Session Types and Prices
 

Please contact me for additional details, types of sessions and custom pricing information. Prints included as part of a session or purchased do not have the watermark seen on the proofs.  Print packages are never a requirement and start as low as $27 for a package which includes: 1 8x10, 2 5x7's, 1 4x6 and 1 set of wallets. 

The session fee includes:
 

  • A consult to confirm your vision for the session.
     
  • My time and talent for the session and preparing images.
     
  • Digital images of your proofs as indicated in session details.
     
  • An online gallery for you, your family and friends (password protected) to view your proofs and order professional quality prints a la cart.
     
  • You'll get at least the number of digital images indicated for each session.  The amount of photographs taken can vary greatly depending on how interactive the subjects are. 
     

Prints are from a Professional Lab specializing in photography. Print packages starting as low as $27(1 8x10, 2 5x7's, 1 4x6 and 1 set of wallets).  See package specials at bottom of page. Processed pictures are edited for color, exposure, tone and clarity.  Minor blemishes (i.e. a spot, fabric string, teeth whitening) and distractions in background may be edited at photographer's discretion while processing.
 

Child and Family Sessions

Signature Session $225  Generally lasts about an hour and is great for family sessions or engagement sessions.  Signature sessions are custom styled portrait sessions held at the location of your choice. 

  • This session is a great choice for children, families, and engagement shoots. 
  • Signature Sessions include digital downloads of 10 full resolution unwatermarked digital images from any of the photos taken.  Recent family sessions have included over 100 unique photographic memories captured.  It really just depends on how many poses your family members decide to do.  If people start acting silly, if I see some interaction going on or even when you think you're done and you're walking away I'll be capturing.  While all images contain the watermark as seen in photographs posted on this site, you may select 10 images of your choice to download with no watermark and full printing rights.        

       Unlimited family members.  There is no charge for additional members of your extended family
 

Sweet Memory Session $150  Lasts up to 30 minutes and is perfect for capturing one child’s milestone or a siblings session. Sweet Sessions can be held at your home or at a favorite local destination.  You may select 10 full resolution unwatermarked digital images for download capturing this special moment in time.  $30 credit towards a website prints purchase from all photographs taken in the session. 
 

Tiny Toes Newborn Session $225  Lasts up to 2 hours capturing the new addition to your family. Newborn sessions are best when baby is 7- 14 days old. Typically these are done at your home working around your baby's schedule capturing these precious first days.  Included are 10 precious unwatermarked full resolution digital images for you to download and treasure.  $35 credit towards a website prints purchase from all photographs taken in the session. 
 

Baby's First Year Package can be customized for you to capture your baby's first year. Packages can include a maternity, newborn, six-month and one-year sessions or a variation that interests you. Contact me to discuss details.
 

Maternity Session $75 (or $50 when purchased with the Baby's First Year Package or Newborn Session.)
Maternity Sessions typically last about 30-45 minutes and are a great way to capture the anticipation of your baby's arrival.  The session fee does not include prints or digital images; these are purchased separately from a private online ordering gallery. 
  

 *Additional prints and items such as magnets, wallets etc are available for an additional cost for any sessions listed  
 

Weddings

Wedding Package $1,100* (Rate reflects discount and all photographs in your album are included - limited time only portfolio building.  I presented over 2900 photos from an April 2017 wedding to the happy couple)  As you start your new life together, you'll have many expenses and wedding photography should not be burdensome.  My rate reflects a full day (6 to 8 hours) starting with the bride getting ready on through the first dance. My goal is to document each part of the day showing the love you and your new spouse share with each other and your family and friends; the details that you have spent so much time planning and the fun at your celebration. The end result are hundreds of beautiful images that will tell your story. All images from the session will be put into a password protected gallery where you and your family will be able to view them and order prints at your convenience.  Some rather expensive wedding photographers showcase their personal work yet often don't attend a wedding sending an associate to cover in their place whose work you may not even have seen.  I will be the photographer at your wedding.  
Make sure your wedding contract specifies who will be photographing your wedding not just the business name as that could be anyone but make sure you have it in writing who the actual photographer will be that you're paying for. 

(*Contact me for custom pricing if your wedding will not be an all-day celebration.  Minimum charge is $300, an hourly rate can be discussed.)


High School Senior Sessions:

Three options are available for senior portrait sessions:
    Signature Session:        $300         Includes approximately 1-1.5 hours of photography time, prints credit and digital
                                                      images as noted. Temporary Special price $250.
   
   Deluxe Senior Session:  $425         Temporary Special price $300.  Includes approximately 2-3 hours of photography
                                                      time allowing for travel to multiple locations, prints credit and digital images as noted.

    Value Senior Session:   $175      Includes approximately 30-45 minutes of photography time and 8 unwatermarked
                                                      digital images for download.  Additional images or prints available for purchase from
                                                      all pictures taken.
                                                      Travel limited to 10 miles from downtown DeForest.  Many nice locations within this area.

  • Senior Sessions take place at the location(s) of your choice, and include unlimited clothing changes. I recommend that you choose locations where you will feel comfortable, that have a view that you love or that have special meaning for you. Suggestions include your home, a local park, a rural scene, your school, or somewhere you are involved in an activity (ie. football field, hockey rink, dance studio, local lake, etc.). Choose a location that is special to you and where you can relax and be yourself.  
  • Within two weeks after your session, these images will be put into a password protected gallery where you and your family will be able to view them and order prints at your convenience. 
  • The Signature and Deluxe session fee includes 15 full resolution processed unwatermarked digital images for download from all images taken and $30 credit towards website prints purchase of your choice from all photographs taken in the session.  Additional prints available for purchase.
  • Processed pictures are edited for color, exposure, tone and clarity.  Minor blemishes (i.e. a spot, fabric string, teeth whitening) may be corrected at photographer's discretion while processing.
  • For any of these sessions, the complete album of high resolution digital images (both processed and unprocessed) with print release is available for $200.

(The average time to upload pictures has only been a day or 2.) 

Prints are from a Professional Lab specializing in photography. Print packages currently starting as low as $27(1 8x10, 2 5x7's, 1 4x6 and 1 set of wallets).  Limited time discount packages.


Special Sessions:

Sports Session $220**  Lasts up to 120 minutes and includes capturing images of your favorite player(s).  Included are 20 full resolution unwatermarked digital images for download with the ability to purchase the complete game package.  All images from the session will be put into a password protected gallery where you and your family will be able to view them and order prints at your convenience.  

Current 2017 Sports Specials:

  • $275 and All Photos in the album of up to 2 players who were the intended subject of the picture are included (player#'s to be photographed must be provided before the game).  
  • $325 for covering a complete team's action which will generally include for example who has the ball or who is defending the player with the ball and those around them and all pictures in the album are included.


Sessionettes The perfect photo experience for the budget conscious client!  Sessionettes are short 25-minute sessions for $100 offered from time to time through-out the year great for budget Family/Senior Pictures.  Includes 5 full resolution digital images for download and a $10 credit towards website prints purchase from all photographs taken in the session.

 

Print Package Specials available for all sessions:

  • 8x10 Print Package - $27. Includes 1 8x10, 2 5x7's, 1 4x6 and 1 set of wallets. Select one or multiple photos to include.
  • Dual 8x10 Print Package - $35. Includes 2 8x10's, 2 5x7's, 1 4x6 and 1 set of wallets. Select one or multiple photos to include.
  • 5x7/4x6 Bundle - $75.  Includes 4 5x7's, 20 4x6's. Select one or multiple photos to include.
  • Gold Print Package - $110. Includes 4-8x10's, 8-5x7's and 10-4x6's.  Select one or multiple photos to include of your choice mix and match. 22 pictures total.
In many cases, the entire session album of full resolution digital files both processed and unprocessed can be purchased for $200 if the photographs being purchased contain the purchaser or their family members. 
 

Corporate Events:
             $100/hr and $300 minimum.  The complete album of full resolution digital files is uploaded to your own private webpage on my website and you are allowed to download all full resolution files. There are no purchase requirements for prints etc.  I have captured several events in the Madison area and have several repeat customers. 
   

Session fees include:
 

  • A consult to confirm your vision for the session.
     
  • My time and talent for the session and preparing images.
     
  • An online gallery for you, your family and friends (password protected) to view your proofs and order professional quality prints a la cart.
     
  • Digital images of your proofs as indicated in session details.
     
  • You'll get at least the number of digital images indicated for each session.  The amount of photographs taken can vary greatly depending on how interactive the subjects are. 
     

A deposit will be requested to reserve your session. A travel fee for areas 15 miles outside of DeForest, WI may apply. Due to the custom nature of photography and digital media, all sales are final. Something to keep in mind is that typically an hour of active shooting photographs results in 4-5 additional hours of processing time afterwards when all images are processed.  I shoot in RAW not jpg allowing the most detail to be retained in photographs.  Downloaded images will be in jpg format. 

  • Processed pictures are adjusted for color, tone, exposure and clarity.  Minor blemishes (i.e. a spot, fabric string, teeth whitening) and distractions in background may be edited at photographer's discretion while processing.

 

Client Usage Rights/Copyrights:

The photographs produced by David Gaustad Photography are protected by Federal Copyright Law (all rights reserved) and may not be reproduced in any manner without studio explicit written permission. It is a breach of this contract to reproduce the images in any form unless rights were purchased/provided within the package for those images.

Client reserves the right to post images on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. It is a breach of this contract to crop/hide studio logo.

There will be limited copyright ownership of images delivered on a cd/dvd or downloaded from the website under these conditions:

Commercial use of these photos is prohibited. These images are for personal use only, and may be reproduced for the purpose of sharing with friends and family. In the event that session photos will be published, sold for profit, used within marketing materials the client must obtain written permission from and compensate David Gaustad Photography prior to the release.

Additional contract will be needed at that time.
 

Studio Usage Rights/Copyrights:

Client grants David Gaustad Photography unrestricted usage rights and copyrights to use and publish photographs in any manner or medium. Client grants David Gaustad Photography permission to use images taken within this session in sample albums, marketing materials, editorial, online web presences, including but not limited to, website, social networks, blog, etc. Images may also be used in photographic competitions and for publication in which case the client will release all profits from images.

In the event that the weather conditions are not desirable for the shoot based on studio recommendations, the session will need to be rescheduled. Due to liability and equipment damages, this decision will be at studio discretion.


Limit of Liability:

In the unlikely event that the photographer is injured or becomes too ill to photograph the session, studio will make every effort to secure a replacement photographer unless otherwise specified by the client. If the situation should occur and a suitable replacement is not found or accepted, a reshoot will be scheduled for the next available time slot. In the unlikely event that photographs have been lost, stolen or destroyed for reasons within or beyond studio control, including but not limited to camera, hard drive, or equipment malfunction, studio liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the portrait/event session. The limit of liability for a partial loss of originals will be a prorated amount of the exposures lost based on the percentage of total number of originals.  David Gaustad Photography is not liable for the loss of images beyond the lesser of the final delivery of all products included in the package or 6 months.
 

 


 

Photographer for DeForest, Madison, Sun Prairie, Verona, Windsor, Lodi, Waunakee, Middleton and Cottage Grove areas.  Specializing in family pictures, senior pictures, sports pictures, engagement pictures, wedding pictures and event photography.