Investment for Custom Portrait Photography in Wilmington, NC



Retainer fee covers pre-consultation, travel to location, capturing time, editing time, plus the viewing and ordering session.


Retainer fees are non-refunable and start at $150 for a standard full sessions or newborn only sessions, $250 for a duluxe sessions and $300 for newborns+family but will largely depend on the scope of the portraits. Please contact me with the details of your portrait needs to determine which session makes the most sense for you and your family!


MINI SESSION: Will vary depending on what is currently being offered!

STANDARD FULL SESSION: up to 60 Minutes, 1 Location, Up to 4 Individuals, No Props ($150 retainer)
NEWBORN ONLY: up to 90 Minutes, 1 Location, Newborn Only, studio set-up, posing props and wraps included. ($150 retainer)

DELUXE FULL SESSION: Standard Full Session plus choose one upgrade option: additional hour/additional location, stylized/themed/props session, cake smash, hair and make-up for up to two individuals. ($250 retainer)

NEWBORN + FAMILY: Up to 3 hours, 1 location, up to 4 Individuals, lifestyle OR studio set-up, posing props and wraps included. ($300 retainer)

Two weeks after our capturing session, we will have an in-person viewing and ordering appointment, where you will be guided as you choose your images for display.


Please reach out to see what Holiday Portrait sessions I will be offering this year!
email for your FREE pre-consultation!

Deadline for Holiday Portraits is December 1, 2021.


About 2 - 3 weeks after your session, it will be time for your viewing and ordering appointment. There are two ways to purchase digital files, prints and/or products. You may purchase digital files only, or a single art piece – A La Carte – or you may choose to invest via portrait collection.  Our  “Create Your Own Collection” allows you to customize a portrait package according to your own needs with pricing that is a better value than  a la carte, and includes ALL digital files from your session.


Pricing begins at $345 +tax

and includes digital files




  • Wall Art - (11x16 and larger) begins at $50

  • Announcements - begin at $100

  • Albums - (10 or more images) begin at $95



  • All Files - printable to 8x10 - $295

  • All Files - printable to 30x40 - $495




Pricing begins at $240 +tax

digitals sold separately



  • Wall Art - begins at $240

  • Albums - begin at $295

  • Digitals - begin at $295 for 5 files printable to 8x10, $495 for all files printable up to 8x10, and $895 for all files printable up to 30x40.



  • All products and digital files are purchased separately and are not included in the session fee. 

  • All products and digital files are subject to NC sales tax.

  • All products and digital files must be paid in full at the time of your ordering session.

  • Session fee is due at time of booking to secure your place on our calendar and is non-refundable.

  • An additional fee is required for groups of 6 or more.

  • For sessions 25 miles outside of Wilmington, NC a travel fee is required.

  • For your convenience, Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. There is a 3% credit card processing fee. There is a $25 fee for returned checks.

  • Prices are subject to change without notice. Current pricing will be honored for thirty days for sessions that are booked with the session fee. 

  • Special promotional discounts or other offers cannot be combined.

  • Designs by JMB will keep a back up copy of all purchased images for up to two years.