Simple, All Inclusive Pricing

I do not want you to have to choose your favorite images or restrict the images that I select for your gallery. My goal is to provide you with a collection of images that speak to your family and the season of life that you are in.

All sessions include a brief "get to know you" questionnaire and access to my online styling service. This will help save you time deciding on outfits and ensure you feel and look your best!


Sessions include the on-location session experience, professionally edited digital images, a private online gallery, and high resolution digital files to keep for life and print as you see fit. Your viewing gallery will allow immediate access to your photos via a direct download, easy sharing with family & friends, and simple ordering of professional prints & products.


You will also have the option to add-on a custom luxury album. Leave the design to me! I want to make it easy for you to have something tangible from your session. Wall art is great for your favorite images and an album is a great as a keepsake for many images.

Family Session

Full All Inclusive Session:

• 1 -1.5 hour on location or in-home
• Wardrobe styling assistance
• Private online gallery of 40+ images
• High resolution images in both color and b&w
• Easy ordering of professional print products
• Mobile viewing gallery


Lifestyle Newborn

Full All Inclusive Session:

• 2 hour in-home session
• Wardrobe styling assistance
• Private online gallery of 40+ images
• High resolution images in both color and b&w
• Easy ordering of professional print products
• Mobile viewing gallery


Petite Maternity

Add On to Newborn Session:

•30-45 minute on location or in-home
• Wardrobe styling assistance
• Private online gallery of 15+ images
• High resolution images in both color and b&w
• Easy ordering of professional print products
• Mobile viewing gallery


The Session Experience

My goal is to take the stress out of family photography for you.

A session with Burlap & Pearls Photography is fun, laid back, and meaningful. My style focuses on capturing your unique family connection and dynamic. We will spend our time making memories and having fun instead of begging children to sit and look at the camera. When you look back at your photos, I want you to remember what this time in your life felt like. I try to capture interesting details - from fun twirling shots, to gorgeous eye lashes, to baby curls and chubby toddler hands.


Family sessions usually take place outdoors a couple hours before sunset. However, some families choose to have their session in their own home. Either is great! We will work together to decide on the location that best suits your family.


Newborn sessions take place in the comfort of your home. The focus will be on the simple beauty of your newborn and the natural moments you share as a family. You will remember what it is like to have a baby, not just what the baby looks like. These sessions typical occur in the first 3 weeks after birth.

Additional Options & Considerations

  • Add-on a custom luxury album to your package for an additional $125.

  • All purchases, including the above packages, do not include 6% Michigan sales tax.

  • A non-refundable retainer of $200 is due upon booking. The balance is due the week of your booked session.

  • Cash, credit & debit cards are accepted for payment.

  • Sessions take place within 40 miles of zip code 48390. Travel is available, please inquire.

  • Sessions are weather permitting. If the photographer decides the weather is not appropriate, the session will be rescheduled.

  • Pricing subject to change without notice unless a signed contract and deposit have been received.


Why choose Burlap & Pearls Photography?

My goal is take the stress out of family photography for you. Taking photos can be intimidating. I want this to be an easy and enjoyable experience. Over time I have had a chance to develop a process that takes the focus off the traditional "sit & smile" approach and instead gets everyone moving and interacting.

Here are some ways I accomplish that:
- simple, all inclusive pricing where you do not have to spend time deciding which images you want
- streamlined process and communications to get you booked and ready for your session
- styling help with a free online styling service
- fun & laid back sessions
- ability to order prints and professional products directly from your gallery

Your photographs will become part of your legacy. Your children will love seeing their faces change over the years. Investing in photography is a great gift you can give your family that will be treasured for years to come. I think photography IS important, but it doesn't need to be stressful!

What kind of photographer are you?

My work has been described as organic, natural, and unique. As your photographer, I will provide a generous gallery of images that can be displayed in your home as pieces of art or archived in a custom album to be treasured for generations. These photographs will be an investment in your family history. Images from your session often tell a story, capturing a treasured moment in time. I will not try to make you look perfect, stiff, or unnatural. I am not after that "one" shot with everyone looking at the camera and smiling. I may get some with everyone looking and smiling, but it isn't the only goal of the session.

Where are you located?

I am located in Walled Lake, Michigan. I serve the Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor areas; including Novi, West Bloomfield, Farmington Hills, Commerce, Wixom, Milford, Plymouth, Northville, Canton, and Livonia.

Sessions take place within 40 miles of zip code 48390. Travel is available for areas outside this radius, please inquire.

How far out are you booked?

I typically book one to three months in advance, but cancellations do occasionally happen. I limit the number of sessions I book each month so that I can continue to provide a high level of service and timely delivery of your images. Please reach out as soon as possible!

If you are interested in newborn portraits, please inquire while you are pregnant. Already delivered? No problem. I try to leave openings in my schedule for last minute newborn sessions.

How do I book a session with you, Sarah?

I am so glad you asked! Just use the "BOOK A SESSION" button at the bottom of the page or click the "CONTACT" link from the navigation menu. Fill out the contact form and I will be in touch!

How much does all of this cost?

Pricing is all-inclusive. You pay one price for ALL of the digital files. Total cost is $525 for family sessions, $625 for newborn sessions, and $325 for my petite maternity session (only available when booking with a newborn session). A $200 retainer is due when booking to secure your session date.

Do I receive digital images to keep?

Photographs grow in value over time and become family treasures. I know the importance of archiving and saving digital images. I offer one simple, all-inclusive collection where you receive all the high resolution digital files delivered via direct download and a print release. A minimum of 40 digital files will be available to you (but usually there are more!) in both color and black and white. I also include an option to add-on a custom album from your session. The final image gallery will also have the option to buy prints, wall art, and boutique products.

What is the custom luxury album add-on?

I love families to have something tangible after their photo session. The album is professional, lay-flat 8x8 album with a linen cover of your choice. A variety of images will fit in the album. It's great to see them come to life in print, leave the design to me!

These albums sell for $175; you can purchase for $125 at time of booking as a package upgrade!

When & How Will we receive our photos?

Post-processing is the most time intensive part of your shoot. You will receive your images in a private gallery within 4 weeks of your session. Your gallery will provide immediate access to digital download. This gallery will also provide you with easy online shopping of professional prints and products.

Where & When will my session be held?

I am a natural light, on-location photographer and shoot in urban areas, fields, parks, and around historic buildings. Together we will choose the perfect location for your session. Some families choose their own home for the session. Sessions are held 1-2 hours before sunset. The exact time will vary depending on the season, the location, and how many people we are photographing.

Newborn sessions are typically held at your home. I prefer to photograph newborns within the first 3 weeks of life. Sessions usually start at 10:00AM.

What should I wear?

The days of "matchy matchy" clothing are gone. You want your clothing to coordinate, not match. Think neutrals with layers, textures, and simple patterns. Avoid bright colors, logos, and graphics. Also make sure the clothing fits, especially with young children. Your session will include my online styling service to help you decide on colors that work with your family. You can use this tool to purchase needed items or help decide on some clothing you already own.

Do you offer mini sessions?

No; mini-sessions are not conducive to my style. I am not after that one great shot but rather a collection of images for lifelong appreciation.

Do you sell Albums, Prints, & Wall Art?

Yes, I sell a variety of professional grade print products. Gift prints, canvases, custom albums, unique gifts, etc. These are available for direct purchase from your viewing gallery. I am happy to help you with ideas and sizes as well!

I also offer a custom luxury album for $175; you can purchase this for $125 at the time of booking as a package upgrade!

Can I cancel or Reschedule?

Once booked all retainers are non-refundable, as I am holding the date & availability for you.

If you need to reschedule your session, your retainer can be applied to a new date if 48 hours advance notice is given.

If you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, your session needs to be rescheduled. Please contact me ASAP after you are aware of exposure and we will reschedule your session accordingly.

What Happens if it rains?

If your shoot date & time gets rained out, we can select an alternative location or we can reschedule for another date/time that fits your schedule. I will usually make a rain call at a minimum of 3 hours ahead of time. But, this is Michigan and some amount of flexibility is always necessary. The weather can change fast!


Metro Detroit; including Ann Arbor, Commerce, Farmington Hills, Milford,

Novi, Northville, Plymouth, Walled Lake, Wixom, and West Bloomfield