Session Guide & Pricing

All About Photo Sessions

Spring/Summer 2017

Frequently asked questions:

how long is a session?
A average family session takes about 60-80 minutes and will include 35-50 edited images.
Mini-sessions are 40 minutes and includes 20 edited images in color and some in black& white
Newborn sessions tend to run about 2-3 hours because of feedings and other newborn needs.
how much does it cost?
your photo session investment:
$175 for a 40 minute mini-session includes 20 edited images
$200 one hour session for 1-2 Children Portrait session (3 months and older) includes 25-35 edited images*add $25 for each addition family members
$250 one hour session couples & engagement sessions includes 35 edited images
$275  one hour Family Session for 3-5 children or one family includes 35-50 edited images
$325 one hour session for Large Family or Group up to 8 people must only include up to 2 adults includes 35-50 edited images
$375 for extended or Large Family or Group over greater than 8 people with more than 2 adults includes 35-50 edited images
$250-$350 Senior Portraits (see description below)
(Please note prices do not reflect any print products)
DVD of edited images must be purchased along with session:
$65 DVD of 25-50 edited images with a print authorization letter from Utopia Bay Photography so you can print as many where ever you’s like.
$45 DVD of 8-15 edited images with print authorization letter (mini-session).
$300 Newborn Specialty Session with multiple props and backdrops taken at your home.
(newborns 4-10 days month old, 2-3 hrs session)
$350 Maternity & newborn Package:  includes 1 hr Maternity and 1 hr newborn session
( please note pricing does not included photo cd or print products)
$375 Hospital & newborn package: includes 1 hr hospital session with newborn and 1 hr at-home newborn session. (please note pricing does not included photo cd or print products)
$550 Maternity and Baby Package: includes Maternity session (1 hr) with newborn session (1 hr) and session at 3 month, 6month and 12 month(can be a birthday session) photo shoots.
(pricing does not include photo cd)
**please add $40 for beach sessions or $15 for sessions more than 30 minutes away.
$250-$350 Senior Portraits:
Price depends on location and number of clothing changes.
$175 mini senior session includes 1/2 hour with photographer in one location and photo CD with 10-15 edited/toned images.
$250 includes 1 hour with photographer and up to 3 locations and a photo CD with 25 edited/toned images.
$350 includes 2 hours with photographer and up to 5 locations 40 edited/toned. images.
What is included in the price?
1-2 hour picture session (for maternity, newborn, children & family, excludes specialty newborn and packages), for an additional $65 you can order a DVD of the best edited photos from your session usually 15-40 images and varies per shoot. (second DVD can be ordered for an additional $35)
How long does it take to get our pictures to us after the session?
The photos are ready with in 14 day, a DVD/CD can take up to 3 weeks to arrive at your home.
Where do we take the pictures?
Alabama & Mississippi Gulf Coast, Pensacola,Florida, New Orleans,Louisiana

On location any where in Baldwin and  Mobile county.
I can offer ideas or you can tell me a place you have in mind.
For beach locations there is  an addition $40 fee.
What if it rains….or we get sick…or you get sick?
Please call as soon as you can for illnesses and I will for weather related cancellations then we will reschedule for the next possible day.When do you schedule sessions?
Sessions are schedules on Wednesday evenings, Monday or Thursday mornings and Saturday and Sundays.
What should we wear?
I recommend not wearing all white or all black as a group…details get lost with those two colors.
I love to see the personality of the kids or family come out in the photos so wearing
whatever your style is really the best.You want your pictures to reflect as much YOU as possible.

Do you take pictures indoors?
No, most of my sessions take place outdoors in natural light…early morning or dusk is the ideal time.
Newborns sessions can be done at your home or mine and I have a rustic studio on my property for indoor shoots.
Do you do weddings?
Yes! I enjoy capturing the perfect moments whether it’s a quaint wedding or big celebration of love! The cost usually runs from $650-$2000.
How do I contact you?
I can be reach through email at or where I will then follow up by phone.
Thank you,
Kate Reali Mercer