Details & Pricing

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I've worked so hard to create a special experience for my guests! All full sessions include use of my beautiful client closet for your entire family, you just need to decide how many sessions you want! Will we be doing one single session or would you like to save on a multiple session package throughout your pregnancy and baby's first year? Please note, creative fees are due at booking and do not include any digital images. I will gift this amount back to you in the form of a print credit to use toward beautiful artwork!

step 1: creative fee

Hi! That's me, your photographer alyssum, and I'm so glad you're here! You've already decided that my work speaks to you. now let's talk about everything that happens next. 

The annual membership
creative fee

- includes everything in the single session
- schedule two, three, or four sessions during a 13 month period
- early access to my calendar availability
- gift of $500 in print store credit toward a purchase of $1000+

- welcome package in the mail
- pre-session consultation
- wardrobe for the entire family
- your choice of maternity, newborn, motherhood,
milestone, or family session
- gift of $300 in print store credit toward a purchase of $1000+

the Single session
creative fee



Choose from an indoor or outdoor session. Half deposit is due two months before your session and the balance is due by the day of your session. Once you receive your proof gallery, you have the option to add additional images! 

Step 2: session choice

indoor session

- Photographer's studio in Castle Rock, CO
- Your choice of 20 digital images with print release
- Upgrade to 30 total images for $500
- Upgrade to all images for $800

- Outdoor location within geographical service area
- Your choice of 30 digital images with print release
- Upgrade to 40 total images for $500
- Upgrade to all images for $800

outdoor session

If you're booking a newborn session, no need to pick a date at the time of booking! Most babies come on their own timing. I encourage you to wait until they are Earth-side to see how you are recovering and how siblings are adjusting. Some families want their session in the first two weeks when baby is tiny, and others like to wait until baby gains weight and is more alert. My sessions include baby-led posing based on their needs, so I support whatever you choose! My sessions take place M-F, but weekend dates may be available for an additional $100.


I typically schedule maternity when mama is 32-36 weeks along. You'll give me an idea of your ideal timing based on due date for maternity or any birthdays for milestone.  I'll provide you with some available M-F dates and you can choose the start time between 9:30am-2pm. In most cases, you are my only appointment of the day. Weekend dates may be available for an additional $100.

2. Maternity & Milestone

I keep a live booking link with all of my available dates and add to it whenever I am able to open more. You'll notice a start time attached to each date, which is approximately one hour before sunset. Some locations require us to start a little earlier based on their proximity to a mountain. You'll receive my full location guide to help you choose your locations, and we can discuss any changes to my estimated start time. 

3. outdoor sunset

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Step 3:

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Step 4: Planning

Step 5: The Session

Once we have your session fully on the books, you'll begin to receive planning materials for everything from wardrobe to setting your kids up for success.

Your session includes complimentary use of the Photography by Alyssum client closet plus unlimited styling assistance through Style & Select. You are welcome to set up a time for a fitting if you'd like to borrow any of these items.

The day before your session, you will receive one final confirmation of our time and location along with a last minute checklist for the day-of.

If your session is outdoors and the weather looks iffy, we will stay in communication with each other in case we need to reschedule. I'm sure you are more than aware of our fickle Colorado weather, so unfortunately it's impossible to make weather predictions too far in advance. Most of the time, any summer storms on the forecast are gone in time for a beautiful sunset.

Take a breath and relax! I promise that we're going to have a fun time together. Most sessions take about 60 minutes, and in most cases, you are my only client that day. Sometimes we get everything we need in the first 30 minutes, and sometimes we need extra time for meltdowns or snacks. 

Within a few days of your session, you'll have your first preview of your gallery! Your proofs will arrive in your inbox and from there you get to choose the images you want to purchase. If you'd like to add additional images, you'll simply pay the difference. I will professionally edit each of your selections for skin retouching and artistic style. Once you receive your finished digital gallery, you will have access to your gallery store where you can purchase albums, keepsake boxes, and more from my professional print labs.

Step 6: image selection

The financial investment requested honors the level of service that I strive for in serving the clients who choose to become part of the Photography by Alyssum experience. Pricing of products and services is based on ensuring the continued sustainability of the business at the highest level, as well a positive and elevated experience for all clients.

I commit to:
1. being available for you throughout the entire process, from planning to product ordering.
2. keeping my equipment top-of-the-line for the best final product.
3. investing in continued education so my work improves with every session.
4. honoring your wishes for privacy in how your photographs are used.
5. working with the highest level of integrity that would make my own family proud.

Commitment to excellence




My kids don't sit still and it stresses me out at photo sessions! Can you handle this energy?

First of all, I'm a parent too and I totally understand your side of it! They are going to be kids and as a photographer, that's A-OK to me! They might cry, not listen, run off and possibly even have a full-blown meltdown. I promise I've seen way worse (may or may not have been my own family pictures lol) and as your photographer, I am not bothered by it at all. I am still getting great photos, so try not to panic and shut down. Keep smiling! If you look happy, the photo has a much higher chance of being a successful one. I thrive on the “mess” of your family and I will show you the beauty.

when should i schedule my maternity session?

 I typically schedule maternity when mama is 32-36 weeks along. When possible, please try to book by the end of your 2nd trimester.

How do I see what's in your client closet?

I keep images of my client closet sorted within my styling service, Style & Select. This makes it easy to browse my closet and shop for other items all in one place. Together we'll make sure everything is cohesive and fits the vibe we're going for!

Can we do our outdoor session in the mountains?

Yes! I love mountain sunrise and sunset sessions, and I have a great list of stunning locations to recommend.  In many cases there is no travel fee, but availability may be limited to certain locations. If you have a special spot in mind, or even a destination outside of Colorado, I'm happy to talk through it! 

Timeless • Modern • Heirlooms

What you will do with your images is perhaps the most important aspect to consider when you're planning a photo session, but it's often overlooked. All that time and money invested deserves a better return than being forgotten on a hard drive.

You'll never get the same feeling scrolling through your photos on your screen as you will seeing them on a wall or flipping through pages of an album, so I provide a beautiful gallery store for you to access my professional print lab. Below is a sample of some of the items from which you can choose.

heirloom album

Deckled prints

Fine art prints

linen box

Beautifully handcrafted and printed on semi-matte paper with a matte finish, these albums use archival materials with thick substrates between each page, to ensure a lay-flat album with tight creases and no gutter. Includes 20 spreads.

8x8 or 10x10  / $1200

Printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Bright White paper, the Deckled Print features a hand torn feathered edge, with brilliant colors and striking contrasts.
This acid free print lends real pictorial depth that will last for generations.

5x7" / $50
8x10" / $90

Printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Bright White paper, featuring a lightly defined felt structure, brilliant colors, and striking contrasts.

4x6" / $40
5x7" / $40
8x10" / $75

These print boxes are wrapped in linen, perfect for storing and preserving prints. Available in multiple colors.
Boxes hold up to 90 images, which are printed on professional photo paper with a smooth, warm matte finish.

$500/ 4x6" or 5x7"  
photo prints additional

Our experience with Alyssum was so seamless! She is quick to respond, clear with her communications, and incredibly talented. I also loved the outfit choices she had available for me to choose from to wear for our session (this was an important option for me to have as it just makes life so much easier with a newborn!!) She was also really sweet and engaging with our toddler which made everything go smoothly during our shoot. We love our photos so much and definitely recommend Alyssum!

newborn session

Tia S.

Alyssum was great to work with for our daughter's newborn pictures. We booked months in advance and she was very flexible, had incredible communication, and was transparent through the whole process! Her client closet was amazing and took the stress off of the whole process. Alyssum was amazing at keeping our daughter comfortable while working quickly. She also was so patient and kind with our new parents, sleep-deprived selves. She was considerate and made sure poses were comfortable for me post-partum. She captured the sweetest moments that we will look back on for a lifetime. We can’t wait to book more sessions with Alyssum in the future! Thank you, Alyssum!

newborn Session

becca B.

Through crankiness, diaper changes, and kiddo unpredictability, Alyssum is kind, thoughtful, patient, and plays and laughs along with my kids AND somehow manages to capture the most perfect pictures! I will never use another photographer to capture my family photos!!

Family Session

Brianna M.

Alyssum is the most incredible photographer I have ever had the privilege to work with. I feel seen in her photos. I never have to worry about an unflattering angle, she guides you through where to look to help avoid those third trimester double chins.

...Not only that, but she has this ability to immediately put you at ease. This is why I have used her for maternity, newborn, mom & me, and family photos. I won’t go anywhere else.

motherhood Session

Erin R.

The photos and moments Alyssum captures are SO incredibly beautiful! I always feel like it's such chaos during the photos as we have two toddlers but Alyssum always manages to capture so many incredible shots that are truly reflective of this season of our lives. Which is exactly the reason we choose Alyssum as our family photographer -- to capture these exact moments!! As we just finished our second family milestone session, two years in a row, we will absolutely return for future years. Alyssum, you do such an amazing job -- thank you!!!

milestone Session

christina l.

Our sessions with Alyssum are very relaxed, fuss-free and joyful while doing something that could be so much more stressful for mom and dad. In all honesty I dread family photos, but they were a breeze with Alyssum. We have one child diagnosed with autism and she did great at getting those rare shots of eye contact. I was also impressed with her ability to hold her camera and catch our son who jumped right in the water. She is extremely patient and I appreciate her willingness to get on our children’s level.

family Session

Hannah N.

Alyssum truly has a gift a capturing moments on camera. I'm in aww of her ability to capture our family so well. Her photos paint a picture of who we are in the moment and they feel so natural. Forever grateful that we will be able to relive these moments in time when we look at the photos for years to come. The photos are not only beautiful, but she makes the entire process so easy and fun. I don't know how she does it, but we are grateful we found her. Thank you!

family Session

trista H.

We have used Alyssum twice now for photos and she does such an amazing job!!! Her work is absolute perfection. She is also very easy going and fun to work with. Our son isn't a fan of strangers or being put in the spotlight and she really was so good and gentle with knowing how to engage him in photos.
...She is the definition of you get what you pay for, actually her services are worth even more in my opinion. I would 100% recommend her to anyone.

newborn Session

Kirsten D.

Alyssum is an AMAZING photographer. I just moved to the area a couple years ago and we had been flying back to California to have our photos taken with our long time photographer. I’m very picky and finding a good one is hard!! A few of our neighbors had used her and I LOVED her work. She is so talented and captures families so well. So glad we used her and will continue to do so. Already can’t wait for our next session. BUT, when you see her sessions come available you must book ASAP cuz she’ll sell out like that day! If we could give her 10 stars we would. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

family Session

Stefanie B.

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