What To Expect From Your Gatlinburg Or Pigeon Forge Photography Session:
A fun photography session with one of our experienced Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge photographers PLUS the high resolution digital versions of ALL of your photos with a print release so you can make your own prints wherever you want, whenever you want.
Download your high resolution digital images with print release from your online proof gallery approximately 2 – 3 days after your session. Your gallery will remain online for a year. You can view or download them as many times as you want during that year.
You are under no obligation to purchase prints or products from us, but if you choose to do so, you’ll receive discounted prices. (Click here for our print price list)
If you choose one of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park location options, your photographer will contact you prior to your session to discuss exactly where to meet.
$150 retainer due at time of booking. Balance due on day of session.
Families of 5 or less: $375
6 – 10 People: $450
11 – 20 People: $525
21-30 People: $600
How long is a session?
Our sessions last between 45 and 90 minutes, depending on the number of people, the location of your session, and the number of poses you want. We will ALWAYS make sure you get all of the poses you want as well as plenty of candid, fun shots! We don’t watch the clock. Our goal is to make sure you get exactly what you want!
How many images will I receive in my gallery?
Every session is different. The number of images depends on you! We love candid shots, so the more fun you have during your session, the more pictures you’ll receive in your gallery. Generally, there will be close to or more than 100 images, but we can’t guarantee that. A safe estimate would be anywhere between 75 and 150.
Will my images be edited?
We have a natural, minimal editing style. Your images will be tweaked to display the best exposure and white balance. Additional editing for skin touch-up, blemish removal, etc. is available for a small fee.
What’s the difference between Mountain Escape and other photographers?
No Limits: Other photographers may spend 30 to 60 minutes with you, but only give you 10 or 15 final images. We don’t think that’s fair! A good photographer will take a lot more than 10 or 15 good pictures in that time frame, so why only give you a few of them? We don’t limit the number of pictures you’ll receive in your proof gallery. In addition to “posed” shots, we also like to capture candid, fun moments. We know you want to see those shots, so they’ll be included in your gallery. The more fun you have during your photography session, the more shots you’ll get in your proof gallery!
View at your convenience: You have places to go and things to do while you’re on vacation. The last thing you want to do is spend part of your vacation sitting in a photographer’s office or listening to a “sales pitch” from someone trying to sell you an expensive package. With our online proofing system, you can view your proofs and order your prints whenever it’s convenient for you. If you have questions, just call or email us any time and we’ll be happy to help. So get out and enjoy the rest of your vacation!
Quick Turnaround: Your online gallery will be available approximately 2-3 days after your session. You’ll be able to download your high resolution digital images directly from the online gallery. You do not have to wait for a CD or flash drive to arrive in the mail. You’ll be able to download them as soon as the gallery is available. Then you can forward the gallery notification email to family members so they can also view and download your pictures. No more passing a CD around between family members! If you choose to order prints from us, we’ll process the order and have your prints shipped in about 48 hours, so they’ll arrive at your door about a week after placing the order. If you need them even faster, we offer expedited shipping for an additional fee. (Note: Specialty items such as canvas gallery wraps, books, and wood prints take slightly longer for processing)
Experienced photographers: All of our photographers have years of experience working with families and couples. When we’re not working with a client, we’re working together to learn from the other members of our team to make every photographer a BETTER photographer. We are a network of creatives who love to share ideas and learn from each other.