Individuals, models and actors, and corporate headshot and portrait plans are available, as is an architectural plan and more. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to view a grid displaying the pricing plans.


Corporate group headshots and corporate portrait plans start at $100 with the Mini Session. Mini Sessions do not include retouching. They do include one digital file and can be supplemented with retouching off the a la carte menu.

Individual Portrait Pricing Plans for Janice D Nelson Photography

Individual Portrait Pricing Plans

Next up is the Consolidated Portrait Pricing Plan for individuals including job seekers, new graduates, families with children, teens and tweens, models and actors and others. It includes up to two hours of retouching and up to two hours of session time. This plan works really well if you are not sure you want more than one image, but would like to capture different looks and backgrounds during a longer photo shoot, … even different lighting is available. The CPPP does not include digital files or prints, however, so you can either choose a set of digitals for $45 or prints, full size digitals, etc. Options are listed at a la carte menu. Most clients opt for a set of optimized digitals for $45. This means one image with digitals is a total of $194. Additional images from the session can be ordered at half price ($75) not including deliverables when ordered during the session. (After the session each image price goes back to the normal one image price.) The grid below lists the total cost of a CPPP session based on the number of images ordered.


Before and After, Janice D Nelson Photography,

Retouching Sample, Before and After

In the retouching GIF, a great deal of retouching is used to illustrate the potential difference between an out of the camera image shot in RAW and one retouched. Not all images need to be retouched to this degree. Check out the images in the portrait gallery to see real world examples.


The Consolidated Portrait Pricing (CPP) plan allows clients to purchase additional images at half price ($75 instead of $149) not including deliverables when ordered during the session. Most choose a set of digitals for $45 with licensing for print, web, and social media. Below is a quick reference chart showing the total cost (not including taxes) for 1, 2, 3, or 4 images with digitals and usage licensing for print, web, and social media. When ordered during your CPPP session, 4 images retouched with usage licensing (non-commercial) are available for $554. (If you want to order 5 or more images, just add an additional $75 and $45 to the total cost shown in CPP 4, per additional image.) Otherwise 4 images retouched are $776. That is a $222 SAVINGS when you order additional images during your session. The CPPP1 session is a GREAT value because it gives you much flexibility to capture many images… different looks …, yet you can order only one or opt to order more at the lowest cost possible :
CPP Pricing Transparent, Janice D Nelson Photography

Scheduling Tips

Typically sessions are booked at least a few days in advance (3+). Scheduling requirements (phone consultation, full contact information, plan choice, backdrop and lighting choice, booking fee, setup requirements, etc.) must be completed and processed at least 48 hours prior to a session.


For those occasions when you must have an image on short notice (i.e. less than 48 hours prior to a scheduled date), this can typically be accommodated. However, please note there is an additional $100 fee applied to the total amount due.


If images must be processed over a holiday weekend, there is a $100 holiday processing fee added to the total amount due.


If you plan on hiring a portrait or head shot photographer in the near future, be sure to check out these helpful blog posts:
Find the Best Portrait Photographer Near You (Tips on evaluating portfolios)
The Value of Great Photography (Important read if you have a wedding coming up)
When Not All Portrait Photography Is Alike (Especially relevant for those considering group portrait photography)


Scheduling a Session
A la Carte Pricing
Consolidated Portrait Pricing Plan
Mini Portrait Sessions
Fine Art Portrait Plan
Group Portrait Pricing Plans



Business Portraits (2) by Janice D Nelson Photography

Consolidated Portrait Pricing Plan – Individuals

On a limited budget, but need a great business portrait for LinkedIn, Facebook, or social media? Do you want the flexibility to add images to a printed brochure or business card at some point in the future? Do you want to be able to add images to a website some day? Would you like web and print optimized digital versions of your retouched portrait FREE with the purchase of a print? Would you …

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Business Portrait Pricing – Group Plan

Looking for a group portrait option that allows for multiple looks? The Group plan is perfect for you.

The plan accommodates corporate groups needing one or two looks per person, perhaps a formal and casual portrait per person. There is a daily setup fee of $150, and a daily…

Modeling Comps - Web - Janice D Nelson Photography

Model and Actor Head Shots

Are you a model or actor in need of head shots? Do you also need comp cards? Are you thinking of working with an agency and in need of a specific look, style, or type? Email the type and number of looks needed, agency, and number of comp cards needed to info@janicednelson and request an estimate. In general, headshot pricing ranges from $399 – $600.

Web Marketing Photography, Janice D Nelson Photography

Marketing Images (Web/Print)

Are you thinking of updating your website? Looking for strong new imagery to bolster your new vision? Janice can create environmental portraits, architectural views, interiors, exteriors, sunrise/sunset captures, and even portraits, group photography, and head shots of personnel. Marketing captures begin at $250 per finished image. Session fees begin at $350. Email for details. Be sure to ask about bundled options.

Commercial Architecture, Exteriors, Janice D Nelson Photography

Commercial and Luxury Architecture

Janice D Nelson Photography provides commercial and luxury real estate photography services. Rates vary based on the size of the property but begin at $350. Email for details.

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Newborn Session Pricing

Please email for the latest newborn pricing. Newborn Images Fine Art Portraits

Model Headshots, Janice D Nelson Photography

Mini Photo Sessions

Little time or money for multiple images? Mini-photo sessions might be just what you are looking for!

Portraits and Headshots for Janice D Nelson Photography Use Only

Scheduling a Session

Call to discuss your photographic needs and desired deliverables (i.e. prints, digitals). Be sure to specify any preference around style, lighting, backgrounds, looks, and retouching. Once agreement is reached and a date …

Product Photography Sample, LasVegas Coin

Portrait Price List, A la Carte

Use this a la carte price list to choose a deliverable for your individual portrait session (in lieu of or in addition to selecting a portrait print package)…

Fine Art Portraits, Janice D Nelson Photography

Fine Art Portraits

(NEW!) Looking to create a unique fine art, heirloom image? The Fine Art Portrait Plan is for you.

This plan focuses on creating one stunning image, retouched to perfection. Perhaps you want to create a beautiful bridal portrait or a special portrait of a young child at his or her most innocent. Maybe you are looking for an executive portrait to join others on a corporate wall.

This plan creates a unique image shot on a custom, hand painted textured canvas backdrop masterfully created by Hera Backdrops