Tara Merkler Photography is a children, newborn, maternity, and family photographer. I am currently serving the Central Florida area including Lake Mary, Sanford, Winter Springs, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, Orlando, Oviedo, Longwood, Heathrow, Altamonte Springs, and the Windermere areas. I also have limited availability for beach sessions through the year at Cocoa Beach and New Smyrna Beach.
$225 for a 1 hour session in the setting of your choice. This included cake smash sessions. Up to 5 family members included in price. Location must be within 25 miles of 32773 or I will have to add $50 for travel expenses. Portraits are usually scheduled for early morning or late afternoon/early evening for the best natural light.
Beach sessions are currently $250 for the year 2018.
Extended family beach sessions are available and priced based on the family size. Please contact me for a quote.
Newborn Studio Session – $375 for a three hour posed newborn studio session. Full studio newborn session including props, family, sibling, and blanket poses.
Newborn In Home Session – $400 for a three hour posed in home session. Full in home newborn session including props, family, sibling, and blanket poses.
Newborn In Home Lifestyle Session – $325 for a two hour in home lifestyle based session. A lifestyle session is a natural non posed session in the comfort of your home to capture your fresh new interactions in your home with your newborn. 2 prop setups also included. No bare baby or blanket setups included.
Newborn Mini Session – $225 for a one hour studio newborn mini session at my home studio. This includes 4 wrapped poses and detail shots in props only. This does not include family or sibling images, but can be added on for an additional price. Baby will be swaddled the entire session and no bare baby poses are included.
I am available to travel anywhere in the Central Florida area. Travel outside of the Orlando area will be an additional $25 to $100 depending on mileage.
I occasionally have mini sessions that are styled by me and scheduled for a specific day with available times posted on Facebook. Mini Sessions are currently $175 for 2018 and come with 12 fully edited images sent to you though an emailed link for you to download. Become a fan of my business Facebook page to stay updated on these mini sessions. Pricing and detailed information on these sessions will also be on my blog.
All full sessions will receive a downloadable gallery with 20-25 edited images at the photographers discretion with a print release sent to you.
I also have beautiful professional prints, canvas, and specialty print items available to order once you receive your images.
Booking is now open for my Holiday Mini Sessions! These sell out very fast so make sure to contact me as soon as possible to secure your spot. All of my mini sessions are $150 and include a minimum of 15 fully edited images with the print release delivered through my online downloadable gallery. Campfire mini’s will be $145 due to the $5 admission fee to the location. All galleries will be delivered within two weeks after you mini session date in the order of your time spot on that day. To secure you time and date a signed contract is mandatory will full payment. The signed contract and payment is due within 24 hours after contact or the spot will go to the next in line waiting for a spot on that date. The details for each mini session can be found below. Exact locations will be given to clients who have signed their contract and paid the session fee.
All new this year is Campfire Mini Sessions. These mini sessions will take place in the afternoon on October 22,2017. They are the only mini session that is $145 due to the $5 entrance fee per car to the location. You will be responsible to pay the entrance fee so the session fee is reduced. The location will have a real campfire at a campsite in the woods in the Longwood/Lake Mary area. This will involve a real campfire and smores and children will need to be supervised during the entire session. There are only 6 spots available for this mini session date. The sessions will take place in the afternoon every 20 minutes.
Another all new themed mini session this year is my Milk and Cookies mini session that will take place in the Christmas tree farm field in Eustis, FL. This setup will have a twin white bed with Christmas sheets set up in the trees with Holiday books and milk and cookies. I am so excited for this new theme and can’t wait for it. It will be adorable and cute holiday pajamas are definitely a possibility for adorable pictures with this theme. This mini session will be on Saturday November 4, 2017 in the afternoon every 20 minutes.
On November 5, 2017 I am bringing back the vintage mantle mini session due to popular demand in the Christmas tree field in Eustis, Fl. This setup will be the same as last year and will be every 20 minutes in the afternoon.
November 11th will be my Hot Chocolate stand mini session in the Christmas tree field. This mini session will be themed similar to last year and will be every 20 minutes in the afternoon in Eustis, Fl.
November 12th will be my Marshmallow Picnic themed mini session in the tree field in Eustis, Fl every 20 minutes in the afternoon.
November 18th and 19th will be my holiday beach mini sessions in New Smyrna Beach, Fl. These mini sessions are limited each day and will have a new design. The colors will still be gold, silver, muted greens, and muted blues. The mini sessions will be every 20 minutes in the afternoons.
November 26th will be my Christmas Tree mini session in a field in the Lake Mary/Sanford area. This will be a real tree in the field lit up with white lights and decorated with gold and silver accents. These mini sessions will be every 20 minutes in the afternoon.