Family Sessions & Print Packages

Lifestyle Session –           $1250

3-5 hours at your home or location of choice     

Standard Session –         $350

90 min session at my home studio, outdoor & indoor formal and candid portraits 

Formal Mini Session –     $150

30 minute session at my home studio, formal portraits                 

Session Add-ons:

  •  Travel expenses are paid by the client if traveling more than 20 miles from Stamford, CT. 
  • Professional Hair & makeup $250 per person, $750 for a family (up to 6 people)

Print Collections and Wall Art are chosen & purchased separately at the reveal session. 

Prints are not included in the session fee. Standard retouching and a private reveal appointment are included approximately 2 weeks after your shoot to view and choose your favorite photos to include in the Portrait Collection and/or wall art of your choice.  

Standard editing is included for your reveal session. Additional retouching such as pimples, some wrinkles, redness reduction, and skin smoothing on print orders. I do not alter what naturally exists on a body as I believe in embracing your natural self as you are today. My Print Collections start at $1590. Most clients spend between $2500 up to $10,000. 

Archival Photographic Prints & Wall Art  All of my images are custom printed by expert craftsmen with years of experience. They are made with the highest-grade archival inks and on the finest art papers made today that will last for generations. Many of my clients choose framed canvas prints or museum quality framed photographs.

I am there to help you every step of the way when choosing sizes and what goes where if you need it. There is no additional charge for my consultation on framing, I am more than happy to help you through this process if you so desire. I have a local framer just for you.

Payment Policy - Minimum of $150 down as a non-refundable retainer fee to reserve your time slot for the photo shoot experience, and the remaining amount due at the time of your photo session. Payments are accepted via cash, debit, credit cards.  Time slots cannot be reserved without the retainer fee.  

For information please fill out the form on the contact page or follow the tab below. We’ll set up a consultation, so I can answer all your questions, explain the process, make suggestions for makeup/hair/wardrobe, and plan your photo shoot in details.

I’m looking forward to creating an amazing experience for you!


Photography Session Deposit

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Please confirm your booking with a deposit to hold your date and time. *non-refundable

terms & conditions

Under the copyright and patents act of 1988, Angela Strassheim and Heartstone Photography retains the copyright of all images taken. It is a criminal offence to copy, screen grab, scan or reproduce photographs without written consent by Angela Strassheim and Heartstone Photography. Once you have purchased digital files you are granted a license to use your images for personal use. Your purchased files can then be used for sharing with your friends and family on social media sites, for updating model or acting portfolios, and printing out for yourself, family and friends. These images are not to be sold or given to any third parties without prior consent. Images that are purchased as digital files are not to be altered in any way that change the integrity of the image without prior consent. 

Images taken in photographic sessions may be used by Angela Strassheim and Heartstone Photography for display or marketing purposes. This could include social media, marketing literature, or galleries on this website. This is for the purpose of promoting my photography so clients can see the style of work I create. If you would prefer your child's images not to be displayed in this way please let me know in writing when you book your photographic session.

A $150 fee is payable when you book your photographic session and this secures your date and time on my calendar. This fee is non-refundable but fully transferable to another date if at least 5 days notice is given. This does not include illness as I understand this can happen at anytime. I always prefer to re-schedule appointments due to illness, as I want to get the very best images of your child. Your booking fee will be deducted from the cost of your photographic session, the balance of which is payable at your appointment. 

The use of video recording and your own camera is forbidden during your photographic session. 

By booking a photographic session with Angela Strassheim and Heartstone Photography you are agreeing to all the above terms and conditions. I thank you for your respect.


what to wear and how to prepare

Practical tips to get you ready for your photo shoot with us…

Plan ahead. I know that we are all busy, but you are worth it! Take some time to set out a few options for outfits (head to toe) for each person who will be in the photograph. You’ll be happy you did!

Our photography session is informal, so wear whatever you feel comfortable in.  There's changing rooms in the studio, so bring along a few outfits!

Coordinate color instead of matching.Think about the style and colors of clothing you and your family will be wearing. Avoid all Black or all White (or consult me on your idea). They don’t translate in an image like they do in real life. Try some navy blues, off white, and mix in some patterns (but not too many, maybe for just one or two people).

Bring some items to personalize your portraits - musical instruments, sports gear, toys, blankets, fashion accessories, and pets...  Noise makers for the littles to help me get a great happy smile, I will need your help with that.  

Relax! These sessions are so much're going to have a great time!

Feel free to reach out to me ANYTIME with questions! I love to help and when everyone is comfortable it makes a super fun and smooth photo session! Send me your ideas please!!! Take a few snaps and email or text me. I’m happy to give feedback if you’re feeling like getting another opinion.


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