They will never be this age again. Storybook Studios transforms your child's fairytale dreams into a magical reality. Let us capture the innocence and beauty of this magical moment in their childhood, through beautiful portraits.
Storybook Fairytale Experience
A behind the scenes look at a fairytale photography session at Storybook Studios in Chesapeake, VA.
Session Fee The session fee is $99 per child. Session fee and Behind the Scenes Keepsake Video is $199 per child.
This does not include any products or prints. This is to pay for the photographer's time and talent and the extensive costumes and sets.
Fairy portraits are best for ages 4-10. It will depend on your child's mood and ability to focus on the photographer. Session fees are non-refundable, so make sure your child is prepared for the session with plenty of sleep, no sugar and a calm few hours prior to her session. Sessions typically take 30 minutes. Sessions are limited to one hour, in order to prepare for the next appointment.
**Children under 3 are not recommended. They typically don't understand what we are trying to do and they don't enjoy it as much as children over 3. It becomes overwhelming to them and they end up having a melt down and wanting to cling to mommy. The session usually requires more time in order to keep them focused to be able to get the poses we need. Also, 2 and 3 year olds are often destructive to the set and costumes. If you still want to have them photographed, the session fee is $199 per child.**
Day of your session:
Punctuality is perfect. When you arrive on time, we can capture your memories in the most relaxed and fun way. Please do not arrive excessively early. The photographer uses the time in between sessions to set up for your session, return calls and emails and eat lunch.
Your session will begin with your child choosing a special dress. During the session, the photographer will use her expertise to capture natural reactions and expressions. She will direct them through the poses, with no assistance needed from the parents. You can sit back, relax and watch this precious memory unfold. Please try to refrain from telling your child what to do during the session. We need your child to focus solely on the photographer. Everything she says to them is for a very specific reason...although you'll think she's trying to get them to do something else.
Presentation/Ordering Appointment: After your session, you will come back to the studio approximately 2 weeks later to purchase your portraits. The number of images vary by session, typically between 12-20. After viewing and selecting your favorite images, we will work together to create your order. Anything not purchased on this day, will be discarded. Therefore, it is important that all decision makers attend this appointment because this will be the day you purchase your portraits. Please write down all of the family members that you need to get prints for. Every Fairy Portrait will be extensively edited to produce the ethereal images that are the end result. We will help you choose your favorite portraits and show you beautiful fine-art products, wall art, memory boxes and custom personalized fairytale books.
“No-Show” Policy We respect that your time is valuable. Our time is valuable, too. We are usually booked for at least 4-6 weeks out. Therefore, it is very important that you attend your appointment. There is a $25 fee for “No-shows” (clients that don’t call or cancel appointments or just don’t show up) will be charged $25 to your credit card on file. We put a lot of preparation and time into these appointments and pay staff to prepare for it. When you don’t show up, it leaves a gap in our scheduled day. With proper notice (24-48 hours), we could have booked someone in your place. So, if you need to cancel, please notify us within 24-48 hours.
Photo Delivery: All orders will be available to be picked up at the studio approximately 4 weeks after your ordering appointment.
The Investment: Storybook Studios believes in custom wall art and home decor. You will keep these heirloom portraits for your lifetime and for generations to come. These portraits of your child will be beautiful fine art, to treasure for you and your family. We offer A La Carte prints that start at $85 and print collections that start at $400. Most people spend between $850-$1600.
Remember the national story about the local "8 Year Old Boy with Cancer Finds His True Love?" Truly an incredible and sweet love story about Ayla and David. The story spread like wild-fire across the internet and countless news outlets. Before David lost his battle with cancer, David called Ayla Snow White because she was so kind to him and she looked so much like Snow White. Ayla has come to me for portraits before...was once one of my fairies.
I feel so blessed that Ayla's mom asked Storybook Studios to capture her as Snow White in a portrait session. One of the most precious and beautiful photo shoots I've ever done. It was a beautiful tribute to a fairytale love story.
Here's the original story that ran all over the world.