Susan Athens Photography offers these types of sessions:
Family, Maternity, Newborn, Fresh 48, Milestone, HS Senior, Pet, Engagement, Boudoir and Headshots/Branding 

Investment:

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Mini-Session $325

All types of sessions (excluding Newborn)

A fun, interactive shoot on location chosen together usually done close to sunset if outside. Session can also take place in my in-home studio. The focus is to capture genuine smiles, laughs and moments. Clients will receive a variety of gently guided poses and candid shots in their gallery for their image selection. Price is for immediate family, additional persons can be added for $20 per person for larger family photos. Sessions result in a gallery of 25+ images to pick your favorites from.

All packages include: 

  • 20 minute session with 7 beautiful fully-edited digital images for personal download (with the option to purchase additional images). Those 7 images also come in B & W as well for no extra charge.

  • Personal print release of high resolution digital images

  • Wardrobe and prop consultation 

  • Shot on location or in studio, travel fees may apply (over 40 minutes from north Naperville).

  • This session may not be best for toddlers and pets because more time is often needed.

  • Ala carte professional printing is available.

  • Additional images may be purchased from gallery

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Full Sessions

All sessions (excluding Newborn)

A fun, interactive shoot on location chosen together whether outside or at my in-home studio. The focus is to capture genuine smiles, laughs and moments that tell a story. Clients will receive a variety of gently guided poses and candid shots in their gallery for their images. Price is for up to 7 people, additional persons can be added for $20 per person for larger family photos.

All packages include: 

  • 50 minute session that results in 40+ images to pick your favorites from

  • Print release of high resolution digital images

  • One wardrobe change

  • Wardrobe and prop consultation 

  • Shot on location, travel fees may apply (over 40 minutes from north Naperville)

  • Additional images may be purchased from gallery

Collection 1: $925
25 fully edited images with print release, both in color and B&W
$100 print credit for professional printing

 

Collection 2: $725
20 fully edited images with print release, both in color and B&W
$50 print credit for professional printing

Collection 3: $525
15 fully edited images with print release, both in color and B&W
$25 print credit for professional printing

*Any session can have hair and makeup added for an additional fee

Classic Boudoir Session: choose from packages above.

Celebrate your body and your journey with a complete boudoir photography experience.I’ll guide you through the entire experience from the first consultation to the final delivery of your beautiful images that will empower you and show you just how remarkable you are.
Trust me to make you look your best! We are an all female staff.

 

Newborn Session Information

These sessions can happen in your home , outdoors or at my in-home studio.  Typically shot between 3-15 days, all details of your beautiful new baby will be taken. Use some of my newborn props or bring some from home. 

Sessions yield approximately 35+ images to choose your favorites from including close ups. Additional images can be purchased. All selected images are fully edited in color and B&W

Collection 1: $945 (album included)
2-2.5 hours session for baby, parents and immediate family.
3 setups/ outfits/wraps
25 fully edited images
Newborn photo album, designed by me ($125 value)
$50 print credit 



 

Collection 2: $745
1-1.5 hour session for baby and parents
1-2 setups/outfits/wraps
15 fully edited images
$50 print credit

Collection 3: $545
30 minutes session for baby only
1 setup with natural poses (more if time allows)
7 fully edited images
$20 print credit

Fresh 48 Sessions and Lifestyle At-Home Sessions: $545 (album included)

As a previous Bella Baby photographer, let me capture the first special moments of your baby at this in-hospital  1-1.5 hour photography session. Session is shot within the first 48 hours of baby's life. Sessions are done with immediate family only. Images are simple and natural poses. Light editing is done.

A Lifestyle At-Home Session is usually done within the first 2 weeks of birth at your home. Images are simple and natural poses. Light editing is done.

Session comes with a gallery of 25+ images you select your favorites. Beautiful album designed by me comes with the session ($125 value) plus you get all images for download with a print release.

Hospitals/homes outside 20 miles of Naperville may incur an additional  travel charge.

Milestone Sessions ($315) and Cake Smash ($395)

Milestone Sessions are 20 minutes long and provide 6 fully edited images with print release.
Cake Smash sessions are 30 minutes long and provide 10 fully edited images with print release. Gourmet cupcake is provided.

 

Baby's First Year Package: $ 1200 (savings of $175)

  • Includes a newborn session (60min), a mini milestone 6 mo/sitter session, and a mini milestone one year session.

  • Sessions can be in home, in studio, or outdoor

  • Intended for one child only up to age one

  • Full newborn session includes entire gallery of 15  edited images with print release via digital download

  • Mini milestone sessions include 7 edited images with print release via digital download + option to upgrade and purchase additional images

  • Optional a la carte prints/products available to purchase from online galleries

  • Cake smash can be added for one year session

Bump plus Baby Package: $990(savings of $80)

  • Maternity session package plus Collection 2 Newborn package (60 min)

Headshots and Branding 
Headshots $100 for 2 fully edited images you pick from a gallery of 5. Print release is given.
Branding is priced by consultation. Prices start at $150+

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Information for Sessions

Information to make your session what you have in mind:

  • I love to hear your ideas about how you'd like your pictures to look. Whether it's inspiration from Pinterest or my photo gallery, I want to make your pictures, well, what you picture. We will talk on the phone or through email so you can give me all the details of your vision.

  • Dresses can be provided for maternity photography. We will discuss your choices for clothing but some things to mostly avoid: neon colors, black and white clothing, writing or print on clothing, gym shoes, anything stiff or restrictive, and white socks.

  • When doing an outdoor session, it's the best light one hour before sunset (the Golden Hour). This is when I will want to book your session.

  • Bringing your personal props give your session a special touch. It could be picked flowers,  a favorite stuffed animal or toy or for maternity sessions an ultrasound picture of baby. 

  • Photographer has been fully vaccinated against COVID. While indoor she will wear a mask.

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