Pay-What-You-Can Photography

Photography for all - all people at all times in life

Everyone deserves quality professional photography to capture these moments of life - whether we're capturing everyday moments or celebrating something special! With Light Creative, you choose the price point that feels right for you.

Each collection offered includes your session and a certain number of photo art credits. I include photo art with all of my sessions, because I believe that photos and memories come alive when you can hold them in your hands. Read more about that here. The photo art we offer is ordered through a professional printing lab, beautifully made to last a lifetime. 

Looking for pay-what-you-can wedding photography? See basic info on the Invest page, and contact me to chat about detailed wedding collection options!


Photography Session Collections

Step 1: Choose the collection that feels right for you, based on your financial & photo art needs. The prices listed are suggested amounts.

If the suggested amount feels like a good fit, pay the suggested amount.

If you are able to pay more than the suggested amount listed, please consider paying it forward by adding a tip when you pay your invoice! Tips help the business succeed in our mission and provide photography services & photo art for those who would typically not be able to afford professional photography.

For example: You choose the Marigold Collection at $200 because that fits in your budget and you would like photo art valued at 2 credits. You choose to pay $250 because you believe in our mission and would like to contribute $50 to someone else’s session and photo art. (Thanks!)

If you feel you need to pay less than than the lowest amount listed below, please contact me so we can work something out! I understand that professional photography is not an expense everyone can afford, and not everyone is able to save up for a session, either. I strive to make my photography services accessible to everyone. Please don’t hesitate to reach out.

View our current photography collections here:

Photo Art Menu

Step 2: View the credit value of all the photo art options you have. Before or after your session, customize your collection by choosing the photo art you want based on the collection & credit level you chose. You can choose to use all your photo art credits for 1 piece or up to 3 different pieces of photo art.

For example: The Marigold Collection includes 2 photo art credits. You can choose one piece of photo art valued at 2 credits, or you can choose two pieces of photo art valued at 1 credit each. You might choose a set of 25 cards in a custom Christmas card design and a set of 5 prints - some to share and some to keep.

For another example: The Bluebell Collection includes 8 photo art credits. You can choose: one piece of photo art valued at 8 credits, OR you can choose two pieces of photo art equaling 8 credits (4 credits + 4 credits, 5 + 3, 6 + 2, 7 + 1), OR you can choose three pieces of photo art equaling 8 credits (6 + 1 + 1, 5 + 2 + 1, 4 + 3 + 1). You have so many options! You might choose a 10x10” photo book (5 credits), a set of 80 wallet-sized prints (2 credits), and an 11x14” gallery image (1 credit).

Photo Art Options

Reference these blog posts to see what you’re getting! Click to see photos and read more about each different piece of photo art you can choose for your collection. Remember, you may choose up to three pieces of photo art to use your credits.

What about digital files?

Along with the session and photo art, you also receive web-sized digital files in two forms! One is a shareable online gallery of all photos shown after your session, which you can share as a link on social media. Friends and family are able to view all the photos from your session, and your loved ones can even order prints directly from the gallery if they’d like.

You also receive a separate, downloadable gallery of web-sized files for all photos ordered in a piece of photo art. For example, if you order 5 prints and they’re all different photos, you’ll receive the digital files for those 5 photos. If you also order a gallery image with a different photo, that’s a sixth digital file you’ll be able to download. Ordering an album or photo book? There are a lot more downloads coming your way!

You’ll want to use these downloads to share on social media, but they are not suitable for printing. I have all clients order their photo art through me, as this ensures the professional quality of the prints and products you receive! Consumer-accessible locations like Shutterfly, Walmart, CVS, etc. often skew the color of the images and use cheaper paper that won't last as long as the professional prints that I offer. I don't want you to have faded images over time or for anyone to look orange or blue! I want to help you commemorate this time with the most quality products available, without the hassle of having to remember to go get things printed or ordered at some undetermined time in the future. Let me take care of it all for you, so you have beautiful photo art in your hands within just a couple weeks. Feel free to read more about this here.


*Deep breath* - I know that was a lot! This is a different level of customization than you may be used to, and I do so intentionally to make photography accessible to all regardless of means and to put beautiful, professional photo art in your hands. Allow me to help you cherish your memories well! Please let me know what questions you have, or send me your information so we can get you booked for a session! Thanks for sticking with me!