ABOUT

Photography has been a blessing in my life! Not something I planned for, but something that found me and has grown to be my passion! I have studied and grown my photography business since I picked up my first camera back in the 80's!!! Now that's telling my age a bit, yikes! I am married with two beautiful children, each grown, married and raising a family of their own! We are a simple family, loving the country life, riding motorcycles, playing with the dogs, enjoying our home and laying by the pool! We splurge on a nice vacation once in a while that always takes us to a tropical island somewhere! We love the sunshine and warm temperatures and laid back relaxation they bring.

I am serious about photography! I am a member of Professional Photographers of America and have earned both my Masters and Craftsmans Degree. I am also a Certified Professional Photographer. I am a member of both Virginia and North Carolina Professional Photographers Associations also. I love to share my knowledge within these groups to my fellow photographers coming up in the business. 

I have two studio locations. One in Pittsylvania County and Studio Allure on Main Street in Danville, Va.

 

I look forward to meeting you and your families! Portraits are lifetime treasures for your family!

Lisa H. Carter, M.,Cr. Photog., CPP


FAQ

What are your Session Fees?

Session Fees vary for several types of sessions. This is a fee for your time in the studio, my time editing your images and getting them ready for you to view. Session fee doesn't include prints or digital files.

  Basic Studio Session is $75

          This is usually my children sessions. One hour is allotted for either in studio or my studio outside location. One or Two outfits work best for these sessions. 

 

Location Session Fee is $125

         If you want me to travel to your location or a place we choose for your session this will apply, for locations within 50 miles of Studio Location. Your family farm, your home or a destination of your choice. 

 

EXCEPTIONS: Addition fee required for larger family sessions with multiple family groups.

     Travel Fee for location over the 50 mile radius.

 

Senior Portrait Sessions are included in the Collections. ( See Pricing Info )

 

What is an ALLURE SESSION?

We believe that every woman is alluring in her own unique way! This is a modern style of Glamour with just a little touch of Fashion mixed in. Not just a standard portrait session. We include a professional hair and makeup artist to style each client before her shoot. We plan clothing options and away we go! You are going to be pampered and made to feel so BEAUTIFUL and the images will blow you away! 

Session Fee is $189 and required at booking. 

Inquire for full details

 

Do you offer Payment Plans

 

Session Fee is required at booking to reserve your time and date on our schedule. 

We accept Master Card, Visa, Discover Cards and American Express as well as debit cards, checks and of course CASH if you prefer! 

All orders must be PAID IN FULL before orders are processed!

Large orders can divide the payments into 2 or 3 payments not to exceed 3 months.

Do you give images on a CD?

   We are a full service portrait studio. We want to insure the best products, color and printing of your images. We offer low resolution, branded files for social media sharing of any image you purchase.  Digital files are available in some of our top collections.

"Why do you want a CD?" Most of the time when I ask this question the answer is:

1. "Thought thats what all photographers were doing now?" 

    Not true, Most of the time, beginners just starting out will do this at first. But its truly best if you let your professional take care of getting you the prints and products you really want from your session.

2. "Isn't that the cheapest way to go?" 

When you hire a Professional Photographer you are purchasing their ability to create an amazing image of you or your family/child. This is something you can't run into any store a pick up. Its custom made specifically for you and can't be produced and sold to anyone else. So, you're not paying for the CD or even the paper the image is printed on, your hiring them for their talent, education, equipment and ability to do a great job for you thru their business. They have invested a lot into the education and equipment needed to do this job. 

3. "So I can print my own less expensive."

         Sure, you can go to Walmart or use an online lab but the quality and color will not be guaranteed. Leave this to the Professionals to take care of so that your portraits will look great and last a lifetime. 

4. "So I can post them on Facebook or Instagram."

       We are happy to provide images to share on social media! We love it when our clients want to show off their images! Just ask us about our policy.

 

Do you provide Makeup or Clothing?

    If you are booking a Bridal, Boudoir, or Allure session we do have some amazing HMUA to work with. Allure sessions include them but other sessions would have an addition fee to arrange this for you. Our fee for Hair and Makeup is $100 in addition to your session fee if its not included. 

  You bring your own clothes and we will go over this in your consultation. We do have some items for use in the studio for Allure  Sessions. 

 

How many Outfits can I bring?

This will depend on the type of session.

   Children usually only 1-2.

  Senior session usually 2-4 depending on collection. 

   Allure sessions 4-6 changes. 

We will plan this in your personal consultation.

 


PRICING INFO

GIFT CARDS/ REGISTRY

Wall Portraits

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Senior Collections

Senior Portraits are our FAVORITES! We get to be creative along with our clients to create special images unique to each one. 

For our Senior Collections you pick the collection that best fits what you would like from your session. 

Package range from $895 to our ALL ACCESS $1895.

 

Click here for Collection Price Guide

 

 

 

No SESSION FEE in addition to the collections. 

We ask all our Seniors to come in for a consultation where we can discuss ideas  for your session. We can get to know you better before your shoot and help give you ideas to fit your style.

Clothing ideas, locations, any ideas on including things like sports, vehicles, pets etc. 

At the consultation we will confirm your appointment DATE and TIME.

Payment of $200 in collected at this time to reserve you appointment and will apply to the collection of your choice. 


Custom Prints

 

Your smaller print sizes are perfect for gift giving, or to display on your desk at work or a bookcase or dresser. These are professionally printed and just as much attention is paid to retouching as the larger portraits. 

They are not mounted so they fit perfectly in the frames you can easily find in department stores. 

 

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