your special day, you receive an approach designed to capture the little moments that make up your wedding, from the planning to the actual day. Our wedding packages are custom designed for each client, but the standard package that is the starting point includes:
- Coverage of 3 events that make up the planning stage of the wedding (i.e. wedding dress shopping, addressing the invitations, meeting with the caterer or venue planner, dress rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, etc...)
- A 1 hour engagement session and digital images disc
- A minimum of 4 hours of wedding day coverage (including getting ready shots, bridals, the ceremony, and the reception)
- A wedding album that includes a collection of the shots obtained throughout the planning stage and the wedding as well as journal notes that tell your story
- A custom wood USB drive.
- The starting point on price for this package is $3,000, although the price may vary depending on location of the various events, length of the planning stage an wedding day coverage, etc...
- Lifestyle Sessions - These sessions are the heart of Whispering Pines Photography and are designed to capture Your Life. These sessions are perfect for capturing your family as you are and to preserve the special memories of your life. For these sessions, I join you at home or at a location special to you and (while we capture a few posed shots) then capture the little moments of life during the time I am there. Whether your family loves cooking together, playing together, or whatever makes you unique, these sessions are about You! The average length of these sessions is 1.5 to 2.5 hours and you receive all of the resulting images on a digital images disc as well as a $50 print credit. The starting point on price for these sessions is $175.00.
- Fresh 48 Sessions - Fresh 48 sessions capture your little one and your family in the first days of your baby's life. Typically taking place in the hospital, Whispering Pines Photography helps capture all the little details that are so important in the birth of your child but that so often become a blur in the first day of life. These sessions are designed with the tiring effect of giving birth in mind and are kept around 1 hour long with all of the resulting images on a digital images disc as well as a $25 print credit. The starting point on pricing for these sessions is $150.00.
- Beginning in 2016, Whispering Pines Photography will be offering birth photography sessions. For the first year, there will be a maximum limit of 6 birth photography sessions in 2016, with no more than 1 session in a month. If you wish to schedule a birth photography session, please contact Whispering Pines Photography to get your name on the schedule and/or waiting list. With the birth photography package, you will receive a 1 hour maternity session, the birth (pricing is based on 4 hours, if you wish for longer, pricing can be adjusted accordingly), and a 2 hour newborn session once you are settled in at home. You will receive a digital images disc from each session in the package containing all of the resulting images and a $100 print credit. Due to the fact that the exact date of a birth is unpredictable, these sessions are currently limited to hospitals within a 1 hour radius of my location (i.e. Chattanooga, McMinnville, Winchester, etc...). The starting point on pricing for birth photography packages is $1,000.00.
*The number of images that come with your portrait sessions are determined by many factors, including the number of people involved in the session, how many outfit changes there are, how many locations you desire, cooperation of all participants, etc... 25 images is the average minimum images that result from a 1 hour session based on past sessions.
** Pricing on all sessions may vary due to various factors which include the amount of travel time to a location, whether there are fees associated with accessing a location, etc...