Gift Certificates

Gift certificates are available for one-hour portrait sessions.....perfect for special occasions or everyday gift-giving! The cost is $245 and includes a one-hour shoot and a $100 studio credit toward purchase. 

Performing Arts Photography

Have a live performance coming up?  I would love to talk with you about capturing your theater or performing arts event. Please contact me so we can discuss details and pricing.

To Schedule

For more information or to schedule a portrait session or event:

Phone or Text: 805.264.2771


​​​Portrait Session Info & Pricing

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Portrait sessions are available on the beautiful Central Coast for any occasion including:

  • Family portraits
  • Individual portraits for children, teens, and adults
  • Senior portraits (click here for details)
  • Couples and engagement portraits
  • Headshots and audition portraits

How It Works

Portrait sessions last one hour and can be done at an outdoor location of your choice in the San Luis Obispo or Five Cities area. 

When you schedule your session, I'll talk with you about your ideas, hopes, and expectations, so that together we can create images that reflect your individuality and that you will enjoy for a lifetime. I can provide suggestions for locations and wardrobe to help create the best possible images.

During your session, I'll take lots of shots and will guide you with posing and facial expressions. After the session, I'll hand-select the best images to edit and finalize for your proofing gallery. 1-2 weeks after your session, you'll have access to your private online gallery for viewing and selecting your portraits.  A typical one-hour portrait session results in 20-30 final images to choose from.



The fee for your one-hour portrait session is $245 which includes:

  • A phone, text, or email-based consultation before your shoot
  • One hour of shooting at an outdoor location for up to five people
  • 20-30 artistically-edited final images in your online gallery to choose from
  • $100 studio credit toward any purchase
  • A la carte ordering: you purchase the images and products you want (see prices below)


5x7 print: $24.00
8x10 print: $30.00

8x12 print: $36.00
11x14 print: $46.00

12x18 print: $60.00

16x20 print: $90.00

Larger sizes and mounted prints available upon request

Digital Images

Full-resolution image file: $50.00

All digital images from your gallery (one-hour portrait sessions only): $450.00

Larger Groups, Longer Sessions, and Out of Town Locations

For groups of more than five people, longer sessions, locations beyond San Luis Obispo/Five Cities, or any other special requests, please contact me for pricing.  

​​​​​​​​​​​Canvases $140 and Up

  • Unframed for a clean, contemporary look
  • 1.25" deep
  • Full-finished backing with attached hanging hardware

Photo Books $425

  • 10"x10" with hard cover
  • Eighteen lay-flat board-style pages with lustre finish
  • 16-28 of your favorite images in a custom layout that I will design for you
  • Linen cover in your choice of 12 colors
  • Your choice of small, medium, or large cameo cutout featuring the cover image of your choice

Ordering Sessions

Want to meet in person to go through your proofing gallery, take a look at sample products, and put your order together? I'm happy to meet with you at no additional charge. Just let me know and we'll arrange a convenient time to get together.

Tracy Waitkus Photography 805.264.2771

​Avila Beach, California

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