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We will start with a pre-session consation over coffee, this is the perfect time for us to get to know one another & define goals, poses, and ideas for your pictures. We can discuss your insecurities (if any), answer questions, plan outfits & more during this relaxing time. GET EXCITED: At your consult, we’ll also schedule your Photo Premier Dinner! {Need hair & make-up? I work with the best & am glad to make those appointments for you *these artists have their own separate fees!}


It’s time to make magic! We’ll arrive at your session location and I’ll look through your outfits to plan the route of our time together. If your session includes multiple locations, I’ll decide where we will be for each outfit. If we didn’t style your outfits at our consultation, we can do it now (it’s better to bring too much than too little), I’ll help you choose which accessories to use with which outfit. {Ladies: ask me about having my fave hair stylist join us during your session, to change your hair between outfits!}

While we work together, you’ll get to experience my totally confident direction and posing techniques. This is the easiest part! As you listen and follow my simple instructions, you get to go along for the ride, while I create your gorgeous portraits. We’ll laugh, listen to music, make each other feel like approximately $1,000,000,000 & the end result will be FABULOUS pictures. Sounds good, right? 


One week after your shoot, I’ll need your guest list from you for your PHOTO PREMIER DINNER, because I’ll be sending out invites to your nearest and dearest. *up to 10 people is a generally good number


3 weeks after your photo session, it will FINALLY be time for your PHOTO PREMIER DINNER. I’ve already made our reservations, so just show up to your favorite restaurant, surrounded by your favorite people, and let’s obsess over your stunning images! Oh yeah, & YOUR dinner (up to $45) is included in THE EXPERIENCE price. It’s time to eat/drink/be merry, so let’s get to it – all while: 
We have a blast watching your photo session teaser video. 
Then: We’ll watch the slide show of the photos from our shoot! Your beautiful pictures have been expertly, edited and retouched
– sit back, enjoy, and be amazed. You deserve it, after all! *These are the same photos that will come on your USB flash drive! And after that: 10, 5x7 prints of your most gorgeous shots will be presented to you in a pretty keepsake box. Pass them around & bask in the awesome feeling of being CELEBRATED. 

Inside your box, you will also find a USB flash drive that will contain all of your session teaser video PLUS your photos. THE EXPERIENCE price is based on how many photos are on your flash drive. Please note: Photos on the flash drive will include a PDF letter, granting you printing permissions for those images. 

15 Photos - $750
30 Photos - $1350
50 Photos - $2000


Email me with the number of photos you’d like on your flash drive & let me know which days work best for you, for our photo session. I do photo sessions, have consultations, and schedule Photo Premier Dinners on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Please BOOK early!! I only have those 3 days available weekly, and due to demand, I stay booked up. Once we settle on a date, I'll send you my contract & your first payment will be due.


I gladly accept payment plans. You can choose to pay in full at booking and receive a 10% discount, or you can make 2, 3, or 4 equal payments toward your package total *All payments must be received 2 weeks BEFORE your Photo Premier Dinner! 


 Up to 4 of your friends can join in on THE EXPERIENCE! Keep in mind, all aspects will be split between however many of you that there are (all will be featured in the video, prints will be split between each of you & will come in an envelope instead of box, and you’ll be splitting the number of digital photos received.) For more details/questions on this, just ask!

YES! THE EXPERIENCE is for Boudoir sessions too! You may want your premier dinner to be a more intimate gathering ;-) totally up to you! Boudoir sessions take place at a beautiful B&B in Hot Springs. If seeking a more modern look, we can shoot at a hotel (additional fees may apply).

YES! THE EXPERIENCE is for family photos too! Add $100 for families of more than 8 or extended families.

PSST...Within 6 months following your session, you'll receive a surprise in the mail. TRUST ME, it'll be something you WANT! 
Gift value $50+

Not interested in the incredible experience detailed above? Just need headshots for your business card or website? Or maybe you're not from the Central Arkansas area? 

I have an option just for you!


I can answer all of your questions via email & once we settle on a date, you'll sign my contract & pay my $100 booking fee (add $50 for families of more than 8 people or extended families). 

Sessions last approximate 30-60 minutes, during which you'll receive all the guidance and direction you'll need to look incredible in your photos! I make it fun, engaging, and as quick/painless as possible. 

In about 3 weeks after your session, you'll receive a link to an online gallery. This gallery is active for a STRICT 48 hours only. In that time frame you'll purchase any photos you'd like. You may purchase photos as prints or as high-resolution digital download. Pricing is as follows: 

High-Res, edited/retouched, Digital Download with Printing Rights
$40/per photo
*Take $100 off when you spend $500+ 
*Take $200 off when you spend $1000+

Set of 4 wallets...$5
8x10...$30 {add $80 for canvas}
11x14...$45 {add $100 for canvas}
16x20...$100 {add $100 for canvas}
16x24...$125 {add $100 for canvas}
*Take $100 off when you spend $500+ 
*Take $200 off when you spend $1000+ 

No Frills Option & The Experience Terms: 

  • All info on this page is © Mary Buffington (pricing structure, verbiage, details are NOT allowed to be copied/used)
  • No consultation or session of any kind is considered booked, until the contract is signed & payment has been made
  • Sales tax may apply to pricing
  • Travel fees may apply to locations beyond Hot Springs & Hot Springs Village
  • Due to the custom nature of photographic art, there are no refunds
  • Mary Buffington reserves the right to refuse service


Elopement coverage starts at $400 & Wedding coverage starts at $925,
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