Session Fees

The session fee is to be paid before or on the day of your session before photographing begins and is non-refundable. Please note that prints are not included in the session fee.

The session fee includes Jennifer’s custom experience as both an in-studio and on-location photographer. Typical sessions last between one and three hours.

The fee also includes a pre- and post-consultation with Jennifer via e-mail, on the phone or in-person, as well as 70-100 images shown in a private Web gallery, available for 30 days. Once they expire, galleries may be extended for an additional 30 days for $25. Each image is edited individually.

In studio

Individual – $75
(one to three people for families, babies 3 months and older, children and maternity)

Sessions include five acres of wooded property surrounding McDonald Photography’s studio, as well as a private beach in the neighborhood.

In Studio (1-3 individuals) pic

Family (up to six) – $125

Family (up to six) pic

Newborn – $125
(Under 30 days old in studio. Please note: newborns are best photographed within 14 days of birth)


On location

(Sessions held at a park, home or location of your choosing)

Individuals (one to three people) – $125
Family (up to six) – $175
Groups (six or more) – $225
Newborn – $225

Senior session fee – $150

Senior session fee includes an indoor and outdoor session (within 50 miles of Holly, MI) with an unlimited number of outfits. Session fee also includes your yearbook photo.


Senior head shot – $50

If all you need is a yearbook/head shot of your high school senior, this is the session for you. Session includes in-studio headshot on one background with yearbook photo.


McDonald Photography special sessions:

“Baby & Belly” combined session fee – $150

This unique double-session offers the chance for an expectant mother and father to record special moments with both a maternity AND infant photography in-studio session. ($50 savings) On-location Baby & Belly sessions are $250.


“Growing Up Fast” plan – $225

This plan covers the first year of you baby’s life, with four photography in-studio sessions at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months old. This special will not only help you save money on session fees (a $75 savings) but will give you access to discounted portrait collections. You will receive 15 % off all regularly priced print products throughout your baby’s first year. For each on-location site, add $50.

Growing Up Fast Plan pic

“Next Step” plan – $225

This plan covers the next few years until your little one starts kindergarten. Four photography studio sessions are scheduled at 18 months, 2 years, 3 years and 4 years. This plan will save you $75 and will give you access to discounted portrait collections. As a member of this plan, you will receive 15 % off all regularly priced print products until your child is four years old. For each on-location site, add $50.

Next Step plan pic

“Studio to You” on location session – $225

This session includes an on-location session within 30 miles of Holly, MI with studio lights, 1-4 backdrops, and a variety of props from the photographer. A pre-session consultation will determine what props/backgrounds and other items will be brought directly to your home or the location of your choosing.

On Location PIC

Mini Sessions

At least four times a year Jennifer offers special mini sessions where no session fee is required. These sessions are usually held in conjunction with special holidays or unique times of the year. Mini sessions held in the past include Easter portraits with live bunnies, beach photographs, fall leaves and Christmas. A variety of packages are offered and range in price. For more information or to find out current mini session themes and dates, contact Jennifer.

Mini Session pic

Cake Smash Mini Session – $50

This session is offered all year for your child’s birthday. Session includes one background and a mini birthday cake for smashing provided by Alaina’s Custom Cakes & Confections!Please contact Jennifer 2-4 weeks before you’d like to schedule the session in order to have your cake ready. Cakes can be pre-ordered designed with your props/outfits/theme in mind.

cake smash2

*Session fees are for Jennifer’s time and talent and include 30 miles of travel from Holly, MI. For any location outside 30 miles of Holly, a $25 fee is added. Prices are subject to change at any time, but your prices are locked when you sign your paperwork.

*Other discounts or special offerings do not apply with exclusive session fee packages.

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McDonald Photography - Holly, Michigan - 248-760-7959