the portrait experience

families | maternity | newborn

I blame my couples

I'm a wedding photographer, and I love being a wedding photographer. But how can I resist when all of those couples start having babies? I get sucked in. Photographing families through all stages of life is something I will always adore doing.

Whether I had the honor of photographing your wedding or not, I would be smitten to be chosen to document new portraits for your family. I love it all—that glow of being a new mama, a daddy and his precious little girl, or a family of 6 who has gone way too long without being photographed.

I can't wait to photograph you, as you are right now in this beautiful season of life—no matter what it is. 

It's an honor. 

but, i do things a little differently.

this isn't the cookie-cutter, smile-at-the-camera type of session you're used to.

Photo sessions will take place in and around your home or at one of your favorite places. It’s about documenting you in your meaningful spaces. 

If you have specific things you do as a family together, we’ll document those things – but, if you just want love-soaked images full of smiles and the beautiful, crazy day-to-day of your life, well, that's the goal here.

how it works

People who want traditional, posed, everyone-smiling-looking photos. We’ll get a few of those, but they are not the focus of our time together. We're going for the whole story of your family.

Large extended families, unless everyone is on board and willing to spend a few hours hanging out in front of the camera. Most of my sessions are small and intimate with only close family present, but if you want precious photos of the whole, extended family, it can work! Just warn cousin Joe that this will take a while and to not get cranky. 


There are at least two of you. Whether you have zero kids or ten kids, you are a family.

You dream of authentic photos that show off just how much you love your kids and your spouse—You yearn for it to be shown because there just aren't enough words to describe how big your love is for them. 

you're in the right place if:

these sessions aren't for:

I'll be honest,

purchasing images

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hi-res images

When you buy an image, you're always getting the hi=res version, edited to perfection and perfect for printing.

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PRINTING RIGHTS

Limited rights to get your images printed and showcased in your home. Learn more about printing rights in the FAQs.

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ONLINE proofing

Easily order digital files and professional quality prints. Galleries stay up for 6 months, and you control who has access.

only pay for the images you want.

pick which package you need based on the number of images you love from your session! no need to buy them all if you don't love them all, right?

$150

10 hi-res digital images
You choose your favorite 10.
Printing rights included.

$300

session fee

Includes up to 2 hours of shooting at any location of your choice for up to 8 people. (Travel fees may apply for sessions 50 miles outside of Columbia.)
Does not include any digital files or prints.

investment

$250

25 hi-res digital images
You choose your favorite 25.
Printing rights included.
$15 print credit

$400

Full Gallery
You get all the hi-res digital files.
Printing rights included.
$50 print credit.

images are purchased after the session

but what about

mini sessions

I'm not really into mini sessions, (I prefer to spend a lot more time with you!) but I know that's all you need sometimes to get those smiling photos for your Christmas cards.

Every November I host 2 days of mini sessions on the Christmas tree farm. These are announced in the fall. Sign up for my monthly newsletter and be sure to follow me on Instagram to be the first to know when dates are released. These sessions are $250 for 15 images, with the option to purchase the full gallery.

I will also take a very limited number of mini sessions each quarter for quick birthday snapshots, family photos, headshots, and senior portraits. These sessions are 30-minutes long and are held at Gibson Pond Park in Lexington, SC. (Subject to change.) These dedicated mini sessions are $315 for 15 images, with the option to purchase the full gallery. Get in touch to check for availability. All mini sessions are digital; film can be used for an additional fee.

ready to book?

get in touch

I'm so excited to hear from you. For full pricing and availability, contact me by filling out the form below, emailing me directly: hello@karlyrichardson.com, or by phone: 8037676629. (Yes, you can text me! Texting is better than calling—I screen numbers I don't know because I don't like spam.) Talk to you soon! (As in 24 hours soon—expect a reply in that timeframe Monday-Friday.)

EMAIL: hello@karlyrichardson.com

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