About Michelle Pluim
I am very passionate about helping people capture all the special moments in their lives. I am a graduate of Mohawk College with 2 Honors Certificates: Art Photography and Applied Photography. My areas of interest include: Maternity, Family, Children, Newborns, Cake Smashes, Corporate/Business Head Shots, Special Occasions such as Christmas, Easter, Showers, Engagements and Back to School etc. Surprise Proposals and Weddings (includes Free Engagement Session- you pay up front for the session and fee is deducted from final Wedding price).
Your safety and the safety of your family are extremely important to me so if there is something you are not comfortable with please let me know. I am also a certified Medical First Responder.
As much as I understand pets are part of your family, unfortunately I am severely allergic to dogs and cats and therefore I will not able to include them in any photos. Also, for in studio sessions, please refrain from bringing the following food: Peanuts, Pineapples, Peppers, Fish, Shellfish and Cinnamon as I am severely allergic to even the smell of these foods so if you are bringing treats for your family please ensure they are free from these allergens. I appreciate your understanding. I look forward to working with you.
About Photos 4Ever
Typical session lengths are as follows: Corporate Head Shots and Cake Smashes half an hour. Maternity 1 1/2 hours. Themed Sessions such as Christmas Half an Hour to One Hour in length. Newborns can be anywhere from Half an Hour to Two Hours in length (depending on feedings, temperment, diaper changes etc).
Full Sessions are up to one hour in length and can include outfit and set changes for $150.00. Mini Sessions are up to half an hour in length and does not include outfit or set changes for $75.00. Maternity Sessions are $225.00. (Please note these prices are for taking the photos and the private online gallery only).
In order to finalize a session date, a pre-shoot questionnaire and a 50 % non refundable deposit are required to ensure I have all the information I need to make the best use of our time together. Payments can be made in cash, e-transfer or by credit card ($2.50 service fee applies to credit card payments). ***Please note that client is responsible for any permit fees such as any parks in Hamilton or Burlington (I have application forms available). Also a travel fee of .50 cents per km will apply to shoots outside of the Hamilton or Stoney Creek area.
Printing fees are in addition to the session fee: Best Package (5- 8x5x11, 5- 5x7 and 5- 4x6) $50.00 which is a $10.00 savings. Medium Printing Package (3- 8.5x11, 3- 5x7, 3- 4x6) $30.00 which is a $6.00 savings. Lowest Package ( 1- 8.5x11, 1- 5x7, 1- 4x6)$20.00 which is a $2.00 savings. Digital Images on a USB Stick $25.00.
I am pleased to announce that I have teamed up with Recaptured Moments so I am now offering Memory Books for any Photo Package (Please message me for pricing information).
"I normally hate having my photos done but I absolutely love the pictures Michelle did of me" Barb
"Michelle was exceptionally professional and extremely accommodating to my photo shoot requirements. She provided easy to follow instructions and kept the session relaxed and engaging. Turnaround time was well ahead of schedule. I couldn't be happier with the results and highly recommend Michelle to anyone who is seeking a professional, friendly and experienced photographer" Adam
" Thank you Michelle Pluim for taking my professional head shots. It was a great experience and I can't wait to see how they turned out" Kristie
"Michelle was extremely personable and patient with our younger kids, she even brought them a surprise treat. very prompt in delivering our pictures and left us with lots of great shots to choose from. Thank you Michelle!" Linda
"Michelle Pluim took the photos for my sons barmitzvah this past August. She was very well prepared and met with us ahead of time to gain an understanding of our wants for the photos. I appreciated her interest in our family. She asked us to fill out a questionnaire ahead of time as well. On the day of the event, she arrived on time and was super friendly. She communicated well with the videographer and made the pictures go smoothly.
Michelle takes pride in her work and took an absolute TON of photos. Michelle took 460 photos!
She made me a USB of all the photos and delivered it to me about 2-3 weeks after the event.
We were quite happy with so many of the photos and felt we got some really great family pictures.
Thanks so much again for all your hard work Michelle!" Shelli
"Michelle did an amazing job and we are so happy with our family photos. She was very patient with our crazy family of 7, creative and had great props! I would highly recommend Michelle and Photos 4 Even and can’t wait for her to capture our wedding." Niki