About Me - shutterbug94549

My name is Shelly and I am a shoot and burn event & portrait photographer living in Lafayette, CA.   This means I shoot for you, then deliver to you what I capture that is useable. You have ownership and printing rights to those images and I do not watermark them.

I love what I do and enjoy making people feel at ease in front of the camera. I also specialize in photographing children with special needs and children who have an aversion to looking at the camera or relating to others. 

Thank you for taking a look at my website and I look forward to photographing for you. Please scroll down to see all pricing information before getting in touch. To get in touch, please click on the "Contact Me" tab at the top of the page. 


Shutterbug94549 Pricing List – 2019

My rate - $350/hour

Sliding scale pricing available for small businesses upon request. 

Types of photo sessions I offer:

MINI SESSION MEET UP  - A mini session meet up is where a client elects to host me in their private home or a park near their home, where they and a group of their friends sign up for mini sessions that day. I shoot the host's family for half price if they get a minimum of 3 other families to sign up for $200/ea on that same day. Or I will shoot their family for free if they get 5 or more families to sign up that day for $175/ea. Each session lasts 15-20 min, I shoot unlimited during our time together, you have ownership and printing rights to all images, and an online, password protected, downloadable gallery that is hosted in perpetuity/never expires. Prints are also available from your gallery and are sent directly to your home if you order. If you'd like to book, please call me: 415-235-8600 or email me: shutterbug94549@gmail.com.


A micro-mini session is a 10-15 minute session for people who simply want a half dozen images, same day. Cost is $300 flat rate. They are shot only here at my home studio in Lafayette, CA. You show up camera ready, I shoot, we're done in under 15 minutes. I turn your images around by that evening. No fuss, no waiting. This is not for families with large, difficult to manage groups, with tricky family pets or children ages 1.5-5 yrs old who might need a bit more time to get acclimated. This is for those of you who just need photos and need them done now. You have ownership and printing rights to all images I deliver to you via online gallery.

Mini Sessions at my Home studio in Lafayette: $200

15-20 min - session minimum of a dozen high resolution, .jpeg images you have ownership/printing rights to your photos. Photos are delivered within a week of our time together. Samples of images taken at my studio space can be seen by clicking here.

Family photo session at my home studio in Lafayette:  $300

30-45 min -  session minimum of a dozen high resolution, .jpeg images you have ownership/printing rights to your photos. Photos are delivered within a week of our time together. Samples of images taken at my studio space can be seen by clicking here.

Family session meet up: - $400

30-45 min session. Mutually agreed upon location in Lamorinda (Lafayette Reservoir, Briones, Heather Farms, Borges etc) minimum of a dozen, high resolution .jpeg images you have ownership/printing rights to your photos, delivered in an online gallery with free downloads. 

Photos are delivered within a week of our time together.

Family Photos - House calls - $500

45-60 min session Photos taken at or around your home in the Lamorinda area, minimum of 2 dozen high resolution .jpeg images you have ownership/printing rights to your photos. 

Photos are delivered within a week of our time together.

Family Photos - House calls - Not in the Lamorinda/Contra Costa area:

Same as above but add a $100 travel fee for locations up to 1 hour drive out of the area, or for people out of the Bay Area, you cover my travel expenses. Email for details.

45-60 min session Photos taken at or around your home, minimum of 2 dozen high resolution .jpeg images you have ownership/printing rights to your photos. 

Photos are delivered within a week of our time together.

Other Services:

1. High School Senior Photos – Includes a pre-session phone call or email consultation to discuss details and wardrobe. Shots can be taken in studio and/or outdoors. Location of your choosing. Priced by the hour at $250/hr. 1-2 hours = up to 4 outfits, 2-3 hours = 5-6 outfits. No session fees. Can include more than one senior if wanted (no more than 2). BFF photo sessions priced the same.

2. Life Cycle & Religious Ceremony Photography - Do you have a child with a baptism, first communion, confirmation, bar or bat mitzvah coming up? Hire me to cover all aspects of this special event priced hourly with a one hour minimum. Includes unlimited formal and candid portraits before and after the ceremony, reception & party photos, ownership of all digital images, an online gallery of photos. Photo books are available for an additional cost.

Fewer than 4 hrs of time needed: $450/hr

4 hours of shooting time: $1700

5 hours of shooting time: $2000

For those needing more than 5 hours of time: $2000 plus an additional $200/hr above 5 hours of time. Photo album included at the 5 hour level. Additional photo books are an additional cost and vary in size and price from 8x6 - 12x12, $75-$500 depending on size and type.

To inquire about booking your date, please email: shutterbug94549@gmail.com

3. Head Shots - Need some updated head shots for your online profile, business cards or other professional settings? Sample headshots and pricing can be seen by clicking here.

4. Pregnancy & Newborn Photography – Don’t let this special time of life pass you by. Schedule time to take pregnancy photos any time after you begin showing. Newborn photos are scheduled around the time of your due date and will be taken anywhere within the first 10 days of life when baby is still very sleepy all the time.

a. Pregnancy/Maternity & Newborn session photos: This includes an hour of time shooting both posed and candid shots either outdoors or indoors at my studio while you are pregnant. May include spouses, partners or friends. Then at least another hour of time of indoor shots in your home or at my studio of your baby in a variety of poses with props as well as shots with mom and dad/partner/family if desired. This includes ownership of all digital images and an online gallery.  Price: $750

b. Newborn-only session photos: Includes 2 hours of time, unlimited photos, online gallery, ownership of images.  Please schedule your baby's photos to be taken within the first 12 days of life so please book in your 2nd or 3rd trimester. Price: $500

5. Pet Photography – Schedule an hour of time for me to either accompany you on a walk with your dog or to visit you at home to take photos of him/her and you together . You get an online gallery of images and ownership of digital images to do with as you see fit.

6. Event Photography -  Unlimited candid and posed shots of your  party or special event up to 3 hours of time.   Price: 1 hr = $250, 2 hours $450,  3 hours =$600

7. Wedding Photography- For detailed pricing information, click here or visit my sister site: www.everlastingcommitment.com Prices range from $2,000-$6,000.

8. Boudoir or Dudoir PhotographyIn studio boudoir style photography begins at $250/hour. On location boudoir style photography is priced at $350/hour. Email me for more specifics.

Details/The Fine Print


Included in all packages is basic editing of images such as: color correcting, black & white conversion, cropping and sharpening. Special request editing such as head swapping, imaging merging, blemish/wrinkle & eye bag removal, skin softening and “virtual facials” for acne or any other major editing is done in addition to package prices at the rate of $300/hour. An estimate of editing time needed will be given to you once your gallery is delivered and you've had a chance to look at your photos. While I strive to deliver the highest quality of service possible to all my clients, I do reserve the right to decline certain additional special request editing.

Booking: Send an email to shutterbug94549@gmail.com or give a call to (415) 235-8600 to see if the date you desire is available. Please indicate:

1) what type of photography you want

2) what location you hope to shoot in

3) how many people will be involved

Deposits: You will be asked at the time of booking to pay a non-refundable* deposit towards the full price of your session. (*non refundable if you cancel within 7 days of your shoot date). Amount depends on the price of the service you are requesting.

Reshooting: Once we have begun shooting I will make a point to show you the images we are getting as we go along to make sure you are happy with the outcome. I may also ask you to indicate which images you "love" by rating them, this gives me an idea of what your preferences are. If you end off your session with me, happy with your images, but then get home and look over your images once delivered and still aren't happy with them, not because of photographer error, but because of style or look or other factors beyond the photographers control, I will gladly rebook you at 1/2 the price of your original session. If all you need is a ONE shot retake, that will be rebooked for free. 

For weddings and mitzvahs, a non-refundable reservation fee of 50% of your total package price is due upon booking of session time in order to hold that spot for you and your party. Payment can be sent via check or PayPal.  Forms of payment accepted: Cash, personal checks (made to: Shelly Hamalian) or PayPal payments (made to: shutterbug94549@gmail.com). The remainder of your session fee is due in full on the day your photos are taken.

Small Business Sliding Scale Pricing

$350 - 1 hour, $675 - 2hrs, $975 - 3 hrs, $1250 - 4 hrs, $1500 - 5 hrs


Flush mount, hard cover, cameo window add on ($10), drop ship to your home ($5)

Standard Photo Album Pricing:

1. Standard album size 8"x6", minimum 8 pages (16 sides) = $50 + $15 S&H = $65, $6/addn'l page up to 25 pages (50 sides)

2. Standard album size 8"x11", minimum 8 pages (16 sides)  = $70 + $25 S&H = $95, $10/addn'l page up to 35 pages max (70 sides).

Custom Photo Album Pricing:

8" x 6" = $75-----> $7.50 per page for each additional page

8" x 11" = $105 -----> $11.50 per page for each additional page


Forms of payment accepted are:


Checks (no postdating) made to me: Shelly Hamalian


Charge via PayPal:  shutterbug94549@gmail.com   

or  Venmo:  @Shelly-Hamalian

This price list subject to change at any time. Thank you and I look forward to working with you to create and capture some beautiful images.


1051 Oak Knoll Rd.

Lafayette, CA 94549

(415) 235-8600


Print Pricing

Prints and other products can be ordered directly from your online gallery. They are created and shipped from Bay Photo Lab which is a local professional printing lab that I prefer. All your prints will be sent to you directly from their lab. Prints, canvases, float wraps, matboard, standouts are some of the items they offer.   They have standard, non-standard and panoramic sizes available. Prices are set as follows:


4x6 = $0.74

5x7 = $1.15

8x10 = $2.20

8x12 = $3.80

10x15 = $4.40

11x14 = $4.40

12x18 = $6.30

16 x 20 = $14.50

16 x 24 - 30x40 = $21.25 - $55.80

Giclee Canvas (wrapped)
5x7 = $50 to 40x60 = $365

Float Wraps

8x10 = $26.75  up to 20x30 = $95.75

All prices can be seen in your finished gallery.