I am thrilled that you are considering a photography session with Sondra Kay Photography!  Whether you want a custom portrait session, are considering a documentary session to truly capture your everyday life, or are needing a photographer to document the moments during a special event, you have come to the right place to receive exceptional service and high-quality products.  Read on to find out more about each type of session that I offer. Or contact me to schedule a time to meet for coffee + chat at my office so you can learn more about my sessions + products.

The Creative Fee for your session is due at the time of scheduling to confirm your session and may be paid by credit card or check.  This session Creative Fee includes the time and talent of the photographer, the editing and processing of your images, and your ordering appointment.  All art and products are sold separately from your session and are available in Collections or as A La Carte items at your ordering appointment. I offer a full line of wall art + canvases, prints, books + albums, cards, and digital files. Orders are placed and paid for at your Gallery Reveal + Order appointment one week after your session.  

Creative Fees are non-refundable but are transferable should you need to reschedule your session.  Travel fees may apply to sessions more than 20 miles from the office of Sondra Kay Photography.  Sales tax is added to all sales.

Scheduling is a simple process:
1. Book your session + pay the creative fee
2. Come by my office for a complimentary pre-consult to discuss clothing choices + answer any questions you might have about your session (consult can be done via phone if you wish)
3. Show up for your photo shoot
4. Get excited to see your images at your "Gallery Reveal + Order" appointment within one week of your session (see your images + place your order at this appointment)
5. Pick up your order two weeks later and enjoy your new wall art + images

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is fleeting.  And changing and memorable. What today seems mundane or normal, maybe even tiresome, will someday be the very memories that make you smile and wish you could "go back" for just a day.  

Your daughter wearing that same princess dress day after day after day.  Those shoes on the wrong feet.  Picking up those couch pillows and blankets for the hundredth time, pillow fort disassembled for today only to be made again in a new configuration tomorrow.  Play-doh . . . play-doh for days.  The baby signing for milk.  Your son constructing block towers, fiercely protecting his work from little brother's hands.  Reading "Llama, Llama Red Pajama" . . . AGAIN. That tired mom looking for her cup of coffee (there it is, in the microwave where you left it 15 minutes ago to reheat for the second time.) 

These are the daily routines and candid things you are writing on your heart; let me write it in a photo story for you so you can relive those moments again and again.  I can see the beauty and the cherished in the everyday because I, too, live it with with my own children.

The "Everyday" Session lasts 2 hours and takes place in your home, documenting all of those "little things" that really are the big things.  It is relaxed, easy-going and unscripted time.  Your kids will love it and hey, dad might even be relieved that he doesn't have to get dressed up for photos this year!    All clients from these sessions receive four complimentary pages (24 pages instead of 20) in any book they order, as well as special digital file options.  Please inquire for more details.

The "Story of Us" Session lasts 4 hours and documents your entire morning routine (or afternoon or evening, if you desire.)  We will photograph your daily life at home for the entire session or can use part of the time to venture out somewhere that you love.  Your kids love the library and the excitement of a new book?  Let's go!  Fresh-scooped ice cream, anyone? I'm up for that!  Who loves to fly a kite or go to the park to swing and slide?  You do?  Well, so do my camera and I, so let's go!  All clients from these sessions receive eight complimentary pages (28 pages instead of 20) in any book they order, as well as special digital file options. Please inquire for more details.


Your custom photography session is completely customized for you!  It is designed around the location, the ages and stages of the members of your family, and to be fun, comfortable and to capture your personality. We will spend about one hour together, shooting at the location of your choice.  If you have a place that is special to you and your family, let's chat about shooting there.  I am also happy to recommend fabulous locations in the Knoxville and Maryville and have a membership to shoot at some local private areas. I am glad to chat with you a few weeks beforehand to help design your clothing choices, to start discussing what art or heirloom products you will want in your home, and to answer any questions you might have about any aspect of your session.   (These sessions are perfect for families, babies 2+ months old, children, and high school seniors.)


A lifestyle newborn session is the perfect way to capture images of your new baby and all the love you feel for him or her.  This session takes place in your home in baby's natural environment.  It lasts from 1.5-2 hours and is never hurried.  Newborns keep their own agendas and I am happy to oblige your baby's needs for feeding, diapering and cuddling during this relaxed session.  During our time together, I will photograph your baby individually as well as with parents and with siblings.  Lifestyle images reflect what your baby naturally does and will include lightly posed images in his natural environment, such as your baby swaddled in a tender blanket, snuggled up in mom and dad's arms, sleeping sweetly in his bassinet or on mom's bed.  Details of his first nursery will also be captured if you desire.

To learn more about baby photography sessions, click below to see details and rates about the following sessions:
- Newborn lifestyle sessions
- Baby's First Day sessions (birth center or hospital sessions)
- Baby's First Year session collection
- Pregnancy sessions

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY:  begins at $650
Event photography for your small events such as birthday parties, anniversary parties, graduation parties and baby showers is available.  Documentary coverage of the day's moments will preserve for you the fun, joy and laughter at your event.  The details such as d├ęcor, cake, and gifts will also be photographed to complete the story.  While we do gather the family for a photograph if you wish, all other portrait services (i.e. props, posing, retouching during editing) are reserved just for custom portrait sessions and are not part of event photography.  The creative fee begins at $650 and includes a minimum of 90 minutes of photography + digital images of the event (approximately 75-100 images.)  Additional time may be added if you desire.

"We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone."
Author Unknown