Family & Child Portrait Sessions

If you are looking for someone to create fabulous portraits of your family and are wondering if you should hire me. Follow the steps below to find out if we are the right fit to work together. 

#1 – How do you dream of being photographed?  How do you want to remember your family right now?

Please spend some time looking through my portfolio galleries and blog. Do you like my work? Does it make you smile? If you are loving what you see and are getting excited thinking about the possibility of having your family photographed that way continue to step two. If not, that’s ok. I know you will find someone out there who better fits what you are looking for and I wish you luck in your search!

 #2 – Get answers to your burning questions.

Yay! So glad you love my work. At this point I am sure you have loads of questions.  First please hover over to my FAQ’s page. It’s packed with information. Then drop me a line letting me know what you are looking for.  Ask me any further questions that you may still have.  When you contact me I will send you my FREE Informational Magazine, chock full of goodies. 

At this point you are probably also wondering if my services fit within your budget. Custom family and children portrait sessions are $125 for sessions conducted in Foresthill where I am located. Sessions are $150 for a location in Sacramento or Placer County. Portrait sessions include the following:

  • 1 - 2 hours of photography
  • your choice of location
  • outfit changes allowed, and multiple backgrounds will be utilized.
  • approximately 40-50 proofs to choose from. Poses are are only limited by what you want from your final product. They can range from formal and looking at the camera, to intimate and candid.
  • Images are archived for 3 years.
  • up to 8 people
  • Additional people may be added on for $20 each person.

A limited number of mini-sessions will be offered from time to time throughout the year for those not looking for a custom session. Sign up for my blog to be notified when those become available.

At Sheri Van Wert Photography you only buy what you love. Gift prints start at $30. Wall portraits start at $150. There are specially priced bundles available. Most families spend between $500 - 750 on portraits with me.

#3 – Meet over coffee.

At this point you have decided, “Yes! I need Sheri to photograph my family!” It is now time to start planning and dreaming up your perfect family portrait session.  Prior to the meeting I will send you a fun get-to-know you questionnaire. At our meeting I will guide you through planning all the details that will go into making your session great (location, clothing, props, etc...). You will also get to see and touch all the products I have to offer you.  Finally, you will secure the time and date for your session by filling out a painless form and paying the session fee.  If it is not possible for you to meet in person, we can schedule a phone meeting instead.

 #4 – Lights, Camera, Action!

It’s here! The day of your session has arrived. We’ll spend an hour or two at the location you choose making picture and making memories.  There will be laughs, there will be smiles and there will be plenty of patience for the little ones in the group.

#5 – Savor the Fruits of your Labor

The session is done and it’s time to pick your favorites! Sometime during the week after your session I will alert you when your proofs are ready to view. You will schedule a time with me to talk via Skype or in person to view the proofs and narrow them down your favorites. I will help you decide which ones you want framed, printed on canvas or bound in a story book.

4 weeks after your order is placed and all designed items are finalized you will receive your order via mail or hand delivered be me.  Now it’s time to sit back, relax and cherish your images for many years to come!


The only question left is, when do you want to do it again!