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"The world is my studio. I thrive on taking photographs in settings only mother nature can create."


Whether it is children, families, high school seniors or couples of any age, I bring my love of photography and art of capturing people "as they are" to create unique portraits that will be treasured for a lifetime.  

I hope you enjoy perusing my work and would love the chance to work with you in the future.  

If you live in the Cincinnati area, contact me at 513-702-2913 or photo@elizabethmaringer.com to set up an appointment or consultation.

- Elizabeth Walter Maringer

Testimonials

"Elizabeth is an extremely talented photographer! We have a two year-old son who is very active. Elizabeth was able to capture the most beautiful shots of him, and we had a hard time choosing what pictures to order because they were all so good! We look forward to working with her again many times in the future. " - Christina from Anderson

"These photos are beautiful! You truly captured all of their sweet personalities. Thank you. You are so very talented!”- Erin, Mom of First Communicant

"Elizabeth is an outstanding photographer! Her ability to take photos of children that are completely natural is remarkable. During sessions she is patient and can get even the most difficult of personalities to shine. I've had Elizabeth shoot family photos for the past three years in a summer garden setting and everyone always asks - who took those amazing photos...I think that's the best compliment I can give."- Kelley from Louisville, KY
<i>"Elizabeth is an extremely talented photographer! We have a two year-old son who is very active. Elizabeth was able to capture the most beautiful shots of him, and we had a hard time choosing what pictures to order because they were all so good! We look forward to working with her again many times in the future. " </i>
            - Christina from Anderson

<i>”These photos are beautiful!  You truly captured all of their sweet personalities.  Thank you.  You are so very talented!”</i>
            - Erin, Mom of First Communicant

<i>"Elizabeth is an outstanding photographer! Her ability to take photos of children that are completely natural is remarkable. During sessions she is patient and can get even the most difficult of personalities to shine. I've had Elizabeth shoot family photos for the past three years in a summer garden setting and everyone always asks - who took those amazing photos...I think that's the best compliment I can give."</i>
            - Kelley from Louisville, KY

<i>"We really enjoyed working with Elizabeth Maringer. She is a wonderful photographer and is very patient and helpful with children and pets. She took plenty of time to ensure we got the shots we wanted. We would most definitely work with her again."</i>
            - Leslie from Hyde Park

<i>"Elizabeth was great to work with. She kept us smiling! She took so many great images that we had a hard time narrowing down our print order. We will use her again."</i>
            - Kathleen from Mt. Lookout

<i>"I have used Ms. Maringer's services on two occasions and have been thrilled by the quality of the pictures and her ability to capture the personality of the subject." </i>
            - Teri from Louisville, KY

<H2>My Services, Your Investment</H2>
"We really enjoyed working with Elizabeth. She is a wonderful photographer and is very patient and helpful with children and pets. She took plenty of time to ensure we got the shots we wanted. We would most definitely work with her again." - Leslie from Hyde Park

"Elizabeth was great to work with. She kept us smiling! She took so many great images that we had a hard time narrowing down our print order. We will use her again." - Kathleen from Mt. Lookout

"I have used Ms. Maringer's services on two occasions and have been thrilled by the quality of the pictures and her ability to capture the personality of the subject." - Teri from Louisville, KY

My Services

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Sessions 
We'll capture your memories with up to 1 hour shooting time at the location of your choice. Immediate family only. Photos will be cropped, color-balanced and uploaded to a password-protected online gallery.  I hand edit images for printing and create custom press-printed books, wall art, cards and more.  The session is $200 and a session with a digital download (including edited images of ordered images) is $395.

Extended Family Sessions 
Get the whole gang together for a large family session! Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc... I will shoot large and small groups and individuals for 90 minutes at one location. Session only is $300.  Session with digital download is $500.

Special Occasion Sessions
I'd love to help you capture the memories from your special event.  Contact me for more information.

Corporate Headshots - Starting at $150
Headshots come in many varieties now.  I will shoot outdoors, on location or in a studio.  You can even have the sitting and photo selection at one time.  Includes a download of 3-5 edited images.     

The Fine Print
•  Cancellations are subject to a $50 fee. This fee will be reduced or waived if client reschedules within 2 weeks of the originally scheduled shoot.
•  Edited images will be presented in a private online gallery within 2 weeks of session.
•  A $75 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking for all special occasion bookings. 
•  Images ordered directly or on my website are produced through an independent third party print provider. Images are touched-up for blemishes, wrinkles, stray hairs, undereye circles &  teeth whitening prior to processing, as needed, so the focus is on the person.   
•  Additional costs may apply for larger groups, special events & indoor sessions requiring extensive lighting.
•  Travel fees apply outside of Hamilton County/Cincinnati I-275 Loop.
•  All images taken during session are photographer's property & may be used on websites, in portfolios, advertisements, contests or reviews.
•  Prices subject to change.
Digital Negatives 

• A digital download of your posted session images may be purchased for $200 (images printable up to 8x10), plus tax.  You may download the images to as many devices as you like within a 14 day period.  If you miss your window and more than 90 days have passed since your session, an archive fee of $25 may be assessed for a new download.

Single image downloads may be purchased from the photographer for $30 each (printable to 8x10).

"Touched up" or edited images resulting from any print order (5x7 or larger) will be included in the digital download or on the DVD.


Sample Print Pricing
• There are so many sizes and styles of prints available.  If you are ordering online and do not see the size you need, do not fret.  Give me a call - I'm sure I can get it for you.  
The price listed here includes hand edited professional archival quality prints with a Lustre finish. Metallic finishes are also available. Prices subject to change.  Smaller sizes are available, but are not custom edited.
   •      5x7 - $10       •      8x10 – $39      •     11x14 - $69    


Really Cool Stuff
There are so many neat things you can do with your images to use as gifts or to showcase in your home. Here is a sampling:

• Canvas Gallery Wraps - a gorgeous way to turn your images into art

• Metal Prints - NEW - Stunning high definition

• Mini Accordion Books - Pocket-sized albums that showcase your family

• Photo Albums

• Flat or Folded Cards and Postcards - for every occasion...including Thank You notes! 

• Framed Watercolor Giclee' prints

• 6x6 ceramic tile

• Sterling Silver and Costume Photo jewelry that lets you wear your images

• Photo puzzles, buttons, stickers, coasters, aprons, t-shirts, tote bags and all that chotsky stuff...

Contact me for a personal consultation on how you can make the most of your images!

Information

Best time to schedule a session

There is no 9-5 here. I schedule appointments at all hours, especially to accommodate headshot needs for busy executives or to capture the great light of summer and fall evenings. For infants and children, mornings often work well, but plan a time when your child will be well rested and fed. I am always happy to take a break if a baby needs to nurse or have a bottle, or if a child needs a snack.


In the Fall and early winter, we can shoot outdoors almost any time of day, though afternoons are typically the warmest. During the spring and summer, the best lighting falls in early morning (before noon) and late afternoon (after 3:00 pm).


Location
You name the place: your home, backyard, favorite park, gardens, or even an apple orchard.  My favorite locations are in Mother Nature's Studio, so you name it and we can do it.  Too vague for you and need some more ideas?  Check my Blog post here with some photos of some of my favorite Cincinnati/East side locations.

Oh, and we are "on" until we are "off" so if the forecast is iffy, plan to go.  We will make the call at the last minute if we need to reschedule.  Some of my favorite shoots have been just after a summer rain shower.  If it is going to be cold, plan accordingly.  And chances are if you book between November and March, it could very well be cold!  I recommend hand and foot warmers...cold people are not happy people and happy people are generally more likely to smile!

For indoor shoots, I use both natural and studio lighting. Indoor shoots may be at my home in the Anderson/Turpin area or I can bring my studio to your home or place of business (for corporate photos). 


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What to wear
Ahhh, the big dilemma. The clothing is your choice but keep in mind that simple, timeless clothing in solid colors really photographs best. That being said, bold stripes and hats with fun patterns can make for an endearing picture. It all depends on the look you want.  For a more formal picture, steer away from clothing with large patterns or writing that can be distracting and take away from the essence of the portraits, you and your family. 

If there are multiple people in the photograph, please think of the outfits as a whole, and keep colors and patterns complimentary. That being said, try not to fret. Your photo is cherished for who is in it, not what they are wearing! Make it fun. If your child has a special toy, blanket or stuffed animal, feel free to bring it along.  

For Senior Pictures and extended sessions, please bring several changes of clothing.  

For infant sessions, please try to contact me while you are still pregnant to set-up a tentative newborn session. I love to photograph newborns under the age of two weeks when ever possible. 

About the Session
*Please leave your cameras at home, you are hiring me to take your portraits. You will love your photos if you get into the mood and "play" with your family to get them smiling and interacting naturally.

It’s very important to show up on time for your session. It’s also helpful to have your children already dressed when you arrive. We all know clothing changes can be very stressful on children, now add their photography session on top of that...we may lose their attention and happy demeanor before the session even starts.

Copyright
All portraits and digital files by Elizabeth Walter Maringer are copyrighted and may not be scanned, copied or downloaded without purchase and /or written permission from Elizabeth Maringer.