Erin Rose Photography is a licensed and insured LLC serving Charleston, South Carolina and Beaches. I offer in-home, studio, beach, and outdoor on-location portrait photography using natural and artificial lighting. My focus is generally maternity, newborns, children and growing families, but I do enjoy all types of photography! I am CPR certified for adults, children and babies and have years of experience working with infants and children safely.
All of my portrait packages include a private online gallery for your viewing with each image in your gallery being hand picked and artfully edited by me. Client galleries are always given within 2 weeks of session completion, newborns within 3 weeks of session completion. The gallery and images are accessible from any computer or mobile device and are easy to share via e-mail or social media with your friends and family. Your gallery is also linked to one of the top professional print labs in the country to provide you with the best quality prints, products and keepsakes of your session. Everything is ordered and then shipped directly to your door so the ordering processes is completely in your hands with a no-pressure sales situation. At your request, I am happy to offer in-home consultations to discuss both the planning or the hanging of your portraits, as well as professional album design services.
All sessions require a retainer with a signed contract in order to secure your session date and time in my schedule, and to begin the creative planning process of your unique session.
Why Choose Erin?
1. My Time & Talent.
Not only did I receive my BFA in Photography, I have 10 years of experience photographing children and families of all ages and have continued my education by attending workshops and online classes to further my skills. When you hire me you are investing in the time and talent of me as an artist and professional who also has a great connection with kids to make them laugh, smile, and pose.
2. My Dedication.
This is my job and livelihood, not just a hobby. With over $15k invested in my equipment, props, software and home studio you know that I am here to stay to provide you and your family with lasting beautiful imagery year after year. I love to watch your family grow and reward my loyal clients every year.
3. My Accountability.
I am a legal business, I pay my taxes and I renew my business licenses and liability insurance year after year.
4. My Customer Service.
I am reachable and always respond to inquiries and concerns within a 24 hour window. I am here to answer your questions before and after your sessions. I have step by step directions on how to download and order prints of your images for those not as tech savvy and happy to give any design advice for hanging portraits in your home. All around, I have been a people person my whole life and truly enjoy working with all families.
5. My Turnaround.
I strive to provide my clients with their edited image galleries within 2 weeks (or less!) of the session completion for standard milestone sessions and within three weeks for newborns and extended family sessions. Each image is hand picked and edited with my artful style and I strive to provide images that create a common flow of color and imagery to be displayed or put in an album.
6. My Personality.
I am easy going, laid back, and get the job done. I like to get to know my clients, make jokes, and make kids of all ages laugh. I have experience working with children of all ages and temperaments and crack even the hardest cookies.
Portrait Sessions generally start at $275 and depend upon location, how many people are in the photographs, and how many final edited and retouched images you'd like. I have pricing guides for the most popular Charleston locations and can customize something specific for you.
For every session I highly recommend neutral and light colored clothing but that also can depend on the location of your session. Most of Charleston is so bright and full of color that it's usually a safe bet to wear something neutral to help stand out from your back drop. I can offer specific advise and help once you've booked your location and time frame for the session. I also offer a client closet for maternity and non-maternity women's, so please ask!
Beach sessions that take place here in Charleston are booked for Sunrise and Sunset only, Monday through Friday, and usually between the months of March and September. Here in Charleston we have high humidity and heat in the summers so these times both ensure that you have the best available light and lower temperatures. Sunrise is suggested for clients coming from out of town and here for short time frames since there is a lower change of thunderstorms, and for any client that has young children. Sunset is suggested for larger groups and clients with older children.
Most portrait sessions are turned around within two weeks. You will receive a private online gallery of your artistically edited images, a password for downloading, access to high quality prints, canvas portraits and other items from the gallery store, and a print credit with select packages.
As a client, you will have access to download the high resolution images from your session to save on your computer or external device. You do have the option to print your images from any print vendor of your choice even though the gallery is linked to a professional print vendor.
However, the "rights" of the images as it pertains to the copyright is retained by myself, the photographer. This means that you cannot use your images for things like self-advertising, commercial advertising, or sell the image to any other company for use or profit. These images are for you and your family to enjoy personally, not for resale.