You'll select your session date from my availability calendar. I keep this booking link live 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.
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.
Outdoor sessions are $1500 and include your choice of 30 digital images.
To reserve your outdoor session date, you will sign the agreement and pay your $600 retainer. The balance is due by the day of your session.
If you're planning more than one session in the next year, I offer a package discount so be sure to ask me about that. (Families expecting a new baby, I'm lookin' at you! Newborn session, perhaps?)
Step 3: Planning
Step 4: 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 the weather looks iffy the day of your session, 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.
I typically schedule maternity when mama is 32-36 weeks along. When possible, please try to book by the end of your 2nd trimester.
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! Once your booking is complete, you'll begin to receive all of the styling guidance.
Your print credit can be used toward anything in the gallery store: albums, linen boxes, greeting cards, prints, ornaments, and more. Keep scrolling for examples and prices of some of these beautiful, heirloom items!
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.
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 and 9x12" / $850 and up
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" / $100
Printed on Fuji Crystal Archive Matte photo paper with a slightly textured surface, showcasing vibrant and true colors.
4x6" / $20
5x7" / $20
8x10" / $40
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.
$200/ 4x6" or 5x7" box only
$400/ up to 50 prints in 4x6" box
$600/ up to 50 prints in 5x7" box
Alyssum is truly talented! We have trusted her with our newborn baby and toddler over the years and I can honestly say the quality of her pictures and her artistic eye are top notch! She is also so kind, gentle and great with children.
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!!
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.
I had so much anxiety going into newborn photos worrying if my baby was going to be fussy the whole time and not cooperate! Alyssum made the whole experience so comforting and it was so easy to trust her in capturing beautiful photos. The studio session was the absolute perfect environment for calming the nerves and taking your time to work with your baby. I cannot say more great things about Alyssum!
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!!!
We did a newborn session in studio with Alyssum. It was one of the best photography experiences we’ve ever had. Her studio is very comfortable and her client closet is amazing. ...My husband is not a huge fan of getting photos taken but he also felt very comfortable. Alyssum was great with our newborn son and 2.5 year old daughter and took some gorgeous photos. ...Everything about the experience was easy which I appreciated so much. And we ended up with photos that I will treasure forever. We highly recommend Alyssum!
Alyssum is truly the best!! From maternity photos, to newborn photos of both of our babies, and family photos in between, we are always blown away with the photos!! She truly captures the moment and the special times in our lives like no one else. We cherish our photos so much!!!
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.
I cannot say enough good things about Alyssum! Her photography is beautiful; light and airy. Alyssum herself is a gem and she’s able to create such a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. She’s so kind and fun to work with. We did our newborn photos with her and we recently did a spring mini session when our daughter turned 16 months.
Tell me about yourself and your family. Ask me your questions and tell me your ideas. I can't wait to hear from you and help you build a session that your family will treasure for lifetimes!