About your session

Session pricing includes client consultation, studio preparation when needed, time and talent to photograph you and the hand editing of your images.

A  minimum purchase of 10 images is required with each booked session 

Studio newborn, in home newborn and milestone sessions are held m-f, at 10am, all weekend appointments with the exception of fresh 48 sessions are an additional $100.

Fresh 48 sessions are photographed Mon-Fri and are subject to an additonal $100 weekend unless your hospital stay lands on only a Saturday or Sunday. For instance if you are in the hospital for 2 days and it lands on Saturday or Sunday, of course there is no additional charge. However, if you have a 5 day stay that goes through the weekend, there is additional charge should you want a Saturday or Sunday appointment. All fresh 48 sessions are done at 10am in the morning. 

Prices are subject to change at any time. Once you have booked your session, pricing is locked in for 6 months. If you do not have your session for any reason within 6 months, current pricing applies

Prices effective November 1, 2018

Tara Price Photography is located in the heart of Festus, Missouri but serves all of Jefferson County, and the surrounding St. Louis areas


How does it work?

1. Select your session date, and pay your session fee to hold a date or tentative due date.

**Weekend appointments are an additional $100***

2. Choose your digital collection and pay at the time of your session. We will work together to come up with a plan of what images speak the most to you and work to capture what you love.

3. You have two options, view on a gallery and choose any additional images or come in, view and choose your digitals, add digitals or any art you wish.

Additional prints, products and digital images are available for purchase.


Studio or Sunset Maternity -

*Complimentary when booked with a fresh 48 or newborn session* Digital Collections are a separate purchase 

I love capturing your family as it grows. We can do this outside or in my studio. My family photography style is natural and lifestyle in nature. I want to authentically capture who you are with each other as your family is growing

  • 45-60 minutes, in studio or outdoor, on location, at sunset
  • Outdoor maternity sessions are available April, May, Sept, Oct & Nov
  • parents and siblings included

Fresh 48 - $150

*Session fee is waived when booked with a newborn session.* Does not include prints, products or digital images. See pricing below.

My favorite! I come to you within the first few hours of your new little one arriving. I aim to capture your family spending precious moments at the hospital. I’ll capture yawns, cries, holding and kissing as well as big brothers and sisters meeting or spending time with your new baby.

  • 45-60 minutes, in hospital
  • siblings and parents 
  • capturing lifestyle moments as well as details, toes, fingers, yawns, etc
  • As I am on call for your due date, I only take a certain # of bookings. 


Whether you want me to come to you or you to me, I’ve got the session for you. My style is largely lifestyle and “unposed”. “Unposed” just means I will guide you into a place, and then capture authentic lifestlye moments for you as they unfold.

I have a studio full of props and back drop fabrics, ranging in colors that are mainly more neutral in color.  As an artist, I do have a particular style and you’ll see it thoughout all of my work. As newborn photography is such an important life milestone to document, I encourage you to find a newborn photographer whose work 100% speaks to your personal style if mine does not.

Additionally, while I do backdrops and props with newborn poses, my newborn sessions are moving more into “unposing” and are very baby led.  That just means a less stressful session for everyone. We take cues from your baby and capture what he or she is happy doing. I personally feel like full newborn sessions shouldn’t exceed about 2.5 hours as everyone starts to get exhausted and it can lead to stress on you and your new little baby. Each newborn photographer is different and has their own unique perspective on doing newborn sessions. This has just been my personal experience in the past 7 years of photographing newborns.

All of this is to say, if you are wanting to capture a list of very specific and exact poses, I am perhaps not the photographer for you. If you are looking for a beautifully captured session full of moments and little details, I am the perfect photographer for you!

Home LIfestyle Newborn - $150

*Does not include prints, products or digital images. See pricing below *

Do real moments speak to you? Babies posed on a backdrop not your thing? Do you want someone to come to you during the stressful first few weeks your baby is home? Well, I love to do that. I will spend our session capturing your sweet moments with your new baby and family, kissing, holding, feeding, awake or asleep

  • 60-90 minutes in the comfort of your home
  • No backdrop posing or props, just beautiful lifestyle portraits in your home
  • parents and siblings included
  • travel fee applies 35 miles from 63028

Studio Lifestyle Newborn - $100

*Does not include prints, products or digital images. See pricing below*

Do real moments speak to you? Are you wanting to make sure and capture family during this special time? Babies posed on a backdrop not your thing, but the thought of someone coming to your home feels stressful? Well we can do all the “unposed” moments right in my studio. I will spend our session capturing you and your new baby and family, kissing, holding, feeding, awake or asleep

  • 60 minute in studio session
  • capturing a mix of natural settings with new baby and family, feeding time, awake or asleep
  • No backdrop posing or props, just natural, beautiful lifestlye portraits
  • parents and siblings included


*Does not include prints, products or digital images.See pricing below*

Is your goal to make sure just baby is captured?  This may be the session for you. Baby is wrapped if fussy and moving and we will also incoportate natural poses as well.

  • 60 minute studio session
  • baby only
  • one to two portrait settings -a mix of posed and minimal posing, whatever baby allows
  • capturing all the little details: lips, fingers, toes, lashes


*Does not include prints, products or digital images. See pricing below*

This session includes parents and siblings in the studio. We will photograph a mixture of largely lifestyle or unposed portraits with the addition of as many posed shots as baby allows 

  • Up to 2.5 hours
  • Parents and siblings included
  • Baby featured on backdrops and in props
  • Making sure to capture all the little details: lips, fingers, toes, lashes

Digital Collections

Before your session begins, you will choose your image collection and pay that at your session. 

10 Digital Images     $200

20 Digital Images     $300

Your entire gallery   $400





Your baby will change so much in that first year. Don’t miss any of it! Save when you do multiple sessions. A very easy way to break your sessions cost up!

Here’s how it works:

Pay your session fee on your newborn  or fresh 40 session to hold your due date.

Then, at your newborn session pay your chosen digital package and also prepay the 4 month session fee. Before you leave, make your appointment for 4 months.

At your 4 month session, pay your chosen digital package and  your 8 month session fee.  Make your 8 month appointment.

At your 8 month session, pay for your digital package and your 12 month session fee is waived,  Make your 12 month appointment.

You have the option to do this with any four sessions from maternity through 12 months (cake smash session additional-please inquire). Sessions included are:

  • fresh 48
  • in home lifestyle, studio lifestyle, studio petite or studio signature newborn
  • 4 month, 8 month, 12 month sessions