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heather Avrit

photography

LOVE, heather

I am so excited that you are interested in choosing me to document your family!  I believe in real moments and chasing sunsets. In the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. I believe in images that are itching to be printed, placed in beautiful frames and hung on walls for years to come. 

Whenever I pick up my camera, I strive to create beautiful and emotional images that tell a story and showcase the beauty of both the people in the images and the world around them. 

GET TO KNOW THE PHOTOGRAPHER

welcome

I've found that I am not the perfect fit for every family. That’s why this process begins with a conversation. I want to hear about your family and what you are looking for. 

We’ll get to know one another, and answer any questions you might have about working with me and figure out if we’re the best fit for each other.

LET's CONNECT

Once your date is reserved, I will connect to start chatting about possible locations for your session. I will generally recommend choosing one location and if it's a place you haven't been before, it might be helpful to visit during the time our session will take place. That way you have an idea of the light, crowds, closing time, etc! If you're not sure about where you would like to take your photos but you have a general idea of the look you would like, just let me know because I would be happy to recommend a few locations based on your aesthetic!

LOCATION

If picking out outfits for photos takes you back to your high school days when you literally tried on everything in your closet and piled it on your bed but still felt like you had nothing to wear, you're in luck. 

I put together an extensive outfit suggestion guide with tips for every member of the family. Once you book, you will receive my Family Portrait Guide.

waRDROBE STYLING

On the day of your session, I will connect to make sure the weather still looks like it's going to corporate. We'll exchange numbers and finalize our meeting location. Please plan for your session to take about 90 minutes from start to finish. 

The SEssion

Images from our sessions are typically delivered within about four weeks of the shoot date via an online gallery. This gallery will allow you to share your favorites with family, order prints and even download high-resolution images to share on social media. If you love all the images in your gallery and can't choose your specific amount, you will have the option to purchase the entire gallery.

Your gallery will remain active for six weeks. 

DELIVERY

I am proud to offer my clients a variety of ways to turn their images into keepsakes. Wall-mounted canvas prints to decorate your home, beautiful handmade albums and more. 

KEEPSAKES

WHAT TO EXPECT –

All Digitals

 Online viewing/ordering gallery with high resolution images for printing & downloading

$550

full session collection

5 Digitals

15 minute session
Online Gallery with high resolution images for printing & downloading

Seasonal mini collection

family, MATERNITY, Engagement, & Senior Sessions

Includes: 
Pre-­session style consultation by phone or zoom, & wardrobe styling guide
Sessions can take place at Client’s home or an outdoor location.
Up to 2 Hour Session

Travel fees may apply to locations outside Butte County, CA. Ask for details.




PORTRAIT SESSIONS

$175

choose a package below

(Almond blossoms, mommy & Me, Daddy & me, fall & christmas)

*seasonal only*

Really love a local venue? Well we can always contact that venue to schedule your session. Some venues have beautiful views that would make for lovely photos.

venues

location inspiration

$200 session fee (one time only fee - $150 savings) 
+
$450 due at each session

$200 session fee (one time only fee - $150 savings) 
+
$450 due at each session

Parks can make for wonderful photos. With grassy areas are great for laying down a blanket and having a picnic style shoot. Local Chico, CA parks that are great for photos are Lower & Upper Bidwell Park. 

parks

location inspiration

With Chico you are surrounded by beautiful orchards and farm land. Do you have a ranch or know a friend, we can always go to these locations to get some wonderful photos.

country

location inspiration

FIND INSPIRATION

If you're looking for a little more outfit inspiration, we recommend heading over to our Pinterest boards to browse outfit ideas for the entire family. 

FIND INSPIRATION

FIND INSPIRATION

With the growth of online shops, shopping for your littles is more fun than ever! We recommend choosing color families (neutrals, blues, etc) over perfectly matching outfits. If you're looking for some inspiration or some of our favorite shops for kids, check out the link to our Pinterest boards below!

For the Littles

When picking outfits we recommend keeping in mind the word “complement” rather than “match.” For example, if Dad is wearing a blue and pink pastel plaid shirt, Mom may want to choose a long, soft blue dress. It can also be a great idea to choose “color-families,” such as pastels or jewel tones. 

WHAT TO WEAR

style guide included in each booked session

WARDROBE STYLING

The sooner the better! Weekends tend to fill up pretty quickly - especially during the spring and fall, so the sooner you reach out to us, the more likely you are to get your desired date!  

To reserve your date, we'll need a contract as well as a deposit. And if something comes up and you need to change your date, just let us know! 

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK?

Unless you've modeled professionally, you're probably going to feel awkward in front of the camera. Heck, I take photos for a living and I even feel like a deer in the headlights when I am in front of the camera. 

You're going to feel awkward at first, but as the session goes on and we coach you through images, we think you'll find that being photographed can actually be fun. And don't worry about your kids. We're well versed in capturing even the busiest of little ones. 

We're Awkward and my kids don't sit still.

No one wants to look like a wet dog in their photos so if it looks like it's going to rain, snow, hail or some other weather catastrophe, I'll be in touch via email or phone to reschedule.
Often, when I am scheduling our initial portrait session date, if it works for our calendars, I'll actually set up both a main date and a rain date just to make sure we don't have to postpone your session for very long if the weather is bad on the original date. 

WHAT IF IT RAINS?

Within a four weeks of your session, you'll receive a link to a digital gallery that will allow you to download high resolution images. 

The gallery is also set up to make ordering prints, canvases and other keepsakes as easy as turning on a Roomba to clean your floors. No worrying about tricky things like color correction, DPI and image format. 

How will we receive our photos?

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CONtACT heather

I am so honored that you're considering working with me to capture your family. To officially reserve your date, please send an email to Heather (heatheravritphotography@gmail.com), with your names, number of family members, ideal date and anything else I should know. I can't wait to work with you!

CONTACT me TO RESERVE YOUR DATE

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