The Session - Tonya Hurter Photography


Portrait Sessions

I do family & maternity sessions outdoors.  My studio in Morrisville is used for headshots, dancers, maternity, and can be used for portrait sessions too.  I lead my clients through gentle posing that helps them become comfortable so that I can capture them close, authentic, and natural.  

Digital & Prints

All sessions include the digital images for you to download. Prints are optional to purchase. The high resolution, hand-edited digital images are delivered 3-4 weeks after the session in a beautiful online gallery for you to share with your family and friends who live near and far. 

Session Time

Family sessions run from 45-60 minutes. As a mom of three, with one of them being a busy toddler, I completely understand that "littles" run on a completely different time frame with a completely different agenda than we adults do. I try my best to make it fun and don't be surprised if you see the sillier side of me. My goal is to connect with your kids and your family and if I have to do a silly dance or leap like a frog, I just might do that.  If you would like a longer session, please ask!


For more information on the session prices, you can visit this page

Where

Family and portrait sessions are done on location.  I also have a full studio where you can do your headshots, fine art portraits, and specially styled portrait sessions.  Here are a few locations that I love to take my clients to.   Please feel free to make a suggestion or if you have a place that's special to your family.  I will need to approve to make sure that it is legal and safe for the session.  

Bond Park, Cary

North Cary Park, Cary

Carpenter Farm Supply, Morrisville

American Tobacco District, Downtown Durham
Historic Oakview Park Site, Raleigh

JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh

Contemporary Art Museum

Downtown Area, Raleigh
Sears Farm Road Park, Cary


*Any permit fees will be paid by the client if the permit has not already been acquired by THP.


Family Session Prep Guide - HERE





What to Wear

Check out this Pinterest link for some beautiful color ideas for your clothing.  I strongly discourage reds, oranges, and magenta as that color has the tendency to splash red all over the skin of the people they are standing next to.  

For family photos, I encourage my clients to not put more than one pattern in the family as patterns can become overwhelming.  Pick some complimentary colors on the color wheel and have fun with it!  


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