Tracy Waitkus Photography

Avila Beach, California

805.264.2771 |

Copyright © Tracy Waitkus Photography. All rights reserved.


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.

Larger Groups, Longer Sessions, Multiple Locations and Out of Town Locations
For groups of more than five people, longer sessions, adding a second location, locations beyond San Luis Obispo/Five Cities, or any other special requests, please contact me for pricing.  

Gift Certificates

Portrait session gift certificates are available.....perfect for special occasions or everyday gift-giving! The cost is $190 for the portrait session, and you can optionally add any amount to cover or partially cover the purchase of a portrait Collection.

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


san luis obispo portrait photographer

​​​​​​​​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 and graduation portraits (click here for details)
  • Couples and engagement portraits
  • Headshots and audition portraits

How It Works

My portrait sessions typically last 1-2 hours 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. You'll also receive my Portrait Session Planning Guide which contains information and tips to help you choose your wardrobe, your location, and more. 

During your session, I'll take lots of shots and will guide you with posing and 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 receive access to your private online gallery for viewing and selecting your portraits. A typical portrait session results in 30-50 final images.


Session Fee

The fee for your portrait session is $190 which includes:

  • Pre-session consultation via email or text
  • Access to my Portrait Session Planning Guide and Locations Gallery 
  • A 1-2 hour shoot for up to 5 people at one location in San Luis Obispo or the Five Cities area
  • 30-50 artistically-edited final images in your private online gallery which will be available for 2 weeks

Please note that your session fee does not include digital images, prints, or other products. 


Once you receive access to your proofing gallery you will decide which Collection you would like to purchase. I offer three different Collections to provide a range of options.

Digital Collection $450

Your Digital Collection includes:

  • Download of all final images in your proofing gallery in high resolution format with print release
  • A set of 3 mini accordion books containing 10 of your favorite images

Ultimate Collection $1095 + Sales Tax & Shipping

Your Ultimate Collection includes:

  • Download of all final images in your proofing gallery in high resolution format with print release
  • A set of 3 mini accordion books containing 10 of your favorite images
  • One 12x18 canvas
  • One 10"x10" linen photo book with 18 pages of your favorite images in a custom layout

Custom Collection $350 Minimum Purchase
Select your own combination of digital images, prints, canvases, and photo books. Sales tax and shipping fees will be added as applicable. Prices are as follows:


5x7 print: $26.00
8x10 print: $32.00

8x12 print: $36.00
11x14 print: $48.00

12x18 print: $64.00

Larger sizes available upon request

Digital Images

$70.00 each


12x18 canvas: $160.00

16x24 canvas: $200.00

20x30 canvas: $260.00

24x36 canvas: $300.00

10"x10" Linen Photo Books (18 pages)