Pricing

Our family portrait sessions start at $300. The session fee is based on photographing one immediate family which is defined as a mother, father, and their children, up to 7 people. Additional family or extended family members are $30 for each additional individual. Location session fees are higher and are photographed within a 15 mile radius of Newburyport.


At Sweethaven Studio, our goal is to deliver the highest quality photographic portraits available. Your portrait session may be photographed in studio, at your favorite location or in the comfort of your home. There are also many beautiful spots in and around the Newburyport area that we can recommend.

Studio Sessions

Studio sessions are currently limited to 6-7 people depending on your specific situation. Prints are additional. Please use the Contact form to request a downloadable and printable PDF of our detailed information.

Base fee – $300 + tax

Location Sessions

Location sessions are photographed within a 15 mile radius of Newburyport and include up to 20 people depending on your specific situation. Prints are additional. Please use the Contact form to a downloadable and printable PDF of our detailed information.

base fee – $350 + tax

High School Senior Portraits

Please email us at greg@sweethavenseniors.com for a downloadable and printable PDF of our detailed information. We offer 3 packages starting at $175.00.

Base Fee – $175

FAQ's

When is the sitting fee due?

Your session fee is due in advance at the time of booking and is nonrefundable.

We accept cash, checks and credit cards.

What should we expect?

We take a comfortable, easy approach to photo sessions. Our goal is to capture carefully crafted images side by side with happy surprises as we move through our shoot. You'll find it a relaxing, enjoyable, low-stress experience.

How should we dress?

It's a good idea to have more than one change of clothes (solid colors & earth tones always work best). Include some fun stuff like big boots, wild socks, ballet costumes or crazy hats. The favorite outfit that your child loves may be a sweet reminder of this precious time.

Where will our photo shoot take place?

Photo shoots can take place in the studio at 25 Inn St. in downtown Newburyport or at a location of your choice. With some children, we find that they feel more comfortable in and around their own home or somewhere outdoors.

Who should attend the photo shoot?

It's a good plan to keep the number of adults to a minimum. Too many "big" people can distract us from the connection we need to make

Do you work in B&W?

Yes. We photograph with high end professional digital cameras. These cameras capture a wide range of information that includes both color and B&W.

Do you retouch photographs?

Yes. Retouching is included on all prints you order at no additional charge, although some restrictions apply.

Do you provide hair styling and makeup?

We HIGHLY recommend you get your hair and makeup done by a professional stylist just before your session so you can look your very best. Makeup is an important component on how your finished photos will look. If you don’t know a stylist, we work with an independent hair and makeup stylist from Newburyport who will come to the studio and give you her undivided attention for your session. This is a big plus for you as your hair and makeup will remain fresh for your entire session. The cost for this optional service varies depending on the stylist available and is paid directly to the stylist. If you want to do your own makeup, here is a link to a step-by-step makeup guide from foundation to lipgloss, www.makeupgeek.com. We also suggest that you not try anything new with your hair before your session. Stay with the color and style you are comfortable with.

What happens in the case of inclement weather?

Your portrait session will be rescheduled for the next available date agreed upon, unless it's an inside session.

Do I have to order prints through you?

Yes. In order for us to maintain a high level of quality, it is important that we control the reproduction of our work.

When do we pay for prints?

Because of the custom nature of print orders, full payment is due at the time of your order.

Do you offer flat cards, greeting cards, coffee table books or other press printed items?

Yes. Please ask for specific pricing on these items.

May we change our print order once it has been placed?

In some cases yes, although once the file preparation process has begun, you may be subject to a surcharge.

What if I would like to purchase volume copies of a single image at a single size?

We are happy to accommodate your requests. Please contact us for specific prices.

Do you archive (save) all the images you shoot?

No. Only the images presented to you in your Client Gallery and the images ordered will be saved to our archives. However, we offer no guarantee that they will be available at a future date, even though we have multiple backup copies and do everything possible to insure the security of our backups.

Do you sell your files?

We do not sell our files. In order for us to maintain a high level of quality, it is important that we control the reproduction of our work.

What about copyright?

All images are copyright ©Greg Nikas, and may not be copied, scanned, reproduced in any manor or used for commercial purposes without permission and additional payment.

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