Portrait Photography 

What sets Artifex Imaging apart?

On-site assistants

I have a paid assistant with me for all sessions to help make the most of your time by improving shoot efficiency and assisting you with any of your needs. Boudoir sessions are also accompanied by a makeup artist and hair stylist to help you look your very best.

 

Fully edited images in full resolution

I edit all the images provided to you so that they are of the absolute best quality. These are made available for download in full resolution. 

Third party printing rights

Purchasing prints through me is optional - not required. The release you sign prior to your session has a section that gives you written permission to print your photos through a third party. Prints can be purchased directly through your proofing site if you so choose to purchase directly through me. 

 
Free access to future edits from your session

I occasionally go back to prior sessions whenever I come upon a new technique or burst of inspiration that I find fitting for that session. Any artistic edits done using images from your session will be provided to you in a full resolution, digital file without any additional cost to you.

Patreon Perks

Visit my Patreon for more details on how to obtain session credits and other benefits.

Packages

Commercial Use Fee

$500 per session

Grants commercial use permissions as listed in the contract signed prior to booking.

This fee is waived for independent artists.

Single-Shot

$50

20 minutes

1 edited image

Premium

$400

2 hours

15 edited images

Mini

$100

30 minutes

5 edited images

Boudoir

$750-$950

4 hours

20 edited images

Professional Hair/Makeup

Standard

$300

1 hour

10 edited images

Girl's Night

$1,300-$1,500

6 hours

50 edited images

 

Details

Single-Shot Sessions $50
20 Minutes @ the Artifex Imaging home studio

Single-Shot sessions are designed to be simple in order to provide professional photography at a basic price. These sessions come with (1) edited image that is chosen by you in the last few minutes of the session. Portraits will be taken indoors at the Artifex Imaging Home Studio in front of a light grey wall using minimal props with about 15 minutes of shoot time followed by 5 minutes of proofing. The final edit will be sent to the email address provided at the time of booking.

Ideal for: Profile/Resume Head Shots and Individuals (infant, child, or adult)

Excludes: Pets, and Families of 6 or more

Mini Sessions $100
30 Minutes @ the Artifex Imaging home studio

Mini sessions are designed to be simple in order to provide professional photography at a basic price. These sessions come with (5) edited images that are chosen by you in the last few minutes of the session. Portraits will be taken indoors at the Artifex Imaging home studio in front of a light grey wall using minimal props with about 25 minutes of shoot time followed by 5 minutes of proofing. The link to download the final edits will be sent to the email address provided at the time of booking. 

Ideal for: Modeling and Individuals (infant, child, or adult)

Excludes: Pets, and Families of 6 or more

Standard Sessions $300
1 hour @ any Bakersfield location

Indoor portraits will be taken indoors at the Artifex Imaging home studio and outdoor portraits will be taken anywhere in Bakersfield. The session consists of 1 hour of shooting and (10) edited images chosen by the photographer. The link to download the final edits will be sent to the email address provided at the time of booking.

 

Ideal for: Individuals, Couples, Children, Infants, and Families

Excludes: Multi-Generational Families

Notes: Pets must be photographed in a public, outdoor location.

Premium Sessions $400
2 hours @ any Bakersfield location

Indoor portraits will be taken indoors at the Artifex Imaging home studio and outdoor portraits will be taken anywhere in Bakersfield. The session consists of 2 hours of shooting and (15) edited images chosen by the photographer. The link to download the final edits will be sent to the email address provided at the time of booking.

Ideal for: Multi-Generational Families

Notes: Pets must be photographed in a public, outdoor location. Boudoir sessions will be taken indoors at the Artifex Imaging home studio.

Boudoir Sessions $750 - $950*
4 hours @ the Artifex Imaging home studio
See Boudoir Prep for additional information.

Deluxe sessions are designed to be glamorous and provide you with movie-star treatment at an affordable price. These sessions come with professional hair and makeup services, your choice of two settings (studio, boudoir, or bathtub), and (20) edited images chosen by you in the last few minutes of the session. Hair and makeup can take up to 2 hours depending on the request. The rest of the time will be spent shooting while leaving 30 minutes at the end of the session for you to review the images. The link to download the final edits will be sent to the email address provided at the time of booking.

Ideal for: Bridal, Maternity, Modeling

Notes: *Boudoir photography ​is an intimate art. Your photos will be kept private by default to respect that privacy, allow you the freedom to express yourself, and encourage those who may hesitate to give it a chance otherwise. Those who sign a release for gallery use will receive a $200 refund so that I can continue to update the website with fresh images.

Girl's Night Sessions $1,300 - $1,500*
6 hours @ the Artifex Imaging home studio

Group boudoir sessions are a really fun way get together to celebrate as bridal party, a girlfriend's birthday, personal achievements, or just a way to get all dolled up and feel great.

 

The session will begin with one regular (clothed) group image, group/individual/pairing boudoir, and then individual bathtub boudoir if time permits for groups of 4 or less. I highly recommend arriving ready; especially if your group is larger than 4 people. Groups who arrive ready are more likely to have time for bath boudoir and/or photo selection towards the end of the session time. 

This session comes with (50) edited images that can be chosen by the bride-to-be, birthday girl, or booking member if there is time remaining. Otherwise, all images will be chosen by the photographer which will consist of (2) group shots, (1) shot of each pairing, and an even amount of shots per individual. Any remaining images that cannot be divided up evenly will be of the bride-to-be, the birthday girl, or the person who booked the session. The link to download the final edits will be sent to the email address provided at the time of booking. 

Water and snacks will be provided but attendees are welcome to order or bring food and non-alcoholic beverages at any time. 

Ideal for: Group Boudoir  

Notes: Bathtub boudoir sessions are not available for groups of 5 or more. Consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited and will result in immediate termination of the session. All sessions are non-refundable regardless of circumstance - no exceptions.

*Boudoir photography ​is an intimate art. Your photos will be kept private by default to respect that privacy, allow you the freedom to express yourself, and encourage those who may hesitate to give it a chance otherwise. Only the regular (clothed) group image will be used online with the exception of anyone who signs the gallery use release form. Each person who signs the release will receive a $200 credit towards a future session. This allows me to update the website with fresh images while respecting everyone's privacy and without creating an environment where group members feel pressured to sign in order to procure a discount for the group. The credit is offered on an individual basis - those who do not sign have not effect on others in the group. 

Artifex Imaging

Bakersfield, California, United States