What to expect at your photo session

When I first arrive, whether at your home or desired location, I want to get to know you and your family so everyone is comfortable and so any special accommodations or needs can be met.  Sessions last anywhere from 1-3 hours depending on the number of people, age of children, etc.  It is best to have children rested, fed and happy so planning the session time around nap times is best so they are in the upmost spirits when it comes time to shine.

What to wear

Nothing says great photos like bright, bold and solid colors.  Try to avoid clothing with logos or large prints.  Children’s photos are great with bright color palettes and pattern/texture varieties.  Accessories, like hats, bows and headbands are always that little something extra that make your photos pop.

Couples and families should wear coordinating colors, but not all the same color is necessary.  You can pick a palette you want to work with and have fun with it and feel free to bring multiple outfits to choose from to give your photos more variety.

Seniors pick 3-5 favorite outfits and don’t forget all your favorite accessories (jewelry, scarves, hats, sunglasses, purses, etc.).  These photos are supposed to be a fun way to show who you are and let your personality shine so you can leave a lasting impression on your road to becoming an adult.

Maternity sessions are precious times you will never forget.  Neutral tones and blacks and whites are always great.  Any baby items you want to include in the photos that represent the little unborn angel are also great!  We want your maternity photos to scream peaceful, calm, soothing and most of all beautiful, glowing mommy to be!

Newborn Sessions

Newborn sessions should be done within the first 5-10 days of your new baby being home from the hospital.  Starting the session right before babies feeding and nap time is perfect because sleeping newborns are always the cutest and most cooperative.  Its amazing how many adorable smiles and faces you can get from a sleeping baby.  It is important to keep the area quiet, warm and cozy and take feeding/changing breaks when needed.

The attire for newborns is pretty basic, bare is better and blankets and hats make great props.  If mom and dad are getting photos with the new baby black or white shirts with jeans works well.  Keeping it casual always works well.

When can you view/order your photos

Photos usually take no longer than 2 weeks to be made available for viewing.  You will be able to view them through the Client Proofing tab of the website and place orders as well with the shopping cart feature.

Your custom photography session with Morgan Ellis Photography will provide you with the opportunity to purchase prints and products that you will treasure for years to come.  I believe in providing the best quality service for an affordable price so that more people can afford to capture their memories on camera and feel that when special events arise, that they can afford to make it memorable with custom photography.  That is why I do not require a minimum purchase for products or prints…..order as much or as little as you would like or purchase a disc with full copy right release of your images to do whatever you would like.

Session Fee

When you book your session, a deposit of $50 is due at the time of booking to reserve your date.  The session fee of $150 includes up to 2 hours of session time with 3-4 outfit changes and meeting within a 20 miles radius of Clermont, Florida at your home or desired outdoor location. Longer sessions will be prorated at the rate of $75 per hour.  The session fee does not include any prints or digital images or specialty products.  There are several great park and waterfront areas that are wonderful for pictures here in Central Florida.  If you live outside of this area we would still be more than happy to accommodate your photography needs, just contact me and we can make arrangements. A release form will be signed by all persons being photographed (parents of minors) so that copyright release can be given for use of the photos on the Morgan Ellis Photography website and so you are able to print them through your local printing company.

For newborn sessions, please notify me as soon as your little bundle of joy arrives so we can make arrangements to capture those special moments within the first week your baby is home.

You can expect your photos for viewing on our website within 2 weeks of your session date.  They will be available for your viewing within the Client Proofing section.  They will be available online for 2 weeks in order to give you time to decide what you would like to order.  After this 2 week period they will be archived and there will be a $50 fee to repost them to the website.


Prints are sent to a professional lab and developed on the highest quality photographic paper.  They are sprayed with lustre coating and you are also given the option to have your photos mounted on matboard for an additional fee (this is only recommended for larger prints).  Prints can be ordered in almost any size.

Specialty Products

Please contact me for sizing and prices on specialty products

Gallery Wrap Canvas – Printed on canvas, wrapped 1.5” width wooden stretcher frame, ready to hang

Gallery Mounted Standouts – High quality photographic paper print mounted to 1.5” thick Gatorfoam board, black or white trim around edges, lustre coating optional

Pre-assembled Albums – Available in 10, 24 or 40 pages from a 4×6 size to 10×10 size, black leather cover, lustre coating optional

Greeting Cards/Announcements – 4×8 with vertical or horizontal orientation, 4×6 image, envelopes included, hundreds of templates to choose from

Wall Clings – Small and large wall clings available, photo tex material, backed with low tack adhesive, 7” circle size up to 72×48 rectangle

Proof Portfolios – Vertical or horizontal orientation, white or black background, 4, 6, 8, or 12 images per page, spiral binding, sizes 8×10 or 10×13

Keychains/Magnets – Keychains size 1.75”x2.5” (includes casing), image printed on both sides.  Magnets 3”x4.5” and 2”3.5”

Custom USB Drive with digital images

Digital images with full copyright release are also available for purchase through digital download and custom USB drive in addition to any prints or specialty products you would like to order.

*The session fee is for one family, if multiple families are being photographed a fee is charged for each family.

*Maternity sessions are with the mom and dad to be and any children they may have.

*Newborn sessions are with mom and dad, new baby and immediate family members.