Couples Portraits

I offer three options for couples portraits. Scroll down for details and for the answers to frequently asked questions. For additional information, or to book your portrait session, call (360) 891-7705 (or click here to send a message). Looking forward to hearing from you!

Signature Collection

- One hour portrait session
- Image culling and basic editing
- Private online gallery
- Full resolution JPEG images
- Print-and-share release


Classic Collection

- 30-minute portrait session
- Image culling and basic editing
- Private online gallery
- Full resolution JPEG images
- Print-and-share release



- 10 minute session
- Image culling and basic edits
- Private online gallery
- Full resolution JPEG images
- Print-and-share release

These are limited edition sessions and are offered only on select dates and at pre-determined locations.

Call (360) 891-7705 for details


Where will my session be conducted?

A.We can do your session at most public outdoor locations, or - in some cases - at your home - in the following areas: DuPoint, Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM), Lacey, Lakewood, Olympia, Puyallup, Tacoma, and Yelm

When and how will I get my photos?

A.Your photos will be culled, edited, and delivered to you within four weeks of your session. They will be delivered via a private, password-protected online gallery. The link to your gallery, along with log-in instructions, will be emailed you on day of delivery.

You are free to share your gallery with others or keep it private.

Anyone you share your gallery with will be able to view and download your images and order prints and products from within your gallery.

Your gallery will be active and available to you for 30 days from the day it is delivered to you. During that time, you can log in and view/download your images as many times as you want.

Photos are provided as full-resolution non-watermarked digital JPEG files. While you can download them one at a time, you can also download your entire gallery at once in the form of several zip files.

Please note that because you will be receiving full-resolution files, you will need a device that can hold at least several gigabytes of data for downloading and storing the photos.

How many images will I receive?

A.While I strive to create as many meaningful portraits as possible, I do not guarantee that any certain number will be created or delivered. Most clients receive approximately 30 or more photos per hour of couples session photography.

Will you cull my photos before delivering them?

A.Most definitely! I typically take lots of photos during family sessions and mini-sessions - many more than will be delivered. This is in large part because some of them will capture closed eyes, unexpected movements or motion blur, unexpected changes in lighting, an unflattering angle or pose, duplicate poses/scenes, and things of that nature. These types of images are commonly referred to as "outtakes," and are not included in client galleries or delivered images. All others are delivered.

Do you offer professionally created albums, prints, and wall art?

A.Yes! Professionally-created albums, photo books, prints, canvases, and wall art are available as a separate purchase from within your online gallery.

Will I get the copyright to my photos?

A.Laura Kesler Photography does not sell its copyright. However, you will receive a complimentary print-and-share release that permits you to share your photos and print them at commercial print labs of your choice.

Can I purchase the RAW files?

A.I strive to deliver only beautifully finished photos. I therefore provide only finished JPEG files and printed products.

RAW files that come straight out of camera are similar in some ways to film negatives that come of out film cameras and that still require developing. I process (or "develop") the RAW files that I create, ensuring that they are properly calibrated for my cameras and lenses, processed for beautiful exposure and color, and been individually assessed for possible noise reduction, straightening, cropping, and other post-processing techniques that lend the final prints and images a polished and finished appearance. Once this has been done, I export the photos as full-resolution JPEG files in order to fully merge the post-processing effects into the final images and prepare them for delivery.

Just as most authors don't sell their initial book drafts, and many other professionals don't submit their initial project work to clients as a final product, I do not, under any circumstances, provide RAW files as part of Laura Kesler Photography's services, collections, or delivered products.

I like what I am hearing! How do I book my engagement session?

A.Let's do this!! The booking process starts with a phone call. Call (360) 891-7705 so that I can answer any questions you may have.

After we have talked and decided we want to work with each other, I will email you a booking proposal. Your booking proposal will contain everything needed to complete the booking process.

Please note that payment in full is required at the time of booking. Your payment is fully refundable in case of cancellation by either party.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

I still have more questions; who can I contact for answers?

A.Please call (360) 891-7705 or send your questions via email to

Looking forward to hearing from you!