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Portrait Investment

Welcome to Summerland Photography’s blog. I’m so glad you stopped by.

I hope you’ve had a chance to view my work, because after all you wouldn’t get married without seeing your spouse first, right? Hiring a photographer is also a very personal decision, and you should make sure we’re the right fit! So head on over here to see if it’s true love or just a passing fancy.

Summerland Portfolio

At Summerland Photography I make it my priority to capture artistic, visually stunning shots, no matter what the assignment.

I’m based out of Othello, Wash. and my newly constructed studio is located on a 30-acre working farm. This central location allows me to proudly serve the entire Columbia Basin and most of Eastern Washington including Richland, Pasco, Kennewick, Hermiston, Prosser, Sunnyside, Moses Lake, Ephrata, Yakima, Walla Walla, and Spokane. I’m also available for travel throughout the Pacific Northwest.

I have almost twenty years of professional photography experience and I am an internationally recognized, published, award-winning photojournalist.  I was named the 2012 Child Photographer of the Year by the National Association of Professional Child Photographers. I will bring that expertise to every photo shoot, ensuring only the best for your needs. Please call or e-mail me to learn more. I can’t wait to meet you!

Sandy Summers Russell
(509) 989-2265


The Summerland Photography experience is designed to capture a collection of portraits which document a special and quickly changing time in your life. We offer portrait sessions for newborns, maternity, children, families, and high school seniors.

Sessions are scheduled with enough time to really focus on everyone’s unique personality. The result is a wonderful variety of candid images and artistic portraits perfect for keepsake albums, printed coffee table books, and wall collections.

The session fee covers the time and talent of the photographer for your custom photography session as well as the editing of each image in preparation of your final gallery, your pre-session consultation, and in-person ordering session.

Our session fees starts at $200 and does not include prints, products, and digital files; these must be purchased separately. Print, product, and digital file collections begin at $495. The session fee is due within five days of booking your photography session or your date will be released. To receive detailed information regarding our session fees, print and product prices, and portrait collections please contact us directly though the contact section on our blog or website.

Sessions are available Sunday through Friday. We recommend you schedule your session at least four weeks in advance. The earlier you schedule, the better chance you will book the date you want. Weekends book up much faster than week days.

For newborn photography most clients book their newborn session early in their second trimester to ensure their baby will be photographed within ten days of birth.

All session fees are non-refundable but may be applied to a future session if a reschedule is needed when 48 hours advance notice is given. We understand that children sometimes get sick and are happy to reschedule your session due to illness.

Finished portraits and products must be paid at the time of your order. While I will make every effort to ensure your complete happiness and satisfaction with your portraits, due to the unique nature of custom portraiture, all sales are final.

Rates are subject to Washington State and local sales tax. Rates may be changed at any time and without notice.