Frequently Asked Questions

for Michelle Deppe Photography

click photo see more newborn photos


How much do you charge?

An hour family session and newborn family session is $350 + sales tax and includes 50 digital images.

Extended family sessions start at $495 + sales tax and includes 50 digital images.

Graduating Senior and single portrait sessions are $250 an hour with 25 digital images.

Headshot are $145 + sales tax and include a 20 minute session, clothes change, and different backgrounds.

Professional prints start at $8 for a 5x7.

What do I wear?

Neutral, solid, pastel, or earth tone colors look best. Please avoid logos, big patterns, and distracting colors and prints.
As a family you can coordinate complimentary colors. You don't have to try to match, but can have colors that look good together. Think timeless over trendy. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Simplicity is best. In the end it's more about how you FEEL than what you wear. I want the session to feel comfortable and relaxed.
See my blog for more details and ideas.

Where do you take photos?

I love to shoot outside about an hour before sunset. I love mountain views, fields, parks, and trails. You can suggest a location and we can decide where you want to go.

I do have a small studio for groups up to 6 and it's great for professional head shots. We can shoot there anytime of the day and not worry about the weather.

I also offer in-home lifestyle sessions. These are great for newborns and a relaxed atmosphere. Babies feel the most comfortable at home.

Can I have my pet in the photos?

Absolutely! I'm an animal lover and welcome your pets. Some locations do not allow dogs so always let me know if you want your pet in the photo.

Can I have a clothes change?

Sure! I charge by time so you can have a different outfit or 2. It's up to you. Some outdoor locations do not have a restroom, however. Just let me know.

What can I expect at my session?

I am a more casual photographer. You don't have to worry about your kids and teens (I have 4 kids ages 16-22.). I love working with kids and worked at a portrait studio taking photos all day. It helps to just have me in charge. I promise I will find some good shots and make you look good.

Our session will feel more like play time. I like to have you walk, run, sit, lay down, and play. Just be yourself. I love all emotions. I want to bring out authentic expressions and connection in a family.

When can I see my photos?

I will send your images to an on-line gallery within 2 weeks of our shoot. From the website you can download the digital images, order high resolution images, and also order professional prints. The photos will stay in the gallery for 2 weeks. Please tag me in your photos on social media and share your images!

Do I have to order prints through you?

Please print your photos. I have digital images I can't find anymore, flash drives that fail, and CD's that can't be loaded on my computer. it's vital to print your photos.
You can use other print services to print your purchased high resolution images, but I highly recommend my professional print services from my lab from my website. Orders are ready within 2 days and shipped to your home. My print store only works with professional photographers and has archival paper quality with a color calibrated screen and sharpness.
I love to see my large prints on the wall (something a cell phone can't do). I still look at my wedding photos on my wall from 24 years ago. Professional prints are timeless.
You can also order cards, announcements, gallery canvas images, metallic prints, and framed photos.

What payments do you accept?

I have a business Venmo, I take cash at the photo session, or I can send you an invoice for you to pay by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express). At the time of booking I ask for $95. The remainder is paid at the time of the photo session.

Can you photoshop someone into my photo?

I could, but it does not look natural. I highly recommend you have everyone in your photo at the time of the session. Extra edits are $50 and up.

Michelle deppe's kids in Mountain Green utah in the summer.

Other Questions? Want to book a session?

fill out the form below and I'll get back to you soon!

Tips from my blog

Michelle Deppe Photography, LLC

I'm a home based small business registered with the state of Utah and Kaysville City to do business. I have insurance and professional equipment to give the best experience and photos for your home. I've always loved photography and worked at a portrait studio before deciding to make my expensive hobby a business. I had no idea photography education, equipment, taxes, fees, and the cost of business could be so much, but it's worth it to me because I enjoy making pictures. It really takes all of my time to market and run a business. I like to travel and go on photography workshops also.