Carey Kirkella Photography | About

About the process:

A custom photo session (for personal use) requires a non refundable investment of $250 (plus travel if applicable. Prints and other products are purchased separately and there is no minimum order requirement. For more information about pricing and custom package options, please email me and include your phone number and a good time to reach you.


  • Planning session: takes place via a scheduled video chat, where we go over the photo products I offer, and talk about the possibilities for your home including album options, and what you're hoping to come away from your photo session with. We'll also talk about wardrobe ideas. Seeing your home via video helps prepare me for the shoot, and seeing the products I offer will help give you a sense of what to expect, and hopefully inspire you to think about what you can do with your own personalized artwork. To get a head start on inspiration, take a look at the products page.


  • Photo session: takes place either in your home or a predesignated location (such as a park), or a combination of both, for up to 1.5 hours, or sometimes longer. I'm at my best when I'm in 'documentary photographer mode', but I also do a little directing here and there.  With young kids, I usually just let them be their own entertaining selves and while I encourage it, I don't beg or bribe them to smile. With babies, I'm not really the type of photographer who spends a lot of time arranging them in totally unnatural positions, so if you're looking for that, I might not be the best fit for you.

  • Presentation session: takes place either in your home or possibly via video chat, where you will see the best images from your session presented in a slideshow. Ordering prints and albums takes place during this session, so any decision makers should be present.  I will show you some examples of wall art galleries using your images and suggest gift ideas.  My custom albums include all of the images in the slideshow, so you don't have to painstakingly choose your favorites, but you can opt to remove any that you don't want in there as well.  


Next visit the Products page to see some examples of some possibilities of how you can enjoy your photographs from a session with me.

For more information, please email me at  Please include your phone number and a good time to reach you.


​The image above is of my niece, Julia. Now she's thirteen years old (and currently sporting purple hair), and I've been photographing her regularly since she was a baby. Take a look at the series here.