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Courtney Fries Photography & Design is a full service portrait and design studio specializing in fine-art portraiture. It is our goal to carefully orchestrate each session so it is a unique experience for both you and your family. We will begin our time together with a consultation at my studio to chat over coffee and discuss exactly what you envision. Together, we will bring this vision to light and tailor something that specifically suits your needs and leaves you feeling excited about your upcoming session. As a general rule, no one is allowed to leave my studio without a giant smile on their face! We will discuss all of the images that you are interested in creating in an effort to provide you with artwork that you can proudly display in your beautiful home.

An initial investment (sitting fee) of $250 is required to secure your session date. This fee is non-refundable and will be applied to your final order amount. I am proud to offer three luxury custom packages as well as a fully customizable a la carte menu. These options give you the flexibility to choose exactly what you want. Prints and artwork are all purchased separately and are not included as part of the session fee. Deciding how much you would like to spend will be entirely up to you! We do ask our client’s to carefully consider their budget beforehand so they have a general idea of what they would like to spend during our ordering session.

After our consultation at the studio, we will next meet for your photo shoot. The time we spend together will be fun, lighthearted and memorable. This is never a rushed process and allows plenty of time for wardrobe changes. Session times will vary based on the type of session you book (family, child, senior, engagement, etc.). I promise lots of laughs, a relaxed atmosphere and a memorable experience from start to finish! I adore what I do and it will be clearly apparent in my interaction with both you and your family. My goal at every session is to leave you in awe of how fun and enjoyable our time together is!

Once your images have been edited, I will invite you back into the studio to view your photos. This is an exciting and anxiously awaited time! Our convenient studio location boasts a quiet and efficient setting for your image and product selection. We will have beverages and snacks available to you and ask that you simply sit back and enjoy your images. We will then get to work on hand-selecting what artwork and products will best suit your home and your unique needs. The best part is that you can completely customize your own package of high-quality artwork to ensure you get exactly what you are dreaming of! Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? All images are fully retouched and color corrected to ensure heirloom quality portraits and fine art pieces.  We use archival papers and lustre coating to protect them from fingerprints and the elements. All prints are available in a variety of sizes.  For destinations beyond New Bern/Havelock an additional $50 fee will be applied. 

I am very passionate about telling your story through profound and classic artwork and imagery that brings your home to life. These images will become a centerpiece of conversation for your guests! If you are only looking to print a few small images, I may not be the best fit for your needs. Your memories deserve wall space in the place you call home!

Please let me know if you have any questions at all. I am more than happy to help!  Please stop by the studio any time to view samples of our products and art pieces. (We are right on Middle Street in downtown New Bern.)

Thank you and I look forward to photographing you and making precious memories with you!