Each session lasts between 30 minutes and 3 hours, allowing ample time for the client to relax and enjoy the experience. Both studio and on-location portraiture is offered. I primarily photograph in the studio. However, if you would like an on-location session outside, I would be more than happy to accomodate you. Prior to your session, I will email you some information to review including clothing suggestions, investment details and a contract. Your retainer is required to be paid in full to secure your date. Payment may be made by cash, check or Paypal.


High School Seniors – Teens may wear anything from casual everyday clothing to more a more formal suit or dress. Clothing choices should be simple with understated patterns so as not to detract from the person. Solid colors are preferred, but at least one fun and playful outfit is also recommended. Please feel free to bring several outfits as it will make for a well-rounded portrayal of your teen as they are right now. Personal items that can be used as props are also recommended. A musical instrument, sports equipment, or even a Letterman jacket are wonderful additions to the personalized photographic experience.


Fashion/Glamour – Enjoy a fun, fashionable portrait session that is tailored to your needs. Kim has collaborated with local make-up artists, hair stylists and wardrobe specialists to provide a well-rounded creative look that fits within your specific desires. Since each session is unique, a pre-session consult will be required to plan out for portrait session.

Maternity – Mom-to-be will be photographed in a variety of poses, including partial-nudity. Clothing that buttons down is preferred. Father and children are also welcome to participate in the photographic experience.


Business Executives – Gentlemen are requested to wear a dress shirt, tie and sport jacket. Women are requested to wear a coordinated suit and understated, classic jewelry. Please feel free to bring a few changes in clothing.


Sports – Come with your entire athletic outfit and any gear so that we can incorporate it into your session.


Entertainers – Please arrive with your typical entertainment outfit on....whether you are a belly dancer, or a childrens entertainer, or even a member of a rock band, the outfit you choose speaks volumes to the world about who you are and what you do. Feel free to bring a musical instrument or other props that relate to your profession.

Hair and Make-up – Simple hairstyles and make-up are recommended. If you are able to, you may wish to employ the services of a make-up artist and hairstylist prior to your photo session. Please bring your make-up products and hair tools along for minor touch-ups.


All sessions are by appointment only. Contact me by email or by phoning 315-699-6796 to reserve your photo session. A non-refundable retainer of $200.00 is required at time of booking to secure your date. The retainer will first be applied to your session fee and the balance will be applied toward your print order. Payment methods accepted are cash, personal check, money order or cashiers check. Credit cards are also accepted.


Within a few days of your photo session, your proofs will be ready. At the time of your session, we will schedule your in-person viewing and ordering appointment. This appointment is usually within 7-10 days of your portrait session and all persons who will be ordering prints should plan to be in attendance. We may meet either in your home or here at the studio - the choice is yours. Please plan to spend about 1 hour at this meeting.


For each image you select to have printed, you will also receive a complimentary low-resolution, watermarked version for sharing on social networking communities. Due to the custom nature of print orders, a deposit of 50% is required at the time the order is placed and the remainder is due within 3 days. Prints will be available for pick-up within 10-14 days of the order being placed, unless otherwise stated. Certain products simply take longer at the lab and may take upwards of 4-6 weeks for delivery. Payment plans are available for orders over $300.


High-resolution digital images on disc with print reproduction release are available starting at $100 per image with a minimum purchase of 3 images (unless purchasing a package). If you purchase 5 or more high-resolution digital images, please inquire about a custom disc and disc folder. Payment for digital images must be paid in full prior to delivery of the images on disc.

All ordered portraits are retained on disc for one year. Unordered proofs are immediately purged. Prices are subject to change without prior notice, but will be honored at the time of booking. If you do not order at your in-person ordering session, your retainer balance will remain on account until the end of the fiscal year. Orders not placed before December 31st of any given year are subject to loss of any retainer balance.


I use a high quality digital SLR camera. Every image is captured in color, however the final prints can be ordered in a variety of artistic effects and color conversions such as black and white, sepia, light desaturation, and vignette. Any of these effects are available at no additional charge to you. Portraits come in a luster-coated finish and you may choose the paper texture and finish. Wall portraits sized 11x14 and larger come mounted.


Touch ups can be done to remove blemishes, scars, stretch marks, wrinkles or general unwanted lines seen around the eyes, mouth, neck, etc. Extensive retouching will not be done on the proofs, although a sample may be done just to give you an idea of what to expect. Light touch ups are automatically included at no additional charge. More intense retouching rates will be based on the specific requests starting at a one time fee of $25 per image ($5 extra per person if a group portrait).


All images and previews taken by Kim Hill d/b/a Photos by Kim Hill are under copyright protection. They may not be altered, downloaded, copied, printed or scanned for electronic use or be reproduced in any manner without express written consent by way of a written Release. The low resolution images that are displayed on the web or that you purchased on a proof disc may not be altered, copied, printed, scanned for electronic use or reproduced in any manner by yourself or any other party without my express written consent by way of a written Release. Usage Licenses and/or High Resolution files may be purchased for a separate fee. Please contact me if you are interested in this option. You may share the images via email or the Internet if a disc with low resolution images has been purchased. Please be sure you understand the copyright information presented to you. Failure to comply will result in legal fines.


Please provide at least 24 hours notice of cancellation and I will be more than happy to apply your retainer to another date and time. Less than 24 hours notice will result in the loss of your retainer as there could have been another session reserved during that time slot. I do realize that occasionally there will be things outside your control that could unexpectedly occur, such as a death in the family. In this situation, please give me as much notice as possible so that I can try to find another client to take your session date.

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