Session Pricing
Portrait Packages
Common Questions

Portrait Packages

Portrait packages are perfect for families, children, engagements, bridals, teens, “tweens” & high school seniors. All portrait sessions include:

  • Session planning consultation
  • 90-minute portrait session
  • Secure online viewing gallery with a minimum of 30 images
Portrait Packages

Standard Portrait Sessions

All work is guaranteed. Separate post-session pricing for individual products is available upon request.

Kim Roup

I absolutely love the prints, and those little photo books are adorable! I really appreciate your time and I’m thrilled with how everything turned out!”

Kim Roup, Austin, TX

Valerie Vestal

“These photos really are amazing… I was so stressed we didn’t get anything good because our boy was so moody, but you did it again!”

Valerie Vestal, San Antonio, TX

Wedding & Engagement Packages

All wedding packages include two photographers, an assistant & a final DVD of high-resolution images from your wedding day.

  • Flexible packages starting from $3000
  • Pre- & post-session planning consultation
  • Save-the-date, engagement, bridal & wedding print options
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Wedding Session Pricing

We are willing to travel & we consider it an honor to be a part of your special day.

K Family

“Thank you for the beautiful pictures. We are so grateful to have had our first moments captured. Your photos will be a treasure to us for the rest of our lives.”

Beth & Trey B., Round Rock, TX

Jennifer N

“The photos are AMAZING! I love every single one of them. Thank you so much, Cheri! If I could hug you right now I would!”

Jennifer N., Pflugerville, TX

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer guarantees?

All work produced by C. Thompson Photography is guaranteed. If you aren’t happy with images from your session–for any reason–we’ll offer a reshoot. We believe in 100% customer satisfaction & want you to love your portraits & the story they tell.

Where do your sessions take place?

Sessions can take place anywhere ample natural light is available. We love accentuating the ordinary–finding beauty in almost anything. Each & every session starts out as a blank canvas & together we create something unique, something timeless, a piece of art that has character, tells a story & accurately reflects you.

How long do sessions take?

A typical photo session will last anywhere from 60-90 minutes. Newborn sessions vary, but can take up to 3 hours.

Is the session retainer due at booking & what exactly does it cover?

Yes, there is a non-refundable retainer fee, due at the appointment booking. The session retainer fee covers a photography session up to 5 individuals. Each additional individual is $15. This fees also includes a pre-session consultation, covers our “time & talent”, on-location shooting & 30 soft proofed images for previewing. This does not include any prints or digital files.

What happens after my session?

During your consultation, we’ll determine if you want to view your images via an on-line gallery or if you’d prefer an in-home image viewing/ordering presentation. Within 7-10 days of your session you will either be scheduled for an in-home presentation or we’ll email you a password-protected on-line gallery for viewing & ordering. We even have a handy PDF to guide you through the ordering process. If you choose to view & order your images on-line, the secure gallery will only remain active for 5 business days. There is a $25 fee to reactivate the link. The gallery link may be shared with family & friends for viewing & ordering. Payment is due in full once your order has been submitted. You can expect to receive your prints and/or digital files within 2-4 weeks of order placement. Delivery time for weddings & custom services may differ.


Being a Mom to 3 children, I do realize that things unexpectedly come up that require a cancellation. If possible, a 24 hour notice is greatly appreciated. If a cancellation is required, the session will be canceled & rescheduled. The session retainer will not be refunded.

Can you provide custom products?

Of course, we’ll try! Just contact us & let us know what you have in mind. Specialty items such as framed prints, metal prints, image boxes, books & non-standard print sizes are available. Custom products are subject to an additional design fee.

What to wear?

If you’re comfortable in heels & a skirt, dress accordingly. If flip flops & jeans are more your style, then go for it. I want my clients to feel comfortable & for the portraits to accurately represent them. Wear what you like, but just keep in mind that we’ll more than likely be shooting outdoors. Bottom line: don’t sweat the wardrobe. During your session consultation, we’ll get all wardrobe details ironed out before your shoot.

Do you allow clothing changes & props?

Yes, props & clothing changes are allowed. We will discuss these details in your pre-session consultation. Some locations will have facilities for clothing changes, whereas others will not & will require some creative improvising.

Do you travel?

C. Thompson photography is willing to travel within a 40 mile radius of the greater Austin area (78634 zip code). For all other areas, an additional mileage charge based on the current mileage rate published by the Internal Revenue Service is required (currently 55.5 cents per mile).

What if weather is uncooperative?

Since the majority of my sessions are outdoors, it’s key for us to utilize the very best natural light to create your portraits. In the case of inclement weather (most likely rain, fog, or extremely overcast skies) prevents a scheduled session, we will contact you as soon as possible and the session will be cancelled and rescheduled for the next available date. The session retainer fee will be transferred to your new session date.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept check, cash, PayPal & most major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover & Amex).

What can I expect to invest?

C. Thompson Photography offers an array of products & packages designed to fit any budget. You have the option of purchasing digital packages, traditional print packages & à la carte prints. We do offer limited-time-only specials on pre-order session purchases (see pricing above). Please contact us for a detailed pricing guide.

Do you offer payment plans?

We offer payment plans for wedding sessions & any purchases exceeding $1,500.

Why are some of your prices marked down?

Marked-down prices represent our current specials. We work hard to provide you with affordable products for every budget.

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