Painted Life Photography

615.554.7280 photography@paintedlifephotography.com


 

Your photographs are an investment, not something to be thrown onto a CD, only to look at them 
once in a while.  Captured properly and professionally produced, your photographs become fine art, 
worthy of being displayed in your home.

You are here because you want professional and beautiful images on your special day. 
You also want photographers who are fun to be around, and who can evoke natural emotions from you 
and your family without a lot of posing and awkward pauses. We strive to provide a fun, romantic, 
and sentimental photography experience for you while also delivering a stunning set of images that 
will become heirlooms.  We are there to tell your story, so that you will remember forever how 
you felt on that special day.

Yes, we happily shoot weddings of all races, cultural backgrounds, religions, and sexual/gender orientations.

If your only criteria is cost, you will find many photographers willing to take your money, 
throw the images onto a CD, and call it a day.  
After viewing the files, you will find that you wasted your money.  
Anyone can buy a camera but it takes years of training and experience to become a photographer.  
Not only to compose and capture a special moment but to also have the skills to retouch any image.    

We take great pride in the memories we capture.  From our initial meeting, 
to delivering your images, we maintain the highest level of quality.  

A finely crafted image needs to be prominently displayed in your home.  
Portraits are very personal and have deep meanings to the family members and friends.  
When properly captured and artistically produced, it becomes a masterpiece, proudly displayed.

We strive to provide a fun and relaxed atmosphere.  
It really makes a difference and allows us to capture the best possible images.

We focus on the following during any shoot:  
Composition – we make it look easy but it comes from years and years of experience.
Expression – relaxed and fun is the rule and we capture the best candid shots but we are also adept at posing each person for the best image.
Color Harmony – the clothing colors, background, and location all affect this.
Lighting – we bounce it off the floor, the ceilings, anywhere we need to.  Why?  To highlight the best so the viewer's eyes are direct exactly where you want them to go.                                     
In summary, we are artists, we are perfectionists, and we are passionate about photography and capturing your special moments.

Contact us today to schedule your photography session.  Deposit is required to confirm your booking.

 

Pricing

I always dreaded getting my portrait done because you knew you had to sit through a sales presentation.  If you did find photos that you wanted to have, they often would not come in a single pricing package, so you were forced to either buy two or more packages, or compromise.  Just as often, as a perk of the session fee, you would be given a "credit" towards purchasing a package or two.  Or it was required that you spend x amount of dollars purchasing photos.

That is NOT how we do things!

They are your photographs, YOU get to choose!!!

You investment is one price!  No hidden extras.

Your photographs will be void of any watermarks and you will have full printing rights.  We offer professional lab printing or you can download from our web site and have them printed anywhere you choose.

Can your total be higher?  Sure!  If we have to travel outside of the Middle Tennessee area, travel expenses are required.  Also, you do have the option of adding a few special photos like compositions that cost extra.

The session fees we charge, are per the session.  If it takes an hour, two hours, or three, you pay the same price.  Your session will last until we have captured every special moment.

How do you choose?

All of the photos will be uploaded to your private gallery.  You choose the number of photos based upon your type of session.  Your chosen photos are then edited and displayed in your private gallery for two years.  Yes, you can download the high resolution photos as many times as you wish.  Provide the login credentials to your family and friends and they can do the same.

We occasionally offer custom packages depending upon availability, location, and time of year.  Please do not hesitate to reach out regardless of your budget.  You never know!  We also work with a great network of other photographers and vendors. 

Basic Portrait Package $400

These are fun, creative and exciting. 

Includes:

  • Consultation (pre-shoot) to learn about your personality, interests and desired photographs

  • Shooting time in studio or on location

  • Multiple outfits

  • Multiple poses

  • TWO YEAR ALBUM PASS to your online gallery

  • Color and/or b/w images.  We don't limit the number of images - you will receive every great shot!

  • Composite or single-image photo, sized for Facebook cover

 


 

Deluxe Portrait Package $600

Includes:

  • Consultation (pre-shoot) to become acquainted and learn about your personality, interests and desired photographs

  • Shooting time in studio or on location

  • Multiple outfits

  • Multiple poses

  • TWO YEAR Album Pass to your online gallery

  • Color and or b/w images.  We don't limit the number of images - you will receive every great shot!

  • Composite or single-image photo, sized for Facebook cover


 

Newborn/Infant Portraits $400

This session is centered around your newborn/infant.  If he/she is fussy, we will wait.  Hungry?  We will wait until after feeding.

Cranky?  We can re-schedule at no additional charge!  We are parents too and we know that babies are the center of the universe.

Includes:

  • Pre-shoot consultation to become acquainted and learn about your personality, interests and desired photographs

  • Shooting time in the studio or on location

  • Multiple outfits

  • Multiple poses - individual and assorted groups

  • TWO YEAR ALBUM PASS to your online gallery

  • Color and/or b/w images.  We don't limit the number of images - you will receive every great shot!

  • Composite or single-image photo, sized for Facebook cover

 

Wedding & Engagement Packages

Basic Wedding Package $750

  • 4 hours on Wedding Day at one location

  • Multiple outfits and multiple poses

  • TWO YEAR ALBUM PASS to your online gallery

  • Color and/or b/w images.  We don't limit the number of images - you will receive every great shot!

  • Composite or single-image photo, sized for Facebook cover

Wedding / Bridal / Engagement Package $1,100

  • 1 hour Engagement Shoot
  • 1 hour Bridal Shoot
  • 4 hours on Wedding Day
  • TWO YEAR ALBUM PASS to your online gallery
  • Color and/or b/w images.  We don't limit the number of images - you will receive every great shot!
  • Composite or single-image photo, sized for Facebook cover

 

Deluxe Wedding / Bridal / Engagement Package $1,500

  • 1 hour Engagement Shoot
  • 1 hour Bridal Shoot
  • 6 hours on Wedding Day
  • TWO YEAR ALBUM PASS to your online gallery
  • Color and/or b/w images. We don't limit the number of images - you will receive every great shot!
  • Composite or single-image photo, sized for Facebook cover

 

BRIDAL SHOOT

A bridal shoot is most commonly a southern tradition. The bride typically has a solo photo session with her photographer in full makeup, hair and dress, often times months in advance. The bridal shoot is NOT done on the day of the wedding. The photos from the shoot should be fun, and helps you become familiar with your photographer. The location of your bridal shoot is an important decision make sure you choose a place that has meaning to you. Also, get with your florist to make sure you have a bouquet the day of your bridal shoot. This is the perfect time to do a trial for your hair and makeup that you want for your wedding day.

 

Event Photography

Available for corporate events, birthdays, family gatherings, etc.

 

 

Additional Services

2nd Photographer for weddings: $250


 

Professional hair, make-up and styling is available for an additional cost.

Requires advance appointment - please call at least one week in advance.


 

Print Pricing

As a convenience, we do offer prints through our web site.

However, since you are welcome to download as many high-resolution photos as you would like, we don't sell many photos :-)

We do recommend a good quality photo lab for all of your prints such as www.mpix.com.  We are not affiliated with mpix and have no financial incentive for referrals or orders.  They just do a great job!!!

Canvas, metal prints, and photo books are also available. Contact us for pricing.

Attire for Girls

Girls should have lip gloss, mascara, hair brush and 6-8 tops. Please vary your styles with off the shoulder, polo, tank tops, button down or three quarter length sleeves. Jeans, light and dark, along with capris look great. Tops with spaghetti straps should be avoided if tan lines are an issue.

Attire for Guys

Guys should bring 6-8 tops such as T- shirts, polo, crew neck, button down or sweaters. Jeans, light and dark, along with tan or colored shorts look great. Letter jackets look best with a white T-shirt. Guys should shave prior to their appointment when appropriate.


Colors that photographers love:

Primary colors such as black, charcoal, royal blue, navy, burgundy, red, forest green, mustard, tan, pink, purple and white photograph best. Plaid and strip shirts look great.

Colors that photographers hate:

Very light pastel and neon colors. T-shirts with oversized logos covering the front of the shirt should be avoided.