sliding scale pricing

I believe that everyone should have access to high quality photos to document their life experiences and moments. My photography work is not my main source of income and I want to make it as accessible as possible to everyone who wants photos.

When looking at the packages I offer, keep the sliding scale in mind and note in your booking inquiry to me where you fall on the scale. I do not ask for income verification, and I trust my clients to be honest.  Community thrives when accountability is a central value. 

Please be mindful that if you purchase a price at the lowest end of the scale when you can truthfully afford the higher ticket prices, you are limiting access to those who truly need the gift of financial flexibility.  Being honest with yourself and your financial situation when engaging with sliding scale practices grows strong and sustainable communities. It also respects the work of creators, like myself, who have families to support and rent to pay. Additionally, when I am paid fairly, I am able to invest more time and resources to lower cost offerings.

When determining where you fall on the scale below, consider the following asterisks as you read.

* Basic Needs include food, housing, health care, and transportation.

** Expendable Income might mean you are able to buy coffee or tea at a shop, go to the movies or a concert, buy new clothes, books, and similar items each month, etc.

top of the scale

  • I am comfortably able to meet all of my basic* needs
  • I may have some debt but it does not prohibit attainment of basic needs
  • I own my home or property OR I rent a higher-end property
  • I own or lease a car
  • I am employed or do not need to work to meet my needs
  • I have regular access to health care
  • I have access to financial savings
  • I have an expendable** income
  • I can always buy new items
  • I can afford an annual vacation or take time off

middle of the scale

  • I may stress about meeting my basic needs but still regularly achieve them
  • I may have some debt but it does not prohibit attainment of basic needs
  • I own or lease a car
  • I am employed
  • I have access to health care
  • I might have access to financial savings
  • I have some expendable income
  • I am able to buy some new items & I thrift others
  • I can take a vacation annually or every few years without financial burden

bottom of the scale

  • I frequently stress about meeting basic needs & don’t always achieve them
  • I have debt and it sometimes prohibits me from meeting my basic needs
  • I rent lower-end properties or have unstable housing
  • I do not have a car and/or have limited access to a car but I am not always able to afford gas
  • I am unemployed or underemployed
  • I qualify for government assistance including food stamps & health care
  • I have no access to savings
  • I have no or very limited expendable income
  • I rarely buy new items because I am unable to afford them
  • I cannot afford a vacation or have the ability to take time off without financial burden


mini session

$150, $75, $40

30 minutes.
great for families with young children, pet portraits, and headshots for work.
15 to 20 edited full-resolution photos.
one location.
no outfit changes.

standard session

$250, $125, $60

60 minutes.
great for families that want to include their pets in the photos, senior graduates, equine portraits, maternity portraits, and engagement photos.
about 75 edited full-resolution photos.
one location.
one outfit change, if desired.

film add-on

Add $40 to session

10 to 15 raw and unedited scans, full of nostalgia and warmth
add 15 minutes to your session time

Thank you to Worts and Cunning Apothecary for providing a framework for a sliding scale for economic justice. To read more, visit their site at