LUME PHOTOGRAPHY

portrait sessions

Telling your story honestly through emotive, magical imagery that’s soulful and authentic so you can re-live your memories over and over again.

STEP INTO A WORLD OF NATURAL BEAUTY AND TIMELESS ADVENTURE…

PORTRAIT SESSIONS WITH LUME PHOTOGRAPHY ARE TAILORED TO CAPTURE THE UNIQUE SPIRIT OF THE KEWEENAW PENINSULA. WITH OVER 12 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, I KNOW HOW TO MAKE YOUR PHOTO SESSION SPECIAL! SO COME EXPLORE THE KEWEENAW WITH ME – IT’S SURE TO BE AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE!


Keweenaw PORTRAIT Sessions

I’ve been told more than once that I have a knack for putting people at ease.

I’m the friend that people feel comfortable confiding in, and I tend to make strangers feel like old friends.

I think this natural ability has served me well in my photography business. Over the years, I’ve found that many people are nervous or even scared of having their photo taken. My goal is to change that perception, and show people that it can be fun!

I want my clients to walk away from our session feeling confident and beautiful- and like they had a great time. That’s why I take a natural, storytelling approach to my portrait sessions. I focus on creating a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, where we can just hang out and forget about worries.

Sessions take place outdoors in some of the most beautiful locations on the Keweenaw Peninsula.

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PORTRAIT session pricing

  • A one-hour photo session in one location on the Keweenaw Peninsula.
  • 2-3 location suggestions.
  • Session guidance with what to expect, what to wear, etc.
  • 50+ photos.
  • Downloadable online gallery.
  • Full personal rights, and 6 months of cloud backup!
  • Online store to order prints and other beautiful photo products.
$500

SESSION ADD-ONS

custom designed Album

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but there’s something to be said for a physical photo album that you can hold in your hands and page through at your leisure.

Each album is one-of-a-kind and crafted by hand, with 50 photos and 20 pages. You’ll get to see a virtual preview of your album before it goes to print, with up to three revisions at no cost!

SLIDESHOW

Music has the power to evoke strong emotions and memories. It can take us back to a specific moment in time and help us to relive the associated feelings. A custom slideshow set to music is the perfect way to relive your cherished portrait session moments. So take a trip down memory lane and relive your best moments with a custom musical slideshow.

Add a custom slideshow to your session when you book and receive 50% off!

$75

prints & other keepsakes

You’ll be able to order prints and other photo products like books from within your online gallery once your photos are delivered.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! You can add hours to your session at $250 each, up to 7.5 hours! This is great for day-in-the-life sessions or to document a special day or event.

My home + office is in Laurium, Michigan on the Keweenaw Peninsula (the large peninsula in the northwest of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula). I’m about 20 minutes north of Houghton, MI (where Michigan Tech College is).

My portrait session prices include any area from Houghton to Copper Harbor. For sessions outside this area, travel fees may apply. Contact me and I’ll give you a custom quote!

Absolutely! If there’s anyone who understands feeling awkward in front of a camera it’s me! I’d say most of the people I photograph feel the same way as you in the beginning. All it takes is for us to get to know each other a little better and you’ll see this is much easier than you might think. I’ll provide easy guidance and direction for you to interact with each other. Just remember that I’m a professional and that you can trust 100% in the process!

You’ll receive a link to a beautiful, private online gallery that you can easily share with anyone you’d like! The online gallery makes it simple to view and download all of your images and GIFs, and includes an online store where you can order gift prints, wall art, albums, and more!

*You will need a computer to download your photos in high-resolution. The gallery has limited capabilities on phones & tablets.

You will be able to purchase prints, albums/books, wall art, and other print items from right within your online gallery!

The prints and products I offer in your online gallery are of professional quality and are crafted here in the US by my lab partners. When you order items from my shop, you get the best archival quality you can get! Prints are guaranteed for 100+ years not to fade or discolor. The papers and inks used are of exceptional quality.

I specialize in outdoor, storytelling photography, so I don’t book a lot of newborn sessions. When I do newborn sessions, they are either outdoors or in your home, in natural light, and documentary-style (minimal posed shots). If you’re interested, I can give you more info or I can refer you to another amazing newborn photographer!

Recent Portrait Sessions

how this works:

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USE THE form BELOW TO inquire about a portrait session.

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WE TALK ABOUT session ideas & locations and set your session date & time.

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Review your session DETAILS, SIGN A PHOTO CONTRACT, and pay your retainer*.

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I’ll guide you through the SESSION AND YOU’LL HAVE THE BEST EXPERIENCE!

*My portrait experiences have a non-refundable retainer fee of $250 required to reserve your date. The remaining balance will be due at the time of your session.

LET’S MAKE SOME AMAZING PHOTOS TOGETHER!