2020 U.S. Portrait Pricing Guide

Photography of a couple in Silverton, Colorado at their engagement session


Photographs are so important. They connect us to our past, they remind us of people, places, feelings, & stories. They can help us get to know ourselves & can remind us of who we are.  The everyday ones that you take with your phones are great, but sometimes you want something more. That’s what I’m here for! Your photography session can be whatever you want it to be. We can have more of a lifestyle session & plan it around some fun activities or go all out with an amazing adventure!


engagement session at Loveland Pass in Colorado


Every session includes:

• Online gallery of all your great pictures

• Location & outfit planning (if needed)

• As many locations and outfits as you can fit in

• I cover the cost of any needed permits for parks or national forest areas

Adventure session | $1000

An adventure session includes 2+ hours of shooting time so we have time to hike, explore, & have fun! This is the most popular & is the minimum recommended for hikes around 2 miles or less.

Half-day adventure session | $2000

A half-day adventure session includes 5+ hours of shooting time for longer hikes & more adventurous activities. We can also visit multiple locations & hike trails that are 4+ miles long.

Additional hours | $500

Having too much fun adventuring & want to add on some hours?

Travel fee | starting at $500

My travel fee varies by location & season.

Extras & add ons

Prints | starting at $25 each.

Premium albums | starting at $1155.

Travel fee | varies by location

couple and their dog in Moab during an engagement session


What do we wear?! 

This is the most common question. I am more than happy to help you pick out your colors & outfits. I recommend coordinating but not matching exactly. Check out this Pinterest board for more ideas.

How do I book?

To book a session you simply have to sign the contract and make the non-refundable initial payment. This can be easily taken care of through secure online forms.

How would you describe your style?

I have a bright, warm, & colorful style similar to the look of some of my favorite film stocks, I might even shoot some film. I can even shoot all film if you want! I love to capture real emotions & fun moments.

Who has the copyright to the photos?

I retain the copyright to the images but the contract gives you personal usage of the digital images. You will also receive a print release.

When will my photos be done?

Photos from the session are done within 2-3 weeks, but I can usually send you a few sneak peeks sooner!

Meet Your Photographer

Malachi Lewis at Shell Creek Photography with his dog and parrot

Me with my dog Bunji & one of my parrots, Jarli

Hey! I’m Malachi the owner & photographer behind Shell Creek Photography. I am more than just a photographer that takes great photos in beautiful places. I truly live for adventure. The longer the climb & the harder the hike, the better! I am out hiking in my home state of Colorado almost every day, exploring new places. I travel often & I’d love to create some amazing photos for you!



Adventure sessions can be more than just photos! We can plan out some fun things to do & explore all sorts of places.