2016 session information
shutterbug photography

Thank you so much for taking the time to inquire. With Shutterbug Photography, you will experience the luxury of incredible service, creative styling and a superb finished product. The time that I invest during the actual photography session is only a small portion of the commitment that is placed into offering you the best experience possible!



The possibilities of what we can design and create are endless. As you look through my galleries you will see that great care has been taken into designing each and every session to the clients liking. Though many clients give me free reign to do the choosing for them and the end result is always the same! BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS!!!!



I am a professional photographer serving the St. Louis Metropolitan area with my in home-studio located in Staunton, IL. Although I enjoy capturing many forms of photography I specialize in custom portraiture of newborns and the milestones along the way up to baby’s first year. I really love what I do and working with these little lives. Each one is so unique and such a blessing. Capturing the memories for families is the greatest privilege in the world!



Careful consideration has been given to pricing so I am able to offer each and every client the very best customer service, creativity for your session and most importantly, a great experience.  

At Shutterbug Photography, I specialize in creating heirloom-quality art, designed for and inspired by you!

Please contact me, Michelle, with any questions you may have at : 618-339-7215

The Newborn Studio Session Fee (non-refundable) | $150

Session fee is due at the time of booking to reserve your date and is non-refundable.

Your collection must be decided before your session begins.

Includes:

~ Photographer’s time and creative talent ~
~ Custom editing of images ~
~ Parent and/or sibling shots with newborn ~

shutterbug photography | prints, products, digital options and collections
Prices subject to change without notice

{newborn digital collections}
collections do not include session fee

Collection 1 | $300
All High Resolution Digital Images in a Downloadable Gallery  (25+ images)
Mini Maternity Session which includes 10 high resolution digital images
(The maternity session is a free addition to collection one to add to maternity portfolio.
It is not something that reflects the price of the session if you choose not to take advantage of it)
25% off any additional a la carte items

Collection 2 | $200
10 High Resolution Digital Images
15% off any additional a la carte items

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First Year Sessions $175
(3 months – one year)
(cake smash not included)
Digital Images Included

50% of session fee is due at the time of booking to reserve your date and is non-refundable.

Includes:

Photographer’s time and creative talent
Custom editing of images
20+ digital images presented in a downloadable gallery with print release


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Family & General Session Fee $250
(Includes….Maternity and Engagement)
(includes 5 people $20 for each additional person)
Digital Images Included

50% of session fee is due at the time of booking to reserve your date and is non-refundable.

Includes:

Photographer’s time and creative talent
Custom editing of images
20+ digital images presented in a downloadable gallery with print release

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First Birthday Package Session Fee $200
Digital Images Included

50% of session fee is due at the time of booking to reserve your date and is non-refundable.

Includes:

Portrait & Custom Designed Cake Smash Session (cake not included)
Custom editing of images
20+ digital images presented in a downloadable gallery with print release

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Senior Session Fee $375
Digital Images Included

50% of session fee is due at the time of booking to reserve your date and is non-refundable.

Includes:

Photographer’s time and creative talent
Custom editing of images
30+ digital images presented in a downloadable gallery with print release
unlimited locations within 20 mile radius of 62088
unlimited outfit changes

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{desk prints}

4×6 $20
5×7 $25
8×10 $30

{wall prints}

wall prints 11×14 and larger are mounted for support
on a hard backing; great for framing without glass or
displaying on a plate stand

11×14 $65
12×16 $80
16×20 $100
16×24 $150
20×30 $200

{gallery wraps}

11×14 $150
12×16 $200
16×20 $250
16×24 $300
24×36 $350
30×40 $400

{albums}

8×8 signature album $320
10×10 signature album $440

All session images

(10-20 page spread)

{digital files}

Single image | $75 – (may be purchased after a $200 order)

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details:

BOOKING YOUR SESSION: The best time to book your newborn session is during your 5th or 6th month of pregnancy (or earlier) to ensure I’m available when your little bundle of joy arrives. I only photograph newborns during the week and my schedule fills up very fast.

The best time to photograph your newborn is between 10-14 days while they are still in that sleepy and curly stage. After two weeks of age, they tend to be disturbed while sleeping. They can also become colicky or baby acne can start to flare.

PREPPING FOR YOUR NEWBORN SESSION: I ask that you nurse or feed your baby right before you leave to head my way. A full baby = a sleepy baby. 🙂 If at all possible try to keep your newborn stimulated a couple of hours prior to our session so he/she will be ready to fall asleep in a cuddly and warm blanket. The best way to photograph your newborn is in their birthday suit. Clothes tend to be bulky and awkward.

SIBLINGS/FAMILY: I do welcome sibling/family shots during a newborn session; however, I prefer sibling shots be taken at the beginning of the session.

PROPS: I supply all of the props but I welcome any props you may have. I am always open to new ideas! If you see something you like in any of the galleries, be sure to mention it before your session.

TURNAROUND TIME: 4 weeks from session date.  If you choose to purchase prints rather than digital files then a viewing and order session will be scheduled 10-14 days after your session.