Some people wonder if it's worth going to a professional photographer rather than a photo booth in a retail store or using an ameteur. The answer depends on what you want. Consider the following:
For a portrait session, a professional photographer will typically spend 2 hours or more with you. Your session will have hundreds of images from which to choose. A professional photographer knows the best locations and how to help you pose.
A professional photographer may use reflectors, studio lights, and other equipment to take advantage of different lighting conditions.
A professional photographer has the expertise to perform extensive Photoshop manipulations to remove braces, add people, or even make you lose 20 pounds!
A professional photographer can create a "memory photo" that combines an old picture with a new image for a unique one-of-kind creation.
For every 1 hour spent shooting, a professional photographer will spend an additional 2 or 3 hours cropping, color balancing, and retouching each image by hand to remove blemishes and background distractions before burning them to your thumb drive or building your webpage.
In total, a 2 hour portrait session will take 6 or 8 hours for a professional photographer to complete. An 8 hour shoot, such as a wedding, can take 40 to 50 hours or more to complete.
The equipment used by professional photographers produces high resolution images with the subject being tack sharp yet the background can be soft and blurred to reduce distractions when appropriate.
The time and experience required to provide this level of service is significantly beyond what a typical retail store or amateur shooter can offer. We try our best to offer high quality professional services at affordable prices.
Senior Portraits ($295*) or Single Family Sessions ($395*) For a simple fixed fee, we offer a complete individual portrait or single family session typically consisting of a 2 hr. shoot and up to 4 hrs. of basic post production work. All images are retouched by hand to remove blemishes and minor background distractions. You may choose an indoor session at the bradley studio or an outdoor session in our gardens and nearby lake. For a small additional fee, you can have both an indoor and outdoor session the same day! We're also happy to come to your home, a local park, the Plaza, or other locations in the Kansas City area. We can even find an "urban grunge" location with rusty doors, exposed brick, and graffiti if that's your preference. If necessary we can bring studio lights and backdrops to your home*.
In about 5-7 days, your retouched images will be placed on a website for your review. You will also get a "Reproduction Release" and a thumb drive with high resolution images so you can have your pictures printed anywhere you want plus you'll have the original images for creating books, cards, videos, posting to Facebook, etc
For more information on portrait services please call us. We will be happy to discuss your unique needs and provide you with an exact quotation.
Playtime Photography (Special Pricing - Limited Time Offer) / $150*
No studio lights, reflectors, backdrops, props, or formal posing. No fussing about stray hairs or wardrobe changes. Just your child doing what they love . . . playing! We spend an hour at a park, or a petting zoo, or your own back yard capturing your little one in their natural setting. You’ll treasure the innocence reflected in these images. For this affordable fixed fee you get all the digital images for creating your own books, posting to social media, and printing for family and friends. Images are placed on a website for you to review and download at your leisure.
*Additional charges may apply for some locations, larger family groups (over 6), extended families, special requests, additional equipment, combo sessions, advanced image manipulation, etc.
Payment for portrait and family photography is due at the end of the session. Sales tax additional.
Portrait Guarantee: During your portrait session you will have an opportunity to review your digital images. If you do not like any of the images, you have absolutely no obligation to buy any prints and there will be no fee of any kind.
Shipping and Processing
Free on orders >$100
Advanced Image Manipulation
$50 and up
For extensive image manipulation such as addition/removal of people, head swapping, background changes, body sculpting, etc
Special Events For those once in a lifetime events, you can relax and enjoy the party knowing you have a professional photographer to capture all the activities.
The services are priced on an hourly basis for your convenience. Depending on the event, you'll have approximately 200-300 high resolution digital images on your thumb drive from which to choose. The images will also be posted on our website so your guests may view them.
Portable backdrops and studio lights can also be brought to your location. For more fun, consider giving your guests Green Screen prints!
Call us at 913-248-8632 to discuss your event and specific needs.
Event Photography / Corporate Services
$100 per person
Shot at Bradley Studio using a single background. Customer gets high resolution images and Reproduction Release.
Event Photography and Corporate Shoots
$350 and up
Ideal for parties, family reunions, corporate events, professional on-site business portraits, product photography, etc. Base rate includes up to 2 hours of shooting plus up to 4 hours of basic post-production work. A web gallery will be created for your guests to review the images. Fee will vary depending on location, number of subjects, purpose of images, type of event, and other factors. Does not include remote studio setup charges
Call for quote
Price will be dependent on time requirements, number of photographers requested, location, and several other factors. A thumb drive with high resolution images and a Reproduction Release will be provided for the bride and groom. A web gallery will be created for your guests to review the images. For each hour of shooting, an additional 2-3 hours of basic post production work will be included.
Remote Studio Setup
$175 and up
Requires 15' x 20' of open floor space. Base rate includes 4 studio lights, stands, one backdrop, laptop, one stool. Additional equipment requirements, location, site condition, etc. may impact price.